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    Fire. Archie. Miller.

    Tom Crean was more marketable than Archie Miller would be. Archie might be too boring for a TV "color" commentator. Crean is a talker. Even if sometimes what he said made no sense he could make it sound convincing. Also, Crean had several players in the NBA (D Wade, Oladipo, Zeller among them) and had coached a team to the Final Four. Miller doesn't have much to hang his hat on--a couple of decent runs with Dayton. He will eventually get a job but it could be a while. Mitigation doesn't mean he has to take any job. It has to be somewhat comparable.
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    I imagine IU will find a way to hire another Archie Miller or Tom Crean.
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Archie is paid $3.2 million a year. Should we have paid him $4 or $5 million a year? IU should look among the best coaches in college basketball. If they can convince one of them then to come to IU, then pay them whatever it takes. But if all IU is just going to do is hire another Archie Miller--a young guy at a midlevel college looking to move up--why pay that person $3 million?
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    Fire. Archie. Miller.

    IU can't just hire anyone. The school has to hire a proven coach with some stature. Anything less and it will be tough to have the fanbase get behind the move. If IU just hires another Archie Miller--a promising coach at a midlevel school looking to move up--there will be no reason to have faith that things will be any better. Most IU fans thought the Archie Miller hire was a good one and believed it was better than keeping Crean. In fact, Archie has not been better than Crean as bad as Crean was.
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    Fire. Archie. Miller.

    Archie is getting paid what--$3 million a year. He is getting paid to put together a basketball team that can not only compete in the conference but also for a national title. He is not fulfilling his contractual obligation. The team he coached this year is terrible and these are his players--except Al Durham who plays harder than any of the others. I have compassion for Archie and his coaching staff. It is a sad situation but life goes on. IU deserves a coach worthy of its great basketball tradition.
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    8bucks said: Yeah I feel bad for Archie and am not sure why his Dayton success did not transfer better here. ______________ It is hard moving up. Most coaches who try it do not succeed. If Archie goes, IU needs to hire a coach with proven ability at this level and stature. Otherwise, it is the same crap shoot. Plus the fans will have no faith if it looks like another Archie Miller situation.
  7. IU didn't play too bad. Michigan is just a much better team with better players who can shoot. TJD cannot shoot against big players. He missed a bunch of shots because he just throws them up there. There is no way he can thrive in the NBA until he develops a shot--any shot including 2 footers. Galloway has no business playing against a team like this. He can't shoot and he is too slow to guard most players at his position. Phinisee and Lander played pretty well together and should have been playing together more. We got killed on the boards. Two more games and hopefully the fans will be put out of their misery. If Archie is fired IU better hire a coach with stature. Otherwise, the fans will have no faith that the new coach will be any better than the old one.
  8. If Armaan is not playing I hope Archie does not start Galloway. He seems to only perform well against teams. He gets killed playing against quicker and/or bigger players. Start Geronimo or Jerome Hunter at the 3.
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    Fire. Archie. Miller.

    Leadership starts at the top. If there is a leadership problem the coaching staff is to blame. Archie recruited the players and it is his responsibility to groom team leaders. Meanwhile, TJD's performance (20 points and 10 rebounds a game) is being wasted. Don't blame him. Blame the coaching staff for failing to provide the players and leaders to make TJD's game performances the key to a winning team. Jackson Davis is a sophomore. Team leadership usually comes from upperclassmen. Archie failed in developing the necessary leadership with the upperclassmen--or he failed to recruit players who are natural leaders.
  10. 72-70 IU. I could see Michigan coming in over confident. Their only conference loss was to Northwestern.
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    Fire. Archie. Miller.

    Jesus Shuttleworth said: "TJD is part of the problem." _____________ If only we had a few more "part of the problem" players like TJD who average 20 points and 10 rebounds a game.
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    IUBB at Rutger 8:00 on BTN

    Bardo did not "punk" Rob Phinisee though Rob deserved it.
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Boston is not firing Brad Stevens and he is not coaching IU. I don't know why people continue to engage in this pipe dream.
  14. Everyone reacts differently. When my father died I wanted to get right back to school full speed to keep my mind of it.
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    Trayce Jackson-Davis

    There is always a place in the NBA for a big man who can shoot. Garza won't be a starter but he'll be a part of a 2nd unit on some NBA team. TJD's challenge to making it in the NBA is his lack of shooting ability/skills.