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C.J. McCollum
Q&A with Loyola coach G.G. Smith
Q&A with Loyola coach G.G. Smith

The differences between G.G. Smith and Jimmy Patsos are too numerous to list. Those dissimilarities, Smith says, are what made their working relationship so strong. But now that Smith has taken over as Loyola’s men’s basketball coach, and Patsos has settled in at Siena, some things will inevitably change this year at Reitz Arena. For starters, Smith had to hire three new assistant coaches after Greg Manning and Luke D’Alessio followed Patsos to upstate New York. Then there was the matter of recruiting an entirely new 2013 class after forward Lavon Long (Oakland Mills) and point guard Marquis Wright (North Point) were released from their letters of intent and later...