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Grant McCasland ‘Top Target’ for Texas Tech Basketball Job: Report

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Texas Tech

Just a few weeks after Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Mark Adams resigned from his position after making “racially insensitive comments” towards his players, it appears that the Red Raiders are narrowing in on his replacement.

According to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, North Texas basketball coach Grant McCasland has emerged as the top candidate to replace Adams after Texas Tech swung for a few big names and missed.


Goodman made the report on Twitter Tuesday afternoon, which you can see below.

McCasland’s career record as a coach over three programs is 205-89, and has never had a losing record to end a season.

McCasland has been with North Texas for six seasons and has a 130-65 record in that time. In 2021, McCasland’s Mean Green made the NCAA Tournament, where they took down No. 4 seed Purdue in the opening round of the tournament before being bounced by No. 5 seed Villanova.

North Texas has been to the NIT Tournament in each of the last two seasons, and has reached the second round on each occasion. The Mean Green are set to play the NIT’s top overall seed Oklahoma State on Tuesday night.

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