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by econalum
Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: It's official: Lappas fired
Replies: 71
Views: 18114

100% right, Phil - we have had enough of Lap's guys coming and going. Make sure he is truly committed. I think it is a desirable situation for Austrie as an opportunity to play a lot right away.
by econalum
Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: It's official: Lappas fired
Replies: 71
Views: 18114

Associated Press account:

"This isn't a real positive day, but one we felt was necessary," Athletic Director John McCutcheon said in announcing the decision.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massac ... all_coach/
by econalum
Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Fired MBB Coaches Post
Replies: 27
Views: 6937

Gillen at Virginia is confirmed as fired.
by econalum
Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: It's official: Lappas fired
Replies: 71
Views: 18114

Let's hope so - it is arguably the most important athletic hiring decision since Cal, given the potential re-emergence and prominence of the program, and the amount of incremental revenue at stake. Done correctly, we should be able to stabilize the entire athletic budget and even add a sport or two....
by econalum
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Who should it be?
Replies: 393
Views: 85209

Sure. But I am not convinced he would go back - this feels really speculative right now. If he builds the program back to prominence, he may be secure enough financially to stay anyway, and build his own track record at UM, versus inheriting an existing successful program. Even if he left, it would ...
by econalum
Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: The Jermaine Watson story takes a turn for the bizarre
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Home invasions here are UNHEARD OF. This is a very very quiet section of Boston - lots of elderly folks and young families/small children, just down the street from the (in)famous St. John's seminary of the Boston Archdiocese. It is about .7 miles from the BC campus - this is NOT a neightborhood bee...
by econalum
Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:11 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Fired MBB Coaches Post
Replies: 27
Views: 6937

Vox, We are dealing with a buyout at Tennessee that is 13X what Lap would get - ridiculous comparison. Executives are fired every day who have a buyout written into their executive compensation. There is no reason to hold MBB coaches, who know the game they are playing is as major profit centers for...
by econalum
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: It's OVER - Definitely Not NIT
Replies: 21
Views: 4628

My view is we pulled the trigger on Lappas too quickly 4 years ago - not clear we had vetted enough/the right candidates. That was 2 athletic administrations ago, but still worth not rushing for rushing sake. As things stand now, we have one of the most of prominent jobs available, time will tell if...
by econalum
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Fired MBB Coaches Post
Replies: 27
Views: 6937

Here's a good link to keep up with our competition: http://www.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/story/7239413 Hopefully they will keep this link updated - 4 coaches fell today alone. Of the open jobs, I would think UMASS would be top echelon, along with Tennessee. I assume ESPN will have one as wel...
by econalum
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Definitely NIT?
Replies: 136
Views: 44754

The harsh reality is in - worst year for A10 in memory - 3 teams in post-season. No matter how strong the OOC schedule is, the league needs to get better.
by econalum
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Fired MBB Coaches Post
Replies: 27
Views: 6937

Fired MBB Coaches Post

Well, the slaughter has begun - Men's Basketball coaches are beginning to fall: Tennessee Tulane Howard Virginia State Loyola Marymount UC Riverside Eastern Michigan Siena Follow the competition here: http://news.google.com/news?q=fired+men's+basketball+coach&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&sa=N&...
by econalum
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: WEEI just reported Lappas buyout imminent
Replies: 12
Views: 2515

Short blurb in Globe this morning by Mark Blowhard "According to a source familiar with the list of teams the NIT was prepared to select, the University of Massachusetts was not seriously considered."

:wink:

- YES!!!!!!!!
by econalum
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: ESPN Headlines: Umass won't discuss Lappas until weekend
Replies: 81
Views: 20626

DTM80 wrote:An update from today's Ronniie C. Decision Day is approaching....It sounds like Ronnie is reading Mikes's site, not too much new here: here:http://www.masslive.com/umassbasketball ... 274281.xml
My thoughts exactly, congrats Mike.
by econalum
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Why Not Cal
Replies: 45
Views: 10559

We should expect somewhere around a 2-4 week process for the selection of the coach - many of the candidates are tied up through end of March. U.S. Recruiting will be a casualty this year, supplemented by international recruiting. Last thing we want is an overly quick process, like we had with Lap. ...
by econalum
Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Who should it be?
Replies: 393
Views: 85209

Are we that poor we need these guys to help buy their buddy into UM? Wow. Interesting no word on Moore here, but a better story fer sure with he rivalry, if true.