Sunday, June 7, 2015

News On The Horizon 6/7/2015

Cleveland State lands prized assistant Jermaine Henderson--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Jermaine Henderson Named Assistant Men's Basketball

Titan Legend John Long ’78 Michigan Sports Hall Of Fame

Coach Scott Announces Fleming, Blanton As Assistant
Coach Scott: "My First 30 Days"


INTERVIEW: Steve McClain Speaks with JR the Bossman

2014-15 WBB Highlights: Kendyl

Jalen Gibson set to visit Green Bay this weekend--Phear The Phoenix

Disconnect between Iowa State President, athletic director in search to replace Hoiberg--CollegeBasketballTalk
Bryce Drew among candidates to replace Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State--College Basketball Nation Blog
Eight potential replacements for Fred Hoiberg at Iowa State--The Sporting News
Jeff Hornacek's agent denies report his client declined ISU meeting--CBS Sports
Meantime, sources told that the search firm Iowa State has hired for assistance (Parker Executive Search) has contacted, or at least tried to contact, Stephen F. Austin's Brad Underwood, Valparaiso's Bryce Drew, Murray State's Steve Prohm and Hornicek. Those four, along with Iowa State assistant T.J. Otzelberger, remain under consideration. reported Wednesday that former Suns coach Lindsey Hunter is also a candidate. And sources have told that Oregon's Dana Altman might too be an option, though it's possible the sexual assault allegations three players in his program endured two seasons ago could hurt Altman with Iowa State's administration.
Peterson: Pros and cons of top ISU coaching candidates--The Des Moines Register
I've heard the same names you have — possibly even from the same people.

Bryce Drew. T.J. Otzelberger. Steve Prohm. Brad Underwood. That's alphabetical order; I'm not predicting or endorsing anyone. Publicly, at least.

Those guys were supposed to interview for the position this weekend, according to A. Source, and according to national college basketball followers. Are they the only candidates on the Jamie Pollard-Steven Leath list? We'll get a big "no comment" from the Iowa State AD and university president on that one, but it's at least worth the question when all the drama ends.
BRYCE DREW, Valparaiso head coach

He's 94-42 in four seasons at his alma mater, and he's coached in two NCAA Tournaments. How does 49-17 in the Horizon League translate to twice-a-season games against Kansas, Oklahoma and his Baylor-coaching brother, Scott?

You can ask that question of any mid-major coach, but last I heard, the Butler coaches from that league — some of them anyhow — didn't do horribly at the next level. Think Brad Stevens.

I've heard people wonder how fans would get used to a system that's not as offensively focused as what they've been watching. And for some, that might be an issue. Valpo averaged 69.6 points last season, about eight fewer than ISU. Drew's team averaged four fewer possessions and didn't shoot as many 3-pointers as the Cyclones. Defensively, his guys were pretty good, allowing around nine fewer points than Hoiberg's team.

Iowa State guys (other than the shot-blocking McKay) playing top-shelf defense? Now there's some out-of-the-box thinking.

You decide.

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