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  • #1 by jbcarol on 18 Sep 2016
  • Dan Wolken ‏@DanWolken

    George Washington has fired basketball coach Mike Lonergan, per person informed of situation.
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    Everybody knows Jimmy Sexton on the college football side of things.

    And he has some basketball clients, too.

    But coaching searches in this sport that annually delivers March Madness typically feature a handful of less-famous agents -- most notably Bret Just and Jordan Bazant. There's also Will Reece and Jason Charney, Dennis Coleman and Jason Belzer, Mark Carmony and Spencer Breecker, Rick Giles and a handful of others. And when I asked Bazant for the biggest change he's noticed over the past decade, his response was a predictable one.

    "It's the amount of people who want to get into the business," answered Bazant, a Vanderbilt graduate who signed his first college basketball coach in 2003. Bazant joined WME earlier this year and now has a list of clients that includes Mississippi State's Ben Howland, North Carolina State's Mark Gottfried, Notre Dame's Mike Brey, Iowa's Fran McCaffery, Rutger's Steve Pikiell, Iowa State's Steve Prohm, Arizona State's Bobby Hurley, Rhode Island's Dan Hurley, Georgia's Mark Fox, Cincinnati's Mick Cronin, Creighton's Greg McDermott and Ben Jacobson.

    According to Bazant, his profession is more crowded than ever. But, everybody agrees, he and the Bret Just are at the top of it in terms of the quality of the clients they represent.
  • #4 by jbcarol on 07 Dec 2016
  • Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN 18h18 hours ago

    Drake coach Ray Giacoletti has resigned after a 1-7 start. Assistant Jeff Rutter is interim.


    Love the Drake
  • #5 by jbcarol on 15 Dec 2016

  • Made "a shot" in that Regional Finals game against Duke in the Spectrum.
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    Former Alabama basketball player and coach Mark Gottfried has been fired at North Carolina State, but will finish out the season, the school announced Thursday.

    Gottfried's dismissal comes a day after the Wolfpack was routed 97-73 at home by arch-rival North Carolina to fall to 3-11 in ACC play. N.C. State is 14-13 overall, and likely to miss the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.

    "Mark and I met today to discuss the future direction of our program," N.C. State athletic director Debbie Yow said. "While it has long been my practice to evaluate the body of work at season's end, in reviewing the overall direction of our program, we believe a change in leadership is necessary moving forward. Our focus now remains on supporting our student-athletes and staff over the final weeks of our season."
  • #8 by jbcarol on 17 Feb 2017

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    Theres also some competition for NC State here, as LSU, Missouri, Washington, Illinois and Arkansas (considered 5050 to open) could also make a run at [Gregg Marshall].
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    It's pronounced: "KAHN-zo"

    Rhymes with Gonzo.

    Mentions of the name seem to be occurring more often as the area's depressing college basketball season nears its final stage, March Sadness. Missouri and Illinois fans should be wishing the whispers of their team potentially making a run at the man turn out to be more than empty chatter. Two once-proud programs in need of an overhaul, and the same coach belongs at the top of both hot boards: Cuonzo Martin.

    If the Tigers and Illini can find a better realistic candidate than California's coach, I'll listen. But my guy checks plenty of boxes.

    He's young yet still improving
  • #11 by jbcarol on 03 Mar 2017
  •  Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 17h17 hours ago

    Austin Peay coach Dave Loos is retiring, sources told ESPN. Has been with the school for 27 seasons, battling cancer this past year.
  • #12 by jbcarol on 08 Mar 2017

  • Recently, Thad and I had a great discussion regarding the future of our Mens Basketball Program, Smith said. Thads record at Ohio State is an outstanding 337-122; a winning percentage of .734. He is the all-time wins leader and owns the record for most games coached at Ohio State. His teams have won five Big Ten titles, and made nine NCAA postseason appearances.  What Thads teams at Ohio State have accomplished both on and off the court is highly commendable.

    While we are not currently where we aspire to be with our performance on the court, Thad understands better than anyone that component has to improve.  I am confident in his leadership to return the program to the winning ways that we have all enjoyed during his 13 year tenure.

    We have had tremendous success with Thad as our basketball coach. His commitment to developing young men in a holistic way and running our program with the highest of integrity continue to be hallmarks of his leadership.
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  •  Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 14h14 hours ago

    UC Santa Barbara has let Bob Williams go, he told ESPN. http://es.pn/2nkhGq2
  • #17 by jbcarol on 10 Mar 2017
  •  Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN

    Miami-Ohio has fired John Cooper, sources told ESPN.

     David Cloninger‏ @DCTheState 3m3 minutes ago

    David Cloninger Retweeted Jeff Goodman

    Former USC assistant.
  • #18 by jbcarol on 11 Mar 2017

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    Cuonzo Martin, California head coach
    Martin has turned Tennessee and California into respectable...

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  •  Matt Jones‏ @KySportsRadio 12h12 hours ago

    Sean Woods Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Assault charge http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/sean-woods-pleads-guilty/


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    The battery charges stem from an incident while coaching Morehead State at the University of Evansville.  Two players accused Woods of abusing them in the locker room at halftime.  Woods was suspended, then resigned a month later.

    The guilty plea will enter Woods into a six-month diversion program.  The charges will be dropped once the program is completed.
  • #22 by jbcarol on 14 Mar 2017
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  •  Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 7h7 hours ago

    South Florida has agreed to a 6-year deal with Brian Gregory, sources told ESPN.
  • #24 by jbcarol on 14 Mar 2017
  •  Adam Zagoria‏ @AdamZagoria 1m1 minute ago

    Coaching Carousel: Brian Gregory to South Florida; Maurice Joseph to Accept Fulltime Job at GW http://www.zagsblog.com/2017/03/14/coaching-carousel-brian-gregory-south-florida-maurice-joseph-accept-fulltime-job-gw/ via @adamzagoria
  • #25 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017
  •  Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 17h17 hours ago

    Indiana just lost to Georgia Tech in the NIT. Season is over - and now the question is whether Tom Crean's tenure in Bloomington also over.
  • #26 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017
  •  Jeff Borzello‏Verified account @jeffborzello 19m19 minutes ago

    California announces that Cuonzo Martin has resigned to take a position at another school.

  • #27 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017
  •  Dave Matter‏Verified account @Dave_Matter 14m14 minutes ago

    Cuonzo Martin stepped down at Cal because of "a rather a strong desire to move closer to home," says Cal AD.

     Dave Matter‏Verified account @Dave_Matter 49m49 minutes ago

    For the record, folks, Cuonzo is pronounced KAHN-zo - not KWAN-zo
  • #28 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017
  •  Jon Wilner‏Verified account @wilnerhotline 6m6 minutes ago

    look at Dykes/Martin hires 3-4 yrs ago: Material ground gained in either sport? 1 bowl in 4, 1 NCAA in 3, both rosters in need of rebuild
  • #29 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017
  •  Jon Wilner‏Verified account @wilnerhotline 19m19 minutes ago

    2 obvious names for Cal fans to chew onl: Randy Bennett and Eric Musselman
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  • #31 by The_Iceman on 15 Mar 2017
  • Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 17h17 hours ago

    Indiana just lost to Georgia Tech in the NIT. Season is over - and now the question is whether Tom Crean's tenure in Bloomington also over.


    Who would be in line to replace Crean...and actually be an improvement?

    Hope for Free Hoiberg, or maybe Billy Donovon? Just not seeing good names out there at the level Indiana wants.
  • #32 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017
  • #33 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017
  • Indiana athletics needs to say something about Tom Crean, one way or the other

    Whatever the decision may be, it's time to make it


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    The season is over. There are no more games left to be played. There is nothing left to be distracted from. Indiana basketball has to say something about Tom Crean's future in Bloomington. Soon. Today. Five minutes ago. Right now.

    That hasn't happened yet. So it might be time to say something.

    These are things you know, it needn't be written into any lede, or anything of the like: Speculation around Tom Crean has been ramping up since February, reaching its fever pitch as the team stumbled through the end of the regular season with a 10th-place finish to show for it. There was a semi-quick Big Ten Tournament exit. There was an NIT something-of-a-beatdown, with condition that they don't have to show their faces in Bloomington to compete. Such speculation, vitriol, anger is showing no signs of quieting down any time soon. The situation at-hand is not one that can be sat through quietly until next year. With three years left on his contract, Indiana University must decide to either commit to Tom Crean with some sort of extension or move on.

    And that decision needs to happen soon. I'm not talking "back of the Bible" soon, but practicably soon. "What are you up to this afternoon?" soon. In a different, far more preferable universe, it would have already happened.

    To do neither sends its own message...

     Not Jerry Tipton‏ @NotJerryTipton 17h17 hours ago

    Waaay too early to be jumping to any conclusions about whether Crean can get the job done at Indiana.  Needs another 10 or 15 years, IMO.
  • #34 by jdlittle on 15 Mar 2017
  • Indiana never recovered from firing Knight and never will be back to that level.   Arkansas did the same thing with Nolan.   Only a few legends.   Coaches now more interested in pr and fundraising.   too many bosses.
  • #35 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017
  •  Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 9m9 minutes ago

    Portland state has parted ways with Tyler Geving, school announces.
  • #36 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017
  •  Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 8h8 hours ago

    To clarify my tweet last night about Quinnipiac paying 800K to a new coach. Told that figure is only for a select number of candidates.
  • #37 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017
  •  Wes Rucker‏ @wesrucker247 31m31 minutes ago

    It always fascinates me that Cuonzo Martin is such a polarizing topic. I get why some question the resume, but sheesh. World-class dude.

     Clay Travis‏Verified account @ClayTravis 2h2 hours ago

    This is so dumb. Cuonzo couldnt recruit and was in the NCAA play-in game with three NBA players.

  • #38 by jbcarol on 15 Mar 2017

  • Definitive stance
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  • #42 by Inhogswetrust on 16 Mar 2017
  • Indiana never recovered from firing Knight and never will be back to that level.   Arkansas did the same thing with Nolan.   Only a few legends.   Coaches now more interested in pr and fundraising.   too many bosses.

    IU has a good history in basketball. They've won 5 titles spread out over many decades. They are like everyone and have to have a good coach but they are the type of program that can attract a good one. I thought Crean would get the job done there to their expectations but so far he's been behind that level. I still think he's a good coach but might need to go elsewhere. IU can get back to the elite level easier than some with the right coach.
  • #43 by holeinthewall on 16 Mar 2017

  • #1 player in the country headed to Missouri and his brother an 18 top player is going to reclassify so Missouri instantly becomes a player in the weak SEC basketball race.
  • #44 by jbcarol on 16 Mar 2017
  • Indiana job is open
  • #45 by jbcarol on 16 Mar 2017

  • Dumb time to ask
  • #46 by jbcarol on 17 Mar 2017
  •  Jon Rothstein‏Verified account @JonRothstein

    BREAKING: NC State is expected to name Kevin Keatts its next head basketball coach by this evening, per multiple sources.
  • #47 by jbcarol on 18 Mar 2017
  •  Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 15h15 hours ago

    Florida A&M has parted ways with Byron Samuels, school announces.
  • #48 by jbcarol on 18 Mar 2017
  •  Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN Mar 16

    Morehead State has promoted interim coach Preston Spradlin, per source. Other finalist was Jeremy Ballard. Replaces Sean Woods.
  • #49 by jbcarol on 18 Mar 2017
  •  Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN Mar 16

    NC Central's LeVelle Moton is the top target at Arkansas State, sources told ESPN. http://es.pn/2mxEXUI
  • #50 by jbcarol on 18 Mar 2017
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