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Dougherty mentioned in Tulsa coaching search

April 5, 2001

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Kansas University assistant Neil Dougherty is one of the coaches being mentioned in connection with the vacant Tulsa men's basketball head coaching position.

Dougherty reportedly is one of 30 coaches on athletics director Judy McLeod's list of candidates to replace Buzz Peterson, who was named Tennessee coach on Wednesday.

The Tulsa World also reports former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins as a possible candidate, plus head coaches Steve McClain (Wyoming), Jeff Lebo (Tennessee Tech), Gary Waters (Kent) and Riley Wallace (Hawaii).

Arkansas assistant Mike Anderson, a former Tulsa point guard, is reportedly on the list of candidates, plus Tulsa assistant John Phillips, who has been at Tulsa the past four seasons.

So far there's been no mention of Kansas assistant Joe Holladay on Tulsa's wish list. Holladay is a former high school coach and athletics director in Tulsa and was mentioned in Tulsa media reports last year when MacLeod needed a replacement for Bill Self, who went to Illinois.

"Do we want to go through this all the time? No, that would not be our choice," MacLeod said. "But if it's because we're having lots of success, I'd rather have this than the opposite."

During the past 16 years, Nolan Richardson, Tubby Smith, Steve Robinson and Bill Self have left the private university of 4,100 students for better jobs.

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