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CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander is Confident Scott Drew Not a Louisville Candidate

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Louisville is in search of a new men’s basketball head coach after we learned earlier this week that Chris Mack was fired.

CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander recently gave his thoughts on the position and also listed a few names that he said he was confident would not be Louisville’s next head coach, including Baylor’s Scott Drew.  


“I will say with confidence that I don’t think guys like Scott Drew, Mick Cronin, Matt Painter, Bruce Pearl. I don’t think any of those four. I would be surprised. I’m never going to say never, but I would be surprised if any of those four names wound up coaching at Louisville next season,” Norlander said when discussing who could be the next head coach.

Scott Drew is in his 19th season as Baylor’s head coach, compiling a 388-216 record.

Baylor is coming off their first National Championship and Big 12 title in school history and are off to an 18-2 record this season, so it seems like a long shot that Louisville would ever be able to convince Drew to leave Baylor.

Norlander’s list of coaches that he did not consider candidates also included UCLA head coach Mick Cronin, Purdue head coach Matt Painter, and Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl.

Like Drew, these three coaches seem to be comfortable in their current positions and seem unlikely to leave for the Louisville job.

As Norlander said, you can never say never, but it seems likely that the next Louisville head coach will not be one of the four names that Norlander listed as not being candidates.  


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