HoopDirt.com Daily News – 11/4/21

Former Penn State head coach Pat Chambers has joined Ashley Howard’s staff at La Salle as the volunteer Special Assistant to the Head Coach. Chambers spent 2011-20 as the Nittany Lions head coach (148-150), and was also the head coach at Boston U from 2009-11 (42-28). More HERE.

The NCAA officially rejected Oklahoma State’s appeal and banned the men’s basketball program from the postseason in 2022 on Wednesday, and head coach Mike Boynton is not happy. “I’m disappointed, disgusted, appalled, frustrated — but somewhere in Indianapolis there’s a group of people celebrating,” Boynton said, via ESPN. “They won. Our players don’t deserve and shouldn’t have to deal with this. More HERE.

LSU men’s basketball coach Will Wade had an interview last week that stretched over two days to answer questions related to the NCAA investigation of his program, sources tell Sports Illustrated. The interview is a significant step toward finalizing that inquiry and ultimately issuing a notice of allegations (NOA) to the school. More HERE.

Former Wake Forest assistant Steve Woodberry has joined the Minnesota Timberwolves staff. He posted the following message on social media yesterday: I” am blessed & excited to announce I’ve accepted a position on staff with Minnesota Timberwolves. Can’t wait to get started at one of the premier organizations in the #NBA and looking forward to the future!”

New Cincinnati head coach Wes Miller is fired up for year 1 to start. “I’m so excited, I can’t express it in words, honestly,” Miller told The Enquirer. “You know, (it’s a) dream job. I think our guys have worked really hard this summer and they’ve been working really hard this fall. So, yeah, we’re really excited to get going. But I don’t even know if I have the proper words to express that excitement. We’re thrilled.” More HERE.

Good read from the Pitt News on Gilbert Brown, Kyle Cieplicki, and Jake Presutti – the three new men’ basketball staff members at Pitt. More HERE.

Former Memphis, New Orleans, McNeese State, and Lamar head coach Tic Price has been added to the ESPN+ and NASH Icon 106.1 FM broadcasts for the 2021-22 New Orleans basketball season. More HERE.

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