The head basketball coaches from Simeon and Morgan Park High schools have been suspended because of their behavior at a basketball game last week that ended in a scuffle between the two teams at the handshake line.
Thomas’ latest rejection has left him in a tough spot. Other candidates now know how much money Illinois is willing to spend.
Sources close to Simeon head coach Robert Smith say he has been in Champaign having conversations with Thomas about an assistant job.
With Bruce Weber officially out the door, here are nine possible Illini head coaching candidates.
Derrick Rose has taken the NBA by storm this season and is the clear frontrunner to win the league’s Most Valuable Player award. But if you ask him, he’ll tell you that he’d trade all the individual accolades for team success.