A few weeks ago, we heard that Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos was on the verge of a new deal with the Saints. Then, we spoke with Patsos who said nothing was done but that he loves Siena.

Then today, a source tells me that Patsos could be a candidate for the Texas Tech job that is now open thanks to Tubby Smith leaving for Memphis.

Chris Beard, the new UNLV coach is said to be the favorite for the position despite just taking that job.

But don't discount the idea of Patsos being a fit in Lubbock. Patsos has strong ties to Under Armour and Texas Tech is an original Under Armour school.

Patsos led the Saints to the third seed in MAAC Tournament this past season. The Saints look to be loaded for next season after losing no one other than Ryan Oliver.

If Patsos stays at Siena, he'll have a chance to win the MAAC. I do expect him to stay in Loudonville, but that doesn't mean he can't generate interest.