Notre Dame’s Mike Brey has shown that he has no interest in taking over the Men’s Basketball Head Coaching job at the University of Maryland. Brey recently texted his ND commitment to the Chicago Tribune and indicated that he has not met with the Terps. He even added a “Go Irish” to the end of the text for good measure.
For those keeping score, this is strike two.
For a beleaguered Terps fan, depression is starting to set in. A couple questions, first of which is who’s left? There are some indications that the Terps have an interest in Texas A & M’s Mark Turgeon. And the Sun has indicated that Former Terp John Lucas has stated that he’d like to be considered.
For Lucas, I’m somewhat intrigued, but the biggest knock on him would be that he has never coached in the NCAA. He has had (I guess some) success in the NBA, but at that level, you aren’t recruiting. It seems in this day and age, recruiting may actually trump coaching ability, just look at Rick Barnes.
For Turgeon, well I don’t know too much about him. Other than it appeared Brey and Miller were ahead of him, which brings us to our next question, how do you introduce a coach at a press conference who clearly wasn’t your first choice?
Maybe Debbie Yow can help us answer that one.
Regardless, I think we are heading for another hire in a major Maryland Sports Program that instead of having us falling over ourselves with joy, the University has to sell us on. Granted all great coaches start as assistants looking for a break, but there is a much longer list of those types who didn’t make it, than did.