A day that started with news that Fran McCaffery was headed to Iowa now has taken a couple more interesting turns.
Once Seton Hall learned McCaffery was unavailable, the Pirates quickly moved to hire Iona's Kevin Willard, who Adam Zagoria reports will make an astonishing $1 million per year -- more than double what the Hall paid Bobby Gonzalez.
If that wasn't enough, the Boston Globe is reporting Steve Lavin could be on his way to Saint John's -- with Manhattan coach Barry Rohrssen as one of his assistants.
The Rohrssen part of the equation may be the most surprising, but it makes sense. Rohrssen is on a short leash at Manhattan, with significant improvement next year likely needed for him to keep his job. Getting out now -- and joining a good staff that will inherit an experienced team in Jamaica -- might be smart.
If Rohrssen does leave -- and that looks far from a certainty right now -- the MAAC could have three coaching vacancies -- the most it's had since 2006, when Iona, Manhattan, Fairfield, Saint Peter's and Canisius all had openings.