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SMU continues search to fill coaching position

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With the departure of Coach Doh, Mustang fans are left wondering who the SMU Athletic Department will hire to lead the Men’s Basketball team.

With the departure of Coach Doh, Mustang fans are left wondering who the SMU Athletic Department will hire to lead the Men’s Basketball team. (Spencer J Eggers/The Daily Campus)

SMU’s athletic department has several great things happening, but filling the vacant men’s basketball coaching position is not one of them.

Saint Louis’ Rick Majerus is the latest coach to turn down the opportunity.

SB Nation reported Majerus was no longer interested in the position after speaking to Athletic Director Steve Orsini Wednesday.

SMU has reportedly gone after Marquette’s Buzz Williams, Long Beach State’s Dan Monson and Harvard’s Tommy Amaker, but all have produced nothing more than high hopes ending in disappointment.

SMU is reportedly offering a hefty $2 million per year to take control of the court.

Added to that is also SMU’s entrance into the Big East and the over $30 million renovation of Moody Coliseum.

Yet, SMU has yet to grab the attention of coaches on their radar.

The latest denial SMU received in the coach search has many wondering when SMU will start going after a more realistic hire – someone who is in a place to begin rebuilding a team who has not gone to the NCAA Tournament since 1993.

Not long ago, Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown expressed interest in coaching for SMU, but it is not clear if SMU feels the same.

Next on the list of contenders is allegedly Oral Roberts coach Scott Sutton, as reported by CBS Sports.

It is guaranteed the Mustangs will have a basketball coach next season, but who exactly will be courtside is the $1 million – or rather $2 million – question. 

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