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North Texas Looking At Up To Six Candidates For Next Basketball Coach

When Johnny Jones returned to his alma mater, LSU, to rebuild the Tigers basketball program he left a North Texas Mean Green squad that was on the rise. In 11 seasons with the Mean Green Jones amassed a 190-146 record, and in a five-year stretch from 2007-11 North Texas won at least 20 games every season.

North Texas wanted to be the next mid-major program on the rise, and they'll need a new coach who can keep the Mean Green on the upward trend. So far there are six potential candidates to replace Jones. Here is the list:

Scott Cross (UT-Arlington head coach), Glynn Cyprien (Texas A&M assistant), Danny Kaspar (Stephen F. Austin head coach), Rob Lanier (Texas assistant), Scott Spinelli (Maryland assistant), Tony Benford (Marquette)

The North Texas is just one of four open head coaching positions remaining in college basketball, so expect the school to make a decision sooner rather than later.

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