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So what qualifications and knowledge do you have that makes you think our coach is not qualified for his job? He may not be the most qualified by your opinion, but our AD felt he was the best fit at this time.
FOR THOSE WHO KEEP ASKING WHY I DONT THINK HE WAS READY
In terms of the coaching hierarchy, associate coaches are one step above a normal assistant coach and one step below a head coach.
Tom Izzo – All-American college player
High school coach 1 year
73-83 assistant coach NMU
83 par time assistant MSU
86 assistant Tulsa
86 assistant MSU
90 – 95 associate head coach MSU (grooming period)
95 head coach
College All American
Nearly 19 year NBA career with some all star years including winning a couple NBA championships
1 year assistant coach in the NBA (NBA champions)
yes, no formal coaching experience or associate coach experience but come on, you can't say BJ carries the same resume that Juwan does. I'd take a Juwan type for our gophers if we had such a player alumni.
Greg Gard (came with Bo from UW Platteville and was groomed for years to be a head coach)
|1990–1993||Southwestern HS (assistant)|
|1993–1994||Platteville HS (assistant)|
|2008–2015||Wisconsin (associate HC)|
Assistant coach from 93-2003
Head Coach from 2003-2004 at Southern Illinois
Associate Head Coach (grooming period but already coached 1 year) from 2004-2005
2005 Purdue head coach
Played at Duke and was All ACC rookie team and 2nd team All Acc (blue blood program)
Duke Assistant from 2000-2007
Duke Associate Head Coach 2008-2013 (Grooming Period at a blue blood)
Northwester head coach 2013
2005-2007 head coach IU South Bend
08-11 butler assistant
11-13 purdue assistant
13-18 NBA assistant Celtics
19-21 Purdue assistant
21 Penn state head coach
2006-2021 assistant head coach. No blue bloods, no nba, no “associate head coach” (grooming position) just an assistant.
There, can we please all just stop with why some of us here don't think he was ready. He just wasn't, at least not for a B1G job. He was never even an associate head coach. But whatever now, he's our coach, I'm on board and we ALL should be on board. Lets cheer him on and move forward. There's no point in arguing this anymore.
Go BJ! and Go Gophers!!!!