Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Reports: Georgia Tech Offers Gregory; Williams Anticipates Marquette Extension
In response to multiple reports that Georgia Tech has offered Dayton’s Brian Gregory the head coaching job, the school has issued a statement.
Georgia Tech associate AD Wayne Hogan said:
The search for the next men’s basketball coach at Georgia Tech has not concluded and is still ongoing, contrary to a number of published internet reports on Friday. As is our policy, we do not comment on ongoing searches. However, due to these erroneous reports we felt compelled to clarify the status of the search process.SportsbyBrooks.com reported Friday that Gregory had been offered the job but has yet to decide whether to accept.
The site also reported that Georgia Tech interviewed Tulsa head basketball coach Doug Wojcik.WILLIAMS SAYS HE ANTICIPATES EXTENSION
Marquette coach Buzz Williams told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he anticipates getting a contract extension done soon with Marquette.
As I reported Friday night, a source close to Williams said he would be intrigued if Rick Barnes left Texas for N.C. State. Barnes is a Hickory, N.C. native, and Williams is from Texas.
“I have now completed three seasons as head coach at MU,” Williams told Todd Rosiak of the Journal-Sentinel. “I have worked under three different contracts. I anticipate, if I can sleep between now and open of business on Monday, that on Monday we’ll begin to work on the fourth contract…
“Is it gonna happen on Monday? I don’t think so. I can tell you this: from the bottom to the top… I have great confidence in them. I think they feel the same way about me. And no amount of money, no years of service, no anything else that goes into a contract means more to me than that…
“I have great comfort about where I’m at personally and where I’m at professionally. I have unbelievable confidence and faith in the upper management at MU. And that’s not going to change, regardless of my emotional level from just getting whipped in the Sweet 16. I think that our future is bright…
“If you track my past, I’ve never made a decision on money. Ever. And I have never made a decision on location.”
**Vanderbilt assistant King Rice is the leader at Manhattan, according to Hoopdirt.com. LIU coach Jim Ferry, St. Peter’s coach John Dunne and Louisville assistant Steve Masiello are also in the mix, per sources. Dunne has also interviewed at Monmouth, sources said.
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.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.