Point guard voices support of interim coach Chris Walker (Runnin' with the Raiders blog)

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."

Report: Texas Tech reaches out to USM's Donnie Tyndall about open basketball position

Texas Tech has reached out to Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall about interviewing for its open basketball coaching position, according to a report by the website HoopDirt.com, which covers the college coaching scene.

A message left for Tyndall by the Avalanche-Journal was not immediately returned.

A Southern Miss official told the A-J he had not heard anything regarding Tyndall and a potential interview with Tech.

Keith Frazier, a McDonald's All-American out of Dallas Kimball, told Texas Tech officials on Wednesday that he wants to play for the Red Raiders next season, according to sources. But Frazier's ultimately ending up in Lubbock could come with a caveat.

March 27, 2013 - 7:59pm

New Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis offered his take on the school's search for a new basketball coach during an introductory news conference Monday.

March 25, 2013 - 5:45pm

Five Bears scored at least 12 points; Moore nets 33 in final game for Fresno State

March 23, 2013 - 7:31pm

As tournament begins, Tech's coaching search wages on (Runnin' with the Raiders blog)

As fans of college basketball turn eager attention to the true start of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, Texas Tech will be continuing to search for the coach it hopes can return the Red Raiders to that stage – one they haven't graced since 2007.

In the week since Tech's season ended with a 28-point loss to Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals, athletic director Kirby Hocutt has been busy interviewing a handful of potential candidates for the job created by Billy Gillispie's resignation six months ago.

I'm here to tell you not to be ashamed if it took you an extra few days to fill out your NCAA Tournament bracket this week.

March 19, 2013 - 9:44pm

Update on Texas Tech basketball coaching search (Runnin' with the Raiders blog)

The Texas Tech basketball program is in the middle of a search for a permanent coach for the second time since 2011, when Billy Gillispie was hired to replace Pat Knight.

Gillispie left after one season, and Chris Walker served as the interim coach this season. He is one of the candidates for the job, according to Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, but it's been less clear as to who else may be in the picture.

Texas Tech has fired most of its current basketball staff, with the exception of interim coach Chris Walker, according to multiple sources....

March 16, 2013 - 1:40pm