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Topic: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread

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Anonymous Coward

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #200 on: May 18, 2019, 08:13:54 PM »
The priority needs to be keeping Yaklich. He's a star defensive mind and in as much demand as any assistant coach in america. Either give him the HC or hire someone who wants to and can keep him. So if Warde is not going to hire Yaklich as HC, the next best option is to hire Juwan Howard and give Yaklich a raise. 🤞

Howard is a wild card, no doubt. I'm not at all familiar with his coaching chops in Miami. But I'm betting him to be an ace recruiter and open to staff continuity. I also like the historical connection.

Concerns with Juwan:

- lower odds of keeping Yaklich than just hiring Yaklich outright
- risk of flaming out (a risk I think is far more acceptable than taking a guaranteed no one)
- higher than Beilein risk of NBA HC defection if he finds success
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #201 on: May 18, 2019, 09:04:00 PM »

- higher than Beilein risk of NBA HC defection if he finds success

Higher than 100%? That's not good. 
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #202 on: May 18, 2019, 09:18:18 PM »
That's not how risk works. For Beilein: if his risk of NBA defection had been higher, he'd have left sooner.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #203 on: May 18, 2019, 10:25:12 PM »
Apparently Juwan Howard and Lvall Jordan are the top choices and they'll be interviewing early next week. I don't like it but don't hate it either, especially if either of them can retain Yaklich. We'll find out in a few days it sounds like....
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #204 on: May 18, 2019, 10:29:02 PM »
I far prefer Howard to Jordan. Both are wild cards but Juwan's ceiling, especially as a recruiter, is far higher. Yaklich should be offered the job long before Jordan.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #205 on: May 19, 2019, 09:42:35 AM »
I far prefer Howard to Jordan. Both are wild cards but Juwan's ceiling, especially as a recruiter, is far higher. 

I'm not sure how one can conclude that. Howard has no experience coaching or recruiting in college at all as far as I can tell.  I can't really figure this one out - if you are going to hire a guy with no head coaching experience, why not hire the guy already on the team?

Jordan has had three underwhelming seasons as a head coach and seems like the very definition of failing up if he gets the Michigan job.  I do see he has a top 100 recruit committed, which is good.  Not sure where to place Butler as a program - clearly a stepping stone job, but also one that's been to two national championship games in recent memory.  What do recruits think of that? 

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« Reply #206 on: May 19, 2019, 10:27:34 AM »
I have agreed with that. We can't know what Juwan's going to produce as a recruiter. That's also why I typed ceiling. Compared to Lavall Jordan (and most humans), Juwan Howard is a charisma factory. And he seems to have a good heart. Charisma factories with good hearts tend to be natural recruiters.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #207 on: May 19, 2019, 12:37:27 PM »
I'm so old I can remember when AC didn't even like basketball
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« Reply #208 on: May 19, 2019, 01:43:14 PM »
Ha. 😬 Maybe there's only one sport I love for sake of itself and that is hockey. I think I take on the rest because I love Michigan (significantly more than I love its sports) and take all opportunities to celebrate it. Hence my attention for Michigan basketball ... once it became worth celebrating.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #209 on: May 20, 2019, 11:29:37 AM »
It sounds more and more like Juwan Howard heads the list. The biggest hurdle - aside from somehow retaining Yaklich, of course - may be that Juwan is one of four finalists for the Minnesota Timberwolves job. Ryan Saunders sounds like the front runner there, at least for now.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #210 on: May 21, 2019, 12:11:45 PM »
Sounds like they interviewed Ed Cooley but he's staying at Providence.  Seems obviously Juwan Howard now?  

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #211 on: May 21, 2019, 12:32:28 PM »
Well, that's a relief. Cooley's offenses are almost as bad as Amaker's. His best offensive teams weren't even close to Beilein's worst, despite having some future pros on those teams.

I'm not particularly enthused about any of Michigan's options, but at this point I'll accept Howard, Jordan, or Smart, especially if they keep Yaklich and find a similar offensive-minded assistant.
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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #212 on: May 21, 2019, 01:08:06 PM »
It sounds more and more like Juwan Howard heads the list. The biggest hurdle - aside from somehow retaining Yaklich, of course - may be that Juwan is one of four finalists for the Minnesota Timberwolves job. Ryan Saunders sounds like the front runner there, at least for now.
Timberwolves officially going with Flip's kid, so that takes Howard out of the running there.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #213 on: May 21, 2019, 02:09:24 PM »
Jordan Bohannon may miss the whole season following hip surgery

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #214 on: May 21, 2019, 02:30:55 PM »
Here's a nice piece about Juwan's coaching habits and what he excels at (emphasizing precision and personability). It was written a month back when he Vegas's favorite to take over for Luke Walton as HC of the Lakers. Author goes as far as hoping he stays on as the successor to Spoelstra.

https://www.fivereasonssports.com/voices/heat-cant-afford-to-lose-juwan-howard-twice/

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #215 on: May 21, 2019, 11:09:12 PM »
All but official that Howard will be hired. Considering the realistic alternatives, he arguably has the most potential though also riskier. Hopefully he can decide on his assistants quickly and pursue whatever some of the decent graduate transfers that are still out there (I believe Cumberland from Oakland is still undecided).
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« Reply #216 on: May 22, 2019, 12:12:12 AM »
I'm excited for that. He's a super funny guy. Will be a treat to follow more closely. But yeah, the definition of high variance for risk/reward. Honestly though, absent the Stevens and Donovan tier, this was close to my best case scenario. Still pending the official announcement and the status of one Yaklich, of course.

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Re: 2019-2020 B1G Basketball Thread
« Reply #217 on: May 22, 2019, 01:32:33 AM »
Hawkeye senior Jordan Bohanan is having hip labrum surgery in 5/2019. (My understanding is not everyone recovers to full duty from this type of injury). Most prolific Hawkeye 3-point shooter in program hx. Recovery time is 5-10 months. Not certain he can play in 2019-20. May redshirt.

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« Reply #218 on: May 22, 2019, 11:11:04 AM »
that Dude can shoot with one hip

just get him the ball
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« Reply #219 on: May 22, 2019, 03:09:38 PM »
Sounds like it's done. Not a Donovan/Prohm home run. Not a train wreck. And as a fast ascender in Miami with the charisma of a natural recruiter, there's potential that he could be great. I'm happy.


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