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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 09:12:19 am »

Michael Carvell
‏ @Michael_Carvell
5m5 minutes ago

What it might take: The finances of UGA hiring a new basketball coach


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Fox was earning $2.15 million per year, making him the third-lowest paid coach in the SEC this season among the 13 public universities. He was being paid more than only Mississippi Stateís Ben Howland ($2.1 million) and Ole Missí Andy Kennedy ($2.05 million), with the salary of Vanderbiltís Bryce Drew unavailable because itís a private school.

But the salary scale in the SEC was relatively tight. John Calipari was getting just less than $8 million per year, but otherwise every coach was earning between $2 to $3 million. Alabamaís Avery Johnson was the second-highest paid at $2.9 million. (according to USA Today, which compiled and ranked coaching salaries through public records).

Nationally, Calipari is the nationís second-highest paid coach, after Dukeís Mike Krzyzewski. Johnson, as the second-highest paid SEC coach, comes in 15th nationally, while most SEC coaches ranked in the top 30. So once you get past the top 15 Ė mostly the traditional basketball powers Ė SEC schools were fairly competitive. Foxís salary ranked 42nd nationally.

So what will Georgia have to pay to attract a top-name coach? It likely would have to go higher than what Alabama is paying Johnson.
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jbcarol

Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 01:11:49 pm »

Jon Rothstein
‏Verified account @JonRothstein
9m9 minutes ago

Former Ohio State HC Thad Matta is a serious candidate for the vacancy at Georgia, per multiple sources. Discussions between both sides could begin as early as today.
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 06:01:02 am »


Michael Carvell
‏ @Michael_Carvell

After visit to Athens, Thad Matta remains main target for UGA


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Every indication so far is that Matta, who was let go by Ohio State last year, is Georgiaís top target to replace Fox. And UGA did not waste any time in setting up a meeting.

Matta was spotted Monday night at the Athens airport by the Athens Banner-Herald, as he was boarding a plane back home to Indianapolis. Earlier in the day, Matta toured UGAís facilities, according to a person familiar with the search.

UGA and Matta have discussed parameters of a potential deal, the person familiar with the search also said.

It doesnít appear that Georgia has interviewed anyone else, and itís not clear if any interviews are set up yet. UGA representatives contacted Tom Crean, the former Indiana and Marquette head coach, but it hasnít gone further than that yet.

Matta was also reportedly at Ole Miss on March 1, but no deal has materialized and Mattaís name has not been mentioned much lately in that schoolís search. Andy Kennedy stepped down as Ole Miss head coach in February.
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2018, 05:36:54 pm »


Jon Rothstein
‏Verified account @JonRothstein
9h9 hours ago

Georgia has offered its head coaching vacancy to former Ohio State head coach Thad Matta, per multiple sources. Decision expected in the next 24 hours.
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 05:51:10 pm »


Wes Rucker
‏Verified account @wesrucker247
19h19 hours ago

If Iím Georgia, though, I set my sights pretty high to start the search. Not the easiest place to win big, but Ö I mean Ö itís Georgia. With athletes like that in your backyard, you should be good at everything.
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 05:40:15 am »

Michael Carvell
‏ @Michael_Carvell

Thad Matta would be great hire for Georgia, but not without concerns


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But thereís a reason Matta is available, so hereís some of the not-so-good stuff:

    Ohio State beat writers arenít wishy-washy about it. Matta was fired. He was fired because of ďa pretty toxic cloud around the program.Ē That wasnít because of any misdeeds, but it was due to declining attendance, eroding recruiting and poor on-court results.

    His firing came in June 2017, an odd time considering itís well after the season and in the middle of recruiting. Mattaís dismissal came on the heels of 17-15 season and no postseason bid. The Buckeyes won 21 games the season before and lost in the second round of the NIT.

    Mattaís back problems are/were no joke and seriously impacted his ability to recruit. The back issues date back to high school and have required multiple surgeries. A 2007 surgery damaged a nerve and resulted in what is known as ďdrop footĒ in his right leg. So he walks with a noticeable limp.

    Mattaís back issues contributed to his demise at Ohio State. The Columbus Dispatch used open records to obtain recruiting logs, which showed Mattaís activity on the road decreased every year until he was dismissed. He reportedly was coaching practice in a chair, would lay on his stomach in the locker room at halftime and had a specially made chair on the Buckeyesí sideline that was higher and easier for him to get out of.

And thatís where the big IF comes in.

If Matta has sufficiently recovered from his back problems and can handle all the physical demands that come with job ó hey, donít discount traveling and sitting in rental cars, on airplanes and in high school gymnasiums ó this is what one would call the proverbial home run hire. Heís a Final Four coach who has thrived in the most competitive college basketball environments in the country and heís 50. If he wants to come to Georgia, you canít pass on him.

That said, personally, Iíve never known anyone who has had ďsuccessfulĒ back surgery.
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 07:00:04 am »

well like Nixon    tanned, rested and ready to go.   
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2018, 06:28:38 pm »


Jeff Goodman
‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN
7h7 hours ago

Thad Matta on spurning Georgia: "It was the most difficult decision because Georgia is a tremendous opportunity for a coach to build a great program. Unfortunately, I just donít feel that I am completely ready at this point to give Greg McGarity and Georgia what they deserve."
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2018, 05:45:11 am »

Somebody will and needs to hire Tubby.  I am not saying a big school or a successful program but he is still better than a lot of these others.  By the way I was for Memphis trying to hire Penny.  In this day and age he will sell the hell out of that program.  Cant wait to see who all these coaches hire as assistants. 
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2018, 05:51:27 am »

Doug Wojcik out a Charleston.  At one time I thought he was going to be a special coach.  Fired with cause for being verbally abusive. 
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2018, 07:07:38 pm »


Seth Emerson
‏ @SethWEmerson

Again, not a done deal yet between Tom Crean and Georgia, but very close.
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2018, 07:33:54 pm »


Adrian Wojnarowski
‏Verified account @wojespn

Tom Crean is finalizing an agreement to become the next coach at Georgia, sources tell ESPN.
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Re: Georgia menís basketball coaching search
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2018, 07:35:55 pm »


Jon Rothstein
‏Verified account @JonRothstein
54m54 minutes ago

Georgia's official announcement of Tom Crean as head coach could come as early as tonight or by Friday, per multiple sources.
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