He was in agreement with Gable that a POC had to be hired, early on. And I bet he was 80% in on Gates, early on.I'll bet he was 80% in with his decision before Pitino was gone.
Then suddenly Gates decides he won't interview, and they scramble and land on BJ and spin it as the "keeping our local kids home with a 'one of us' coach and staff'.
I can't prove any of this. Wild guesses. But I'm going with something like that. Makes sense to me.
Just like all the top programs always do, every year, right?I do think if you can't retain your backyard talent you are not doing something right.