Familiar face: Former Phoenix coach Bennett will advise Wardle

A well-known former Phoenix hoops coach will advise current coach Brian Wardle this season, part of the follow-up into allegations of player mistreatment that surfaced earlier this year. Dick Bennett, former UW-Green Bay and Wisconsin coach, will spend time with Wardle in an adviser role, talking and listening periodically throughout the course of the season, Bennett told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I’m very impressed with his maturity and commitment to that program,” Bennett said. “I’m one who knows what it is like to get in trouble for your passion. I understand mistakes that are made out of passion, and I think they’re always forgivable.” Full story.