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I am hearing it's a done deal.
Great for the conference. They must have paid him a buttload.
Shocking if true!!!
Yes it is shocking seeing he turned down Illinois that's in a better recruiting territory. But hoops is different, you only need 7 guys to really take off.
If true a GREAT hire for the B1G.
MEMO to B1G Football: Notice when you PAY money to the TOP coaches, that brings lots of success and wins. Get on board and bring this conference back to what it should be
You need new sources.
I am hearing Chris Collins to NW.
Which I think is a very good hire despite Coach K's lackluster results from his tree.
shaka will hopefully change the way our league games are played......tired of everybody forced to play like wisky.....he will recruit at an elite level.
Good money says they make a SERIOUS push now to get back in the Tyus Jones sweepstakes. Might be good for us because we know sure as shit that Okafor isn't going to go there where as the other "package deal" destinations were a much bigger threat (MSU, Puke, etc.)
NW = Wildcats. Minn = Gophers.
Minn has 3 of the top 75 or so prospects in the country for the '14 class.
Whoever the new coach is will have to build a relationship asap with them.
Not surprising in the least..Current Minnesota Norwood Teague hired Smart at VCU..Now with Teague at Minnesota Smart seems like the logical choice..Tubby Smith was a very good coach but was not Teague hire..Some think this was a done deal long ago.
This post was edited by gessig 13 months ago
Woody and Archie.................................. Alex being Alex, ....................................and Woody at Dennison
i know woody.
I was trying indicate my sources are saying Shaka will not take the Minny job.
K's tree does leave a lot to be desired. Of course, Amaker is finally starting to come around. And who knows what Quinn Synder "coulda been" if he could put down the nose-candy haha.
Collins is about to face a harsh reality...at Duke you cherry pick the best of the best players. Jabari Parker loved Izzo, and his own dad Sonny Parker said Izzo went to more of Jabari's games than he did. But Parker chose Duke, because its Duke, admitting he had a much better relationship with MSU's coach. Collins will find out that at NW you have to scratch and claw for scraps. The kids he's used to recruiting won't give him the time of day. Try to beat OSU and IU and MSU with that.
Shaka is a great hire. You can win at Minny, and there is suprisingly good talent there in-state. An above poster said, its not like football, you only need 7 (although Smart's high energy system you probably need 9). I'm interested to see what he can do. Having Hollins' back will help him bigtime.
This post was edited by PCL 13 months ago
Diddly knows sources
and he taught us a new word today:
Tranny = Transfer
"5 foot 8.....what do they want a basketball team?"
Big news if true. Link? Source?
One new coach in the league will not make a major change the way league games are played. Changing the way league games are officiated could do that however.
I am getting this info from a guy who is really plugged into the University of MN, I would be shocked if this wasn't real. The guy is never wrong. He is saying 3.3 million a year for Smart 21 million guaranteed. Alot of people around MN are saying saying that getting Rashard Vaughn the #6 overall recruit in the country from MN is just as important as getting Tyus Jones who is likely one and done. I don't think this move will make Jones go to the Gophers. He is a really great kid but I don't think the UofM is in the picture for him.
The reason a guy like this goes to a MN rather than a UCLA is simple. At UCLA you are never gonna be as good as Wooden - he is UCLA b-ball. If you go to UNC you will never be Dean Smith, IU you will never be Bob Knight and Duke is all coach K. At the Gophers you can be the face of the program and be THE GUY when people think of MN b-ball.
This post was edited by JDgopher 13 months ago
I wonder how our prejudice Big Ten hating friend Charles Barkley will spin this? Does he take back the film room he donated to VCU?
Does coach Smart suddenly become a terrible coach of a team with no talent? Stay tuned!
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