March 22nd, 2012 11:48 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Mississippi State
Tags: Allen Ward, Murray State, Parker Executive, Rick Stansbury
When word leaked out that the firm aiding Mississippi State in its search for a new basketball coach had contacted Murray State’s Steve Prohm, Twitter took off with reports that Prohm was the Bulldogs’ top choice.
Maybe, maybe not. Search firms contact lots of guys. Some of those calls are leaked to the press by coaches (or their agents) who want a nice raise at their current spot. Some of those calls are never revealed. The fact that Parker Executive phoned Prohm doesn’t necessarily mean he’s Scott Stricklin’s first choice to replace Rick Stansbury.
Good thing, because it sounds like Prohm is in the process of trying to work out a new deal at Murray State. Immediately after his team’s elimination from the NCAA Tournament, the 37-year-old coach said he would definitely be back at the Kentucky school next season. Now his AD is hinting that a new deal is in the works.
Reached for comment by The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Murray State athletic director Allen Ward said: “A this time, I’m not making any further comment as to coach Prohm and his contact with MSU. I hope to have a statement in the coming days.”
Prohm just led the Racers to a 31-2 record in his first year as the school’s head coach.
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