Pitt has canceled the long-planned of the athletic committee of the board of trustees that was scheduled for Friday and was most likely going to center around the ongoing search for a new head basketball coach.
“A long-standing Athletics Committee Meeting scheduled for today has been postponed due to staff commitments related to the head men’s basketball coaching search,” a university spokesperson said. “This committee meeting had been scheduled weeks ago. Any characterization that it was urgently arranged to discuss men’s basketball is not only inaccurate but also irresponsible and ill-informed reporting.”
Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and Fangraphs first reported that Pitt had canceled the meeting and said that Pitt’s search “lacked a compass.”
Sources tell PSN that athletic director Heather Lyke has resumed the search after moving on from both former Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley, who took the Connecticut job, and Sean Miller, who remains at Arizona despite his interest in the Pitt position.
Pitt boosters seemed eager to re-visit that decision, with sources telling PSN on Friday that donors intended to use the forum with Lyke on Friday to discuss their desire for Miller to be reconsidered as an option.