The list of candidates is growing for the vacant Tennessee State men's basketball coaching position.
At this point it includes:
• Former Colorado and Northern Illinois coach Ricardo Patton, who served as an assistant at TSU (1991-93) and MTSU (1988-90) and is currently the coach at Memphis Central.
• Former Whites Creek and Belmont star Brian "Penny" Collins, who was an assistant at TSU (2007-09) at Cumberland (2009-12) and is now the coach at Columbia State Community College.
• Illinois State associate head coach Dana Ford, who was a TSU assistant (2009-11).
• Savannah State coach Horace Broadnax, who played on the 1984 Georgetown Hoyas national championship team.
• James Strong, a former Vanderbilt player (1997-2000), who spent five years on the staff at Furman and is currently a Belmont assistant.
• Drew Maddux, former Vanderbilt player (1995-98) who is now the coach at Christ Presbyterian Academy.