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Old June 30th, 2017, 07:06 PM   #21
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You can start the podcast at the 2:45 mark, if you care to allow yourself to be swayed from your narrative.

"One day he belongs in the Hall of Fame."

"This wasn't a professional move."

"Every day (with Coach Beilein) is a day of growth."



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Old June 30th, 2017, 07:14 PM   #22
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LMAO

Yup

Billy Donlan left the future hall of famer that he so deeply admires for a parallel position at a complete garbage, basement dwelling program that has one NCAA tourney victory in its entire history.

Happens all the time. There 's totally nothing else going on here.

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Old June 30th, 2017, 07:22 PM   #23
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Something else I found out in that interview was that strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson was in the Final Four as a player. In fact, as a bucknut. He was on the '99 team with Michael Redd and Scoonie Penn. Prior to tosu's NCAA violations.

He transferred after that season and now he's at Michigan. Sooner or later, the good ones get it right.
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Old June 30th, 2017, 07:25 PM   #24
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LMAO

Yup

Billy Donlan left the future hall of famer that he so deeply admires for a parallel position at a complete garbage, basement dwelling program that has one NCAA tourney victory in its entire history.

Happens all the time. There 's totally nothing else going on here.
You really are committed to your bubble. If you weren't, you'd listen to the podcast. I'm sure a guy who wanted to get out of town so badly would decide to go on the radio in the city he just left to lie and say this was the one job, outside of being a head coach, that he would have left Michigan for. Because good PR in Ann Arbor is needed for when he's in Chicago.

I think only you would buy that and only you would come in here the day after Michigan gets their best hoops recruit in the last few years to whine and be all doom and gloom.
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LMAO

Yup

Billy Donlan left the future hall of famer that he so deeply admires for a parallel position at a complete garbage, basement dwelling program that has one NCAA tourney victory in its entire history.

Happens all the time. There 's totally nothing else going on here.
Obviously has a solid read on things.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 07:28 AM   #26
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The mgoblog guys make a compelling case about all this, but the bottom line is bad nonetheless. Beilein is DAMN GOOD. But so many things keep the program from really taking off, like injuries or the fucking NCAA re McGary, or this, or the Battle/Langford fiasco, or The Block. It's goddamn maddening. Suggested-replacement names on the blog are depressing.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 03:01 PM   #27
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Obviously has a solid read on things.
Some people believe what they want to believe, despite what's right in front of their face. Similar to the Trumpkinheads.
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Old July 3rd, 2017, 12:21 AM   #29
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http://mgoblog.com/content/basketbul...mit-watch#more


With two spots open and little time to fill them before the July evaluation period, however, we may see at least one more obvious candidate come aboard. Quinn has an excellent, exhaustive list of both the potential top candidates and dark horses, and Dylan had a thread going on UMHoops if you're a subscriber. Here's a quick rundown of the candidates to make both lists:

Chris Hunter. This would be a smooth transition. Hunter briefly filled in on the recruiting trail last year when Jordan and Alexander departed. He's been the program's Director of Player Personnel since 2014. He played for Michigan and grew up in Indiana. From a program familiarity and recruiting perspective, he's a strong candidate.

CJ Lee. Lee, who played point guard for Beilein at Michigan, is in the same vein as Hunter, and is perhaps an even better fit because of his experience running the system (Hunter's playing days predated Beilein). Lee, who's been as assistant coach at Marist since 2014, was Hunter's predecessor as Director of Player Personnel, and he's been behind the bench in some capacity since 2010.

Darris Nichols. A more established coach, Nichols came up last year during the assistant coach search. A point guard for Beilein's last three West Virginia teams, Nichols has spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Florida. As Quinn points out, he has an enticing combination of youth and experience; despite being only 32—the same age as Hunter and a year older than Lee—he already has six seasons of D-I coaching experience, including two at a power program.

Patrick Beilein. The nepotism hire, but not really: John's son looks eminently qualified for the position. He spent two years as a grad assistant at Michigan under his father, then worked his way up the ladder to his current position as the head coach at D-II Le Moyne, where he inherited a 16-13 team that lost three starters (including their leading scorer), went 10-17 in his first year, then 22-7 last season to earn an NCAA Tournament bid and conference coach of the year honors. The leap to D-I should be enough to offset going from a head coach to assistant role, especially when Michigan fires the money cannon.
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Old July 3rd, 2017, 12:49 PM   #30
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I wouldn't mind CJ Lee or Hunter as one of them, maybe more Lee, since he showed a fair amount of leadership in his senior year.

Keep in mind that Laval, Bacari, Meyer and Washington weren't widely known when they were hired. I knew of Bacari and Washington only because they played college ball in Michigan. Donlon, I didn't really know but he had the solid resume'.

The timing of the departures of Meyer & Donlon hurts the most, as there would've been a bigger pond to fish in back in April or May. That still doesn't necessarily mean we won't wind up with a solid staff. It's also good that Saddi has been the lead dog on Johns, DeJulius and Simmons.
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Old July 3rd, 2017, 01:09 PM   #31
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I guess one thing I'd like to see is adding somebody with strong ties to either Chicago, Indiana or ohio.

Lee was born in New York, played his first two years in Manhattan (NY) and now has been at Marist so
he's all Yankee state. That wouldn't hurt either but then I think you need that midwest guy to round things out for recruiting.

It seems like the talent level of players is getting a bit better in Michigan over the last few years, and Saddi's doing quite well in-state. I think Meyer and Laval were the strong guys in Indiana. We can't let that drop off too much.
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Michigan will play LSU in their first game of the Maui Invitational.

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Old July 21st, 2017, 11:49 AM   #33
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Dakich transferred to tosu. Not that he'll have much of an impact but it does irk me that so many of our 5th year transfers opt to go to other B1G schools. It taints their legacy a bit. At least Donnal went out of conference. He should have some impact.
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Old July 23rd, 2017, 11:54 AM   #34
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That IS a bit irritating. I guess it's evidence of how little there is there, since he was going to go after playing time.
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Old July 27th, 2017, 11:44 AM   #35
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DeAndre Haynes is named one of the assistant coaches. Fairly young guy with ties to Detroit, the state of ohio and (briefly) Illinois. He was a MAC POY while playing PG at Kent State.

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Luke Yaklich is coming on as the other new Assistant Coach. He was Illinois State's Associate Head Coach and is supposedly a defensive guy. ISU was #19 in the nation defensively last year.

I can't say I'd heard of either of the new assistants but they both have good resumes. I like that Haynes has strong ties in Detroit and ohio and Yaklick is strong in Illinois. It looks like he was a H.S. and AAU coach in Joliet for 14 years before going to ISU.
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You said "yaklich".

(Cool. Let's hope for the best. SIGH.)
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Old July 30th, 2017, 10:10 AM   #38
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Don't be such a sad sap. Who were you looking for, aside from Larry Brown?

p.s.- Apparently, it's pronounced YOCK-litch. I don't know if that helps.
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Old July 30th, 2017, 11:38 AM   #39
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Something more positive.
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I will say though, the fact that he made a point of hiring a defensive specialist as an assistant is comforting. Hopefully the guy turns out like Donlon. I would have been superbummed to hear of just a generic-assistant hire. There needs to be a defensive coordinator.
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