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Frank Martin Reportedly Close To Landing Another CBB Job

A closeup of South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin.

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 01: Head coach Frank Martin of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts in the first half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

UMass has reportedly offered its men's basketball head coaching job to Frank Martin.

According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, they "are now working through details of a potential deal."

South Carolina fired Martin after going 18-13 in his 10th season. The Gamecocks didn't make the NCAA tournament during his tenure outside of 2017's unexpected Final Four run. This news comes a day after Martin celebrated his 56th birthday by calling himself the "luckiest man alive" on Twitter.

On Martin's birthday, ESPN's Pete Thamel said the coach met with UMass officials Tuesday and planned to talk again Thursday. Their second encounter must have gone well for Martin to net the formal offer.

Besides going 8-7 in the shortened 2020-2021 campaign, the Minutemen have not posted a winning season since 2014-2015. The A-10 program severed ties with Matt McCall following five seasons.

If Martin accepts, UMass will gain an experienced leader who previously took Kansas State to four NCAA tournaments in five seasons.