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College Carousel Notes: Jim Christian To BC, Kelvin Sampson To Houston And Danny Manning To Wake Forest

Updates on the Division I men's basketball coaching carousel.


Boston College men's basketball coaching search, day whatever.

Wednesday came and went without any word on whether Ohio's Jim Christian would be tabbed as the next head coach of the Eagles. ESPN's Jeff Goodman did appear on ESPN Radio's SVP & Russillo show, doubling down on his Tweet earlier in the day by claiming that the next domino to fall would be Christian-to-BC.

"The next thing that's probably going to fall is Jim Christian is probably going to get Boston College."

Two "probably"s in one sentence doesn't sound all that certain to me. Read into this what you will.

Other coaching carousel updates:

-- The Houston Cougars hired NBA assistant and former Oklahoma and Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson to replace James Dickey. The deal is reportedly a five-year deal. With Bruce Pearl and Kelvin Sampson both back in the college coaching game this offseason, should BC put in a call to Jim Harrick? ONLY KIDDING.

-- Speaking of Bruce Pearl, the Auburn coach is already making a "splash" on the Plains. Shaka Smart may have also done something noteworthy yesterday because BC wasn't hiring him either.

-- Wake Forest has reportedly offered Tulsa coach Danny Manning and he's leaning towards accepting the Demon Deacon's head coaching position. Manning recently completed his second season at Tulsa, compiling a career record of 38-29 (.567) in those two seasons. Prior to Tulsa, Manning was an assistant at Kansas under Bill Self (2006-2012).

-- Washington State introduced new head coach Ernie Kent at a press conference on Wednesday. Kent, who has been out of coaching since 2009-10, replaces Ken Bone.

-- Montana State hired former Oregon assistant Brian Fish as its next head coach. Fish has been an assistant coach for 25 years.

Remaining Division I head coaching job openings (12) -- Appalachian State, Boston College, California, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Jacksonville, Manhattan (?), Marquette, Marshall, Montana State, Southeastern Louisiana, Tennessee State, Wake Forest, Washington State