Former Indiana basketball coach Mike Davis admitted he wasn’t sure what to expect Monday night.
Yes, he spent six years as the Indiana basketball coach from 2000-06 and led the Hoosiers to a co-Big Ten title and to the national championship game in 2002. But he also had his share of low moments, too.
More than eight years later, he returned Monday night as the head coach of the Texas Southern Tigers to play Tom Crean’s Hoosiers in Assembly Hall. Indiana won 83-64, but the IU faithful gave Davis an emotional, standing ovation when he was introduced before the game.
A couple of hours after the game had ended, Davis gave AllHoosiers.com site publisher Terry Hutchens an exclusive one-on-one interview in the lobby of the Texas Southern team hotel. He talked about what the night meant, his feelings on returning to Bloomington and what he thinks about when he looks back on his six years as the IU head coach.
The entire interview, which lasted over 9 minutes, is below. AllHoosiers.com videographer Sarah Beeson recorded the interview.
Video: Staff Analysis from 83-64 victory
Photo Gallery: Davis Returns to IU