Originally Posted by joshnky
Will this cost Cronin his job? The guy hasn't been all that impressive and he's been given a long leash. I think just about anyone could match his record, middle of the big east and little tourney success. Has UC ever even made the big east championship game?
I'm not a UC fan, but my impression is that Mick is a good leader, but not a very good coach. His teams play hard consistently and play great defense, so he gets them to work. But he really has no clue on offense. There is absolutely no movement, and they can't get anything from their offense. Some of it is just poor shooting, but it's hard to get in a rhythm when you don't get many good looks. It's all one-on-one and three point shots. And I haven't really see anybody at UC improve offensively during his time there. Gates was solid, but a disappointment. Some of that was Yancy's fault, but a lot of that falls on Cronin. Mick doesn't really know how to get the post involved, and Yancy was rarely able to get open. If he scored, he had to do it all on his own. On another team, he would have done a lot more.
I think UC can build a solid program with Mick, but if they actually want to be consistently good, they need to find somebody else.