Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tommy Amaker to stay at Harvard
Tommy Amaker will not be taking his talents to Miami.
Representatives of the Hurricanes flew to Boston to talk with the Harvard coach Monday, sources told ESPN.com's Andy Katz, but he decided to remain with the Crimson.
"I am appreciative of and flattered by the interest shown in me by other fine universities, but I am proud and honored to represent Harvard," Amaker said in a statement released by the school. "I look forward to continuing my efforts to teach, lead and serve at this great institution."
Amaker guided the Crimson to their first Ivy League title and a school-record 23 victories in 2010-11. Harvard lost a playoff game to Princeton for an NCAA tournament bid and lost in the first round of the NIT.
In just four years at Harvard, Amaker, a former Duke star, has led the Crimson to their top two winningest seasons and two postseason appearances.
Miami is searching for a replacement for Frank Haith, who took the Missouri job earlier this month.