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    The U of M is run horribly

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    What are the odds that Pitino leaves the U after his first taste of success? Or earlier? He bailed on FIU after year 1 of his 6-year contract there. Although it's less likely he will see as big of a pay raise in the near future, so any move would primarily be based on prestige.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spycake View Post
    What are the odds that Pitino leaves the U after his first taste of success? Or earlier? He bailed on FIU after year 1 of his 6-year contract there. Although it's less likely he will see as big of a pay raise in the near future, so any move would primarily be based on prestige.
    People need to stop thinking that this is a bad thing though!
    If he is lured away, then that means he had success.
    If he has success, then he makes this a more attractive job opening for the next hire we have to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    People need to stop thinking that this is a bad thing though!
    If he is lured away, then that means he had success.
    If he has success, then he makes this a more attractive job opening for the next hire we have to make.
    Agree. I am mildly optimistic about the hire, and would be really, really happy if better jobs were being offered to him after a few years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    People need to stop thinking that this is a bad thing though!
    If he is lured away, then that means he had success.
    If he has success, then he makes this a more attractive job opening for the next hire we have to make.
    What about all the job overtures to Tubby while he was here? The ones he used to leverage a contract extension and more guaranteed money from panicked ADs despite never really accomplishing anything? I could see us entering a similar situation with Pitino.

    It kind of sucks for a school at the U of M level, basically it's impossible to keep a coach in a good program. Unless you're willing to "settle" a bit on the right coach in exchange for some stability (a la Glen Mason, whose tenure may go down as a sort of modern "golden era" for U of M coaching). I don't get the sense that Pitino is that guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spycake View Post
    What about all the job overtures to Tubby while he was here? The ones he used to leverage a contract extension and more guaranteed money from panicked ADs despite never really accomplishing anything? I could see us entering a similar situation with Pitino.

    It kind of sucks for a school at the U of M level, basically it's impossible to keep a coach in a good program. Unless you're willing to "settle" a bit on the right coach in exchange for some stability (a la Glen Mason, whose tenure may go down as a sort of modern "golden era" for U of M coaching). I don't get the sense that Pitino is that guy.
    Tubby has had a HOF career. He didn't need to accomplish anything here to get offers. He was going to get those no matter what, just based off his name. Hence Jay Bilas saying it was "disgusting" to fire him. Clearly people hadn't even been looking at his results here, and were only seeing that a HOF coach had been fired.
    This kid has proven nothing, if anyone tries to lure him away, it's going to be because he's done something here to earn it.
    Huge difference.

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    Pitino certainly has a name -- I could see him being lured away for that, certainly as much as Tubby was courted by other middle-tier programs despite a thin resume after his inherited Kentucky title. Especially if a program slightly bigger/better than the Gophers winds up in the same circumstance of everybody else turning them down.

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