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One of the Memphis' latest contacts was with Hamilton of Florida State. The Seminoles acknowledged Monday that he had talked with the Tigers -- but then announced a few hours later that Hamilton had a new five-year deal to stay in Tallahassee, Fla.
Drew issued a statement over the weekend saying he was staying at Baylor.
"Whenever your name is rumored for another job, it's a positive reflection on your hard work and respect for the job you are doing," Drew said. "At the same time, our staff wanted to rebuild Baylor into an elite basketball program and we are on the right track."
Early media reports on the Memphis search focused on Pearl, but Tennessee announced it had negotiated a new six-year contract with him.
Mike Anderson of Missouri and Southern California coach Tim Floyd were also mentioned as potential Memphis candidates. But Missouri approved a new contract for Anderson and Floyd said he was staying at USC.
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