Posted on: April 9, 2010 9:56 am
Edited on: April 10, 2010 8:38 am
Wright State's Brad Brownell is one of at least five coaches who interviewed for the opening at Clemson over the past two days, multiple sources have told CBSSport.com. The others are Wofford's Mike Young, Jacksonville's Cliff Warren, ODU's Blaine Taylor and former Boston College coach Al Skinner.
Brownell has won at least 20 games four straight years and was widely considered the Horizon League's best coaching prospect until Butler's Brad Stevens rose to prominence this season. The Indiana native was in play for the Indiana job that went to Tom Crean two years ago. His candidacy at Clemson suggests the ACC school is considering hiring a rising star as opposed to someone whose career is on the decline like Skinner, the 57-year-old who was fired at BC last week. Young and Taylor both led their teams to the NCAA tournament this season. Warren coached in the NIT.
Other candidates Clemson has, will or could target are VCU's Shaka Smart, Western Kentucky's Ken McDonald, Ohio's John Groce, Oklahoma's Jeff Capel and Baylor's Scott Drew. Multiple sources told CBSSports.com that Clemson officias desired a meeting with Arizona State's Herb Sendek, a former North Carolina State coach, but that he turned down an interview request.
Clemson is searching for a replacement for Oliver Purnell.
He left last Tuesday to take over at DePaul for more than $15 million.
Posted on: March 30, 2010 8:13 am
Edited on: March 30, 2010 9:21 am
Boston College has scheduled an afternoon press conference to announce it has fired basketball coach Al Skinner, the Boston Globe reported Tuesday morning on its web site.
Skinner spent 13 seasons at Boston College.
He made seven NCAA tournament appearances.
This development comes less than a week after Skinner interviewed for the vacancy at St. John's. BC officials have already asked for permission to speak with Richmond's Chris Mooney and Cornell's Steve Donahue, according to the Boston Globe. Harvard's Tommy Amaker and Northeastern's Billy Coen are other possibilities.
Posted on: March 26, 2010 1:56 pm
Edited on: March 26, 2010 2:03 pm
St. John's search for Norm Roberts' successor continues with the school set to interview two ACC coaches.
Multiple sources have said Boston College's Al Skinner will interview, and the New York Times is reporting that Virginia Tech's Seth Greenberg will also meet with St. John's officials. Greenberg has been perceived as a candidate since Roberts was fired. He's clearly the top target now that Florida's Billy Donovan has rejected overtures and Georgia Tech's Paul Hewitt has passed on the opportunity to move to the Big East school.
Roberts coached six seasons at St. John's.
He's now serving as an analyst for CBSSports.com on March Madness on Demand broadcasts.