Sources: TTU closing on Linder as leading assistant

  • Jeff Borzello Close Jeff Borzello ESPN Personnel Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.Pete Thamel May 9, 2024, 09:08 PM

  • ET Texas Tech is targeting Wyoming head coach Jeff Linder as the top assistant on Grant McCasland’s

    guys’s basketball

personnel, sources told ESPN.The 2 sides are close to an offer, sources said, and it could be settled soon.Linder’s arrival would mark a reunion for the two coaches. He spent two seasons as McCasland’s assistant at Midland Junior College, from 2004-06, when Midland won a combined 53 games.Linder has been the head coach at Wyoming considering that 2020, leading the Cowboys to a 63-59 general record and guiding them to the 2022 NCAA competition. Led by stars Hunter Maldonado and Graham Ike, Wyoming went 25-9 in 2021-22 before losing in the First 4 to Indiana. Maldonado returned the next season, but Ike missed out on the entire campaign with a foot injury, and the Cowboys had a hard time to sustain momentum.Before taking over at Wyoming, Linder was the head coach at Northern Colorado for 4 seasons. He went 80-50 total, consisting of 3 straight 20-win campaigns to end his time with the Bears.McCasland simply finished his very first season in charge at Texas

Tech, leading the Red Raiders to 23 wins and an NCAA tournament look. They’re anticipated to return three double-figure scorers and bring in an intriguing transfer class led by Kevin Overton(Drake) and Elijah Hawkins(Minnesota).

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