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  • #16
    It'll all depend on how he does in Indy. I think JB has 4-5 years left in him.

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    • #17
      Same here. He's 64, so I can easily see him going until he's 70. Maybe Jordan is already entrenched in Butler at that point or maybe he's had some success but still sees Michigan as his dream job.

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      • #18
        Fuck, we lost Donlon? That's bad news. You'd think that's not even a sideways move but a step back. Dammit.

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        • #19
          That's yet another baffling catastrophe for the program. Losing the assistant who won us Beilein's first BTT to Northwestern. Somebody needs to be fired Jesus.
          Last edited by Hannibal; June 30th, 2017, 04:26 PM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Hannibal View Post
            That's yet another baffling catastrophe for the program. Losing the assistant who won us Beilein's first BTT to Northwestern. Somebody needs to be fired Jesus.
            Donlon's got family ties in the Chicago-area. That seems to be the main reason he left.

            He went on WTKA yesterday with Sam Webb and sung the praises of Beilein, saying he blames the media in large part for Beilein not getting his due for being one of the best coaches out there and maybe the best developer of talent.

            Feel free to stay on the ledge, though.

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            • #21
              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."



              http://www.wtka.com/2012/09/06/podcasts/

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              • #22
                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.
                Last edited by Hannibal; June 30th, 2017, 07:21 PM.

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                • #23
                  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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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Hannibal View Post
                    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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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Hannibal View Post
                      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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                      • #26
                        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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                        • #27
                          Link?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by The Oracle View Post
                            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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                            • #29
                              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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                              • #30
                                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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