The veteran college coach also coached the girls at Archbishop Carroll High School.
Former Inter-AC Player of the Year Kyle Griffin joins the staff of new coach Ashley Howard.
Villanova's Jalen Brunson and Temple's Tanaya Atkinson are Big Five players of the year.
The former Villanova assistant has the local connections to hit the ground running.
Howard heads for 20th and Olney after winning national title as top Villanova assistant
Villanova assistant Ashley Howard and ESPN analyst Tim Legler are believed to be top candidates.
Each proudly says of the other, "That's my cousin." Bridges remembers watching Garland hit the "Southwest Philly Floater" in 2013. Now Garland roots for Bridges.
There are plenty of very interesting candidates to take over at La Salle, including Tim Legler.
John Giannini's coaching tenure will likely be remembered most for La Salle's trip to the Sweet 16 in 2013. But the Explorers have gone just 69-88 since.
La Salle's season ended on a cold-shooting night in a loss to Massachusetts.
The Atlantic 10 Tournament begins on Wednesday in Washington.
The Rams finished first in the conference in the regular season and are the team to beat in the tournament.
Seniors James Demery and Shavar Newkirk led the Hawks over La Salle for their sixth win in their final seven games.