REPORT: Sac State men’s basketball team hiring former Oklahoma assistant coach as next head coach

David Patrick helped lead Arkansas to an elite eight appearance in 2021


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[FILE PHOTO] David Patrick coaching with Oklahoma Sooners in a photo sent by Hornet Athletics Tuesday, April 5th, 2022. Patrick is finalizing a deal to become head coach of Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team per report.

Jordan Latimore

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team is firm on hiring former Oklahoma associate head coach David Patrick to be the program’s next head coach, according to a report from Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.

Before most recently serving on staff with the Sooners this past season, Patrick had previously been a part of coaching trees that included Arkansas, Saint Mary’s, UC Riverside, and even served as a personnel scout for the Houston Rockets.

His hire comes after a season in which the Hornets saw their long-time former head coach Brian Katz retire after the team’s first exhibition game and endured the year with interim head coach Brandon Laird.

Under Laird, the Hornets finished with an 11-18 overall record and 6-14 in conference play.

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Patrick, who helped lead Arkansas to an elite eight just one season ago, will take on what is now going to be a rebuilding Sac State program.