Written for your enjoyment by: Ray Curren
OK, trying to read between the lines of Tom Moore's new 5-year extension at Quinnipiac from here in the CT.
First, depending on who you talk to, Moore did look and was asked to interview for a couple of the openings, but couldn't get an offer he wanted to listen to.
He still lives near the Storrs (UConn) campus and reportedly doesn't want to uproot his family unless he gets a really quality offer (see: A-10 level or something else close to a BCS-type school).
Moore also has some unfinished business at Quinnipiac, as in trying to get the school into the NCAA Tournament for the first time.
Does he stay in the NEC for all five years? I think next year will be the key. If he has success and gets to the NCAA Tournament, he may be gone. If he doesn't, or if two years go by without a tournament appearance, he may not get an offer he wants. He doesn't seem desperate. Remember, he's doing OK for himself and the contract extension at least makes him one of the top two paid coaches in the NEC.
Quinnipiac's athletic program (despite being nationally ranked in hockey) has put a lot into their men's basketball program, as they try to outspend their NEC rivals on the way to the top of the class.
Right now, they need Moore and Moore needs them. We'll see if that changes.
(Side note: An interesting quote in there about the expansion of the NCAA Tournament and whether that will mean an automatic play-in game for a conference like the NEC).