Originally Posted by macro
Now that I've done some reading, I now think Gillispie is the best candidate, as well as the one that will take the job.
Why not Tom Izzo? If I were Mitch Barnhart, I can't screw this up or it's my job. If I pick a guy who has been to 3 or 4 final fours since 99, and has won a National Championship, and it doesn't work out, Mitch can say he picked the guy with the best track record. Tom is the "safe" choice. Gillispie is a "up and comer" who my never "come."