Interesting choice. He’s from that part of the country (believe he’s from Tahoe, IIRC) but he’s been gone a long time. Started at Cal with Jason Kidd but transfered to Kansas and then was with Ol’Roy as an assistant for a long time.
He’s had a good deal of success at UAB and was a name mentioned with several job opening. Stanford isn’t the easiest place in the country to win but it has and can be done…going to need to embrace the academic standards and use the things Stanford has to offer (and they are considerable) to attract the guys he actually can get.