Just a few days after watching a coach who led Tennessee within a shot of the Elite 8 walk out the door for the California job, Tennessee basketball has apparently narrowed its search. One of the primary targets according to many reports? Louisiana Techís Michael White. If Tennessee fans were unhappy with Cuonzo Martinís work for the Vols, Iím not sure this hire will fulfill the wishes for a ďsexyĒ name or an exciting hire like Bruce Pearl.
Michael White does have some SEC experience, having played at Ole Miss as well as working for the Rebels as an assistant before being hired by Louisiana Tech. White has been successful at La Tech, putting up a 74-31 record. 56 of those wins have come in the last 2 seasons.
According to sources who have talked to CBSSports.com, the Vols had their sights set on some more A-list coaches, but the attractiveness of the Tennessee job is apparently not high enough to lead to many bites.
"... at least one potential candidate expressed no interest only because Tennesseeís roster is in bad shape given that the Vols are losing four of their top five players from a Sweet 16 team.Ēhttp://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/tennessee-basketball-coaching-search-turns-to-michael-white