2020 Coaching Carousel

Discussion in 'Around the League' started by ButlerNut, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

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  2. readyletsgo

    readyletsgo Well-Known Member

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    "Before being hired at UNCW, McGrath spent 14 seasons as an assistant coach under Roy Williams at North Carolina. " Ouch, that's a long time to wait, only to get canned after 2.5 seasons.
     
  3. FRENCH DAWG

    FRENCH DAWG Well-Known Member

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    McGrath looked good when he had 5 star recruits at UNC but discovered that his training from his 12 year tenure under Williams’ tutelage was poor preparation for a situation where real coaching was needed.


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  4. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    That's complete b.s.

    McGrath's problem at UNCW wasn't the quality of players he had, which included the first NBA player the school's had in more than 25 years.

    Apparently he's one of those folks who isn't cut out to be in charge. He had constant roster turnover that kept the team from ever making progress. The nail in the coffin for McGrath was this season's best player leaving suddenly after Christmas to play professionally overseas.

    He'll land as a high level assistant somewhere. My guess is Stanford, where his friend and fellow longtime Williams assistant Jerod Haase is doing alright.

    Not everybody is cut out to be a head coach.
     
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  5. troggy

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    Man, this sounds just like Chris Lowery when he was at SIU, other then it took about 7 years before he was finally canned. He wound up an assistant at Kansas State under Bruce Weber.
     
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  6. BulldogsAllTheWay

    BulldogsAllTheWay Well-Known Member

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    That was one of the strangest tenures ever. Had massive success and went to a sweet 16 with Painters/Weber’s recruits. Then had the best recruiting classes in the history of the program but they were terrible.

    SIU hasn’t been the same since. They had a great program for a decade or so.


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  7. the_speakers_lab

    the_speakers_lab Well-Known Member

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    Lick is back in the game... taking over for Walter McCarty...

     
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  8. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful news for both Evansville and Coach Lickliter. Hope it works out well.
     
  9. Hinkle Magic2

    Hinkle Magic2 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty uninspiring hire for Evansville. Wonder if it's just as an interim coach for the rest of the season.
     
  10. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    If you read the article linked above, you'll get your answer.
     
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  11. Hinkle Magic2

    Hinkle Magic2 Well-Known Member

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    Oof.
     
  12. seadawg

    seadawg Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Lick is a class act.
     
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  13. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Lick made a mistake when he left Butler much like Shaka Smart made when he went to Texas.
     
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  14. BUcheer

    BUcheer Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Happy for Todd and hopefully he gets the opportunity to end his HC career on a high note after the Marian experiment. Health was not the overriding reason he left UE. He and Matthew knew it was time to get out. He’s got a great basketball mind—just needs an AC with recruiting chops. And with his network I think he’ll put together a great staff.
     
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  15. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    What has Graves accomplished? Isn’t he an equally underwhelming if not more so?
     
  16. Red1972

    Red1972 Well-Known Member

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    A strange hire.
     
  17. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    Would you rather have the guy who is retirement age and failed at Iowa or the 50 year old who was Associate HC for Stevens' two final four teams, and whose "failure" was at fricken South Alabama?
     
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  18. BUcheer

    BUcheer Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Think you’re underselling Todd here a bit. Brad Stevens is from Todd’s coaching tree and has nothing but praise for him. NCOY. As clean as they come and has respect of IN high school coaches. Maybe not the “sexy” hire—but the last sexy hire turned out too sexy. Need an injection of culture and Todd’s the guy to do it. He needs a younger AC to recruit but could still see Matthew coming back as Associate HC and Todd handing it over in 2 years.
     
  19. UDDawg

    UDDawg Well-Known Member

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    Almost spit out my drink at this line. Well done.
     
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  20. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

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    Hands down Id take Lick. What does age have to do with it? Again what has Graves accomplished? Is failing at Iowa worse than failing at South Alabama?Bet Evansville compared the two before making their decision.
     

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