Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

Apr 11, 2024 11:48 am

Reports: Scott Drew spurns Kentucky, will stay at Baylor

scott drew baylor

Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew passed on the job at Kentucky, choosing to stay in Waco, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

The Wildcats are looking to hire a big name to replace John Calipari, who officially was named head coach at Arkansas on Wednesday. Already, UConn’s Dan Hurley and Alabama’s Nate Oats publicly removed themselves from consideration for the job.

Drew was pursued by Louisville last month and said family considerations, with his three children having grown up in Waco, Texas, and loyalty drove his desire to remain head coach of the Bears.

Reports last month placed the financial commitment offered by Louisville at over $8 million per season.

Drew, 53, led Baylor to a national championship in 2020-21 and has guided the Bears to the NCAA Tournament 12 times in his 21 seasons with the program.

Drew’s overall record at Baylor is 446-244, including a 24-11 finish in 2023-24. The third-seeded Bears fell to No. 6 seed Clemson in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

He also guided Baylor to a NIT championship in 2013 and was the Big 12 Coach of the Year for three consecutive seasons in 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Drew started his coaching career with one season at Valparaiso in 2002-03, finishing 20-11 after succeeding his father, Homer Drew.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

kevin durant
Jul 13, 2024 11:11 am

Kevin Durant (calf) misses Team USA practice again

The USA men’s Olympic basketball team took to the practice court Saturday without Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant, who continues to nurse a calf injury. Now training in Abu Dhabi…

kevin durant
Jul 13, 2024 11:11 am

Kevin Durant (calf) misses Team USA practice again

The USA men’s Olympic basketball team took to the practice court Saturday without Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant, who continues to nurse a calf injury. Now training in Abu Dhabi…

DaRon Holmes
Jul 13, 2024 10:36 am

Reports: Nuggets’ DaRon Holmes tears Achilles, likely to miss season

Denver Nuggets forward DaRon Holmes, the No. 22 overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft, tore his right Achilles and is likely to miss his entire rookie season, multiple outlets…

More Basketball News

kevin durant
Jul 13, 2024 11:11 am

Kevin Durant (calf) misses Team USA practice again

The USA men’s Olympic basketball team took to the practice court Saturday without Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant, who continues to nurse a calf injury. Now training in Abu Dhabi…

kevin durant
Jul 13, 2024 11:11 am

Kevin Durant (calf) misses Team USA practice again

DaRon Holmes
Jul 13, 2024 10:36 am

Reports: Nuggets’ DaRon Holmes tears Achilles, likely to miss season

wnba ball cart
Jul 13, 2024 12:21 am

Storm hammer Lynx, avert season sweep

wnba basketball
Jul 12, 2024 9:57 pm

Mercury cut big deficit to four but fall to Fever

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds