Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy issued a statement to the media Sunday afternoon stating that reports saying he was offered the head coaching position at UAB were false.
The following are Kennedy’s exact words sent via email.
“Despite reports to the contrary, I have had no discussions with UAB regarding their Head Coaching position. (UAB AD) Brian Mackin and I are friends, and I have complete confidence that he will find a quality coach that will lead my Alma Mater into the future. I’ve put many years of ‘sweat equity’ into Blazer Basketball & Birmingham will always be a special place to me and my family, but I am right where I’m supposed to be. The privilege of coaching at Ole Miss in the ultra-competitive SEC is something that I will never take for granted, and we will continue in our efforts to move this program forward. There have been numerous milestones met over the last 6 seasons & we have many more goals to reach — Hotty Toddy!”
For more on Kennedy and talk about his contract extension, see Monday’s Sports section for more details. (March 25, 2012)