Class of 2017 SF Curtis Haywood (OK/NH) Brewster Academy to Ga Tech

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  1. Fly Rodder

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    Especially when trying to bring them in to a play for a team with a lame duck HC. I respect JAB for all he's done for the program, but putting that 3-year date for retirement was IMO a mistake that's hurting them in the recruiting game.
     
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    Completely disagree. Because the alternative would have been to not announce anything, and the uncertainty would be even more heavily used against us in recruiting. At least now the timetable is out in the open.
     
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    There is no right or wrong answer, but it certainly looks like putting a time table has not helped at all. Depending on which side of the argument you back, it can be seen both ways. Couldn't do any worse if we had uncertainty surrounding JABs end date.
     
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    The alternative was for him to step down at the end of the year. Yes, the NCAA is a bunch of blowhards with zero consistency in how they apply sanctions, but very few coaches get away with having their wrists slapped twice in their career - especially at one school. When the penalties were announced, the school should have made a clean break and started the rebuild. Having a three-year transition is kind of dragging out the repercussions.
     
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    "Helped?" We're talking about a HOF icon retiring--this was always going to hurt us in some capacity, the question is whether it would have been better to keep it quiet and then have JB retire unexpectedly or to establish a timeline in advance and rip off the band aid up front.

    As you say, there probably isn't a right or wrong answer, but I agree with the approach we've taken. Better to get the pain over with than have it manifest as a larger and larger issue hanging over the program's head on the recruiting trail every season.
     
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    Send it in, Japheth!
     
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    Bingo
     
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    Saw Okauru and Haywood today in Springfield. Neither player impressed, though obviously it's just one game. As for Haywood, he was only 1 for 7 from the floor (unofficially, of course), making a 3. The majority of his shots were not "pretty," so to speak, but seemed to be rushed and errant. He did have 7 rebounds, 3 assists and a couple of steals, but even so, I'm not sure he would be the answer to our dilemma for next year if Battle is the only player sticking around who can regularly stick the 3.
     

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