Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dixon on the Move? Other College Coaching Changes

I've heard that VCU coach Shaka Smart is the leading candidate to get the Tennessee job, but this article suggests that Jamie Dixon is high on the Vols wish list. I guess it's inevitable that Dixon's name is going to come up for every big job opening, but there is no doubt his agent works very hard to circulate his name for positions like this to increase his leverage at Pitt. Tennessee is a mess. Dixon isn't going there.

In other coaching moves Missouri coach Mike Anderson has left to take the Arkansas job. Anderson was once an assistant at Arkansas under Nolan Richardson. Expectations will be high as Anderson takes what will undoubtedly be his last job as a head coach.

I've heard that Richmond head coach Chris Mooney is the leading candidate for the Georgia Tech head job. That will be a tough blow for the Spiders, but might bring some luster back to a G Tech program that should do better in what is a relatively weak ACC after perennial powers Duke and UNC. Here is a good profile on Mooney that ran in the NY Times a few weeks back.

2 comments:

Guillemineg said...

It must also help that you know Dixon will be available after the first or second round of the tournament every year ... makes the PR easier I imagine. Just sayin'.

Hammerspeaks said...

Zing!