Vols’ coaching search on La. Tech’s White

 

White has averaged 28 wins his past two years at Louisiana Tech. (USATSI)
White has averaged 28 wins his past two years at Louisiana Tech. (USATSI)

 

Tennessee's search to exchange Cuonzo Martin as its men's basketball coach is now focused on Louisiana Tech's Michael White, multiple sources informed CBSSports.com on Saturday.

Martin left UT last week to coach at California.

A source instructed CBSSports.com that UT has informally contacted some "A-list" candidates however that the curiosity hasn't been mutual. Another supply informed CBSSports.com that no less than one potential candidate expressed no interest largely because Tennessee's roster is in bad shape provided that the Vols are dropping four of their prime five gamers from a Candy 16 team.

White just completed his third season at Louisiana Tech, where he averaged 28 wins over the past two seasons and completed tied for first both years. The 37-year-old played four seasons at Ole Miss and spent seven seasons as an assistant at his alma mater before accepting the Louisiana Tech job in March 2011. He is the son of Duke athletic director Kevin White.

 

Tough search ahead?

Former Chiefs exec Scott Pioli could end up in the mix for the Dolphins GM opening.

(USATSI)Former Chiefs exec Scott Pioli could end up in the mix for the Dolphins GM opening. (USATSI)
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Numerous executives from other teams, including many who have spoken to Dolphins team officials, believe that owner Stephen Ross, whose regime has been characterized by failure and some bizarre decision-making, could be swayed from conducting a full-scale search for a new GM.

 

Several league sources say Ross, who relies heavily on business-side execs Dawn Aponte and Matt Higgins, is contemplating a restructuring where a new general manager would report to Aponte, and not the owner, and thus she would truly head football operations. Furthermore, sources said Aponte would strongly consider candidates she worked with previously with the Jets, like former GMs Mike Tannenbaum and Scott Pioli, who, frankly, would not end up on many other lists right now given how their previous regimes ended.