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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:05 PM   #1
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University of Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman has taken the first step in helping Illinois Basketball return to a place of national prominence by hiring Brad Underwood as the 18th Fighting Illini men's head coach.

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Illinois has hired Oklahoma State’s Brad Underwood, sources told ESPN.
https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/stat...91589258366976

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:08 PM   #2
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:09 PM   #3
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I like it!
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:10 PM   #4
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What a bold move by Josh. Poaching a great coach from another P5 conference.

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:10 PM   #5
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:10 PM   #6
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Wow. Big time poaching job by JW. We may have the next big time AD and that's an understatement. Were going to watch good basketball again.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:10 PM   #7
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I'll just post this again now. SF Austin pre and post Underwood and Oklahoma St. pre Underwood.

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:11 PM   #8
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This is a GREAT hire
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:11 PM   #9
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I can't believe T. Boone let it happen.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:11 PM   #10
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:11 PM   #11
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Well that came out of no where...I kid I kid I'm pretty sure we discussed every possible head coaching possibility there is out there.

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:12 PM   #12
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I am glad everyone is so excited about the hire. I had to come and see what others thought.

My thoughts: a flop of a hire. I expected much more.

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:13 PM   #13
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:14 PM   #14
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This is a hell of a hire. Underwood only made $1 million this past season, thought he could be open to a move.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:14 PM   #15
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We done pretty good gang. Especially if Jamall and the recruits he's tied to stay on board.

Then we're really cooking with gasoline. Even if they don't, this looks pretty good.

Good lord is it gonna be fun to watch a real offense again.

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:15 PM   #16
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WOW! Home run, super pumped. Josh is a damn dude.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:15 PM   #17
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Great hire! We are going to see some real offense from the O&B!

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:15 PM   #18
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Illinois will be in the tournament next year. Make no mistake about it. The question is how does he do in the long term? As long as he can recruit some guys, Illinois basketball will be fun to watch, and we'll win some games.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:17 PM   #19
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Welcome Coach Brad Underwood! #WeWillWin #ILLINI
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:18 PM   #20
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Underwood is as good as it gets with Xs and Os. Does anyone know anything about his recruiting skills. Was he the lead recruiter for Huggins or Martin?
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:19 PM   #21
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:19 PM   #22
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Wow! Didn't think this hire would be an option, but I like it! Good move by JW, feels like this was kept pretty well under wraps until it happened!

Now, help me get rid of my signature, Brad!

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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:20 PM   #23
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If you don't think this is a good hire, you aren't paying attention.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:20 PM   #24
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So JW has shown with 2 hires that he can act extremely quickly. Underwood was hired pretty much exactly 24 hours after OSU got bounced out of the tourney. I'm impressed with how JW gets things done.
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Old Mar 18, 2017, 02:20 PM   #25
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I'll take it. Well done.
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