A former Tech assistant will be on the TCU bench

TCU special assistant Tom Herrion was a Georgia Tech assistant coach for the past two years. (TCU Athletics)

A year ago, Tom Herrion was trying to help Georgia Tech win the NIT. Thursday night, the former Yellow Jackets assistant coach, now an assistant on the TCU staff, will be doing his best to prevent it.

Tech and TCU will meet Thursday night for the NIT championship in Madison Square Garden. No one in the arena (or in the world, for that matter) will be more familiar with both teams than Herrion, who served for two years as an assistant coach to Brian Gregory before the staff was cleaned out upon Gregory’s dismissal.

“It’s kind of odd, to be honest with you,” Herrion told the AJC Tuesday night after the Horned Frogs beat UCF to reach the final.

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