Drake to announce at 11

bent20

The Odum Level
Drake is already naming its new headcoach today. That didn't take long! Is it going to be Lansing?
 

Sycamore624

The Wade Level
Drake has hired Arizona State assistant Mark Phelps to replace Keno Davis.

According to sources close to the situation, a news conference is expected on Monday.
Phelps has spent the last two seasons at Arizona State after following head coach Herb Sendek from N.C. State, where he spent 10 years as an assistant.

Drake athletic director Sandy Hatfield Clubb previously worked at Arizona State.

Phelps takes over a Drake team that was expected to finish towards the bottom of the Missouri Valley Conference a year ago, but wound up winning 28 games and earning an NCAA tournament berth — its first since 1971.

Davis left for Providence last week after earning several Coach of the Year honors
 

Bluethunder

Hugh McAwesome
Supporter
I don't know if Coach Lansing was in the mix for this job or not, but I am hoping that he stays for awhile. Outstanding eye for talent and good recruiter. My dream scenario has always been to have Coach K build the program up and if/when he leaves for greener pastures, Coach Lansing slides right in. Not sure if we will be able to keep a man of his talent on our bench for that long though....
 

Hauteantreefan

The White Level
I don't think I would be happy with any coach that wants to finish his career here.
A good assistant that aspires to move on will work hard.
 
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