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Faculty basketball teaching adjustments tracker 2024: Andy Enfield flees USC for SMU; Oklahoma State hires Lutz

The Final Four is going down Saturday, but that hasn’t stopped a noisy carousel. The latest: Josh Schertz to Saint Louis Apr 6, 2024 at 1:15 pm ET • 22 min read Getty Images The Final Four is quickly approaching, so as we build up Purdue-NC State and UConn-Alabama, let’s also reconvene and talk coaching

Faculty basketball teaching adjustments tracker 2024: Andy Enfield flees USC for SMU; Oklahoma State hires Lutz

The Ultimate 4 goes down Saturday, however that hasn’t stopped a loud carousel. The newest: Josh Schertz to Saint Louis

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The Ultimate 4 is shortly approaching, in order we construct up Purdue-NC State and UConn-Alabama, let’s additionally reconvene and speak teaching carousel. 

The newest information: Josh Schertz formally leaving Indiana State for Saint Louis late Friday night time. The information was made official Saturday morning. Schertz is headed to SLU on a six-year deal that can pay him north of $2 million yearly, a supply informed CBS Sports activities. 

On Thursday, USC formally employed Eric Musselman away from Arkansas. Here’s our news story on that. It is a semi-shock, however bear in mind: Musselman has ties to southern California and is coming off a whiff of season (16-17). Strain would have been on had he stayed. At USC, he will get a brand new lease on his profession and can face considerably much less stress as this system strikes to the Large Ten. 

And now, with Arkansas open, the Razorbacks might want to transfer shortly in an effort to keep away from an outright roster purge. That is a top-25 job within the sport, with out query. Arkansas donors tried to get Chris Beard there, however that fell via. On Friday, Jerome Tang turned down the job to remain at Kansas State. The scramble is formally on for the Razorbacks to attempt to get a substitute ASAP. May we’ve that title by Sunday? I believe so.  

And hey, we have Ivy League motion. Cornell employed prime assistant/alum Jon Jaques to succeed Brian Earl on Friday. The Ivy League is flourishing amid certainly one of its strongest eras ever in males’s basketball. Jaques was your best option to maintain Cornell aggressive amid a fluctuating panorama throughout the convention — and throughout the game. Cornell is in a great spot transferring ahead. 

Beforehand …

The long-expected transfer of Andy Enfield turning away from USC and heading to the Lone Star State was made official as SMU introduced Enfield’s hiring Monday. That put USC on the clock to get his substitute, and the Trojans made a splash of their very own after working channels on that for greater than every week.

Elsewhere, as anticipated, Oklahoma State lastly closed when it employed Steve Lutz to a five-year deal after greater than every week of flirtation with the previous Western Kentucky coach. Sources stated OSU was poking round yet another large supply in latest days, however that by no means materialized. Lutz’s deal will begin at $2.4 million. With Lutz leaving city, Western Kentucky AD Todd Stewart promoted Hank Plona up from assistant to go coach. 

Talking of Oklahoma State, former coach Mike Boynton Jr. is in line to affix Dusty Could’s workers at Michigan because the lead assistant, sources stated Tuesday. Boynton will even be joined by Georgia assistant Akeem Miskdeen. Boynton was in excessive demand amongst power-conference packages due to his stellar popularity within the trade. 

Moreover, Washington State closed Tuesday night time. As was first reported right here, Montana State coach Matt Logie was provided however determined to remain at Montana State (and with a powerful new contract). That opened the door for the opposite finalist: Jap Washington’s David Riley. He bought a six-year deal that begins at almost $600,000, based on sources.  

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We additionally had a hiring within the Missouri Valley on Monday. Drake tapped D-II wizard Ben McCollum to succeed Darian DeVries. McCollum has been provided different D-I jobs that previous two cycles however could not commit. Now he takes over a program that is presently well-positioned within the Valley however is historically one of many hardest jobs in that league. 

The carousel has 59 job switches thus far. We’re going to get to 60 within the subsequent 48 hours. Here is a capsule on each gig that is flipped.

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