Both Dave Rose and Larry Krystkowiak represent their respective institutions and
the State of Utah well. In addition to building competitive teams, the do it the
right way and build up the community as well.I'm especially
pleased at the success "Special K" has had. He's one of the best
coaches in the PAC-12 and I look forward to see the Utes going to the next
level. I hope all true fans of the sport can join me in saying
"Congrats!" to Coach K.
I'm in: Congrats!
Rock's worded approval of the job 'Special K' has done in Utah
echoes what I have been trying to verbalize to others, some of which don't
see the positive track the Ute program is on right now. Effort-wise,
there is a big difference in the way Utah plays relative to the way they played
when struggling under Giacoletti and Boylen. Yes both former coaches had NCAA
appearances, but the downfall after was nothing like the rebuilding steps that
have continued upward in the three seasons under "Special K'.In Giacoletti's first season, he had Marc Jackson and Andrew Bogut. That
team went 30-4 and advanced to the sweet sixteen. But after that they were below
500 in a weaker conference.Boylen did a nice job at first but his
players had a disconnect with him. Utah went downhill after their NCAA
appearance again, and players were transferring left and right.With
'Special K' things have kept progressing while in a tougher
conference. Talent was barren when coach got here and most players graduated
when Utah improved in his second season. Yet last year in a 'rebuilding
year', it ended up being Special K's best yet.
Great news. Go Utes!
Onward and upward to Pac 12 glory!Love the direction of the program.
The future is bright for Pac 12 Ute basketball!
Yes, there is improvement. Yes, he deserves the extension. But there is so
much spin in the article, and apologizing for a dismal program that I'm
dizzy after reading it.
Congratulations to Coach Krystkowiak. This is a victory for us Ute faithful as
well. It was so nice to go to the Huntsman Center this year and feel the
electricity again. Coach K and his assistants have done a great job. With
pretty much the entire team coming back next year, in addition to several new
highly-touted recruits, the future looks very bright.Go Utes!!
it's a good thing that he is not a winning coach or there may be some
offers in the future. I think that the coach and the program are safe for the
next few years in the pac. Their records will always be at or near the bottom.
@Jtx thanks for sharing your fears as a byu fan. Coach k showed everyone the
blueprint to wack your team. He will continue to dominate in State and will
compete against the best in the PAC12. Utah is on its way back soon they will be
in and winning NCAA tournament games. While byu competes in a 2 bid league and
getting bounced in the first round. Utah fans have higher expectations for their
Crow,By "wack" do you mean 1of 3 games during his tenure?When you take off the crimson glasses you will see what the rest of the
country see, an average, at best, pac team that can;t win on the road....and by higher expectations do you mean one and done in the NIT with ZERO
appearances in the Big Dance, you know, the one BYU goes to regularly?
Gone:You meant the tournament that byU is regularly one and done?
As a reminder, byU holds the dubious record of the most tournament appearances
without EVER getting to a final four. Utah, on the other hand, has a lofty
winning record in the tourney while byU has a horrible losing record. Utah will
soon take back it's place as a regular in the NCAA tournament, and byU fan
will have to find something else to talk about.Way to go Coach K!
You deserve it!Go Utes!!
VegasUteDave Rose is 4-7 in the Big Dance; the Utes one-and-done
during the entire Dave Rose era. The Utes are so pathetic on the
road that they couldn't even get past Saint Mary's in the NIT, a team
BYU swept during the regular season.Take off the crimson colored
glasses long enough to see reality - Utah is improved, but they're still a
long ways from being anything more than a middle to bottom of the PAC team.
PAC proves once again that it is not as tough a conference as many were saying
with weak showings in NCAA.
CougFaninTX, umm really? Pac-12 was 8-6 in the tournament. Only three other
conferences (Big XII, SEC and AAC) posted winning records. I don't see how
that is a "weak showing," and I doubt anyone without a predisposed bias
against the Pac-12 or any of its teams would either.Go Huskies. Go
My mistake, I meant the B1G. The Big XII actually lost the majority of their