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howeda7

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NBA Head Coaching jobs are. I’ve not heard the same as you on this one. Most folks think Howard will bolt for an NBA head job still. Interesting to hear maybe he’s had a change of heart.
I heard Dan Patrick ask him that question last week. He didn't exactly put it down. Just the standard "so focused on Michigan right now" answer.
 

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Dwayne Stephens is the associate head coach and a Spartan alum, so he would seem to be the likely choice if they would hire from within.
Izo is done very soon. Nice career, but he has lost it, time to retire as a legend.
 


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Izo is done very soon. Nice career, but he has lost it, time to retire as a legend.
Izzo has a top 10 recruiting class coming in next year and the best player in the country coming in the year after that while being in a good place to get Tre Holloman. He’s not leaving soon imo. They also righted the ship pretty good this season
 

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Izzo has a top 10 recruiting class coming in next year and the best player in the country coming in the year after that while being in a good place to get Tre Holloman. He’s not leaving soon imo. They also righted the ship pretty good this season
I don't think so either but he needs to learn Serenity Now or take up Yoga or something before he ends up with a Bob Knight style exit.
 



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Nope. You're just bitter that I called you out for pouting.
Interesting definition for calling out and pouting you have, not surprising but interesting none the less. You seem ornery today...Mom not make you your special pancakes this morning?
 


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He will not be top 5 for UNC or Duke.
Your certainty is a bit disconcerting because the certainty you have/had about the internal WI BB team problems coming to light have not yet seen the light of day
 




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And I counted with: why wouldn't Utah offer $4M, like they're paying the current coach

Because they had to pay nearly $7 million to buy out the current coach. In addition, we're in the middle of a pandemic, Utah athletic department is running at a revenue shortfall of $35 million, and the PAC 12 is hemorrhaging money with a very murky outlook on their own TV network.


Then why did they pay the bum they had that much??

Because he earned several pay raises over the course of his ten years at Utah. He started at $950k/year in 2011 and subsequently had 4 raises via extensions, including a massive boost after leading Utah to the Sweet 16 in 2015 (3 years removed from a 6-win season), and another raise after he won a game in the NCAA the next year. So, he didn't start at $3.6 million per year, he just ended there.

No way Craig Smith or any other coach starts at Utah north of $3 million this time around.
 

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Your certainty is a bit disconcerting because the certainty you have/had about the internal WI BB team problems coming to light have not yet seen the light of day
It will not be that public because of all the seniors but will be known soon. They lost 7 of 10 and the problem affected the chemistry.
 

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That is one reason I've been a little cold on Medved. Does he maintain the appeal without Thorson? Probably does to an extent but some of the shine is taken off when you remove Dave from the equation. The support Medved has had definitely makes me want to give him a harder look though, hoping he gets an interview.
Does he have much appeal period? He’s been a D1 head coach for 8 seasons. In those 8 seasons he has zero NCAA berths and 2 wins over Power 6 teams. Are there any other Power 6 programs that would have him on their short list? I’m not convinced he’s on ours.
 





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Things have gotten a bit out of hand about this whole "private info" argument, so let me address a few things:

-- I'm not a member of GI, so I don't see what's posted there.

-- As I said originally, I have been in touch with a number of people I know as this search has evolved. Some with connections to certain candidates and some who are avid Gopher fans. I've been firing off texts and sharing info as I got it.

-- I wasn't clear that yesterday's update was gathered from GI, but I was in the midst of enjoying myself watching games and having drinks with some friends and didn't think twice before quickly sharing that info. Obviously, that was a mistake and lesson learned.

-- My goal, in all of this, was to try to give some insight with so much rampant speculation going on.

Party's over though. Enjoy the search and I hope/trust the Gophers end up with a great candidate!
 

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I heard Dan Patrick ask him that question last week. He didn't exactly put it down. Just the standard "so focused on Michigan right now" answer.
...and that, my friends, is why I don't want any NBA-associated candidates hired by the Gophers. If I was a gambling man, I'd be fairly confident in betting that any of them would view the job as a stepping stone back to the big time. That's not what's needed.
 

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There’s been a fair few endorsements of Medved/Thorson from guys that are a part of the local basketball community. Maybe it’s them wanting to see one of their own in a power conference gig but I’ve been fascinated by how many non-former Gophers have commented on who should be hired. Geno Crandall also endorsed Medved saying he wanted to see a Minnesota guy take over last week.

Is there a uniter in this pool of coaches we’re talking about? Maybe that’s Medved but overall, you can’t deny that there‘s an underlying sense of pride in representing Minnesota even for guys who have gone elsewhere. With the right hire, I think we could see widespread support of the program that we haven’t had up until this point from the basketball community.

edit: did not see this tweet posted earlier in the thread. My apologies.
Alot to be said about what tyus said.
 

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Things have gotten a bit out of hand about this whole "private info" argument, so let me address a few things:

-- I'm not a member of GI, so I don't see what's posted there.

-- As I said originally, I have been in touch with a number of people I know as this search has evolved. Some with connections to certain candidates and some who are avid Gopher fans. I've been firing off texts and sharing info as I got it.

-- I wasn't clear that yesterday's update was gathered from GI, but I was in the midst of enjoying myself watching games and having drinks with some friends and didn't think twice before quickly sharing that info. Obviously, that was a mistake and lesson learned.

-- My goal, in all of this, was to try to give some insight with so much rampant speculation going on.

Party's over though. Enjoy the search and I hope/trust the Gophers end up with a great candidate!
Your posts are appreciated regardless. We've just had a few of the more moody posters show up the last couple days.
 

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Watching Syracuse #20 Braswell who is 6’7” makes me crazy as to me he looks like a 2” shorter (more productive) version of Isaiah Ihnen. Whoever Coyle hires no doubt will be trying to save Ihnen from xfer, and will figure out how to get more out of him. He has such long frame/arms and too little developed/untapped potential.
 

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Things have gotten a bit out of hand about this whole "private info" argument, so let me address a few things:

-- I'm not a member of GI, so I don't see what's posted there.

-- As I said originally, I have been in touch with a number of people I know as this search has evolved. Some with connections to certain candidates and some who are avid Gopher fans. I've been firing off texts and sharing info as I got it.

-- I wasn't clear that yesterday's update was gathered from GI, but I was in the midst of enjoying myself watching games and having drinks with some friends and didn't think twice before quickly sharing that info. Obviously, that was a mistake and lesson learned.

-- My goal, in all of this, was to try to give some insight with so much rampant speculation going on.

Party's over though. Enjoy the search and I hope/trust the Gophers end up with a great candidate!
Sure ppl might’ve called you out, but you didn’t run from it. You took ownership and reflected in what you called a mistake. For me personally there’s bigger problems in the world and ones life to get all up in arms over things being shared on a message board. I appreciate your willingness to share info. Continue to be you!
 

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Nothing that brings a fan base apart like a coaching search I guess haha.

More and more I think Smith will be the hire and it would be a very good hire. His teams play defense, rebound the hell outta the ball, and have great chemistry. His resume is rock solid. He's won the conference everywhere he's been and 3 straight NCAA berths doesn't hurt.

I'm agreeing more with those who've said recruiting will adjust as he moves up to a higher level as well. He's already made 2 big program jumps and done well to adjust to win big and revive programs. Big 10 is a whole new level but the guy can no doubt coach and bring in his guys. He doesn't need to be a top 5 Big 10 recruiter, just needs to get the guys that can physically compete at this level and play his way. I think he'll do that.

If it's down to Smith, Medved and Gates, I don't think it's close when you look at resumes. Does that mean Smith will end up being the best of the 3? No, but I think it's fair to say he's the best hire based on past performance.

I'd be looking forward to Gopher basketball going forward with him at the helm. I hope he is the guy of those 3 no question.
 

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Nothing that brings a fan base apart like a coaching search I guess haha.

More and more I think Smith will be the hire and it would be a very good hire. His teams play defense, rebound the hell outta the ball, and have great chemistry. His resume is rock solid. He's won the conference everywhere he's been and 3 straight NCAA berths doesn't hurt.

I'm agreeing more with those who've said recruiting will adjust as he moves up to a higher level as well. He's already made 2 big program jumps and done well to adjust to win big and revive programs. Big 10 is a whole new level but the guy can no doubt coach and bring in his guys. He doesn't need to be a top 5 Big 10 recruiter, just needs to get the guys that can physically compete at this level and play his way. I think he'll do that.

If it's down to Smith, Medved and Gates, I don't think it's close when you look at resumes. Does that mean Smith will end up being the best of the 3? No, but I think it's fair to say he's the best hire based on past performance.

I'd be looking forward to Gopher basketball going forward with him at the helm. I hope he is the guy of those 3 no question.
If Muss could be had- would you prefer him?
 


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Nothing that brings a fan base apart like a coaching search I guess haha.

More and more I think Smith will be the hire and it would be a very good hire. His teams play defense, rebound the hell outta the ball, and have great chemistry. His resume is rock solid. He's won the conference everywhere he's been and 3 straight NCAA berths doesn't hurt.

I'm agreeing more with those who've said recruiting will adjust as he moves up to a higher level as well. He's already made 2 big program jumps and done well to adjust to win big and revive programs. Big 10 is a whole new level but the guy can no doubt coach and bring in his guys. He doesn't need to be a top 5 Big 10 recruiter, just needs to get the guys that can physically compete at this level and play his way. I think he'll do that.

If it's down to Smith, Medved and Gates, I don't think it's close when you look at resumes. Does that mean Smith will end up being the best of the 3? No, but I think it's fair to say he's the best hire based on past performance.

I'd be looking forward to Gopher basketball going forward with him at the helm. I hope he is the guy of those 3 no question.
Right on
 


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Whatever the initial odds were of getting Musselman, I'd say they just got cut in half.
 



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Dane Fife is probably a name that should be mentioned more.

If the hire isn’t one of the more frequent names mentioned I would be more surprised if the hire was someone like Wes Miller than Dan Fife.

Miller Time @ The Barn!
 




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