ORU's Scott Sutton mentioned as possible candidate for Missouri basketball coaching job
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Friday, March 25, 2011
3/25/11 at 5:36 AM
Oral Roberts basketball coach Scott Sutton's name has been mentioned in connection with job openings at two schools.
On Wednesday night, a television station in Columbia, Mo., quoted a source saying Sutton would be involved in the University of Missouri's search for a new head coach, joining Purdue's Matt Painter, Dayton's Brian Gregory and a few others.
The Tigers are seeking a replacement for Mike Anderson, who left after five seasons to become the new head coach at Arkansas.
"Sources say Sutton is already extremely interested in the job," reported Chris Gervino, sports director at KOMU-TV in Columbia, Mo., Wednesday night.
On Thursday, the Twitter account Sports by Brooks reported that Sutton already has interviewed for Bradley's head coaching job, "then pulled out after he decided it wasn't a good fit."
Reached by cell phone Thursday, Sutton said his policy was "not to comment on other jobs."
Sutton was also included in lists of potential candidates for the Missouri job published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Columbia Daily Tribune
Sutton is the winningest coach in ORU history with a 223-155 record in 12 seasons. He led the Eagles to three straight NCAA Tournament trips in 2006-08. Eight of his 12 teams have finished first or second in the Summit League regular-season standings.
One factor that might make him attractive to the Tigers is his recruiting success in the Kansas City, Mo., area. ORU has three current players from Kansas City - Dominique Morrision, Michael Craion and Rod Pearson.
This wouldn't be the first time Sutton has been on another school's wish list. He pulled out of consideration for coaching positions at Wichita State in 2007 and TCU in 2008 when he was believed to be the top candidate in each situation.
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