Boston College Basketball: Jim Christian Introductory Press Conference Open Thread

Ethan Miller

A new era of Boston College basketball begins.

The Jim Christian era of Boston College basketball officially gets underway this afternoon. The Eagles new head men's basketball coach will be introduced at an introductory press conference at 3 p.m. today. You can watch the press conference live via bceagles.com/allaccess.

Biographical information via bceagles.com:

Christian, the Mid-American Conference all-time leader in winning percentage, was named the 12th head basketball coach at Boston College on April 3.

Christian spent the last two seasons as head coach at Ohio, leading the Bobcats to a 49-22 record in that time. In his first season at the helm, Ohio went 24-10 and earned a bid to the NIT. This past year, the Bobcats went 25-12 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the College Insider Tournament. His 2012-13 Ohio squad was the regular-season MAC champions (14-2) and he was named the NABC District 14 Coach of the Year.

Christian has coached in the MAC for eight of his 12 years as a head coach. He spent six seasons with Kent State from 2002-08, compiling a record of 138-58 (.704) and leading the Golden Flashes to five postseason appearances. He earned MAC Coach of the Year accolades in 2006 and 2008, both times leading Kent State to the conference title and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Flashes earned NIT berths in each of his first three seasons.

Christian holds the best winning percentage in MAC history (.700) and has reached 20 wins in all eight of his seasons in the conference.

I guess we'll pretend that those four years at TCU never happened.

Leave your thoughts on the press conference below. Hopefully BC has worked out the kinks from Saturday's spring football game and the forecast calls for clear skies (and no winter storm warnings).

Go Eagles!

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