ATHENS — Although the rumor mill has linked his name to various coaching openings in the past month, most recently UNLV’s, Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox insisted again Tuesday that he has no interest in any other job.
“I don’t want anyone thinking I’m leaving, because this is where I’m going to coach,” he said.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last week that Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity had opened discussions with Fox about a new or amended contract.
“Greg and I had an initial conversation, and I trust him,” Fox said Tuesday. “He knows this is where I want to coach. . . . Right now we’re spending our energy on getting information for Travis [Leslie regarding the NBA draft], coaching our team, recruiting. And when we have time, I guess we’ll finish that [contract] discussion.”
McGarity, seated nearby, nodded his head in agreement.
“I really feel like this is a place where we can win at a very high level,” Fox said. “But to do that, we have to take our time and do it the right way.”
– Tim Tucker, AJC