Great Britain assistant coach Nick Nurse only had one reaction when he heard the man who hired him four days ago had handed in his resignation. "Wow!"
Nurse accepted the assistant coach's position at Iowa State University last Thursday, leaving the NBA D-League's Iowa Energy to re-join his former college team-mate Greg McDermott.
But on Sunday, his old acquaintance accepted a new gig in charge of Creighton, leaving Nurse's role up in the air.
McDermott has endorsed Nurse as his successor after calling him to break the news.
However the president of Iowa Energy, has already offered the ex-Manchester and Brighton coach his old job back.
"Why wouldn’t we want to keep him?” Crawford told The Register. “He has the best winning percentage of any coach in the league for the last two years.”