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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    UK is one of the top 5 jobs in college basketball.

    No doubt, but might they have a bit of the same reputation as the Alabama football job -- great gig, but tons of pressure from the fans and boosters. Some guys don't want to deal with that.

    As for Donovan, I think part of it might have to do with his contract. Does he have an out to go to another SEC school? I have no idea.

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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    I wonder if the next coach is going to have to start recruiting some local kids. (re: born and bred Bluegrass Staters)
    Other than Lofton (whom alot of people missed out on), there hasn't been much big time D1 talent in state in the last few years.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    I think Nick Saban is about ready to leave Bama.
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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by guttle11 View Post
    He's a snake. Never say "no way" when talking about Matta.
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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    No doubt, but might they have a bit of the same reputation as the Alabama football job -- great gig, but tons of pressure from the fans and boosters. Some guys don't want to deal with that.
    No doubt. Less pressure at Florida.

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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    No doubt, but might they have a bit of the same reputation as the Alabama football job -- great gig, but tons of pressure from the fans and boosters. Some guys don't want to deal with that.
    but a great recruiter/coach(like Pitino was) could win a number of NCAA titles. Not many schools afford that opportunity.

    If Pitino had stayed at UK I believe he would have had at least 4 titles by now.
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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    UK is one of the top 5 jobs in college basketball.

    Yes bigger than both of the football schools(tOSU and UF). I would think Donovan and Matta are at the top of the list.

    Personally I would think Tim Floyd would be a good choice if some others shy away.
    Why not interview Coach K and Roy Williams while you're at it?

    Sorry for the sarcasm, I just don't think UK's head coaching position is that incredible that someone like Thad Matter would leave a now Top 5 program for, or Billy Donovan would leave a Top 5 program for.
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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    No doubt. Less pressure at Florida.
    ... and second fiddle to football.
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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    UK is one of the top 5 jobs in college basketball.

    Yes bigger than both of the football schools(tOSU and UF). I would think Donovan and Matta are at the top of the list.

    Personally I would think Tim Floyd would be a good choice if some others shy away.
    Thad Matta isn't going anywhere....

    I wouldn't.

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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    ... and second fiddle to football.
    Another good point. That's the primary reason Alford gave for leaving Iowa and going to New Mexico. The new president there has stated he wants New Mexico to be a basketball school, on a national level.

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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    As for Donovan, I think part of it might have to do with his contract. Does he have an out to go to another SEC school? I have no idea.
    I just did a quick scan of his contract and didn't see anything of the like.

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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Coaches love the limelight and most want the challenge and opportunity to be at the top. UK, like it or not(I am not a UK fan), provides the opportunity.

    Donovan and Matta coach at schools was basketball is behind the football programs and it will always be. UK affords the opportunity to win multiple championships while being the top dawg at the school. It one of those things the top basketball programs(Duke, UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, etc) have in common
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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Thad Matta isn't going anywhere....

    I wouldn't.
    Last time I heard, he was staying at Xavier.


    Err...whoops.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    Why not interview Coach K and Roy Williams while you're at it?

    Sorry for the sarcasm, I just don't think UK's head coaching position is that incredible that someone like Thad Matter would leave a now Top 5 program for, or Billy Donovan would leave a Top 5 program for.
    But it's UK. Every coach would give his left one to coach there. Pitino's probably driving to Lexington as we speak. Florida's not playing till tomorrow so Donovan's got some free time.
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    Re: (Some) UK fans getting their wish???

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Thad Matta isn't going anywhere....

    I wouldn't.
    If Greg Oden and Conley both go to the NBA(as well as Cook which is very likely), what is keeping him around?

    Think he couldn't recruit even better at Kentucky?
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