Thanks to a tip from WILDCATZ, we have learned that GoAZCats is reporting Jim Livengood has found the next coach of the Arizona Wildcats. A contract is being worked out right now and the announcement of the new coach could come as early as today. According to the report on the site the following coaches are not going to be the next coach:
- Rick Pitino (Louisville)
- Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh)
- Tom Izzo (Michigan State)
- Tim Floyd (USC)
- Sean Miller (Xavier)
- Bill Grier (San Diego)
The names that aren't on the list that would be most appealing to me are Mark Few of Gonzaga and Tubby Smith of Minnesota. However, these are nothing, but stabs in the dark and we will be waiting eagerly to report the news as soon as it breaks.
[Note by SoCalStites, 04/01/09 12:00 PM PDT ] Update: The East Valley Tribune
is reporting that Jeff Capel of Oklahoma is in negotiations with Arizona to be the next head coach.
[Note by SoCalStites, 04/01/09 4:26 PM PDT ] Update: Norman Transcript is reporting
Jeff Capel has had no contact with the University of Arizona and that reports of negotiations are erroneous.
[Note by SoCalStites, 04/01/09 7:29 PM PDT ] Update: KVOA and GoAZCats.com are reporting
that Tim Floyd is in Tucson, AZ to meet with Jim Livengood about the vacant coaching position.