After reading this thread I was expecting much bigger fireworks than I heard when I listened to the podcast. It wasn't nearly as much conflict as I expected.
Matt is who he is. I listened to him every day when he was in Omaha. He is rough around the edges and asks tough questions, but that's ok. I though John answered all of his questions well. If you don't want your opinions challenged then you won't like Matt. No one is always right, especially Matt, but there's nothing wrong with being challenged as long as it is not taken over the line. I've heard Matt way over the line, but not so much here, and that's not saying I think John is wrong. He brought his feelings and emotions to the table and I love that! Conflict is not always a bad thing people.
As for the debate on the hire, I think it's a great hire. Given the current status of the program, I don't think we have anything to lose. I think our implied odds are tremendous. If it doesn't work, oh well. The status quo wasn't working either. But if it does work ...
Agreed. I think this was definitely overblown. Hoiberg sold me after his press conference and watching the player interviews, but I can completely understand the shock reaction. Matt was in shock over this announcement. I think a lot of us were. I sure was. My first reaction, exactly, was "what. the. ****". Within minutes i had very similar texts and calls my way, all with similar levels of profanity. So i think Matt was well within his rights to be a bit shocked and questioning this. Hell, i'm sold at this point, but still admit this is a gamble.
If anything, John Walters coming on there and personally going after MP was a bit out of line. Not that i'm attacking JW. I think both were just reacting emotionally at a time where you're going to get some emotional reactions (first breaking news of any new coach)
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