Different, but the same

Shantz opens first practice as Mavs' head coach with similar system to Heaps

New Colorado Mesa men’s basketball coach Andy Shantz gives some instructions to Ryan Stephan on Tuesday, the first day of practice for the Mavs. Shantz, an assistant for the past 10 years, takes over as the head coach from Jim Heaps, who resigned in June.



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New Colorado Mesa men’s basketball coach Andy Shantz gives some instructions to Ryan Stephan on Tuesday, the first day of practice for the Mavs. Shantz, an assistant for the past 10 years, takes over as the head coach from Jim Heaps, who resigned in June.

Something was missing when the Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team began practice Tuesday for the 2013-14 season. For the first time in 22 years, coach Jim Heaps wasn’t on the…




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