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Topic: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread

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MaximumSam

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #168 on: May 12, 2019, 07:43:21 PM »
Also get commitment from 4 star 2021 PF Kalen Etzler

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« Reply #169 on: May 12, 2019, 07:44:44 PM »
Yvan Ouedraogo announced for Nebraska on Sunday. The French forward planned to announce his college decision on Sunday, though the landing spot leaked early on Saturday.

It's the first preps commitment for Fred Hoiberg and staff while being the third international player the Huskers will add to the roster since the coaching change. Ouedraogo joins Dalano Banton and Shamiel Stevenson.

The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Ouedraogo turned 17 in March, but boasts a near-7-foot wingspan and has been productive on the international level. At the FIBA U16 European Championships last year, Ouedraogo averaged 12.7 points and 9.7 rebounds, grabbing at least five rebounds in seven of France’s games in the tournament.


Ouedraogo attends the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance in Paris — a program that produced NBA players such as Tony Parker, Rony Turiaf and Boris Diaw.

Perhaps most importantly Ouedraogo gives Nebraska a true post player. The Huskers other additions thus far have largely been wings and guards. His addition leaves Nebraska with two open scholarships for the coming season — three if Isaiah Roby keeps his name in the NBA Draft.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #170 on: May 13, 2019, 08:50:33 AM »
Beilein to the Cavs?

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« Reply #171 on: May 13, 2019, 09:02:01 AM »
Wow, that's a stunner.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #172 on: May 13, 2019, 09:24:12 AM »
Holy crap. Yeah, shocking. I thought he'd retire a Wolverine, for sure. 


Tom Crean to Michigan. Heh.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #173 on: May 13, 2019, 09:37:22 AM »
What the hell??? I'm absolutely dumb-founded.

As for initial thoughts on potential replacements, LaVall Jordan isn't doing so great at Butler with what I thought was a decent roster. Everyone else with direct connections to Beilein is either unsuccessful or unproven, though I think Patrick Beilein will succeed at Niagara and get a big job in the future.

Even though OSU got Holtmann late (which led to Michigan getting both Yaklich and Haynes as assistants that year), I don't see an obvious choice that would be interested in the Michigan job, so I can see Yaklich getting promoted for the interim....

Hypothetically, Nate Oats would've been a strong choice, but I doubt they can steal him from Alabama. Wojciechowski of Marquette could be a decent option, but I'd rather have someone more proven (and preferably not associated with Duke). As for the rest...... Craig Smith of Utah State is impressive, though he's strongly connected to Tim Miles for better & worse. I'd be intrigued by Niko Medved if he turned around Colorado State, but that didn't happen his first year. Tod Kowalczyk would be a safe choice considering he's won at Green Bay and Toledo though has never has made the tournament and only won the MAC once. Same probably goes for Dave Paulsen of George Mason who was at Michigan for a year (89/90) as a GA. Russell Turner of UC Irvine has turned them into the dominant Big West team so that's impressive. Vermont was already the top AE program before John Becker so I'm skeptical of him. One last guy that I'm intrigued by is Scott Nagy who succeeded at South Dakota State both when they were in D2 and then when after they moved to D1, and now he won the Horizon League at Wright State in his 3rd year (NKU also had the same record and won the conference tournament).

I just don't get it, though. Beilein would've had has name on the court had he stayed and could've continued to have success. I don't see how he'll be able to succeed in the NBA where the players and management have much more influence and control.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #174 on: May 13, 2019, 10:53:00 AM »
I hear Tyronn Lue is available.

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« Reply #175 on: May 13, 2019, 12:08:24 PM »
I can only hope that Michigan can find a coach who does things the right way. That seems to be hard to come by, these days.

Lots of coaches took jobs recently. I wonder it some of them wish they had waited a little longer.

The DePaul coach seems clean, but his record is not stellar. Seems to recruit well.

Then there is Porter Moser. I know he just signed an extension with Loyola, but Michigan has money, and a very solid program. Moser was also an excellent player for Benet Academy (Frank Kamisnky's HS) in Lisle, IL.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #176 on: May 13, 2019, 12:49:46 PM »
Yaklich might be a tough sell to the administration based on his lack of experience, but if I'm Michigan I'm probably rolling with him.  Going with an outside hire pretty much changes everything about the program, and Yaklich's fingerprints are all over the program now.

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« Reply #177 on: May 13, 2019, 05:51:36 PM »

That's awesome. The owner is an MSU grad who owns a team in Ohio. He needs a coach to guide the Cavs through the next few stormy seasons, so why not kill two birds with one stone and knock Michigan Hoops down a few pegs while you are at it? 

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #178 on: May 13, 2019, 06:17:41 PM »
The director of player personnel or something is a former Beilein player at WVU too

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« Reply #179 on: May 13, 2019, 06:36:04 PM »
Well he has also tried to hire Izzo a bunch of times, which shoots the biggest hole in my theory as that would be detrimental to his Alma. But funny nonetheless. 
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #180 on: May 13, 2019, 07:57:39 PM »
It's more frustrating and pathetic than anything. I know the Pistons tried to hire him last year and their current owner is a Sparty grad (the previously owner, Davidson, was a Michigan grad and primary donor for Michigan's basketball practice complex).... Yes Gansey is in their front office, but unfortunately I think the main reason Beilein took the job is to get away from recruiting (and all the illegal stuff associated with it for top 50 players), the way that the NBA draft process works now (especially with Poole, Matthews, and Brazdeikis all being projected 2nd rounders at best), and other problems with college basketball.

The worst part is just the timing. Nate Oats would've been a top choice, Eric Musselman and Fred Hoiberg would've at least been worth interviewing, and same goes for John Brannen somewhat.

Billy Donovan is getting a lot of buzz, but he has too many connections to Pitino, which concerns me even though he never got in trouble. Brad Stevens or Mark Few would be the optimal choices, but everyone knows that's not happening. Hopefully Warde Manuel has his shit together and is ready for this.... Rumor has it that Porter Moser and LaVall Jordan are his safe choices, which is concerning, though....
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #181 on: May 13, 2019, 08:20:27 PM »
Yeah, Moser or Jordan, no thanks.

Rick Barnes overly honestly said he almost took the UCLA job.  He'd be a solid bridge hire for a couple years.  He's crushed it at Tennessee with some non blue chip recruits.  Obviously, if this had happened in March or April, he's not my first call, but I think he'd be a better option than a guy who has basically been a .500 coach in the MVC and had one great tourney run two years ago.

What about Gregg Marshall?

 

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