Stallings Reportedly Out as Pitt Men’s Basketball Coach

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After finishing 0-19 in the ACC in his 2nd season at Pitt, sources are starting to report that Pitt has relieved Kevin Stallings of his duties as Men’s Basketball Coach.

Still no official word from the University on the terms of the split

Stay tuned to @IntoPitt on Twitter for all the latest details as more information is made available on the situation.

But now since the Stallings era is over at Pitt, we can all turn to the fun past time of #CoachWatch and no for all you fans who want to see Sean Miller or Orlando Antigua hired at Pitt, sorry that’s not going to happen and should not happen.

The Top 3 coaches I would have on a list if I was in Pitt AD Heather Lyke’s shoes would be Danny Hurley, Thad Maata and Joe Dooley.

Hurley would be the #1 choice because he has built Rhode Island into a Top 20 program and he has the name recognition and reputation that would be able to get the most out of players like Marcus Carr, Parker Stewart and Khameron Davis.  And then also be able to bring in top talent to the ACC.

Matta would be the second choice because you don’t know how his back is going to hold up.  If they did decide to go with Matta than you would need to give him the money to hire some big name assistants to go out and handle the brunt of the recruiting work so all Matta would have to do is be the closer in the recruiting process.

My sleeper pick would be Florida Gulf Coast Head Coach Joe Dooley just for the simple reason is that his teams are fun to watch and they seem to be hosting their conference tournament championship game every season.  The question would be his ability to recruit in the ACC against bigger name opponents, but I would at least give him a chance to interview for the job because he is going to be one of the hottest coaching names out there to fill coaching vacancies.

Which of these three coaches would you want Pitt to interview/hire?  If none, who do you want to see Pitt offer the job to?