1) The timing of the firing royally screwed us in more ways than one, including the ability to add players to our team for the upcoming season
2) Do you expect players to want to come here after all the negative attention? The "America's bubble team" label was bad enough ... now we are known for one of the most poorly handled firings in recent memory and good players transferring.
When our players and assistants couldn't get out the door fast enough, I'm not sure what would make anyone think a basketball player would be interested in coming to join that same program. Which brings me to ...
3) We hired an absolute no-namer. The damage done to the program could've been limited had we been able to hire a big-name coach whose reputation would be enough to cancel out the negative energy surrounding the program. Didn't happen.... didn't even come close.
I hope I am wrong, I really do, but I believe it will take several years for JJ to even get us back to being competitive.... much less an NCAA appearance (sadly, not expecting to see one of those anytime soon). And given that he has no record to run on, wouldn't entirely surprise me if it takes another new coach before things can be turned around for the better.
So the timing was wrong for players, yet you think we could have hired a "big-name" coach? Really? IMHO, if a change has to happen, you can't delay it due to the calendar. If Seth didn't have issues, we wouldn't be having this chat, would we?
I will never understand people.
They're the worst!
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