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Scott Stricklin asks for patience as candidate names surface Thursday



Matt Stevens


STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin released a statement to the public in the intent of calming fans down over the perceived lack of movement in the men's basketball coaching search.  




"Like Bulldog fans everywhere, I eagerly anticipate the hiring of Mississippi State's next men's basketball coach. However, from the beginning of this process, no deadline has been imposed on the search. It's important that we hire the right candidate to lead our program, a person of integrity who will instill discipline, character and accountability into the men's basketball program at Mississippi State. Thank you for your patience. Hail State!" 




This statement followed a CBS Sports report where college basketball analyst Gary Parrish released a report that Vanderbilt assistant coach Dan Muller has emerged as a candidate to replace Rick Stansbury after he retired after 14 seasons as the head coach at MSU.  




Bulldawgjunction.com reported earlier in the day that Murray State coach Steve Prohm is back in the picture even after agreeing to a contract extension with the Racers program. 




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