A few tidbits have emerged over the last few hours regarding the Georgetown Hoyas head coaching search, each of which will be addressed below.
Georgetown put out strong feelers to Xavier's Chris Mack at $4 million per year, source told ESPN. Mack staying... https://t.co/bpVDnOgAe0— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 31, 2017
In my view, this “report” has very little to no credibility. Jeff Goodman is a good reporter, but those who know things will tell you that it is not uncommon for media members to tweet information that may not be entirely accurate in order to help their friends in the coaching business. The quid pro quo, of course, is that the coaches will then feed the media members various pieces of information, which is why you see every guy who covers college hoops tweet the same thing at the same damn time when a coach gets hired somewhere or a recruit makes a decision.
Is it possible that Georgetown kicked the tires on Chris Mack? Sure. Is it likely that a formal offer was made of $4 million and that Mack turned it down? Not very.
former iu coach tom crean, who once coached Marquette, tells pardon the interruption that Georgetown has no interest.— Dick Weiss (@HoopsWeiss) March 31, 2017
This isn’t quite what he said. He said he didn’t think Georgetown was interested in him...which is true as we haven’t yet reached out to him. This doesn’t mean, of course, that he wouldn’t be interested in the position, and my sense is that he would be if the school were to come a knockin’ on Tom Crean’s door.
Still hearing Tommy Amaker as top option at Georgetown but several guys have already turned them down.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 1, 2017
This tweet is somewhat accurate. Though I can’t confirm that “several guys” have turned it down, I have heard similar reports involving Amaker as late as this evening from those in the industry that I trust. Amaker’s name has been floated from the beginning of his search and has not gone away, and as this process continues to move forward without another clear target in sight, it seems more and more likely that the job may fall to Amaker IF he wants it. For those in the fanbase that have advocated an #AnyoneButAmaker solution to this search, you should hope that Paul Tagliabue makes some headway with other potential candidates this weekend at the Final Four.
Speaking of which...
Remember that extension that Danny Hurley was supposed to sign today? Well, it doesn’t appear that it happened, and per sources Hurley is indeed headed to Phoenix this weekend.
We’ll see what happens.
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