Pittsburgh’s men’s basketball program hired a new coach today.
A couple of days after Panthers’ coach Jamie Dixon left for TCU, Pitt officially announced the hiring of Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings.
The hiring of the 55-year-old former Commodores’ coach is not being received too well.
Have a column coming on looming Stallings hire at Pitt. Expect it to be posted in the am. No spoilers, but the word “terrible” is employed.
— Michael DeCourcy (@tsnmike) March 27, 2016
And again, Pitt ruins a tremendous day for ACC basketball
— Ben Swain (@TheBenSwain) March 27, 2016
Let’s check in on Pitt hoops message boards pic.twitter.com/YIBzZBaHxA
— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) March 27, 2016
“You’re getting steak for dinner! No, wait, hold on … make that sloppy joes. But you used to think they were good!” — When Pitt cooks
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) March 27, 2016
We live in a world where TCU and WKU made demonstrably better hires than Pitt. https://t.co/4wKrYL1woJ
— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) March 27, 2016
Based on what I have seen he has only made one happier…and it isn’t Pitt https://t.co/Yll8Esu5l2
— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) March 27, 2016
Kevin Stallings: when search firms go wrong.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) March 27, 2016
It kills me that I may have to retire from supporting Pitt. Kevin stallings? Are you kidding me?
— Michael Anthony (@cecere412) March 27, 2016
I’m not joking by saying this – but I’ve not seen one person on board with the Kevin Stallings hire. Not one. Show your faces, people.
— Anson Whaley (@AnsonWhaley) March 27, 2016
Stallings had been at Vanderbilt since the 1999-2000 season. He compiled a 332-220 career record with the Commodores, taking the program to seven NCAA Tournaments. Vanderbilt made the Sweet 16 twice under Stallings.