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Arizona interested in Mike White

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by Gatorhead5, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. your_perfect_enemy

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    ha arizona's 24/7 threw him in at #10 on their guesses of potential replacements and the author puts out a whole story about it claiming the list as reporting by credentialed media.
     
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  2. OklahomaGator

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    Acccording to the article he is 10th on the list.
     
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  3. 33hoop

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    Don’t see it happening.
     
  4. vaxcardinal

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    Many on here would rejoice at the news
     
  5. KronoGator

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    Not a chance.
     
  6. Gatorhead5

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    But I saw it on the Internets!
     
  7. akaGatorhoops

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    It would actually be a very smart hire for Arizona. They will very much be in image-repair mode. Say what you want about White- his reputation on the recruiting world and with other coaches is stellar.
     
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  8. Gatorhead

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    WHERE IS AZ CAT when you need him?????
    CMW at Arizona? Are you ready??
     
  9. 33hoop

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    Don’t tease me by getting my hopes up. Lol
     
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  10. RD_gator

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    Arizona basketball coaching candidates: Damon Stoudamire, Tommy Lloyd, Luke Walton among names to watch

    Arizona basketball coaching candidates:

    Tommy Lloyd, Gonzaga assistant coach
    Two decades on Mark Few's staff at Gonzaga have prepared Lloyd for an opportunity to run his own program. His recruitment of European prospects has helped the Bulldogs rise to national prominence, and at 46, he's primed to take the next step if he's willing to leave his roots in the Pacific Northwest. Though Lloyd could be considered a realistic successor to Few, the timeline there doesn't make a ton of sense, because Lloyd might have to wait another 15 years for Few, 58, to retire. He's at the right age and has the right experience to make a jump.

    Damon Stoudamire, Pacific head coach
    Stoudamire is an all-time great former Arizona player who has helped Pacific make progress over the past five seasons. Though just 71-77 overall as a head coach, he won the WCC Coach of the Year honor last season after leading the Tigers to a 20-win season, and they were 9-9 this season. As a former NBA Rookie of the Year, former Arizona star, ex-Wildcats assistant and current college head coach, Stoudamire checks basically every box you can think of. He scored 1,849 points under Olson and led Arizona to the 1994 Final Four and is revered at the school.

    Miles Simon, Lakers assistant coach
    Simon teamed up with the likes of Michael Dickerson, Mike Bibby and Jason Terry to lead Arizona to the 1997 national title. After a professional playing career, he spent three seasons working on staff for Olson and has been a Lakers assistant since 2017. That combination of Arizona pedigree and a recent NBA title on the bench with the Lakers make him an appealing candidate.


    Josh Pastner, Georgia Tech head coach
    Pastner was a walk-on for the Wildcats under Olson and was part of the national championship team as he prepared for the coaching career he'd been eyeing since childhood. Pastner has more collegiate head coaching experience than anyone on this list, having compiled a 249-148 record in seven seasons at Memphis and five at Georgia Tech. One knock on Pastner's candidacy could be that the Yellow Jackets navigated some NCAA troubles that resulted in a postseason ban during the 2019-20 season.


    More at link
     
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  11. the_alphagator1906

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    So who would we get to replace him if that happened and what about the roster?
     
  12. RD_gator

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    Similar to Arizona (see above), Florida could look into their own 'family' to hire their next candidate. Probably someone from the Billy Donovan Coaching tree:
    - One could ask Billy Donovan himself for his interest!
    - Anthony Grant
    - Any experienced coach (Jim Belein, Rick Pitino, Sr, etc.)
    - Shaka Smart (probably not as he is just starting at Marquette)
    - John Pelphrey
    - Mike Miller
    - Rick Pitino, jr
    etc.

    It will be interesting to see what other contingencies that the Florida AD would have in such a situation of replacing the Florida basketball position.

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    But, why would White go into a situation like at Arizona that would be under NCAA sanctions/penalties and possible post-season bans?

    Through the transfer portal and graduate transfer portal, White seems to be building another potentially talented team at UF. White also has 5* K.Reeves coming in from the high school ranks.
     
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  13. tilly

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    That program does not deserve a man with the class of Mike White.
     
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  14. GatorKP

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    Come on guys. People have White in the top 10 now, but as we all know, he won’t finish there.

    White fanatics - I’m only kidding.
     
  15. akaGatorhoops

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    it’s not going to happen. I was just saying that I could see the sense of it.
     
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  16. bgator85

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    They would be incredibly lucky to have him considering his image. Can't imagine why White would ever take it unless he has lost faith he can get it done here and doesn't see a future. Wouldn't wish that mess on anyone.
     
  17. ofmgator

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    We need Mike White to stay right here...folks who want him gone just don't know.
     
  18. GatorLurker

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    White is too clean for the Arizona job.
     
  19. tommyvee

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    I’m optimistic. I don’t want him gone. I want him to improve and improve quickly.
     
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