Breaking News: Memphis Narrows Search to Top Three!

J BizellContributor IApril 4, 2009

HOUSTON - MARCH 28:  Head coach John Calipari of the Memphis Tigers cheers on his team during the third round game of the South Regional against the Michigan St. Spartans as part of 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on March 28, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  The Tigers defeated the Spartans 92-74.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rumors are flying around Memphis that the Tigers have narrowed the list for new coaching candidates to the following three fellows:

Reggie Theus, Avery Johnson and Scott Drew.

This news comes on the heels of Xavier Henry's father confirming Memphis' interest in Theus and Johnson; you can find that info on Zagsblog.

There are conflicting reports on whether Memphis has asked permission to speak with Scott Drew.

Johnson or Theus would be preferable, so maybe the Tigers won't get to Drew.

I don't believe Drew has the rapport, or the resume, to accomplish what Tiger fans have grown to expect.