Popeye Jones 'intrigued' by Murray State vacancy


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We know Steve Prohm, Billy Kennedy's right hand man, is on Murray State Athletic Director Allen Ward's list of candidates to take over the Racer basketball program.

The rumor mill is spitting out plenty of other names just for the sake of throwing them out.

Don't expect Ward to bite at talking about any of them.

Tuesday, he told us he won't be commenting on specific candidates...
You might remember he released a short list of finalists for the football job that eventually went to Chris Hatcher a year and a half ago. Ward says he does not plan to do that with this vacancy.

Tuesday's hot rumor had former Racer great Popeye Jones being interested in the position.  After a long nba career, he's currently an assistant with the New Jersey Nets.

Jones is the school's all-time leading rebounder, fourth-all-time leading scorer, and his jersey hangs from the rafters of the CFSB Center.

He told the Murray Ledger and Times he hasn't talked with Ward or anyone at Murray State, but called the opening 'intriguing.'

"It was something where I thought, 'Man, it would be fun to do that someday,'"As I'm growing in coaching, I'm loving what I'm doing, but Murray State is in my heart. I'm a Racer for life. I still follow the Racers very closely."

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