Boston College director of athletics Gene DeFilippo told WEEI.com that he "thought about" a pair of legendary women's basketball coaches, Geno Auriemma of UConn and Pat Summitt of Tennessee, when compiling a list of candidates for the men's basketball position following the firing of Al Skinner on March 30.
"You know what, if you can coach, you can coach," DeFilippo said Wednesday after a press conference that formally introduced Steve Donahue as the head coach. "I'll tell you two names that came to mind at one point were Pat Summitt and Geno Auriemma both. I mean, you talk about great coaches. I thought about both of them."
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