Tim Anderson joins Illinois coaching staff

#126      
The OA talk is becoming nauseating, we where lucky to have him for as long as we did, but anybody who thought he was going to be long term were just kidding themselves. We have a great staff and a great team!
I agree 100 %. Open your eyes, Look what Chester is doing, has done already. He got a 4 Star Sincere Harris, is about to land our next PG. Could happen this week. The Illini are adding a lot of connections in Chicago. The Illini are fine. If Kofi is samrt, he will return to C-U. Life is Good.
 
#128      
Forgottonia
According to Sturdy this morning, next hire will inspire. Irvin is not it.
I'd love to be inspired, but my mind is already blown.

angry super saiyan GIF
 
#133      
Who would inspire? Think Randle would be great hire, but not inspirational. Malcolm Hill probably has more bball in him. Giorgi would be good to help reel in one big recruit. Don't think it is Dee, but that is who I think could inspire the fanbase. From AAU and high scool ranks not sure, Irvins come to mind regarding connections.
 
#136      
Who would inspire? Think Randle would be great hire, but not inspirational. Malcolm Hill probably has more bball in him. Giorgi would be good to help reel in one big recruit. Don't think it is Dee, but that is who I think could inspire the fanbase. From AAU and high scool ranks not sure, Irvins come to mind regarding connections.
Why couldn’t Randle inspire? At least half the board wanted alumni hired for all the roles. There’s already 2 on staff, what is one more?
 
#137      
Who would inspire? Think Randle would be great hire, but not inspirational. Malcolm Hill probably has more bball in him. Giorgi would be good to help reel in one big recruit. Don't think it is Dee, but that is who I think could inspire the fanbase. From AAU and high scool ranks not sure, Irvins come to mind regarding connections.
It will not be Dee. It will never be Dee. While it could be nice, that ship sailed awhile ago.
 
#142      
Who would inspire? Think Randle would be great hire, but not inspirational. Malcolm Hill probably has more bball in him. Giorgi would be good to help reel in one big recruit. Don't think it is Dee, but that is who I think could inspire the fanbase. From AAU and high scool ranks not sure, Irvins come to mind regarding connections.
You don’t think an nba champion assistant coach returning home to be our “4th” assistant would be inspiring?
 
#143      
Who would inspire? Think Randle would be great hire, but not inspirational. Malcolm Hill probably has more bball in him. Giorgi would be good to help reel in one big recruit. Don't think it is Dee, but that is who I think could inspire the fanbase. From AAU and high scool ranks not sure, Irvins come to mind regarding connections.
D Ron. Wild card
 
#145      
Tim Anderson is a home run hire.

For the 3rd or 4th time - Irvin is not going to be on staff.

And, I can't believe people still think Dee is a possibility. Not going to happen. Not a chance.
Certainly TA AND CF are home run hires. GA would be consider a good to very good #3 based on all factors…IMO
 
#147      
Chet and Anderson seem like really good hires. Geoff promotion seems ok (honestly I do not know enough to have a solid opinion but I cannot wait to see what he can do).

I find it hard to believe Randle would want to go from Suns assistant to our 4th assistant but I would be ecstatic if he did.

Any word about Deon Thomas being the 4th assistant? I thought he wanted to be more involved in coaching but not constantly away from home recruiting. Seems like that job would be perfect for him if I am remembering that correctly.
 
#148      
All due respect a lot of people on here are dead wrong about Alexander coach Underwood and crew did an outstanding job with the three assistant hiresI think Deon would be a great candidate
 
#149      
The desert
Chet and Anderson seem like really good hires. Geoff promotion seems ok (honestly I do not know enough to have a solid opinion but I cannot wait to see what he can do).

I find it hard to believe Randle would want to go from Suns assistant to our 4th assistant but I would be ecstatic if he did.

Any word about Deon Thomas being the 4th assistant? I thought he wanted to be more involved in coaching but not constantly away from home recruiting. Seems like that job would be perfect for him if I am remembering that correctly.
It's not a bad thought. I believe he once said that Illinois is the only coaching job he'd be interested in for all the reasons you cite. Maybe a non-recruiting role would be perfect?
 
#150      
It's not a bad thought. I believe he once said that Illinois is the only coaching job he'd be interested in for all the reasons you cite. Maybe a non-recruiting role would be perfect?
Agree....if it is Deon why the delay in the hire?