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College Basketball: Coaching Changes 2009

April 21st, 2009
We'll track coaching changes as they occurr. If there's any missing on here, or if you have contract info to add (including salaries), please mention it in the comments section.

Newest: Seattle hires Dollar

Power Conferences

Alabama
Was: Mark Gottfried
Is: Anthony Grant (1.8 mil, VCU)

Arizona
Was: Russ Pennell (Interim)
Is: Sean Miller (2.5 mil, Xavier)

Georgia
Was: Dennis Felton / Pete Hermann (Interim)
Is: Mark Fox (1.3 mil, Nevada)

Kentucky

Isiah Thomas Named New FIU Coach

April 14th, 2009

 

FIU Director of Athletics Pete Garcia announced today that the Golden Panthers have hired NCAA Champion, two-time NBA Champion and Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas as the school's new men's basketball head coach.

"We are very excited to have such a legendary athlete and proven winner in Isiah Thomas to lead our men's basketball program," Garcia said. "There is no doubt that Isiah will give FIU a tremendous opportunity to take the basketball program to the highest level."

Tyler Geving Named Portland St Coach

April 14th, 2009
The Portland State Athletics Department has elevated Tyler Geving to Head Men's Basketball Coach and charged him with furthering the development of the most successful era in Viking basketball history.

Geving was introduced as Portland State's new Head Coach at a press conference in the Stott Center's Morrow Team Room on the PSU campus on Tuesday afternoon. His selection as the 12th Head Coach in Viking basketball history comes after four seasons as the number one assistant to former coach Ken Bone, and the last two seasons as Associate Head Coach.

Cal And the Cats: A Good Fit?

April 1st, 2009
John Calipari - MemphisI have been wrong before - believe me. I once remember telling a friend that Rashad Carruth was going to be a fantastic player at Kentucky. I thought it was a good thing the Cats didn't recruit Chris Lofton out of high school. I thought Tayshaun Prince would be, at best, a decent NBA sixth-man. I even bought into the rumors that Patrick Sparks would be the missing piece UK needed to a national title after he transferred from Western Kentucky.

So keep that in mind when I tell you that I don't have the greatest feeling about John Calipari coming to Lexington.

Big Blue Blunder: Kentucky On the Clock

March 28th, 2009

I don’t think this is how Mitch Barnhart envisioned things going.

 

Gillispie Officially Fired From UK

March 27th, 2009
From UKAthletics.com -- The University of Kentucky will hold a press conference Friday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET in the Memorial Coliseum media room.

 

UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr. and Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart will be announcing a change in the head coaching position of the men's basketball program.

 

 

There will be a live feed on UKathletics.com.

 

Week in Review: Kansas, Pat Knight, Sidney's Decision, More..

February 25th, 2009
Alabama St

Rob Carpentier's "Seven Day Stretch" is a whirlwind tour around every corner of college basketball nation:

 

College Basketball: The Week Ahead

February 24th, 2009

It's that time of year.. when the NCAA Tournament is all the rage, and everybody and your mother starts talking college hoops. Get a leg up on your bracket competitors by watching this week's prime-time games.