Yeah Izzo liked Weber.....Knew he didn't have to worry about Illinois out recruiting him or us beating Sparty.In college I was working at a restaurant in Louisville down the street from a gym that hosted a ton of AAU tournaments. One summer there was a big event and a lot of coaches were in town and coming to our restaurant. Lickliter was a total jerk. I guess he didn't like it when I asked if he was an assistant at Iowa and not the head coach.
I also waited on Izzo and one of his assistants. As much of it pains me to say it, he was a super nice and personable guy. We talked about Illinois basketball and Weber for a bit. I think he genuinely liked Weber. Even though Weber was on his last leg Izzo had nothing but good things to say about "Bruce".
I met Harrington too, totally cool guy and several others, but seeing Lickliter get canned at Evansville reminded me of a couple of those stories.
Yeah Izzo liked Weber.....Knew he didn't have to worry about Illinois out recruiting him or us beating Sparty.
Thank God!Does it have to be mutually exclusive? I’m sure he could like him as a person (great to grab drinks with, talk shop, etc…)
Bonus that it helped him with regards to recruiting Chicago with the fact that he’s a little awkward. We can’t all be Bill Self.