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Bzdelik to Replace Assistant Coach from Within

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Supposedly, Coach Bzdelik fought all summer for Harvey Grant to be added to his staff. This was rejected by CU because Grant doesn't have his degree (according to Ringo in a Scout post).

    Today, the Camera ran an article (below) by Thornburn stating that it looks like Drew Long will be promoted from within.

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    CU to replace hoops assistant from within

    Bzdelik plans to rearrange responsibilities on his staff
    By Ryan Thorburn Camera Sports Writer
    Posted: 09/19/2009 12:18:22 AM MDT

    Jeff Bzdelik will not continue the search to fill the vacant position on his staff.
    Colorado`s head coach plans to replace assistant coach Charles Baker, who left the program after the 2008-09 season, from within the offices at the Coors Events Center.

    "I am going to rearrange the responsibilities on my staff," Bzdelik said Friday during an interview with the Camera. "And I`m not going to hire anybody new."

    Bzdelik did not want to get into specifics until an official CU release is prepared.

    Drew Long -- recently promoted to CU`s coordinator of operations -- is the likely candidate to replace Baker, the only member of Bzdelik`s original CU staff to leave the program.

    Long, 28, is a very capable young basketball mind who paid his dues as a volunteer assistant the past two seasons. He is a 2004 Northwestern graduate who played for the Wildcats under Bill Carmody and modernized the Buffs` video coordination upon his arrival in Boulder.

    Steve McClain, who won two Mountain West Conference championships at Wyoming, remains the associate head coach. Derrick Clark is entering his third season as a CU assistant.

    Jody Bailey is the program`s director of operations. Bzdelik was finally able to hire an administrative assistant, Marge Marcy, this offseason.

    Bzdelik has been pleased with the way his staff has recruited and developed the young roster entering the 2009-10 season.

    "We`ve improved athletically, we`ve improved our skill, we`ve improved our strength," Bzdelik said. "It`s a great group, it really is. They feel good about themselves collectively and individually, and so do I."
     
  2. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    is it Harvey Grant or Horace Grant? the brothers were inaccurately reported by all the papers as Harvey from Clemson or such at the summer camp im the local papers.

    i sent a few unanswered emails to the Camera people pointing out that Harvey didn't play at Clemson,etc.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It's Harvey. He played under Bzdelik with the Washington Bullets and they've maintained a close relationship.
     
  4. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Is it just me or is this a:wtf: kind of move. Why not add another staff member instead of making each one pick up more slack
     
  5. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    You need as assistant coach to help focus on the recruiting and scouting.

    And telling each one to just pick up the slack is a pretty ****ty way of going about things. If my head boss told me that he wasn't going to give me a different title, or a different pay raise, but just expected me to pick up the slack...I'd be upset.
     
  6. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Didn't Buzz say this:

    I didn't see anywhere in that article where Buzz said that everyone needs to pick the slack up. And coming off a season like CU had, it's not like they didn't have to pick the slack up anyway.
     
  7. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    read the entire thread - I wasn't referring to Bz but replying to someone else.
     

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