Gary Parrish of CBSSPORTS.com mentioned Western coach Ken McDonald in a recent column, saying he should be considered for the vacancy at Memphis with the departure of John Calipari to Kentucky.
McDonald was successful in his first attempt at a win in the NCAA Tournament before being knocked out by Gonzaga in the final seconds of the second round.
I don’t think it will be the last time McDonald’s name is thrown around out there for a coaching vacancy this season, as the carousel is just beginning to spin. He did receive a $100,000 bonus for his trip to the NCAA Tournament this season from Western.
However, with a salary of about $350,ooo a year, there is plenty more money to be made at other schools.
McDonald is on the record as saying he is at Western to stay, but you never know, especially when potentially double the salary comes knocking at the door.
I would put it at a long-shot that McDonald would leave Western, as he has a very good recruiting class coming in and things haven’t been better for the Toppers in a long time.
Don’t forget Keno Davis at Drake darted after a year, so nothing is impossible.