I'm guessing most of the players are 'considering their options' so to speak.
That is a natural reaction to something like this as they signed on to play for
boylen.In the end most will stay, I'd really be surprised if more
than one leaves considering they are almost all going to be sr.'s but in the
current state of utah basketball they need every single one of them to have any
hope at being even mediocre next season. The constant exodus's this program has
endured have gutted it of stability and continuity and the losing can be
attributed to those things as much as any other factors.
MiP...My "creditable source" is Jan and Gunther talking
about it on the radio both yesterday and today. I doubt they would dedicate a
portion of their show on two different days to a rumor. BTW, they
have not said that these players are definitely leaving. They are just saying
that the three players are thinking about it and that they want to be convinced
sports-junkie, any credible sources for your allegation that O'Brien and Clyborn
are potentially leaving? Or is that just talk because of when a new coach comes
in there's always "rumors."No question the Utes need both
those guys back next year to have any chance at the post season.
@BSRGood point, but I was under the impression that Boylen was hired
after his term with the NBA. I just checked, and Boylen was initially with MSU,
then 13 years in the NBA, then back to MSU for some ok seasons before coming to
Utah. I guess when I say I preferred an assistant coach I meant
fresh blood, not someone who lost their charisma by playing second fiddle for 13
years in the NBA. One thing is for certain, coach K.2 will probably
bring more charisma/energy- in that he's younger.
@flynnI see your point. But as far as the U hiring a good assistant
from a good NCAA team, we already tried that. His name was Jim Boylen...you've
heard of him I'm sure. He was the top assistant to Tom Izzo at Michigan State,
where they won 2 NCAA titles.A good assistant on a good team doesn't
necessarily make a good head coach. Just ask Boylen or Gary Crowton. I like
this hire - it's not a home run, but with what the U was willing to pay, I think
this is as good as it gets.
Clyburn, O'Brien and Watkins all potentially leaving. Yikes. If your best
players have to be "convinced to stay", this is not a good hire. flynn is the coolest says coach k.2... I say coach B(oylen).2Not good utes, not good.
why didn't we get to see the press conference on channel two as promised?
@BSR1- No idea2- "washed up" SemanticsIf
you're good at the time, you won't get fired. I guess the point is that I'd
prefer to see the U hire a good assistant NCAA coach from a good team- rather
than an NBA head coach who just got fired. As far as coaches being less
important than you imply, I'd argue that a good coach is the most important
factor for success in the NCAA. Additionally, coach K.2's program
of running his players arses off has already shown to not be productive in one
setting. Any moron can run someone's arse off. If the coach is good, his
players will run their arses off on their own.
@flynn is the coolestCouple of things...1. If you knew
anything about the Bucks ownership and front office, you would understand why
Larry didn't win there...and why nobody else has won there either.2.
I can count on one hand the number of college and NBA head coaches who have
never been fired. That's part of the deal when you're a professional coach, and
it doesn't mean you're "washed up". Pat Riley got fired roughly 167
times before he won five NBA titles, then got fired another 3,552 times before
he retired.There's more to a successful basketball team than its
coach, and getting fired is not the sign of a good or bad coach.
If coach K.2's working his players arses off was so effective, where are the
W's? Did the Bucks win some championship I'm not aware of? Again, they should
have hired someone who's not already washed up (never been fired).
It's nice to see Bogut back up his former coach and have some valuable opinion
about the coach. I hope for the U's sake that this coach is a good decision for
them. I'd like to see the rivalry and competition renewed between the 2
LoveMySports | 12:25 p.m. April 4, 2011 Syracuse, UTNotice how every
picture or video clip of this guy is of him screaming and running around like a
two year old having a temper tantrum? Should be entertaining at the least.----------As opposed to say, Jerry Sloan?Bogut is a
legit endorsement. Bogut has turned himself into a legit all-star caliber
Notice how every picture or video clip of this guy is of him screaming and
running around like a two year old having a temper tantrum? Should be
entertaining at the least.
1. Can we please stop posting links to bleacher report? Any (and I mean ANY)
person who has access to a computer can contribute to bleacher report. This
link is something nice for the Utes but still, I am tired of it. 2.
Glad to know that Bogut approves. I hope that Larry K can get the program in
the right direction. 3. Where is the obligatory link to what Urban
Meyer had for breakfast?