I don’t know if this is like the game of telephone, where something is passed on from one person to the next, the context of the message gets changed and the misinformation picks up steam; or whether there is legitimacy to any of it, but the Jim Mora-to-Washington rumors simply will not die.
I was just taking a look at Bob Condotta’s blog over at the Times, and he posted an item that says Mora’s Wikipedia entry was briefly updated — then changed — saying Mora would be announced as UW’s coach on Dec. 3. It is an eight-year deal, the item said, before being taken off the site. Here is a link to Bob’s post.
I myself have gotten a flurry of emails informing me that Mora would be announced in the next 24 hours; that Paul Allen and Scott Woodward have sat down to discuss the issue; that Mora is definitely going to be the Huskies’ next coach and it will be announced any moment. There has been no indication from Renton that anything has changed from Mora’s initial — and only — statement on the topic, saying he is not a candidate for the position. Yet the rumors will continue in earnest until UW hires a head coach — whether that is Mora or somebody else.