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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Auburn to interview Bob Marlin, Tony Barbee

The blog wrote about Auburn being interested in interviewing Sam Houston State's Bob Marlin yesterday, but UTEP's Tony Barbee will also get a look. Here's today's story.

And here's a closer look at Barbee's resume:
  • The 38-year-old is a hot name in the coaching market, rumored to be a candidate at both Iowa and DePaul.
  • Barbee has been at John Calipari's side forever. He played for Calipari at UMass and got his coaching start with him there as a GA from 1995-98 and later as an assistant from 1999-2000. He followed him to Memphis from 2000-06, serving as his top assistant and recruiter.
  • In four years at UTEP, Barbee is 82-52, taking the Miners from 10th place in the Conference USA to first.
  • The Miners went 26-7 this year and won the Conference USA regular season title. They made the NCAA tournament as a 12th seed but lost to fifth-seeded Butler in the first round.

1 comment:

jdinmacon said...

I'd be wary of anyone who is a protege of Calipari...that dude is a sleaze. On the plus side, I can't imagine anyone actually wanting to STAY in El Paso, Texas....

So far my favorite candidates are the guy from Sam Houston St and The Rifelman.