"My number 1 pick would be Lon Kruger but I honestly don't think that we have a chance for him."
How the hell can a number one pick be someone you have no shot at? My number one pick for a wife is Bar Rafaeli. Stupid.
I could see Grayer keeping a job in the Athletic Dept. if the new coach wants to go another route for asst. coach.
I think if Nurse doesn't get the head coach job he is gone.
If you hire a currently employed head coach you may have to pay a buyout clause.
If you hire a guy like Gillespe, you can use the 800K windfall to pay his first year
salary or at least a portion of it..
His resume includes playing in the Big 8, head coaching experience in the JUCO and D2 ranks, assistant stints in the SEC, Big 10, and Big 12 working for some of the top coaches in the country, his last assistant gig was Self's right hand man at both Illinois and KU, and has had mid-major success. Additionally, he is the perfect age, young enough, but still old enough that Ames could very well be his last stop!
Player Bio: Tim Jankovich - ILLINOIS STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE