Report: Maryland Eyeing Jamie Dixon

By: Mike Vukovcan

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — What would a Pitt basketball off-season be without rumors of another school being interested in head coach Jamie Dixon?

Gary Parrish of is reporting that Maryland could be eyeing Dixon as a possible replacement for recently retired Gary Williams.

Multiple sources are telling Parrish that the top three names on the list are Dixon, Arizona head coach Sean Miller and Villanova head coach Jay Wright.

Someone from Dixon’s camp would have to let Maryland know he’d be interested before they could officially pursue him.

Parrish also points out an interesting note concerning Dixon and Maryland, “One thing worth noting is that Dixon has an existing and strong relationship with first-year Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson, who was previously the AD at Army when Dixon’s sister, Maggie Dixon, was the school’s women’s basketball coach.”

Sources tell KDKA-TV Sports that Dixon will be in New Jersey this weekend attending Ashton Gibbb’s NBA tryout.

  • Mon River Towing

    They are probably the 3 hottest young coaches in the country right now at programs as good if not better than Maryland. Maryland’s top 3 might as well be Larry Bird, Mike Krieciewiczi, and Jesus Christ.

  • I have to laugh

    After Pitt lost this year I heard numerous individuals calling into sports talk shows saying Dixon should leave. Be careful what you ask for.

  • Harry Boards

    if Dixon leaves…PITT will go after Sean Miller. Who do you think is better?

  • WOW

    mon river towing you are one hundred and ten percent correct. Pitt and Villanova are way better schools than Maryland, and Sean Miller just got Arizona to the Elite Eight, why would he leave. Maryland must have the Notre Dame football syndrom

  • Brian Thomas

    WOW sounds like you are another ND hater? Pitt would love to be able to say they have the ND syndrome. Then maybe you can say you had a top program. Until then, keep dreaming.

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