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Wagner Finalists

Wagner has narrowed its coaching search down to three. They will all meet with school officials this week and a decision could be made has early has this weekend. Below are the three finalists. Danny Hurley- is the youngest of the finalist, played for his father at St. Anthony’s, then went on to star at

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Central Florida to hire Jones

Sources are reporting that Marshall Head Coach Donnie Jones will be announced as the next head coach at Central Florida. Jones led Marshall to a 24-9 record this past season, and advanced to the second round of the CBI tournament. He was an assistant to Billy Donovan for 11 seasons at Florida and part of

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St. John’s nearing decision

Our sources are telling us that St. John’s is close to naming it’s next head coach – with an announcement expected as early as Wednesday. Former UCLA Head Coach Steve Lavin is believed to be the leader right now. If he is hired, it is expected that he will compose a staff of guys with

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Houston Interviews

Houston will be interviewing three candidates this week, Texas assistant Rodney Terry,Villanova assistant Chris Walker and former Texas Tech head coach James Dickey. Dickey, who is the newest addition to the list was the head coach at Tech from 91-01 and spent 02-08 as an assistant at Oklahoma State. We mentioned some other names earlier

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Field narrowed at Toledo

Apparently Toledo AD Mike O’Brien has narrowed down the field for the vacant men’s basketball job and has begun interviews. According to my source, Memphis assistant Willis Wilson (former Head Coach at Rice) interviewed on Saturday and Western Carolina Head Coach Larry Hunter interviewed yesterday. Also, UW-Green Bay Head Coach Tod Tod Kowalczyk is scheduled

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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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