2018 Men's Hoops Coaching Carousel


#1

UofL assistant (and former player) David Padgett named interim HC for 2017-18.

CBSSports.com: With Rick Pitino on leave, assistant David Padgett to be Louisville interim head coach


#2

CBSSports.com: Louisville athletic board starts process to fire Rick Pitino after contract breach claim


#3

USC Upstate head coach Eddie Payne has retired due to health reasons.

Payne was the last coach to take ECU to the NCAA tournament (1993) and dropped 108 on us in Halton last year.


#4

Wish him well.

And a bit of Niner trivia - during the early 1980s when he served served as head coach at nearby Belmont Abbey, Payne’s wife Ann was HC of the Lady Niners basketball team.


#5

USC Upstate has named longtime Spartan assistant Kyle Perry as interim head coach. Served as associate HC during the previous four seasons.


#6

clt says he is the son of racing legend Richard perry.


#7

Interesting week. First, Tim Floyd abruptly announces his immediate retirement at UTEP and now Jeff Lebo resigns at ECU. And it’s still November!

ESPN.com: UTEP’s Tim Floyd announces retirement after loss to Lamar

Sportingnews.com: JEFF LEBO IS OUT BECAUSE HE COULDN’T WIN AT ECU — BUT WHO COULD?


#8

[quote=“Run49er, post:7, topic:31105”]Interesting week. First, Tim Floyd abruptly announces his immediate retirement at UTEP and now Jeff Lebo resigns at ECU. And it’s still November!

ESPN.com: UTEP’s Tim Floyd announces retirement after loss to Lamar

Sportingnews.com: JEFF LEBO IS OUT BECAUSE HE COULDN’T WIN AT ECU — BUT WHO COULD?[/quote]

clt declares a national week of mourning for the loss of Lebo. He remains a national treasure.


#9

School - Former Coach - New Coach

CHARLOTTE - Mark Price - Houston Fancher (interim)

ECU - Jeff Lebo - Michael Perry (interim)

Louisville - Rick Pitino - Dave Padgett (interim)

USC Upstate - Eddie Payne - Kyle Perry

UTEP - Tim Floyd - Phil Johnson (interim)


#10

[quote=“Run49er, post:9, topic:31105”]School - Former Coach - New Coach

CHARLOTTE - Mark Price - Houston Fancher (interim)

ECU - Jeff Lebo - Michael Perry (interim)

Louisville - Rick Pitino - Dave Padgett (interim)

USC Upstate - Eddie Payne - Kyle Perry

UTEP - Tim Floyd - Phil Johnson (interim)[/quote]

clt says a potential HOF player (price) and two locks for the HOF as coaches (Lebo and pitino). What a season.


#11

Per Jeff Goodman, UC Riverside latest to pink slip their coach - Dennis Cutts - as the Highlanders finished 5-9 in OOC play. Named AHC Justin Bell interim for the remainder of the season.

The Big West program was 50-87 under Cutts and had begun the year on a high note by defeating flagship big brother Cal Berkeley.


#12

Colorado State places Larry Eustachy on leave as the school conducts another investigation into his behavior.

CBSSports.com: Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy put on administrative leave


#13

NBCSports.com: Colorado State expected to part ways with Larry Eustachy


#14

Looks like Eustachy not the only one on the way out in Fort Collins.

Denverpost.com: Colorado State suspends interim basketball coach Steve Barnes


#15

Tim O’Shea of Bryant (Northeast Conference) has announced his retirement at the end of the season. Led the Rhode Island school through its transition to D-I during his decade as their coach following a seven year tenure as HC at Ohio.


#16

As already mentioned in another thread, Andy Kennedy will step aside at Ole Miss at the end of the season. In his 12th year in Oxford and will leave as the school’s all time winningest coach (currently 245 victories).

CBSSports.com: Ole Miss and Andy Kennedy to announce they are parting ways after this season


#17

Pepperdine has announced that the contract of Marty Wilson will be terminated at season’s end. Played PG for the Waves in the 1980s and then served 10 years as an assistant at his alma mater prior to being named HC in 2011.


#18

[quote=“Run49er, post:14, topic:31105”]Looks like Eustachy not the only one on the way out in Fort Collins.

Denverpost.com: Colorado State suspends interim basketball coach Steve Barnes[/quote]
With Eustachy and Barnes both suspended, Colorado State assistant Jase Herl will serve as interim coach for the Rams for the remainder of the season.


#19

[quote=“Run49er, post:16, topic:31105”]As already mentioned in another thread, Andy Kennedy will step aside at Ole Miss at the end of the season. In his 12th year in Oxford and will leave as the school’s all time winningest coach (currently 245 victories).

CBSSports.com: Ole Miss and Andy Kennedy to announce they are parting ways after this season[/quote]
Change of plans at Ole Miss as assistant Tony Madlock will serve as acting head coach for the remainder the season.

Hoopdirt.com: Andy Kennedy Changes Course; Steps Down Immediately at Ole Miss

FWIW, would think that Mississippi native Kermit Davis will be in the mix to replace Kennedy. Has SEC ties as both a player (Mississippi State) and an assistant (MSU and LSU).


#20

afraid Kennedy leaving now will make it less likely he will still be around when we hire our AD