The Florida Gulf Coast coach – a Villa 7 alum – had become the target of increased Gophers speculation after ESPN’s Andy Katz tweeted that Minnesota, along with USC were going after him.
Some names that could get more life in the coming days:
Tim Floyd (UTEP)
Tad Boyle (Colorado)
Archie Miller (Dayton)
Chris Mooney (Richmond)
Tony Bennett (Virginia)
Gregg Marshall is clearly a surviving fan favorite along with Buzz Williams, but with Wichita State in the Final Four, it limits any possible discussions. Marshall has also turned down big offers in the past, and has made it clear that he values happiness – what do you think he has right now? -- over more money or a step up. I’m not saying it can’t happen, but I feel like it would need to be a special situation, and I’m not sure Minnesota is that for him.
Other news from today:
*Texas Tech officially announced on Monday evening that Tubby Smith will be its next hoops coach.
Texas Tech will hold a 2 pm news conference tomorrow to introduce Tubby Smith as head basketball coach.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83.