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Thursday, April 02, 2009

BU Coaching Rumor Roundup: Globe Says it's Tony Jones

Mark Blaudschun in the Boston Globe, after issuing the requisite safety escape valves for himself (i.e. "appears to be the choice," "expected to be completed," "barring any snags or a change of heart"...), says that the next BU men's basketball coach is Tony Jones.

Blaudschun's source says, "They are talking and working on a few things. But it looks pretty good." His sources have been wrong before, but he says he's talked to folks both at BU and at Tennessee.

Meanwhile, Mike Griffith of the Knoxville News-Sentinel gives a little more background on Jones. He says Jones was a finalist for the coaching job at Marshall University - a Conference USA team that we lost to this year - and was considered by Tennessee State this year. he has been the top assistant to Bruce Pearl (a damn good basketball coach) for the last eight years between Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Tennessee, and currently makes $182,434 as an assistant. At UT, Jones handles scheduling, in-game substitutions and some recruiting duties (Blaudschun says he "is known as an aggressive recruiter").

Jones confirmed to UT's hometown paper that he interviewed with Mike Lynch, but would not comment beyond that.

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At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor choice

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Tall-boy said...


At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with you Tall-boy, excellent hire in my opinion

At 5:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still don't know enough to give a full opinion but if he plans on playing an uptempo style like Tennessee then I can back this decision.

At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know if this would be a good choice or a bad choice until we see a body of work over a season or two.
If he is going to play uptempo basketball, and doesn't have a son that can't score, pass or dribble, then it will be an upgrade.

At 8:25 PM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

LOL, 7:38


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