With name being linked to UConn job, Frank Martin denies interest

A surprising name is being reported in the search for the new basketball coach at Connecticut, that being of South Carolina’s Frank Martin, but according to the coach himself, he is not interested.

“Of course not,” Martin told via text to The Post and Courier.

Martin, who has spent the last six seasons in Columbia in charge of the Gamecocks, led South Carolina to its first Final Four in program history in 2017.

Martin has had success at both South Carolina and Kansas State, where he led the Wildcats to four NCAA Tournament appearances in five season before accepting the Gamecocks job. The run by South Carolina to last year’s Final Four ended with a four-point loss to Gonzaga.

Other names being mentioned for the job which became vacant when Kevin Ollie was dismissed are Rhode Island’s Danny Hurley and former Ohio State coach Thad Matta.

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