A day after Dickey Nutt resigned as the basketball coach at Arkansas State, Oklahoma State assistant coach James Dickey’s name has come up in several Arkansas news reports as a possible replacement.
Dickey said Wednesday afternoon that he has not been contacted by Arkansas State. “I do have interest in being a head coach again and I have strong relationships at Arkansas State, but I have not heard from (Arkansas State),” Dickey said. “My main priority now is helping this (Oklahoma State) team and helping coach Sean (Sutton) win games.” Dickey, an Arkansas native and graduate of Central Arkansas, was the head coach at Texas Tech from 1991-2001 after serving on staffs for Eddie Sutton at both Arkansas and Kentucky. He has been an assistant at OSU since 2002.