BYU basketball coach a hot name on wish lists

by | Mar. 31, 2010

Saints & Sports

With five straight 20-win seasons under his belt, BYU basketball coach Dave Rose is getting a lot of mention these days in discussions about open coaching positions.

Last week, the University of Houston contacted Rose about its vacant coaching job. This week, the University of Oregon reportedly has Rose on its list of possible candidates, even though there is no indication that Oregon officials have contacted Rose about the position formerly held by Ernie Kent.

However, Rose is reportedly down Oregon's list of possible candidates. The Ducks have reportedly offered the job to Minnesota coach Tubby Smith. If Smith turns down the offer, Oregon will likely go after Gonzaga's Mark Few, Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon or Florida's Billy Donovan.

Some, however, feel the Ducks won't land any of those candidates and, therefore, will turn to coaches farther down their list. Rose, Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett and Texas A&M's Mark Turgeon would be the next to be considered, Web sources claim.

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