But Kilkenny appears to be working his way down a wish list provided him by the Spencer Stuart search firm.
With Nike helping with the search, that list probably does not include coaches from Adidas schools such as St. Mary's (Randy Bennett) or Baylor (Scott Drew).
Losing out on Anderson, 50, is a blow for a number of reasons. He has led the Tigers to an 88-46 record in his four seasons in Columbia. He would have brought the playing style the Ducks covet. And he was believed to be favored by Portland prep star Terrence Jones, who has Oregon in his final three college choices.
The exact details of Oregon's offer to Anderson are unknown, but the deal surely would have given Anderson a sizable raise from his current salary of $1.55 million.
And, unlike many of the coaches the Ducks have pursued in the past month, Anderson is not getting a raise or a contract extension as a result of Oregon's interest.
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