Texas Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt interviewed former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie in Florida on Wednesday.
Red Raiders spokesman Blayne Beal said Hocutt, who took over the program this month, met with Gillispie in Palm Beach.
No announcement on who will succeed Pat Knight will be made until next week, Beal said.
Texas Tech announced before the Big 12 Tournament Knight would not return next season, and Knight publicly endorsed Gillispie for the job.
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Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance said he didn't know whether Hocutt made an offer to Gillispie, who also coached at Texas El-Paso and Texas A&M.
"I think they're going through the details, and we'll see what Kirby does," Hance said. Hance met with Gillispie last Saturday in Dallas and Hance said he got a "very good" impression.
A "good recruiter and a good salesman" is how Hance described the native of Abilene.
"He's very personable and I think has an idea what needs to be done in the basketball program and would be a good person for Texas Tech," Hance said.
Kentucky fired Gillispie in 2009 after the Wildcats went 40-27 in his two seasons and missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 17 years.
Pearl's future uncertain
Tennessee Athletics Director Mike Hamilton says he does not know if Bruce Pearl will be the Volunteers' coach after this season ends.
In an interview with WNML-AM in Knoxville, Hamilton said he, Chancellor Jimmy Cheek and school trustees will evaluate Pearl after the season ends. The ninth-seeded Vols play eighth-seeded Michigan on Friday in the NCAA Tournament.
"We don't know the answer today," Hamilton said.
Pearl has been working without a contract since revealing in September he misled NCAA investigators during a probe into recruiting. The NCAA charged him with unethical conduct and other violations, though the NCAA has not released a final ruling.
Grant Hill responds
Former Duke standout Grant Hill criticized former Michigan star Jalen Rose for saying the Blue Devils "only recruited black players that were 'Uncle Toms.'"
Rose made the comments in a recent ESPN documentary about Michigan's Fab Five, a class of talented freshman in the early 1990s. Rose said he hated Duke back then and said the ACC program would never recruit someone like him.
In a column that appeared on The New York Times' Web site Wednesday, Hill cautions his "fabulous five friends to avoid stereotyping me and others they do not know in much the same way so many people stereotyped them back then for their appearance and swagger."
Hill, whose Duke team beat Michigan in the 1992 national title game, wrote it's a "sad" and "pathetic" turn of events to see friends disparaging black athletes at Duke.
Rose said Wednesday he was only describing how he felt back then, when he was younger.
Wednesday's NCAA game
Texas-San Antonio 70, Alabama St. 61: Melvin Johnson III scored a career-high 29 points Wednesday in Dayton, earning the Roadrunners (20-13) a date against top-seeded Ohio State.
Alabama State (17-18) had the worst record in the 68-team tournament.