Pastner, who while at Memphis hired a high-school coach who was the father of two blue-chip prospects (who had two younger brothers also seen as elite talents), said that all options are being considered.
“I think there’s great assistant coaches (at the college level), but on the high-school level and the (AAU) level, there’s a lot of good ones out there,” he said. “A lot. No one’s off the table. I don’t care if you’re a college coach, a high-school coach or a grass-roots coach. I’m looking at everybody.”
Pastner will have more time to devote to the search in May, as coaches are not permitted to leave campus to evaluate or meet with prospects during that month and June. In much of April, coaches are permitted leave campus to visits high schools, make home visits or evaluate prospects in competition. He said his goal is to have his coaching staff in place before June.