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REPORT: Mark Pope to BYU

According to a report by Desert News, BYU will hire Utah Valley’s Mark Pope as their new head basketball coach. Pope, who has been at UVU for the past four seasons, was an assistant at BYU under Dave Rose from 2011-2015. He is 77-56 during his tenure at UVU, and has increased his win total

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Daily Dirt – 4/10/19

Wednesday’s Dirt… Following up on a Tweet from yesterday, it sounds like Kennesaw State is close to wrapping up their search. All indications point to Florida assistant Al Pinkins and Tennessee assistant Desmond Oliver being the top two at this point. Hearing this one could be done shortly. The early HOT name at Cincinnati is

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REPORT: Mick Cronin to UCLA

Multiple reports, including one from the Bruin Report Online, have confirmed that Mick Cronin will become the next head basketball coach at UCLA. According to the report, Cronin will ink a six-year deal worth $24 million. The pact will also include an increased salary pool for his assistants, and charter flights for all road games.

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Daily Dirt – 4/9/19

A few quick hitters after a late night watching a great National Championship game… I have heard that Todd Abernathy will be hired as an assistant coach at Florida Atlantic (replacing Erik Pastrana who departed for Oklahoma State). The current head coach at Trinity International (IL), Abernathy had spent four seasons as an assistant to

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Daily Dirt – 4/8/19

A few things I’ve heard as the sea of sweatsuits heads out of Minneapolis… How about all of the Rick Barnes and Lon Kruger to UCLA stuff? Crazy how long this search has taken with no clear direction. I’m tired of following this one, but feel like I should. It’s like driving by an accident

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Arkansas Search Update…

It sounds like Arkansas has whiffed again on another target, as I have heard that Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall has spurned the Razorbacks. Here’s what’s happened so far in this one… Shortly after Mike Anderson was fired, there was a lot of speculation that Kelvin Sampson would be the choice here – mostly due to

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Daily Dirt – 4/5/19

Some things to wrap up a busy week… An early name to keep an eye on at Presbyterian is College of Charleston assistant Quinton Ferrell. The South Carolina native has been at C of C for the past five seasons, and also worked as an assistant at The Citadel. He is a Presbyterian alum who

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Arkansas Dirt…

Things are heating up in the search at Arkansas… After kicking the tires on Eric Musselman earlier this week, it sounds like the Razorbacks focus has now shifted to Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall. Marshall, the 2014 National Coach of the Year has spent the past 12 seasons as the Shockers head coach. He led his

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Daily Dirt – 4/4/19

A few things as Minneapolis prepares for SausageFest 2019 to get under way today… A bunch of things out of the MEAC: Interviews for the opening at Howard will take place over the next few days at the Final Four. Will have some names here shortly. The hot name at Morgan State is Maryland assistant

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