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NCAA coaching carousel

Since it’s now officially the offseason, the college basketball coaching carousel is in full swing. There have already been a few big names changing schools, and rumors of other moves are still drifting around the internet. I’m here to keep you up to date with some of the bigger moves that have been made so far.

Darrin Horn — Kentucky’s very own Darrin Horn is out at South Carolina after 4 years and a 60-63 record. The program is looking for a change after a few years of underachieving in a conference not known for basketball.

Frank Martin — Martin will be Horn’s replacement at South Carolina. He was previously at Kansas State for 5 years. During his time there, the (other) Wildcats accumulated an impressive 117-54 record. If nothing else, Martin will bring some entertainment to the SEC sidelines. Also worth noting: this is probably the first and last time the terms “Frank Martin” and “carousel” will ever be mentioned in the same conversation.

Bruce Weber — Illinois fired Weber after one of the worst late-season collapses in recent memory. After beating Ohio State and Michigan State earlier in the season, the Fighting Illini dropped 12 of their last 14 games and finished with a 17-15 record. Weber was recently hired to replace Martin at Kansas State.

Isaiah Thomas — Thomas is done at Florida International after three underwhelming seasons. No word yet on if his 26-65 record at FIU had anything to do with him getting fired. I’m kidding.

Rick Stansbury — Stansbury retired with a record of 283-165 after 14 seasons at Mississippi State. His exit paved the way for another new face in the SEC, Rick Ray. Ray was formerly an assistant at Clemson for two years.


Here’s to hoping we don’t see Coach Cal on this list for a very long time, and that we see Tom Crean on it tomorrow.

Go Cats.

Article written by David Jackson

14 Comments for NCAA coaching carousel

  1. Mike
    5:39 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    This might qualify as a “who cares” article.

  2. catfan68
    5:43 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Just a little late…this is old news!

  3. GR8 ness
    5:50 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    It’s cool. Keep the changes coming. Maybe you could make more jokes though.

  4. phk
    5:55 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Not that I mind, but who the f— is David Jackson? At the very least make an introductory post before springing this guy on us.

  5. bbn4ever
    6:05 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    What the hell does that mean hope we see tom crean on it tomm? Could give two shits less who is at or who is goin to be at hoosierville,

  6. WillCat
    6:26 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Trent Johnson is out at LSU and is going to TCU..wonder if any of our assistants get a look there

  7. Lady Charles Barkley
    6:36 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Well this sure is exciting news. Perhaps you could update the old news per say and tell us how Frank Martin is doing now that he’s been in Columbia for awhile.

  8. Lady Charles Barkley
    6:37 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina coach Frank Martin says forward Anthony Gill is considering a transfer.–S-Carolina-Gill/

  9. ToBy
    6:51 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    Who is David Jackson? I thought we were supposed to be bball fans around here. this article is about a week late. Have fun and stay clear of the needle.

  10. barn
    7:06 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    crean to fla int’l? is tubby safe? steve massyhello going anywhere?

  11. Paducah UK fan
    7:34 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    do not get the crean comment. What do we UK fans want, no rivals, play only teams that are crap or what. The only way to get better is to play good competition. I doubt if Coach Cal would say losing to Indiana was not a good lesson for the young CATS, and then the Vandy a snap back to reality. Maybe not show any love their way but hope they continue to field good teams Ind UL, Vandy, Fla Tn. Playing these guys at Rupp is a real blast. Keep up the competition. I would rather beat one of these guys in a tough hard fought game than whip LSU by 50,

    Definitely a UK fan all the way.

  12. Jesssamine County
    8:35 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    So the author is scared of Tom Crean? Really?

  13. @#$%$%^!!!!!
    8:35 pm April 7, 2012 Permalink

    #11, I agree man. What’s the deal with hoping clappy the clown goes somewhere else? I love the fact that we finally have a competitive game with those losers up north.

  14. redandyz
    5:21 pm April 9, 2012 Permalink

    12. I agree with you 100%. Plain scared. And, it sounds like UK doesn’t want to ever venture back into Assembly Hall – never ever (for ever ever?). They would like to play ONLY on neutral courts. I think this idea completely in IU’s favor.. which is cool with me.