This shouldn’t bring about any panic, but it is news, not rumor: Tony Bennett and Stanford coach Trent Johnson talked to LSU during the final four, most likely as a way for the Tigers to gauge either coach’s interest in the position.
Vince Grippi, my go-to Coug reporter at the Spokesman, makes it clear that he thinks Tony will not accept any offer.
Speaking of LSU, there’s an interesting article from lsubeat.com writer Glenn Guilbeau on how the firm LSU hired to find their new athletic director seems more than a little shady. This is the same search firm that will be “aiding” the Tigers in the search for their new basketball coach, now that the time-consuming search for their new athletic director has come to a close. LSU hired Joe Alleva, the Duke AD, who was assigned the unfortunate task of presiding over the lacrosse scandal and subsequent fallout.