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The First Mention Of Scheyer For The Penn State Job That We’ve Seen

It was just a question of time. Not much, as it turns out

North Dakota State v Duke
COLUMBIA, SC - MARCH 22: Associate head coach Jon Scheyer (L) and head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils look on in the second half of their game against the North Dakota State Bison during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Colonial Life Arena on March 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina.
Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

As we said the other day, we’re quite sure that Jon Scheyer will be mentioned for the Penn State job. It’s just kind of a tradition to link a Duke assistant with an opening and Scheyer is an exceptionally appealing candidate. He’s young, brilliant and has soaked up a lot of basketball during his time at Duke, both as a player and coach.

It won’t be the last time he’s mentioned for this job and others for that matter, and it’ll only stop when he says he’s not interested, assuming of course that he’s not.

The other prospects mentioned here are interesting: interim coach Jim Ferry, VCU’s Mike Rhoades, Vermont’s John Becker, Penn and former BC coach Steve Donahue, Keith Dambrot of Duquesne, Shaka Smart of Texas, former Sixers coach Brett Brown and Rick Pitino, about to start his comeback at Iona.

How can we put this?

Fun idea, but that ain’t happening.

Penn State had a terrible experience with Jerry Sandusky and the NCAA after his dreadful crimes were uncovered. The shame and humiliation should be enough but if it wasn’t, the NCAA’s huge penalties should be a powerful incentive not to hire Pitino. You have no guarantees.