According to the New York Post,
Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt was prepared to accept the St. John's job Friday morning, assuming he could convince his wife to make the move to the Big Apple.
But Hewitt told school officials Thursday that he's decided to stay at Georgia Tech, according to ESPN.com.
Before Hewitt decided to remain with the Yellow Jackets, however, Tubby Smith was mentioned as his possible replacement.
A person familiar with the situation said people connected to Georgia Tech contacted Smith on the school's behalf, hoping to gauge his interest in the job, just in case Hewitt took the St. John's gig.
"Others are calling for [Georgia Tech]," the person said.
But the Yellow Jackets are not alone. The person familiar with the situation said Oregon officials have contacted Smith directly about that opening.
He said Nike chairman
Phil Knight, a huge booster for the school, wants Smith to take the gig.
"Phil Knight wants Tubby at Oregon," the person said.
Both schools offer the kind of facilities Smith has sought since his arrival in 2007.
It's hard to envision a scenario that would produce a Gophers practice facility within the next two years.
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