LJ - should he stay or should he go?

Discussion in 'Butler Basketball' started by MasterSplinter, Mar 14, 2019.


LJ - should he stay or should he go?

  1. Fire him now and start the re-rebuild.

  2. Gets one more season, but two down years starts the trend and he's out.

  3. Two more seasons, if it ain't happening after four total years will it ever?

  4. Indefinite/Lifer...the guy bleeds Butler Blue and we need that coaching stability.

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  1. Hinkle Magic2

    Hinkle Magic2 Well-Known Member

    Ever heard of Patrick Ewing?
  2. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

    LOL. Ok, then.
  3. pharmtard09

    pharmtard09 Active Member

    I dont understand wanting Matta to coach? He had to step down from OSU for the same reasons we are not happy with Jordan. Lack of results on the court and lackluster recruiting in relation to the rest of the conference. I guess I would be ok with Terry Johnson since he was here for 10 years and should have gotten the job over LJ.

    I'd rather find a good proven coach in the A10, American, or CUSA and try to get them here.

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  4. ButlerNut

    ButlerNut Well-Known Member VIP Member

    My reply was partly jest, partly frustration with the extremely loud new voices on this board who think this is just a bash Butler site.

    The part about Barry reading the board was total sarcasm. I forgot the font.

    I hope you didn't take my post too seriously. End of season frustration and frustration with some on the board lent to my rant.
  5. jeff

    jeff Well-Known Member

    Nored would be a great get, but you're probably right.

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  6. Hinkle Nation

    Hinkle Nation Active Member

    I disagree with terry Johnson. To me he is one of those guys who are great assistant coaches not more than that. Let’s give LJ a year or two more

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  7. Staxawax

    Staxawax Well-Known Member

    Not in favor of a coaching change, give him at least 2 more seasons. But, if something happens, I'd love Michael Lewis here.

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  8. Hinkle Magic2

    Hinkle Magic2 Well-Known Member

    Not sure what's so funny, when it's a proven example of a former NBA assistant going back to his alma mater to be a head coach (for presumably a lot more money than he made as an NBA assistant), but feel free to laugh on instead of countering with actual logic or you know a point.
  9. Army Dawg!!!

    Army Dawg!!! Well-Known Member

    Not that I am recruiting Willie Veasley as our next head coach, but he seems to be doing a good job as an assistant at North Dakota State. Not sure how interested he would be, but I would reach out to him about coming back to butler to be an assistant.
  10. Army Dawg!!!

    Army Dawg!!! Well-Known Member

    I voted to keep LJ for two more seasons. I think its going to take him time to recruit his players. As long as the team is improving then I think BC gives him a lot of slack in the coming years. Wojo at Marquette is in year 5 and just now having success. This may take couple years to get back on the tracks. We have way too non-Big east caliber players on our roster right now. I am not hoping people leave, but I kinda hope some people leave;) to make room for some good transfers. Sorry for saying that, but I want to win. For the first time since I can remember I did not watch every Butler game this year. Waiting for the Butler basketball season to start every year is one of my highlights, so hopefully next year will be easier on the eyes....
  11. willisbrown

    willisbrown Well-Known Member

    This team desperately needs an infusion of transfers that can play at this level. That's one reason I can maybe buy for keeping things in tact with a couple staff changes. I guess. I still take the wash your hands of this disaster but I'd settle for him staying if he encourage a couple exiles then nab a transfer or two.
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  12. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

    *Points to the exception, thinks it proves the rule*
  13. MasterSplinter

    MasterSplinter Active Member

    Ha all good mate. I was wondering where that was coming from a bit and the sarcasm in the BC comment went over my head so maybe we are both suffering. To be honest, I hesitated to make the poll as I didn't really want to add fuel to the fire but also thought it would be good to get it out of our system.

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  14. BulldogsAllTheWay

    BulldogsAllTheWay Well-Known Member

    I question anyone who truly believes LaVall should be fired. I was often unhappy with him and the entire team. For me, this was the most frustrating Butler season of my lifetime. But sheesh we fire LaVall now and we are starting over. If you give him time, I think he'll recruit better than any coach we've ever had. And for the love of god we need some stability. I'd give him three more years minimum.

    I think this thread will look pretty foolish this time next year.
  15. Red1972

    Red1972 Well-Known Member

    Recruiting is the key. Recruit, recruit, recruit, and recruit some more.
  16. Hinkle Magic2

    Hinkle Magic2 Well-Known Member

    Okay, how about Walter McCarty?
  17. jkcdawgs

    jkcdawgs Well-Known Member

    Figured I’d put this here and not start a new thread...

    Why is everybody down on Jeff Meyer? He’s a proven coach.

    Adding somebody like Joey Burton to the staff would be nice, but I’m sure he’s making some nice change training GR3, Carsen Edwards, Edmond Sumner, and Yogi.
  18. bmradio99

    bmradio99 Well-Known Member VIP Member

    In the Venn diagram of "someone who is good" and "someone who won't leave," Butler has yet to make those two circles overlap. (Well, since Tony Hinkle.) I think LaVall has a chance to do that. I also think it's a small chance based on this season. My fear is that Butler fans will love him more for not leaving than anything else.

    I think I've cooled down from "fire them all" and rejoined the real world, but I can't say my level of optimism has changed. I mean, seriously, how cool would it be for a guy like LaVall Jordan to become Butler's next great, successful MBB coach? But wanting something and believing something will happen are different.
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  19. Insane Dawg

    Insane Dawg Well-Known Member

    Many in society now wish so badly for something to have happened that they believe it did.
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  20. ButlerAlumDad716

    ButlerAlumDad716 Active Member VIP Member

    and last year how many on this board commented, "LJ was a temporary hire until the Michigan job opens?"

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