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(2021) PF Trey Kaufman

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The only thing I've ever seen about Bennett is some guy from CBS saying that if any college coaches were to go to the NBA, Bennett has the ability to do so. It was 100 percent his opinion -- and all he was saying was that Bennett had the credentials to make the jump. That's all it was. There was no notion or speculation that Bennett would leave for the NBA. It was just one guy saying he thought Bennett had the coaching acumen. Bennett isn't going anywhere. I'm not saying he will get Kaufman, but I cannot imagine him leaving U.Va. at this point. ... If Bennett turned down IU because  he didn't want to be in a fish bowl, he certainly wouldn't want to coach in the NBA. U.Va. is the perfect situation for him -- a low-key program in which he's comfortable and can flourish. 

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I live in the Washington, DC area where there is extensive coverage of UVA sports. There have been periodic rumors of Bennett leaving Virginia, including to the NBA (also to UCLA when Alford was fired). He didn't turn down IU because he didn't want to coach in a fishbowl. He turned down IU because IU was a mess at that time which is why IU had difficulty attracting a top coach in 2008.  The best IU could get after Sampson was Tom Crean.

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I live in Southeastern Virginia, where there is extensive coverage of U.Va. sports. All those rumors of Bennett were just writers speculating when those jobs came open -- I don't believe there ever was any teeth to them. One of the reasons Bennett had no interest in IU is that he didn't want all the outside tasks that come with the job -- all the PR, etc. He just wants to coach. Plus, there's the fact that the relationship  between IU and his sister ended poorly. 

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