Report: No word expected on Indiana coaching search through weekend
It doesn’t sound as though Indiana will name a head basketball coach until at least next week, according to a recent report from Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star.
According to Osterman, “There is no announcement expected [Friday] or this weekend related to IU’s ongoing coaching search.” Athletic director Scott Dolson decided to part ways with previous head coach Archie Miller earlier this week following Indiana’s 12-15 season.
Per a department source, there is no announcement expected today or this weekend related to IU's ongoing coaching search.
Scott Dolson "is very deliberate and taking his time." #iubb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 19, 2021
Miller was the head coach of the Hoosiers for four seasons and did not reach the NCAA Tournament during that time. Indiana was 12-9 on the season in February and had appeared to be a lock for March Madness. IU then lost its final six games of the year.
Popular names associated with Indiana’s coaching search have been Boston Celtics’ head coach Brad Stevens, Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard, Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman and Alabama head coach Nate Oats.
Not much else has been revealed in terms of favorites to land the job or any interviews that may have taken place already.