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Tom Barrise is one of five candidates for the Fairleigh Dickinson men’s basketball job and has already interviewed for the position, multiple sources said.
A Paterson, N.J. native and former two-sport star at Fairleigh Dickinson, Barrise was most recently interim head coach of the Nets for two games after Lawrence Frank was fired.
Yahoo! Sports recently reported that Barrise was the “favorite” for the FDU job.
Greg Vetrone is the current interim head coach at FDU.
Sources said the five men under consideration for the job include Barrise, Vetrone, UConn assistant Pat Sellers, Division 3 Ramapo College head coach Chuck McBreen and UMass-Lowell coach Greg Herenda, a former Seton Hall assistant.
“They are looking to make a decision as soon as the season ends,” a source said.
Barrise was the head coach for three seasons (1992-95) at Ramapo College. He has also coached at St. Peter’s, Fairfield, East Carolina, Jacksonville, William Paterson and FDU.
The Knights are 10-19 overall, 9-7 in the Northeast Conference. They are tied for fifth in the conference and have qualified for the NEC Conference tournament.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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