A source told Parrish that Alabama hoped to attract the Shockers' coach with "piles of money, an athletic department with a culture of winning and every possible resource he needs to compete with anybody on a national level."
Alabama football coach Nick Saban could also possibly become involved in the recruiting effort.
In eight seasons at Wichita State, Marshall has compiled a 204-75 record and taken the team to four NCAA Tournaments in a row. The Shockers advanced to the Final Four in 2013, and earned a No. 1 seed last year. In 17 career seasons as a head coach, he has won nine championships, including a Missouri Valley conference title in 2014.
Alabama finished this season with a 19-15 record, and was 8-10 in the SEC.
- Christopher Woody