What's sure to be a turbulent week for ACC coaches is already off to a strange twist, with Kenny Anderson campaigning for a spot on the next staff at Georgia Tech.
Anderson, a star guard for the Yellow Jackets in the early 1990s, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he can be an asset on the sidelines, regardless of who replaces Paul Hewitt as head coach.
After 11 years and one Final Four appearance, Hewitt was dismissed Friday. Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich said a search is under way but hasn’t responded publicly to Anderson’s appeal.
Anderson told the newspaper that Radakovich should look for “a young guy, a charismatic type of guy, a guy who has ties recruiting in the South.”
Some word on the status of Sidney Lowe at N.C. State logically should come early this week.
Although Wolfpack AD Debbie Yow has not addressed the situation publicly, it’s clear that the fifth-year coach is in a difficult situation after a 15-16 finish, 5-11 conference record and first-round tournament loss.
With interim Miami AD Tony Hernandez unlikely to make any sort of major move unless school president Donna Shalala orders it, Frank Haith is reasonably safe for now.
But with a first-round NIT home game against Florida Atlantic (21-10) on Wednesday, Haith’s team (19-14) doesn’t need to take an embarrassing loss.
Florida Atlantic is coached by Mike Jarvis, formerly of St. John’s.