Texas Basketball: A Closer Look at Coaching Candidates

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Feb 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; A view of the NBA logo at the NBA All Star Jam Session at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Given Patterson’s NBA background, no one would be surprised if he chose to go with an NBA coach, either a former or current one.

Though no specific names have been thrown out, the Austin-American Statesman reported earlier this week that they’re hearing Patterson could indeed go that route.

The concerns with an NBA hire would be whether or not a coach with little or no collegiate experience, at least not recently, would be able to make the switch to the college game, particularly when it comes to recruiting.