After Firing Chris Beard, Who Might Texas Target as Coach?

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Sports Illustrated

By Kevin Sweeney Musselman, Sampson and Calipari are among the names who could get a look. Less than a month after Chris Beard’s arrest on felony assault charges, Texas announced Thursday it has fired its men’s basketball coach. Beard was indefinitely suspended following the domestic violence charge, which occurred midway through his second season with the Longhorns, who currently sit at No. 6 in the AP poll. The move completes a precipitous fall from grace for Beard, one of the industry’s fastest risers in the last decade from non–Division I coach to Texas’s $5 million man. It also opens one …

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