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    College Bball Thread

    This is my somewhat (okay, totally) tinfoil hat conspiracy theory, but, ... Hurley is notoriously obsessive with coaching. Has claimed for him it's about winning and developing young people. Definitely not doing the latter in the NBA. It's no secret how much his wife wants to be on the east coast... they've been here their entire lives. But Danny has nothing left to prove in CBB. He can make more money in the pros, and it's definitely not all about money for them... but it's the Lakers. That brand value has such cache, to a guy who lives and breathes basketball, I could see him wanting that prestige. Dont disagree with anything you said - it's totally accurate IMO. Still think he'd be willing to bet on himself that he could win. And if I'm in his shoes... the downside? Things maybe don't work out after 2 years. But at least I gave it a shot. Got to experience LA and all that comes with being the Lakers head coach. And now I've got a golden parachute, so life can be whatever he and his wife want to make it. I just laugh at the UConn fans crying about "would you rather 3 peat in storrs or probably get fired after 2-3 years in LA" ... most people who have already reached the pinnacle of their profession would probably pick LA IMO. I'll be very interested to see how this plays out
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    College Bball Thread

    I tend to agree. Only reason it makes sense for Hurley is A) presumably F U money/generational wealth beyond what he can create in CBB B) stroking the ego doing something his father and brother never have (coaching in the NBA, I'm sure he thinks competing for a title). As a fan of his, would rather see him be king at UConn. As an IU fan... if he wants to leave CBB... see ya, good luck! Lol
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    College Bball Thread

    The Knicks or Lakers are probably the only two places that could pull him from UConn. Definitely think they can make an offer he and his wife won't be able to refuse. Especially since his son is done at UConn
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    Hope the back quits acting up on ya soon. Great list... Albeit he's ahead of my time slightly, but I kinda feel Smart is generally underrated as one of our program legends. As if his iconic shot almost draws so much attention, it's easy to forget just how important/good of a player he was the rest of the time, too. Oladipo was too uber athletic for his body to hold up. And he had some awful luck contract wise in the league. I'd love if he came "home" to Bloomington one day, probably unlikely though. His play style and dunks were iconic... he made IU "cool" for a lot of NJ HS students at the time. People literally applied because they thought Assembly Hall looked bad*ss and Kelley is ranked well lol. Always felt like Troy Williams had potential to be that same kind of explosive guy, but couldn't put it together consistently. I'm excited to watch the alums play in some of these newer leagues. Never really tuned in before
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    Amen, hopefully it's genuine from X... Jakai is definitely a sleeper/dark horse factor. I want it to work out here badly. Hope we get to see him run with the other GA guards at least a little bit, even if only in the preseason. Want to see a team that plays with joy this year. As for #2... Lol, so true. Hanner was such a frustrating player and in the end, proved to be more trouble than worthwhile. I'd have to go Oladipo for most athletic, in my time anyway. I'm probably missing a bunch of notables though. Who comes to mind for you?
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    IUFB Offseason Updates

    Completely fair. I'm right there with you, would hate that personally. Hope it works out for you Hov.
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    IUFB Offseason Updates

    I get it. But hey man... they invited them to communicate this to others in their group so they can figure out their options. How considerate! I would be annoyed by this too, 100%. Wish I was close enough to get IUFB season tickets this year, but I think I'll just have to settle for a home game. I'm glad that CCC is apparently taking seemingly holistic control (and being given autonomy) on every angle of the program. Relatively small things like where the student section is physically located just goes to show we got an obsessive coach who knows how to win.
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    Fire Coach Woodson Thread

    Bryson Tucker about two months ago
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    Fire Coach Woodson Thread

    Lol I agree with your sentiment. We can't win until we start playing games. No idea what you're getting at with the true fans thing because it has nothing to do with my post. But sure go off if it makes you feel better bro. If you want to stew all offseason about how everything is **** be my guest.
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    Fire Coach Woodson Thread

    Smdh? Would you rather him repeat the line that he still believes the college game is played through the post? Since it's become clear CMW will be the IUBB HC next year, haven't we all demanded that he learn from previous mistakes? This is a warmly received message, for me. The roster construction certainly suggests intent to play a different style. That is good news IMO. Nice to see verbal indication of that from the staff in the offseason. Progress...
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    How Many IUFB Wins In 2024?

    CCC will have us bowling in year 1 (I think). Google him. Not sure where 6 wins all come from, but one being Purdue, would sure get his era off to a nice start.
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    How Many IUFB Wins In 2024?

    I'm so f***ing excited for IUFB.
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    Langdon Hatton 6’10” C to INDIANA

    Really nice addition to the roster. Glad it's official. Looking forward to watching him! I love that we have a good amount of kids who really "get it" in the locker room next year.
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    Fire Coach Woodson Thread

    I'm generally inclined to agree - particularly with your last sentence - but also that all high major coaches are going to have a pretty big ego and that's not by default a bad thing at all. Dan Hurley obsessed over no longer being the "third Hurley" and he's not done yet. They have a program motto at UConn "foot on the gas, then up their a$$" ... that reflects more arrogance to me than Woody's behavior. On the bold, I would not go so far as to call it an "inappropriate level" but I definitely understand the sentiment Hoosier2017/others have relative to this part: My turning point with Mike Woodson was when I drove through a monsoon to watch them at Rutgers despite a declared state of emergency in NJ, we played TERRIBLY and blew a winnable game to an awful team. Then in the post game, when asked a very simple question he gruffly barked about "I'm not going to explain myself to you or the fans." Not expecting him to break down the entire game in the press conference at all, but I'm not expecting the coach to totally blow off the fans when they need to hear a hopeful message. Personally the true fans commentary comes off as tone deaf/unnecessarily combative towards your own. Didn't offend me because I get he's a competitor and wants to stick it to the naysayers, just find the target a bit weird. IMO its more insecurity than arrogance. Look, he's our coach, and credit where it's due for him and the staff putting together a roster that is objectively better than last year's (not calling it perfect because it's not and I know people like to reference posts like this in a year's time and call people sunshine pumpers lol). I don't love the guy but I don't think he's the devil incarnate either. Just want to win, and win big, consistently. Nothing else matters. Odds look better for next year than this past one. But we can't win until we start playing games and that's not for a while. If anyone is spending considerable time being fixated with how much they believe CMW should not be the IUBB coach, may I suggest going for a 20-30 minute leisurely stroll around the block.
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