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    Coaching Carousel

    Anyone else starting to think that BU is part of the reason why some AC don't want to come.to U of I?
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    Coaching Carousel

    I think his plan all along is to string us along and eventually flip the script from "who we want" to "just get a warm body in there...don't care who it is"!
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    Yes and No. OA just needed a job after the scandal that could've followed him out of Florida. Going back to Cal isn't varied experience. Chin, absolutely a step up onto a bigger stage. Chester, let's see. I think he is more loyal than you think and might have been at VA tech for much longer...
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    I think the X's and O's is actually staying. That's Gentry and BU IMO. It was said on Tay and Piper that there was some friction amongst the staff that while not the driver, could've been a contributor to the decision to leave. Not sure who he was eluding to.
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    Timing of this really sucks. I always knew OA was going to eventually leave. Kinda thought we were on some borrowed time with him TBH. I just thought that he would've opted to take a head coaching job vs. as an assistant elsewhere. I think that's what stings the most with him leaving. As...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of April 19th, 2021)

    No way. I don't see BU playing like that nearly for anyone at all. I think he's probably not into these types of players and give how each asst. coach of his really brings it at all phases of the game (recruiting, coaching, scouting, etc) he would be severely handicapped if he did try to pull...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of April 12th, 2021)

    I want Mac McClung as the replacement for AM. How is he not higher ranked than AM?! The guy is tough as nails, proven guy at the top levels, and would fit what we need in a 1/2 guard.
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of April 12th, 2021)

    I don't know about that. I heard via Werner's podcast that the coaches and Adam+"team" were supposed to have a discussion this week. Don't know if that happened, but as I sit thinking about it, it's no different than any other professional situation that I'm sure we've all faced in our...
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    As you said, roster still in flux, but glaring hole at the 1 from a depth standpoint. Just seems like a huge glut at the 2 and 3 spots. I know he might choose to go with a smaller line-up like Baylor played with 4 guards on the floor which could spread things out a little bit more.
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    Riiighhhtt...damn...makes it even harder. PG: Curbelo, Trent F, Goode? SG: Trent F, Podz, Hutch, Goode SF: Hutch, Payne, Melendez, Podz F: Jacob G, DMW, Coleman, Payne, BBV C: Kofi, Hamlin, BBV, Coleman, Lieb
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    My thoughts on starting 5 assuming super seniors return and AM doesn't return: PG: Curbelo, Trent F, Goode? SG: Trent F, Podz, Hutch, Goode SF: Hutch, Melendez, Podz F: Jacob G, DMW, Coleman, BBV C: Kofi, Hamlin, BBV, Coleman, Lieb Whatever this looks like, there is a huge glut at the 2,3,4...
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    Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread (Week of April 12th, 2021)

    Just watched a quick highlight video of his and man, he gets his shot off quick! I found it interesting that the highlights showed a plethora of dunks, but maybe his shooting is already well known so trying to show-off a different part of his game. But he seems very similar to an Ayo mold, but...
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    Giorgi Bezhanishvili leaves Illinois to pursue pro opportunities

    GB, truly class in everything you did...well, class and a little goof...ok, lots of goof but you always had a smile. Thanks for giving Illini nation your all. Thanks for putting team first. You are a role model and a glue guy that will always put a smile on our faces when we look back on...
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    Looking ahead to 2021-2022

    From this picture, payne needs to enroll early and get with fletch!! He is supposed to be a 4 or serviceable 5 and he is only a little bigger than melendez?