• Shreveporttimes.com • Weather • Calendar • Jobs • Cars • Real Estate • Apartments • Shopping • Classifieds • Dating

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Hoops talk

The Final Four is coming up this weekend, but the talk in college basketball right now is about some of the jobs that are open.

I don't understand it, but apparently Billy Gillespie is headed to Arkansas from Texas A&M. At least that's the talk in hoops circles. I figured Gillespie, a Texan, to stay at A&M. But apparently Arkansas is going to get serious about men's basketball.

If Gillespie leaves, then it will be interesting to see Texas A&M's next move.

Another hot topic is the Kentucky job. The word in hoops circles is that Kentucky is going to go hard after Billy Donovan at Florida. The numbers being tossed around there are Nick Saban numbers - nearly $4 million a year is what is being talked about among basketball types. It will be interesting to see what Donovan does.

Locally, Northwestern State coach Mike McConathy has created a stir by applying for the Iowa job.Already, Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl has taken his name out of consideration there.

These next two weeks will be huge in determining what happens next season.


Post a Comment

<< Home