Would be ok with Hoiberg or someone like that...as an assistant. If we hired 'em as HC, I'd be hard pressed to support that in any fashion.
Hire a guy with no real coaching experience as the HC of a Big 12 basketball program? Please. Not gonna happen.
1 year for losing 1 scholarship in year 1 to APR (wouldn't have been filled anyway).
1 year for losing an 2nd scholarship in year 1 to APR (")
1 year for Jiri sitting out 6 non-conference games for driving the wrong car (flat-out inexcusable).
= 9 year contract for a coach who had never coached a game at this level.... apparently 6 years wasn't enough time to rebuilding a basketball program (ridiculous I know).
Bottom line is that terrible contract extension has put our MBB program in a very bad situation now.
Win - and they're happy and energized, regardless of who you are. Lose and they'll want to string you up - regardless of who you are, and how "energized" they were on your intro day.
Case in point, Gene Chizik. People were doing back flips the day he was announced, and couldn't wait to be rid of him only two short years later. And much of that was BEFORE he bailed for Auburn.
Personally - I don't think Fred or Jeff stand a chance at ISU. They'd just get a little more rope to work with. They lose and people will immediately be pointing out their lack of experience, even right away.
1. Name me an alum who is qualified to be a college head coach. I love Fred and think that if he wants into coaching, he would do great. I do worry about someone who hasn't coached a day in his life. I love Jeff Hornecek, but again hasn't coached. If we take a leap with these guys that's great, but I would be worried.
2. I don't know who would be a 'Tubby' type hire. We would have to pay 3x what we are paying McDermott to get this. BTW, Tubby's team is not doing great right now.
3. Tim Floyd isn't coming back. He has bad feelings from when LE was fired. I'd also be leary of him since I think there is more to this OJ Mayo thing.
Similar questions were asked in the final years of Dan and I was one of the ones asking 'em - how can we do any better? Well, I firmly believe we are in a better place today than we were then in FB.
We need this to go down similar to the FB situation. Show Greg the writing on the wall and hope he resigns (first time I'm typing a clear "Greg needs to go" message and it's tough to do - but must be done). Then avoid making the Chizik mistake (which didn't look like one at the time) and make a solid hire.
Do I have names of who we should get? No. That's not my job, that belongs to our athletic director and whatever group he appoints to assist him in that process.
As a basketball fan I am sure you know that Coaches getting 3-year extensions before they coach a basketball game based on very minor NCAA transgressions from the previous coaching staff is an extreme rarity in NCAA basketball. Gmac is the only coach I have ever heard of getting that sweet deal (though I am sure there has to be a couple more out there in all of the NCAA).
We know the fan base would explode. We know he almost certainly wouldn't jump ship to a better job. Only thing we don't know is can he deliver the players and get it done on the court.