The Value of Travis DeCuire

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The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by citay » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 am

Okay, you can't reduce everything to dollars and cents. But if you compare two sets of statistics, you begin to see the value Travis DeCuire has brought to Montana.

First stat: The KenPom ratings, where Montana ranks #72 in the country.
https://kenpom.com/

Second stat: Expenses and revenues for each school's basketball program.
https://www.midmajormadness.com/2018/6/ ... -mid-major

I haven't taken time to count down how many schools outspend Montana on their basketball programs, but I can assure you it's way more than 72--possibly in the hundreds. It's also notable that our chief rivals, Montana State, also spend slightly more than we do, and I doubt there's anybody out there, even a Cat fan, who thinks their program is in better shape than ours.

I think all of us can glean a lot more juicy bits of information from this list, but one thing is clear: Travis DeCuire is punching way above his weight.

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by HookedonGriz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:22 am

He has been a HUGE asset for this program. I'm nervous to see how long he stays. If he repeats last year (and I have no doubt he will) his door will be knocked over with offers. So glad he is a Griz.

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by grizonbob » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:26 am

Hope I'm not getting too carried away, but considering his coaching success this past season, and his recruiting moves since the season ended, I'm starting to regard him as a hoops chessmaster

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by Colter_Nuanez56 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:24 am

We had a long discussion about the men's basketball expenses and revenues when it comes to the Big Sky Conference as well as the value of a head coach like Coach DeCuire in the second hour of Tootell and Nuanez yesterday:

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by 84GRIZ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 am

Assuming the service academies are above us in spending looks like we are at about 210th in total expenses.

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by EverettGriz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:36 pm

84GRIZ wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 am
Assuming the service academies are above us in spending looks like we are at about 210th in total expenses.
:o
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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by EverettGriz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:38 pm

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by citay » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:00 pm

EverettGriz wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:38 pm
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Is that dollars--or lies....

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by fanofzoo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:11 pm

citay wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:00 pm
EverettGriz wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:38 pm
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Is that dollars--or lies....
Tough to get the taste out your mouth after that.

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by EverettGriz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:10 pm

citay wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:00 pm
EverettGriz wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:38 pm
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Is that dollars--or lies....


Well, the mouth is moving so....


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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by GrizLA » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:25 pm

EverettGriz wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:38 pm
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Well, "he knows words" and" the best people" but I'd say DeCuire knows the best players and has the words to get them to commit to UM.

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by AZGrizFan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:27 pm

Are there any legal ways to augment his salary?
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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by WaGriz4life » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:49 pm

AZGrizFan wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Are there any legal ways to augment his salary?
There sure are in other states. Wichita State ain’t paying Greg Marshall 2 million dollars a year out of their athletic budget. Alabama boosters paid off Nick Saban’s house and bought him a condo in Florida a few years ago when Texas was going after him.

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by 4theluvofgriz » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:31 pm

I'm thinkin' that the university would never allow private funding for a coach, without going directly through the athletic department. It is a control thing.

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by Paytonlives » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:35 pm

I hope he is our Selvig and sticks around for 20 years...
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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by PeauxRouge » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:36 pm

Paytonlives wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:35 pm
I hope he is our Selvig and sticks around for 20 years...
That would be nice, but he is too ambitious for that.
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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by grizbro » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:38 pm

I think he’s focusing on recruiting and improving the program and knows in the back of his mind the future. People will come calling and he’ll be gone. I think he’s comfortable calling the shots and in control. Haven’t seen him the last two years at our spring tour event so that part of his contract has become optional.

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by Zirg » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:10 pm

He's valuable in his recruiting abilities, and he will soon land a gig that pays more than UM will ever pay a coach. That's how it works around here. Since 1971 there has only been 1 UM b-ball coach that did not go on to coach somewhere else in D1 (and get paid more than here). This place recruits itself (compared to most Big Sky destinations) in so many ways. When Travis moves on, we'll find someone else and they will have success too, unless they hire another Class C Montana HS coach again.

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by Proud Griz Man » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:51 pm

Kennedy or Holst?
Zirg wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:10 pm
He's valuable in his recruiting abilities, and he will soon land a gig that pays more than UM will ever pay a coach. That's how it works around here. Since 1971 there has only been 1 UM b-ball coach that did not go on to coach somewhere else in D1 (and get paid more than here). This place recruits itself (compared to most Big Sky destinations) in so many ways. When Travis moves on, we'll find someone else and they will have success too, unless they hire another Class C Montana HS coach again.

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Re: The Value of Travis DeCuire

Post by CatGrad-UMGradStu » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:25 pm

Zirg wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:10 pm
He's valuable in his recruiting abilities, and he will soon land a gig that pays more than UM will ever pay a coach. That's how it works around here. Since 1971 there has only been 1 UM b-ball coach that did not go on to coach somewhere else in D1 (and get paid more than here). This place recruits itself (compared to most Big Sky destinations) in so many ways. When Travis moves on, we'll find someone else and they will have success too, unless they hire another Class C Montana HS coach again.
I thought Plentwood was Class B when he was there? Good one.

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