Smart: Thornton’s New Role ‘Hard for him’
Coach Keith Smart asked his leading scorer last season, Marcus Thornton, to go from a starter to a reserve.
Thornton has struggled to adjust to the role, while Smart has tried to figure out the best way to work Thornton into games.
“It’s still hard for him,” Smart said. “I give him 100 percent credit because the young man has done everything I’ve wanted him to do, and I know it’s hard for him. But I have to look at what can be best for our basketball team going forward.”