No, I went with Hartford vs. Quebec.
Why would that be a consideration? Why would Romar want to be an assistant? If the reason to hire Romar is to land Michael Porter Jr., why not just hire Michael Porter Sr. as an assistant coach?
Yes, indeed he was. I wonder how many other genuine options he had.
The school can let them out of their LOI if its head coach leaves or is fired. Otherwise, if you just want out of your LOI and you don't have any extenuating circumstances the basic penalty is you have to sit out one season of competition. Not many kids are willing to do that.
I haven't talked to Norm since last summer. He's a staunch supporter of Anderson. He attended only one game this season to my knowledge. He keeps a low profile around the program and spends most of his winter in Palm Springs. I'm sure this has been difficult for him to see Mizzou struggle for three years, but I suspect he would like to see Anderson get more time with his own players.
It would be common for an AD to be gauging interest in the job and working the back channels with agents. It would probably be irresponsible for the AD, or someone on his behalf, to not explore those options.
Hoiberg makes $5 million a year and as of today the Bulls are in the playoff picture. I can't imagine he'd willingly leave that job for a college job that will pay much less. Tom Crean seems to be losing support at IU, but he's a proven coach and recruits the state of Missouri better than anyone who's coached at Mizzou in years. Wade, Holtmann and Keats have done an impressive job at mid-majors. They'll be in play for major conference jobs.
Yes, Porter would likely be granted his release at Washington if he doesn't want to play for Romar's replacement. Would he consider Missouri if Missouri doesn't hire Romar or Porter Sr.? That would seem like a stretch, but I suppose anything is possible.
If and when there's a vacancy, Missouri would be wise to call Cuonzo Martin. I would look into Kevin Keatts and Eric Musselman. I've always liked Pat Kelsey. After the Quin Snyder fallout, I'm not sure Coach K would give his blessing to any of his padawans to pursue the Missouri job, but I would reach out to Jeff Capel and Steve Wojciechowski to gauge their interest.
Missouri does not have any 2018 basketball commitments. The team has signed CJ Roberts, a combo guard, for the 2017 class.
I would anticipate the Johnny Jones regime is about to end at LSU. They just haven't capitalized on the talent they've been able to sign. Last year's team was loaded and they underachieved tremendously. This year's team isn't as talented but there's enough there they shouldn't be sitting there with one SEC win. LSU has a great hoops history. Four Final Fours. Multiple SEC championships. Iconic players: Pistol Pete and Shaq. That program should be better.
Fair point, but I know football coaches see it differently. Of course they're biased toward their sport.
I don't think Missouri is necessarily chasing the class of the SEC, but here's what Gary Pinkel said when MU joined the SEC. He urged MU to aim for the top half of the league in terms of facilities, resources, etc. MU simply can't compete with Alabama, Florida, LSU when it comes to spending and revenue. They should aim for the middle of the pack - and that's generally the goal.
Put together a resume and send to HR.
If he's available, yes, Missouri should explore that option. He's a big Barry Odom fan. That much I know. Crean follows Mizzou.
Possibly. We'll see. Would Sterk require a HC hire Porter Sr.? That would be a unique move, but not necessarily a bad move.
We shall see. I might be traveling with my phone in hand.
He's essentially on call with the AD. He was in Florida this week for a gathering of significant donors. Sterk has also consulted with him on facility matters.
The last thing Missouri should say about any candidates for this job is, "We could do worse." That's asking to fail if that's the approach. What's the appeal with Gottfried? He was eight games under .500 in ACC play at a very good program.
Because he would deliver the nation's No. 1 recruit for a nine-month stay on campus. That's about it.