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Seattle University rumors

Washington assistant coaches Cameron Dollar and Jim Shaw are emerging as the top candidates to replace Joe Callero at Seattle. Shaw is a Washington native (Chimacum) and has been an assistant at UW for the past 5 seasons. Dollar has been at Washington for the past 7 season and starred at UCLA. Seattle Director of

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Thoughts from Detroit

Finally back from the Motor City….what a long trip!! The games were great (Ford Field is pretty nasty), and there were a lot of coaches out there, but everything was so spread out. Most of us coaches stayed in Windsor – right across the river from Detroit. The border crossings were a huge problem –

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4:00 Press Conference Scheduled at Liberty

Liberty University has scheduled a 4:00pm press conference this afternoon to announce their new basketball coach. All indications are that it will be Marquette assistant Dale Layer. Before coming to Marquette, Layer was an assistant under Ritchie McKay at Liberty. Layer was also the head coach at Colorado State from 2000-2007 (103-106). Here’s the link

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Fayetteville State Finalists

Fayetteville State has narrowed down its coaching search to three finalists. Included are Grambling State assistant Alphonza Kee, Elizabeth City coach Shawn Walker, and UNC-Wilmington assistant Joe Redmond. Alphonza Kee seems to be the favorite for the job, having played at Fayetteville. He also has 11 years of coaching experience. Shawn Walker has a ton

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The DirtKing is off to Detroit!!

The DirtKing is headed to Detroit for the final four! As you all know, we are in the coaching business, and the NABC Convention is a big event for us. During this time, we will be updating the news and jobs section, but the blog will be fairly quiet. When I return, I’ll post all

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Memphis seeks permission to speak with Pearl

Memphis is seeking permission from Tennessee to speak with Bruce Pearl about the newly vacant head basketball position at the school. Reports out there are saying Memphis is prepared to pay in the range of $3 million per years with a 7-year pact. Reports that the offer has already been made are untrue. Also, according

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What’s going on at Arizona?

What is going on with Arizona and their search to replace Lute Olson? AD Jim Livengood has had since October (when Olson resigned) to conduct this search. Kentucky and Virginia both hired within a week of dismissing their coaches. Alabama, got their man in Anthony Grant last week. Not only do I not understand the

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Watch Calipari’s press conference live

Here’s the live link to Coach Cal’s introductory press conference at UK. It’s scheduled to start at 9:30 – running a bit late: http://all-access.cbssports.com/player.html?code=kty&med… Should be interesting. Enjoy!!

Nickelberry out at Hampton

Our sources have told us that Kevin Nickelberry has resigned at Hampton. He becomes the second DI coach in the state of Virginia to resign today, following Liberty’s Ritchie McKay. Nickelberry had been an assistant at Clemson, UNC-Charlotte, and Holy Cross and owns a 49-44 record (16-16 this season) in 3 years at Hampton. Will

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McKay Resigns at Liberty

Ritchie McKay has resigned as the head basketball coach at Liberty University. McKay was 39-28 in his two seasons at the school. He came to Liberty from New Mexico where he was 82-69 in 5 seasons. He has also been the head coach at Portland State, Colorado State, and Oregon State. Our sources tell us

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