Mar 14, 2014; El Paso, TX, USA; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head coach Michael White speaks to his team during a timeout against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the semifinals of the Conference USA college basketball tournament at Don Haskins Center. The Bulldogs defeated the Golden Eagles 88-70. Mandatory Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA Basketball rumors: Tennessee Volunteers interested in Louisiana Tech's Michael White


The Tennessee Volunteers are in the beginning stages of searching for their next men’s head basketball coach following the sudden departure of Cuonzo Martin to take over the Cal Golden Bears, and according to Gary Parrish over at CBS, that search has now turned it’s focus to Mike White of Louisiana Tech.

White led the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to an impressive 29-8 overall record in the 2013-14 season and a share of the Conference USA championship in their first year in the league. He was recently rewarded for those efforts with a six-year, $3.6 million extension, although a move to the SEC and the money Tennessee could offer may make that just a moot point.

It was originally rumored that the Volunteers would maybe want to make a splash with a big-name hire, but bringing in a young successful coach like White wouldn’t be a bad move.

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