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Miller out at Penn

Sources are telling us that Glen Miller has been relieved of his duties as the Head Basketball Coach at Penn. An official announcement is expected this afternoon around 1:30 (the team was told this morning). Word is that assistant Jerome Allen will take over as the Interim Head Coach.

"Hot Seat" update……

It’s getting a little hotter at Fordham….. The Rams, who are off to a 1-4 start, have lost their best player. Sophomore Jio Fontan has announced that he will transfer at the semester break and will not play in anymore games. Rumor has it that the Board of Trustee’s is meeting today at Fordham, and

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Whittenburg released at Fordham

We called another one……. In my blog this morning, I said to keep an eye on the Fordham situation, especially with the Board of Trustees meeting today. It looks like I was right – Fordham has officially fired Head Coach Dereck Whittenburg. Assistant Jared Grasso will take over for the remainder of the season. Look

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"Hot Seat" is warming up…..

It’s almost December and the "Hot Seat" has gotten a bit warmer for a few coaches. The last few months have been quiet on the rumor front, with the start of a new season and the hope for success, but now that we are over a month into the season that has changed…… Two situations

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An interesting job……

It is definitely quiet on the job front, but I wanted to pass one thing along. I came across this job the other day: Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Operations at Providence. https://careers.providence.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/framese… Now, we primarily deal in men’s jobs, but this one presents an interesting opportunity. If you are a HS coach looking to get

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New rules hurt young coaches

The NCAA has approved a recruiting reform package. There are four major points – three are good – one is not so good for coaches. The three that I don’t mind are: 1. Non-coaching position hiring regulations – Schools won’t be allowed to hire people in non-coaching positions associated with prospects two years before or

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New coaching rules considered by NCAA

According to the Washington Post, the NCAA is beginning to look into the possibility of new recruiting restrictions surrounding hiring coaches who have ties to recruits. This is a subject that I have talked about quite a bit on HoopDirt and in our forum. http://www.hoopdirt.com/blog/c32fabad/news-and-rumors-from-t… The NCAA DI Board of Directors will meet on October

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Last minute hirings…..

A few last minute hirings to report as the season gets underway tomorrow. Rollie Massimino has reunited with one of his former stars. Dwayne McClain, who played for Coach Massimino at Villanova will now join his staff at Northwood. McClain was part of Massimino’s 1985 National Championship team at Villanova. He led the Wildcats with

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Breaking: Broadus placed on leave at Binghamton

Binghamton’s Kevin Broadus has been placed on a paid leave of absence after the latest incident involving the men’s basketball program. After 6 players were dismissed from the program last month, the program began to be closely monitored. In the wake of this, AD Joel Thirer resigned. Finally, last week, Broadus and an assistant were

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Thoughts from The DirtKing….

Just wanted to wish everyone good luck as we finally approach the start of the season. We all know how crazy it gets from here until March (April for some!), but we will keep the site updated daily – so keep checking in. It’s never too early to start thinking about your next move. While

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