Hawaii basketball coach Eran Ganot would like to further quell the speculation about his status for the vacant head hoops job at the University of San Diego.
In the story that ran (free link) in Tuesday’s print edition of the Star-Advertiser, Ganot affirmed his loyalty to UH and downplayed a report that named him and four others as possible candidates for the Toreros job. But the question of whether he applied for it was left out there, hanging.
Tuesday night, just prior to leaving on a flight for San Antonio for the Final Four, Ganot was unequivocal about that — no.
He messaged: “As I said earlier, I have a job with great potential. We have worked through great challenges. We work with great people — we love Hawaii. I did not and have not applied for any other job in my time here.”
With that, he hopes to end confusion heading into his fourth head-coaching offseason in Manoa, which includes completing a schedule and filling up a couple of scholarship vacancies for his 2018 recruiting class. Next up is the team banquet at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on April 11, the same day as the opening of the spring signing period.