Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
A college team can only do this kind of trip once every four years. Yes it would be nice if they could every year. Why Tubby never did this is beyond me? It can do nothing but help a team grow together. Pitino took one team to Italy and Joe B took two or three teams overseas and it always helped them tremendously.
I'd almost swear I remember pictures of one of the Chuck Hayes era teams in France or Greece or somewhere in Europe. I can't be 100% certain on that, but some memory of that does stick out. Could be totally wrong too.
Some teams don't go because of budgetary concerns. Stallings had to pay for Vandy's trip last summer out of his own pocket because the money wasn't in the budget.
I'd say, however, primarily some coaches wouldn't want to risk injury, particularly this close to the start of "real" practice.
If Brandon Knight blows out a knee in Canada, UK fans will be singing a different tune about summer trips.