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Capel about to sign extension with OU

Posted on: April 3, 2009 11:54 am

DETROIT -- Jeff Capel is on the verge of signing a more lucrative extension with Oklahoma, a source told on Friday morning. Details of the deal are unclear, but a source said it should be done later Friday, and that an official announcement is expected sometime this weekend, if not sooner.

Capel just finished his third season at Oklahoma.

He's been to two NCAA tournaments and one Elite Eight.

This new deal is a result of Capel's emergence as one of the bright young coaches in the country. He received interest from a number of schools in the past month, among them Georgia and Arizona, to varying degrees.

Category: NCAAB

Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: April 3, 2009 2:01 pm

Capel about to sign extension with OU

I laugh when I see these extensions.  Just because a coach (Capel, Bruce Pearl, Mike Anderson) signs an extension with his school for a few more years doesn't mean he's not leaving, it just means he's not leaving today.  You can't tell me that if Coach K announced he was retiring tomorrow that Capel wouldn't immediately bolt for Duke if they offered him the job.  Almost no program is above having their coach poached, just ask Kansas about Roy Williams. 

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: April 3, 2009 11:59 am

Capel about to sign extension with OU

 what does this mean for memphis and Arizona there are fewer and fewer coaches left so now with all that has happened who are the front runners for thoes two jobs.... then who are the people they want that would actually accept the job.....

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