HoopDirt.com Daily News – 10/26/18

Good article HERE from the Dallasnews.com on why TCU head coach Jamie Dixon felt compelled to hire Scott Cross as an assistant. Cross, who had spent the past 12-seasons as the head coach at UT Arlington, was unexpectedly dismissed back in March after a 21-13 season. Dixon realized that he was one of the good guys in college basketball, and brought him onto the Horned Frogs staff.

Last month, Cincinnati associate head coach Larry Davis abruptly retired. The former head coach at Furman, Davis had been on the Bearcats staff for the past 12-seasons. Yesterday, Davis pleaded guilty to federal misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an incident on a plane last September. Earlier in the week, UC officials admitted that they were beginning proceedings to terminate Davis before he retired. More on the story from the Cincinnati Enquirer HERE.

Michael Rosenberg wrote a compelling piece for Sports Illustrated claiming that Bill Self should be suspended if Kansas is serious about following the rules. Rosenberg makes some pretty interesting points, and also has a good recap of Kansas’ alleged involvement in the ongoing college basketball pay-for-play (Sneakergate) scandal.

Oakland head coach Greg Kampe, who has been a big-time fundraiser for cancer research, tweeted the following: Pink socks, pink shoes, pink shirts…let’s do something new. If 1,000 people donate $5, I will dye my hair pink for our Men Against Breast Cancer Pink game on Friday Nov. 23. So, if you want to see Coach Kampe dye his hair pink (and support the American Cancer Society), you can do so HERE.

Looking for a good coaching book as basketball season gets under way? Check out our MUST READ list of coaching books HERE.

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