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Old 03-15-21, 11:09 AM
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2021 NCAA Basketball Offseason & Coaching Carousel Thread

I apologize to Decker, who usually starts these up, I believe. There needed to be a place for lonely Louisville fans to mourn and hope another team has a Covid outbreak (not really).

Besides, things are happening. Archie Miller is out at Indiana. His buyout is going to cost the school $10 million. I dream of the day I can be so poor at my job that I'm paid handsomely to go away.
Old 03-15-21, 11:36 AM
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No Problem. I forgot yesterday to start it.

Not surprised Archie is out, but that's a huge buyout and I am a little surprised that he didn't have more success since he seemed to be a pretty good coach when he was at Dayton. No Tournament appearance in four years at Indiana is inexcusable and of course they wanted him gone after that.
Old 03-16-21, 11:19 AM
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Supposedly one booster is paying the Archie $10M buy-out. That's nice.

Insane money.

This is the problem with Maryland. There are a ton of Maryland fans who want Turgeon out (I'd say 2/3 of the fanbase). I'm kind of in the middle. They don't have the booster money that Indiana has for these kind of moves (at least not 1 or 2 huge boosters). And beyond that, be careful. At least Turgeon gets Maryland to the Tourney. You better have a plan if you fire a coach. As in someone lined up. Maryland fans have an overinflated perception of the program. Went through this when Gary Williams retired - figuring outside of a few coaches, they could get anyone they wanted. Didn't happen. So they ended up with Turgeon.

Now look at Indiana. A former blue blood. And now, at best, a middle-of-the-road B1G program. They keep trying and failing. I'm sure they want Brad Stevens. What you want doesn't mean you can get him.
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Re: 2021 NCAA Basketball Offseason & Coaching Carousel Thread

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No Problem. I forgot yesterday to start it.

Not surprised Archie is out, but that's a huge buyout and I am a little surprised that he didn't have more success since he seemed to be a pretty good coach when he was at Dayton. No Tournament appearance in four years at Indiana is inexcusable and of course they wanted him gone after that.

The search begins...

Per Sportsline:

John Beilein +300
Scott Drew +350
Chris Beard +500
Anthony Grant +700
Dana Altman +900
Thad Matta +1200
Dane Fife +1400
Eric Musselman +1500
Porter Moser +1700
Nate Oats +2000
Mark Pope +2500
Rick Pitino +3000
Mark Few +4000
Brad Stevens +5000

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Old 03-16-21, 11:30 AM
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Nate Oats is an interesting possibility. He has a big personality (not ego) and he will always be second fiddle on that campus to football. This a guy who was coaching HS only several years ago. The chance to take IU back to prominence fits him to a T.
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Richard Pitino out at Minnesota as of yesterday.

And possibly hired on at New Mexico today.
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There's rampant speculation here in Bloomington that IU would not have pulled the $10.35M trigger if they didn't have a guy already lined up and unless there was a need to move quickly. Had they waited out the contract one more year, the buyout would've been significantly less (like $3M), but apparently a deep-pocketed donor stepped up to let Indiana make this move right now.

Folks are free to spend their money as they wish, but I really gotta wonder about that donor. Plopping $10M into Archie's retirement fund versus $10M into cancer research?
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Those odds for Scott Drew seem awful short. Why would he leave #3 Baylor where he's had so much success to take the IU job? Just because he used to play in the state of Indiana? If he wants a raise, I am sure rich Baylor alumni could arrange that.
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I missed it a couple of days ago but Iowa State has hired former assistant TJ Otzelberger away from UNLV to be their next head coach. Bit of a surprise since he wasn't very successful at UNLV though he was at his previous head coaching gig at South Dakota State. I guess they liked his ties to their program under Fred Hoiberg.
Now the Running Rebels have to go find another coach. Every time the job opens up they start longing for Rick Pitino but not only has he said he's happy at tiny Iona, his son is at New Mexico and you can't take a job in the same conference as your son, so that's a non-starter.
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I missed it a couple of days ago but Iowa State has hired former assistant TJ Otzelberger away from UNLV to be their next head coach. Bit of a surprise since he wasn't very successful at UNLV though he was at his previous head coaching gig at South Dakota State. I guess they liked his ties to their program under Fred Hoiberg.
Now the Running Rebels have to go find another coach. Every time the job opens up they start longing for Rick Pitino but not only has he said he's happy at tiny Iona, his son is at New Mexico and you can't take a job in the same conference as your son, so that's a non-starter.
OU used that football money to hire Kruger away. That killed UNLV.
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OU used that football money to hire Kruger away. That killed UNLV.
They could never fend off a top-level Power 5 school from poaching their guy. He was their last great coach, but that was like 12 years ago. Plenty of time to find a decent replacement for a school with that sort of basketball history.
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Speaking of the Krugers, UNLV just announced that former Running Rebel student-athlete and assistant coach Kevin Kruger will be the team's next head coach.

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That's funny since I mentioned Kruger earlier.

Hopefully, the coaching ability runs in the blood.
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More on the Krugers - Lon is retiring.
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More on the Krugers - Lon is retiring.
Wow. Wonder if it's too soon for OU to poach Kevin. Wouldn't be the first time someone hired away a UNLV basketball coach before they had even coached a game for the team.
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The Sooners should hire John Groce to maintain the Big 12's ex-Illini coach numbers.
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Shaka Smart to Marquette per Jon Rothstein.

So much for Porter Moser going to Marquette, which has been widely speculated.
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Wow. Why leave Texas for Marquette? And he was finally having some Big XII success at Texas.
Two huge unexpected job openings in the conference. Some schools are about to get poached.
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Wow. Why leave Texas for Marquette? And he was finally having some Big XII success at Texas.
Two huge unexpected job openings in the conference. Some schools are about to get poached.
Bigger fish/smaller pond? He did grow up in WI.

Could have been a mutual parting of the ways with Texas. Never got the impression Texas was happy with him and losing to Abeline could not have helped.
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Maybe mutual. Before this year his seat was getting kinda hot.
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Mike Woodson is the next IU coach.

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Never heard of him. He graduated IU when I was 9 so I guess that's why. Good luck with that fanbase.
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Not an April Fools joke....Roy Williams is retiring.
Roy Williams To Retire From Coaching After 48 Years - University of North Carolina Athletics (goheels.com)

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No shit? Wow. Enjoy retirement Ol' Roy. Never thought Coack K would outlast you. You did two storied programs very proud.

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