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St. John's may be looking to hire Coach A

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by FLounder, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    What a huge loss this would be. He's been addressed as our best recruiter, and a hell of a coach. I hope he doesn't leave, he is a vital part of building the Buffaloes team.
     
  2. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    We can have a very interesting conversation about Coach A. He is one of our better recruiters at times, says some hilarious stuff on twitter, brings energy to practices, runs a bunch of practice activities, but he may be one of our weaker coaches.

    I feel we could absorb the loss, but I still think he brings a nice balance to our coaching staff. He is also the reason we stayed on Andre after Coach Bze left.

    This would also give Rodney Billups a chance to step up. Most of all do we even know whether he wants a head coaching job? I seem to remember him saying that he has been there done that.
     
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  3. YngC

    YngC Club Member Club Member

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    I've never seen him do anything at practice other than sitting on the sideline joking with guys who are subbed out.

    With that said, I think Billups would be a lights out recruiter.
     
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  4. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    Thanks for the input. I don't attend practices so I appreciate that. I have only been around at one and seen a scrimmage that he was yelling at the guys. Very very small sample.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    If Coach A wants to move back to the east coast and help coach the Johnnies, I will wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and thank him for the good work he did at CU.
     
  6. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I love Coach A, but second Nik on this. If it's what he wants, best of luck to him.

    I'm sky high on Rodney Billups. I think, like Yung said, he'd be a lights out recruiter out there. The kids love him.
     
  7. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    My only concern would be having to recruit against him. I'm sure he'd begin to establish connections to hs's, coaches, and recruits closer to the new gig, but for the first couple of years I'm pretty certain that the recruiting "paths" would cross on a number of young players.
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Jesus FLounder, what is with the melodramatic thread title? Chill. Out. Coach A = Funny but meh.
     
  9. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    The thing I like most about Coach Abatemarco is his connections in the industry. Might open scheduling doors that would otherwise remain closed...
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah. I just edited it. When I had first seen the thread, I was wondering what happened... only to find out that Coach A, if a tweet is accurate, is on a long list of candidates to fill a just-opened assistant coach job. meh
     
  11. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Coach A just tweeted:

     
  12. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Hmmm. Writing on the wall on this one?
     
  13. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Or Coach A is ****ing with us.
     
  14. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I thought it was lights, camera, action.
     
  15. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    It's Neu Yowk .... they don't care if you get things wrong.
     
  16. rolandftw

    rolandftw Club Member Club Member

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    It's a fairly big statement about where this program seems to be going, if an assistant coach is being offered by one of the more prestigious programs in the country.

    Best of luck, if it's true.
     
  17. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    Sounds like Coach A took the question personally.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Not only did he get his dig in, but he gave a bad link to the site. The latter was probably an accident, but well-played if he's annoyed. Love Coach A.

    :lol:
     
  19. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    reed marks and Jimmy Wood piling on too.
     
  20. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    yikes. whatever it was that pissed everyone off has been deleted.
     
  21. YngC

    YngC Club Member Club Member

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    Interesting tweets indeed. The reality is that the question had to be asked and had he not denied an interview, it would have been asked to him directly. For those who don't subscribe to Scoop, I never cited any inside information of any sort to say he was leaving. I cited the NYC media outlet that posted the connection and then posted that the coaches didn't have anything to say about it.
     
  22. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    I agree. Nothing wrong with asking the question. As always, people have the right to not answer. I laugh at Coach A intense reactions.
     
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  23. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You don't ask a person's co-workers about his career, you ask him or his boss. You've got a mea culpa on this one, YngC. Just admit the error in judgment and move on rather than try to justify it.
     
  24. RK

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    I have to disagree with this one. Its a journalists job to ask questions, there were rumors going around and it was a hot topic on the beat that yung reports about. It sounds as if he tried to get Coach A in on the interview and he declined, so yung did his best to get the information in another way. Regardless of whether he was right or wrong in asking the question, the way Coach A went about it was totally uncalled for. If Coach A was so mad about him not asking him to his face shouldn't he have dealt with it on a personal basis instead of on a social media outlet? Saying that he shouldn't have asked his co-workers about it was one thing, but taking personal shots at him and saying things like "William is messing with the wrong person" is way out of line.
     
  25. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    wrong...

    [video=youtube;HvkKd572vCw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvkKd572vCw[/video]
     
  26. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Doesn't sound like you're disagreeing with me, just saying that Coach A is handling this the wrong way. I agree with that.

    But if I have to take sides, I'm coming down in favor of the guy who has actually done something positive for CU basketball and may have had to deal with crap at work because someone who calls himself a reporter felt it was necessary to ask Coach A's co-workers about an obscure, unsubstantiated tweet and then publish the exchange even though the response only amounted to, "News to me. Ask Coach A".
     
  27. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    Obviously Coach A has done more for CU basketball than any journalist could. But I don't think this has anything to do with it. In my journalism classes we learn about journalistic integrity and such, I don't believe yng went out of those boundaries with his question. He did his best to get information and when he couldn't obtain it he moved on. It definitely didn't justify the reaction it got. If I had to guess it seems like the other coaches approached Tom about it later since they had heard nothing and Coach A was upset that they heard from yng and not from him. There was no way for yng to know if they knew or not, thats why he asked. If Coach A wanted to answer the question he should have accepted the interview but it seems like he was trying to avoid that question and is mad that it still got brought up. Its a journalists job to sometimes ask questions that people don't want asked.
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    So what you're saying is that, as a journalist, if you have a sensitive question based solely on an internet rumor that you want to ask someone and he refuses to grant you an interview... that it's in your job description to try to get the person's co-workers to speak for him? Come on, man.

    Besides, we're not talking about covering Washington D.C. here or about an investigative journalist. We're talking about a fan site where the "reporters" actively cheer for the program they cover. Every interview they do is a puff piece for the fans and that's the expectation. You can't come from that place and then hide behind the mantle of being some kind of hard hitting journalist with a professional responsibility to get to the bottom of things. Buffscoop has been pretty open about the fact that they don't publish everything they hear of because some things wouldn't be good for the program or the people involved if they got out. They've also got a history of being very adversarial to those coaches they don't like (both on that site and at previous places of employment), and YC hasn't made a secret of the fact he doesn't think much of Coach A.
     
  29. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    Its in the job description to gain information and that what he was doing. Is it wrong for a repeater to ask Dwight Howards teammate if they know anything about him possibly demanding a trade? Or asking Albert Pujols teammates in STL if they think he's gonna stay there or sign somewhere else?
    Regardless of what Yng thinks about Coach A he didn't do anything to bash him or attack him. He just asked a question about him.
     
  30. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    ubl... this is on par with the question about underage drinking... it really is a clown question
     

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