Men’s basketball coach Dick Whitmore retired in 2011 but will now return briefly to the sidelines this winter. The 71-year-old coaching legend was appointed Feb. 11 as interim men’s basketball coach at Thomas College in Waterville after the sudden departure of coach Darrell “Texas” Alexander. Whitmore has been teaching for three years at Thomas College in the sport management program, and he expressed his willingness to help the college during this “complex and difficult situation.”