Gregg Marshall Says He’d Listen to a ‘Crazy Offer’ from Alabama
A day after CBS Sports reported that Gregg Marshall was the primary target for Alabama's basketball vacancy, the Wichita State head coach addressed the speculation.
Marshall, 52, joined the Jim Rome Show on Tuesday to talk about his team's huge win over Kansas to advance to the Sweet 16. During the interview, Marshall was asked about the Alabama report.
"I was a little shocked that that came out," Marshall told Jim Rome. "I have no idea where that came from, but it's really something I don't have to deal with. Right now it's just rumor and conjecture. I have not spoken to Alabama. I'm coaching my team, and that's what I'm going to do, hopefully, for another couple of weeks. And if Alabama is still interested in talking to us with some type of crazy offer at that time, then we will certainly entertain that, but it's going to take some type of crazy offer to get us to leave Wichita State."
Marshall has the Shockers into the Sweet 16 two years after an appearance in the Final Four. His undefeated regular season in 2013-14 ended with its first and only loss in the round of 32 to a Kentucky team that made a run to the championship game.
There have been plenty of people speaking out against Marshall making the move to Alabama, but this story will continue linger with speculation only until Wichita State's season ends. Marshall's team takes on Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night at 6:15 PM.