Who’s it going to be?
Kevin Stallings and staff are gone. A majority of the players have asked for their release and both 2018 commitments have de-committed. Who’s going to be the guy to turn around the Pitt men’s basketball program?
It was reported that Thad Matta recently met with Heather Lyke. Before that it was Tom Crean, now the coach of Georgia. Former Pitt star and hometown hero Sean Miller is always a popular name for fans, and after another flameout in the NCAA Tournament it’s always possible Arizona cuts him loose. But there’s an FBI investigation hanging over his head. If he’s found guilty there could be stiff penalties. Would Pitt be willing to take that chance? And that’s even if he’s available, or would want to come back to Pitt and take over a program that just went 0-19 in the conference.
And then there’s up-and-comers like Dan Hurley of Rhode Island, Nate Oats of Buffalo, and Eric Musselman of Nevada. Does Pitt eschew the established coach to hire the “next big thing” from a mid-major team?
The stakes couldn’t be higher for the program. So who do you want to see be the next coach at Pitt?
Here are the choices. If you think it should be other, drop their name in the comments below.