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ESPN’s Jeff Borzello floats potential BC basketball coaching candidates

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

After this afternoon’s announcement of the firing of BC men’s basketball coach Jim Christian, BC fans will be on high alert for rumors of who might be the next permanent head coach.

The first batch of rumored names have been put out by ESPN College Basketball insider Jeff Borzello.

Borzello said that the following names have been “floating around the last few weeks as potential replacements” -

  • Loyola Chicago coach Porter Moser
  • Former Michigan coach John Beilein
  • Michigan assistant coach Howard Eisley
  • St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt
  • VCU head coach Mike Rhoades
  • Saint Mary’s head coach Randy Bennett

It remains to be seen how closely connected this information is to decisionmakers within the BC program. Often, rumors like these stem from coaches and agents floating their names out there.

That said, this seems like a pretty logical starting point for the kinds of coaches that could be on Pat Kraft’s radar.

We’ll share more information and rumors as they become available.