The last open assistant spot

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The last open assistant spot

Post by usuhoops » April 23rd, 2018, 1:22 pm

I would imagine it's gotta be a minority with some coaching experience right? I don't think you can stay competitive in the recruiting world in college basketball with an all caucasian staff? Everyones thoughts?



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by Brushowl » April 23rd, 2018, 2:07 pm

I agree. I have a neighbor who is an assistant coach, whose ethnic background is Icelandic. I believe he has already applied. Should have a lock on the job. His wife is from Peru so that should also help.


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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by BLUERUFiO » April 23rd, 2018, 2:22 pm

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By minority, you mean a black man. Right? If so, I agree. I think it would help.


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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by usuhoops » April 23rd, 2018, 2:24 pm

Yes, we need a black assistant coach.



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Re: The last open assistant spot

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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by usuhoops » April 23rd, 2018, 2:34 pm

lol.... ya that picture is cracking me up for sure. great picture.



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by thansen » April 23rd, 2018, 3:37 pm

I would like to see a black Associate Head Coach preferably a woman. Anyone know if Lisa Leslie is still interested in the position?



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by USU73 » April 23rd, 2018, 4:34 pm

thansen wrote:I would like to see a black Associate Head Coach preferably a woman. Anyone know if Lisa Leslie is still interested in the position?
I would prefer Natalie Williams as her dad was an Aggie great.

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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by IdaAg93 » April 23rd, 2018, 9:36 pm

Lewis Wilson is my choice, if that's whom we're after.



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » April 23rd, 2018, 9:39 pm

IdaAg93 wrote:
April 23rd, 2018, 9:36 pm
Lewis Wilson is my choice, if that's whom we're after.
Someone mentioned he was pretty self serving when they sat in on a coaching clinic with him and if that's true, no thanks. Besides, I wasn't a big fan of his offense.



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by usuhoops » April 23rd, 2018, 10:06 pm

Referring to someone who didn't help drive the program into the ground or remove one of its best players for his own benefit once he did lol



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by WAaggieFan » April 23rd, 2018, 11:50 pm

I’m hoping for an Asian assistant. Maybe Hispanic to keep the south valley cartel at bay.


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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by dyedblue » April 24th, 2018, 4:50 am

usuhoops wrote:Yes, we need a black assistant coach.
If we didn't need a Mormon coach or someone who knows Utah, why do we need a black coach? Go find the best guy out there, right?


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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by Hoopsnut » April 24th, 2018, 6:14 am

I think we need a coach that knows how to win!



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by usuhoops » April 24th, 2018, 7:45 am

The need for a black coach is greater then the need for an lds coach. How many lds assistants worked for stew?

We need to widen our recruiting net and you can do that with a black asssistant coach moreso then an lds one. There are a limited number of lds kids with mid
Major plus talent. Where as 56 % of all college basketball players identify as being black



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by dyedblue » April 24th, 2018, 7:50 am

usuhoops wrote:The need for a black coach is greater then the need for an lds coach. How many lds assistants worked for stew?

We need to widen our recruiting net and you can do that with a black asssistant coach moreso then an lds one. There are a limited number of lds kids with mid
Major plus talent. Where as 56 % of all college basketball players identify as being black
Historically look at who or best players have been.


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Post by dyedblue » April 24th, 2018, 7:51 am

It didn't have to be either /or. Maybe Smith shouldn't have brought his Summit League staff with him.


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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by usuhoops » April 24th, 2018, 8:31 am

Historically? What it took to win a big west championship and what it takes to win a mountain west championship are two different things.



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » April 24th, 2018, 8:47 am

I have the perfect solution. Alex Boye. He's black AND he is LDS. Sounds like a win to me based on this thread.

Personally, I think we need to go after the best coach possible. The coach needs to be able to develop players, recruit, and connect with the players. If they can connect, it won't matter all that much if they're black or white.



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Post by BLUERUFiO » April 24th, 2018, 8:58 am

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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by ineptimusprime » April 24th, 2018, 9:10 am

If we don’t hire an LDS/black/gay/transgender assistant for our last spot, I am DONE with this team.



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by Yossarian » April 24th, 2018, 9:17 am

ineptimusprime wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 9:10 am
If we don’t hire an LDS/black/gay/transgender assistant for our last spot, I am DONE with this team.

I'll go further. I will organize boycotts for businesses that sponsor USU basketball. I will picket the University president and demand that people think the way I think.



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by ShowMeAggie » April 24th, 2018, 9:18 am

flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 8:47 am
I have the perfect solution. Alex Boye. He's black AND he is LDS. Sounds like a win to me based on this thread.

Personally, I think we need to go after the best coach possible. The coach needs to be able to develop players, recruit, and connect with the players. If they can connect, it won't matter all that much if they're black or white.
I'll see your Alex Boye and I'll raise you to the tune of Thurl "Big-T" Bailey. Black, LDS, and he knows basketball. NBA (Jazz!) cred. Could coach our bigs (if we ever get any?). Maybe he could bring his son (Brendan?) with. MU is Koby's team now, anyway! :noidea: Totally tongue-in-cheek, as I'm sure BigT is comfortable with his TV gig and won't be joining the NCAA coaching ranks any time soon...



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » April 24th, 2018, 9:38 am

ShowMeAggie wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 9:18 am
flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 8:47 am
I have the perfect solution. Alex Boye. He's black AND he is LDS. Sounds like a win to me based on this thread.

Personally, I think we need to go after the best coach possible. The coach needs to be able to develop players, recruit, and connect with the players. If they can connect, it won't matter all that much if they're black or white.
I'll see your Alex Boye and I'll raise you to the tune of Thurl "Big-T" Bailey. Black, LDS, and he knows basketball. NBA (Jazz!) cred. Could coach our bigs (if we ever get any?). Maybe he could bring his son (Brendan?) with. MU is Koby's team now, anyway! :noidea: Totally tongue-in-cheek, as I'm sure BigT is comfortable with his TV gig and won't be joining the NCAA coaching ranks any time soon...
I think you're on to something. It's been said that we will be blown away by this hire.



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by usuhoops » April 24th, 2018, 9:47 am

Non-LDS coaches under Stew

Chris Jones
Tim Dureya
Don Verlin
Randy Rahe
Dave Rice
Tarvish Felton

Can anyone name an LDS assistant coach under Stew Morrill?



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by thansen » April 24th, 2018, 9:55 am

flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 9:38 am
ShowMeAggie wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 9:18 am
flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 8:47 am
I have the perfect solution. Alex Boye. He's black AND he is LDS. Sounds like a win to me based on this thread.

Personally, I think we need to go after the best coach possible. The coach needs to be able to develop players, recruit, and connect with the players. If they can connect, it won't matter all that much if they're black or white.
I'll see your Alex Boye and I'll raise you to the tune of Thurl "Big-T" Bailey. Black, LDS, and he knows basketball. NBA (Jazz!) cred. Could coach our bigs (if we ever get any?). Maybe he could bring his son (Brendan?) with. MU is Koby's team now, anyway! :noidea: Totally tongue-in-cheek, as I'm sure BigT is comfortable with his TV gig and won't be joining the NCAA coaching ranks any time soon...
I think you're on to something. It's been said that we will be blown away by this hire.
By the head coaching hire or the assistant coaching hire?

Nothing has blown me away yet. I'm afraid that next year is going to be worse than any of the previous 3 years. I sure hope I'm wrong though.

I like the energy that Smith brings and we needed a change from Duryea but I'm definitely not "Blown Away" by Smith, his previous accomplishments, the assistants he's brought with him, his new recruit, or his lack of counseling out previous year's poor performers. I'm not saying that he was a bad hire or that he's done a bad job thus far, just saying that other than his Energy and likability I haven't been "blown away" by anything. Hopefully, he can blow us away within the next year or two. Given his Salary and the resources he's been given I expect way more from him than I did from Timmy D.



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by USU78 » April 24th, 2018, 9:56 am

usuhoops wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 9:47 am
Non-LDS coaches under Stew

Chris Jones
Tim Dureya
Don Verlin
Randy Rahe
Dave Rice
Tarvish Felton

Can anyone name an LDS assistant coach under Stew Morrill?
Precisely.

The issue is whether a coach can/will accommodate missions. It's a fallacy that: no black players are ever LDS; that black players will only play if there's a black coach; and that an LDS player will only play for a n LDS coach.


You keep using that word. I do not think that word means what you think it means.

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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by usuhoops » April 24th, 2018, 10:11 am

I think lds kids are willing to play at an in-state school irregardless of who is on the coaching staff. They are either homebodies or they already served a mission elsewhere and want to stay close to home.

However, black parents are going to have more anxiety about sending there kids to Utah in a predominantly white area. Throw in the blacks/revelation on the priesthood and it yes even stickier for black parents to feel comfortable sending there kids to Utah.

Having a black coach on staff gives reassurance from a person who knows what it isn't like to live here and a mentor to watch over their kid while he is in utah.

Essential!
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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by thansen » April 24th, 2018, 10:21 am

usuhoops wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 10:11 am
I think lds kids are willing to play at an in-state school irregardless of who Simon the coaching staff. They are either homebodies or they already served elsewhere and want to stay close to home.

However, black parents are going to have more anxiety about sending there kids to Utah in a predominantly white area. Throw in the blacks and revelation on the priesthood and it yes even stickier for black parents to feel comfortable sending there kids to Utah.

Having a black coach on staff gives reassurance from a person who knows what it isn't like to live here and a mentor to watch over their kid while he is in utah.

Essential!
I completely agree 100%!!! We need a black coach, no doubt. It will be a mistake to not have a black coach. We will be okay with not having a Mormon coach on staff.



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by USU78 » April 24th, 2018, 11:58 am

So ... black parents are racist but Mormon parents aren't? Is that what you're saying?


You keep using that word. I do not think that word means what you think it means.

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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by usuhoops » April 24th, 2018, 11:59 am

Black parents are concerned and have a reason to be.... Mormon parents are just glad there kid isn't far from home and going to an in-state school where the population is overwhelmingly LDS...



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by Yossarian » April 24th, 2018, 12:10 pm

This thread has turned weird -- like Utah weird.



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Post by ChicAggie » April 24th, 2018, 12:56 pm

Typical. :disappointed:


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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by usuhoops » April 24th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Exactly why black parents are concerned to send their kids here....lol....Utah=Weird



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Re: The last open assistant spot

Post by NVAggie » April 24th, 2018, 1:06 pm

I don’t think we need to continue this thread. The decision has been made, and it shouldn’t matter.



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