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Auburn Rumors

Auburn AD Jay Jacobs has begun the interview process at auburn. I can confirm that he has contacted at least two current head coaches: Johnny Jones (North Texas) – will reportedly interview this week. Led his team to the NCAA tournament this year (lost to Kansas State). Knows the SEC – former player at LSU

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BREAKING: East Carolina to hire Lebo

According to our sources, Jeff Lebo will be named head basketball coach at East Carolina. The East Carolina University Board of Trustees will meet today at 4:00 to approve the hiring and the announcement will most likely be officially made tomorrow. Lebo was 96-93 in 6 seasons at Auburn – he had previous stints at

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College of Idaho rumor…..

I’ve heard that former Boise State head coach Rod Jensen is the front rummer for the College of Idaho job. Jensen is currently the Associate Head Coach at UNC-Greensboro, but is no stranger to Idaho. He spent 19 seasons at Boise State – serving as an assistant coach from 1983-95 before assuming the head coaching

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HoopDirt is on fire……

As we all know, this is a crazy time of the year for coaching news, changes, and rumors. Over the past two weeks, our number of hits has been through the roof! We have had back-to-back record weeks and a few monster days. Because of this, and the amount of info that we have coming

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Penders to Resign

Multiple sources are reporting that Houston Head Coach Tom Penders will resign tomorrow morning. Penders led Houston to its first tournament appearance since 1992. In six seasons at Houston he has guided his teams to a 121-77 record. The 64 year old Penders still has two years remaining on his contract. We will keep you

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BREAKING: Hawaii to hire Arnold

HoopDirt has learned that former USC assistant Gib Arnold will be named as the head coach at Hawaii. The official announcement is expected to be made today. Arnold’s father Frank was the head coach at Hawaii for two seasons in the 80’s and Gib attended a local high school for his junior and senior years.

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Roberts officially out at St. John’s

In a move that we told you would happen weeks ago, St. John’s has finally made it official – they have fired Norm Roberts. In 6 seasons at St. John’s, Roberts was 81-101 (32-70 Big East). This season he led the Red Storm to a 17-16 record and a NIT appearance. Look for Robert Morris

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The DirtKing’s daily buzz…..

Here are a couple things that I picked up while out with some other coaches watching the tourney games…. A bunch of names have surfaced with the UL-Lafayette job. Carr Sports Associates is handling the search – the names being bounced around are: Bob Marlin – Sam Houston State Head Coach Danny Kaspar – Stephen

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Interviews at Hawaii

Hawaii AD Jim Donovan has interviewed 7 candidates, most during his recent trip to LA. Here’s the list of who he met with: Lew Hill – UNLV Assistant Coach Steve Barnes – Southern Mississippi Associate Head Coach Ray Giacoletti – Gonzaga Assistant Coach Kyle Smith – St. Mary’s Associate Head Coach Steve McClain – Colorado

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Daily "Dirt" from the DirtKing…

It’s a busy day for the DirtKing here at HoopDirt Headquarters, so I’ll get right to it….. I’ve heard that Oregon Associate Head Coach Mike Dunlap will get an interview for the top spot at Oregon. Also, there is a ton of support from the administration for assistant Kenny Payne – they will push (require?)

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More Big East news….

In the wake of today’s ouster of Bobby Gonzalez at Seton Hall, Rutgers has decided to keep their coach. Rutgers AD Tim Pernetti just issued a statement saying, ""Fred Hill is under contract as our men’s basketball head coach. We had a productive meeting and look forward to working together to build the program." Both

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Gonzalez Forced Out at Seton Hall

Fourth-year head coach Bobby Gonzalez was let go today, hours after his loss last night to Texas Tech in the first round of the NIT. This comes as a real shock to most seeing Gonzalez just had his contract extended to 2015 in September. Sources have said the main reason for the firing is a

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