Pimm's former UCSB staffers to meet in Sweet 16

Surprised Ben Howland and Jamie Dixon will be hooking up in the Sweet 16? Former UCSB coach Jerry Pimm isn't -- he had both of them on his staff in the early '90s, writes Andy Katz.

Originally Published: March 21, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Jerry Pimm won't be in San Jose on Thursday. He can't be. He doesn't want to be. He says it's too hard to choose.

The former UC Santa Barbara coach, who had both Ben Howland and Jamie Dixon on his staff in 1991-92, will wait until Saturday, when he can cheer for just one.

Picking UCLA or Pitt is too painful for Pimm. He's invested in both head coaches.

Pimm is the man who made the perm look cool amid the buzz of the Thunderdome, the home of the Gauchos for those classic Big West late-night ...

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