LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The head of the University of Arkansas System board confirms Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Gillispie is a candidate for the Razorbacks coaching vacancy.
Stanley Reed says the university is waiting to hear back
from Gillespie, however, the head of the University of Arkansas System
Board of Trustees says Gillespie isn't the only candidate for the
men's coaching vacancy.
Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles has told the Arkansas
Democrat-gazette that he's offered the job to someone, but he
wouldn't say to whom. He says there could be a quick announcement,
or the offer could fall through. Broyles says he's waiting to hear
if the offer has been accepted.
Speculation has centered on Gillispie, who took the Aggies to
the Sweet 16 this year. Arkansas fired Stan Heath on Monday, and
attention immediately turned to Gillispie.
Broyles says he hasn't talked to any coaches, but that -- quote
-- "the one I'm trying to get knows I want him to have the job."