UTC's Foster ready for Women's College Basketball Hall of Fame induction

photo Jim Foster, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lady Mocs basketball coach, speaks to supporters shortly after he was named to the post in May.

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New University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's basketball coach Jim Foster drove down the road with avid UTC fan Henry Davenport several years ago when Foster coached at Vanderbilt.

After hearing a commercial on the radio about soft drinks, Foster turned to Davenport -- now deceased -- and asked a question.

"'Which do you prefer: Pepsi or Coke?'" Foster recalled asking. "He looked at me and said, 'I don't know, Jim. I've never thought about that. I'm not going to have an opinion on something that I've never thought about.'"

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