Jamie Dixon has been the head coach for the Pittsburgh Panthers for 13 years, but may be ready to move on. According to a report from Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, Dixon is weighing an offer that would have him leave Pitt and go coach at Texas Christian, where he played his college ball.
Parrish also cited Dixon’s seemingly growing frustration with fans as a reason he may want out. Though the 50-year-old has gone 328-123 since succeeding Ben Howland in 2003, Dixon has only brought Pitt to the Sweet Sixteen twice, in 2007 and 2009. He has never played in the Final Four, plus the people that hired him at Pitt in the first place are no longer at the university.
On top of that, Dixon’s philosophy of strong on-ball defense and playing offense at a slower pace isn’t exactly as ideal a fit in the fast-paced ACC as it was in the old Big East.
Thus, considering how TCU hasn’t made the NCAA Tournament since 1998 and could use a draw to help attract recruits to the fledgling Big 12 program, someone in Jamie Dixon who knows the university and its culture could wind up being just what the doctor ordered.
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