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Desmond Mason “I would have given up art to be OSU basketball coach”

Desmond Mason “I would have given up art to be OSU basketball coach”

Desmond Mason joined Dylan and Todd, to discuss his desires for the Oklahoma State coaching job. Mason holds an undeniable passion for the place that started it all for this former Cowboy.

Mason says, “We wanted to build an organization that would be ready to recruit and develop. That’s how you win basketball games.”

Out of respect for Travis Ford, Mason kept his mission under wraps making sure not to step on any toes. Mason was working hard behind the scene preparing to take on the coaching position with a hand picked staff and a solid game plan, ready to extend his legacy, and bring back Cowboy culture.

Mason says, “I don’t care who sits in the seat. I just hope the job is about getting the program that we love back to where we should be.”

Mason played for the OSU Cowboys from 1996-2000, then began his NBA career from 2000-2010. After a successful 10-year run, Mason pursued his passion in the arts, and became a prosperous painter.

Mason says, ” I would have  given up art to be an OSU basketball coach. I wouldn’t give up painting for anything else.”

 

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