Still Searching...

ATHENS - Georgia doesn't appear any closer to picking their basketball coach.

Still, the process is taking place behind closed doors.

Media reports have linked two coaches to the Georgia job so far, but Georgia has failed to lure either of them in yet. Mike Anderson ended yesterday by resigning with Missouri after seemingly flirting with Georgia all day.

FoxSports.com reported last night that Jeff Capel was Georgia's "top option." But now Capel, Oklahoma's head coach, is reportedly in negotiations with Arizona regarding their coaching vacancy according to the East Valley Tribune.

Both FoxSports.com and the East Valley Tribune are using a source or sources in their reporting - and neither is using quotes in their stories about the potential of Capel leaving Oklahoma for either Georgia or Arizona.

Meanwhile FoxSports.com says Miami's Frank Haith "is next on the list" for Georgia. Dawg Post's repeated phone calls to the University of Miami have not been returned, however, it is unclear if Georgia is more interested in Haith or if Haith's agent is sending feelers out to get Georgia's attention.

If Georgia was interested in new Alabama head coach Anthony Grant, which is murky at best, he was turned off by the Dawgs' search firm - Parker Executive Search. "That firm rubbed Grant the wrong way a year ago when it helped LSU look for a basketball coach," the Birmingham News' Kevin Scarbinsky wrote Monday.

Extremely popular former Georgia basketball coach Tubby Smith, who is at Minnesota right now, does not appear to be ready to leave up north - at least according to the student newspaper.

With athletic director Damon Evans' expected departure for the Final Four in Detroit less than 24 hours away it seems the Bulldogs' search will take a pause - publicly at least.


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