Justin Michael Has The News: Mark Fox/CSU Negotiating
By Justin Michael
Colorado State has begun negotiations with former Georgia head coach Mark Fox to be the next head coach of the men’s basketball program.
Multiple sources confirmed that athletic director Joe Parker and Fox have begun negotiations and are working towards a deal. CSU could not be reached for comment at this time.
Fox and CSU football coach Mike Bobo, who was an assistant at Georgia, have the same agent.
Fox spent nine years in Athens, GA., posting an overall record of 163-133 with two NCAA Tournament appearances, before being fired on March 10. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity announced the decision with a press release.
"In the end, I felt like we have not reached our full potential as a basketball program," McGarity said. "I really thought we were on the way to turning the corner this year. We just did not achieve the level of success as a program that I believe we should at the University of Georgia."
Georgia finished the 2017-18 season with an overall record of 18-15 but the Bulldogs went just 7-11 in conference play and failed to reach the postseason. The Bulldogs had made the NIT in each of the previous two seasons.
Prior to his time in the SEC, Fox was the head coach of Nevada for five seasons, where he went 123-43 and led the Wolfpack to three NCAA Tournament appearances.