- Apr 7, 2020
As backwards as it sounds. If Hop keeps losing and gets fired better chance he is our next HC. He comes back here with HC experience and his great recruiting he has always had.
1st Hopkins was a great recruiter and now people say is not . I'm getting confused, too much back-and-forth lolAfter a couple really good seasons at UW, it’s been all downhill for Hop at UW.
The team bottomed out last season with two first round picks. Also lost his starting PG to academic ineligibility.
He completely missed on some big time local recruits. Guys Romar likely would have brought in. Beachamp, Hickman, Banchero, and Nowell all chose to play elsewhere.
The latest blunder is his top returning scorer, Naz Carter, is ineligible for violating NCAA rules.
UW is picked to finish near last next season. The seat is getting hot. I think if UW struggles again, with no incoming recruits, UW could move on.
FWIW, I was really excited about Hop, and was a big Hop believer. I really hope it works out for him at UW, but with how it’s trending I don’t think he will be here much longer.
He was a great recruiter at SU because he developed connections with high schools in the northeast. Things changed when he moved to the northwest
Nationally though the AAU scene is quickly changing. Now NBA players and influence is increasing it’s effect on youth AAU basketball. Former and current NBA players have their own AAU teams. Penny Hardaway now at Memphis had his own AAU team, Marcus Smart, Durant, Westbrook, Chris Paul, Melo, Bradley Beal, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose, Kyle Lowery, John Wall etc all have created their own youth club basketball teams sponsored by the Nike, Adidas, Under Armour etc brands. This isn’t even counting a college coach like Juwan Howard jumping straight from an NBA job. It is quickly changing the recruitment, youth player development scene thus college recruiting.Hop had connections with all the AAU programs on the East Coast.
He doesn't have the same relationships with the West Coast AAU.
While I agree with you, they don’t hold as much weight as some people think they do. In 2017 the pac-12 was horrendous, I believe only 3 teams made the tournament, with UCLA and ASU not making it out of the first four. The next year washington win the pac-12 and again only 3 teams made the tournament. That is an absolute joke out of a power conference. There was a reason they were a 9 seed in the tournament coming off a 27-9 season and winning the pac-12. Those coach of the years mean some but not nearly as much as people like to flaunt it.Two Pac 12 COY awards say you’re wrong.
Let's take a look at three other coaches in their first 3 years of a major league like Hop has had. 1. Rollie Massimino 1. 7-19 2. 9-18 3 16-11 Coach K at Duke 1. 17-13 2 10-17 3. 11-17 Jim Calhoun at Uconn 9-19 (3-13 in the Big East) 2. 20-14 (4-12 in the Big East) 3. 18-13 (6-10 in the Big East) We make judgments a lot quicker than we used to.
20 and 38 the last two years with his own players. Tons of talent. Lack of control. Lack of discipline on and off the court. Hard pass for this alumLet's take a look at three other coaches in their first 3 years of a major league like Hop has had. 1. Rollie Massimino 1. 7-19 2. 9-18 3 16-11 Coach K at Duke 1. 17-13 2 10-17 3. 11-17 Jim Calhoun at Uconn 9-19 (3-13 in the Big East) 2. 20-14 (4-12 in the Big East) 3. 18-13 (6-10 in the Big East) We make judgments a lot quicker than we used to.