Georgia’s search for a basketball coach continues. According to Jeff Goodman, former Ohio State coach Thad Matta was offered the job but turned it down because he didn’t feel he was physically capable of handling the responsibilities (Matta has battled back injuries for years).
Thad Matta on spurning Georgia: "It was the most difficult decision because Georgia is a tremendous opportunity for a coach to build a great program. Unfortunately, I just don’t feel that I am completely ready at this point to give Greg McGarity and Georgia what they deserve."
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 14, 2018
Meanwhile, it appears Ole Miss will hire Middle Tennessee State head coach Kermit Davis and Tubby Smith is delaying the inevitable in Memphis. Memphis officials were set to fire Tubby yesterday, but the meeting was postponed. According to Evan Daniels, they’re trying again right now:
Tubby Smith is supposed to meet with Memphis officials before 12:00 CT, a source tell @247Sports. They were scheduled for 4:00 CT yesterday, but the meeting was postponed.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 14, 2018
Odds Rick Pitino is stationed outside the Georgia basketball offices in Athens right now?