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CSU hires New Mexico Assistant Craig Neal, or maybe Ernie Kent, or maybe someone else

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    http://www.examiner.com/colorado-st...ssistant-craig-neal-as-men-s-basketball-coach

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    Colorado State will announce the hiring of their next men's basketball coach tomorrow says a source within the Athletic Department.

    That source, which asked to remain unnamed, says former New Mexico associate head coach Craig Neal is the man that will take over in Fort Collins. The source went on to say that Neal will be signing his contract at a 2 p.m. meeting today, meaning it's happening at the time of this being published.
     
  2. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Good hire?
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Wait, you mean they whiffed on hiring Tad Boyle?
     
  5. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Did they mean Curley Neal?
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    He's a solid basketball guy. Wasn't the main recruiter for New Mexico, but he was Alford's main guy since the Iowa days. It's a yawner of a hire, but he should do alright.

    Also, he played for the Nuggets in 1991.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Neal
     
  7. boulder77

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    I don't know much about the guy. Coming from UNM, he does have experience with "big boy" basketball. Whether that translates into being able to run a program on his own, well ............ I guess we'll find out in the next couple of years.
     
  8. sackman

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    It's a watered down version of the McElwhine hire. A guy who will either do great and move on to the next big thing or fall on his face and go back to what he was doing before.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Good comparison. But watered down based on the level of program he's coming from. I actually think that Neal is more respected than McElwhine in coaching circles.
     
  10. CUFan

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    Did they look at Dunlap?
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Speculated but never substantiated.
     
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  12. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    He looks like a better dressed Jimmy Buffet.
     
  13. DBT

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    Craig Neal
     
  14. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Other sources are saying Ernie Kent.
     
  15. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    That guy was already a major d-bag during the Pac-12 tourney
     
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    Ernie Kent was a decent recruiter although a lot of that may have been due to his assistant Payne. His one problem though is he is an awful X's/O's coach and struggles with in game adjustments. I imagine he will struggle at a school like CSU so for you guys thats a good thing.
     
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    Ramnation fully melting down. Kent's a douche
     
  19. Darth Snow

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    again, who? I hate that we have CSU threads.
     
  20. CVilleBuff

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    Won't be losing any sleep over Ernie Kent at CSU.

    St Mary's: '91-'97 (6 seasons). 90-80 (40-44). Losing seasons: 4. Postseason appearances: 1 (NCAA First Round 1997).

    Oregon: '97-'10 (13 seasons). 235-174 (109-125). 20+ win seasons: 4. Postseason appearances: 7 (5 NCAA, 2 NIT)

    The best word to describe Kent's teams over the years is probably "inconsistent". For the couple solid seasons he had at Oregon in '01/'02 and '06/'07, there are many more that are just downright bad, and '08/'09 qualifies as "horrendous". It's worth noting that he only managed to finish above .500 in the Pac10 4 times in 13 seasons. He obviously had far more to work with in Eugene than he will in Ft. Collins. However, he is walking in to a pretty decent situation for next year in which CSU returns so much. After that he faces a daunting task as the Rams lose just about everyone. Is Kent going to be able to bring in the talent to keep the momentum going after next season? Highly doubt it. The best bet on his tenure is he enjoys a pretty nice first season thanks to all the Miles leftovers, then things fall apart starting with a brutal '13/'14 season and he is subsequently out the door after 4 seasons.
     
  21. btbuff

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    Leave it to CSU athletic department to leak out the wrong hire.
     
  22. buff4bcs1985

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    at least he wont be calling pac-12 games anymore
     
  23. CanadianDuck

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    The only way Kent can succeed is with an elite PG.
     
  24. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We do play them every year. That's the main reason I care.
     
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    Wow I would love to beat the **** out of an Ernie Kent team in Boulder next year he was such a douche in the Pac 12 tourney. Blatantly rooted against us in the Oregon game.
     
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    Where are they? Kansas? looks like a **** hole.
     
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    Clearly that picture was taken before the massive upgrades they made by planting shrubs. Or their tailgate spot sucks and you just can't see the 11 shrubs that were planted.
     
  29. Mick Ronson

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    ernie kent. yawn. the UO guys i know wanted him gone long before they actually canned him. of course there were 100% sure they'd get Mark Few, too. hah.

    remember 5 star recruit Malik Hairston's Duck career? yeah, me neither.

    talk about low-grade retread. i liked that Ridnour/Luke Jackson team though...

    rammie=rammie

    i'd go after Kelvin Sampson at least if it's about damaged goods.
     
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  30. Duff Man

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    Effin Luke Jackson.:bang:
     

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