Captain Jazz Ass
Is anyone else sort of "not comfortable", or "confused", about why these kids are being directed to transfer out of the program right now? I realize that Tad has only a couple of scholarships available, but would it not have been good for Walton and then perhaps Horne or Schwartz to come back to help mentor these very talented but also very young kids coming in? And I'm also a little confused as to why Tad is just allowing Nate, in many ways one of his best assistant coaches and one who can really directly relate to players, leave the program as if it's just no big deal; to George Mason of all places! This all seems very counterintuitive and baffling to me.
I hear and understand all of the "it shows growth for the program" comments, but my god, you just let a good quality assistant coach leave, one who has good direct rapport with your players, and with what appears to be basically no fight about it. And you're then letting some really good players, who could otherwise really help next years team, just walk and go somewhere else.
My impression is that Tad is a truth teller with athletes and coaches. Good players have left CU in the past. Strong evidence exists that this happens after Tad sits down with them and tells them exactly what he thinks next season would look like for them if they remained in Boulder. I have zero problem with this and think it makes for a happier team. Ask yourself how Schwartz would feel if his role were unexpectedly reduced next season?