Katz: Jamie Dixon agrees to extension to stay at Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon has agreed to an extension with the school, a University of Pittsburgh spokesperson told ESPN.com.

Dixon and AD Jeff Long have been negotiating since the Panthers lost to Bradley in the NCAA Tournament last week.

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17 Responses to Katz: Jamie Dixon agrees to extension to stay at Pittsburgh

  1. WTNY 03/25/2006 at 12:17 PM #


  2. site admin 03/25/2006 at 12:18 PM #

    no chris wright isn’t here for 2 years. so it is WTNNY

  3. graywolf 03/25/2006 at 12:19 PM #

    WTNY is correct….our last hope was destroyed unless Herb decides to step down a notch to another mid major.

  4. TVP 03/25/2006 at 1:51 PM #

    Would AZ State be interested in Herb? Grasping at straws here.

  5. Cardiff Giant 03/25/2006 at 2:02 PM #

    I don’t think the York, PA CYO team is interested in Herb, to be honest.

  6. Joe 03/25/2006 at 2:18 PM #

    I’m sure a lot of people here don’t know what the CYO is ,but I am a former member.

  7. 4NCST8 03/25/2006 at 2:39 PM #

    Other universities out there aren’t stupid enough to pay Sendek a million a year for his modest accomplishments.

    When Sendek gets dumped in the next few years at NC State, he will be coaching a mid-major team, about like Miami (O), where he was.

    Sendek’s a leach on the basketball program: willing to take all the money he gets, okay with a mad fanbase, willing to tear the program apart because nobody else wants him.

    Because we have big money morons who have some personal connection with Herbert, we are basically stuck with him until he completely flops.

    I don’t like Herb’s attitude. I don’t like his goals for the program. I don’t like the fact that he’s been allowed to stay for a long time, despite no real accomplishments in ten years now. I don’t like the fact that he connects so poorly with the fans. I don’t like the fact that something I love has been drained of the energy and excitement that was once in it back in the 1980s. I don’t like the fact that we have big money donors who have taken the program hostage.

    When Herb goes, it will be the best day for NCSU basketball since Jim Valvano won a national title. I hope it’s in the next few years. And I hope that Sendek takes all the Herb lovers with him.

    It’s so sad that we have a coach who just doesn’t have the ability to take us to the next level and yet everybody who blindly follows is too ignorant to see that.

  8. topoftheorder 03/25/2006 at 3:53 PM #

    NO ONE is going to hire Sendek away from us, not Pittsburgh or anyone else…ever. Even with an ok, not great, rebuilding resume and 5 NCAA’s in a row, no AD (except maybe ours) is crazy enough to hire a guy who is HATED by his previous fanbase.

    Unfortunately, our ONLY “hope” is for Sendek to have another year like year 5, a total collapse, in order to be removed. That could easily happen next year…If it does, maybe Sendek will get Wright, McMillan, and a decent big guy or two to sign LOI’s so CoachNextCoach won’t have totally bare cupboard.

  9. scott 03/25/2006 at 5:17 PM #

    I won’t be going to the games next year, and after 34 years of following the Pack, I’ll quietly be rooting for State to have a bad season. As far as I’m concerned, nothing is more important for W-Pack b-ball than getting rid of him.

  10. wrNCSU 03/25/2006 at 6:16 PM #

    No question about it, going 0-30 next year would probably be better for the program in the long run than going 22-10 again.

  11. Old13 03/25/2006 at 7:08 PM #

    Amen! (From a 46-year fan and 38-year graduate!)

  12. Daniel 03/25/2006 at 7:10 PM #


    And that (to borrow a Sendek phrase) is the “crux of the problem.” I HATE having to root for an unmitigated collapse to effect the necessary change, but that is what it has come down to. The NC State administration, as much as it pains them, could not ignore an 8-20 type season the way they have ignored the schism that this man has caused among the fanbase.

  13. charlottefan 03/25/2006 at 7:13 PM #

    Don’t think for a second that Fowler, Purcell and Oblinger would pull excuses out of their ass if we went 8-20

    “its only one down season”

    “how can you fire a coach who miseed the tournament after going 5 straight”

    “recruiting is strong, and we will be better with chris wright”

    “if the fans would have shown up for the home games, we would have had more of a home court advantage”

  14. Rick 03/25/2006 at 9:47 PM #

    8-20 is out of the question.
    Herb’s entire philosophy is built around getting 20 wins and getting into the tourney.

  15. class of '74 03/26/2006 at 7:09 AM #

    Unless the AD, at a school with an opening, is doing recreational drugs there is no chance Herb will see any offers. He’s like gum on the bottom of your shoe, very annoying and difficult to rid yourself of.

  16. Mr O 03/26/2006 at 9:48 AM #

    Will we not be pretty good next year?

    BC, Duke, and Wake lose a ton of players. GT and UNC should improve tremendously. We should probably be about the same, but have some upside maybe in Cedric developing and maturing.

    How does the ACC stack up next season?

    Brackman (???)

    + Freshmen

    We lose a lot of our 3 point shooting, but the key will be how much Cedric develops. We should be in the running for an NCAA tournament bid again though it would be stretch to have the type of season Herb really needs to have at some point.

  17. newswolf 03/26/2006 at 10:18 AM #

    guards win games

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