Mizzou Targeting 3 Candidates Including Shaka

Earlier today Matt Painter decided to no longer pursue the basketball coaching job at Missouri and stay at Purdue.

Shaka Smart

(Snappy Mizzou Ensemble? Check)

After Painter pulled himself out of consideration for the Mizzou job, which he was never offered, a Univ. of Missouri athletic department staffer told me Painter strung out the school until today - asking for a midday extension. With that extra time, Painter apparently went back to Purdue to get raises for assistants.

When he finally broke the news to Mizzou that he was withdrawing from the process, Painter told school officials that two family members not wishing to move was a factor in his decision to stay at Purdue.

So where does Missouri go from here? Read more…

‘Bizarre’ Isiah ‘Shouts’ At Tulsa Coach During Loss

Jeff Latzke of the ASSOCIATED PRESS reports on behavior from Isiah Thomas during FIU’s 81-49 loss at Tulsa today that was characterized by Golden Hurricane coach Doug Wojcik as “bizarre.”

Isiah Thomas Yelled At Tulsa Coach During Blowout

Midway through the second half of Florida International’s 81-49 loss at Tulsa on Sunday, Thomas motioned toward his counterpart as if to ask when he’d take his starters out. A few minutes later, he got vocal with his request, shouting a few words in the direction of Golden Hurricane coach Doug Wojcik. At that point, FIU (0-3) was down 63-25 with 8:59 to play after being outscored 27-5 to start the second half.

Wojcik was surprised and perplexed at Thomas’ inappropriate actions, to say the least. Read more…