Looks like La Salle isn’t the only Big 5 program bringing in a new head coach.
Seth Davis says Temple’s Fran Dunphy will be on his way out, but not just yet:
BREAKING: Temple University will soon announce that basketball coach Fran Dunphy will step aside after next season and be succeeded by current assistant Aaron McKie, The Fieldhouse has learned. @TheAthleticCBB @TUMBBHoops
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 30, 2018
Dunphy is headed into his 13th Temple season and coming off a pair of lukewarm campaigns. The Owls finished 17-16 this year with a first-round NIT loss to Penn State. They were 16-16 last season.
The longtime Penn coach took over on North Broad Street back in 2006 and brought six of his first seven Temple teams to the NCAA tournament, advancing only twice beyond the first round.
Ask most Temple fans and they’ll tell you, “it’s time.” Not sure if they’re happy about (reportedly) waiting another year it to happen, though.