Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy

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Candidates for 2017 UMass HC vacancy

Post by NilesGold » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:36 pm

Just to pass the time during the tail end of this lost season, I thought it might be fun to come up with a list of potential candidates to fill our future HC vacancy if/when Kellogg is fired. Once we have a bunch of names I'll do a poll. Anyway, here's what I've got, post any names you want added and I'll edit this post to include them.

Al Skinner
Kevin Keatts (UNCW)
David Richman (ND State)
Scott Cherry (High Point)
Lamont Paris (Associate Head Coach at Wisconsin)
Matt McCall (UT-Chatt)
Mike Davis (Texas Southern)
Earl Grant
Keith Dambrot
Dan Muller
Niko Medved - Furman
Andy Toole - Robert Morris
Bashir Mason - Wagner
Mitch Henderson - Princeton
Mark Schmidt - Bona
Tim Cluess (Iona)
King Rice (Monmouth)
Jay Larranaga
Kyle Smith (University of San Francisco)
Pat Kelsey (Winthrop)
Pat Skerry
John Becker
Bill Coen
Paul Weir
Bruce Weber

Below have been mentioned but for various reasons I think are extremely unlikely and shouldn't be included in the list.
Chris Collins
John Calipari
Tory Verdi
Tony Barbee
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Re: Candidates for future UMass HC vacancy

Post by bmc24 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:02 pm

Hire skinner retain chatman

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Post by mlaconte459 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:10 pm

Personally have no interest in an older coach like Skinner.. would prefer a young up and comer from a low/ lower mid major. He was an assistant at Bryant and now a head coach not doing much at kennasaw state. If you are Bamford I think you go all in on Keatts and hope to retain most of the players. We could double his Salary very easily with the opportunity to close to triple it.. plus this is only his third year of HC experience, this year is really our last chance to nab him.. after this one I think he may be out of our reach

Interesting fact: Keatts coached Freddie Riley in HS

Edit:: if Somehow we are right and Keatts is named our next head coach this year.. I will personally open a $500 beer tab at the hanger for any board members that wants to celebrate the occasion.
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Re: Candidates for future UMass HC vacancy

Post by TheInsider » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:21 pm

No to Skinner.. great guy but I think his time has passed

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Re: Candidates for future UMass HC vacancy

Post by JoleonLescottsHair » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:28 pm

Kevin Keatts (UNCW)
David Richman (ND State)
Scott Cherry (High Point)
Lamont Paris (Associate Head Coach at Wisconsin)
Matt McCall (UT-Chatt)
Mike Davis (Texas Southern)

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Re: Candidates for future UMass HC vacancy

Post by Almontis » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:08 pm

The above
- Mike Davis
+ Chris Collins
+ Earl Grant

Maybe Keith Dambrot, Dan Muller

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Post by JoleonLescottsHair » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:16 pm

Almontis wrote:The above
- Mike Davis
+ Chris Collins
+ Earl Grant

Maybe Keith Dambrot, Dan Muller
Not 100% sold on Mike Davis either, which is why he is last on my list. But there is definitely some intrigue with the idea and he would absolutely be an upgrade.

No chance with Chris Collins at this point. Why would he leave the Big 10?
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Post by Refuse2Lose83 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:16 pm

No to Skinner, especially if you want to keep these kids. Can't see these young guns sticking around for an older coach who is going run the flex offense.

My top choices:

1. Matt McCall-Chattanooga
2. Niko Medved- Furman
3. Andy Toole- Rober Morris
4. Dave Richman- ND State
5. Bashir Mason- Wagner
6. Kvein Keatts- Wilmington
7. Mitch Henderson- Princeton
8. Mark Schmidt- St. Bonnie
9. IV- UMasshoops.com
Hire Matt McCall!

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Re: Candidates for future UMass HC vacancy

Post by UMass87 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:28 pm

^ sorry, but Schmidt reminds me way too much of Baron and that means that he is best suited where he is.

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Post by mlaconte459 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:31 pm

And I have ZERO interest in the Hurley replacement at Wagner.. do not need that coaching tree here
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Post by Kelz626 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:56 pm

John Calipari-Kentucky

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Post by wmmmfan » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:10 pm

Tim Cluess (Iona)
King Rice (Monmouth)

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Re: Candidates for future UMass HC vacancy

Post by Not Trigger » Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:40 pm

Jay Larranaga

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Re: Candidates for future UMass HC vacancy

Post by utterlyoptimistic » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:09 am

I still don't think DK is getting the axe at the end of this season, but I'll play along. What about Tony Barbee? I know he didn't last long at Auburn, but he did do a great job at UTEP, and I was hoping that he was going to be the hire here after Ford left.

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Re: Candidates for future UMass HC vacancy

Post by MajBugman » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:33 am

Tory Verdi. Why not?
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