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Buffnik

Real name isn't Nik
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UNC - Please, PLEASE hire Altman!
Why? I'm enjoying the fact that Oregon has never won in Boulder. I pretty much circle that home date every year when the schedule comes out. The streak has a high probability of ending if the Ducks hire someone Tad hates less than Dana -- and the list of candidates that Tad hates more may begin and end with Enfield.
 

Buffnik

Real name isn't Nik
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Charlotte sports radio has tossed out Brad Stevens, Jerry Stackhouse and Hubert Davis as options.
Stevens is probably the best coach on the planet right now. I don't put anything past UNC's draw, but I have a lot of trouble seeing him leave Boston.
 

SewallBeach

Not Built Like an Action Figure
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Stevens is probably the best coach on the planet right now. I don't put anything past UNC's draw, but I have a lot of trouble seeing him leave Boston.

Boston sports radio (not me) seems to think it would be best for both parties. They think Stevens and Celtics are parting ways soonish, with the assumption being this offseason.
 

Buffnik

Real name isn't Nik
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Boston sports radio (not me) seems to think it would be best for both parties. They think Stevens and Celtics are parting ways soonish, with the assumption being this offseason.
Maybe the problem is Ainge. He's built a team of guards with no front court & a lot of challenging personalities. So I could see why Stevens could be frustrated.
 

silver&gold

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Why? I'm enjoying the fact that Oregon has never won in Boulder. I pretty much circle that home date every year when the schedule comes out. The streak has a high probability of ending if the Ducks hire someone Tad hates less than Dana -- and the list of candidates that Tad hates more may begin and end with Enfield.
Altman would be an epic disaster in Chapel Hill which I would relish :D
 

ahoelsken

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Maybe the problem is Ainge. He's built a team of guards with no front court & a lot of challenging personalities. So I could see why Stevens could be frustrated.

Just watched the youtube clip of him saying he's not pursuing Indiana-definitely seems frustrated, but I don't see him going to UNC. The guys who flourish in those type of jobs (Calipari, Pitino, Coach K) all have one thing in common-HUGE egos. The thing I've always admired about Stevens is he doesn't come off that way. Definitely sensed some frustration-but I think the odds of him stepping down and doing TV or taking a year off before getting another NBA job are higher than him at UNC.
 

nolabuff

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Beard was making $6mil/year at Tech so he was already making more than Sark at UT. Insane amount to pay a coach, but it’s hard to argue that’s not the best hire by a major conference team this offseason. That doesn’t say much, the carousel has been extremely underwhelming in terms of hires.
 

nolabuff

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Stevens is probably the best coach on the planet right now. I don't put anything past UNC's draw, but I have a lot of trouble seeing him leave Boston.
This would be final confirmation that IU is no longer a blue blood. Stevens, the hometown boy turns them down multiple times only to take the UNC job two weeks after the latest rejection. I don’t think it happens simply because the timing this year, but ouch if he does.
 

Buffnik

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Beard was making $6mil/year at Tech so he was already making more than Sark at UT. Insane amount to pay a coach, but it’s hard to argue that’s not the best hire by a major conference team this offseason. That doesn’t say much, the carousel has been extremely underwhelming in terms of hires.
Beard should win big quickly. Shaka recruited, so he's got talent.
 

Buffnik

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Great coach but I have trouble seeing OU with such a structured system & deliberate pace. If he can get buy-in, the sky's the limit.

I know things change, but I think of Mookie, Tisdale, Blake & Hield. OU has always been about athletes to me that sometimes end up being great hoops players. I'm trying to wrap my head around OU being a "system" program.
 

BehindEnemyLines

beware the habu
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Great coach but I have trouble seeing OU with such a structured system & deliberate pace. If he can get buy-in, the sky's the limit.

I know things change, but I think of Mookie, Tisdale, Blake & Hield. OU has always been about athletes to me that sometimes end up being great hoops players. I'm trying to wrap my head around OU being a "system" program.

It wasn't that long ago that Kelvin Sampson roamed the hardwood in Norman. I don't remember a bunch of top-flight athletes then, just a tough nosed, slower paced team that won a good amount of games.

Odd that both OU and Tejass hired similar style coaches.
 

ahoelsken

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It wasn't that long ago that Kelvin Sampson roamed the hardwood in Norman. I don't remember a bunch of top-flight athletes then, just a tough nosed, slower paced team that won a good amount of games.

Odd that both OU and Tejass hired similar style coaches.

I think Nik has a point on Moser in Norman-I can see how he can win, but that could be a little bit of a transition for Oklahoma basketball. As far as the Texas search.......that would be considered a flop had anybody other than Chris Beard taken that job-especially with Shaka doing them a favor and leaving on his own.
 

BehindEnemyLines

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I think Nik has a point on Moser in Norman-I can see how he can win, but that could be a little bit of a transition for Oklahoma basketball. As far as the Texas search.......that would be considered a flop had anybody other than Chris Beard taken that job-especially with Shaka doing them a favor and leaving on his own.

OU appears to be returning to a style that was reasonably successful a few years back. We'll see if they catch lightning in a bottle for a 2nd time. Moser is a good coach.

Beard seems to be a good coach as well, but, for me, it's a bit of an odd hire. UTerus can attract primo athletes but will they go to Austin with Beard in charge? I dunno.
 

ahoelsken

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OU appears to be returning to a style that was reasonably successful a few years back. We'll see if they catch lightning in a bottle for a 2nd time. Moser is a good coach.

Beard seems to be a good coach as well, but, for me, it's a bit of an odd hire. UTerus can attract primo athletes but will they go to Austin with Beard in charge? I dunno.

Beard made Jarrett Culver (three star coming out of HS) into a lottery pick. He'll do fine.
 

Buffnik

Real name isn't Nik
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OU appears to be returning to a style that was reasonably successful a few years back. We'll see if they catch lightning in a bottle for a 2nd time. Moser is a good coach.

Beard seems to be a good coach as well, but, for me, it's a bit of an odd hire. UTerus can attract primo athletes but will they go to Austin with Beard in charge? I dunno.
OU appears to be returning to a style that was reasonably successful a few years back. We'll see if they catch lightning in a bottle for a 2nd time. Moser is a good coach.

Beard seems to be a good coach as well, but, for me, it's a bit of an odd hire. UTerus can attract primo athletes but will they go to Austin with Beard in charge? I dunno.
Beard got Tech to a Final Four. He's won a Big 12 title, multiple coach of the year awards, has a great overall Dance record, etc, etc. And he's both a lifelong Texan and a UT grad (was a student manager for Penders). Pretty much the definition of a homerun hire for the Longhorns.
 

BehindEnemyLines

beware the habu
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Beard got Tech to a Final Four. He's won a Big 12 title, multiple coach of the year awards, has a great overall Dance record, etc, etc. And he's both a lifelong Texan and a UT grad (was a student manager for Penders). Pretty much the definition of a homerun hire for the Longhorns.

I think he's a good coach, I just wonder if his style will turn off some of their high profile targets.

I think he can win in Austin and I think it's gonna be interesting when the I35 rivals meet since their styles will most likely be very similar.
 

hokiehead

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Not sure if serious....



****, good call. So one 5* was probably a clean signing (although I'm hoping Maker bilked some of the other schools he didn't sign with for some cash). Good news is we can replace Maker with probably 90% of 4*'s who got paid.
Sorry I didn't see this earlier.

Yes of course I'm serious. I'm fairly consistent in explicitly indicating sarcasm when i use it.

Look, i know DJT has made it acceptable to throw out claims of others' egregious behavior with nothing more to back it up than "lots of people are saying...", But i think the standard for thinking people (and Allbuffs?) is (should be?) a little higher.

And that's one helluva claim you're making there.
 
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