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USF interviews former Notre Dame coach Mike Brey for men’s basketball job

Athletic director Michael Kelly said no formal offer has been made at this point.
 
Former Notre Dame coach Mike Brey, who has interviewed for the same job at USF, compiled a 483-280 record in 23 seasons in South Bend.
Former Notre Dame coach Mike Brey, who has interviewed for the same job at USF, compiled a 483-280 record in 23 seasons in South Bend. [ MICHAEL CATERINA | AP ]
Published March 20, 2023|Updated March 20, 2023

USF has interviewed former Notre Dame coach Mike Brey for its vacant men’s basketball job, athletic director Michael Kelly confirmed Monday.

No formal offer has been made, however, and things remain in the discussion phase, Kelly indicated. The school also recently had discussions with former Bulls guard — and current Southern Cal assistant — Chris Capko, the Tampa Bay Times has learned.

USF is seeking a replacement for Brian Gregory, dismissed earlier this month after compiling a 79-107 record — with one winning season — in six years.

Related: 10 possible candidates for the USF men's basketball coaching job

The winningest coach in Notre Dame history, Brey turns 64 on Wednesday. He announced in mid-January the 2022-23 season would be his last as Irish coach but indicated at that time he wasn’t finished coaching altogether. Notre Dame finished 11-21, its third losing season in the last five years.

Before that, however, his tenure was rife with NCAA Tournament appearances.

In 23 seasons at Notre Dame, Brey compiled a 483-280 mark, with 16 20-win seasons and a 32-win campaign in 2014-15. The Irish’s 13 NCAA appearances on his watch were highlighted by consecutive Elite Eight berths in 2015 and 2016. He also led his 2002-03 club to the Sweet 16.

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