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Boston College Basketball Coaching Search: Tommy Amaker To Remain At Harvard

BC's "Plan A" is out. On to Plan C, I guess.

Nelson Chenault-US PRESSWIRE

Boston College's search for its next men's basketball coach will not stop with Harvard's Tommy Amaker, which no longer makes him a favorite for the position. The seven-year Crimson coach will remain on the other side of the river, per a school release:

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard Athletics has announced that men's basketball head coach Tommy Amaker will remain with the program.

"After thoughtful deliberation, I continue to realize my heart is at Harvard," Amaker stated. "To teach, lead and serve at this amazing institution, and in this special community, is truly meaningful to me."

"Tommy is a great leader, a great coach and a great educator," said Bob Scalise, Harvard's Nichols Family Director of Athletics. "He is an inspiration to many in the Harvard community. We are excited he will continue to lead our men's basketball program."

Read into this what you will. I don't believe that this is Amaker turning down the Eagles. Sounds more like an attempt to save face and control the narrative a la Jim Calhoun. But if you do believe the gumshoe that Tommy Amaker was "Plan A," looks like BC will have to pursue its "Plan C" candidates.

The coaching search goes continues ...