Pitt received a jolt late last week when Prosser signed a last-minute, 10-year deal with Wake Forest. Prosser, a Carnegie native, seemed a shoo-in earlier last week.
It's been reported that Dixon is the only other person that interviewed for the position. And he had Ben Howland's blessing, ""He's the only guy they should be focusing on ... He's ready to do the job, he can do the job and he will do the job. It should be an unbelievably easy hire. Jamie Dixon is right there for them."
Dixon is inheriting a Panther team that saw renewed national recognition and a 57-11 record over the past two seasons. The Panthers return All-Big East selections Julius Page, Chevon Troutman and the best kept secret in the conference, Jaron Brown.