It looks like the bubble of speculation about Rick Stansbury as a serious candidate fo the Auburn men’s basketball coaching job lost a little air over the weekend.
Birmingham News columnist Kevin Scarbinsky said in Sunday’s paper that “it appears unlikely at this point” that Stansbury will be seriously considered for the job. A news story in the paper did rehash a few other names that quickly came up last week after Tony Barbee was fired, including Donnie Tyndall of Southern Miss, Mike White – a former Ole Miss player – of Louisiana Tech and former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl.
The Birmingham paper also reported that Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs does not plan to use a search firm to assist him.
“The eventual hire will be his alone,” the paper reported.
Stansbury was Mississippi State’s head coach for 14 seasons before retiring in 2012. His 293 wins are the most in school history.