Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by RK, Mar 9, 2011.
I kinda thought he was a subpar coach who somehow got good talent while he was here.
Maybe Jeremy Williams will transfer back
My impression of Ricardo when he was at CU:
Set a great example for his players as to how to behave (and disciplined those who didn't comply)
Stressed academics along with basketball
Very good recruiter ...
However ... one of the WORST gameday coaches (particularly in crunch time) I have ever seen.
Ricardo should find himself a position as an assistant in a big time program and do a lot more more learning as to what a HC position requires.
I wish him the best.
As L Buff said, Ricardo is a good man. He did some good things for us while he was here. It's a shame to see him fail. I thought he'd win more at NIU. Best of luck to him.
the mysterious thing about Ricardo was how his early teams had great intensity on D, his later teams were terrible and simply did not rebound on either end.
my snarky comment is in the RRSbot thread.
didn't he go to utep?
he's had a nice career (avg'ing about 10 a game) and played on 2 pretty good UTEP teams.
Yes, I think he has used up his eligibility.
I agree that he's a good man. I think all of us agree that he was a good person, decent recruiter, horrible coach, and needed to go in spite of his contributions to the program.
However...you thought he'd do well at NIU? Just curious...why did you think that? I thought he was going to do horrible there...and I think he'll do horrible anywhere else. I think he can be a decent 2nd assistant on a good college program, but his basketball knowledge and coaching are so horrible...it's ridiculous...
I for one thought Patton would do well at NIU, not because he's a good coach (he isn't) but because if he could recruit kids from places like Tennessee to Boulder, surely he could recruit really good players from Chicago to Des Plaines. (Is that where it is?)
Patton was burned out when he left here. We saw the result of his poor coaching pedigree the longer he was here, and it just got worse over time. As pointed out above, the defensive intensity wasn't there after about 5 years, then he got grumpy, then he pretty much just didn't want to be here anymore. I was actually surprised he took the job at NIU.
As for the suggestion he should take an assistant's job at some high profile program - that's exactly what he should do, but he won't unless he has no other options. He has a lot of pride, and I'm not sure he would allow himself to do that.
I wish him well too, but he's his own worst enemy sometimes.
Only because talent wins. Between the high profile transfers he was bringing and the success he was likely to have on the recruiting trail, I thought he'd be able to quickly have one of the most talented teams in the MAC (especially given the recruiting location).
I never thought he was a good man and lord knows he was a ****** basketball coach.
i know youre on a sarcastic kick, but why?
I don't think making your kids sleep in the gym or walk back to the hotel are the sign of a good man. Especially when you have not held up you're end of the bargain.
but sleeping in gyms is the total hip(ster) thing to do
28-61 (14-33 MAC).
'07/08: 6-22 (3-12)
'08/09: 10-19 (5-11)
'09/'10 10-20 (6-10)
'10/'11 9-21 (5-11)
Yikes, that never got going. Must've just never been able to raise the talent level
Yeah, that. Every experience I ever had around him he was a total dick, completely full of himself. and he was a lousy basketball coach. His kids seemed like good people though, one of them played with my cousin at Boulder High and always heard positive things about them.
i think Rico's rep as "mister integrity" took a big hit in the largely forgotten ball-throwing incident in the NIT. coach ain't supposed to throw a ball into the stands.
I got a short chuckle out of this.... :lol:
YMSSR, unfortunately.... :huh:
I chuckled too, I got the rep for you.
I got an erection.
Do I go for 2 short jokes in the same thread????
Decisions, decisions.... :huh:
Well he could've went Bobby Knight on them and choked them. :lol:
Ricardo was an average coach who stuck around about 4 years too long. Thank Dick Tharp for that.
Patton's lame duck year really hurt the program, but not his fault.
^^^^ This. He put us back on the map. He struggled but after Harrington he was an upgrade. I hope he lands somewhere and does well. He lifted us out of face down in the gutter
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