One day after interviewing for the head coaching job, Doug Gottlieb announced (and his CBS Sports Radio producer Adam Klug posted on Twitter) he would not be the next coach at Oklahoma State.
.@GottliebShow announces that he was informed he will not be the next head coach at Oklahoma State.
— Adam Klug (@Adam_Klug) March 24, 2017
There was an open social media movement to “Bring Doug Home”, of which I was a part of and wrote extensively about earlier this week.
Gottlieb has never been a head coach, other than Maccabi USA’s Open Men’s basketball team last summer. He’s spent his career in media with The Sports Animal in Oklahoma City, followed by ESPN and CBS Sports/CBS Sports Radio. Still, many believed that Doug Gottlieb was the right fit at the right time for Oklahoma State basketball. That he would be a trustworthy hire in a time when the team just got burnt by Brad Underwood after 1 season on the job.
To replace Underwood, Oklahoma State chose his long-time assistant Mike Boynton. Boynton was an assistant at Stephen F. Austin and OSU under Underwood. He was also an assistant at South Carolina prior to those stops. Mike Boynton is a New York City native and is known to recruit that area very hard.
It’s the second-straight year Gottlieb openly campaigned for the job. A former OSU point guard, Gottlieb tried to get the gig last year after Travis Ford was fired. He lobbied again this year, but was actually granted an interview this time around. He flew from LA to Stillwater on Thursday to meet with AD Mike Holder and others.
It was also announced on Wednesday that Gottlieb would be joining Fox Sports Radio and Fox Sports 1.
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