All of those coaches, win or lose, will descend upon Atlanta this week. Dickerson and Boals - Final Four participants last year - will have to join White and Poore in a hotel lobby, but Marshall might be a tad busy for a reunion.
And don't assume the ninth-seeded Shockers will be an easy out.
"He can win this thing," White said.
For two seasons, White witnessed Marshall's fabric: being a tireless worker. As an assistant coach at MU, that meant being relentless on the recruiting trail.
White recalled a time when he was en route to the locker room for halftime of a game at the Henderson Center when he saw Marshall talking on a phone. Marshall handed the phone to White, telling him it was a recruit.
Marshall didn't return to the bench until after the second half had started. The player at home could watch the Herd on television while talking to an assistant coach. The player, Travis Young, signed with the Herd and became the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year (1998).
"I'm not surprised by anything he does," White said. "Some people just have it. He can recruit, he's a normal guy, he's an extremely intelligent and likeable guy. The only people who don't like him are the guys he beats."
That's happening more than ever at Wichita State, which won its school-record 30th game to reach the Final Four. White visited the campus in August and saw Marshall's house, the campus and the 10,506-seat arena that in 2012 was ranked as one of the top 10 home courts in college basketball by ESPN.
"I'd be surprised if he ever leaves that," White said. "He's got an incredible barn and he's loaded the barn with great players. They're booming."
Whatever happens, Marshall will never forget from where he came. That includes a two-year stop in Huntington and the friends and memories he is carrying with him to the Final Four this week.
"Before the Sweet 16 I told him 'Man, two more, get it done,'" said Poore, who turned down a chance to coach with Marshall at Winthrop. "I wanted to see him in a practice in Atlanta. Those are public practices and you can go in and hang out. The coaches just walk around and shake hands during the shootaround.
"You sit up there and watch and think how one day you want to be down there or at least see one of your friends down there.
"This, I think, it going to be pretty neat."
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