Joe Furstinger isn’t walking through that door.
The UNM men’s basketball coaching staff wishes he was.
With Furstinger, the former Lobo forward now carving out a professional career in Macedonia, energy and urgency was never a problem. If anything, the feisty 6-foot-9 Furstinger, who fans liked tagging on social media posts with the #Joementum hashtag for his ability to give his entire team a spark, would sometimes play with too much energy.
Through just four games this season for his 3-1 Lobos, head coach Paul Weir has yet to see his team display the same sort of appreciation for the value of every possession. And, at least against UTEP last Saturday, some frustration was starting to show on the sidelines.