Today in the Morning Rumble, Steve Prohm is out the door, Rick Pitino earns a nice pay raise, Georgetown has a "new" court and Danny Ainge's son has chosen his next home.
With Steve Prohm out the door and now a member of Iowa State, one of the strongest mid-major jobs in the nation needed a replacement.
They found their new man on Tuesday though, as Matt McMahon, who was an assistant under Prohm, left his new job at Louisiana Tech to return to the school he has spent many years at.
McMahon doesn't have Cameron Payne next year and Isaiah Canaan certainly isn't walking through the door, but McMahon knows the Murray State atmosphere, expectations and fan base. Eventually the Racers had to know that Prohm was going to join a major school (Alabama was also interested) and this is a solid hire at this point in the coaching carousel.
It's not to the level of John Calipari but Rick Pitino received a pay raise and an extension on Tuesday that will keep him at Louisville through 2025. This deal adds four years to Pitino's original contract and will boost his pay from over $4M per year to over $5M per season. Pitino will also receive a retention bonus every three years starting in 2017.
Pitino certainly deserves every penny of this new contract as he is a Hall of Famer and brought a team that wasn't all that talented to the Elite Eight this past season.
Georgetown decided to hold a contest for fans to help design their new basketball court for the 2015-16 season. The results were given to the general public Tuesday and the Hoyas now have a "new" court that looks similar to the one they have been playing on in the past.
If you have time, take a peak at the runner ups. Some of them are very interesting to say the least and my personal favorite is a 'Scary' design by Leo Ariemma.
On to recruiting, where Danny Ainge's son, Crew Ainge, has committed to play his college basketball at Utah State. The 5'11" Ainge plays his high school ball in New Hampshire and is known for his high intelligence and ability to run offenses smoothly.
Ainge won't be able to participate in college basketball for two years due to an LDS Church mission. His first season at Utah State will be 2017-18.
In some unfortunate news for Ole Mississippi fans, star guard Stefan Moody will be sidelined 2-3 months with a fractured leg. Moody was tremendous in the Rebels' First Four game against BYU and the expectation was that his performance would spark his confidence for 2015-16.
Moody is a streaky shooter and now instead of working on his craft and improving his consistency, he must focus on rehabbing a very difficult injury this offseason.