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Pitt Basketball: Could TCU Hire Jamie Dixon?

The answer is almost certainly no, but that's not stopping one paper from talking about the possibility that Jamie Dixon would leave a Big East / ACC powerhouse in Pitt for a mediocre program in the Big 12.

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In the past, the idea of luring Dixon away from the tradition-rich Big East Conference to come coach his alma mater in Conference USA or the Mountain West was -- without question -- a long shot.

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But how about now?

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Several sources at TCU said the school's move to the Big 12 next season, coupled with athletic director Chris Del Conte's assurances that plans of a major renovation to the basketball facilities are in his sights, could be enough to get Dixon listening.

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Okey-doke. Dixon played for TCU from 1984 to 1987, but he's been at Pitt three times that long, and the idea that he'd leave Pitt for a school that hasn't been to the NCAA Tournament since 1998 is farfetched indeed.

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TCU finished this season 18-15, losing in the second round of the CBI, which Pitt eventually won. The Horned Frogs' highest-profile wins came against UNLV and New Mexico.

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