Illini Women's Basketball

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Once again, I gotta hand it to Josh. He works extremely fast. Green has the credentials. I have my fingers crossed this is gonna be the move that turns our program around.
There seems to be a trend of him at least having his new coach 90% locked down before he lets the old regime go. Which is very refreshing that we won't end up with more Shaka/Sumlin fiascos
 
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Let's go, WBB! Congrats to Green and best of luck!

If you look at her resume, she has gradually moved up to DI basketball. She maintained the course Jim Jabir set for the Dayton Women Flyers. Let's see if she can rebuild as Jabir did.
 
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Let's go, WBB! Congrats to Green and best of luck!

If you look at her resume, she has gradually moved up to DI basketball. She maintained the course Jim Jabir set for the Dayton Women Flyers. Let's see if she can rebuild as Jabir did.
Agreed. Not a perfect candidate but better than I thought we could get. Looks like a very good hire.
 
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Coach Green will have a lot of minutes coming back from this year's team. I don't know if returning experience in this instance is a good thing or a bad thing. Two sophomores, Nye and Bostic, were named B1G Honorable Mention. There is a 4 star from Chicago, Camille Jackson, who has signed a LOI, presumably recruited by Coach Irvin. Two international players, including a 6'5" post player, will be coming. The other international player, Hana Muhl, is the younger sister of Nika Muhl, who starts for UConn. Depending on the transfer portal, both in and out, and if we are able to keep our recruits, we should be able to gauge how much of a difference a coach makes. Also will be interesting to see who, if any, of the assistants will be retained. This is the time of year when everything looks better for the future. Of course, I was optimistic last year too.
 
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I’m not so sure about a lot of minutes coming back....Nye, Amusan, Peebles, Brown and Porter all entered the transfer portal.
Hope this doesn't sound too negative but at least two of those names can be easily replaced in the portal. Coach needs to hit it hard. Have to keep Bostic and that is likely because she already transferred once.
 
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Coach Green will have a lot of minutes coming back from this year's team. I don't know if returning experience in this instance is a good thing or a bad thing. Two sophomores, Nye and Bostic, were named B1G Honorable Mention. There is a 4 star from Chicago, Camille Jackson, who has signed a LOI, presumably recruited by Coach Irvin. Two international players, including a 6'5" post player, will be coming. The other international player, Hana Muhl, is the younger sister of Nika Muhl, who starts for UConn. Depending on the transfer portal, both in and out, and if we are able to keep our recruits, we should be able to gauge how much of a difference a coach makes. Also will be interesting to see who, if any, of the assistants will be retained. This is the time of year when everything looks better for the future. Of course, I was optimistic last year too.
Jud Heathcote famously said once...the good news is we have everyone back this year. The bad news is we have everyone back this year. Apologies to Jud if I didn't get that exactly right but ya get the idea.
 
#23      
Love this hire! Looks to be the type that can relate to college age women. Needs to have a system and recruit players to it to compete in the Big Ten. VERY tall order, but...progress not perfection. Patience, PATIENCE!
 
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I was looking at some head coaches in WBB Big Ten. Northwestern's Joe McKeown is also a former Atlantic 10 coach who has had success at George Washington, a job which he held for 18 seasons before moving to the Big Ten. Prior to McKeown, the Wildcats were conference bottom dwellers for nine seasons straight. It took McKeown seven seasons to turn the program around where only five seasons of conference play where at .500 or above.
 
#25      
Agugua-Hamilton will be the new head coach at Virginia. Last year Virginia was 5-22 overall, 2-14 in the ACC. I am impressed by both Coach Green's and her willingness to go from successful non Power 5 programs to dumpster fires. This is a career maker/breaker for each of them.