Well this is an intriguing blurb (coaching search)
If we don't get a home run hire, I really want Kevin Keatts*
Intriguing guy, but very risky *
Outside of a Bennett or Marshall, is there anyone who isn't?
He's coaching at a low major program, very weak conference
Also no real ties to the Midwest
Grayson Allen news
A face cannot get more punchable. It is punchability perfection.
He narrowly beats out
LOL... i basically witnessed that in person
Truer words have never been spoken*
He is committed to his craft*
Parrish on North Carolina State job
I mean, I get his point, and he's not necessarily wrong
"You have to be a truly special coaching talent to win big consistently at NCSU (w/o cheating)."
I don't think you can win consistently anywhere anymore without cheating*
Keep in mind, Parrish is the guy who has effectively been Calipari's personal cheerleader
I have no basis for this
You don't really believe this, do you?
I don't think Cal cheats like he might have at previous stops
He, personally, may not be. But nobody makes that distinction.
Of course not
If there was a single school where recruits wanted to go, just to play there...
It's not like Tubby and Gillispie were landing the level of recruit Calipari is
Tubby had some pretty damn good recruits...
Didn't say he didn't bring in top recruits, but he recruited nowhere near the level of Calipari
if he hasn't made the Tournament in 2 years, he deserves to get fired
As was noted yesterday, the expectations in our fanbase are very similar to theirs
I think our sense of history is skewed here though
I'm hoping that the Chicago concerns are water under the bridge
it seems like they're a level up in nuttiness from us. groce's tenure has been far worse than gott*
MORE: if groce had gottfried's last six years, he'd be 100% secure.*
he wouldn't have 100% of the fan base, but he'd be 100% secure.*
I realize it's a complex issue but I think having Chicago in the state is an advantage.
I agree it's an advantage. I will also bet my mortgage that it's brought up as a negative...
I can't understand that... If a coach thinks Chicago is too big of a pain to recruit
And it's not the entire "Chicago" area as a problem
With the coaches thinking they are the most special beings on the planet
this is BS
One, they play the game
The Nunn/Tate two-fer SHOULD earn us a lot of cred in the Chicago market
No, we'll get blamed for Nunn's transgressions
If the day comes where we start winning in Chicago again
Right, it does get maligned like that. Hopefully there are some good coaches out there
Yep, as is not having two all-time great programs down the block. *
this is the biggest thing*
If John Groce had the track record of even Gottfried at NCSU
Weber went to more tourneys than he missed, and the majority wanted him gone for a long time.
Agreed. A Top 25 program is pretty reasonable given our history and resources*
Agreed. 4 tournaments with 2 S16 in 5 complete years sounds pretty good right now.*
It helps that Whitman is at the start of what's shaping up to be a long tenure.
Enfield would be a disastrous hire
No way his wife would leave LA for Champaign.*
Just took a quick look at his USC record
USC's recruiting class rankings
His team this year is kind of a paper tiger
Agreed, I was just providing the info
They seem like a team that will be overseeded and ripe for 1st round upset*
Isn't there basically no chance he leaves USC for Champaign because of his wife?*
perfect place for Clappy *
If I were Gross, I'd jump at that job*
Sure, but he's not going to have the chance
HE'S GOT A GREAT RECRUITING CLASS!*
Keatts to use this job as leverage with Josh Whitman?*
NCSt fans like him, and it's not a big move (distance/weather)*
I think Keatts is down Whitman's list (but probably on it).*
who do you think is high on his list?*
At this point, no GD clue. I imagine Cuonzo & Monty are, but then JeffJ says, "NO WAY!"
Thamel has all the contacts
Let's be 100% honest, the ceiling is reached at Wichita State.
Counterpoint ... Gonzaga*
If Marshall stays at WSU for the length of his career, then the comparison works
it's also hard for me to believe that Butler is now in the Big East*
Gonzaga is not winning the title either IMO. (nm)
Yeah--I think your opening sentence sounds right
I do think this is the year Lorenzo Romar gets the boot.
How can he not? It's not like he hasn't had high level players.*
That would seem appropriate for Mizzou.*