Basketball: Is Notre Dame’s Mike Brey on Sandy Barbour’s coaching wish list? Conflicting reports

Mike Brey, who has won 300 games in 14 seasons at Notre Dame, is on the short list of coaching candidates with whom Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour would like to speak, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune.

Update: A source just reached out to me saying not to believe the South Bend Tribune report.

Brey, 55, is coming off a 15-17 season, including 6-12 in Notre Dame’s inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He won coach of the year honors three times in the Big East.

The newspaper cited a source familiar with the Cal search, and noted that Barbour worked as an associate athletic director at Notre Dame from 2002-04 while Brey was basketball coach.

After the 2012 season, Brey signed a 10-year contract extension with Notre Dame that runs through the 2021-22 season.

Jeff Faraudo