2019 Coaching Carousel - Basketball Edition

And so it begins.

Texas A&M is parting ways with Billy Kennedy - Buzz Williams
Alabama is buying out Avery Johnson - Nate Oats
Vanderbilt has fired Bryce Drew - Jerry Stackhouse
UCLA previously fired Steve Alford - Mick Cronin
Arkansas fires Mike Anderson - Eric Musselman
Nebraska fires Tim Miles - Fred Hoiberg
California let go of Wyking Jones - Mark Fox
Virginia Tech loses Buzz Williams - Mike Young
Temple parts with Fran Dunphy - Aaron McKie
UNLV parts with Marvin Menzies - TJ Otzelberger
Saint Joseph parts ways with Phil Martelli - Billy Lange
BYU parts with Dave Rose
Cincinnati has Mick Cronin leave to UCLA
St. John's Chris Mullin has resigned

We're waiting for Wake to fire Danny Manning Wake is retaining Danny Manning because they're too poor to fire him

I will try to update as we find out new names. I'll keep this with major programs to help eliminate a little bit of the noise.

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Alabama is buying out Avery Johnson

Wonder if they'll divert one of the football team's Brinks trucks for a big basketball hire. I didn't expect them to can Johnson after 4 years and one NCAA birth given their program's relatively recent history.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Read on another thread that Wake may not fire Manning because $$.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

He would be fired if they were able to hire their top choice....but they were not successful - #sauces.

Vandy has not fired Drew, he will be moved to a different position so they don't have to pay his buyout.

P.S. I would really love to understand how this will work, us it because Vandy doesnt have an athletic department, or how is the contract is written. Endorsement typically pay the head coach not a persons name so what happens to his salary.

That's so terrible it's brilliant. Or it's so brilliant it's terrible. I'm not sure which.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

UCLA is thirsty for Tony Bennett per anonymous internet rumor mongers.

*gobbles mongeringly*

Hokies United l Ut Prosim

Since I am a VT fan, and hate every last thing about UVA, Bennett will stay there until he is 80- like K and Beoheim.. just because I hate UVA.

Tony Bennett has not said no to the UCLA job...

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

We're waiting for Wake to fire Danny Manning

Wake announced this morning that Danny Manning is coming back for another season.

Is it basketball season yet?

Isn't Calipari to UCLA a thing? Or was that just a rumor.

Arkansas fires Mike Anderson, who went 169-102 in 8 seasons.

Nebraska fires Tim Miles, who went 116-114 in 7 seasons.

Nebraska is going after Fred Hoiberg.

It feels like every school in the Midwest wants Fred Hoiberg. Those people love that guy. I think its to the point where if the Midwest seceded from the Union, it would elect Fred Hoiberg as their president in a landslide.

We can only hope that we don't end up in this article.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Nate Oats has been hired at Alabama

Fred Hoiberg to Nebraska

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I'm going to off myself when this article gets updated to say "Texas A&M has hired Buzz Williams"

I'm really hoping you left off the "/s"


"Cartoons Plural, Virginia Tech"

Please don't

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Giving a 6 year deal to a guy who has never been a college head coach is a bold move, but I guess there's nowhere to go but up from 0-18 in conference.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I've never met a Vandy alum who cared about sports...so there's that

I mean I am a little surprised. They were a pretty respectable basketball program there for a little while. I'm surprise it was allowed to get this bad.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

I firmly believe that Vandy will be the first team ever kicked out of a P5 conference having done nothing wrong. They are such a bad fit for the SEC.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

I don't disagree with you, but what conference do you think they belong in?

Vandy is a way better fit for the ACC, but we can't accept them since Wake fills the exact same role down to the school colors.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Mrs. Lwyr would like a word. I will also admit from a 'nothing to lose, 0 expectations' standpoint, it's fun to watch and root for them to periodically shit in the cheerios of the $EC elite.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

He also has plenty of NBA connections (played for 18 years and was an assistant coach for a few) and has been a head coach at the G League level

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Mick the Dick is headed to Westwood:

Hokies United l Ut Prosim

Reports are for 6 year $24 million contract.

I know UCLA needed somebody or anybody with a resume given how their search is going, but Mick is gonna be a terrible fit for that program imo. I'm not anti-Mick btw, I just don't see those two meshing at all.

I hear that Wofford lost their coach as well.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

I'm only including Power Conference and other major basketball schools

Wofford's hire isn't going to have much national impact

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson