I have no knowledge at all regarding that. I do know that there have been a number of situations in the past where an individual has agreed to take a position with a school and recruited before signing a contract.
Actually, quite a few universities have used a coach to recruit before he is signed to a contract with said university. It is a simplified way of getting around NCAA rules concerning recruiting rules i.e. dead periods and things of that nature.
This is something that has been happening for decades in football and basketball. And no, Illinois is not exempt.
The comparison was originally between Alexander and Chin recruiting and that Alexander would be a big improvement over Chin. I agree with the post pointing out Chin's comparative advantages in recruiting.
He also worked as the player development coach for the Timberwolves and as a coach for Team USA. It is difficult to define a person's recruiting ability unless he has been coaching in college for a number of years. Assts. in the NBA are expected to recruit free agents and others. I was just...