Almost the instant that the Pitt basketball season ends every season, Panthers head coach Jamie Dixon’s name is floated around for other job openings.
Right on cue Dixon is being linked to an open job and is reportedly considering it.
According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, Dixon is considering an offer to become the next head coach of TCU, which just happens to be Dixon’s alma mater.
Dixon, 50, played at TCU from 1984-87.
Parish notes that despite Dixon’s lucrative contract with Pitt, TCU is willing to “make the money right” in the sense that Dixon is not being asked to take less to move from the ACC to the Big 12.
The decision would be all Dixon’s as he has to decide whether or not a 14th season at Pitt makes sense.
Dixon has made the NCAA Tournament in 11 of his 13 seasons at Pitt, but has been under fire from many Pitt fans the past few years. That has to do with the fact that Dixon has led Pitt to the Sweet 16 only twice during his tenure.
Pitt was eliminated by Wisconsin on Friday in the first round of the tournament as they turned in a very ugly performance.
TCU hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament since 1998.
A few weeks ago Dixon’s name was linked to the UNLV job, but nothing was made of it.
Dixon has had plenty of offers to leave Pitt in the past, but going back to his alma mater may be the toughest decision he has had to make.
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