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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby 2001Eagle on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:11 pm

ILikeBC wrote:I quit BC basketball fandom. RIP 2010-2014.


nah. you don't mean that. i said something similar in 1998 but i'm still here.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:15 pm

2001Eagle wrote:
ILikeBC wrote:I quit BC basketball fandom. RIP 2010-2014.


nah. you don't mean that. i said something similar in 1998 but i'm still here.

but you've admitted you're here for the meatbombs and the skanque polls
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby eepstein0 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:17 pm

thebs19 wrote:Just to go full clown on this thing, Blauds now says Pat Chambers and Anthony Grant are in the mix.

Maybe this was Bates' plan all along - lower expectations, then bring in a name we'll celebrate only because he's NOT Jim Christian.

Anthony Grant would be a ton of fun. I have no real idea if he's a good coach or not.

Pat Chambers would be miserable but-for that he's not Jim Christian, so I'm in!


I've always had a soft spot for Anthony Grant.

No clue on Chambers
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby talon on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:19 pm

eepstein0 hated Al Skinner
eepstein0 loved the choice of Steve Donahue to replace Al Skinner
eepstein0 hates the choice of Jim Christian to replace Steve Donahue

That's enough reason for me to give Christian a chance.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby HJS on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:23 pm

Wait... did someone say Anthony Grant??? As in the head coach at BAMA! ??? Oh yeah... BC is going to poach the SEC. I think Calipari is more likely... what, given his ties to the area and all.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:24 pm

now that whitey's been captured i could see calipari coming back to boston
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby HJS on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:27 pm

It's officially Jim Christian.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby EagleDave on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:27 pm

The press conference for this is going to be spectacular. I honestly can't wait to hear/read the spin that's going to be put on this, followed by all the previously tight lipped folks inside Yawkey blasting Christian, Bates and the process that will inevitably make its way here and to EA and ATL.
Is this the 5 o'clock free crack giveaway?
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby eepstein0 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:27 pm

FYI its now official. Should be a fun press conference
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby BCEagles25 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:28 pm

I didn't think we'd get our top choices, like Howland, Jay Wright or Steve Lappas, but I also didn't expect a couch that we feel this negatively about.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby Cadillac90 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:31 pm

eepstein0 wrote:
thebs19 wrote:Just to go full clown on this thing, Blauds now says Pat Chambers and Anthony Grant are in the mix.

Maybe this was Bates' plan all along - lower expectations, then bring in a name we'll celebrate only because he's NOT Jim Christian.

Anthony Grant would be a ton of fun. I have no real idea if he's a good coach or not.

Pat Chambers would be miserable but-for that he's not Jim Christian, so I'm in!


I've always had a soft spot for Anthony Grant.

No clue on Chambers


I mentioned Chambers last week. He would be okay, major conference, inherited a "bear" cupboard, northeast ties from being at BU and he's from the Jay Wright coaching tree.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby 2001Eagle on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:32 pm

TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
2001Eagle wrote:
ILikeBC wrote:I quit BC basketball fandom. RIP 2010-2014.


nah. you don't mean that. i said something similar in 1998 but i'm still here.

but you've admitted you're here for the meatbombs and the skanque polls


of course. what else is there?
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby Cadillac90 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:33 pm

Cadillac90 wrote:
eepstein0 wrote:
thebs19 wrote:Just to go full clown on this thing, Blauds now says Pat Chambers and Anthony Grant are in the mix.

Maybe this was Bates' plan all along - lower expectations, then bring in a name we'll celebrate only because he's NOT Jim Christian.

Anthony Grant would be a ton of fun. I have no real idea if he's a good coach or not.

Pat Chambers would be miserable but-for that he's not Jim Christian, so I'm in!


I've always had a soft spot for Anthony Grant.

No clue on Chambers


I mentioned Chambers last week. He would be okay, major conference, inherited a "bear" cupboard, northeast ties from being at BU and he's from the Jay Wright coaching tree.


Scratch that and FUCK YOU BRAD BATES.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby pick6pedro on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:34 pm

BCEagles25 wrote:I didn't think we'd get our top choices, like Howland, Jay Wright or Steve Lappas, but I also didn't expect a couch that we feel this negatively about.


don't knock the couch until you've sat on it, snacked on it, and gotten an OTPHJ from a real live girl on it.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:37 pm

BCEagles25 wrote:... Jay Wright or Steve Lappas...

(1) how many strikes does a batter receive before he is called out in softball
(b) what is your favorite version of my way
(iii) when is your band next performing and where may we find them?
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby BCEagles25 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:02 pm

TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
BCEagles25 wrote:... Jay Wright or Steve Lappas...

(1) how many strikes does a batter receive before he is called out in softball
(b) what is your favorite version of my way
(iii) when is your band next performing and where may we find them?


(1) I am not old enough to be in a men's softball league. so you tell me
(b) there is only one answer to that
(iii) we disbanded after I told them I'd be in Indianapolis around this time next year, pullin for my man Jim Christian, instead of touring
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby Bryn Mawr Eagle on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:08 pm

BCEagles25 wrote:
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
BCEagles25 wrote:... Jay Wright or Steve Lappas...

(1) how many strikes does a batter receive before he is called out in softball
(b) what is your favorite version of my way
(iii) when is your band next performing and where may we find them?


(1) I am not old enough to be in a men's softball league. so you tell me
(b) there is only one answer to that
(iii) we disbanded after I told them I'd be in Indianapolis around this time next year, pullin for my man Jim Christian, instead of touring


TRE is such a jerk. Don't worry, I'm upset about losing Lappas too.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby twballgame9 on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:14 pm

I'm fairly certain Jay Wright is still coming. Maybe he agreed to be on Christian's staff.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby Endless Mike on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:15 pm

eaglesfan06 wrote:Seriously though, if we were to hire Jim Christian, what the fuck is taking so long?



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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby natturner on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:29 pm

Why not hire Karl Hobbs?

Local guy , who's had success as a head coach.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby Iggle on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:31 pm

at least addazio's players liked him
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:33 pm


the most important thing i learned from that article is that chris jimstian knows how to rock the mock. maybe all won't be so bad...
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby angrychicken on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:34 pm

So is this a done deal or is this another Blauds/Thamel/Goodman/some other hack shot in the dark?
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby hawaiirob on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:51 pm

I haven't been this bummed since BC extended Spaz.

I don't know what I am missing. I go back to BC once or twice a year and find it to be just a purely remarkable place. I feel smarter, richer, more special the minute I walk on the campus. And I am a discriminating asshole when necessary. I would happily bash the place if necessary. But instead, I find a stunning campus, a valuable diploma, access to a great city, a safe environment, a great sports conference, a proud history of hard won success, a moral pulse - the total package.

I have been to damn near every noteworthy university in the nation, and honestly believe BC has the nuts and bolts (see prior sentence) to hang with all of them (except for my big boner for Stanford, which is the only school for which I'd contemplating trading diplomas).

Do the dipshits running the place see it as I do? I guess not. How people in power at BC could greenlight the hiring of Christian is beyond me. This is an absolute atrocity as it relates to a coaching hire, and how it reflects on BC.

Right now, I feel like a chump via my relationship with BC. BC OWES ITS COLLECTIVE FAMILY WAY MORE THAN THIS.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby Bunratty on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:53 pm

+1 HRob!
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby DuchesneEast on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:57 pm

This is the result of the search dragging on.


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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby HJS on Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:40 am

HJS on Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:30 pm
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hawaiirob wrote:Calhoun could not deal with being #1/#1A at UCONN and even remotely sharing the light with Geno and the nag team. You think he could deal with being #3 at BC behind football and hockey? Imagine Calhoun trying to piss on Jerry York?

Have some sack if you are a BC Guy and shoot this fucking thing down. Prior to today's leaked "news," not one of you would have pissed on this asshole if he was on fire.

A BC Guy cares about winning... PERIOD. End of fucking story.

Calhoun is an asshole. But, he's a winner. Basically, he's the exact opposite of Don. Personally, I'd be more than OK with it. We'd whore-it-out for a few years, kick the shit on the recruiting trail and then be doing this search In 4 years again (but in a MUCH better position). My only concern is that he's 72 and he'll die before 4 years.

Here's one of my famous predictions... BC will win more and have the program in much better shape 4 years from now than whatever MAC-equivalent, compromised, good for New England, bullshit marin-approved, cheap selection who'll be introduced in 2 weeks. Everyone freaking out over the potential interest is giving a prime example why BC permanently sucks at sports.

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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby HJS on Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:55 am

TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
HJS wrote:What I will promise is that even if I think it is a terrible fucking hire, I am willing to live with it for 3-4 year and give him a chance to prove me wrong. Schmidt is incredibly unexciting, but who am I to say he can't catch fire at BC? Skerry seems like a clown... but who am I to say he won't land every freaking kid out of BABC? A lot of us were way the fuck wrong on Don (I know I thought he was the perfect man for BC... he was a great fit at BC... except when it came to doing anything remotely related to coaching the basketball team). At this point, when it comes to the bizarre sport of college basketball, I am willing to follow the words of Bobby Knight and just sit back and enjoy it.

i don't believe any of this for a minute

As I'm cleaning out my closet, I might as well bump this post too. What I posted was true. I was willing to give those guys a fair shake (even though I wasn't excited by any of them). Christian's name didn't surface for 4 days. That was when what appeared to be a pragmatic search trying to find the bet BC fit from coaches across the county became something else... finding the best fit for Bates among exclusively clients of Fogler. I probably jinxed the whole process by saying I'd accept any of the names floating around at the time. BC has always found a way to disappoint... even in the absence of expectations.
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Re: New & Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:29 am

HJS wrote:
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
HJS wrote:What I will promise is that even if I think it is a terrible fucking hire, I am willing to live with it for 3-4 year and give him a chance to prove me wrong. Schmidt is incredibly unexciting, but who am I to say he can't catch fire at BC? Skerry seems like a clown... but who am I to say he won't land every freaking kid out of BABC? A lot of us were way the fuck wrong on Don (I know I thought he was the perfect man for BC... he was a great fit at BC... except when it came to doing anything remotely related to coaching the basketball team). At this point, when it comes to the bizarre sport of college basketball, I am willing to follow the words of Bobby Knight and just sit back and enjoy it.

i don't believe any of this for a minute

As I'm cleaning out my closet, I might as well bump this post too. What I posted was true. I was willing to give those guys a fair shake (even though I wasn't excited by any of them). Christian's name didn't surface for 4 days. That was when what appeared to be a pragmatic search trying to find the bet BC fit from coaches across the county became something else... finding the best fit for Bates among exclusively clients of Fogler. I probably jinxed the whole process by saying I'd accept any of the names floating around at the time. BC has always found a way to disappoint... even in the absence of expectations.

i knew i shouldn't believe it
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