JS Online's Don Walker is reporting that Steve Cottingham, Marquette's interim athletic director will continue for another year. The search for a permanent director will "be launched late this year." Also, Cottingham "nor any of MU's head coaches" would be candidates for AD. -- So the thoughts of Crean taking the position are officially put to rest.
Also to note, Mike Broeker has been named deputy athletic director, giving him rule over the Warrior Shoppe and the Nelligan Sports Marketing stuff.
There's no doubt it will take some time to fill Bill Cords' big shoes. Good luck to Steve and Mike with their positions.