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Cornell's Donahue won't discuss Seton, Storm

Cornell head coach Steve Donahue said it would

Cornell head coach Steve Donahue said it would be "unfair" to discuss vacancies at St. John's, Seton Hall and elsewhere while his team is still in the NCAA Tournament. (Mar. 20, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

SYRACUSE - After 10 years at Cornell, coach Steve Donahue is an overnight success. He's reached the Sweet 16 with a senior-dominated team that is 29-4 after upsets of Temple and Wisconsin allowed the 12th-seeded Big Red to meet top-seeded Kentucky Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals at the Carrier Dome.

Although Donahue never had a winning season in his first six years at Cornell, his seniors have gone 88-32 over the past four seasons. Suddenly, Donahue is a hot commodity with his name cropping up for job openings at Seton Hall, St. John's and any number of other major-college openings.

But when the question about his interest in exploring other opportunities came up again Wednesday, Donahue said, "Obviously, I get calls about other things. What goes through my mind is: I shouldn't be talking about this because it's unfair for the group. I just say there will be a time when I have to deal with certain things in my personal career.

"But I love this team. That [talk of job prospects] would be so unfair. It's the easiest thing to block that out in my mind. I'm enjoying this, I hope, as much as they are. I'm going to try to get a group like this again . . . [but] that may never happen to me again in my career."


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