THE BEAT GOES ON … has picked up on the Mike Satz retirement rumors, and has been given the same official SAO position that JAABLOG received earlier this month: “We do not have any comments at this time.”

The article is found here, adding Bobby DiazKal Evans and John Fry to the list of rumored potential candidates.

For our part, we’ve since learned that Evans is definitely not interested, while Fry offered “no comment.”

As for Diaz, he just committed to serving a full six-year judicial term:

As BrowardBeat states, there will definitely be more candidates drawn to the flame from both inside and outside courthouse circles, so post a comment if you’ve got the goods …