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Source: Cuonzo Martin pulls his name out of running for Marquette position

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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 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 basketball coach removed his name from the Marquette coaching search, a source with knowledge of the search told the News Sentinel early Tuesday morning.

Martin, 42, had been in conversations with Marquette about its vacant head coaching job, which became available when Buzz Williams bolted for Virginia Tech.

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.

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