Friday, March 22, 2013

The WAC daily coaching hire post

From the Hoop Dirtster: "An early “hot” name at Tennessee Chattanooga is New Mexico associate head coach Craig Neal. His younger brother Shane played at UTC during the Mocs' glory years under Mack McCarthy. Apparently Shane is working in Chattanooga and has some juice in the athletic department. Craig Neal was third-round draft pick by Portland in 1988, and also played for Miami and Denver. Prior to his time at New Mexico, he was an assistant at Iowa. By all accounts, he was very close to getting the Colorado State job last off-season" 

Neal has also been proposed for the open San Jose State University position by some fans.


A thought regarding Kansas Assistant Kurtis Townsend being nominated by some SJSU fans: if Townsend's Facebook message truly was "I am trying to get involved in the head basketball search would luv to come home and coach in San Jose" then he certainly wasn't among the names on AD Gene Blaymaier's shortlist and, yes, every AD has one. It appears like someone trying to create public momentum.


It's day 10 of the SJSU hoops opening. Yes, the recruiting clock is ticking but it's most important to get the right new hire. Keep repeating this Barbara Johnson mantra: “Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm hearing that Wyking Jones a current Assistant with Louisville is the leading candidate for the San Jose State job. He played at LMU and his wife is from the Bay Area.