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Published: Sunday, April 3 2011 6:00 a.m. MDT

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Syracuse, UT

I've tried, but I can't get Dave Rose out of Larry Krystkowiak! Sorry Hedgehog, I guess your source's are not what they used to be....or not what you ever dreamed they would be.

Bleeding Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Wait a minute: This can't be right. Hedgehog and Chris B. assured us that Dave Rose was the next coach for Utah. This announcement must be wrong.

Saint George, UT

This guy sounds good. Hope he works out for the U, they need it.

Also, all of those posting ie. HH and CB, your rose garden just took a hit, hmmmmm, contract not signed hmmm, final four hmmm, Hill and Rose no coincidence hmmm.

Rock Chalk BYU
Lawrence, KS

Hold on, I'm so confused. I had marked it down that Dave Rose was going to be the coach, based on some inside sources with reliable information. Even worse, it turns out that after looking at my calendar, I had marked down BYU as being 0-31 this year. I guess there are some sources I shouldn't pay attention to anymore.

However, as for Coach Krystkowiak, congratulations on the hire! I hope you do a great job. The Utes are one of the winningest bball programs in the nation, and this past year is over, a new year is ahead, with a new league, best of luck!

Harwich, MA


Highland, UT

So wedgie did "dr. chris hill" get "whoever he wants"?

That said it is a good thing this soap opera is over. utah has a hard task rebuilding this program and becoming competitive in their new league. Hopefully Krystkowiak can get it done so that our state will be well represented. This dragged on far to long with hill wasting time trying to pursue coaches that obviously didn't want the job. There is no doubt he had to settle for something other than what he wanted but that doesn't mean it will be bad.

BYU had to settle for Bronco a few years ago when Whittingham decided to stay at utah and you won't find very many BYU fans that are disappointed in how that turned out.

I really do hope he can get it done.

Iowa City, IA

Good luck coach.

Go Utes!

The Disillusionist
Alexandria, VA

What happened to Dave Rose? Oh well, this hire is still the coup of the century.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT


Then why not just give Boylen two more years and let him work out his contract?

I see this as a down grade, not an umpgrade.

Now we pay Boylen, and the guy Utah turned down to take Bowlen.

Krystkowiak is taking a chance.

Tommy Connor and Alex Jensen would both have been better chances to take. I think this choice tells us neither wanted the job, or that Chris Hill thinks he knows too much.

However, the choice has been made. We weill see how it turns out.

Bottom Line
Draper, UT

Somebody had to take the job. I was even contacted twice.

the boonies, mexico

This was a "super" hire. I have not been a fan of Utah basketball since Majerus left and quite frankly support USU, but I could see myself supporting Utah now that they have a coach I like. If only I could handle the bias of the media and ridiculous Utah fans, being a Utah native in retirement years I can see myself rooting for the new coach and his future!

Karchaj, A.V.

"Respectufully, I cannot." Said Gottfried. To me this sounds like a man who is not bitter at being rejected, rather gracefully responding after rejecting the suitor. Translation, Utah didn't want to pay me enough.

Salt Lake City, UT

Extremely disappointing!

Larry Krystkowiak is the safe pick for Dr. Hill, but Tommy Connor would have been the better pick.

Bothell, WA

To quote Herman's Hermits... "2nd verse... same as the first!"

Springville, UT

Congratulations Utes, you finally have a coach that's worthy to the cause!

And hedgie... I know this is "soul crushing" to you but somehow... I know you'll get over the fact that Dave Rose personally disappointed you.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Larry K. is not my top choice, but I guess I have to accept this and hope for the best. I hope there is something Chris Hill sees in him that I don't.

As I have said before, I believe this is Chris Hill's last opportunity to save his job. If this coaching decision goes like the previous two, I believe he will retire or be forced to move on.

Welcome back to Utah Coach and good luck.

West Jordan, UT

No Larry No. It is a big mistake. What a train reck. I hope you are able to turn it around. Good luck

Salt Lake City, UT

Krystkowiak began his coaching career in 1998 as an assistant to Don Holst at his alma mater, the University of Montana. He coached at Montana until 2000 when he left to join Old Dominion as an assistant under former Griz head coach Blaine Taylor.

He spent one season (20012002) at Old Dominion.

Head coach with the CBA's Idaho Stampede in 2003-04.

Head men's basketball coach at the University of Montana in May 2004.

In June, 2006, Krystkowiak left Montana to take a job as an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks, under Terry Stotts.

He was named head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks on March 14, 2007.

On April 17, 2008, Krystkowiak was fired as Milwaukee Bucks head coach after 100 games.

In July of 2010, Krystkowiak joined a strong New Jersey Nets coaching staff.

The guy's a nomad who hasn't stayed anywhere longer than two years since he started coaching.

South Jordan, UT

It's too bad Chris Hill was too afraid to even consider Tommy Connor for the job. Krystkowiak will either drive this program even further into the ground, or use it as a springboard assuming he has any success at all. He has no ties to the program. Here's to finding another coach in 3 to 4 years.

Holladay, UT


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