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Archive | March, 2014

Nelson: Ben Howland best fits Marquette’s criteria

While sitting in the media room Thursday at the Al McGuire Center and listening to Bill Cords discuss Marquette’s coaching vacancy, two traits became apparently clear for a coach to be considered for the job. First, a track record of success at a major program. “We feel we have everything in place in terms of support […]

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Yahoo: Marquette targeting Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski

Sources told Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski that Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski “has emerged as a target” for the head coaching vacancy at Marquette. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman also confirmed the report. The Golden Eagles struck out on their attempt to reel in VCU head coach Shaka Smart last week, while former UCLA head coach Ben Howland, […]

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Cuonzo Martin a candidate at Marquette; is he a good fit?

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported earlier today that Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin has become a legitimate candidate for Marquette’s head coaching position. This comes after Marquette showed interest in former UCLA head coach Ben Howland and VCU head coach Shaka Smart, the latter of whom rejected Marquette’s offer. Howland is still considered a candidate and […]

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Strotman: What we can learn from the Shaka Smart fiasco

For three hours on Monday, Shaka Smart apparently was the 17th head men’s basketball coach in Marquette history. And from the moment that apparent report surfaced on social media until Thursday evening, when I confirmed a report from Garry Parrish that Smart was no longer considering the job, every moment spent on social media, on my phone […]

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Bill Cords addresses Marquette’s search to replace Buzz Williams

The media room at the Al McGuire Center was filled to the brim Thursday afternoon as Bill Cords provided insights on search for Buzz Williams’ replacement since the social media eruption Monday. The two main points: Cords said he will remain Marquette’s interim athletic director until about this time next year and that Virginia Commonwealth […]

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