Jump to content

Thanks for visiting BtownBanners.com!  We noticed you have AdBlock enabled.  While ads can be annoying, we utilize them to provide these forums free of charge to you!  Please consider removing your AdBlock for BtownBanners or consider signing up to donate and help BtownBanners stay alive!  Thank you!

Bryan Medema

Potential coaching change suggestions

Recommended Posts

I have no agenda, discovered this blog recently and after checking it out for several weeks couldn't help but post.  The mob mentality of this site is what drove me to post. Havent heard anyone respond with an answer as to why we have had a string of average coaches if we are such a destination.  You cant have it both ways, claiming that we are elite but not acknowledging that we haven't attracted top coaching talent for 20 years

If you really have followed this site for weeks which is a lie, you would know that Btown is anything but a lynch mob mentality. Differing views are valued except complete lies like you spew. If you really have been following you would know the answer to the question you want answered. Go troll somewhere else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have no agenda, discovered this blog recently and after checking it out for several weeks couldn't help but post. The mob mentality of this site is what drove me to post. Havent heard anyone respond with an answer as to why we have had a string of average coaches if we are such a destination. You cant have it both ways, claiming that we are elite but not acknowledging that we haven't attracted top coaching talent for 20 years


20 years? That's a generous round up. Kelvin Sampson was a great coach, his ethics were questionable however. Name a situation where a coaching legend goes and his immediate successor is a resounding success, please name one. That's what was destined to happen immediately following knight.

So you have two scenarios. 1. Knight 2.sampson, which immediately lead to poor/bad decisions, 1. Davis 2. Crean. Now that there isn't a issue immediately facing the next coach, following a legend or dealing with sanctions, our potential candidate list vastly expands.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am not resigned to mediocrity, I am realistic that in todays college basketball world  having a shot every four years or so to make a run like 2013 team is as good as it gets for IU and that getting a new coach when we have one that can assemble a team that can have a shot at a title like the 2013 team did is better than this team has been since I went to school at IU 20 years ago

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Izzo would have been better but he backed off when Crean was involved.
 

 

Interesting. First I've heard that over the years. Would love to see someone with sources back that up

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am not resigned to mediocrity, I am realistic that in todays college basketball world having a shot every four years or so to make a run like 2013 team is as good as it gets for IU and that getting a new coach when we have one that can assemble a team that can have a shot at a title like the 2013 team did is better than this team has been since I went to school at IU 20 years ago


Lol, we are on very different wavelengths. "As good as it gets for IU"....that kinda makes me mad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fans will not pick the next IU coach. Just remember, whoever is chosen will have to bring Hoosier fans home, past and present. He will have to be skilled AND appeal to the full spectrum of the Indiana faithful, therefore, I believe that if and when change comes, we will look back to the future.


You literally just described Stevens

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
[quote name="Two Mules for Sister Sara" post="145874" This team is going to be really good next year and if we get a big man has a real shot to be very competitive[/quote]

Neat. I can't wait until this time next year when we talk about how good the team will be the following year when we falter late in the year, again

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last time IU was looking for a head coach, how many of you said .  . . I really hope we get CTC.  My guess is that no one was pushing for that (or at least wont admit it now).  That alone proves my point that it isn't an elite destination for coaches anymore. 

This doesn't make any sense.  Walk with me back in time to when Sampson was fired.

 

The IU program had players getting kicked off the team and leaving a sinking ship.  They returned zero scholarship players.  There were NCAA sanctions coming down including fewer scholarships and no off campus recruiting.  IU basketball was a dumpster fire, nobody was going to walk into that mess.

 

Tom Crean was coaching in the best conference at the time, the deep Big East.  He had Final Four experience.  He had the support of his fanbase and he was a national name.  It was a shocker nationwide that he would leave that to go to the mess at IU.  Why did he do it?  Because IU is an elite landing spot, even with the disaster at the time.

 

Does any of this ring a bell?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I were sitting down at a bar with Cal Izzo and Pitino and they all three told me that they were thinking of leaving their jobs for IU, I would wake myself up because I would be dreaming.

Dakich pushes the agenda that IU is still a top location for coaches because he is an egomaniac and that feed his narrative and builds his credibitily because he got to be an interm coach at IU

It's not just Dakich that has mentioned at least one of those names.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Long time reader, first time poster. So go easy on me lol. But last night I watched the end of the Bulls and Thunder game. How do you guys feel about a Tom Thibideau at the college level? Seems like his coaching style could translate to the college game. The ability to recruit would be a question mark though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you really have followed this site for weeks which is a lie, you would know that Btown is anything but a lynch mob mentality. Differing views are valued except complete lies like you spew. If you really have been following you would know the answer to the question you want answered. Go troll somewhere else.

 

Two Mules For Sister Sara is the great uniter!

 

Props to schoosier for highlighting the Btownbanners style of encouraging drastically different points of view.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Long time reader, first time poster. So go easy on me lol. But last night I watched the end of the Bulls and Thunder game. How do you guys feel about a Tom Thibideau at the college level? Seems like his coaching style could translate to the college game. The ability to recruit would be a question mark though.

 

Go easy on you?

 

In my opinion, Tom Thibideau would be an absolute home run hire darn near on the level of Brad Stevens.

 

However, I have no reason to believe that Tom Thibideau has any interest in being a college coach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×