Meeting To Wait Until After Final Four

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles has basketball coach Stan Heath's answers to his written questionnaire, but the two will wait until after the Final Four to review the past season and evaluate Heath's plans for next season.

Broyles and Heath were both out of town all last week and did not meet after Broyles canceled a meeting last Monday because of scheduling conflicts.

Broyles gave Heath a list of written questions on his basketball philosophies and plans for next season on March 15, four days after Heath promised a "top to bottom" evaluation of his program while announcing his team would not accept a bid to the NIT following season-ending losses to Auburn and Tennessee by a combined 32 points.

Arkansas finished the season 18-12 after a 13-1 start and lost five of six in the final month of the season. Heath is 39-47 in three seasons rebuilding the program after taking over for Nolan Richardson in 2002.

Broyles said Heath returned the questions three days later but he hasn't had a chance to go over the responses. Broyles told The Morning News on March 16 that changes are required when teams fail to meet expectations and he would make suggestions to Heath if he saw a need based on the responses.

No roster moves are likely and staff changes may only take place if either assistant Oronde Taliaferro or Rob Flaska land head coaching jobs at Eastern Michigan or Eastern Illinois, respectively.

Heath declined to comment on his answers Monday as they are part of his private personnel file, which is not available for public viewing under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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