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Old Mar 14, 2018, 08:28 AM   #101
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Both channel 14 and 44 in Evansville are reporting at 10:00 pm that the UE has reached out to Calbert Cheney. Channel 14 added that Chris Lowery and Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCartney have expressed interest. I believe all 3 are graduates of Evansville Harrison High School.
He might want to stay on the path to NBA coaching, but I'd at least gauge the interest of Ronald Nored.
Matthew Graves was recently let go by South Alabama. He was a rising coaching star at Butler and made a very suspect career move going to South Alabama. I suspect he'd have more success coming back to Indiana.
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Old Mar 14, 2018, 11:57 AM   #102
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Tubby Smith fired at Memphis, per ESPN.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...-21-win-season
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Old Mar 14, 2018, 12:06 PM   #103
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apparently Thad said "No Thanks" to Georgia
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Old Mar 14, 2018, 12:22 PM   #104
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apparently Thad said "No Thanks" to Georgia
Maybe Louisville looks better ?
They need an honest coach.
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Old Mar 14, 2018, 12:40 PM   #105
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Maybe Louisville looks better ?
They need an honest coach.
Louisville fans would not be pleased with that hire.
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Old Mar 14, 2018, 02:28 PM   #106
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Has a Final Four coach ever been fired? Miller could be the first if Ayton keeps doing what he did to USC.
Frieder took another job/got told to get the h*** out right before his team won the national title. Obviously not the same thing.
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Old Mar 14, 2018, 03:08 PM   #107
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apparently Thad said "No Thanks" to Georgia
Matta turned down $5M a year for 5 years, said he wasn't ready yet.

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Old Mar 14, 2018, 03:31 PM   #108
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Frieder took another job/got told to get the h*** out right before his team won the national title. Obviously not the same thing.
That's still one of my worst Illini memories that came during a great season. Steve Fisher goes 6-0 taking over for Frieder, including a nail-biter of a win over the beloved in the FF to get the NC. We beat them twice in conference play that year too.

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Old Mar 14, 2018, 04:11 PM   #109
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That's still one of my worst Illini memories that came during a great season. Steve Fisher goes 6-0 taking over for Frieder, including a nail-biter of a win over the beloved in the FF to get the NC. We thrashed them twice in conference play that year too.
fify

Plus, Larry took the charge on that final in-bounds play in the FF. Was that Ted Valentine or Jim Burr on the no call???
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Old Mar 14, 2018, 04:16 PM   #110
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Plus, Larry took the charge on that final in-bounds play in the FF. Was that Ted Valentine or Jim Burr on the no call???


I agree!! (obviously)
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Old Mar 15, 2018, 09:39 AM   #111
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That's still one of my worst Illini memories that came during a great season. Steve Fisher goes 6-0 taking over for Frieder, including a nail-biter of a win over the beloved in the FF to get the NC. We beat them twice in conference play that year too.
Just watched the end of that replay. NOBODY blocked out. 4 Illini standing there watching the shot. Anderson was closest to Higgins.

We got out rebounded by 6 that game, and they beat the crap out of us inside with their height advantage. We bring that rebound down, go to OT, maybe a different story. Although Hamilton had fouled out, could have been tough.

That should have been Lou's National Championship!
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Old Mar 15, 2018, 09:45 AM   #112
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Matta turned down $5M a year for 5 years, said he wasn't ready yet.
Leaves one curious what the real issue is as you do not travel to interviews if you are not ready.
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Old Mar 15, 2018, 10:18 AM   #113
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Leaves one curious what the real issue is as you do not travel to interviews if you are not ready.
Correction on the dollar amount - Matta turned down $3M a year for 5 years, said he wasn't ready yet. In any event, a bunch of money turned down for maybe something better, be it money or school.

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Old Mar 15, 2018, 11:55 AM   #114
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Kermit Davis hired by Ole Miss:

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...it-davis-coach
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Old Mar 15, 2018, 12:05 PM   #115
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Really good hire for them. I'm glad he's finally taking his shot at a P5 school. Seems like a perfect fit.

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Old Mar 15, 2018, 12:09 PM   #116
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58 years old. This has disaster written all over it. I don't think this is the job for him, but maybe he'll prove me wrong. He is from Mississippi and played at Miss St. Maybe Ole Miss knows what they're doing.
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Old Mar 15, 2018, 12:17 PM   #117
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Really good hire for them. I'm glad he's finally taking his shot at a P5 school. Seems like a perfect fit.
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58 years old. This has disaster written all over it. I don't think this is the job for him, but maybe he'll prove me wrong. He is from Mississippi and played at Miss St. Maybe Ole Miss knows what they're doing.
Hey! One of us is going to be right. 😉 Curious why you don't think it's the right job for him?

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Old Mar 15, 2018, 05:48 PM   #118
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Tom Crean is finalizing an agreement to become the next coach at Georgia, sources tell ESPN.
https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/974429570572210182
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Old Mar 15, 2018, 06:33 PM   #119
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Went to Seattle for the Final Four. Had the worst seats in the history of basketball in Minneapolis for the Elite 8 game, had good seats in Seattle, justice.

Frieder was a buffoon as a coach but an incredible recruiter. By the end of the game he would look like Prof. Irwin Corey. Players never listened to him and quite often weren't prepared for the game.

That was a totally different Michigan on the floor that afternoon. Fisher had installed a sense of purpose and identity and with the talent they had, you knew it was going to be a battle. We were never able to get a lead late in the game that would allow us to dictate the pace.

If word had not leaked out about Frieder taking the ASU job, we are the national champs.
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Old Mar 15, 2018, 11:47 PM   #120
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Correction on the dollar amount - Matta turned down $3M a year for 5 years, said he wasn't ready yet. In any event, a bunch of money turned down for maybe something better, be it money or school.
Crean got $3.2M for 6 years out of them. So much for Georgia not spending money on their basketball program.
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Old Mar 16, 2018, 08:46 AM   #121
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Recruit Atlanta hard, the Carolinas and Florida and you got yourself a nice little bread basket down in GA
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Old Mar 16, 2018, 06:42 PM   #122
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Recruit Atlanta hard, the Carolinas and Florida and you got yourself a nice little bread basket down in GA
Those 2 states are a pretty darn good recruiting territory.
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Old Mar 18, 2018, 09:23 PM   #123
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Started wondering where Eric Musselman was going to end up after his run this year so I started looking at potential openings. There really doesn't seem to be a lot of movement unless the FBI investigation gets things heated up. Last year was crazy with the coaching turnover, but this year seems entirely different.
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Old Mar 19, 2018, 01:24 AM   #124
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If I was an AD right now, unless my incumbent coach was both grossly incompetent and clearly not involved in the FBI shenanigans (like Pitt who couldn't afford to not to make a move given the dumpster fire there), I would wait a while to take action. If they were very competent, but I suspected they were playing dirty and would be caught up in the FBI matter, I might save myself a few bucks by waiting for a month or two to fire them (for cause); while if they were modestly incompetent but clean, there is so much uncertainty regarding the cleanliness of replacement candidates that I would wait to see what happened before making a move. Most mediocre programs can afford another year of bad basketball -- few mediocre programs can afford a scandal (nothing incurs the ire of fans like cheating and not winning).
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Old Mar 19, 2018, 05:28 AM   #125
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Started wondering where Eric Musselman was going to end up after his run this year so I started looking at potential openings. There really doesn't seem to be a lot of movement unless the FBI investigation gets things heated up. Last year was crazy with the coaching turnover, but this year seems entirely different.

If the FBI forces Arizona's hand, I could see him landing there.
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