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Romar Fired at Washington

Post by ordigger » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:11 pm

Some more fodder, although personally I dont believe TDC is close to ready for a head coach at a PAC12 school. He can recruit, but his talent hasn't transitioned well ..... yet.

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by grizzlyjournal » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:29 pm

A lot of folks in Western Washington basketball circles have a high regard for Travis DeCuire.

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by grizzlyjournal » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:34 pm

The Tacoma News Tribune has compiled a brief bio on the "Top Seven Names," most discussed to replace Lorenzo Romar at Washington.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/co ... 67958.html

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by griz71 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:29 am

I seriously doubt that the new Husky head coach will come from this group.
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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by PlayerRep » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:39 am

It would be a shame for UM to lose DeCuire now. I think the team is on the verge of a break out year. The pieces seem to be in place. There is a lot of talent on the team. Too much out front and not enough in the post this year, but still huge talent, especially out front. Hopefully, the bigger guys are the bench are in fact as good as rumored.

Don't know why this year wasn't better, but I suppose it was due to not having enough posts, having 3's having to play 4 (and probably not loving it), having problems with too many good players out front and not enough playing/starting time, Dunn not being fully healthy, and whatever else was causing the one-game suspensions. Could play at a high level at times, but couldn't sustain it for multiple games and couldn't hold leads in the second half.

Is it possible to have too much talent at certain positions? And that can lead to unity/motivation issues.

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by kyle_sample » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:30 am

griz71 wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:29 am
I seriously doubt that the new Husky head coach will come from this group.
I would bet it absolutely comes from that list

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Post by AZDoc » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:42 pm

kyle_sample wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:30 am
griz71 wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:29 am
I seriously doubt that the new Husky head coach will come from this group.
I would bet it absolutely comes from that list
I was thinking the same thing. Rice from Boise was my first thought...
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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by grizindabox » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:47 pm

...I think they first look......at Gregg Marshall.....
...if that doesn't work out.....I think Musselman....
...not sure....where they go....from there.....

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by grizzlyjournal » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:14 pm

Here's the SEATTLE TIMES' list of eight potential coaching candidates for the Washington Huskies head job after Lorenzo Romar was fired earlier this week.

http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-h ... all-coach/

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by cmtgrizzly » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:30 pm

I think the Pac12 may eventually be a landing place for TD. I just think he has a couple of things to add to his resume. If he achieves those it will be great for our program and for him.

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by citay » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:27 am

One other problem DeCuire has right now. The last two Big Sky coaches to go to the Pac 12 have not fared well--Bone to Washington State, and our own Wayne Tinkle to Oregon State. I still have faith--well, hope--that Tinks can turn it around, but one conference win in his third year is not a good sign, especially to Pac 12 A.D.'s not wanting to take risks.

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by GrizLA » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:06 pm

citay wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:27 am
One other problem DeCuire has right now. The last two Big Sky coaches to go to the Pac 12 have not fared well--Bone to Washington State, and our own Wayne Tinkle to Oregon State. I still have faith--well, hope--that Tinks can turn it around, but one conference win in his third year is not a good sign, especially to Pac 12 A.D.'s not wanting to take risks.
Oregon State has one of the best players nationally committed and a couple more in the wings. I wish I could remember his name but he is (or was) being sought by nearly every power playing team...they should do ok next year. But Coach K at Utah might be feeling the heat after losing in the NIT first round.

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Post by mtgrizrule » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:28 am

GrizLA wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:06 pm
citay wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:27 am
One other problem DeCuire has right now. The last two Big Sky coaches to go to the Pac 12 have not fared well--Bone to Washington State, and our own Wayne Tinkle to Oregon State. I still have faith--well, hope--that Tinks can turn it around, but one conference win in his third year is not a good sign, especially to Pac 12 A.D.'s not wanting to take risks.
Oregon State has one of the best players nationally committed and a couple more in the wings. I wish I could remember his name but he is (or was) being sought by nearly every power playing team...they should do ok next year. But Coach K at Utah might be feeling the heat after losing in the NIT first round.
They have 2 2017 SR's who have signed LOI's already. They are 4 Star, Ethan Thompson, 6'5" SG, who is ranked the #55 player in the nation. The other player is, SG/SF Zach Reichle, 6'4". He is a 3 star recruit. The other 3 2017 HS SR's he is in competition for are all 3 Star players as well. The community really likes Wayne, as does the student body, alumni, and faculty. He would have to have a quite terrible season next season to lose his job. I am hearing, he is pretty safe through the 2018/19 season. Then again, all it takes is one asshole big time booster to cost a coach a job. It is a cut throat business.
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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by HelenaHandBasket » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:33 am

Washington hires Mike Hopkins, a longtime assistant from Syracuse. He was the heir apparent to Boeheim, but seems got tired of waiting.

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by ordigger » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:18 pm

griz71 wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:29 am
I seriously doubt that the new Husky head coach will come from this group.
Take your bow.

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by IdaGriz01 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:56 pm

HelenaHandBasket wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:33 am
Washington hires Mike Hopkins, a longtime assistant from Syracuse. He was the heir apparent to Boeheim, but seems got tired of waiting.
And, just a bit ago, Syracuse announced an extension to Boeheim's contract. Wonder what the internal politics looks like on that.

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by griz71 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:15 pm

ordigger wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:18 pm
griz71 wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:29 am
I seriously doubt that the new Husky head coach will come from this group.
Take your bow.
No bow Digger but thanks! Just based upon what I had seen. :D
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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by grizzlyjournal » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:16 pm

Travis DeCuire is reported to be interviewing at Cal. Here's a link of four (or five) who are reported to be interviewing for the position.

http://www.californiagoldenblogs.com/20 ... lden-bears

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by Proud Griz Man » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:46 pm

grizzlyjournal wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:16 pm
Travis DeCuire is reported to be interviewing at Cal. Here's a link of four (or five) who are reported to be interviewing for the position.

http://www.californiagoldenblogs.com/20 ... lden-bears
Interviewing for open positions is a very common thing in the coaching profession.

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Re: Romar Fired at Washington

Post by IdaGriz01 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:24 pm

Proud Griz Man wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:46 pm
grizzlyjournal wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:16 pm
Travis DeCuire is reported to be interviewing at Cal. Here's a link of four (or five) who are reported to be interviewing for the position.

http://www.californiagoldenblogs.com/20 ... lden-bears
Interviewing for open positions is a very common thing in the coaching profession.
On the hiring side that's called "due diligence" ... and it's a plus for them that TD is black. I know, that sounds racist, but it is the current reality -- and actually a good thing that minorities are at least getting interviews.

From the job-seeker side: Why wouldn't you look at a position where you might make 5 or 10 times as much money and be part of a prestige conference. You'd be an idiot not to, no matter how much "unfinished business" you have where you are?

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