Pollard's Top Ten

Greg McDermott has officially left Iowa State to accept the head coaching position at Creighton. Cyclone Sports Report breaks down ten candidates that Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard might consider during his search for a replacement.

CANDIDATES WITH HEAD COACHING EXPERIENCE:

1)Billy Gillespie:

While things didn't exactly work out at Kentucky, Coach Gillespie has clearly shown that he can revive a program. He did a masterful job turning around UTEP and he went 70-26 in his three years at Texas A&M that included two NCAA tournament appearances.

2)Brian Gregory:

The former Michigan State assistant coach has gone 150-80 in seven seasons at Dayton. He recently led the Flyers to an NIT title and has had them to the post-season four times.

3)Stew Morrill:

He has over 500 career victories and is the winningest coach in Utah State history. He has led them to the post-season in all twelve of his seasons there and has reached the NCAA tournament seven times.

4)Gregg Marshall:

He led Winthrop to seven NCAA tournament appearances in nine seasons before leaving to coach at Wichita State. In his three seasons there, his win total has jumped from 11 to 17 to 25 this past season.

5)Cuonzo Martin:

The former Gene Keady/Matt Painter assistant coach at Purdue is rising star in the business and in just his second season at Missouri State he led them to a 20 win season that included a bid to the CIT Tournament.

6)Scott Sutton:

The son of coaching great Eddie Sutton is 123-53 in his eleven years at Oral Roberts and has led them to three NCAA tournament appearances.

THE ASSISTANT COACHES:

1)Mark Montgomery:

He played for Tom Izzo and he has served under him for nine years. Is the Michigan State associate head coach ready for his first head coaching position?

2)Greg Gard:

The associate head coach has spent 16 seasons learning under the great Bo Ryan. Will his Wisconsin connection to Jamie Pollard lead to an interview?

3)Chris Collins:

The former Duke player has spent the last decade learning his craft under the legendary Mike Krzyzweski and might be looking at the opportunity to run his own program.

4)Steve Henson:

The former All-Big 8 point guard at Kansas State has spent the past six years serving as an assistant under UNLV head coach Lon Krueger.


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