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jumpshot53

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  1. jumpshot53

    College Bball Thread

    Thanks, that was funny! I met Tom Crean once at a charity event and after I introduced myself he loudly asked "are you a Purdue fan". I was very surprised because it came out very accusatory besides being very loud. I assured him I was an IU fan and I spent the next few hours trying to figure out why he assumed that. I wasn't wearing black and gold, I was sitting with other people wearing red and I was very polite to him. It was very strange!
  2. jumpshot53

    College Bball Thread

    I think they took that story down, darn it. I really wanted to read that.
  3. jumpshot53

    College Bball Thread

    It sounds like Crean wasn't well liked. I've heard that before. Some players said if you weren't a super star, he wasn't that invested. I believe that, most of Crean's tweets are about his NBA players.
  4. jumpshot53

    College Bball Thread

    Georgia basketball is really imploding. Crean is losing so many players to transfers and declaring for the draft. One of the former players Juwan Parker is tweeting about how the new guy (Crean) came in and trashed everything and how we should look at all the transfers. Sorry, I can't share the post, but his page is open, if you want to see. Looking at his team next year, it sure looks dismal. I wonder if he'll be fired soon?
  5. jumpshot53

    2021 Transfer Portal

    I was really shocked to read some Ohio State forums where people were so down on Coach Holtman. They disliked Brunk coming to Ohio State and blamed it on Holtman's awful recruiting.
  6. jumpshot53

    College Bball Thread

    I've heard this mentioned before, does he have ties to Duke? He had ties to Indiana, which made it seem more realistic. Duke, other than being great under Coach K, has no special meaning to Stevens, unless I've missed something. I don't know, I'm clueless on Duke being mentioned..lol
  7. I love that Geronimo retweeted Trace about staying. I really think Geronimo will be a great player and hope he stays too!
  8. Dane's wife is from Kokomo, she played basketball there. Their daughter's name is Quinnley, named after Quinn Buckner.
  9. Didn't Gene Keady serve as a special assistant to Steve Lavin at St. Johns? Would Larry Brown be something like that? I thought it was pretty cool when Gene did that.
  10. jumpshot53

    General New Coach News

    Hiring a 68 year old who WILL win, will avoid the carousel. If he stayed until he was 75, like a Boeheim, Coach K, etc are right now, then that would make IU a very attractive job for the next coach. Right now, apparently we're considered a lateral move, we're hoping someone chooses us, and who is to say that our next coach (young or old) will last 10 years. The names we are all talking about are a gamble right now.
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    General New Coach News

    The reason I like the Beilien hire is to avoid the coaching carousel. The names being tossed around haven't accomplished what he has IMO. I think most of these guys are a gamble. It would be great if we could find a younger guy, willing to stay and build the program. I just don't think we'll find someone without some baggage, and that seems to be a big deal to many fans. I guess my view of age is having a family business with not only the rigors of running a company with over 100 employees, but seeing the owners still work in the field, doing extremely difficult physical jobs that many younger guys couldn't or wouldn't do. When you come from a farmer background, hard work is a given until you just can't move anymore, usually in the upper80's. The funny thing is, these guys are healthier and seem to be happier than most people I know. I'm just hoping we choose a proven winner really.
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    General New Coach News

    I find it a bit strange that with all these basketball coach openings, no one has hired Beilien. When we first fired Archie, I scanned many fan sites and nearly everyone was saying we would probably hire Beilien. Kentucky fans were really sure it would be Beilien, just like fans from most of the BIG schools. Maybe we did hire him...lol.. and that's why it's so quiet. I expected to hear someone hired him. He is the most accomplished coach out there at a high major program. BTW, about his age. People can be productive way past 68, look at Sister Jean. I'm not saying she is productive now at 101, but , she was probably doing well into her 90's. I know many people still doing quite well at almost 80. Beilien's age isn't really a factor.
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    General New Coach News

    It seems that the one thing that other blue bloods and highly successful programs have in common is, their coaches have stayed for a long time. Coach K, Bill Self, Roy WIlliams, Calipari, Few and Izzo have been at their schools for years. UCLA, has been like Indiana, they change coaches when things don't happen quickly. Even Purdue with Painter being there for a number of years has built an identity and I think they will continue to do well. I think K Sampson would have worked out quite well if we had kept him. Mike Davis may have done well, eventually. Crean...no...IMO. he is too much like Fran McCaffery. If you don't play defense, the Wisconsins of the world will slap you around. Would Archie have adjusted to the BIG in time? I don't know but it would be so nice to get someone to stay at IU for a long time. Those guys have the success it seems. Just rambling here, wishing this search was over.
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    General New Coach News

    The mention of Facebook grandpas got my attention. I have kids that play competitive sports, and to them, anyone over 40 is a grandpa. There is little difference between a 40 something, or a 60 something in their minds, so age won't really matter to these kids. However, reputation is everything. If a coach has NBA experience, or has put players in the league, these kids will listen. They don't care about the age, like I said, if you are over 40, you are included with the over 60's in their minds. We all need to get over the age thing, kids don't care! We are all old to 18 year old kids. I do worry that some of us are so enamored by coaches this year that are looking like super stars in the tournament. Every year a few coaches emerge that look like world beaters, but really, over the years, most have fallen back to earth. I don't have the answer, it's hard to tell who is really going to be the next greatest thing. I do know that I don't care what our rivals say on Facebook or twitter, (honestly, who really worries about that?), but seeing coaches that have accomplished so much over the years get mocked because they are "old" or not in this years sweet 16 does bother me a bit. This is an extremely easy year to to get to the final 4. Where is Kentucky, Duke, or one of the powers that would make this a normal difficult year? I really don't see any superstar teams, just some teams that are taking great advantage of the easy road to a final four. I know we need a coach, but I try to keep everything in perspective , this is not a normal competitive March Madness and we don't need to get desperate.
  15. jumpshot53

    General New Coach News

    Beilien is still highly thought of with kids. I think he started slow in the BIG because he was learning the conference. He is way past that now, he could win at any BIG school now, and his successes were pretty recent. He isn't that old, people do well at his age. Look at our recent Presidents...lol. John seems like a kid next to them.
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