I mean Alan in pretty clearly gone, right? Did you guys see what his mother put on twitter? Basically saying that she left Underwood to take care of her son but he isn't... That is a pretty harsh, public statement to come back on.
Underwood comes in with very impressive numbers at SFA & 1 year at OSU. He secures a commitment from Illinois Mr. Basketball Mark Smith within weeks of being hired. Looses Tillmon and Pickett. Trent & Damonte stay (thankfully!)
Year one overall, very rough, despite many close losses. Not truly his recruits, mostly Groce, so BU gets a total pass.
Word begins to spread quickly about how unhappy Mark and his family are and announces transfer following the season, followed by almost a complete overhaul of the roster.
Year two, impressive recruits (essentially POY from NY), considering how many BU missed on early. Although, this recruiting cycle appears to have really hurt any relationship with Simeon that may have existed (I know, not much.) Roster rebuilt. Yet, here we are, now it's Alan's family unhappy with BU and not the Smiths. I know it was written by O'Brien but the article in the Suntimes was not very flattering.
It is still so early in his tenure at Illinois but his lack of on the court success followed by what appears to be a lack of off the court relationships looks to be very worrisome! Please figure this out Brad, I don't want to see us have to start over again!