Monday, April 26, 2010

Driesell hired at Citadel

Written for your enjoyment by: Raff

Built Like a Vault - Save $10 at Magellan'sChuck Driesell will be the next head basketball coach at The Citadel. The Maryland assistant was a name that had been mentioned as a possible replacement for Milan Brown at the Mount. Not sure there was a lot of reality to that, but it was a name that had popped up.

Driesell is the son of longtime Maryland head coach Lefty Driesell. I remember Driesell's one trip to the Knott Arena. It was a Saturday afternoon affair after he had moved onto James Madison. It was early in the Mount's days in Division I and one of the first seasons at the ARCC. The Mount took a one point lead with 4 seconds left, but the Dukes inbounded the ball and the point guard went the length of the floor to score off the glass and over the leap of Alex Watson at the buzzer and give the Dukes the win at the buzzer.

On some other coaching news - that likely doesn't have a huge effect on the Mount. Greg McDermott is likely to be the new coach at Creighton. He's skipping out of Ames Iowa and the Big-12 to move back to the Valley. He previously was the head coach at UNI. His leaving will open up another BCS Conference coaching job.

Rutgers is also still vacant. Jim O'Brien seemed like the early frontrunner. However, there are still some who think it will be Mike Rice from Robert Morris and others that think it will be Fran Fraschilla. Jim Barron - another former NEC coach also gets some mention there. I still think Rice turned down Tulane expecting Rutgers to open, sooner if not later.

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