Posted on: April 7, 2010 3:12 pm
Edited on: April 7, 2010 3:29 pm
Wake Forest has fired basketball coach Dino Gaudio, according to a report at WXII12.com in North Carolina.
Gaudio coached Wake Forest for three seasons, taking over after the sudden death of Skip Prosser. He made the NCAA tournament in each of the past two years, but still underachieved in the eyes of some considering he had three NBA players on last season's roster (James Johnson, Jeff Teague, and Al-Farouq Aminu) but still lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Those three players are now gone. Gaudio is, too.
This development means two ACC jobs are open.
Clemson opened Tuesday when Oliver Purnell left for DePaul.
Posted on: April 6, 2010 10:49 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- Boston College has tentatively scheduled a press conference for Wednesday to introduce Steve Donahue as its next men's basketball coach.
Donahue comes to BC after leading Cornell to the Sweet 16.
He replaces Al Skinner, who was fired last week.
Skinner spent 13 seasons the school and made seven NCAA tournaments.
Posted on: April 6, 2010 3:00 am
Edited on: April 6, 2010 3:36 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- DePaul's coaching search ended early Tuesday when Clemson's Oliver Purnell agreed to take the Big East job, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com.
An official announcement is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.
Purnell has led three different schools to NCAA tournaments -- including Clemson each of the past three seasons -- but is best known for never winning an NCAA tournament game. He's 0-6 all-time in the NCAA tournament. The Tigers lost to Missouri in the first round last March.
DePaul fired Jerry Wainwright in January.
Posted on: March 31, 2010 9:47 pm
Edited on: March 31, 2010 9:50 pm
James Dickey will be Houston's next basketball coach, according to multiple media reports out of Houston.
The Houston Chronicle is reporting a formal announcement could come Thursday.
Dickey coached at Texas Tech from 1991 to 2001 and made two NCAA tournament appearances. He was an assistant at Oklahoma State from 2002 to 2008, working for both Eddie and Sean Sutton. He's replacing Tom Penders.
This development is interesting because it's the second job in Texas that was filled in the past two days by somebody other than Billy Gillispie. The former Kentucky coach was reportedly in play at both UTEP and Houston. But UTEP went to Tim Floyd and Houston is hiring Dickey, and now it's unclear if Gillispie, a Texas native, will return to the sidelines next season.
Posted on: March 31, 2010 1:54 pm
Edited on: March 31, 2010 2:00 pm
Tulane has fired Dave Dickerson after five seasons, NewOrleans.com is reporting.
A formal annoucement is expected by the end of Wednesday.
Dickerson never took Tulane to the postseason.
The Green Wave were 3-13 in Conference USA this season.
Posted on: March 31, 2010 8:55 am
Edited on: March 31, 2010 10:15 am
Former Providence coach Tim Welsh will be the next men's basketball coach at Hofstra, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Wednesday morning. An official announcement is expected later Wednesday. An introductory press conference is tentatively scheduled for Thursday.
Welsh coached Providence from 1998 to 2008 and was fired after making just three NCAA tournament appearances and winning zero NCAA tournament games. The New York native previously coached at Iona. He replaces Tom Pecora, who left last week to take over at Fordham.
Hofstra finished 19-15 this season.
It's worth noting that Hofstra athletic director Jack Hayes is a Providence graduate.
Posted on: March 30, 2010 3:28 pm
Edited on: March 30, 2010 4:14 pm
Steve Lavin, as expected, has agreed to be the next basketball coach at St. John's, a school official confirmed to CBSSports.com on Tuesday.
An official announcement is expected later Tuesday.
Lavin coached at UCLA from 1996 to 2003 and made five Sweet 16s. The California native has been an analyst at ESPN for the past six years. He replaces Norm Roberts, who was fired earlier this month after six seasons that featured zero NCAA tournament appearances.
It'll be interesting to see what Lavin does with his staff considering he has no east coast experience. A source told CBSSports.com Lavin will likely try to hire Manhattan coach Barry "Slice" Rohrssen to be his top assistant. Lavin could also target Arizona assistant Emanuel "Book" Richardson, a Queens native who used to be the director of basketball for the New York Gauchos summer program that produces high-major talent each year.
Posted on: March 30, 2010 1:16 pm
Edited on: March 30, 2010 1:28 pm
Former Southern California coach Tim Floyd has reached an agreement in principle to become UTEP's next coach, a source close to the school told CBSSports.com.
An official announcement is expected later Tuesday.
Floyd resigned at USC last offseason after it was alleged that he committed major violations, among them paying O.J. Mayo's handler cash. Floyd denied all allegations. But USC was still investigated, and the Trojans did not participate in the 2009-10 postseason because of self-imposed penalties. The school appeared before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions last month. A ruling is expected in the next four to six weeks.
Floyd replaces Tony Barbee.
Barbee left last week to take over at Auburn.
UTEP won C-USA this season with no seniors, but the team will not return intact. CBSSports.com reported Monday that Derrick Caracter decided even before Barbee left that he would enter the 2010 NBA Draft. DraftExpress.com reported later Monday that Caracter has signed with agent Happy Walters.