- Aug 16, 2011
But the season is longer, with two and a half times as much travel. Seems like it kinda balances out.I think I’d take LESS money to coach in the NBA, because I wouldn’t have to recruit and run a program. Just coach your team.
He’s a real loss to college basketball, but reading I was surprised to read that he was in the mix for the Piston’s job last year even before his heart surgery but admitted he didn’t get the job. He then professed his love for Michigan and plans to stay there. I mean coaches do spout their normal coachspeak but he seemed different. It makes me wonder if the daunting job of rebuilding with the current one or two and done landscape including all his players early departures made him rethink his hopes of ever winning or seriously contending for a championship. Lots of things that a current college coach can’t control nor plan for now to frustrate and stress out coaches.Given the results of the trial... he probably thought it’s only going to get worse.
can't blame him for taking the dollars of the NBA and one last shot at the highest level. he knows and hates what a cesspool college recruiting is. On the other side of it, do NBA coaches not named Greg Popovich have any power at all? so many players in the league are not exactly coachable and can get someone canned pretty quickly. Will be interesting to see if Michigan throws a bunch of cash at Jay Wright or Chris Beard, or someone else I am not thinking of.
I think he probably got sick of losing players every year (often unexpectedly) and probably thought his loyalty to the program wouldn't be necessary if his players don't have it. the whole landscape of ncaabb in the one and done era is very tumultuous and difficult to deal with...probably just had enough of it.Beilein probably realized he wanted to get paid for his last few years as a coach.
Gilbert probably overpaid him and he can flame out in 2-3 years in the NBA and have 5 years worth of money and be ready to retire.
Never blame a guy for cashing out at the end.
I just hope Cleveland doesn’t get Zion.
They don’t deserve LeBron then Zion.
IDK if you look at the Nets, Clippers, the Jazz last year, the Hawks a few seasons ago...even the blazers this year. the celtics did better without their "max" guys than with...even the warriors were put together through shrewd drafting and second round picks...klay, steph and draymond were not lottery picks.NBA coaching is irrelevant for the most part.
The league comes down to talent.
Scheduling gives every team certain wins and losses.
Honestly, it's probably only 45 minutes to an hour more of a drive from Ann Arbor to WNY than it is from Cleveland to WNY. But, I get your point.Definitely am a little surprised but not shocked
1) money might be a factor but I really don’t think it is
2) he flirted with the pistons last year and had real interest in leaving last year
3) from my understanding he has always had the goal to Coach in the NBA and he’s getting toward the end of his career so now was a good time
4) THIS last one is probably the biggest point...he is obviously moving the or near Cleveland, Patrick just took the job at Niagara. It’s around a 3 hour drive from Cleveland to Niagara I believe. So not only is he living a dream of coaching in the NBA, making more money BUT he is ALSO moving closer to family where his kids are not getting married and having grandkids. Great move on his part in my opinion and happy for the guy cause he’s a great coach and great person.
If they’re smart, they pony up and pay Oats’ buyout. They need to continue the momentum that Beilein built up. They had a solid decade or more of complete irrelevance before Beilein. Can’t imagine they want to go back there. And there’s zero reason for Michigan b-ball to ever be irrelevant.Porter Moser and Juwan Howard are the two finalists for this job.
Unless Billy Donovan is interested.
I agree, but seeing Penny pull in some recruits to Memphis and Ewing doing solid at GTown, Juwan isn't as unattractive as he is at first glance. I'd like to see him get it.I wouldn't be too excited about either Moser or Howard if I was a Michigan fan even if Juwan is an alum. I'd like to think they could do better than that.
That's true. Going to be hard for anyone to be as successful as Beilein. Will be interesting to follow.I agree, but seeing Penny pull in some recruits to Memphis and Ewing doing solid at GTown, Juwan isn't as unattractive as he is at first glance. I'd like to see him get it.
I meant top 3 picks like zion or AD ... I don't think there was a consensus on klay, steph or draymond in the NBA that those 3 would be franchise "max" players...kawhi was chosen 15th. klay 11th. draymond 35th. jokic 41st. giannis 15th. manu ginobili 57th. tony parker 28h etc...even steph at 7 shows a bunch of teams had no idea about him.klay and steph absolutely were