George Mason’s Mike Wells in the Mix?

JonRothstein of CBS Sports is reporting that George Mason assistant Mike Wells met with Siena Athletics Director, John D’Argenio, on Friday.

Wells has been at George Mason for the past two seasons, having been hired by Paul Hewitt in June of 2011. Hewitt, as many fans know, was the Head Coach at Siena from 1997-2000. In that time Hewitt led the Saints to an NCAA Tournament berth in 1999 and an NIT berth in 2000. The Saints defeated UMass in the first round of the 2000 NIT before falling in the second round to Penn State 105-103.

Prior to joining the George Mason staff Wells was an assistant coach and advance scout for the Washington Wizards. Before going to Washington Wells served in the same role for the San Antonio Spurs for four seasons, including their 2007 NBA Championship season, and was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004-05 season. Wells began his career with the Houston Rockets during the 1994 season as an assistant video coordinator, working his way to assistant coach in 1999, a position he held until leaving for the Lakers.

Also of note, Wells served as the head scout for USA basketball from 1998-2003.

If Wells is indeed a candidate for the position as Rothstein reports, this would move the number of candidates for Siena’s head coaching vacancy to four as we head into the home stretch. Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole, Loyola head coach Jimmy Patsos and VCU associate head coach Mike Rhoades are also widely reported as finalists with Toole reportedly visiting campus this past Thursday.

One Comment

  1. mrsiena

    March 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I wonder if Steve Clifford, Rob Jackson, and Prosper told Wells what a good job the Siena gig is.

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