By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor
BREAKING: According to CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, Michigan State assistant coach Dane Fife is in “advanced talks” to become the next head coach at Duquesne.
Fife, who was a fan favorite as a guard at Indiana University from 1998-2002, was thought to be a dark horse candidate for the vacant Indiana head coaching job.
Fife has been an assistant on Tom Izzo’s staff in East Lansing, MI for six years. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Indiana from 2003-2005 before taking the head coaching job at IPFW in 2005. At IPFW, Fife helped the Mastodons to make the transition from DII to DI, and compiled an 82-97 record in six seasons. He left in 2011 for the opportunity to work under Izzo at Michigan State. Fife is known for being able to develop perimeter players and is a strong recruiter.
More on this story to come.
12:05 p.m.: UPDATE
Well, that was quick.
According the CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, the same source who reported that Fife was in “advanced talks” with Duquesne to become the next head basketball coach has reported that Fife has ended discussions with the school. He is no longer pursuing the job.
The search continues on.