Greenwood native Stacey Palmore waits for the perfect opportunity to become a head college basketball coach.
For the meantime, he continues to work as an assistant at Georgia as the Bulldogs prepare to host Vermont at 8 today (ESPNU) in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The Bulldogs' bid for the NCAA's evaporated after losing in Saturday's Southeastern Conference tournament semifinals against eventual runner-up, Kentucky.

"Using (the NIT) as a springboard for next season is what I think is a good way to look at it," Palmore said Tuesday. "We only lose one player (Deonte' Williams), and he's more of a big-time defender than a big-time scorer. Anytime you get to postseason play, it's positive. Hopefully, we can take it one game at a time and get to New York (site of the NIT Final Four)."
Palmore, a month after Georgia hired Mark Fox as its head coach in 2009, left his assistant's job at Virginia Tech to be a Bulldogs assistant.
A 1987 Greenwood High School graduate, Palmore also was once an assistant at the College of Charleston, Lander and Erskine. While attending Livingstone, he played both basketball and golf.