Bill Murray showed up unexpectedly in Logan on Saturday, but it wasn't to peddle a new movie or pop into a random frat party.
It was to watch the La Salle Explorers fall to the Rhode Island Rams at the Tom Gola Arena yesterday afternoon, 59-56
Murray's son, Luke Murray, is an assistant coach on Rhode Island's basketball squad. Murray joined Rhode Island's coaching ranks back in 2013 after stints at Towson and Wagner College.
In 2012, Murray told the Baltimore Sun his father would drop him at the ABCD high school basketball camp in Teaneck, N.J., which was a prime draw for basketball recruiters and pros from 1993-2006. He made up his mind in high school to become a college coach, and worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Arizona while working on his master's degree in educational psychology.
So what does Bill Murray, who himself is a big sports fan with investments in a number of minor-league baseball teams (and a member of the Sally League Hall of Fame), think of his son's career?
"He saw it as a phase, not a future profession," Luke Murray told the Providence Journal, "but I never gave it up. At this point he couldn't be happier with it."
During a 2012 game at between Rhode Island and Fordham, Murray briefly talked with an sideline reporter about Luke's career, noting wryly, "You know, he can pay his own bills and everything; that's really exciting. But he's good at what he does."