The Wake Watch is Over:Steve Forbes(East Tennessee State) new Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Wake Forest University

Posted by Andy Durham on April 30, 2020 at 11:44 am under College | 7 Comments to Read

Nothing on the Wake Forest basketball website yet, but here it is from Wikipedia:
The most recent Wake Forest University men’s basketball coach is Steve Forbes, who was hired on April 30, 2020.

More on Steve Forbes:Steve Forbes (born March 22, 1965) was an American college basketball head coach for the East Tennessee State men’s basketball team. His Division I experience includes five years at Tennessee, two seasons at Texas A&M, one year at Illinois State, three years at Louisiana Tech, and two years at Idaho…The only Division I head coaching experience for Steve Forbes has been at East Tennessee State……

+++++Steve Forbes’ record was (130-43) in his five years as the head men’s basketball coach at East Tennessee State University….+++++

We had this up here on the website for you last night…..
**********Seeing Twitter source tonight/Wednesday, that Wake Forest has offered the basketball job to Steve Forbes, from East Tennessee State University….We will see what comes out of this update….**********
(Steve Forbes has been one of Wake’s top candidates.)


  • Andy Durham said,

    from Twitter:

    Steve Forbes Fan Club
    @FanaticDeac

    This will get publicity but LOVE this Forbes quote:

    “In 1981 I got a job at McDonald’s. 20 years later I was recruiting McDonald’s all-Americans. I signed a couple. But most of my life I’ve just signed Burger King all-Americans who want to kick McDonald’s all-American’s ass.”

  • Andy Durham said,

    Also from Twitter:

    J.P. Mundy
    @JP_Mundy

    It would appear to me that John Currie went and got HIS guy. No protracted period of dart-throwing. He looked at his list, interviewed them if he could, and got his guy. Kudos and congratulations all around. Now let’s patiently watch the rebuild. Could be fun again

  • Andy Durham said,

    And more….

    Jeff Goodman
    @GoodmanHoops

    Sources: Wake Forest believes it does not have to pay Danny Manning the $15 million he had on his existing deal because he failed to meet certain criteria. Been told Wake feels it owes Manning less than half of the $15 million. Two sides could wind up gong to court or settling

  • Andy Durham said,

    Found another you might find interesting….

    Brian Formica
    @BrianFormica

    Wake fans, my heart just aches for you. You deserve better. Groundhog day…..

  • Andy Durham said,

    Still finding some very interesting comments on this topic…

    Gary Parrish…CBS Sports
    @GaryParrishCBS

    Just got off the phone with Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes. He said he’s taking his staff with him. “It’s a family-deal with me,” he noted.

    The lone exception could be Jason Shay, if he gets promoted at ETSU. “I want Jason to get the job,” Forbes said. “He deserves it.

  • Andy Durham said,

    Les Johns
    @Les_Johns

    Wake Forest basketball coach Steve Forbes: “These guys today are my players. I hope they all want to come be a part of it. We’re going to work really hard over the next one-to-three weeks to build a relationship with these guys and try to get this roster back intact.”

  • Andy Durham said,

    We have come up with some good ones, and here is another good one…

    Lauren Walsh
    @lauwalsh10

    I asked @ForbesWakeHoops how he plans to handle in-state recruiting going up against the Triangle schools.

    Forbes: “I’m not afraid to recruit against anyone.”

    Added he’s very familiar with the area and he’s excited to get to work on the recruiting trail.
    @WXII

    @WXIISports