Posted on: April 9, 2010 8:52 pm
Edited on: April 10, 2010 8:39 am
Wake Forest is nearing a deal that could make Colorado's Jeff Bzdelik the Demon Deacons' next men's basketball coach, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Friday.
One source described the situation as "all but done."
Another said "it's close but not quite there yet."
Bzdelik is a former NBA coach who has been at Colorado the past three seasons.
Posted on: July 17, 2009 1:13 pm
Edited on: July 17, 2009 1:19 pm
The word out of Colorado is that Jeff Bzdelik is "committed" to being the coach of the Buffaloes regardless of what a "casual conversation" about the Minnesota Timberwolves' vacancy with general manager David Kahn might suggest.
It's silly, of course.
But that is indeed the word.
And I wish just once a coach would be completely honest and say, "Look, I like my job fine. My family loves it here. But you must understand that this is a bottom-tier Big 12 job, and there's no way I'm ever challenging Bill Self or Rick Barnes or Jeff Capel. It's just not happening. So if an NBA franchise is interested in me for more money, I'd be stupid not to listen. And that's why I talked to Minnesota, because if I could land that job it really would be nice to get back to the NBA and stop busting my ass trying to recruit the type of prospects it takes to win in the Big 12, because it's impossible to get those prospects at Colorado. I'm trying, and I'll keep trying as long as I'm here. But is the NBA an appealing alternative? Of course it is. And that's why I spoke with David Kahn. If he calls me back I'll talk again. But for now, I'm the head coach at Colorado, and I'm going to work as hard as I can for this school until that changes."
Obviously, I know those words will never be spoken.
But I can dream, can't I?