View Poll Results: Next Gopher Basketball coach is?

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  • Eric Musselman

    30 55.56%
  • Ryan Saunders

    5 9.26%
  • Fred Hoiberg

    18 33.33%
  • Steve Alford

    1 1.85%
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    Quote Originally Posted by CentralGopher View Post
    No chance whatsoever Hoiberg is still on the market in spring. He will have a number of NBA coaching, gm and front office opportunities in addition to college coaching ones.

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    I don't think that is true.

    Besides our home town team, don't think there will be a ton of interest in Hoiberg across the NBA. He'll be in much higher demand in the college game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeppelin Gopher View Post
    I don't think that is true.

    Besides our home town team, don't think there will be a ton of interest in Hoiberg across the NBA. He'll be in much higher demand in the college game.
    There is already interest (depending on who you believe) for him as both coach and gm/front office. Either way he is in demand and not likely to be there in spring.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ltf View Post
    So 15 out of 338, 4.4%, of schools have found their defensive guru (I didnt include top 15 perennial winner schools.). Out of those 15, could some have been fortunate to recruit a year or two of under rated 3 star type players? Are we sure the success of these 15 schools is repeatable for 10, 15 years?
    Even granting that these 15 coaches have found the secret formula, that is only 4.4%. Just seems that we are insisting on a job requirement for Pitino that very few have met. Then,
    after tossing Pitino aside we'll have the same perhaps unrealistic defensive standard for the next coach.

    Maybe I'm not looking at this correctly, but how it seems to me. I think part of it is that in this day of super scouting and sharing of information it's difficult for me to see how a small group of coaches could be way ahead of all other coaches in defensive acumen. Bo Ryan seems to have accomplished this on the other hand and you mentioned a couple other coaches, credit to them.

    Given the numbers, seems chances are remote to the extreme that the gophers could ever acquire one of these defensive aces. In this, we're no different than the vast majority of other schools.
    That is what makes great coaches so special. They know how to teach great defense and practice it day after day. You get 20 hours per week and it takes great ability on how to use that time. The Gophers showed it can be done for one half against UW. Doing it all the time takes great concentration and great toughness mentally and physically. It is a culture you establish on day one and players have some of these traits as your scouting them. Recruiting is tough, teaching at a high level even tougher. We have really good talent but several of them have not bought in to team defense. Do it all the time and this is a top of conference contender. If i knew why they do not by in then i would tell you but it always goes back to coaching. I do not think that some were fortunate to find those underrated guys, they find them all the time. Several of them build programs that win year after year. Yes, it is a special gift. Super hard to find those guys and that is the job of the AD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by builtbadgers View Post
    That is what makes great coaches so special. They know how to teach great defense and practice it day after day. You get 20 hours per week and it takes great ability on how to use that time. The Gophers showed it can be done for one half against UW. Doing it all the time takes great concentration and great toughness mentally and physically. It is a culture you establish on day one and players have some of these traits as your scouting them. Recruiting is tough, teaching at a high level even tougher. We have really good talent but several of them have not bought in to team defense. Do it all the time and this is a top of conference contender. If i knew why they do not by in then i would tell you but it always goes back to coaching. I do not think that some were fortunate to find those underrated guys, they find them all the time. Several of them build programs that win year after year. Yes, it is a special gift. Super hard to find those guys and that is the job of the AD.

    Here's to hoping the gophs success so we dont have to go down the new coach path anyrime soon. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltf View Post
    Here's to hoping the gophs success so we dont have to go down the new coach path anyrime soon. Thanks.
    Thats what i am hoping for as well. If it does not work out then i hope we go about the search in a real way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by builtbadgers View Post
    Thats what i am hoping for as well. If it does not work out then i hope we go about the search in a real way.
    Me too, I hate starting over every six years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CentralGopher View Post
    There is already interest (depending on who you believe) for him as both coach and gm/front office. Either way he is in demand and not likely to be there in spring.


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    I don't doubt that he would be able to find a position before April if he really wanted to, but don't forget that he likely received a substantial severance package and can afford to wait for a preferred position and take his time in selecting one.

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    Big fan of Hoigberg. Don’t know other two as well.
    Dislike Alford.

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    Hopefully this got this of everyone’s system. Pitino is here to stay.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrygopher1 View Post
    Me too, I hate starting over every six years.
    If you don't win an NCAA tournament game in 6 years........I'd be glad to start over.

    I wouldn't hate it, I'd love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    Hopefully this got this of everyone’s system. Pitino is here to stay.


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    This seems like the kind of statement to make after we punch our ticket to the sweet 16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedsmaroonandgold View Post
    This seems like the kind of statement to make after we punch our ticket to the sweet 16.
    Agreed. Yesterday was a nice win at home and the game really fun to watch, but... this team has to have a good season (not great) for the coach to keep his job I think.
    I hate coaching changes, but it would be warranted if the team does not make the tourney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedsmaroonandgold View Post
    This seems like the kind of statement to make after we punch our ticket to the sweet 16.
    No! It is a statement from someone who has a little faith and backs the coach instead of speculating on when he will be fired every time a player misses a free throw. We have some of the most unsupportive fans around. How many times have we had this type of discussion on GH? How about how many times just this year so far? It is a constant drumbeat from the same group that doesn’t realize that every program has ups and downs, and if we are up they just talk about when it is going to crash. Of course people are going to have varied opinions about the team, but when someone says they want Tim fricking Miles, it is ridiculous! It seems like a good pocket of “fans” suffer from Reusse syndrome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alchemy2u View Post
    No! It is a statement from someone who has a little faith and backs the coach instead of speculating on when he will be fired every time a player misses a free throw. We have some of the most unsupportive fans around. How many times have we had this type of discussion on GH? How about how many times just this year so far? It is a constant drumbeat from the same group that doesn’t realize that every program has ups and downs, and if we are up they just talk about when it is going to crash. Of course people are going to have varied opinions about the team, but when someone says they want Tim fricking Miles, it is ridiculous! It seems like a good pocket of “fans” suffer from Reusse syndrome.

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    Since I am the Tim Miles backer on this thread, I'm assuming you meant me. I've been one of and still is one Pitinos biggest backers on here and backed your posts as well. This was a hypothetical question which required my personal thoughts which I back up with logic on why they'd be good fits. I still have hope for Pitino and think he will be fine. People can have conversations while still being supportive, but please don't ever compare to the piece of troll trash that is Ruesse. Blind loyalty is better suited for Trumpites and Sandershuggers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbfbp View Post
    I don't doubt that he would be able to find a position before April if he really wanted to, but don't forget that he likely received a substantial severance package and can afford to wait for a preferred position and take his time in selecting one.
    True. I just think his preferred position is in the nba and likely to happen before spring.


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