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Brey out at Maryland, too

Posted on: May 8, 2011 4:29 pm
Edited on: May 8, 2011 4:33 pm
Notre Dame's Mike Brey is the latest candidate to remove his name from Maryland's coaching search, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Consequently, one of the nation's best jobs will remain open until at least Monday. Where the search will turn next is unclear.

"I don’t believe it’s going to be a long process,” Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson told the paper on Sunday. “We’re doing our due diligence, making sure we’re going to hire the right person. ... We’re just not going to panic and pick somebody who might not be the best fit for Maryland. We’re going to look at the whole person. Here’s what I’m looking for: Someone with most, if not all, of the qualities Gary Williams possessed."

Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon, Villanova's Jay Wright and Arizona's Sean Miller have also removed their names from consideration, meaning four men who were obvious candidates have essentially passed on the opportunity to succeed Gary Williams -- the legendary coach who retired last Thursday after 22 seasons at the school. Maryland has also reportedly reached out to Butler's Brad Stevens in an informal manner. Stevens, though, rejected the overture, leaving Anderson as the latest in a long line of athletic directors to have trouble filling a high-profile basketball opening.
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Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 6:30 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

OK, I admit I am a Terps fan ... so let's get that out into the open.

This coaching search seems to be heading in an embarassing direction for MD ... and through no fault of their own making.

The 'rumor mill' immediately put the names of Miller, Wright, Dixon, and Brey out there ... forcing each one to deny interest.

So no doubt, the perception will be that Maryland is NOT a top hoops job, and whoever they ultimately hire will NOT be their top choice.

However, we have no idea what is going on behind-the-scenes, and most importantly who the administration has identified as potential candidates.  I mean, c'mon ... it has only been a couple of days.  I am always leery when jobs are filled immediately, and not surprised if the quick hires fail.

Give MD a chance to actually interview, and then comment away AFTER they make their choice.

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 6:28 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

It will be hard to follow Gary Williams.  As a Duke and overall ACC fan, I've always admired his passion.  I'm sad that the overall strength of the ACC after Duke and UNC has declined over the last few years.  Hope that whoever follows Gary can lead Maryland back into the ranks of national contenders.  Great conferences make great teams, even if it means that my Blue Devils might lose a few more games!

Since: May 8, 2011
Posted on: May 8, 2011 6:23 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

hey Parrish...thought the Maryland job was the holy much better than the NC State many "NO THANKS" does it take? Maryland is a good job, but definitely no higher on the chain than that of about 20 other institutions....

Since: Apr 3, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 4:41 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

Gary is 0 for 2 on his rumors for the Maryland job.

Miller and Brey both not interested.
Keep guessing.

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