Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by DBT, Apr 12, 2010.
Or just go right to the NBA...he can still declare and pull his name out by the second week in May I believe
Going to Europe would be the end of his career. No way he goes overseas.
Ever heard of Brandon Jennings?
I don't know what the kid will do, but I am fundamentally opposed to the idea of a player using the threat of departing to hijack the coaching search.
No player should hold the University hijacked like that, but then the University shouldn't give the title Associate Head Coach to Steve McClain if they aren't going to promote him in the event of an opening
Wasn't that decision to give him that title Bzdelik's? Based on that logic, Bob Simmons should have been given the football HC job when Mac left, or when Hawkins leaves, Cabral should be named next HC.
I'm not against McClain being considered, but he doesn't have any entitlement to the job just because Bz left.
Then don't allow them to give titles like that, because in my opinion that should be just as important as some schools giving the Head Coach In Waiting title to someone
OK, I will put a stop to it.
I am counting on you
Didn't Chauncey pretty much pull the "I won't play for CU unless Patton gets the HC job?" Just sayin'....
I love the loyalty to McClain and I think it's good that the Burks are making their feelings known. I'm not sure that it should be in the papers, though. That could cause some backlash against Alec that the didn't intend. CU fans may not love him quite as much and NBA GM's may worry that he's a prima donna.
If I remember correctly, Brandon Jennings was one of the top recruits coming out of high school, he just wasn't going to make it into school. So, he went to Europe to satisfy the NBA's retarded one-and-done rule.
I disagree. The players get used by this system and they have very little bargaining power once they sign an LOI. I have no problem with a player voicing an opinion on who he would like to become the next coach when the coach that recruited him to play is allowed to just up and leave for greener pastures at any time, no questions asked. I also have no problem with a player transferring if the new coach isn't someone for whom he wants to play. Transferring is a big deal and costs the player a lot in terms of time, energy, and often career opportunities. They get ****ed all the time, if they have a chance to mitigate the pounding every once in a while, more power to them.
Excellent point...didn't think of it that way
Durnit. I misspelled Alec's name in the thread title. Can someone bail me out?
Also, a mom of one of the players said that all the players want McClain. Although, I don't believe that should enter into the decision either.
More correctly, the players shouldn't solely make the decision. It's definitely a factor in McClain's favor and something that Mike Bohn needs to pay close attention to. But it's also kind of important that a candidate has a vision for the program and can sell it to the AD, Chancellor, Regents, Boosters and Fans. That a candidate fits all the criteria we need (history as a winner, great recruiter, great Xs and Os, great leader and motivator, great ambassador for the program, emphasizes academics / graduation / being a good citizen, and runs a clean program). It's also a bonus if the candidate has ties to CU and/or the state of Colorado, but that isn't necessary.
Since McClain seems to fit all the other criteria, I'm fine with the wishes of the players putting him over the top. I think he'd be a great coach for us.
He won't go to Europe.
Not surprising that they want McClain. They're young people who've never been through this before, so they're looking for a coach they can trust. McClain wouldn't be a disaster (at least I hope), but Bohn really needs to go after a high profile coach. While that's happening, he needs to speak with all the players to assure them that he's looking to make the program better. Basically do his sales pitch to get all of them to stay put.
Hiring a men's basketball coach is a very big deal. The next 5 years will be tied up in a decision made the next few weeks. Let's not screw it up. I've been rough on Mike, but I know he's not an evil guy or a dumb guy. He just hasn't hired very well. Now would be an excellent time to change that.
I agree that this is a pivotal hire. Bohn needs to make the right choice. Fortunately, there appears to be 2-3 guys who are probably good choices. That helps.
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