Early Missouri names

There is a ton of speculation as to who Missouri will hire. The names that have been making the rounds so far are:

Cuonzo Martin – Head Coach Missouri State. The former Purdue star and assistant is a hot commodity right now. He led MSU to a 26-9 record this past season. Is 61-41 in three seasons.

Mark Fox – Head Coach Georgia. Was a leading candidate last time around. The Kansas native led the Bulldogs to a 21-12 record this year. Was 123-43 in 5 seasons at Nevada.

Josh Pastner – Head Coach Memphis. Many around him are saying that he’s not happy with the support at Memphis. There are rumors that the administration is trying to extend his contract to keep him there. Not sure if his interest is just a ploy to jack up the price, or if it’s legit.

Scott Sutton – Head Coach Oral Roberts. This is the second time today that his name has come up in conversation (also mentioned at Bradley). Is the all-time winningest coach in ORU history with 223 wins.

Brian Gregory – Head Coach Dayton. The former Michigan State associate head coach is 172-94 in 7 seasons at UD. Interesting fact – played 1 season at Navy (1985-86) where he was a teammate of David Robinson.

Matt Painter – Head Coach Purdue. I keep hearing his name when people talk about Missouri. He is a Purdue alum, so not sure how that factors into the decision.

Ben Jacobsen – Head Coach Northern Iowa. He’s 109-57 in his five seasons at UNI. Most known for beating Kansas last year in the NCAA tourney (and advancing to the Sweet 16 with 30 wins).