Paul Weir has ideas. And not just about hoops.
The 39-year-old Weir, entering his second season as the University of New Mexico men’s basketball, approached the Board of Regents Finance and Facilities committee on Tuesday with a design plan.
Actually, after sending a litany of emails to various administrators with nobody answering his questions, Weir went to the regents to essentially ask for their “blessing” to move forward with a piecemeal renovation project that, longterm, would convert 16 of the 40 suites in Dreamstyle Arena — the Pit into office and other usable work spaces for the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Weir’s proposal, an information item not requiring any formal vote or committee action, was just one of several athletics matters addressed in Tuesday’s committee meeting.