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Newspaper: SIU's Hinson Interviews with Texas Tech
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Texas Tech's efforts to find a new men's basketball coach has them taking a look at Southern Illinois coach Barry Hinson.

Hinson tells the (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan that Salukis Athletic Director Mario Moccia granted the Red Raiders permission to speak with Hinson. That chat happened earlier this week.

The Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal also reports that Texas Tech has spoken with Oral Roberts coach Scott Sutton, Indiana assistant coach Steve McClain and former Nebraska coach Kenneth "Doc" Sadler.

Hinson signed a five-year, roughly $1.5 million contract with the Salukis a year ago.

He guided Southern Illinois in his first season to a 14-17 record, including 6-12 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Hinson says he's "extremely happy at Southern Illinois" and wasn't actively searching for a new job.
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