Friday, April 28, 2017

FAMU basketball coaching search includes big names

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida A&M hasn't yet named a men's basketball coach, but there certainly isn't a lack of applicants.

FAMU on Wednesday closed the application for the job after it was reopened on Monday. The job’s original posting date was March 21, four days after it was announced then-head coach Byron Samuels’ contract would not be renewed.

A list of names obtained by the Tallahassee Democrat reveals 122 candidates applied to be FAMU's next head coach. Their experience levels range from assistant coach at the JUCO level to NBA champions.

One name is former NBA player and current Buffalo assistant Lindsey Hunter. The two-time NBA champion was the interim head coach for the Phoenix Suns and was also an assistant for the Golden State Warriors.

Another name is current Savannah State head coach Horace Broadnax. Savannah State's athletic department recently announced it will drop down to Division II. Broadnax has had plenty of success in the MEAC. He lead the Tigers to a 14-2 conference record in the 2011-12 season and was named MEAC Coach of the Year.


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