Bleh, I want no part of Roy Williams. Let him keep his program at Kansas. I'm really disappointed with UNC right now, and I'm sick of Dick Baddour.
I'm sure come next season, I'll still attend the games. But if we were to start playing right now? I'd be staying home.
Now if Jordan were to replace Doherty, that could be interesting...
If they studied their paper money for clues as to what their country was all about, they found, among a lot of other baroque trash, a picture of a truncated pyramid with a radiant eye on top of it, like this:
Not even the President of the United States knew what that was all about. It was as though the country were saying to its citizens, "In nonsense is strength."
If Williams win the national title this year he is UNC bound, if not I bet they offer it to George Karl.
Personally I think Kelvin Sampson (Oklahoma) or Mark Few (Gonzaga) would be the best choices.
WIENER OF THE DAY! July 6, 2002!
Fear can sometimes be a useful emotion. For instance, let's say you're an astronaut on the moon and you fear that your partner has been turned into Dracula. The next time he goes out for the moon pieces, wham!, you just slam the door behind him and blast off. He might call you on the radio and say he's not Dracula, but you just say, "Think again, bat man."
I think he would want to stay at UL to continue the rebuilding of that program. I'm not sure if he would want to abandon a program while it is in the rebuilding phase. As much as it hurts a UK fan to admit, King Richard does like to reach his goals before he voluntarily leaves a job.
I don't think Williams would go, Kansas is an upper echelon job, just the same as the job at UNC is. I think that Stan Heath from Arkansas would be a good choice, and I also agree with the assessments about Karl (who may not be welcome much longer in Milwaukee anyway), Sampson, and Few. The Marquette coach (I have already forgotten his name and don't want to remember it, for that matter) has really added luster to his resume this year as well.
Dean wanted to look outside the family the first time. After Roy, he wanted either Tubby, or Rick Majerus. Doherty was Dick Baddour's pick (and other alumni, including Jordan).
I can't believe anyone is making this out to be about the kids. This isn't about the kids. This is about Phil Ford. If Doherty had left his staff behind at Notre Dame (which he didn't, and part of the contract for him to come to UNC was for him to bring them. Baddour agreed to this, so the blame is, again, in his court) and kept Phil Ford and the other assistant coaches, everything would've been fine. But the AD and the damn Chancellor are using the kids as an excuse to fire Doherty, and hiding behind them as cover. They should've never let the players be at the damn press conference, much less allowed them to shoot their mouths off.
Grrrr... I can't believe how pissed I am over the whole thing.
From the mouth of my uncle Jim, the Republican banker: "I regret voting for Bush." "We need to vote him out of office."
1) None were that young, but they weren't that much older either. Its a different age nowadays and 19 now is probably 22 in 1984 in terms of talent level. Of course guys now can barely shoot and James is no exception.