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Ole Miss Basketball Coaching Search
« on: February 12, 2018, 06:25:37 pm »

Hugh Kellenberger‏Verified account @HKellenbergerCL

Our initial hot board for Ole Miss' coaching search.


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As Ole Miss begins its first basketball coaching search since Andy Kennedy was hired in 2006, the job has changed.

The Pavilion gives Ole Miss one of the better arenas in the SEC to recruit to, and the Tuohy Center is a top-notch practice facility. The SEC Network provides exposure, and the league has improved significantly during Kennedy's 12-year tenure.

Still, there are challenges to the Ole Miss job, and without any sort of defined coaching tree, athletic director Ross Bjork could look in a multitude of directions for the Rebels' next head coach.

These are realistic candidates, and this list will be updated throughout the coaching search to reflect the most relevant and recent information available.

Kermit Davis, Middle Tennessee

Why Ole Miss would be interested: Davis is a coach's coach ó
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Re: Ole Miss Basketball Coaching Search
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 06:52:42 pm »

Kevin Brockway
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Kevin Brockway Retweeted Gary Parrish

Will be interesting to see if during off-season Ole Miss will ask Florida permission to speak with Mike White, an Ole Miss alum.
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Re: Ole Miss Basketball Coaching Search
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 06:31:58 pm »

Kevin Brockway
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4h4 hours ago

Kevin Brockway Retweeted Gary Parrish

Will be interesting to see if during off-season Ole Miss will ask Florida permission to speak with Mike White, an Ole Miss alum.


Michael Carvell
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Gators basketball coach Mike White says he has Ďno interest at allí in Ole Miss job
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Re: Ole Miss Basketball Coaching Search
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 05:44:14 am »

Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Report: Kermit Davis interested in Ole Miss job, would accept offer


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Davis, who has been the coach of the Blue Raiders since 2002, has turned the program into a mid-major power, making the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons and will likely be dancing in March this year as well. The Blue Raiders sit at 17-5 (9-1 Conference USA) on the season. Davisí team served up one of the most memorable moments of the 2016 NCAA Tournament when, as a No. 15 seed, they upset No. 2 seed Michigan State in the first round. During his time at Middle Tennessee, Davis has an overall record of 332-187 and has led the Blue Raiders to the NCAA Tournament three different times.

Davis has roots in the state, growing up with his father serving as the basketball coach at Mississippi State. He would later go on to play guard for the Bulldogs from 1980-82 and would join the staff as a graduate assistant in 1983, his first job in coaching.
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Re: Ole Miss Basketball Coaching Search
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 06:39:44 pm »

I was driving through Mississippi today and caught part of a sports radio show when they were discussing the Ole Miss job.  The reporter they were talking to listed Kermit Davis, Rick Stansbury, and Buzz Williams as possibilities.
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