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Michael White has decided to remain as the coach at Louisiana Tech despite being targeted by Tennessee to replace Cuonzo Martin, sources told ESPN.
The 37-year-old White, who has led the Bulldogs to a 74-31 mark over the last three seasons, was the choice of Vols athletic director Dave Hart.
CBSSports.com earlier reported that Tennessee's coaching search is now focused on White.
White is a former Ole Miss player and assistant coach who was hired by the Bulldogs in 2011. He won a share of the regular-season title in both the WAC and Conference USA in each of the last two seasons. White is considered one of the rising young coaches in the industry, and is also the son of Duke athletic director Kevin White.
Martin, left Knoxville last week after three seasons and a 64-31 mark to go to California. The Vols made a surprising Sweet 16 run this past season, but will lose their three top players -- Jordan McRae, Jarnell Stokes and Jeronne Maymon -- and likely face a rebuilding situation this season.