The college basketball season ended 24 days ago.
Still, there are four Division I openings.
- Chicago State
- Mt. Saint Mary's
The biggest started with Minnesota's decision to fire Dan Monson.
That led to Minnesota hiring Kentucky's Tubby Smith.
Which led to Kentucky hiring Texas A&M's Billy Gillispie.
Which led to Texas A&M hiring Wichita State's Mark Turgeon.
Which led to Wichita State hiring Winthrop's Greg Marshall.
Which led to Winthrop hiring assistant Randy Peele.
In other words, Minnesota's decision to fire Monson played a role in five different schools having to hire new coaches, and that's how you get to 60 schools needing new coaches in one offseason. We've had nothing like that this year. The biggest is Oregon firing Ernie Kent, which led to Oregon hiring Creighton's Dana Altman, which led to Creighton hiring Iowa State's Greg McDermott, which led to Iowa State hiring Fred Hoiberg from the Timberwolves organization. Or DePaul firing Jerry Wainwright, which led to DePaul hiring Clemson's Oliver Purnell, which led to Clemson hiring Wright State's Brad Brownell, which led to Wright State hiring assistant Billy Donlon.
So we've had two three-school combinations but no five-school combinations.
Rest assured, I like it better this way.