- Anthony Grant: VCU Coach (former Gator Assistant)
- Sam Mitchell: GA Native, Mercer Grad, Former-NBA Coach (out of work)
- Reggie Theus: Former NBA Coach, Former NMSU Coach (out of work)
- Mo Cheeks: Former 76ers Coach (out of work)
Because of those connections and because he also represents Tom Izzo, Michigan State's uber successful coach, there have been rumors that UGA would try and talk to Izzo. Personally, I think we can talk to Izzo until we're blue in the face, but we're not pulling that dude out of MSU. I'd love to be wrong, but I think there's a very short list of folks that are out of reach. Guys like Donovan, Coach K, Roy Williams, Howland and yes....Izzo are out of our league right now. Regardless of how outrageously bullish I am about the short list rumors...I can recognize some reality.
Separately, Sam Mitchell was rumored to have made contact with UGA last week about the opening. Maybe he's the second coming of Wooden, but I don't get why we'd consider a coach with only 1 career winning season in the NBA out of 4+, and a guy that has never recruited a kid in his life. Hopefully he's on the C list.
That said...it'll be interesting to see if Carmony can get one of his guys into his alma mater.