USC expected to show interest in Jamie Dixon
Jamie Dixon seems to get mentioned for any head coaching vacancy that opens up on the west coast.
Dixon didn’t have any interest in Arizona but Southern Cal is expected to show significant interest and it’s being speculated that Dixon will be interested as it would be put him in the L.A. area near his parents and sister, and his wife would be going back to her alma mater.
College Basketball Insider Andy Katz reports the latest
Andy Katz of ESPN reports
, “If Tim Floyd does go to Arizona, it could cause dominoes to fall across the country. The one job that might pique Jamie Dixon’s interest in moving west is USC, even if it means going against good friend Ben Howland of UCLA. Dixon is very comfortable at Pitt, has a more passionate fan base and loves his athletic director and president, and his family enjoys the city.
But USC would put him in the L.A. area near his parents and sister, and his wife would be going back to her alma mater. The money would have to be a major upgrade for him to move, but an offer at least would make him pause.
I’m not sure he would do it, since he’s in quite a groove at Pitt. He’s comfortable on the East Coast, and as he said, he “summered” in the Bronx with his grandparents. But if he did make a move like this, Xavier’s Sean Miller (a Pitt alum) would be the logical choice if the Panthers went outside the current staff.”
Miller would be Pitt’s top choice: Xaviers Sean Miller would be Pitt’s top choice and it is Miller’s dream job. The problem is he has a monster buyout. Many people around Pitt see Miller as a better coach than Dixon.