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More coaching movement

The coaching carousel got a huge push on Wednesday when Rutgers fired Mike Rice. We really can't see Rutgers not trying to get a  big name, especially with a jump to the Big Ten right around the corner. The problem is most of the big names -Tubby Smith, Steve Alford- have been grabbed.

This opens the door for a couple of mid-major darlings. Iona's Tim Cluess, who is supposedly in the mix at Hofstra, is likely to be on Rutgers' short list, too. Don't be surprised if Danny Hurley's name gets mentioned here also. Seth Greenberg and Al Skinner could also be a fit at Rutgers.

The following is a list of coaching moves with the successor in parentheses.

American – Jeff Jones
Ball State – Billy Taylor
Buffalo – Reggie Witherspoon (Bobby Hurley)
Cal State Fullerton – Bob Burton (Dedrique Taylor)
Cal State Northridge – Bobby Braswell (Reggie Theus)
Campbell – Robbie Laing (Ryan Odom)
Chattanooga – John Shulman
Drake – Mark Phelps (Ray Giacoletti)
Fairleigh Dickinson – Greg Vetrone
Furman – Jeff Jackson
Georgia Southern – Charlton Young (Mark Byington)
Hofstra – Mo Cassara
Jackson State – Tevester Anderson (Wayne Brent)
Longwood – Mike Gillian (Jayson Gee)
Marist – Chuck Martin
Minnesota – Tubby Smith (Richard Pitino)
New Mexico – Steve Alford (Craig Neal)
Northwestern – Bill Carmody (Chris Collins)
Old Dominion – Blaine Taylor (Jeff Jones)
Pacific – Bob Thomason (Ron Verlin)
Rutgers – Mike Rice
Saint Louis – Rick Majeras, Jim Crews (Interim)
San Jose State – George Nessman
Siena – Mitch Buonaguro (Jimmy Patsos)
South Alabama – Ronnie Arrow (Matthew Graves)
South Carolina State – Tim Carter, Murray Garvin (interim)
Texas-Pan American – Ryan Marks
Texas State – Doug Favalos
Texas Tech – Billy Gillespie (Tubby Smith)
Troy – Don Maestri (Phil Cunningham)
UMKC – Matt Brown (Kareem Richardson)
UCLA – Ben Howland (Steve Alford)
UNC-Asheville – Eddie Biedenbach
USC – Kevin O’Neill (Andy Enfield)

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