Pitt basketball still has a job opening after it dismissed Kevin Stallings. Dan Hurley chose UConn over the Panthers, leaving them back at square one.
Tonight, multiple reports on Twitter indicated that Pitt was targeting an assistant from another ACC program to take over the reins: Duke's Jon Scheyer.
Reags, who covers college basketball for Barstool Sports, and an account called Coaching Changes both reported Scheyer had been offered the position.
This would appear to be a huge move for the 30-year-old Scheyer, who has never been a head coach before. The former Duke star has been on the staff at his alma mater since 2014.
But not so fast, says veteran Pitt beat writer Paul Zeise. According to him, any talk of a Scheyer offer from Pitt is premature.
Matt Steinbrink, who covers the Panthers for Rivals.com, also confirms what Zeise is saying.
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What a mess.
Our guess? Pitt probably hasn't offered Scheyer yet, but he's at least in the conversation for the position. Still, what would it say about the Pitt administration, coming off an 0-19 season in ACC play, that they would then offer the job to an unproven assistant?
Scheyer may have learned under a great college head coach, but there's no guarantee he'll be able to do the job himself. It seems like too big of a step up at this time.