Shaka seems to be firmly entrenched at VCU. Which means he isn't going anywhere, right?
In all seriousness, I think hiring him is very risky. VCU had a very average season, up until the NCAA tourney. His team finished 4th in the Colonial Conference and came very close to losing to FSU in the Sweet 16. I don't know him or the team very well, but I bet VCU is like a George Mason. Made it to the final four one year, and probably won't come close again for a long time, no matter who the coach is. I do like the way they play though, especially their scrappy defense.
That being said, I hope he goes to Mizzou.
I think Mizzou could pay more than NC State if they really want him.
Well NC State has reportly not interviewed anyone untill they get a chance to talk to Shaka. Sounds like he's their hire and if he says no then they aren't sure where they would go
Hiring Shaka seems like a much smaller risk than hiring oh....Hoiberg with no experience. The mayor was a good fit and im happy we have him but how can we criticize schools going after Shaka when we did something way more risky last spring.
Shaka's not going to join a dying conference.:unsure:
God I hope not.
I wouldn't want to face Shaka every year. The guy is going to be a great coach wherever he ends up. He is a players coach and has tones of positive energy. With the right staff and recruiting connections he could create a real monster at Mizzou. Remember he is only in his early 30's; as he keeps gaining experience and making connections he will continue to get better.
Alford on the other hand is a known comodety and one that frankly doesn't frighten me. We saw how he fared at Iowa and I figure he would do about the same at Mizzou. Other than a few sucessful seasons, the guy seems to have a cloud following him around. I wouldn't mind some rain in Columbia.