Pitt interested in St. Bonaventure’s Mark Schmidt? Fans aren’t impressed |

Pitt interested in St. Bonaventure’s Mark Schmidt? Fans aren’t impressed

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Head coach Mark Schmidt of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies reacts against the Florida Gators in the first half in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at American Airlines Center on March 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

If Pitt truly is interested in hiring St. Bonaventure men’s basketball coach Mark Schmidt, the Panthers fan base does not approve.

At least if social media is any indication.

Those on Twitter were losing their minds Friday afternoon after word leaked that Schmidt, a former Robert Morris coach, interviewed to replace the fired Kevin Stallings.

Reporters for the New York Times and the Olean (N.Y.) Times Herald reported on Twitter that Schmidt interviewed Thursday. The Buffalo News reported that St. Bonaventure Athletic Director Tim Kenney said a representative for Schmidt informed the school of Pitt’s interest .

Butler continued with a string of tweets, including this:

Schmidt has a 274-242 career coaching record. He has been at St. Bonaventure since 2007-08 and has a 192-152 mark with the Bonnies. He spent 2001-02 to 2006-07 with Robert Morris, where he accumulated an 82-90 record. He was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in 2016.

There are other coaching vacancies that could muddy the decision Schmidt might face if Pitt actually makes an offer, according to Chuckie Maggio, another Times Herald reporter.

Regardless of how serious such alleged talks might be, Pitt fans were none having it.

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