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The Exodus from Pitt begins...

Discussion in 'Syracuse Basketball Board' started by OrangeXtreme, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. OrangeXtreme

    OrangeXtreme The Mayor of Dewitt Staff Member

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    Whitey23 Twitter Wizard

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    8 seems like a lot.
     
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  3. Headmaster 9

    Headmaster 9 Scout Team

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    Good for them. Hope they land someplace where they can be successful, as long as it’s not against us.
     
  4. corpjet

    corpjet Board Prophet

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    Does this eliminate them from transferring to an ACC school?
     
  5. Orange87

    Orange87 2nd String

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    Another tear-down and rebuild at Pitt. I'm starting to think that program may never come back.
     
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  6. OrangeXtreme

    OrangeXtreme The Mayor of Dewitt Staff Member

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    OrangeXtreme The Mayor of Dewitt Staff Member

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    Jared Wilson-Frame, Samson George and Peace Ilegomah.
     
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  8. Fly Rodder

    Fly Rodder Lord of the Sebouillia

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    Jeez ... that kind of devastation is just ... oof. But I don't know of anyone who thought that Stallings was a good hire.
     
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    721Comstock All Conference

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    I can name one person - Pitt's AD.

    And maybe Stallings, but not if he was honest with himself. :p
     
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    sufandu All American

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    Didn't this happen last year too? Can you be that bad and have 8 players other schools want?
     
  11. Ozcuse

    Ozcuse All Conference

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    Damn I hate Pitt as much as the next guy but did they really deserve a self imposed death penalty?
     
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    Cowtown Resident Frostback Interface

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    Orangello All American

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    How does the Pitt AD still have a job ?
     
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    OrlandoCuse All American

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    I kind of feel bad for whoever takes over as coach. That’s not even a bare cupboard, that’s a completely empty, ripped off the wall cupboard.
     
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  15. OrangeXtreme

    OrangeXtreme The Mayor of Dewitt Staff Member

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    Trueblue25 Great Dungey’s Kneecap

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    Couldnt have happened to a better program!
     
  17. Cowtown

    Cowtown Resident Frostback Interface

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    I hear Kevin Ollie's looking for work ... :D
     
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  18. Orange87

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    Sure it could've - Georgetown, UConn, Duke...
     
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  19. ForCuseSake

    ForCuseSake All Conference

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    If they pull a rabbit out of their hat and hire a solid coach I expect most of those kids to stay.

    I’m not holding my breath since the same AD and search firm are picking the new coach.

    Hell hath no fury like a Jamie Dixon scorned.

    His departure has rocked their program to the point I no longer dislike him for beating the pants off SU.
     
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  20. OrangeXtreme

    OrangeXtreme The Mayor of Dewitt Staff Member

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    In addition to talented freshman Parker Stewart, seven other Pittsburgh players have asked for -- and are expected to receive -- their release on Friday to explore transfer options, multiple sources close to the basketball program told ESPN.

    Sources told ESPN that senior Ryan Luther, sophomore Kene Chukwuka and four more freshmen -- Marcus Carr, Khameron Davis, Terrell Brown and Shamiel Stevenson -- asked for permission to contact other schools on Friday afternoon. Luther will have to apply for and is expected to receive another year of eligibility.
     
  21. shu 49

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    I thought that AD went to Oregon State. Ur job as a ad is to pick solid coaches so why spend money on a firm. Wth
     
  22. ForCuseSake

    ForCuseSake All Conference

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    I understand your comment re: search firms but that’s the way multi-million dollar positions usually get filled.

    They’re not picking resumes off LinkedIn. It gives the institution cover for making sure the process was above board and followed all EOE requirements.
     
  23. SUFan44

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    I would expect some to transfer and a couple to stay after they hire a new coach.
     
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    Stewart told ESPN his primary reason for leaving was the firing of Kevin Stallings.

    "We had a tough year, but most of the team was freshmen and we felt like we'd have a chance to improve next year," Stewart told ESPN. "We liked Coach Stallings. He was a great guy as a person and he treated us well."
     
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  25. Cusefannotindc

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    A couple months back I joked to someone that Virginia is my least favorite ACC team now that Pitt doesn't have a team anymore, I guess now it is literally true