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4/21/2014 7:44 PM
Mike White also a candidate at Mizzou.
Along with the usuals;  Howland, Marshall, Mack...
could be interesting to watch these two SEC schools try to persuade someone that they're just not about football.

4/22/2014 10:55 AM
Turned down by Michael White, Tennessee has hired Donnie Tyndall of Southern Mississippi. Tyndall has led So. Miss to two NIT tournaments.  Before that, he was the coach of the Morehead State team that eliminated Louisville in the NCAA tournament
4/22/2014 7:36 PM (edited)
FLorida A&M has a new president and athletic director.  3 days later, Clemon Johnson was fired as basketball coach.  A leading candidate is Tim Fuller, who's under contract as Missouri's interim coach until June30

Western Illinois has hired Billy Wright (Ball St. assistant) Their coach, Jim Molinari, resigned to accept an assitant job at Nebraska

Maine has fired 10-year coach Ted Woodward. 

Names that have been mentioned among fans include UMaine associate head coach Doug Leichner, University of Vermont assistant Chris Markwood and Bryant University associate head coach T.J. Sorrentine.
4/23/2014 10:49 AM

UTEP's Tim Floyd has emerged as a strong candidate for the Missouri opening, a source close to the situation told ESPN.

Floyd, 60, has spent the past four seasons with the Miners and has a team that is expected to compete for the Conference USA title next season. Floyd also spent four seasons at USC and led the Trojans to three NCAA tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 in 2007.

Floyd was also the coach of the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets in the NBA.

ESPN's Andy Katz previously reported that Central Missouri coach Kim Anderson, a Missouri alum, was also in the mix to replace Frank Haith -- who left last week for Tulsa.

4/23/2014 10:54 AM
Among those names being tossed about for the Southern Miss job on Tuesday were Stephen F. Austin head coach Brad Underwood, as well as former Mississippi State head man Rick Stansbury. Also mentioned were a number of top assistants, including Kentucky's Kenny Payne (a Laurel, MS native) and Wichita State's Greg Heiar (a former USM assistant)
4/23/2014 5:22 PM
Marshall has been without a coach for over 40 days. They've been waiting on alum Mike D'Antonio, coach of the Lakers.  But, apparently, he won't be going home to West Virginia.
Two names connected with the Marshall job are now Eastern Kentucky's Jeff Neubauer and Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood.
4/24/2014 7:23 PM
Marshall has made a decision....Dan D'Antoni, assistant coach to his brother Mike of the LA Lakers.

I think it's a questionable hire. D'Antoni has never been a head coach and, at age 66, could find recruiting tough. Opposing schools could hold his age against him, i.e. '"he'll retire before you graduate....."
4/24/2014 7:26 PM

Here's a look at the five candidates, per Coppin State's news release:

 

Orlando "Bino" Ranson: A current assistant at the University of Maryland, Ranson has strong ties to the Baltimore-Washington area, having coached for two seasons at St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. He has played a major role in helping Maryland sign back-to-back top-25 recruiting classes in 2012 and 2013. Ranson led the recruitment of current Terps Charles Mitchell and Shaquille Cleare.

Larry Stewart: Currently in his fifth season with Bowie State and his third as Associate Head Coach. A standout player at Coppin State from 1988-1991, Stewart led the Eagles to their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1990 and first ever National Invitational Tournament in 1991. He was a two-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Year and named Black College Player of the Year in 1991, also winning the John B. Wooden Award. Stewart ranks third all-time at Coppin State in scoring (1,824) and first in rebounds (1,052). He played in the NBA for seven seasons (1991-1997) with the Washington Bullets and Seattle Supersonics.

Eric Skeeters: A current assistant coach at George Mason and Coppin State alum, Skeeters joined the Patriots following four seasons at the University of South Florida. As a member of the Bulls’ staff from 2009-13, Skeeters helped lead the BIG EAST squad to its first NCAA Tournament bid in 20 years. It came in 2012, when the Bulls defeated California and Temple before falling to Ohio in the round of 32.

Clifford Reed: A veteran with over 20 years of basketball coaching experience, Reed is the current assistant coach at Savannah State. Reed was the head coach at Bethune-Cookman from 2002-11, where he led Bethune-Cookman to its first MEAC regular season title in school history and a trip to the NIT in 2011. He has also served as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern and Bethune-Cookman. Reed was named MEAC and NABC District 15 Coach of the Year in 2011 and College Insider Coach of the Year in 2006.

Michael Grant: Currently he’s the head coach at Division II Stillman College in Alabama where he guided the Lions to a 17-12 record this season and the quarterfinals of the SIAC tournament. During the 2010-11 season, he guided the team to a 24-8 overall mark, a 19-5 conference record, second place in the SIAC and to the regional final of the Division II South Regional. In addition to serving as a head coach at Southern and Central State, Grant has also coached atKentucky State University, Alleghany College, Cleveland State University, and the University of Toledo as an assistant.

4/25/2014 3:46 AM
Posted by alblack56 on 4/24/2014 7:23:00 PM (view original):
Marshall has made a decision....Dan D'Antoni, assistant coach to his brother Mike of the LA Lakers.

I think it's a questionable hire. D'Antoni has never been a head coach and, at age 66, could find recruiting tough. Opposing schools could hold his age against him, i.e. '"he'll retire before you graduate....."
Yep, that's a strange one.
4/29/2014 5:41 AM
Missouri has hired Kim Anderson.  A Missouri alum, he led Central Missouri to the DII national title in March
4/29/2014 5:41 AM
Missouri has hired Kim Anderson.  A Missouri alum, he led Central Missouri to the DII national title in March
4/29/2014 7:00 AM
Posted by ettaexpress on 4/25/2014 3:46:00 AM (view original):
Posted by alblack56 on 4/24/2014 7:23:00 PM (view original):
Marshall has made a decision....Dan D'Antoni, assistant coach to his brother Mike of the LA Lakers.

I think it's a questionable hire. D'Antoni has never been a head coach and, at age 66, could find recruiting tough. Opposing schools could hold his age against him, i.e. '"he'll retire before you graduate....."
Yep, that's a strange one.
get younger assistants to recruit, who will hope the kids are stupid enough to just hear "Coach D'Antoni" and not figure out which one?
4/29/2014 12:26 PM
Well, it is Marshall... (my dad graduated from Marshall, this stuff works better when he's around)
4/29/2014 10:18 PM
Does nobody want to hire Ben Howland? 3 straight final fours, won a Pac12 championship last season and nobody has room for him? Amazing. 
4/30/2014 4:28 AM
Posted by kbc167 on 4/29/2014 10:18:00 PM (view original):
Does nobody want to hire Ben Howland? 3 straight final fours, won a Pac12 championship last season and nobody has room for him? Amazing. 
When it comes right down to it, the Sports Illustrated article probably doomed him. I wouldn't want a recruit's parents reading that
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