Tag:Coaching Developments
Posted on: April 15, 2010 7:33 am
Edited on: April 15, 2010 7:38 am
 

ULM's Early leaving for job as assistant


Louisiana-Monroe's Orlando Early is the second head coach this week to leave for a job as an assistant. Just a day after Hartford's Dan Leibovitz resigned to join Jerome Allen's staff at Penn, Early told his team Wednesday that he was resigning to join Darrin Horn's staff at South Carolina.

An official announcement is expected Tuesday.

"He said he wanted to be close to family," ULM junior Lawrence Gilbert told thenewsstar.com. “It caught us off guard. I thought we were just coming in to talk about academics and maybe individual workouts.”

Assistant Jimmy Voight will be named the interim coach.

Louisiana-Monroe finished 12-19 in Early's fifth season at the school.
Posted on: April 14, 2010 2:48 pm
Edited on: April 14, 2010 2:49 pm
 

Source: Albany's Brown visiting Dartmouth


Albany coach Will Brown has developed into a candidate at Dartmouth and spent Wednesday visiting the campus, a source told CBSSports.com.

Brown has been at Albany for nine seasons and made two NCAA tournament appearances.

Dartmouth is looking for a replacement for Terry Dunn, who resigned in the middle of the season. Mark Graupe has handled the school's basketball program on an interim basis since January.
Posted on: April 13, 2010 12:03 pm
 

Source: WSU moving quickly to replace Brownell


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
 

Source: Clemson to hire Wright State's Brownell


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
 

Source: Clemson search now centering on Brownell


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 12, 2010 1:56 pm
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson


Mississippi State's Rick Stansbury rejected an offer to be Clemson's next coach, a source at MSU told CBSSports.com on Monday. Consequently, Clemson will continue working to find a replacement for Oliver Purnell, who left last week to take over at DePaul.

Five coaches -- Wright State's Brad Brownell, Wofford's Mike Young, Jacksonville's Cliff Warren, Old Dominion's Blaine Taylor and former Boston College coach Al Skinner -- have already interviewed for the position, and Clemson assistant Ron Bradley is also considered a candidate. A source told CBSSports.com that neither Oklahoma's Jeff Capel nor Baylor's Scott Drew are seriously involved despite reports to the contrary. Arizona State's Herb Sendek passed on an interview, sources told CBSSports.com.

Purnell signed a seven-year deal worth more than $15 million at DePaul.
Posted on: April 12, 2010 11:18 am
Edited on: April 12, 2010 11:54 am
 

Stansbury a serious candidate at Clemson


A new name has entered the mix at Clemson: Mississippi State's Rick Stansbury.

Five coaches -- Wright State's Brad Brownell, Wofford's Mike Young, Jacksonville's Cliff Warren, Old Dominion's Blaine Taylor and former Boston College coach Al Skinner -- have already interviewed for the position, and Clemson assistant Ron Bradley is also considered a candidate. But Stansbury is the highest-profile name to be established as a legitimate candidate considering Oklahoma's Jeff Capel and Baylor's Scott Drew aren't seriously involved despite reports to the contrary, and Arizona State's Herb Sendek passed on an interview, sources told CBSSports.com.

Stansbury has made six NCAA tournaments in 12 seasons at Mississippi State.

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: April 12, 2010 1:59 am
Edited on: April 12, 2010 2:12 am
 

Bzdelik acknowledges Monday meeting with WFU


Colorado's Jeff Bzdelik acknowledged to his team that he will meet with Wake Forest officials Monday but denied multiple reports -- including one from CBSSports.com -- that he has already accepted the ACC vacancy, saying he hasn't even been offered the job.

Still, sources insisted Sunday that the Monday meeting is nothing more than a formality, and that a deal with Bzdelik was basically done Friday afternoon. Barring a major change of plans -- like athletics director Ron Wellman caving under pressure from fans who have publicly criticized the decision -- the sources said Bzdelik will be introduced as Dino Gaudio's replacement later this week, perhaps as early as Tuesday. Bzdelik claiming he hasn't even been offered the job is "semantics," a source told CBSSports.com.

Bzdelik is 36-58 in three seasons at Colorado.

Before that, he won 24 and 26 games in consecutive seasons at Air Force.

Before that, he was the head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

He was 73-119 in the NBA.
 
 
 
 
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