Coaching Change Thread


#361

If you lured a bunch of staff from all over the country there to work for you and then left, jeopardizing their careers, they might feel differently. They might “get it” but still think you were a dbag (in the parlance of our thread).


#362

Watching Xavier look ready to advance to another sweet 16, think there’s any chance Mack would ever leave Xavier?

Pretty sure he’s an X-man himself, but surely he could land himself at one of the top programs in this country if he ever wanted to, no?


#363

is he not bringing any of those guys with him?

plus, isn’t that just an accepted part of the job at this level? feel like you either have to “get it” or get out of that profession if you can’t handle it.


#364

Sorry, the “staff” analogy I meant was to recruits.


#365

Oh, i see. But like I said, isn’t that always going to happen when a coach leaves? Why specifically is leaving in year 1 better or worse?

If anything, he’s got less guys there that he “lured” than if he was there 2 or 3 more years. :stuck_out_tongue:


#366

#367

Interesting current list of usual suspects that does not contain Archie Miller or Gregg Marshall.


#368

Retread watch:


#369

Washington taps on Mike Hopkins, “coach-in-waiting” from Syracuse. Hopkins to take Washington


#370

Holy crap!


#371

Is there any other way to read that other than Hopkins saying GFY to Boeheim?


#372

Or vice versa: Boeheim to Hopkins: “I’m not quitting. Worked out well for Paterno and Woody!”


#373

Superb point.


#374

Maybe Mike sees himself being the “sure thing” to replace Boheim as not so much anymore. Going out to UW and proving himself as a head coach for a year or two, might put himself in a better position if he wants to go back to Cuse.


#375

From a related article: “Steve Lavin is reportedly interested in the Syracuse job. ‘The head coach-in-waiting job at Stanford is the job I’ve always wanted. What? Oh, Syracuse! That’s what I meant. Yes, Syracuse. I’ve always wanted the Syracuse job. That’s the one. Not that I care, but is the Stanford job open?’”


#376

Another possibility: He liked what he saw at Washington.

Since I befriended a UW grad a half dozen years ago (and am subjected to her FB pictures of Seattle and the UW environs), I can see how people would go there and never want to leave. Spectacular setting, close to real cultural events (not just occasional imports to campus), world-class university (No. 54 national in US News).


#377

It has been so long since he left, but Hopkins is originally from the West Coast. California, I think.


#378

#379

A harder question than I thought - not that IU isn’t in the top 10, but who constitute the top 10?

Top 5 pretty easy:
Kentucky
UNC
Kansas
Duke
UCLA

Next group
Louisville
Indiana
Texas

Even Texas takes some rationalizing (money, recruiting base). Who else is in the discussion?


#380

Bernie Fine is available