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new AD at American. And Jeff Jones was never an easy guy to get along with.
I thought Melissa Stark got along with him pretty well.
Richard Pitino at Minnesota. That's a bit young for a high-major job
So what? You swing for the fences.
No wonder he bowed out of the running for the Siena job.
It is the business walk of the biggest, baddest bear in the national park happening upon an abandoned picnic.
I'm not saying he can't handle it but being the head coach of a high-major program comes with it a lot of responsibility of often being the face of the program (and even athletic dept), fundraising, etc. He appears mature for his age, but that's a tall order for a 30 yr old.
Maybe they're hoping to plug into the family connections.
Jimmy Patsos was asked at Siena if it was his "dream job." He said his dream job was Maryland. But that Siena was "right there at the top."
yeah. A 30 yr old guy with one year of coaching experience and barely finishing above .500 in the Sun Belt doesn't get a high-major job like that in normal circumstances.
re: Jimmy you can only love the guy. I think he will do very well in Albany. Siena basketball is the main show in that town.
How could anyone possibly ask that question? Why YES, I've always dreamed of a good mid major job in Albany, New York
He just signed with Buffalo
Talking about Danny, not Bobby.
Speaking of Danny...
Y! Sources: Danny Hurley in Rutgers' sites as a replacement for Mike Rice: http://yhoo.it/12hZ61H
Bobby Hurley got the Buffalo job, they're referring to his brother Danny Hurley who is the head coach at Rhode Island right now, but before that coached at Wagner and St. Benedicts High School.
High risk but could be very high reward. Billy Donovan (Pitino protege) also got his first two HC jobs at a very young age and that worked out well. Pitino did get a Top 100 recruit from Baltimore to committ to FIU which is impressive, IMO.
He could be in WAY over his head though - the Big 10 is the best basketball conference in the country right now. I'm having a hard time seeing how you get Minnesota to compete consistently with the likes of Michigan St., Ohio St., Michigan, and Wisconsin and not seeing how Minnesota can compete consistently with these schools for recruits. Would've been better to wait and take a high-major job in an "easier" conference, IMO.
Not disagreeing with you. I do think it's a little different job being by far the #2 revenue coach (behind football) vs. Minnesota which is probably 1A and 1B between football and men's basketball. There's a lot of fundraising that goes along with being a HC (not sure how much of that Donovan had to do at FL).
Jeff Goodman from CBS lists some candidates.. think Spinelli is as qualified as some of these guys. Only thing is those 3 guys all recruited this area. Spinelli just got to Maryland but I think he recruits New England more because Bino and Dalonte recruit locally. Still, I'm sure he knows all the local AAU guys.
Candidates: Russell Springmann (Texas), Raphael Chillious (Villanova), Chris Caputo (Miami)
Saw that Rob Moxley is even a candidate for a head coaching job, Texas Pan-American. Wonder why that job of all the openings.
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^^^ True, also the American job is now open as well.
Bracken said he's getting a look
Former Bullet Jeff Ruland fired as UDC's coach (that is the Univ of the District of Columbia), who knew?
Joe Mihalich (HC at Niagara) in at Hofstra. So now put Niagara up as another opening.
Is Spinelli being tossed around? Does he have particular regional affiliations -- New England? Texas?
He's from New England, he's coached in the midwest (Nebraska/Wichita St/A&M).
supposedly Spin's in the mix for Loyola. I could see him also getting a look from American but they have a brand new AD.
What about Niagara? I'm not sure what schools are open in the northeast but that would be the logical landing spot for Spinelli.
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