A look at four coaches who have had success at midmajor programs and who have, so far, stayed at their schools:
Shaka Smart, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
Current status: The 35-year-old just got a contract extension with VCU, reportedly taking him through the year 2023 with a raise from $1.2 million annually to about $1.5 million.
Schools that have reportedly tried to woo him: This year, the major players were the Gophers and UCLA. Smart has also gotten attention from Illinois, North Carolina State and Maryland in the recent past.
Success level: Reached the Final Four in 2011 and made the round of 32 each of the past two years.
Brad Stevens, Butler
Current status: There is no new contract to seal the message, but Stevens has repeatedly said he his happy at Butler.
Schools that have reportedly tried to woo him: Who hasn’t? In the last couple of years, Stevens has been the target of most major openings: Oregon, Wake Forest, Clemson, Illinois, UCLA and Minnesota to name a few.
Success level: Has brought the Bulldogs to back-to-back national championship games in 2010 and 2011.
Mark Few, Gonzaga
Current status: His words and willingness to turn down big jobs have shown Few’s side of the commitment; Gonzaga has responded by locking him up through 2022.
Schools that have tried to woo him: He’s been pursued by schools like Indiana, Oregon and Arizona in the past, but at this point, Few has made it pretty clear: He’s not leaving Spokane.
Success level: Few has made Gonzaga a national brand, making NCAA tournament appearances an annual event (the Zags haven’t missed since Few took over in 1999) and helping Gonzaga notch its first No. 1 ranking and No. 1 seed in program history this year.
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|Cincinnati||12/15/13 7:30 PM|
|Baltimore||12/16/13 7:40 PM|
|New York||79||4th Qtr 5:03|
|San Antonio||108||4th Qtr 6:52|
|Miami||70||4th Qtr 7:52|
|Boston||66||3rd Qtr 3:43|
|Oklahoma City||58||3rd Qtr 8:42|
|Minnesota||76||3rd Qtr 6:29|
|Milwaukee||33||2nd Qtr 0:30|
|Ottawa||1||3rd Prd 20:00|
|Tampa Bay||4||3rd Prd 17:05|
|New Jersey||3||3rd Prd 15:13|
|Los Angeles||6||3rd Prd 18:56|
|Detroit||2||2nd Prd 2:08|
|Nashville||2||2nd Prd 4:08|
|St. Louis||0||2nd Prd 19:37|
|Chicago||2||1st Prd 6:25|
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|Chowan||66||1st OT 0:14|
|Kansas||49||2nd Half 2:22|
|Green Bay||56||2nd Half 0:22|
|Albany||62||2nd Half 3:50|
|Central Conn St||73|
|Evansville||60||2nd Half 0:18|
|Central Penn College||62||2nd Half 6:19|
|Savannah State||25||2nd Half|
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|Ark-Little Rock||28||2nd Half|
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|Incarnate Word||20||2nd Half 20:00|
|(23) Gonzaga||30||2nd Half 19:23|
|Northern Iowa||24||2nd Half 17:07|
|Chattanooga||38||2nd Half 13:46|