Candidates for MSU Basketball Coach: Part II

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Mar 19, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Georgia State Panthers head coach Ron Hunter gives a thumbs up after the Panthers 57-56 victory over the Baylor Bears in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Jacksonville Veteran Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Ron Hunter

If you watched any of the NCAA Tournament you know Ron Hunter. He’s the Georgia State coach who tore his Achilles while celebrating their conference tournament championship, and his son hit the game-winning shot to beat Baylor last week.

After a long stint as the coach of IUPUI, he took over GSU in 2011. In four seasons he is 87-46, with three 20-win seasons and two Sun Belt regular season championships. While his 2015 team had the noise in the tourney, his 2014 team was actually considered a better team, they just got upset in the conference tournament championship by Louisiana-Lafayette.

Hunter is kind of a goofy guy. He’s very likable and certainly a good coach, but I’m not sure he fits the mold of a power five conference head coach. You never know, he could be a lot of fun, but he’s probably not a top 5 candidate for the job because of it.