We’ve mentioned this before – what Deane Martin did for the Idaho State University Bengals basketball program. Long story short, a 3-13 record became third place in the Big Sky and ultimately fourth in a season everyone picked them to be dead last. Now comes word that Martin won’t be retained as full-time head coach. They’ve made a hiring, and they’ll announce it Thursday. Rumors are that it’s the longtime SUU coach Bill Evans.There has been some backlash, but not much. Pretty sure the hiring Thursday will bring out more backlash/intrigue/commentary. I disagree that they’d think Martin was part of the O’Brien regime; this was his first season in Pocatello. Bill Evans, if he’s hired, has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the region. That’s fine, but why wouldn’t you keep things simple? This will be the third coach in a calendar year for the Bengal players. We’ll have more Thursday when it comes; we’re also waiting on NAU’s coaching search (for now.)
Michael Gbinije seemingly fulfilled the potential many thought he had, though he traveled a circuitous route to get there. Will it end up in the NBA Draft, or will he have to fight harder to make a roster?
Former college basketball coach Mike Jarvis has a new book out, Everybody Needs a Head Coach.
"As you read this book, I hope that Coach Jarvis' experiences inspire you to find your purpose in life." -Patrick Ewing, NBA Hall of Fame center
"Mike Jarvis' is one of my special friends. I am so pleased that he has taken the time to write this fabulous book." -Mike Krzyzewski, Five-time NCAA championship head coach, Duke Blue Devils
"In reading this book, I can see that Mike hasn't lost his edge or his purpose. Readers should take a look at what he has to say." -Jim Calhoun, Three-time NCAA champion, UConn Men's basketball
Review on Hoopville coming soon!
Coaching Changes and NBA Draft Early Entrants
The coaching carousel is moving. Keep track of the latest coaching changes right here on Hoopville.
Also, keep track of players who have declared early for the NBA Draft.
College Basketball Tonight
We hope you enjoyed COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT during the 2016 NCAA Tournament. COLLEGE BASKETBALL TONIGHT is a comprehensive look at the NCAA Tournament hosted by veteran college basketball broadcaster Ted Sarandis, along with co-hosts Mike Jarvis and Terry O'Connor, both former Division I coaches. It also included many great guests, including Hoopville's own Phil Kasiecki.