Is Lou Dawkins in line for assistant job at MSU?

Posted: March 24, 2011 by Jared Field in College, High School

Is former Saginaw High head coach Lou Dawkins next in line to be an assistant coach under Tom Izzo at Michigan State? Mark Montgomery’s departure might just be a coincidence, but I doubt it. I can’t imagine Dawkins resigning without something in the tank.

From AP:

Longtime Michigan State assistant Mark Montgomery is the new head basketball coach at Northern Illinois.

The announcement was made Wednesday and a news conference will be held Thursday.

Montgomery, who played at Michigan State and is third in school history in assists and steals, coached four years at Central Michigan and spent the last 10 seasons with Tom Izzo, the last four as associate head coach.

He succeeds Ricardo Patton, who had a 35-83 mark over four seasons.

  1. Marcellus Miller says:

    I just saw the Mark Montgomery announcement and I see that as too much of a coincidence as well…

  2. hoopsguru says:

    People been talking for days now that Dawkins will join Montgomery at Northern Illinois.

  3. hoopsguru says:

    The Northern Illinois rumor was floating around late last week. It immediately made sense to me. What did not make sense to me was some people thinking he would join Izzo’s staff or even Tubby’s staff. Nothing against Coach Dawkins – he is obviously a great basketball coach but going straight to a Big D1 as an assistant (from hiogh school) did not seem plausible to me.

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