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Tag:Dave Leitao
Posted on: March 16, 2009 2:55 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2009 3:50 pm
 

Leitao out at Virginia

NEW YORK -- Virginia fired Dave Leitao on Monday, opening the door for the school to possibly make a run at Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel, sources told CBSSports.com.

On the surface, some might question why Capel would leave what he's established at Oklahoma. But the former Duke player has ACC roots and this would get him back to that part of the country. Also, Capel -- who has OU as a No. 2 seed in this NCAA tournament behind All-American Blake Griffin -- began his head coaching career at Virginia Commonwealth, meaning he obviously knows the area and already has recruiting ties in the region.

Leitao made the NCAA tournament just once in four seasons at Virginia.

The Cavaliers finished 11th in the ACC this season.

Another possible candidate beyond Capel should be Xavier's Sean Miller.

Miller has the Musketeers in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Another possible candidate beyond Capel should be Xavier's Sean Miller. Miller has the Musketeers in the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Posted on: May 14, 2008 4:45 pm
 

Many top assistants are gathering in Portland


Many of the top basketball assistants in the country have convened in Portland this week for the Villa 7 Consortium.

What the hell is the Villa 7 Consortium, you ask?

(Good question)

It's an annual event designed to help assistants learn from and network with the athletic directors who might someday hire them. There was a 'Casino Night' n Tuesday night and the assistants will pop in and out of sessions all day Wednesday as various head coaches speak about the ins and outs of running their own program. Among the 50-to-60 assistants in attendance to this invitation-only event are Ohio State's John Groce, Texas' Russ Springmann, Ole Miss' Michael White, Kansas' Joe Dooley, Florida State's Stan Jones and Clemson's Shaka Smart.

"It's a great opportunity for a young guy like me to not only learn more about coaching but to also develop more contacts in the business," Smart said by phone from Portland. "It's just a great event."

Head coaches speaking Wednesday are Arizona State's Herb Sendek, Xavier's Sean Miller, Virginia's Dave Leitao and Miami's Frank Haith.
 
 
 
 
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