Posted on: April 13, 2010 12:03 pm
Wright State isn't wasting time finding a replacement for Brad Brownell. A source close to the program told CBSSports.com on Tuesday that the school is already working to promote assistant Billy Donlon. A formal announcement should come in the next 24 hours.
Donlon is a 33-year-old UNCW graduate who has worked for Brownell since 2002.
He's considered one of the bright young minds in college basketball.
Brownell accepted the Clemson job early Tuesday, as first reported by CBSSports.com. He's replacing Oliver Purnell, who left last week for a seven-year contract worth more than $15 million at DePaul.
Posted on: April 13, 2010 8:33 am
Wright State's Brad Brownell has agreed in principle to be Clemson's next basketball coach, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday morning.
An official announcement is expected later Tuesday.
Brownell first spoke with Clemson officials last week and then again Monday after Mississippi State's Rick Stansbury rejected an offer from the ACC school. Brownell has since received an offer and accepted, meaning he'll replace Oliver Purnell, who signed a seven-year deal worth more than $15 million with DePaul last week.
Clemson finished 22-11 this season.
The Tigers lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Brownell has won at least 20 games four consecutive seasons at Wright State.
The Indiana native was a finalist for the Indiana job that Tom Crean accepted two years ago.
Posted on: April 12, 2010 11:07 pm
Edited on: April 12, 2010 11:50 pm
Wright State's Brad Brownell spoke with Clemson officials for a second time Monday, and he could receive and accept an offer from the school within the next 24 hours, a source told CBSSports.com.
Mississippi State's Rick Stansbury rejected an offer from Clemson earlier Monday. Once that happened, the ACC school turned its attention back toward Brownell, who 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.
Other candidates known to have interviewed are Jacksonville's Cliff Warren, ODU's Blaine Taylor, Wofford's Mike Young and former Boston College coach Al Skinner. Arizona State's Herb Sendek passed on an interview request, a source told CBSSports.com. Oklahoma's Jeff Capel and Baylor's Scott Drew were never heavily involved nor on track to interview despite reports to the contrary.
Clemson is looking for a replacement for Oliver Purnell.
He signed a seven-year deal worth more than $15 million with DePaul last week.
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.