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Report | Texas Tech to Decide on Chris Walker This Week

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According to ESPN's Andy Katz, Texas Tech should decide on whether to name Chris Walker as the men's basketball coach this week, replacing Billy Gillispie, who recently resigned.

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According to ESPN's Andy Katz, Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt is expected to make a decision on whether or not associate head coach Chris Walker will replace Billy Gillispie, who resigned earlier in September. Here's Katz:

Expect Texas Tech to make a decision some time this week on whether acting interim coach Chris Walker gets to replace head coach Billy Gillispie for the season. A decision could come as early as Tuesday. Walker has kept a low profile and while there isn’t a gag order from the staff and players, the consensus is to keep things quiet while athletic director Kirby Hocutt decides whether to stay inside or go outside for a new coach to lead the Red Raiders during the 2012-13 season.

It seems likely that Walker is the front-runner for the job and with practice starting later this month, a decision has to be made soon. I am glad that Hocutt has not rushed to a decision on this position and I think that's a good thing.