Basketball coach to participate in FOX Sports Arizona’s ‘Twitter Takeover’

Twitter takeover

Northern Arizona University head men’s basketball coach Jack Murphy will take over FOX Sports Arizona’s Twitter feed this afternoon to promote NAU basketball to the network’s 20,000-plus Twitter followers.

Beginning at 4 p.m. today, Murphy will participate in the network’s “Twitter Takeover” via @FOXSPORTSAZ to chat with fans about the upcoming season and talk about any other topic the Twitterverse may have for him.

The hashtag for this “Twitter Takeover” is #NAUtakeover; fans also can direct their questions to Murphy by tweeting @FOXSPORTSAZ.

The Twitter event is part of the team’s Phoenix media tour on Tuesday that includes Murphy and senior guard Michael Dunn (@Michael_Dunn2).

The two are scheduled for KDUS 1060’s “The Bertrand Berry Show” at 1:15 p.m. (listen live) and EXTRA 910’s “Bickley and MJ” at 5:15 p.m. (listen live). They also will be available at the new Phoenix Biomedical Campus to promote the Lumberjack basketball program at 2:30 p.m.

Murphy (@NAUCoachMurphy) is beginning his first year as the NAU basketball coach (@NAUBasketball) after spending the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Memphis under Josh Pastner. Prior to that, he spent three years with the Denver Nuggets and eight seasons with the University of Arizona basketball program in a myriad of duties including director of operations, video coordinator, recruiting coordinator, administrative assistant and team manager.

NAU opened the Murphy era this past weekend with an 81-60 exhibition win over Haskell.