A bittersweet promotion for James

Loyal assistant takes over UT-Martin after coach is suddenly forced to resign

Originally Published: July 23, 2009
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

He has the ultimate résumé stat-stuffer.

He discovered the hidden gem, the kid no one else had heard of, the one who took a small school out of anonymity and into the NIT, and went from high school dropout to NBA draft pick in the process.

What Jason James doesn't have is experience.

But the man credited with discovering Lester Hudson while an assistant coach now is getting that in droves.

In June, long after ...

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