Two years ago Clemson nearly hired Rick Stansbury from Mississippi State for its new basketball coach. The Tigers, of course, hired Brad Brownell instead.
Brownell brought in Rick Ray from Purdue to be his top assistant. Now, reports are Ray is leaving Clemson to replace Stansbury as the head coach at Mississippi State.
Mississippi State has a news conference set for Monday to introduce Ray. Stansbury was fired last month after a first round loss in the NIT. His team collapsed late in the season failing to reach the NCAA Touranment despite winning 19 of its first 24 games.