Midday Friday I reported, “Dayton coach Brian Gregory has been extended an offer by Georgia Tech (to coach the school’s basketball team) but has not yet decided if he will take the job.”
(Georgia Tech has refused to confirm the news)
That report was followed up by similar reports from Matt Stewart of Comcast Sports Southeast and Jeff Goodman of FOX Sports later in the day.
After my report, Georgia Tech Associate Athletic Director Wayne Hogan issued the following statement:
The search for the next men’s basketball coach at Georgia Tech has not concluded and is still ongoing, contrary to a number of published internet reports on Friday. As is our policy, we do not comment on ongoing searches. However, due to these erroneous reports we felt compelled to clarify the status of the search process.
This morning, the official University of Dayton sports Twitter feed reported: Read more…
Earlier today I reported on Facebook that Georgia Tech interviewed Tulsa head basketball coach Doug Wojcik for its hoops coaching vacancy on Thursday.
Subsequent to that post, I’ve learned from a Georgia Tech athletic department source that the school has offered the job to another coach. Read more…
You know that nightmare you have when you keep firing wide open 3-pointers in a big game, only every single shot clangs off the rim embarrassingly? Well Dayton just played an entire game walking through that nightmare, with one notable exception: Instead of losing their shorts at the end, they beat an SEC opponent.
(All that dribbling work didn’t help Dayton behind the arc.)
Dayton broke the previous NCAA record for most missed three-pointers in a game, bricking 24 in a 60-59, overtime win over Auburn in the Chicago Invitational Challenge on Friday night. Dayton guard Marcus Johnson missed a team-high five threes by himself, yet still led the Flyers with 16 points, eight of them in overtime. That’s right, he missed five 3-pointers and led his team in scoring. And his name isn’t Allen Iverson.