How quirky is UW coach Mike Hopkins? Let his players tell you

Washington Head Coach Mike Hopkins smiles as he talks with Assistant Coach Cameron Dollar as the Huskies practice the day before they play Utah State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio Thursday March 21, 2019. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
Washington Head Coach Mike Hopkins smiles as he talks with Assistant Coach Cameron Dollar as the Huskies practice the day before they play Utah State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio Thursday March 21, 2019. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

The second year coach is as likely to plant a kiss on a player's forehead as he is to punt a basketball. It's a strange approach, but it's working.

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