The Annual Coach Firings/Brett Reed Thread

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  • #26132

    lehigh90
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    The firings are coming at a fast pace. The following are either open already, or may be open this offseason:

    UNLV
    Rutgers
    Illinois
    Minnesota
    Boston College
    Georgia Tech
    Central Florida
    Tulane
    San Francisco
    TCU
    Wisconsin-Milw
    Oklahoma St
    Stanford
    UCLA
    Missouri
    Memphis
    Vanderbilt
    Kansas State

    Others are sure to be added. I think Danny Hurley would certainly be a leading candidate at Rutgers. Other hot commodities would be Brad Underwood (Stephen F. Austin) and maybe Bryce Drew (Valpo).

    I think Brett Reed is probably not a candidate for any of these, but could sneak into the conversation somewhere. He would probably want to be here next year, when team looks to be very strong, then maybe exit with Kempton. If they make NCAA next year, and he stays at Lehigh, he may be a lifer here, which is not a terrible thing.

    #26133

    lehigh90
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    Few more that I neglected, and some of these would be more in line with a Reed move, in my opinion.

    La Salle – John Giannini struggled lately
    DePaul – Dave Leitao poor basketball coach
    St Louis – couple of really bad seasons
    Drexel – OPEN, and would be a logical spot
    Marist – interviewed there before, team still terrible
    Brown – Ivy step up?
    Cornell – 5-6 down years
    Wash State – relatively new coach, still awful (could Logie get a look?)

    #26136
    Bison137
    Bison137
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    St. Louis would be a really good job to land. Plenty of resources, great arena,and the only basketball team in a major city with no NBA team. Jim Crews, who never should have been given the job, messed it up but it can again be a very good program.

    LaSalle is a definite possibility but not as good a job. Tough to win there. Of course a number of jobs will open up over the next six weeks as coaches move up to the power conference jobs. I imagine Reed will be on someone’s list for some of those.

    #26138
    jimk72
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    Funny you should bring this up 90. I had just checked out the Whitworth College basketball team site. They’ve done pretty well the last 5 years. 126-20. Not too shabby. Some young coach named Logie. If Dr. Reed would move on, he’d be a great option. Just hope someone doesn’t steal him sooner.

    #26139

    lehigh90
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    I think Logie would be on speed dial and almost an automatic hire. Although, I’m sure they would interview Antoni Wyche and Kyle Neptune.

    #26146
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
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    Doubt Reed is looking or highly desirable right now. Would be odd to leave before TK and AP’s senior years.

    The highly speculative coaching rumors site Hoopdirt did have this tidbit on Drexel last week that could potentially include Reed in its vague category:

    Drexel: Parker Executive Search is running this one and I’ve heard that they plan on bringing guys in over the next few days. There are a bunch of names floating around and they are all coaches from great academic schools. In addition to a few high major assistants, there are a some high academic DI head coaches on the list. (hoopdirt.com)

    Agree with all that Logie would be the logical choice (fastest D3 coach ever to 100 wins) if and when Reed does leave. Wyche and Neptune as mentioned above are other names. I’d add Mitch Gilfillan to any short list as well. Logie has been outstanding in the regular season, but he has not had much success in the tournament – especially considering where his teams have been ranked going in. Interested to watch that over the coming years.

    #26147

    lehigh90
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    An under the radar name that I like for a bigger school in Steve Pikiell at Stony Brook. 20 wins in 6 of the last 7 years and 1st or 2nd in league 6 of 7 years. Finally, broke through and made NCAA this year. If they make any noise, and I think they could, he might be a hot commodity.

    #26148

    lfnadmin
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    I loved Stony Brook to make noise but they got an awful matchup in Kentucky. If they played Arizona I’d have taken them to the Sweet 16 in all of my brackets.

    #26149

    lehigh90
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    That is an awful matchup, didn’t realize they drew Kentucky.

    Albany coach has had a pretty nice run in the same conference. Don’t hear his name much in job rumors.

    #26150

    lehigh90
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    Hurley pulls name from consideration at Rutgers. Wow, that is saying something. You turn down big money at Big 10 to stay in A-10 at a lesser A-10 school. And, all you need to do to recruit is drive to see your dad.

    Sounds like search has moved on to Pikiell and GW coach (Lonergan) and perhaps Kevin Boyle in the mix.

    #26151

    lehigh90
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    Apparently, Doug Overton is a leading candidate at Drexel. His son will be playing for the Dragons next year, after transferring from Wake Forest.

    #26152

    TMH
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    A little bit off topic but as we speak of the roller coaster of coaching changes, there are already 64 players who have declared that they are transferring.

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/14390188/midseason-transfer-list

    #26223

    lehigh90
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    In surprising move Jamie Dixon leaves Pitt and goes back to his alma mater, TCU.

    Also, apparently Zach Spiker and Matt Langel on the short list for Cornell.

    #26224
    jimk72
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    And somebody on the Bucknell site says Dr. Brett may be on the Drexel list. I couldn’t find any confirmation on this, but to me that wouldn’t make much sense on his end. At least not this year.

    #26225

    lehigh90
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    Couple places say Reed candidate at Drexel.

    Forgot to mention, Pikiell to Rutgers.

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