UCONN MBB Coach Search

posted by Ben Darnell -

UCONN has moved on from coach Kevin Ollie.  Coach is a great man and a huge asset to the state of CT.  At the end of the day, he didn't win enough basketball games to stay at head coach.  

So who's next?

Here is a list of potentials...

  1. Tom Crean.  He lives in the state.  He is a proven head coach at a top-tier program with an "old" Big East philosophy.  He's friends with Dwayne Wade and married into the Harbaughs.  He can recruit.  
  2. Dan Hurley.  He knows the high school system inside and out.  He has made Rhode Island a tourney team.  He can get players to come play in the Northeast.
  3. Mark Schmidt.  St. Bonaventure is a team no one wants to face in the tournament and no one wants to schedule in the regular season.  He is a "players" coach that gets his kids to work.  
  4. Jim Calhoun or Geno Auriemma.  Not gonna happen.
  5. Rick Pitino.  Really?

My personal opinion... which ever coach does the most with less in the next two weeks of March Madness.  Stay tuned.


Don't forget... Coach Ollie has one of the top 5 improbable title runs in the history of basketball!

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