- Andy Katz, ESPN Senior Writer
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1. Butler has expressed interest in joining the Atlantic 10 and replacing Temple, according to multiple sources. The Bulldogs are intrigued by the major media markets and, of course, the increase in competition with Xavier, Saint Louis and Dayton among others. The A-10 will lose Temple in the fall of 2013 and must add a quality basketball program.
2. The Nebraska pool to replace the fired Doc Sadler will get interesting with Ohio’s John Groce, a former Ohio State assistant in the Big Ten, now a major player, according to sources. San Francisco’s Rex Walters would also be an intriguing choice after playing in the region at Kansas and being born in Nebraska.
3. Former Illinois coach Bruce Weber needs to decompress for a bit before he decides what he’s going to do next. Weber said he isn’t sure what he’s going to do. One thing is certain: he doesn’t have to work since he is expected to receive $3.9 million in a buyout.