As reports rolled in Thursday that Texas Tech officals were meeting with Tubby Smith in Lubbock about the school's open basketball head coach position, point guard Josh Gray made it clear he would like as his coach next season.
"#WalkerOrNothing," the freshman wrote on Twitter late Thursday evening, "nuff (sic) said."
"How you going to break up a family? That's disrespectful..I rather not be around that situation."
Gray, one of Tech's most promising players after averaging 9.6 points and 3.2 assists this season, has made expressed on multiple occassions during the past week his desire to have Walker remain his head coach.
That sentiment was echoched by several players toward the end of the season who stated publicly they hoped for Walker to remain their coach.
One of those players was Jaye Crockett, who has already played for three different coaches during his four seasons (one as a redshirt) in Lubbock.
Here's what Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt said in Kansas City on March 14 when asked whether current players would be consulted about the search.
"We're trusted, right, to the welfare of these young men each and every day," Hocutt said. "That's a significant responsibility and a responsibility that I take a lot of pride in having. That being said, these are decisions that impact Texas Tech University and its basketball program far beyond the eligibility of the young men in our locker room.
"I want the very best for these young men, and for that reason, I have great respect for them, but at the end of the day I've got to have confidence in the recommendation and the decision I'm going to make going forward."