2021 Coaching Carousel

Discussion in 'Around the League' started by UDDawg, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

    The loud mouths at the four letter are all over the race card with the promotion of Brad to the FO. Pretty typical of them and one of many reasons the network has gone to shiite and they have lost any decent talent.
  2. Irishdawg

    Irishdawg Banned User

    So why are you watching it? Also, they aren't necessarily wrong as no other candidates appear to have even been considered and Brad's qualifications aren't really better than people who have spent their careers in the front office. From someone else's perspective who isn't a white male like myself, I could see why they could see things that way. Doesn't automatically make them right or wrong, but I can at least see why they're making that point.

    Also, I try not to watch sports networks for their commentary outside of an actual game itself. I just don't enjoy the bombastic nature of those shows in general, and they're talking about stuff that really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things outside of the people who make their careers off it.
  3. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

    You're right. I was too generous.

    Look, you can cherry pick a stat and I can explain why that might not be the best measure and we can go 'round and 'round. The fact is Duke was the third wheel to UNC and State until K got them rolling in '85.

    The opening that Krzyzewski filled was there because Bill Foster, who took them to one of those final fours, left to coach at South Carolina, which was seen as a better job at the time. Yes, South Carolina.
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  4. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

    I don't. Their filth race baiting close minded crap falls into my twitter timeline unfortunately from someone liking it or retweeting it. Identity politics is a dangerous thing and that's their agenda. Everything is about skin color. Nothing has any real sports substance.

    To your point...think of it as any corporation-Brad's been there 8 years, there was going to be an opening that technically is a promotion...wouldn't in house candidates with most familiarity have the first shot at it...or even have been being groomed for their promotion? It has zero to do with skin color.
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  5. znelson15

    znelson15 Well-Known Member

    Just ready about juwan Howard being an option for the trailblazers job

    Let the carousel keep going :)

    Drink up

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  6. BulldogsAllTheWay

    BulldogsAllTheWay Well-Known Member

    If we have to start following flights from Indy to Ann Arbor in a couple weeks, I’m gonna lose my mind.

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  7. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

    I can't see him leaving Michigan. Between his ties, his son and the program he's already put together with more talent coming in...hard for me to see him walking away now. Especially for Portland.

    Now, if Brad knocks on his door-different story.
  8. Shane Davis

    Shane Davis Well-Known Member


    I don't suppose that Michigan would consider looking at Lavall a second time around (if they ever looked at him at all that is.)
    I imagine it's a forgone conclusion that Lavall will at some point leave, there will always be a program that has more to offer long term than what Butler has, but is it really too much to ask to have a head coach that at least sticks around long enough to see his recruits graduate? Brad has the longest tenure at 6 seasons, and that's just barely enough time to create stability for a roster.

    At least give David Ragland enough time on the bench to feel attached to the program before he takes over.:D
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  9. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

    I think UM would look into LaVall again to try and keep the recruiting momentum going and also grab someone who is establishing a bit of a foothold in the Indianapolis area, which is something any big ten school craves. I don't know if he'd be call #1, but he'd be on the short list.

    But also, Howard is smart. He's not going to leave UM to go into the black hole that is the Pacific NW. You just can't win (contend for a championship) there anymore. It's a dead end where you'll go 45-37 for 3 straight years and get let go like their last coach just did. To leave UM I'd guess there are maybe only a few teams that could pry him from what he's building there-LAL, Boston, Miami, NYK, Chicago.
  10. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member

    LaVall is a meh candidate right now in college basketball. He's below. 500 in BE conference play as a HC so who would really want him? I think they'd rehire Beilein away from the Pistons before calling LJ.
  11. nicklas_early

    nicklas_early Well-Known Member

    Jeff Boals from Ohio I think will be a strong candidate for a Midwest high-major program. He seems to develop point guards well - that is always a plus.
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  12. pjohnsto2003

    pjohnsto2003 Well-Known Member

    Judge Jeff Boles? Father of Doug? I had him as an adjunct for a B Law course. “F you - C-minus!” If you know, you know. Much like Marvin Scott’s, “That’s right! I said it!”

    In all seriousness, Jeff Boals seems to be a good coach. He’ll likely end up A-10-ish before hitting top market, I would think.

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  13. Albick

    Albick Well-Known Member VIP Member


    Looks like Pitino is holding out for Michigan (or, using the Holtmann model, more money in the offer). Pitino's tweet looks awfully familiar to Butler fans.

    Last edited: Mar 3, 2022
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