Northwestern might be outgunned as they look to keep Jaren Sina: Indiana's interested in the four-star point guard, and Alabama and Seton Hall are still in the mix.. The Wildcats' next coach would be smart to keep New Jersey link Fred Hill on staff if they want to keep Sina.
Jim Phillips spoke candidly about his decision to fire Bill Carmody Saturday evening, discussing a better future for Northwestern and how it was "time for a change" despite his respect for the longtime Northwestern coach.
However Phillips decides — and most in and around the program would be stunned if Carmody is retained — Carmody can only hope the announcement comes soon.
"It's got to be tough for him," point guard Dave Sobolewski said Thursday. "(The coaches) don't know what's going to happen. We don't know what's going to happen. I think we'll know soon. I think Dr. Phillips will make a decision in the next couple of days."
Sobolewski said he had no inside knowledge but was basing his opinion on Phillips telling the Tribune he would take less time than last year's five-day evaluation.
After an embarrassing loss to Illinois that ensures another season with no NCAA tournament, the Bill Carmody hot seat talk is heating up. But this season, and the lack of NCAA tournament appearances, matter less than you'd think.