FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks men's basketball program is still without coaches to lead the program, but currently Vice Chancellor Keith Champagne and his team is set to host candidates soon for the head coaching position in early July.
The Nanooks have been without since Mick Durham decided to return to Montana State Billings to coach his previous program, and his assistant Bobby Howard left to join him.
Currently the team has been in a flux trying to figure out who is going to lead the nation's northern most college basketball program, but according to Champagne they are nearing meetings with head coaching candidates.
Champagne and the department are looking for a coach that has Great Northwest Athletic Conference ties and knows Northwest recruiting.
Champagne shared his thoughts on the process.
Keith Champagne said, "We are going to try and get the head coach on immediately and subsequently get a top assistant or associate basketball coach in Place so they both can hit the ground running. Well the first thing, people have been patient with us you know some people are always wondering what's going on and why you are taking so long but I think you have to do your due diligence and I am trying to get people who want to stay in Fairbanks for at least 3 or 4 years to have an impact on our program."