Chris Mack’s name has circulated numerous times this off-season as a candidate for several jobs such as Minnesota and UCLA. The average person might assume Mack would leave Xavier for a bigger school with a bigger fan base, but that will not be the case.
Mack will likely stay at Xavier for a few reasons. First of all, he was born and raised in Cincinnati. He went to St. Xavier High School and played basketball at Xavier. He is coaching at his Alma Mater. He has a love for Xavier University, the city, and even Skyline Chili.
Like I said, he went to Xavier, he makes it clear how much he loves the school and their basketball program. Other coaches in the past, like Sean Miller and Thad Matta, have left Xavier to take bigger jobs. It would be hard for Mack to leave the school he went to.
You also cannot forget that Xavier is no longer a mid-major. When Thad Matta left for Ohio State and Sean Miller left for Arizona, X was still in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Now, Xavier is in the Big East where they will compete against teams like Georgetown, Marquette, Villanova, Butler, Creighton, and other great basketball schools. The Big East has the potential to be one of the best basketball conferences in the NCAA.
It should be safe to say that Chris Mack will remain at Xavier for a good amount of time.