Scott Drew says he’s staying at Baylor amid reported interest from other programs

MEMPHIS — Baylor men’s basketball head coach Scott Drew confirmed Thursday he will remain with the university amid reports of interest from other schools, most notably Louisville.

“My family is happy at Baylor, I’m happy at Baylor, we’re extremely blessed to be here. We’re staying at Baylor,” Drew told The Athletic.

No. 3 seed Baylor faces No. 14 seed Colgate on Friday. Asked about reports of Louisville’s interest during an NCAA Tournament press conference on Thursday morning, Drew initially stated: “I’m really blessed because I’ve got a great agent, like most coaches do. They handle all that stuff and just let us coach and focus. During the season, that’s all I do is spend time focusing on Baylor. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.”

Drew later told The Athletic he wanted to keep the focus on his Baylor team and the tournament during the news conference, but reiterated his commitment to the Bears and has no intention of leaving.

“Baylor University has always given us a chance to compete at the highest level,” Drew said during the news conference. “As a coach, if you love the people you’re with and you have a chance to compete at the highest level, that’s all any competitor wants.”

Drew is in his 21st season as Baylor’s coach. He led the team to a national championship in 2021, the first in program history, and to the Elite Eight in 2010 and 2012. The Bears have made nine of the last 10 NCAA Tournaments, and Drew has a career record of 445-243 at Baylor.

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