Source: Cuonzo Martin pulls his name out of running for Marquette position
By Knoxville News Sentinel
ennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin watches his team practice before Tennessee's NCAA Sweet 16 game against Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Photo by Adam Lau/News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -
Cuonzo Martin isn't going to Marquette.
The Tennessee men's
coach removed his name from the Marquette coaching search, a source
with knowledge of the search told the News Sentinel early Tuesday
Martin, 42, had been in conversations with Marquette about its vacant
head coaching job, which became available when Buzz Williams bolted for
ESPN reported early Monday morning that Martin met with Marquette on
Sunday. And Marquette's interest was concrete enough that Marquette
deputy athletic director Mike Broeker asked Hall of Fame coach Gene
Keady for a reference on Martin late last week. Keady coached Martin at
Purdue and later hired him as a Boilermakers assistant.