RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - VCU officially introduced Will Wade as the the next head coach of the men's basketball team at a press conference on Wednesday.
The press conference was held at the Siegel Center and was open to the public. Fans filled in early, and the press conference felt more like a basketball game as the band played and fans cheered for Coach Wade.
VCU Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin said interest in the job was "overwhelming and humbling," but keeping it in the VCU family was important.
VCU President Michael Rao called Wade "the ideal leader for our men's basketball team...he will be an excellent representative for our entire university."
"We want to set records on the court, and we want to set records off the court," said Coach Wade. "Just so you all know, Havoc still lives here."