Reports: Will Brown Interviewed at Fordham, George Mason
I guess it was just a matter of time before Will Brown became a hot coaching commodity again. After leading UAlbany to the NCAA tournament for the fifth time (and third in a row), Brown reportedly has already interviewed at Fordham and Geoge Mason.
Speaking from my perspective only, the Fordham job is not a good job. While the Rams compete in the much better Atlantic 10 Conference, they are a perennial bottom-feeder. It's hard to build a program from the bottom, and would Brown want to do that again after doing that for 14 years at Albany?
The George Mason possibility is a much more interesting one. Former Siena coach Paul Hewitt was just let go there. Also playing in the A-10, GMU has a storied history, including that memorable Final Four run in 2006. That could help sway Brown, but with top of the conference so good (Davidson, Dayton, VCU) it's going to be hard to bring the 9-22 Patriots to the top.
In my gut, I think Brown stays at Albany. He's worked too hard to build the program, has the Danes in the national eye, and has family firmly entrenched in Albany.