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    Cronin named UC coach

    It's official now:

    another update

    Mick Cronin named UC basketball coach

    posted by ctrosecrans @ 9:21 PM
    And this one belongs to the Reds!!!- Hall of Famer Marty Brennaman

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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    Good Choice....!!!

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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    Yes that is very good choice.

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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    GREAT choice. I take back every bad thing I said about Mike Thomas.
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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    GREAT choice. I take back every bad thing I said about Mike Thomas.
    I'll give him props on this one.

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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    Cronin screwed huggins over to leave for louisville, not suprised that nancy would hire someone like him.....
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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    honestly i dont think he is a big east type coach... can only hope and pray i guess

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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    me neither what exactly has he done????
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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    Quote Originally Posted by beb30
    Cronin screwed huggins over to leave for louisville, not suprised that nancy would hire someone like him.....
    He left for 4x the money and a chance to work for one of the top 5 coaches in college basketball. Huggins doesn't have a great track record for getting assistants head coachings jobs.

    As far as what he's done, all guys that were on UC's team when it was rated #1 in the country were recruited by Cronin. He's the best recruiter we ever had under Huggins.
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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    What had Huggins done prior to coming to UC? He wasn't real known.

    I feel a lot better giving Mick his shot, than I would about, oh, let's say.....Karl Hobbs!!?!?!

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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    I like Mick but he's awfully young to be thrown into this mess. I wish he was the coach after this.

    Nonetheless, good luck.
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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    He left for 4x the money and a chance to work for one of the top 5 coaches in college basketball. Huggins doesn't have a great track record for getting assistants head coachings jobs.

    As far as what he's done, all guys that were on UC's team when it was rated #1 in the country were recruited by Cronin. He's the best recruiter we ever had under Huggins.
    Agreed. Some of our best recruiting was done with Mick as the recruiting coordinator. I'm sad to see Andy go, but I thought Cronin was far and away the best available for our situation.

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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    Louisville's Final Four team a few years ago came with players Mick was in on too.

    Mick can recruit the East coast. I cannot underline how great a choice this is, imho.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    As a proud MSU guy here, you guys got a good one in Mick.

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    Re: Cronin named UC coach

    I am very excited about UC basketball again. Thomas made the wise choice, the fans will support Mick, ecspecially after they see what kind of talent he will bring here. Downey is staying, hopefully others will too, including Herrera and McGowan.

    Cronin is the best young coach in the country IMO. I hope his first recruit is the 6'7" Williamson kid from CTC.

    Cronin will bring some talent with him (not necessarily from MSU).

    Of course there are risks and unknowns about him, but he's learned from some of the best, and has a lot of energy and passion for what he does, and has won and recruited some great talent wherever he's been.

    Question is if he can recruit in the Big East without a big name coach to back him up, and if so, how long it takes him to get there.


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