Monday, March 21, 2011

Georgia Tech Coaching Search: New Candidates Emerge But Has A Decision Already Been Made?

When Paul Hewitt was notified his contract would not be renewed I initially put together a list of five candidates to consider.  Anthony Grant became a candidate bringing up the discussion of whether Georgia Tech was a better program than Alabama. With the search now a full week gone by more candidates are starting to emerge.

Craig Neal, Assistant New Mexico
Affectionately known as "Noodles", Neal played at Georgia Tech under Bobby Cremins. Neal has ridden with Steve Alford at Iowa and now New Mexico. Like most fan bases, the one at Georgia Tech seems to elevate Neal's resume because of his alumni status. In my opinion, raising a candidate's resume simply because they are an alumnus is a recipe for disaster.

Mark Price, NBA Shooting Consultant
Price is probably Georgia Tech's most successful basketball player in the NBA, but he has very limited coaching experience. His head coaching experience consists of Georgia High School Class A (lowest level).

Donnie Tyndall, Head Coach Morehead State
When Tyndall took over Morehead, the Eagles were one of the ten worst Division I programs according to the RPI. Three years later, Tyndall had Morehead in the NCAA Tournament (hear Tyndall on Atlanta radio last week).  His team made a second appearance in three seasons this year upsetting Louisville in the first round before losing to...

Chris Mooney, Head Coach Richmond
Mooney has his Richmond Spiders team in the Sweet 16 this season. Under his watch, the program has experienced increasing win totals the last three season.

A hot rumor around Atlanta is that the Tech job is Mooney's to turn down. If Tech fans are worried about simply hiring the hot coach, Mooney was apparently the top choice if Hewitt had left for St. John's last season.

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