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This dude is a master bait and switch con artist. Doesnt even run the Havoc bullshit that made his dumbass relevant. Just a total waste of space and massive mistake. Cant get him away from this University fast enough. 

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Yaklich needs to fire his agent.  Turning down NBA jobs to join a sinking ship as one of the most high profile assistants in the last few years was just crazy.

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Will the University be able to hire a coach that yells at players?  CDC needs to understand that soft coaching yields poor results.  Does CDC want to get into the fox hole with Smart?  We will know soon.

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Y'all help me compile a list of hirings since we hired and then extended Shaka.

•Obviously Tennessee hired Rick Barnes and they are thriving

•Louisville hired Chirs Mack and ate thriving despite having previously been mired in scandal 

•Tech hired Chris Beard, they are thriving

•Auburn hired Bruce Pearl, they are thriving 

•Arkansas hired Eric Musselman and are currently #26 in Kenpom with some of the country's best defensive stats

•VCU hired Will Wade and then Mike Rhoades, both of whom are outperforming Shaka

•Florida hired Mike White, they are thriving 

•Houston hired Kelvin Sampson, they are thriving 

•LSU hired Will Wade from VCU, and he's already done more at LSU than Shaka has at Texas

 

I don't even feel like continuing at this point. This is just depressing.

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21 minutes ago, Goo Punch said:

Y'all help me compile a list of hirings since we hired and then extended Shaka.

•Obviously Tennessee hired Rick Barnes and they are thriving

•Louisville hired Chirs Mack and ate thriving despite having previously been mired in scandal 

•Tech hired Chris Beard, they are thriving

•Auburn hired Bruce Pearl, they are thriving 

•Arkansas hired Eric Musselman and are currently #26 in Kenpom with some of the country's best defensive stats

•VCU hired Will Wade and then Mike Rhoades, both of whom are outperforming Shaka

•Florida hired Mike White, they are thriving 

•Houston hired Kelvin Sampson, they are thriving 

•LSU hired Will Wade from VCU, and he's already done more at LSU than Shaka has at Texas

 

I don't even feel like continuing at this point. This is just depressing.

Those coaches are all prickly pears and don't play well in the sand box.  They have tempers and are prone to outbursts in public at players.  We can't have that at Texas.

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Just now, HtownHorn said:

Will Wade is also a major cheater.

Slick Willy. A very, very, cold, fish, but he is a good coach. He knows basketball X's and O's.  

I was happy to see him leave VCU.  I don't know that he did any of his paying for players shit there, but there was one very talented kid (a Wade recruit) the new coach Mike Rhoades (final 4 run asst. coach) asked to leave the program. That kid is now playing for a final four team from last season.

Shaka would not have made his final 4 run without those two coaches on his bench.  They are both very good basketball skills guys. Shaka was the glue that held everything together.

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I haven't even caught a game result in a couple weeks, but sounds like I haven't missed too much. Well, except for more evidence we still aren't good. 

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based on this performance against McNeese State it would appear that we simply haven't had enough better tomorrows to be where we need to be. gonna have to work on that.

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That was terrible.

To anyone defending Shaka, please answer this: do you feel Coach Smart gets the most out of his players? Look at the recruiting rankings, look at the potential they show as true freshman, and then weigh that against how they develop and how they play together.

Let's take that exercise one step further: in Shaka's now four-plus seasons at Texas, when can you recall his athletes playing "gestalt" basketball, as in, better than the sum of their parts?

I can only think of once--late last season, during our NIT run, and that was only after playing his usual brand of sloppy, rudderless hoops for the first two games. By the third round, something clicked, and the guys started to play true team hoops on both ends of the floor. All this despite missing their best player and future NBA lottery pick in Jaxson Hayes.

No, we don't have a roster packed with sharpshooters, but there's enough height, talent, and athleticism to compete in the Big 12 and earn NCAA tournament invites.

And yet ...

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1 hour ago, Braff Zacklin said:

That was terrible.

To anyone defending Shaka, please answer this: do you feel Coach Smart gets the most out of his players? Look at the recruiting rankings, look at the potential they show as true freshman, and then weigh that against how they develop and how they play together.

Let's take that exercise one step further: in Shaka's now four-plus seasons at Texas, when can you recall his athletes playing "gestalt" basketball, as in, better than the sum of their parts?

I can only think of once--late last season, during our NIT run, and that was only after playing his usual brand of sloppy, rudderless hoops for the first two games. By the third round, something clicked, and the guys started to play true team hoops on both ends of the floor. All this despite missing their best player and future NBA lottery pick in Jaxson Hayes.

No, we don't have a roster packed with sharpshooters, but there's enough height, talent, and athleticism to compete in the Big 12 and earn NCAA tournament invites.

And yet ...

When people from Tech and Bailor laugh at you and your college bball team, that's all that needs to be said.  It's obvious the Shaka defenders don't engage the real world.

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6 minutes ago, Goo Punch said:

our basketball team has taken 15 total FTs in its last two games. 

If your players can't shoot FT's and you team doesn't like unselfishness, then the thing to do is shoot 3's and holla like you are going to the NBA next year.

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On 11/26/2019 at 3:52 PM, Goo Punch said:

different year, same shit:

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That's just....

 

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It shows you how little of a shit Texas cares about basketball that this man is still coaching. This was embarrassing 2 years ago, and maybe it hasn't gotten any "worse" but the fact that it's gone on this long is so painful. 

I guess it's basketball and it only takes about 2 seasons to turn a program around, and Texas will probably just keep Shaka until Moody opens, but I'm almost surprised a BMD hasn't wrote a blank check yet to say "get this man out of here". 

Almost losing to McNeese State at home. Raise your hand if you can tell me where McNeese State is. It wasn't that long ago that this program went dancing 19/21 years - now it's been just 2 out of the past 4 and this season doesn't look like anything more than a bubble team.

The man is just not equipped to be a big time college basketball coach. Maybe he'd be a nice assistant. Who knows. 

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It also shows that Texas can't just eat a dumb contract when they are spending so much money everywhere upgrading facilities. CDC has his hands full with all these firings that clearly need to take place.

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1 hour ago, MAUFRAIS said:

Can’t we just write it off?

All these big athletic programs...they write off everything!  (have some rep) 

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What’s funny to me (not really funny) is that I keep seeing 8-10 mentioned, like “no way we get to 8–10!”. As if that is the goal. Actually contending for the conference championship isn’t even a consideration.

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4 hours ago, Knoxtnhorn said:

All I gotta say is we damn well better beat aggy next week.  I'll be there with my son.

They are terrible. We should win convincingly. 

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Yeah, A&M is terrible. 

 

They might be the worst P5 team out of all of the 5 (6 if we’re counting the big east) leagues.

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9 hours ago, GotThatFire said:

They are terrible. We should win convincingly. 

Fuck now we are gonna lose 

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We're getting too excited about the A&M game.  Tomorrow night, after the groundbreaking/gravedigging...we have our #2 marquee home game of the non-conference season ticket package---UAB, baby!  They looked respectable at Kentucky on Friday night.  But have lost convincingly to Utah Valley (whatever the fuck that is).  

I'm guessing it's a nailbiter.  

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10 hours ago, Pancho said:

Yeah, A&M is terrible. 

 

They might be the worst P5 team out of all of the 5 (6 if we’re counting the big east) leagues.

Yeah but we are not exactly lighting up any of the teams we are supposed to beat so far so there is that.

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The Thunder are awful and are only going to get worse. If we aren't backing up the Brinks truck for Billy Donovan then we are fucking up. 

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I'll say it- assuming Donovan is off the table, i would love for UVA to have a subpar year and for Texas to hire Tony Bennett. I don't give a damn how low scoring the games are, i like winning 25-30 games every year, winning league titles, and oh yeah final 4's and national titles aren't bad either. i would take Bennett to replace Shaka all day long. he's about as good as we could possibly hope for. 

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On 11/22/2019 at 10:13 AM, Goo Punch said:

•Obviously Tennessee hired Rick Barnes and they are thriving

Phbbbt they almost lost to VCU... who loses to VCU.

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7 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

I'll say it- assuming Donovan is off the table, i would love for UVA to have a subpar year and for Texas to hire Tony Bennett. I don't give a damn how low scoring the games are, i like winning 25-30 games every year, winning league titles, and oh yeah final 4's and national titles aren't bad either. i would take Bennett to replace Shaka all day long. he's about as good as we could possibly hope for. 

Bennett would never come to Texas. money isn't that big of a deal to him and he plays in the best basketball conference in college.

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17 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

I'll say it- assuming Donovan is off the table, i would love for UVA to have a subpar year and for Texas to hire Tony Bennett. I don't give a damn how low scoring the games are, i like winning 25-30 games every year, winning league titles, and oh yeah final 4's and national titles aren't bad either. i would take Bennett to replace Shaka all day long. he's about as good as we could possibly hope for. 

I don't know that Bennett would leave Virginia because he just won a title there.  I don't think 1 down year would result in leaving.  But yes, I'm high on the Bennett train. 

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He's 66. Immediately after Barnes, I would've jumped at that as he's a proven winner and demonstrated sustained success wherever he's been (at the college level).

But now? No. If we're shooting for the moon, I want a hire who'll be around 15-20 years and provide long-term stability. An institution.

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66 isn't really all that old these days. he could be here for a decade and still be as sharp as he is today. and we don't exactly have a huge pool of candidates to choose from. 

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Are you off your meds? In the span of one day:

Back up the brinks for Donovan!

BENNETT WILL COME HERE WHEN HE HAS A DOWN YEAR!

BEILEN!!1!!!

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3 hours ago, Js1 said:

Are you off your meds? In the span of one day:

Back up the brinks for Donovan!

BENNETT WILL COME HERE WHEN HE HAS A DOWN YEAR!

BEILEN!!1!!!

Do you really have to ask that question?

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The idea that UVA would be dissatisfied with Bennet or vice versa one year removed from a national championship is laughable. He inherited a 10 win team in 2009 and has since finished 1st in ACC conference standings 4 of the last 6 years.

On 12/6/2019 at 5:49 AM, PilotsError said:

You have no idea what motivates Bennett or how important money is to him. Quit this shit.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/17/why-uva-basketball-coach-tony-bennett-turned-down-a-raise.html

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In 2019, University of Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett led the Cavaliers to their first appearance in the Final Four in 35 years and on to win their first NCAA Championship title in program history.

But when UVA President Jim Ryan and Athletic Director Carla Williams tried to offer Bennett a raise after the win, he rejected it.

“President Ryan and Carla were very gracious in what they offered to me as a potential contract, but I have a very good contract,” said Bennett, in an article published on UVA’s website on Sept. 15. “I have more than enough, and if there are ways that this can help out the athletic department, the other programs and coaches, by not tying up so much [in men’s basketball], that’s my desire.”

“I have more than I need,” he said. “I’m blessed beyond what I deserve.”

The coach also donated $500,000 toward a career-training initiative for current and former UVA men’s basketball players. Rejecting additional compensation “just does not happen in our industry,” said Williams.

Sounds like a surefire candidate for the ole money-whip alright. We have as much of a chance of seeing Bennett coach at Texas as we do with Red Auerbach.

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