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Willard to be hired at Seton Hall

Multiple sources are reporting that Iona Head Coach will take over at Seton Hall. Willard was 45-49 in his three seasons at Iona including a 21-10 mark this season. The hire was decided upon after top choice Fran McCaffrey accepted the Iowa job earlier in the day. A press conference is expected early next week.

McCaffery named Head Coach at Iowa

Fran McCaffery has been named Head Coach at Iowa. McCaffery has spent the last 5 seasons at Siena leading them to a 112-51 record. He’ll be formally introduced at a press conference (tentatively set for 11 a.m.) to be held in Iowa City on Monday.

Louisiana-Lafayette set to name Marlin

Sam Houston Head Coach Bob Marlin will be named as the Head Coach at Louisiana-Lafayette later this week. He has already informed AD Bobby Williams as well as his team of his intentions. Marlin had been at the helm of the Bearkats for the past 12 seasons (225-131 ), and led them to the Big

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Next on St. John’s list

St.John’s will be interviewing Siena Head Coach Fran McCaffery today. This is the second Big East school that as reached out to McCaffery, with Seton Hall being the other. We’ll keep you updated as to how the talks go.

Boise State Hires Coach

Boise State has hired Gonzaga Assistant Leon Rice as its next head coach. We brought up his name the other day, looks like we called another one.(http://www.hoopdirt.com/blog/a26af1b9/toledo-update-boise-st…)Rice has been an assistant under Mark Few for the last 11 seasons.

We’re Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After being down for a few days, we’re finally back! We had some crazy issues with our server and exceeding our bandwidth. I won’t pretend to understand what happened but the problem stemmed from our rapid growth! When we started HoopDirt.com almost two years ago, we knew one day that we would need to upgrade

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A return to the Big East for Skinner?

I’ve heard from a reliable source that BC’s Al Skinner is interviewing with St. John’s today. Skinner in a New York native and played for the Nets. He was involved with the job the last time it opened up as well. He was granted permission by BC AD Gene DeFilippo to speak with St. John’s

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Candidates at Hofstra

With Tom Pecora’s impending move to Fordham, two names have surfaced as possible replacements at Hofstra. Current Associate Head Coach Van Macon. He’s been at Hofstra for 9 years. Is a NYC native – played at Nassau CC and Southampton. Also has big time NYC AAU ties. Stony Brook Head Coach Steve Pikiell. His Seawolves

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Pecora to Fordham (UPDATE)

Following up on a blog from this morning…. I’ve now heard from multiple sources that Tom Pecora will be the next Head Coach at Fordham. A 4:00 announcement is expected today with a press conference sometime tomorrow. Hofstra has a 6:00 banquet tonight – that’s why the announcement will be made today. Pecora is expected

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Toledo Rumors

I’ve heard that Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti is the leader for the Toledo job. He has been a head coach at Utah, North Dakota State, and Eastern Washington – His 10-year record as a head coach is 171-123. Now that Gonzaga’s season has ended, expect and announcement soon. Other names I’ve heard include Lehigh Head

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BREAKING: Auburn hires Barbee

Tony Barbee has been hired at Auburn. Barbee spent the last 4 seasons (82-52) at UTEP – his Miners went 26-9 this past season and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He replaces Jeff Lebo who accepted the head coaching job at East Carolina earlier in the week. The official press conference will take

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Pecora to Fordham?

Multiple sources (and not the ones you can find on the internet) are telling me that Hofstra’s Tom Pecora will be on Fordham’s campus later today. I believe that he has already been offered the job, and may officially accept it this afternoon. Pecora is a NYC guy – he grew up in Queens and

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