By Jeff Goodman
It's unusual, to say the least, for a coaching change at this point in the season.
However, the first movement on the coaching carousel has occurred with the news that Northern Arizona's long-time head coach Mike Adras resigned on Friday.
Dave Brown, 70, who wasn't even on the coaching staff, will take over on an interim basis. Brown was the former head coach of the women's team and also the head men's coach at Yavapai College.
"I'm baffled," NAU junior point guard Stallon Saldivar told the Arizona Daily Sun on Friday. "We weren't expecting that at all. We were just going through our daily routine and came in and (they) broke the news. We were just speechless. Nobody knew what to do. My jaw dropped."
Adras, 50, steps away with a 193-170 overall record in his 13 years at the helm. He took over the program in 1999 after Ben Howland departed for Pittsburgh.
Northern Arizona is 2-7 this season and will play Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday.