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#404      
Gurnee
I hope Gentry sticks around to ascend up the AC ladder for a few more years, because our team play seemed to pick up after he arrived.

But would like to know more about the internal staff dynamics - may never get the scoop though.
 
#406      
I’ll go.

1. Boston Red Sox
2. Green Bay Packers
3. LA Lakers
4. University of Kentucky MBB
5. Duke MBB

EDIT:
Honorable mentions:
LA Lakers, Raiders fans, STL Cardinals (don’t @ me, I am one), Mizzou anything, Michigan football, Hoosier anything, Cubs fans
Ohio State Football?
I will never forget taking my twin boys to their first Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium in 2006 and having to listen to the buckeye invasion.
“Seven, eleven, up all night”.
I think I still suffer from PTSD. Although It did make 2007 win that much better.
You know their fans are bad when seven year old boys are getting irritated and frustrated.
 
#407      
Let this play out. Yes, this is disappointing on the surface.

A lot of work to be done. But the two responsible for building this program up from the basement are still leading the way. Curious to why everyone is so devastated by this. This program is in a better spot today than it has been in a long time.

The opportunity to continue to build this program is just as easy to see as the disappointment of today. Underwood and Whitman will get the job done.
 
#409      
Now that the news has broken on other media outlets, I’ve seen more people saying part of the reason they are leaving is because they don’t like Gentry.

I know this was bounced around some on this board, was it confirmed? Can it be confirmed?
If this is the case, and Gentry also leaves, then what kind of curse does this school have that prevented Gentry from getting poached before OA and Chin?

Friday The 13Th Horror GIF by filmeditor
 
#411      
Everybody, please step back from the ledge.

4 years ago JW pilfered a coach from a good P5 program.

That coach hired a top shelf assistant and an unknown assistant

4 years later we are a #1 seed

The top two people are still here, we are going to be alright but the insanity of some of the things you read here is stunning. No one can work with Gentry, Underwood can't get along with his staff, this happens every day 10,000 times in the business world and nobody gives it a second thought.

We will be different but fine.
 
#412      
Winged Warrior
I’ll go.

1. Boston Red Sox
2. Green Bay Packers
3. LA Lakers
4. University of Kentucky MBB
5. Duke MBB

EDIT:
Honorable mentions:
LA Lakers, Raiders fans, STL Cardinals (don’t @ me, I am one), Mizzou anything, Michigan football, Hoosier anything, Cubs fans

Any list that does not include NY Yankmees and Philadelphia Eagles fans is a non starter.

There is no way Packers fans are even in the top 10 worst fan bases. Cowboys fans are absolutely in the top ten.

Oh, and Coaching Carousel stuff....

seems-safe-to-me
 
#413      
Everybody, please step back from the ledge.

4 years ago JW pilfered a coach from a good P5 program.

That coach hired a top shelf assistant and an unknown assistant

4 years later we are a #1 seed

The top two people are still here, we are going to be alright but the insanity of some of the things you read here is stunning. No one can work with Gentry, Underwood can't get along with his staff, this happens every day 10,000 times in the business world and nobody gives it a second thought.

We will be different but fine.
I find your reasonableness insulting. This is illinois loyalty dammit.

(/s)
 
#416      
Everybody, please step back from the ledge.

4 years ago JW pilfered a coach from a good P5 program.

That coach hired a top shelf assistant and an unknown assistant

4 years later we are a #1 seed

The top two people are still here, we are going to be alright but the insanity of some of the things you read here is stunning. No one can work with Gentry, Underwood can't get along with his staff, this happens every day 10,000 times in the business world and nobody gives it a second thought.

We will be different but fine.
But this isn't the business world in terms of qualified replacement personnel. This is the basketball world and there is a very small universe of candidates to go after as replacements. 2021 UI Basketball was built, fine tuned and operated by 4 people for the most part. Three of them just left, counting Gentry as gone too. You win in college basketball with top talent. You get that by being a blue blood or having a top AC recruiter. We are not blue blood, we have to have a top AC recruiter, that is even a smaller universe of candidates to look for in the basketball world.
 
#420      
What about Chet, Mennenga, and Rev? Not skipping a beat if we got those three. And, two of them have a personal contact with UI. Would be sweet.
How would we not miss a beat? Losing those assistant coaches isn't the end of the world, but they aren't that easily replaced either.
 
#421      
But this isn't the business world in terms of qualified replacement personnel. This is the basketball world and there is a very small universe of candidates to go after as replacements. 2021 UI Basketball was built, fine tuned and operated by 4 people for the most part. Three of them just left, counting Gentry as gone too. You win in college basketball with top talent. You get that by being a blue blood or having a top AC recruiter. We are not blue blood, we have to have a top AC recruiter, that is even a smaller universe of candidates to look for in the basketball world.
I believe we should continue to blow up the KY assistant salary pool by offering bruiser flint a position....the alternative is to watch the asst coach "wild"cat fights there.
 
#422      
How would we not miss a beat? Losing those assistant coaches isn't the end of the world, but they aren't that easily replaced either.
Because of the quality of the three coming in. Because we have a strong team with a great freshman class and two outstanding recruits for next year. Plus, the possibility that our All-American center returns and we still have a spot for another transfer. And, the AD and head coach are in place. That's how.
 
#423      
Because of the quality of the three coming in. Because we have a strong team with a great freshman class and two outstanding recruits for next year. Plus, the possibility that our All-American center returns and we still have a spot for another transfer. And, the AD and head coach are in place. That's how.
So the newcomers will know the players, staff, facilities, university, B1G opponents, etc, etc as well as those who have been around a few years developing these relationships and knowledge?

As optimistic as I wanna be, Underwood has only 24 hours a day. Bringing 3 guys up to speed takes time. It won't sink the ship, but it won't be just smooth sailing.
 
#424      
Cannot wait until the new Assistants are hired. Then we can look to the future. As for Gentry leaving, if he does, there is a chance Underwood hires a mentor of a top 5 PF. When given Lemons make the proper hire to improve the team. :cool:
 
#425      
Cannot wait until the new Assistants are hired. Then we can look to the future. As for Gentry leaving, if he does, there is a chance Underwood hires a mentor of a top 5 PF. When given Lemons make the proper hire to improve the team. :cool:
Top-5 HS recruit or transfer? If it's Mitchell, no way Underwood hires Bergeron. I just can't see that happening.