Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC
Glad to see them beat West Virginia, anytime, but 3-10? Just awful. Pains me to see a once proud program fall to the level it has. I remember going to Memorial Field House as a kid, (saw them beat St. Johns, Mississippi and Mississippi St. there. The Marshall Memorial Invitational Tournament was one of the most respected holiday tournaments in the nation.) and then at the Henderson Center when Rick Huckaby was coaching. Electric atmosphere's for college basketball. Should have hired Mike D'Antoni when they had the chance. Look what he's doing in Phoenix.
I agree. MU basketball has never recovered from the NCAA sanctions imposed as a result of violations committed during Huckaby's tenure.
Everytime there has been a vacancy for the MU basketball coach's position D'Antoni has been mentioned by the fans as a candidate, but for some reason D'Antoni has never even been interviewed for the job. I don't understand it. A mid-major school such as Marshall generally can never keep a good coach for long unless the coach already has ties to the school, as witnessed by Billy Donovan leaving MU after only a couple of years. The only reason Marshall has been able to keep Bob Pruett as its football coach is that he's a Marshall grad who already has his dream job. D'Antoni would seem to be a natural to me.