Thursday, March 27, 2008

Coaching search and other housekeeping.

There isn't much well-sourced info out there on the coaching search. The less-than-credible New York Daily News reports that Scott Skiles will interview for the job. Skiles is unemployed, so it certainly is plausible that he would submit to a conventional interview, but what are the odds that a New York paper known for peddling gossip would scoop every Indiana reporter?
In any event, be sure to check out Inside the Hall, which is running profiles of the various rumored candidates. ITH already has profiled Tom Crean, Tony Bennett, Sean Miller, Bruce Pearl, and Scott Skiles (and perhaps more).
Of course, there are plenty of suspected IU candidates in action this weekend. Xavier and Sean Miller play West Virginia tonight in one of the early games, and Tony Bennett's Washington State team tries to shut down another potent offense, that of top-ranked North Carolina. One of the late games features Bruce Pearl of Tennessee against Rick Pitino of Louisville, either, both, or neither of whom may be in the mix, depending on the source. Certainly, the outcome of these games could affect the pace of IU's search.
As for me, my presence here for the next ten days is likely to be sporadic. I'll certainly try to get online if IU hires a coach next week, but no guarantees.


User said...

Pearl/Pitino isnt "EVER" leaving for a job at IU. Why? Only people in Indiana think its such a great one else. Its a "one sport" used to be school with nothing to offer other than farming and talk about how good the B-ball team "used-to-be". Tenn has the cash and facilites (20k+with luxury suites sold out years in advance now) a new 25million$$ practice facilites. Indiana has a new thing that changes tractor tires...yawn. good luck but I bet you settle. Your AD knows the truth... IU isnt a big deal outside of indiana....Yawn Oh and good luck with that farming thing, you can always talk about how great you "used-to-be"!!

John M said...

Well, at least with all the mockery of farming, I know you're not a Purdue fan. It's nice to see that despite caring so little about Indiana, you felt compelled to comment here about how irrelevant IU is.