Former Manhattan and Villinova coach Steve Lappas can now add UMass to his list of former jobs. Following a 16-12 campaign and a first round Atlantic 10 tourney defeat to LaSalle, Lappas was fired Monday.

CSTB’s prediction : the next Minutemen coach will not be one of the following UMass alumini : Julius Erving, Black Francis, J Mascis or Amiri Baraka,