View Poll Results: Next Gopher Basketball coach is?

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  • Eric Musselman

    51 54.84%
  • Ryan Saunders

    7 7.53%
  • Fred Hoiberg

    34 36.56%
  • Steve Alford

    1 1.08%
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  1. #256

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    Quote Originally Posted by bga1 View Post
    I could see it happen if he can build enough local confidence to get a couple of the best 2020 guys or even next year if he gets Hurt (highly doubtful) and a stud transfer PG. He needs to get a defensive assistant. I'll say that.
    What do you consider Rob Jeter? Hands down the best assistant Pitino has had imo (Yes that includes Ben)


  2. #257

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    Quote Originally Posted by manderson1984 View Post
    What do you consider Rob Jeter? Hands down the best assistant Pitino has had imo (Yes that includes Ben)
    I am not an insider to know which guy does what, I just see the games. I think their defense is getting better. But it still needs to improve. That's one thing, with the athletes and length we have we should be a real tough team to score on and that's not the case too often.

  3. #258

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    Quote Originally Posted by bga1 View Post
    I am not an insider to know which guy does what, I just see the games. I think their defense is getting better. But it still needs to improve. That's one thing, with the athletes and length we have we should be a real tough team to score on and that's not the case too often.
    Boom ! post of the day ! It is 71st in the country, only one year of 22nd and that was the best year Pitino had. Has to be a priority every minute. It is how steal wins on off nights and it creates a whole level of mental and physical toughness. A hall of fame coach once told me that you find out in a real hurry who wants to be part of your team/

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    Haven’t posted in awhile but so don’t know names mentioned but here’s guys to look up.
    Mussleman
    Hoiberg
    Earl Grant
    Nate Oats
    Bob Richey
    Mark Pope
    Wes Miller
    Craig Smith
    Chris Jans
    Steve Forbes
    John Brannen
    TJ Otzelberger
    Nikko Medved
    Dave Joerger

  5. #260

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    Quote Originally Posted by bga1 View Post
    There is so much playing around with numbers going on here to fit the narrative- fire Pitino. It may well happen. But the AD is not going to fall for dishonest statistics. He is going to evaluate what the coach has done under the circumstances. Last year will be a throw away in any fair minded person's evaluation, because of the things that happened that no coach could have controlled.

    - he is going to evaluate where the fan base stands- if the season were to end today, Pitino is gone. If he gets to the tourney, mid season hand wringing disappears and his 6 years will be right in there with other past coaches are our national power of a program
    - he's going to evaluate recruiting and existing roster - I think Pitino is fine here assuming he can show that he is in good shape with Spring guys
    - he is going to evaluate buyout costs and chances of landing a target coach and how much that costs
    - and he is going to look at academics and other issues, which is a win for Pitino

    Pitino will win somewhere and I think he will win big. We hired a 30 year old guy well before his prime and the plan was to grow with him. The AD understands that and it will be more than just the "what is the record the past 6 years" logic which is flyover thinking.
    1) If he fires Pitino, my guess is that the fan base would break out as follows: 50% happy, 30% more or less indifferent, and 20% unhappy.

    2) We don't have a big threat of losing significant roster players if Pitino is gone and we only have 1 new commit so I don't think this helps him. If they decide to fire Pitino, I think that will be before the spring recruiting season - just like it was when they fired Tubby.

    3) Well, the buyout is lower than it's ever been (between $2 and $3 million I think); not dirt cheap but not prohibitive like it was a few years ago.

    4) I don't hear a lot about Big Ten basketball players around the league getting suspended for academic reasons these days so it appears that most athletic administrations are handling academics well enough. I don't think Pitino is actually tutoring anybody.

    "flyover thinking?" Haven't heard that one before. How long do we have to spend watching him "grow?" I'm 62 and I plan on retiring around 66 or 67. Will he be grown up by then?

    I don't know why you have such a high opinion of this guy. In my view, he really hasn't earned it, but I guess all people in the public spotlight have their fans.

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    I like Richard but he has screwed too many things up. After this game I’d say - HE GONE!!

  8. #263

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    I live in Denver and am tempted to run down and watch Nevada play at Air Force to see Musselman in action in person.

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    Home Run
    1. Musselman
    2. Shaka

    Solid
    3. Oates
    4. Howland
    5. Hoiberg

    Hope for the best
    6. Miles
    7. Medved
    8. Otzelberger

  10. #265

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    Quote Originally Posted by howeda7 View Post
    Home Run
    1. Musselman
    2. Shaka

    Solid
    3. Oates
    4. Howland
    5. Hoiberg

    Hope for the best
    6. Miles
    7. Medved
    8. Otzelberger
    Lol Shaka smart?

    If we couldn’t get him from VCU when his buddy was here he wouldn’t even take Coyles call in Texas.



    After post game interview I can no longer take Tim miles seriously as a human.
    Might still be a good basketball coach though.

  11. #266

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbfbp View Post
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    "flyover thinking?" Haven't heard that one before. How long do we have to spend watching him "grow?" I'm 62 and I plan on retiring around 66 or 67. Will he be grown up by then?

    I don't know why you have such a high opinion of this guy. In my view, he really hasn't earned it, but I guess all people in the public spotlight have their fans.
    Agree, South Dakota State loss in 2015 keeps coming back to me, they lost by 15 but were down big time in the first half, I was stunned by halftime, they've had good games but overall they've been bad and occasionally very bad, at this point that appears to have been an indicator of what is to come. How is Pitino's record good enough to warrant another year.
    Last edited by jovs; 02-13-2019 at 11:01 PM.

  12. #267

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    Because we didn't make a move after last season, Musselman may be out of reach. Rumors are strong now that Arizona is going to try to part with Coach Miller (likely trying to make a "for cause" case by suspending his assistant) and UCLA will be interested too if they can't get one of their dream candidates. The good news is that there seems to be little buzz anymore about Hoiberg/UCLA. He seems like a Coyle type hire to me and would bring a much better offensive system to Minnesota. The issue with Hoiberg that will trouble builtbadgers is that his Cyclone teams were not exactly powerhouses on the defensive end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Some guy View Post
    Lol Shaka smart?

    If we couldn’t get him from VCU when his buddy was here he wouldn’t even take Coyles call in Texas.



    After post game interview I can no longer take Tim miles seriously as a human.
    Might still be a good basketball coach though.
    On Shaka, it's a reach for sure. But his tenure is not going great, and Texas fancies themselves a top 10 program. It doesn't help watching Rick Barnes have a #1 team. Shaka might not be far from where Tubby was at UK in 2007. Looking to get out ahead a year ahead of the firing squad.

    I really like Miles as a guy. And I have no doubt he's a better X's and O's coach than Pitino. But he hasn't gotten great talent to Nebraska. The question is how much easier is to recruit here? It's easier, but by what degree?
    Last edited by howeda7; 02-13-2019 at 11:19 PM.

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    I believe Coyle is already doing his due diligence on Pitino's replacement as he wants his own guy. Coyle doesn't necessarily need his own guy, however, too many recruiting struggles for too long with instate players, scrambling at the end of recruiting cycles to find Big Ten quality players, poor shooting teams (player shooting ability and poor shot selection) as well as too many off-the court issues (goes to recruiting) will lead to his dismissal at the end of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EG#9 View Post
    Because we didn't make a move after last season, Musselman may be out of reach. Rumors are strong now that Arizona is going to try to part with Coach Miller (likely trying to make a "for cause" case by suspending his assistant) and UCLA will be interested too if they can't get one of their dream candidates. The good news is that there seems to be little buzz anymore about Hoiberg/UCLA. He seems like a Coyle type hire to me and would bring a much better offensive system to Minnesota. The issue with Hoiberg that will trouble builtbadgers is that his Cyclone teams were not exactly powerhouses on the defensive end.
    I personally feel hoiberg is the guy most likely to be able to immediately be able to pull the top Minnesota talent based on nothing at all

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