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“I don’t know a person who would not speak extremely highly of him. And I’m saying that is extremely rare in high school and grassroots basketball in Philadelphia.” Not just speaking highly, Noble said — “but would go to bat for him.” At 37, Howard is one of the youngest head coaches in Big Five history, and the first to go directly from assistant coach at one Big Five school to head coach at another since Rollie Massimino in 1973 (Penn to Villanova). Howard went from La Salle’s staff to Drexel under Bruiser Flint to a year at Xavier under Chris Mack to five years with Wright on the Main Line. (La Salle’s president probably didn’t have a problem taking a call from Jay Wright pitching his guy.) Just don’t discount the local knowledge. Howard’s father, Mo, who played in one of the famous games in college basketball history for Maryland against North Carolina State, mentioned a conversation his son just had with La Salle athletic director Bill Bradshaw, the pair already discussing the best place to play Villanova next season to maximize homecourt advantage.“We’ll play it at Belfield,’’ Howard told his new boss, referring to the recreation center around the corner from La Salle.Eric Richardson, 32, of Camden, is accused of stopping two women in 2016 and coercing them to give him their phone numbers.He also allegedly illegally used a law enforcement database to do a background check for a friend.A staff writer with the Inquirer since 1988, Jensen covered college basketball and football beats for 15 years, wrote about soccer from 10 countries on five continents, and was assigned to the Kentucky Derby the year of Smarty Jones.
He won Eclipse Awards for his coverage of Smarty Jones and Barbaro.,’’ Howard said Monday morning after the former top Villanova assistant was introduced as the new head men’s basketball coach at La Salle.“I’ll probably make a right out of the parking lot and then a quick left.” This was no hypothetical, how to get from 20th and Olney to 21st and Godfrey, home to the current top high school powerhouse of Philadelphia basketball.Mike Jensen is a general assignment reporter for the Inquirer and Daily News.Among other assignments, he writes "Off Campus," a regular column on college sports for the Inquirer.Lionel Simmons, maybe the greatest living Explorers player, said he’s known Howard since he was a toddler, toddling around the Sonny Hill League.