UW basketball fans should prepare for the long haul | Larry Stone

Mike Hopkins, right, Washington’s new NCAA college basketball head coach, talks with guard David Crisp on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Seattle. Hopkins, a longtime Syracuse assistant coach, replaces Lorenzo Romar. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Mike Hopkins, Washington's new NCAA college basketball head coach, talks with guard David Crisp on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / AP)

With several players, including top recruit Michael Porter Jr. leaving, the UW men’s basketball team likely will need a long, slow grind under Mike Hopkins to get the program turned around.

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