Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sellers Was Nearly a Cardinal

With one former UConn assistant coach already at a rival Big East school (Andre LaFleur as associate head coach at Providence), the Huskies nearly had another plotting against them in conference play.

Patrick Sellers interviewed with Louisville, and apparently had a very good, two-hour meeting with head coach Rick Pitino. Sellers has known Pitino's son, Richard, for a long while, and it was Richard who initiated the interest.

It didn't wind up working out -- perhaps because hiring a UConn guy, with the controversy surrounding the program, might attract some negative attention in the wake of Louisville's own recent controversies. Instead Sellers is at Hofstra, where he'll be an assistant to Mo Cassara. Also on Cassara's staff are former Providence College assistant Steve DeMeo and ex-Syracuse Allen Griffin, so it'll be a bit of a Big East reunion on the Pride staff.

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