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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2019, 08:34:38 AM »
Is definitely out then at the third best opening.

UNLV, Cal, Temple and St Joe’s aren’t better than A&M...although I’d rather live in any of Reno there four locations because College Station is terrible.
Understandable.
I would put Alabama in that #3 spot as well.
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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2019, 08:38:08 AM »
Rumor Mill: Rumor is that former Bucks coach and Cal alum Jason Kidd would be willing to be the next coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Why is this relevant to college?
Kidd would be willing to hold off on taking the Cal job if he knew the Lakers job would come available.
Kidd going back home to Cal?

You think that moves the needle for Cal?
I do, Kidd would be biggest name there since Montgomery.
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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2019, 10:46:38 AM »
Kidd to Cal would be similar to Penny in Memphis.

He wouldn't be the best coach, but he'd be a premier recruiter that has basketball knowledge.

Thanks for the update.

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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2019, 12:32:18 PM »
Kidd to Cal would be similar to Penny in Memphis.

He wouldn't be the best coach, but he'd be a premier recruiter that has basketball knowledge.

Thanks for the update.
No problem, that’s why I started it.
One thing about Kidd is that he has NBA experience, which I don’t velieve Penny did.
He was just tied into the HS/AAU scene, but I do agree with you.

I’d be interested in seeing who Kidd would bring with him.
The right staff could work wonders for Kidd AND Cal.
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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2019, 12:35:09 PM »
I noticed there weren’t any names mentioned with Cal other than Kidd.
As for Alabama, I like that short list of candidates they had.
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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2019, 10:49:35 PM »
It's not going to happen but I think Cal should consider bringing back Ben Braun. He still lives in Berkeley and although he's pushing mid-60s, I think he could right the ship there a bit.

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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2019, 01:32:47 AM »
It's not going to happen but I think Cal should consider bringing back Ben Braun. He still lives in Berkeley and although he's pushing mid-60s, I think he could right the ship there a bit.
That is definitely not the wave that programs are on.
They want the young up and comer, the proven veteran, or an attention-getter.
Kidd is an attention-getter solely because he is from Oakland and the administration believes he would be able to recruit AND fill the seats; just like Penny at Memphis.

I never even considered Kidd as an option, but it makes sense.
I understood the last two hirings of Martin and Jones, but they couldn’t coach and barely could recruit so..
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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2019, 04:49:06 PM »
fucla has to be the top job available right now, the los angeles area is littered with top flight recruits, many with the bruins as their dream school, plus they are still a national draw recruiting wise. A worthy coach should be able to grab talent right away.I figure they are willing and able to pay the $$$ for the right guy.

unlv would be my second choice. Believe this is a diamond in the rough. Close to a lot of talent as well, and could recruit nationally, people still know unlv as a bball school. A growing fan base would garner plenty of attention to the program. No clue about their facilities, think they would be top notch.  Any ones guess what they can pay.

alabama would be my third, yes they are a football school, but the athletic dept. looks to be well rounded. The sec is a great conference, I'm sure the facilities are elite and believe they have the $$$ to chase the right coach. alabama is about winning and would draw a crowd if they became a winner. Recruiting would take some work but could easily reach elite level with the right guy.

All the other jobs look like stepping stones and not a final destination type of job.

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Like you, I believe UNLV is a very underrated job.
I would have put 3rd on my list (UCLA/Texas A&M) over Alabama because of the history they have had on a national basketball level, albeit was almost 20yrs ago.
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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2019, 04:51:36 PM »
UPDATE!

BYU’s Dave Rose has retired.
Arkansas has fired Mike Anderson.
Nebraska has fired Tim Myles.

Washington State has hired San Francisco’s Kyle Smith
UNLV has hired South Dakota State’s TJ Otzelberger.
Alabama has hired Buffalo’s Nate Oats.

We all know Oats and his Buffalo program as they have been 2-0 vs the PAC-12 in the last two years.
If he was able to produce a high-level program in the Mid-American Conference, I wonder what he would be able to do in the SEC with a brand like Alabama.
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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2019, 02:56:05 AM »
UPDATE!

More smaller schools filling their vacancies.
Biggest update this time is Cal has hired Mark Fox.
Fox, last job at Georgia, was also at Nevada where he made a name for himself.

The West roots should still be there, so we will see if he can get past the academics of getting into Cal.
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Re: 2019 Coaching Carosuel
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2019, 07:35:53 AM »
Good info here, interesting how all this is playing out, thanks for the updates mvpreed2!
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