March 24, 2011

A Letter From University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman to Wyoming Fans,

      I am writing this letter to you, our fans of University of Wyoming Athletics, to update you on our search for a new men’s basketball coach. 

      We realize there is a great deal of interest in our search for a new head coach.  We, like all of you, are anxious to return our men’s basketball program to the level of excellence that we’ve known in the past.

      While we understand the high level of fan interest in the individuals we are pursuing as candidates for this position, a key factor in being able to interview successful coaching candidates is to maintain the confidentiality of the process.  There is a good chance that some of these successful coaches would not be willing to interview with us if their names were made public.  We ask for your understanding on this point.

      For obvious reasons, we want to hire your new head coach as soon as possible.  I am very encouraged by how our national search is proceeding, and the interest level we’ve experienced from some outstanding candidates has been very positive.  Our goal is to announce a new head coach in the very near future.

      For media covering University of Wyoming Athletics, we understand and respect you have a job to do.  We thank you for your understanding of this process, as well.

      I also want to take this opportunity to congratulate our Cowgirl Basketball team on their successful season, and we hope to see many of you tonight when Coach Legerski and the Cowgirls host Colorado in the Arena-Auditorium.

Go Cowboys and Cowgirls,

Tom Burman

This letter was sent out through the University of Wyoming Sports Information Department.