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Was also curious about the women's side of the coin. The BU coach got the Wisconsin job, and Oklahoma, Auburn and Arizona are the only Power 5 type jobs open. But, a few regional jobs of note include BU, Northeastern, Dartmouth and Siena : Women's college basketball coaching changes for 2021-22
Arizona is in the women's Final Four, so I don't think that job is open. The big women's jobs currently open are Oklahoma, Auburn, Washington with a few other decent ones like the 2 George's: Mason and Washington.

Women's side not as crazy as the men's but still has some stuff going on, that's for sure.
 
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Arizona is in the women's Final Four, so I don't think that job is open. The big women's jobs currently open are Oklahoma, Auburn, Washington with a few other decent ones like the 2 George's: Mason and Washington.

Women's side not as crazy as the men's but still has some stuff going on, that's for sure.
Yup, my bad. I do wonder if McCombs at Stony Brook is on the shortlist for a few of those higher conference openings.

Also, news items:


Rimm was on an interim deal for 2 seasons.

Also, Moser might be close on the Oklahoma job which would be interesting

 

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Happy Women's Tournament Championship Day, to those who observe.

WJHL (local outlet in eastern Tennessee) is reporting that Tennessee assistant Desmond Oliver will be the next head coach at East Tennessee State. Oliver was in connection with the Albany job, and I feel like I heard his name elsewhere as well. Interesting how quickly ETSU was able to move considering there's still some hubbub about Jason Shay's resignation.

Also, if you're keeping score WAY down your coaching carousel scorecard, Tennessee has now lost 2 of its 3 assistants to head coaching jobs (Kim English to Mason was the other).
 

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Just given the situation surrounding ETSU, Oliver is going to have his hands full with a total rebuild/convincing players that going there doesn't mean the community is against you for practicing your right to freedom of expression, etc. He also seems like a guy who jumped in those consortium/search firm worlds to get his name out as a head coach, and it's always intriguing how those guys perform too.

And, another opening, Keno Davis is out at Central Michigan:



Talk about a guy who was a one-season wonder.
 

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Keno Davis is an amazing case study in "What could have gone differently?" Gets one hot season at Drake (served up by an impeccably-timed retirement from his dad). But then goes to...Providence, while a program with a good hoops identity was in a bit of a low patch, and just seemed like the worst example of a fan fiction coaching search ("What if this trendy coach took this name-brand job...even if there's just zero natural feel to the hire whatsoever?!"). Gets flushed out...then ends up at Central Michigan, a program with 4 tournament appearances ever, the last 10 years before he took the job. In other words, a perpetual rebuild. Now he's out. Could see him winding up on someone's staff, but if he ever gets another head coach job it'll probably be somewhere worse than the MAC.

Fire his agent.

Stay at Drake for a bit. Or take a different, better-fitting Power 6 Payday. Maybe it would just expose him as a pedestrian coach sooner, and he'd make less money while doing it. Totally possible. But what he did didn't work, and was probably never gonna work, and should probably be taught at Up-and-Coming Coach School.
 

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Keno to Providence was very weird on both ends. PC isn't necessarily a HARD job- Maine is a hard job. Fordham is a hard job. But it is a very SPECIFIC job. You certainly have the resources, but you need to go out of state to recruit in maybe the most heavily recruited corridor in the country (Boston to DC) against some schools with even more resources (UConn, Syracuse, Villanova, Maryland, etc), plus you have schools in bigger conferences (BC, Rutgers, Penn State), plus you have a half dozen schools who look a lot like you (St. John's, Georgetown, Temple, Seton Hall), plus a bunch of schools who are right at your heels (St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island, UMass).

Ed Cooley was basically designed in a lab for that job- a local guy, his entire career was in the Northeast so he's got connections; he's incredibly charismatic, so he can win the living room; his team plays with a distinct identity.

PC has had success with outsiders before (Rick Barnes, namely), and the northeasterner from the MAAC doesn't always work (I think that you could charitably call the results of the Tim Welsh era "mixed"). But the shiny name from the midwest without a deep well of success can't be a path they ever go down again after Cooley.
 

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Well that'd be interesting. Miles is well liked (because he is a funny guy), and he has done okay at a place it's hard to win at (Nebraska). But at Colorado State he got them better at the end, but arguably the guy before him, and the two coaches after him (Larry Eustachy and Niko Medved) have done better jobs than Miles did. And, he has no California ties...which isn't essential, but it feels like should be a need, and possibly why the last guy flamed out. He is familiar with the league at least, and deserved another shot somewhere, though.

But hey, if he can get them to .500 in league play a few years that's a win for SJSU and these days you can just make a roster from the portal so maybe it works?

Edit: Just to add to that, Miles' coaching tree is Medved, and Craig Smith the man Odom is replacing at Utah State who landed the Utah job, so guys under him succeed as head coaches. SJSU could have done far, far worse, but it definitely is an interesting one.
 

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Per Jeff Goodman, it does look like UTEP coach Rodney Terry is leaving to join the staff at Texas as an assistant. He had been an assistant there previously.

The Texas Superspreader continues!
 

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Rothstein: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is hiring Purdue assistant Steve Lutz. Just the 4th coach ever for the Islanders, and by my estimation, the first coach they've ever hired under the age of 50.

Down-ballot carousel impact: Like Tennessee, Purdue has now lost two assistants this off season (Shrewsberry to Penn State).
 

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Per Jeff Goodman, it does look like UTEP coach Rodney Terry is leaving to join the staff at Texas as an assistant. He had been an assistant there previously.

The Texas Superspreader continues!
Remember when UTEP was a job that you wouldn't leave to be an assistant elsewhere?
 
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