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Everything posted by LamarCheeks

  1. A Michigan fan site claims the final four are Juwan Howard, Ed Cooley, LaVall Jordan and Shaka Smart.
  2. Exactly. ... Those guys are pretty good at what they do and how many mediocre coaches have we seen recycled again and again in the Association? ... Except for rare occasions -- Popovich, Sloan (when he was coaching) -- it seems as if many NBA coaches end up having worked for 3-4 teams before they hang up the whistle and clipboard. ... TBH, I think I'd actually rather coach 18-22 year-olds than headstrong dudes making millions, but I sure wouldn't want to have to travel all over the country begging those kids to play for me.
  3. Apparently, according to 247Sports, neither Stevens nor Donovan are interested. That's not surprising to me. The Detroit paper had an update saying Juwan Howard and LaVall Jordan are included on the Michigan AD's list. It also mentions there's been a lot of speculation on Shaka Smart. Also said Ed Cooley is a likely candidate. Interesting about Smart. Coaches seem to do very well at Virginia Commonwealth, but not so much when they move to a Power 5 school. Jeff Capel was great at VCU; fired at Oklahoma. Anthony Grant was great at VCU; fired at Alabama. Shaka Smart was great at VCU; still at Texas, but has been relatively mediocre. Will Wade was great at VCU; is in trouble because he's a cheating dog at LSU. Also, Jalen Wilson -- 6-8 four-star small forward from Denton, Texas -- asked Michigan to be released from his LOI. 247sports says he's a "big perimeter prospect that possesses shooting ability and skill." ... We apparently weren't in on him in his initial recruiting (before signing with Michigan, his other schools listed on that website were Kansas, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Arizona State). ... Hoping Archie at least takes a look.
  4. Not sure we could be more sloppy or more stupid than we've been in the top of the 12th. ... Really, really shoddy baseball.
  5. Apparently, Oats already has said he's not interested. ... Jeff Goodman threw Chris Collins' name out there, too.
  6. Hope I'm wrong, but I have a feeling our best hitter taking a called third strike right down the middle of the plate with the bases loaded is gonna come back to haunt us.
  7. LamarCheeks

    IUWBB 2019-2020 Schedule

    Yikes. South Carolina the first night, and Baylor the second? ... That could be a couple losses totaling 80 or more points.
  8. Overall, I've got RMK at IU for 29 years and Piggy Lambert at PU for 29 years (though not consecutively). Anybody ever been at a B1G school for a longer period?
  9. LamarCheeks

    2019 Coaching Carousel

    Juwan Howard? ... He's a Heat assistant and been a candidate for a couple NBA jobs. Has no college experience, but neither did Penny or Stackhouse.
  10. LamarCheeks

    2018-2019 Governor's Cup

    This is great -- and no offense to all our sports, but I'd trade this for a football win and a sweep in men's basketball.
  11. I can totally see that. Not only is there the frustration with players testing the NBA -- maybe they come back, maybe they don't, and you don't know till the end of May. But he seems like an old-school guy who likes to keep things on the up and up, and he's probably tired of going to recruits with: "We can get you a great education at a great school. We play in the nation's best conference and on a national stage. We can make you a better basketball player." While others go at them with: "I can get you a hundred grand -- maybe 150 grand if you commit within the next week."
  12. LamarCheeks

    2019 Coaching Carousel

    If he hadn't just signed a new deal paying him nearly $5 million a year, I could see UM throwing a ton of money at Chris Beard. Maybe they'd still try -- he bolted UNLV not long after signing a deal there. ... Also wonder if they might try throwing big bucks at Tony Bennett. The thought about him has been that he doesn't want to be at a place where he'd be in a fish bowl -- and football always will be king in Ann Arbor. Jay Wright? After reaching two NCAA title games in the past few years, I don't see Michigan going small with this hire. I could be wrong, however (I often am), but I see them wanting to make a huge splash.
  13. OK, after the shock wears off, here's the important question: Does Michigan have any shooters who would want to transfer that we can swoop in on? LOL!
  14. I just hope that at some point, he doesn't say that it's not about the money. Because it HAS to be ... Michigan is a much better job than coaching the Cavaliers! This is awful timing for the Wolf pups. To be searching for a coach in the middle of May -- ish!
  15. LamarCheeks

    2018-19 NBA Thread

    Apparently, one of the conditions imposed on Tyronn Lue was that he hire Jason Kidd as an assistant. And now I see that Kidd will be on Vogel's staff. My question: Why didn't the Lakers just hire Kidd as head coach? ... That has become one bizarre franchise.
  16. LamarCheeks

    (2018) PF Race Thompson to IU

    Am looking forward to seeing what he can do when fully healthy. The little he did play last year, he looked slow and not in game shape. But I'm sure that had to do with having to spend so much time recovering from his concussion ... Interesting that his favorite athlete is Bo Jackson, considering his last appearance as a professional athlete was five years before Race was born.
  17. Sadly for us, I expect to learn later today that next season, Lester will be ...
  18. LamarCheeks

    Mt. Rushmore of musicians

    Not sure if anybody has seen, but there's a Twitter debate raging about each state's Mt. Rushmore of musicians/musical people. Here's mine for Indiana -- and I tried to be totally unbiased in putting this together because, TBH, I'm not terribly familiar with the first two gentlemen's music, but there's absolutely no denying their impact and importance ... So, without further ado, here goes ... My Mt. Rushmore of Indiana musicians/musical people Hoagy Carmichael Cole Porter John Mellencamp Michael Jackson
  19. LamarCheeks

    2018-19 NBA Thread

    I didn't realize that the Blazers' coach -- Terry Stotts -- went to high school in Bloomington. He graduated from North in 1976, then played four seasons at Oklahoma. Any of the older crew -- I could consider myself a member, but was only 8 at the time -- know why he didn't play at IU? Was Knight not interested? Was he not interested in IU?
  20. LamarCheeks

    2018-19 NBA Thread

    Stay away, Mike! ... Coaching LeBron is all pain, no gain!
  21. This should be interesting! For the most part, this team makes me want to drink anyway, so why not! IU Athletics to Pilot Beer and Wine Sales at Football Games This Fall BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Fans over 21 attending football games at Memorial Stadium this fall will be able to enjoy beer and wine to enhance the IU Football gameday experience. Pursuant to a pilot program recommended by the consulting firm Wasserman and consistent with the University's Service of Alcohol Policy, beer and wine will be available for purchase by all football game attendees over 21 through a third-party vendor to be selected through the University procurement process. "Our main goals with this initiative are to enhance the gameday experience for our fans and reduce alcohol-related incidents in and around the stadium," said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "While there will be some comparatively modest revenue generated by these sales, that is not the primary purpose of this program. Ten percent of our net beer and wine public sales revenues will be given to campus for alcohol safety programming." In considering this move, Indiana University Athletics commissioned Wasserman to study the desirability of introducing beer and wine sales at its home football games. In examining the more than 50 other schools that sell alcohol to the general public at their stadiums, the study found that its introduction resulted in improved game-day experience and attendance (with overall attendance at sporting events on the decline nationally, the introduction of alcohol sales has reversed that trend at numerous schools); and a reduction in alcohol-related incidents and safety issues in the stadium (as an example, Ohio State University reported a 65 percent drop in alcohol-related incidents the first year it served alcohol to the general public, while West Virginia reported a 35 percent decline). As part of the pilot program and to help ensure responsible behavior from fans, IU's vendor will be required to ensure beer and wine purchasers have their identification checked, maintain a two-drink limit during each individual purchase, and cease sales at the end of the third quarter. IU Athletics will also work closely with IU's Superintendent of Public Safety, who has also endorsed the pilot program, to ensure a safe environment at Memorial Stadium. IU Athletics is establishing a task force to oversee the service of beer and wine this fall at Memorial Stadium which will address outstanding issues such as: appropriately consulting University procurement officials on drafting the RFP and selecting the vendor; determining where to direct the campus share for alcohol safety programming; evaluating the test pilot program and recommending whether it be continued and/or adjusted; whether to expand the program to other venues; and the like. The members of the task force will be: Vice Provost and Dean of Students Dave O'Guinn; Associate Vice President and Superintendent for Public Safety Ben Hunter; Associate General Counsel James Nussbaum; and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration and External Relations Stephen Harper. With the adoption of the pilot program, Indiana joins a rapidly growing list of schools around the state and country publicly serving alcohol at sporting events. Five schools do so in the Big Ten: Purdue, Ohio State, Illinois, Minnesota and Maryland. Butler serves beer in Hinkle Fieldhouse. In addition, on campus, the IU Auditorium serves alcohol at its events.
  22. Is it OK if I make a comment about Lester Quinones on this thread? ... LOL!
  23. LamarCheeks

    Romeo Langford Declares For NBA Draft

    Certainly, just being Romeo Langford would be enough to get in good with the ladies, wouldn't it?. Why did he find it necessary to try to pass himself off as Master P's son???
  24. Crazy irony in this question ... Boogie appears to have a very good chance to end up at Memphis. The Tigers are coached by Penny Hardaway -- aka, Butch McRae, who was homesick and hoped to leave Western U., but wanted to know should he do so, would his mother be able to keep the house the alumni bought her. Pete Bell simply said, "Son, you'd better get to practice."