2021-22 Mizzou Basketball
It would seem that March has made mad lads of us all.
There seems to be some unrest about Dennis Gates, but no hire is a good or a bad hire until they’ve had a chance to do the job.
Maybe everyone — administrators, fans, and a certain online search committee — has been neglecting a fantastic option in a coach that overhauled North Texas.
A dead-heat between Matt McMahon and Todd Golden fell apart midway through Friday, and the possibility of Chris Holtmann is basically none. Then came word of an imminent hire.
The timing may not work out, but Matt McMahon is a really good coach regardless.
This side of the bracket asked you to deal in hypotheticals, which both proved more attractive than the one actual candidate — Jerome Tang — for Mizzou’s vacancy.
Dana Altman owns a stellar resumé but is costly. What if there is a successful candidate with an affordable buyout? What if MU could poach Ohio State’s head man?
For long-tenured assistants like Jerome Tang, the results running their own programs are mixed. That’s not the case for Thad Matta, but five years after drop-foot forced him out Ohio State, any chance of a return seems slim. Which presents less risk?
San Francisco’s Todd Golden and Murray State’s Matt McMahon will have a joint audition today in the NCAA Tournament, and meet Friday in our bracket.
Darian DeVries’ took over for Niko Medved at Drake, and he does so now in our bracket after three consecutive 20-win seasons at Drake. But is DeVries’ resumé enticing enough to eliminate Murray State’s Matt McMahon?
Todd Golden’s elevated San Francisco over three seasons, but he didn’t do the heaviest lifting for the Dons. Meanwhile, Jeff Linder’s a rebuild specialist, but will that process — especially recruiting — scale up?
Dana Altman coasted against Kevin Willard, but a split decision over Kyle Smith or a mystery candidate required some mediation.
Kevin Willard steadily remade Seton Hall into a rugged defensive outfit in the Big East — and did it on a relative shoestring. Dana Altman’s taken Oregon to a Final Four, but is he itching to get back to his Midwest roots?
The response to Jerome Tang was lukewarm, and more of a shunning of Sean Miller. Meanwhile, Chris Mack’s exit rubbed you all so wrong that you opted for a Thad Matta comeback.
Chris Mack entered buyout life after a midseason separation from Louisville. As for Thad Matta, back issues forced him to step away at Ohio State, but could Missouri be a place for him to step back into coaching?
Jerome Tang played a crucial role in helping Scott Drew build Baylor but has never run a program. Sean Miller can coach, but the question is whether a school will risk that NCAA penalties keep him from doing so.
You all liked Niko Medved, but apparently, he still loves Colorado State. And Matt McMahon advanced in our bracket, but he’ll face another potential candidate in the actual NCAA Tournament this week.
Matt McMahon’s the latest in an assembly line of coaches churned out by Murray State, while Grant McCasland’s no-middle defense has rejuvenated a moribund North Texas program.
Niko Medved’s proven his rebuilding chops at Furman, Drake and Colorado State. Prying Casey Alexander away from Belmont would mean convincing him to leave his alma mater and one of the country’s most consistent mid-majors.
Wyoming’s Jeff Linder was an overwhelming choice, but the choice of Todd Golden or Kim English proved more difficult. And we tee up the next round of candidates looking for your vote.
Kim English only has a season under his belt at George Mason, but his fast rise inspires hope. And out west, Todd Golden’s elevated a San Francisco program he inherited three seasons ago.