After Herb Sendek on Tuesday was dismissed as Arizona State men's basketball coach, the Sun Devils must replace him. But who will it be? A number of names -- from, interesting to logical to downright farfetched -- have surfaced in the roughly 30 hours since Sendek's firing.
Not these guys
First, here is who is not getting the job: former UCLA and NAU coach Ben Howland (above) was named Mississippi State coach; former ASU assistant Eric Musselman was named Nevada coach; Bobby Hurley agreed to a new contract at Buffalo. Also, reports say Dayton's Archie Miller, younger brother of Arizona coach Sean Miller, is not interested. We'll try to sort out the rest.
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The Duke assistant -- and former Duke player, former Oklahoma coach and former VCU coach -- is considered the front-runner at this point. It was reported Capel already was offered the job, and that report quickly was refuted.
The former walk-on and graduate assistant at Arizona is getting heat as Memphis' coach after the Tigers missed the NCAA Tournament this season. He knows how to recruit the West after his days with the Wildcats.
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After nine years as an NBA player and five as an assistant with the Suns, Marjerle led Grand Canyon to a combined 32-30 record the past two seasons in its transition to Division I.
The associate head coach on Sean Miller's staff down the road in Tucson, Pasternack previously was the head coach for four seasons at New Orleans.
Four years after he took over Providence, Cooley led the Friars to a 22 wins in the deep Big East and a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
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The UC Irvine coach led his team to the NCAA Tournament this season and his West Coast ties including serving as an assistant coach at Stanford and with the Golden State Warriors.
The Louisiana Tech coach guided his teams to the NIT in three of the past four seasons. He also is the son of former ASU AD Kevin White.
Neal took over at New Mexico after Steve Alford left for UCLA. The Lobos went 27-7 last season and earned an NCAA Tournament berth but were 15-16 this season.
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The former Suns, Lakers and Knicks coach is unemployed right now. But a college gig doesn't sound right for D'Antoni.
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The former Suns coach and current highest-paid NBA assistant still lives in the Valley. But he's never coached in the college ranks and the Golden State Warriors success likely positions him for another NBA head coaching job.
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