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11:31 AM ET 04.15 | SMU finally appears to be narrowing in on its next men's basketball coach. Marquette associate head coach Tony Benford interviewed in Dallas on Saturday, according to a source. Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is scheduled to be in town to meet with SMU officials Sunday, according to another source. It appears one of the two will likely replace Matt Doherty, who was fired on March 13 after six seasons.

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April 15, 2012  11:35 AM ET

They'd better get someone who has connections with street agents and AAU insiders ... that's how college basketball's bluebloods do it.

April 15, 2012  11:36 AM ET

... and a fresh supply of "burner phones" ....

April 15, 2012  11:38 AM ET

The final 2 are an assistant coach and retired coach. Wonder which resume looks better if the names were removed?

April 15, 2012  11:49 AM ET
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The final 2 are an assistant coach and retired coach. Wonder which resume looks better if the names were removed?

The truth is ... who wants to coach at a school with such tight constraints and oversight? SMU has gone to great lengths to run clean athletic programs since the DP. The oversight and their system of checks and balances is to be commended ... but it's hard to recruit top talent when you're a private school with high academic standards and you're playing by the rules.

April 15, 2012  12:45 PM ET
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The truth is ... who wants to coach at a school with such tight constraints and oversight? SMU has gone to great lengths to run clean athletic programs since the DP. The oversight and their system of checks and balances is to be commended ... but it's hard to recruit top talent when you're a private school with high academic standards and you're playing by the rules.

Damn rules. They get in the way.

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April 15, 2012  04:11 PM ET

Whoever gets the job... might give trying to recruit DFW a shot...

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April 15, 2012  05:32 PM ET
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Time to pony up.

Oh you're so punny!

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April 15, 2012  10:22 PM ET
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Whoever gets the job... might give trying to recruit DFW a shot...

Bigger/better AAU organization down in Houston .....

 
April 15, 2012  10:40 PM ET
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Bigger/better AAU organization down in Houston .....

No doubt... But SMU doesn't even try to recruit here.

No excuse for that...

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