Texas Tech Basketball: Pinkins Returns as Assistant Coach; McCullar Signs with Agent

A coach returns.

Mark Adams announced that Al Pinkins would return as an assistant coach for Texas Tech. Pinkins was an assistant at Texas Tech from 2016 through 2018 where he left to then be an assistant coach at Florida. Florida recently terminated Mike White, or maybe it was a mutual situation where he left and is now the head coach at Georgia, and Florida hired Todd Golden.

“My family and I are looking forward to returning to the wonderful community and fanbase in Lubbock,” Pinkins said. “Coach Adams embraces the grind of college basketball and everything that comes with it. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Coach Adams and the rest of the staff. I can’t wait to get going.”

“I’m excited about the opportunity to have Coach Pinkins return to our staff,” Adams added. “He is a veteran coach who has done a great job everywhere he’s been. He does an incredible job working with the players to develop their game and is one of the best recruiters in the nation. We are lucky to have Al coming back to Texas Tech.”

Kennan Evans was very excited about Pinkins’ return.

I think that Pinkins is largely associated with the development of guards, so from a development and just being a better team, this is likely very much a positive.

Kevin McCullar also recently signed with an agent.

I don’t think this means that he’s absolutely going to go on to the NBA, but it is trending that way. I’d also mention that this doesn’t prohibit him from returning, but I also think that the signing of D’Maurian Williams (6-5/195) and the staff recruiting Tyreke Key (6-3/205) from Indiana State is an indication that the staff is definitely preparing for his departure. This is only one person’s opinion, but CBS Sports’ Kyle Boone has his big board with the top 60 players and has McCullar at 57.


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