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Report | Texas Tech to Decide on Chris Walker This Week

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.