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Title: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 08:07:50 am
This will look at the tenure of SEC basketball coaches in this the 20th season since Arkansas and South Carolina joined the league.

We will look at benchmarks for how long a long suffering fan base may expect to wait for change to happen.

Also we will look at what constitues good, better, and best with respect to average conference winning percentage over an extended tenure.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 08:42:39 am
Florida

The current dean of SEC coaches is 45-year old Billy "The Kid" Donovan.  Coach Donovan has two NCAA championships, one other NCAA finals appearance, and yet one more sweet sixteen appearance in this his 15th season at Florida. Florida won the SEC Tournament three consecutive seasons, '05, '06, and '07, in Coach's 15 appearances to-date. The Gators won the SEC regular season title outright in '07 and '11 shared it in '00 and '01.

Donovan is 150-90 in SEC regular season games, 10-6 prorated.

In Donovan's first two rebuilding seasons Florida was 11-21. Donovan has been to the post season every year except his first and an NCAA 2-seed this season.  Florida landed in the NIT the last two seasons.

Florida has had only two head coaches during the expansion era. Donovan's predecessor was Lon Kruger.

Kruger coached for six seasons, the first one prior to the expansion era. He led the Gators to their first Final Four in '94. Florida's first NCAA appearance ever was in '87 under Norm Sloan when the Gators made the Sweet Sixteen and Billy Donovan made the Final Four as a player at Providence.

Kruger's last season was a losing one. He finished with a 52% SEC conference winning percentage. Florida also made a first round NCAA tourney appearance in '95.

Twelve of Florida's 15 NCAA Tournament appearances have been post-expansion. Prior to 1975, only the conference recognized champion could participate in the tournament. The tournament did not expande to 64 teams until 1985.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 09:13:38 am
Mississippi State

Like Florida, State has had only two coaches spanning the SEC Expansion Era, Richard Williams and Rick Stansbury.

51-year old Rick Stansbury is in his 22nd season on staff at State, his 13th as head coach.  His regular season conference record sits at 114-92 or 55%. That is a shade under 8.9-7.1 on average. Stansbury's teams won the SEC-T in '02 and '09. They won the regular season title in '04. State has been to the NCAA 2nd Round four times, his biggest advancement, the last time in '08.

Stansbury's teams made the NCAA six of twelve times. They have been in post season play every season but two. There is no post-season for State in '11.

Stansbury's mentor Richard Williams coached State for 12 seasons. In '91 he took them to their second NCAA-T appearance ever and first since '63. (State had waived appearances in other seasons. The '63 appearance is remarkable. Google it.)

State shared the '91 regular season championship with LSU. In '96 State won the SEC-T over Kentucky and made the NCAA-T Final Four losing to Syracuse. Williams also led State to the Sweet 16 in '95.

During his tenure, State made the NCAA-T three times and post season play five times.

Williams's overall regular season SEC percentage was 44% which prorates to an average 7-9.  Williams had a combined 23-49 in his first four seasons and finished at State with a 4-12 campaign. State was 26-8 overall in '96.









 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 03:19:51 pm
Vanderbilt

50-year old Kevin Stallings is in his 12th season at Vandy. After defeating UK at home yesterday, Stallings is 93-99 in regular season SEC games for a 48.4% winning percentage.  That prorates to a 7.75-8.25 average record. Home v. Road win percentage is not readily available.

After failing to have a winning conference record in his first four seasons, Stallings has dipped below 8-8 only once and that was at 7-9. Vandy has made the NCAA five times counting '11, twice to the Sweet Sixteen. This represents two of six times Vandy has made the Sweet Sixteen ever. Roy Skinner took Vandy to the Elite Eight during Kentucky's off season in '65 and in a 16-team tournament field. Vandy has won neither the SEC regular season nor the SEC-T under Stallings. They have finished second in the SEC-E twice, including a 12-4 run last season. This was good for a first round SEC-T bye. Vandy has been in post season play 9 of 12 seasons.

Stallings was a teammate of Arkansas native JB Carroll during his playing days at Purdue.

Jan van Breda Kolff preceded Stallings at Vandy and coached for six seasons. Jan was the SEC Player of the Year in 1974 and helped Vandy gain a share of the Conference regular season title and a Sweet 16 run in the NCAA-T.

Jan was 43-53 for a prorated average of 7-9. van Breda Kolff took Vandy to the NCAA first round once in his six seasons. Vandy was in the NIT three times, runners up in '94.

Eddie Fogler was Vandy's coach for four seasons. His last two seasons were the first two of the SEC expansion era. Fogler went 38-30 in conference regular season play prorating to a 9-7 mark. He took Vandy to the NCAA twice and to the NIT the other two seasons.

For Fogler, Vandy was the NIT Champ in '90. In '93, Vandy won the SEC regular season championship with a 14-2 mark. Vandy made the Sweet 16 and finished with an overall 28-6 record.

Fogler left Vandy to take on a rebuilding task at South Carolina.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 06:17:33 pm
Tennessee

The Vols have had six coaches spanning the SEC Expansion Era.

Cuonzo Martin, 39 takes the Vol head coaching job after leading the Missouri State Bears for three seasons.

Bruce Pearl, 50 was coach for six seasons at UT.  In SEC regular season play, Pearl is 65-31 (including his 8-game suspension in '11), a 68% winning percentage. This prorates to a 10.8-5.2 SEC average season.

Pearl took UT to the NCAA-T each season. 2010 was the Vols first Elite Eight appearance in program history. Pearl has also made the Sweet Sixteen twice. Tennessee won the SEC regular season crown in '08 and finished with an overall 31-5 record. The Vols earned a first round SEC bye in Pearl's first four seasons, failing last season in the Elite Eight year. Out of conference road wins were enough to propel UT into the tourney this season.

AD Mike Hamilton made remarks on a radio program that seemed to distract the Vols and after a good start they lost by 30 in their first round game against Michigan in '11.

UT awaits the impact of NCAA sanctions.

Pearl was preceded by Buzz Peterson who was Michael Jordan's college roommate. Buzz coached four years at UT. His regular season conference record was 29-35 (45%). This prorates to a 7.25-8.75 average season. Buzz failed to make the NCAA-T and his team was eliminated in the NIT in the first round in two tries.

Jerry Green coached UT for four seasons from '97-98 to '00-01. His regular season conference record was 41-23 (63%) going 12-4 twice. This prorates to a 10-6 average. Green took the Vols to the NCAA-T each season with the Sweet Sixteen being their crowning achievement. At the time it was UT's second Sweet Sixteen appearance ever and first in 19 seasons. Tennessee shared the SEC Regular Season championship in 2000.
 
Current USC Coach Kevin O'Neill coached UT for three seasons and could not get a rebuilding job accomplished. O'Neill was hired after his Marquette team defeated UK in the NCAA-T second round in '94.

O'Neill was 14-24 in SEC regular season play. He made the post season once, a first round elimination in the NIT.

Wade Houston coached at UT for five seasons. He was the first black head coach in a major sport in SEC history. Houston was Denny Crum's long time assistant at UofL and he brought his son Allan who became UT's all-time leading scorer.

Coach Houston's teams failed to make the NCAA-T. They did qualify for the NIT twice. He twice lost 22 games overall and his last season, '93-94 saw a 5-22 record, UT's worst in history.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 07:17:29 pm
Ole Miss

Andy Kennedy, 43 is in his fifth season at Ole Miss.  Kennedy is currently 38-42 (47.5%) which prorates to a 7.6-8.4 average.

Kennedy has not led an Ole Miss to the NCAA-T. They have made the NIT four times, reaching the semifinals twice. Kennedy's team earned SEC-T byes in his first and most recent seasons.
In Dec. 2008 Kennedy and his staff were involved in an incident with a cab driver. A number of questionable decisions were made by the Coach in the moments and days following his arrest. Kennedy was caught on police cam asserting that his arrest would be an international incident. He and his counselor sued an eyewitness who was a college student working part time as a valet for defamation of character. His wife through counsel also sued for loss of consortium. Kennedy and his attorneys did not count on a citizen obtaining one of the leading attorneys in Cincinnati to defend the eyewitness. Kennedy dropped the suit against the eyewitness and chose to pay an undisclosed sum of cash.

Kennedy was preceded by Rod Barnes a former All-SEC player at Ole Miss in the late 80s. Barnes coached eight seasons and was 50-78 (39%) which prorates to a 6.25-9.75 per season average. Barnes took Ole Miss to the NCAA-T in three of his first four seasons and the NIT his second season. Barnes took Ole Miss to the Sweet Sixteen in '01 after finishing 1st in the SEC-W. This is the only Sweet Sixteen appearance for Ole Miss.

Barnes had an over-.500 conference record in his first four seasons. His last four seasons he finished tied for 5th in the SEC-W and 4-12 was the typical record.

Rob Evans was coach at Ole Miss for six seasons. He led the Rebels to NCAA-T appearances in his last two seasons of '97 and '98. It was Ole Miss first NCAA-T appearance since winning the SEC-T in 1981 for their first ever NCAA-T trip. Evans also led Ole Miss to a huge win in Rupp Arena over Tubby Smith's National Championship team on Valentine's Day, 1998. It is to-date one of only two wins by the Rebels over UK in Lexington. The first was in 1927. Coach Evans was 86-81 overall at Ole Miss and left to take the Arizona State job.
 
Ed Murphy coached Ole Miss from '86 to '92 and Murph's last season was the first year of SEC Expansion. He was 76-98 overall at Ole Miss.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 07:56:16 pm
LSU

Trent Johnson, 54 is in his third season at LSU. His first LSU team won the SEC regular season championship going 13-3. His overall record was 27-8 and LSU advanced to the NCAA second round. Johnson suffered his second tough season in '11 and now is 18-30 (37.5%) or 6-10 prorated.

Butch Pierre was 5-4 as an interim replacing ASU Coach John Brady mid-season in '08.

John Brady coached LSU for 10.5 seasons in a feast or famine type of run.  Brady finished sixth in the SEC-W five times.  This included three of his first four seasons and his last two seasons. Brady's teams earned first round SEC-T byes in five other seasons.

Brady's 2006 team reached the NCAA-T Final Four. This was LSU's fourth Final Four appearance ever but their only one during the SEC Expansion Era to-date. Brady also reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16 in his third season. Brady's teams reached the NCAA-T four times and the NIT two times.

Brady's SEC conference regular season record was 74-93 (44.3%) prorated to 7-9 as an average season. Brady's 2000 team shared the SEC regular season title with an overall 28-6 record (12-4 SEC). His Final Four team finished 27-9 (14-2 SEC) and was outright SEC regular season champs.

Dale Brown had the second longest SEC Basketball coaching tenure ever.  Brown coached from 1972 to 1997. Coach Brown first made the post season in his seventh season at LSU. Brown then made the post season 15 consecutive years. His teams failed to make the post season his last four years. Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T ten consecutive seasons.

Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T Sweet 16 five times, the Elite 8 four times, and the Final Four twice. LSU won the SEC regular season championship outright in '79, '81 and '85 and shared the title in '91. LSU won the SEC Tourney in 1980, the second year of the revived tournament. Coach Brown's best record was with his '81 team which went 31-5 (17-1 SEC).

Brown's SEC regular season record was 238-200 (54.3%) or 8.7-7.3 prorated. His latter seasons after SEC Expansion were some of his tougher seasons. Coach Brown went 39-57 (40.6%) in six seasons prorating to 6.5-9.5.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 08:28:43 pm
South Carolina

Darrin Horn, 38, former Tates Creek and Western Hilltopper is in his third season at USC. Horn is currently 21-27 (43.8%) in SEC regular season play which prorates to 7-9.  His first season was 10-6 and good for an NIT bid. The Gamecocks did not return to post season play in '10 or '11. Horn's team lost in the first round of the NIT. His predecessor had better luck in that tourney.

Dave Odom was coach at USC for seven seasons. He made the NCAA-T once and the NIT three times. Odom's Gamecocks were NIT runnerups his first season in Columbia and NIT champs in '05 and '06.

Odom's teams never earned a first day bye in the SEC-T. His SEC regular season record of 41-71 (36.6%) prorates to a shade under 6-10 on average.

Eddie Fogler left an SEC Regular Season champion at Vandy to take the USC rebuilding job in 1993. The first two seasons were tough. Fogler's 1997 team went 15-1 in the SEC winning the regular season title outright and beating UK on their Senior Day. They were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA-T. Fogler took a USC team to another NCAA-T first round elimination the next season. These two were Fogler's only NCAA-T appearances for USC. They also made the NIT twice.

In Fogler's eight seasons in the SEC at USC, his regular season record was 57-71 (44.5%) which prorates a tad better than 7-9. His final three seasons yielded on 17 regular season conference wins.

Fogler replaced Steve Newton who coached the first two seasons that USC was in the SEC. Newton's overall record was 20-35. Newton was 8-24 in SEC regular season play.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 09:05:15 pm
Bama

Anthony Grant, 44 just completed his second regular season at Bama. A rough non-conference run led to an NIT bid. Grant is now 18-14 in SEC regular season games which prorates to 9-7.

Philip Pearson was an interim coach at Bama who replaced Mark Gottfried in season in '09. Pearson was 5-6 during his regular season run.

Mark Gottfried coached at Bama for 10.5 seasons. His regular season SEC record of 84-83 of course prorates a shade better than 8-8. Gottfried led Bama to five straight NCAA-T appearances from his 4th season to his 8th. His '04 team (20-13, 8-8 SEC) made the NCAA-T Elite 8, Bama's best showing in the Big Dance ever. Bama made the post season 8 times under Gottfried reportedly turning down an invite to the CBI in '08.

Gottfried's '02 team was the SEC regular season champion (12-4). His '03 team was Number 1 in the AP poll for two weeks, the first time ever for Bama.

David Hobbs coached at Bama from '92-93 to '97-98. In his six seasons, Bama made the second round of the NCAA-T twice. Hobbs had a 110-76 overall record during his Bama tenure and a 50-46 record in SEC conference play.

Winfrey Sanderson coached Bama's first year in the expanded SEC and his last of 12 seasons as Bama's head man.  Sanderson was 10-6 in his last SEC regular season taking Bama to the SEC-T finals and the NCAA 2nd round. Sanderson was associated with Bama athletics for 32 years until Nancy Watts' face made contact with his hand.

Sanderson led Bama to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA-T six times. His teams won the SEC Conference Tourney in '82, '87, '89, '90, and '91. Bama also won the SEC regular season title in '87.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 09:50:38 pm
Georgia

Mark Fox, 42 just completed his second regular season at UGa. Fox is 14-18 (prorates to 7-9) in SEC regular season play to-date. His '11 team earned a spot in the NCAA-T.

Pete Herrmann was an interim coach at UGa finishing the '09 season.

Dennis Felton coached the Bulldogs from '03-'09 with an 83-91 overall record.  Felton's team won the 2008 SEC-T giving UGa their first NCAA appearance since '02 which was vacated. Felton also made the NIT twice.

Jim Harrick coached UGa for four seasons and he and Jim Harrick, Jr. left UGa with NCAA sanctions. Harrick's vacated victories leave him well under 50% during his SEC regular season career.

Ron Jirsa coached UGa for two seasons going 35-30 overall and well below .500 in SEC action.

Tubby Smith coached UGa for two seasons making the NCAA-T in both. His '96 team reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16. Coach Smith's SEC regular season record was 19-13 (59.4%) which prorates to 9.5-7.5.

Hugh Durham was the coach at UGa from '78 to '95 and of course was coaching the Bulldogs when the SEC expanded. In his SEC regular season career, Durham was 148-150. He was 31-33 during the SEC's 12 team era making two NIT first round appearances.

Coach Durham took UGa to the NCAA Final Four in '83. UGa made four other trips to the Big Dance during his UGa tenure. Of course Coach Durham took Florida State to the NCAA final game in '72 losing to UCLA.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 10:05:10 pm
Auburn

Tony Barbee, 39 finished his first SEC regular season at 4-12. He is in a program rebuilding mode.  Barbee is from the Coach Calipari coaching tree and has close ties to William Wesley.

Jeff Lebo coached Auburn for six seasons going 35-61 in regular season SEC play and prorating to 5.8-10.2. He led Auburn to only one NIT appearance.

Renaissance man Cliff Ellis coached Auburn for 10 seasons going 73-87 (45.6%) which prorates to 7.3-8.7 over his career. Ellis took Auburn to the NCAA-T in '99, '00, and '03. The '99 team finished 29-4 and Auburn won the SEC Tourney. The '00 team was an SI preseason pick to win it all. Agent dealings cost Auburn's Porter eligilibilty. The '03 team made the Sweet 16.

Tommy Joe Eagles was the Auburn head man when the SEC expanded.  During his five seasons, AU was 29-55 (34.5%) which prorates to 5.5-10.5. Eagles won the 1990 SEC Coach of the Year award defeating Rick Pitino et al.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 10:35:25 pm
Kentucky

UK had two head coaches from '30-31 to '84-85. They have had more frequent turnover since.

John Calipari, 52 completed his second regular season at UK with a record of 24-8 (75%) which prorates to 12-4. Calipari's team won the SEC Regular Season in '10 and advanced to the NCAA-T Elite 8.  UK won the SEC-T in '10 and '11 under Calipari.

Billy Gillispie coached for two seasons at UK. He filed a lawsuit against Kentucky for breach of memorandum of understanding that was settled out of court. One error in judgment Gillispie made was getting arrested for a DUI in Kentucky the evening before the scheduled settlement.

Gillispie was 20-12 in SEC regular season play (62.5%) which prorates to 10-6. Gillispie's '08 team which was 12-4 in the SEC was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA-T. His 8-8 SEC team in '09 accepted a bid to the NIT snapping UK's NCAA consecutive appearance record dating back to the '91 season when UK was on probation.

Tubby Smith left Georgia to come to UK for the '97-98 season and coached at Kentucky for 10 seasons. His first UK team won the NCAA National Championship.

Coach Smith's SEC regular season record was 120-40 which of course prorates to 12-4. Each Smith team at UK went to the NCAA-T second round at a minimum. He had six teams make the Sweet Sixteen and four make the Elite Eight including the Championship team.

Smith's '03 team went undefeated in the SEC regular season and won the SEC Tourney (19-0) before advancing to the Elite 8. Smith's '04 team was the NCAA Tourney #1 overall seed before being eliminated in the second round by Mike Anderson's UAB team.

Coach Smith's teams won the SEC-T five times: '98, '99, '01, '03, and '04. His teams won the SEC regular season outright in '98, '03, and '05 and shared the title in '99 and '01. Smith left UK to coach Minnesota.

Rick Pitino was coaching UK when the SEC expanded. Pitino's regular season SEC record during his 8 seasons at UK was 104-28.  During the SEC expansion era Pitino was 80-16 (83.3%) which prorates to 13.3-2.7.

Pitino's teams won the SEC-T each season (five times) during the expansion era except in '96 when they won the NCAA-T. Pitino's teams went to the NCAA Elite 8 five times, the Final Four three times, and the NCAA final game twice. Pitino left UK to coach the Celtics.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2011, 10:58:36 pm
Arkansas

Mike Anderson, 51 returns to become the Arkansas head man, one of the top hires to ever take an SEC head coaching post based on accomplishments and experience.

John Pelphrey, 42 completed his 4th and final season at UofA in '11. His SEC regular season conference record is 25-39 (39%) which prorates to 6.25-9.75. Pelphrey's first team advanced to the NCAA-T second round. That was his only post season appearance for Arkansas.

Stan Heath coached the Hogs for five seasons. His SEC regular season record was 31-49 (39%) which prorates to 6.2-9.8. Heath's teams made the NCAA first round in '06 and '07.

Mike Anderson was an interim coach for Arkansas briefly in 2002.

Nolan Richarson was 417-187 during his College Basketball Hall of Fame Razorback coaching career. His SEC regular season record was 109-67 (62%). This prorates to 9.9 - 6.1.

In Coach Richardson's 11 seasons in the SEC, Arkansas won the SEC regular season in '92 and '94 and won the SEC Tourney in 2000, the first team to win it having to play four games. Coach Richardson's teams won their first two games against UK in Rupp Arena and their first four regular season games against the Wildcats.

Coach Richardson took the Razorbacks to post season play every season except his first and last. The Razorbacks went to the NCAA-T 13 times. There were six Sweet 16 appearances, four Elite 8's, three Final Fours, two Final Game appearances, and the NCAA Championship in 1994.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: PoormansRobbyHampton on February 14, 2011, 05:58:24 am
Arkansas

John Pelphrey, 42 is in his 4th season at UofA. His SEC regular season conference record is 23-36 (39%) which prorates to 6.25-9.75. Pelphrey's first team advanced to the NCAA-T second round. This is his only post season appearance for Arkansas to-date.

Stan Heath coached the Hogs for five seasons. His SEC regular season record was 31-49 (39%) which prorates to 6.2-9.8. Heath's teams made the NCAA first round in '06 and '07.

Mike Anderson was an interim coach for Arkansas briefly in 2002.

Nolan Richarson was 417-187 during his College Basketball Hall of Fame Razorback coaching career. His SEC regular season record was 109-63 (63.4%). This prorates to 10.2 - 5.8.

In Coach Richardson's 11 seasons in the SEC, Arkansas won the SEC regular season in '92 and '94 and won the SEC Tourney in 2000, the first team to win it having to play four games. Coach Richardson's teams won their first two games against UK in Rupp Arena and their first four regular season games against the Wildcats.

Coach Richardson took the Razorbacks to post season play every season except his first and last. The Razorbacks went to the NCAA-T 13 times. There were six Sweet 16 appearances, four Elite 8's, three Final Fours, two Final Game appearances, and the NCAA Championship in 1994.

Saving the best for last, eh JB?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 09:27:19 am
One measure of SEC Coaches is total number of Regular Season Conference wins from '91-92 to Present. This balances on-the-court success with ability to sustain a career and a desire to stay with the SEC School over other options.

Coach                 Wins  Avg. Season Seasons
Billy Donovan        150      10.0-6.0   15
Tubby Smith         139       11.6-4.4   12
Rick Stansbury      114        8.9-7.1   13
Nolan Richardson   109        9.9-6.1   11
Kevin Stallings        93        7.8-8.2   12
Mark Gottfried        84        8.0-8.0   10.5
Rick Pitino             80       13.3-2.7    6
Eddie Fogler          77         7.7-8.3   10
John Brady            74         7.1-8.9   10.5
Cliff Ellis               73         7.3-8.7   10
Bruce Pearl           65        10.8-5.2   6
Richard Williams     53         7.6-8.4    7
Rod Barnes           50         6.2-9.8    8
David Hobbs         50         8.3-7.7    6
Lon Kruger            44        8.8-7.2    5
Jan van Breda Kolff 43        7.2-8.8    6
Rob Evans            43        7.2-8.8     6
Jerry Green           41       10.2-5.8    4
Dave Odom           41        5.9-10.1   7
Dale Brown           39         6.5-9.5    6
Andy Kennedy       38         7.6-8.4   5
Jeff Lebo              36         6.0-10.0  6
Hugh Durham        31         7.8-8.2    4
Stan Heath          31         6.2-9.8    5

Footnotes: Dale Brown and Hugh Durham won a significant number of SEC games prior to '91-92.

Nolan Richardson won a significant number of SWC games for Arkansas prior to '91-92.

Richard Williams, Rick Pitino, Eddie Fogler, and Lon Kruger all had SEC victories in seasons prior to '91-92.

Tubby Smith's total reflects wins at UGa and UK.
Eddie Fogler's total reflects '91-'02 wins at Vandy and USC.

Billy Donovan, Rick Stansbury, Kevin Stallings, Bruce Pearl, and Andy Kennedy are active SEC coaches and their totals are accumulating. It is possible that Coach Pearl's accumulation may slow or stop after this season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 11:13:59 am
Observations.

It is difficult to sustain excellence over a long period of time. Coaches Donovan, Richardson, and Pitino had stellar post season achievements with multiple final game appearances. Billy and Nolan averaged 10-6 over the long haul. Pitino's average would be lessened if his '89-90 season were included, he benefits from the "UK Effect" and he left for Boston before his long-term capability could be judged fairly.

Not many get to leave as winners. Of the SEC Coaches with 30+ wins, only 10 left with or currently hold above .500 records in regular season games since '91-92. Dale Brown would also be over .500 counting his pre-Arkansas SEC record.

Of the coaches, Rob Evans and Rick Pitino were the only two coming off of great seasons who left the SEC for what at the time appeared to be a better situation.

Tubby Smith and Eddie Fogler made within league moves for the same reason.

Tubby Smith left UK for Minnesota for what family and friends advised him would be a better situation for him and the family.
 
Jerry Green was 16-1 for the Vols best start ever and was Top 5 nationally in his last season.  His season folded finishing 8-8 in the SEC and he was let go.

Cliff Ellis, Richard Williams, Lon Kruger, John Brady, and Eddie Fogler (for two different schools) each had the  break through season(s) but did not sustain the success.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 11:57:31 am
Big Hires during the Expansion Era.

In retrospect Donovan was a big hire for Florida out of Marshall and prior to expansion, Nolan was a big hire for the Razorbacks out of Tulsa.

What were the big hires at the time of hire.

Pitino had been 52-30 with the Knicks and advanced to the second round of the playoffs his prior season. Given the fact that UK's lineup would be decimated and they would be off TV and postseason for two years, it was a big hire at the time.

Fogler won the SEC regular season at Vandy in '93 over Arkansas, Kentucky and others.  Given their rebuilding years it was a big hire for USC at the time.

Calipari had not coached at a BCS school but did have a 30-win season streak established. It was a big hire and a risky hire. Calipari noted that he was passed over for the UK job in '07.

Trent Johnson was coming off of a 28-8, Sweet 16 season at Stanford.

While he was on the decline, Dave Odom had been 101-87 in the ACC regular season at Wake Forest. He had been to the Sweet Sixteen three times with one Elite 8 appearance. Tim Duncan helped.

Gillispie had rebuilt A&M and had won an NCAA-T game over UofL and Pitino in Rupp Arena.

Tubby Smith had been impressive at UGa and was a former UK assistant. As UK's first black head coach in any major sport he was a noteworthy hire and probably won a national title with Pitino's players that Pitino would not have won.

Stan Heath of course had a one-time, first time 30-win Elite 8 season inheriting the veteran line up at Kent St.

Bruce Pearl came off of a mid-major Sweet 16 and Horizon dominance and promptly punched the SEC in the mouth upon arrival.

SEC Basketball has not kept up with SEC Football in terms of big hires in the expansion era.

To restore fortunes rapidly without a Jim Harrick fiasco, a school may need to make a big hire or be brilliant in picking the right up-and-comer and having a little more patience.

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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 12:37:06 pm
This season Billy Donovan will become only the seventh coach to lead an SEC team for 15 consecutive seasons ever.

Of the SEC's all-time leaders in regular season conference wins, only the following would have averaged at least 10-6 (62.5%) during their career beyond those already mentioned.

Rupp, UK, 397 SEC regular season wins, 84.1%
Mears, UT, 182, 70.5%
Hall, UK, 172, 73.5%
Skinner, Vandy, 171, 63.8%
Crisp, Bama, 112, 64.7%

A 10-6 conference average sustained over a period of years is rare in the SEC. Apart from the "UK Effect" it is extremely rare.
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Post by: Hog Fan...DOH! on February 14, 2011, 02:24:25 pm
The SEC is ripe for the taking.  I wish a coach at Arkansas would grab it.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 04:16:46 pm
The SEC is ripe for the taking.  I wish a coach at Arkansas would grab it.

In the '99 to '08 period, if the SEC did not place six teams in the NCAA-T it was an off year.

Now, not so much.

Of course from '94 to '98, the SEC had a team in the final game every season repeating again in 2000.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 04:46:07 pm
Number of Teams the SEC placed in the NCAA-T from 1999 Tourney to present with seeds in parentheses

2011 [5]: UF (2), UK (4), VU (5), UT (9), UG (10)

2010 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (4), UT (6), UF (10)

2009 [3]: LSU (8, UT (9), MSSt (13)

2008 [6]: UT(2),VU(4),Hogs(8,MSt(8,UK(11),UGa(14)

2007 [5]: UF(1), UT(5), VU(6), UK (8, Hogs (12)

2006 [6]: UT(2),UF(3),LSU(4),Hogs(8 ,UK(8 ,Bama(10)

2005 [5]: UK(2), UF(4), Bama (5), LSU (6), MSt (9)

2004 [6]: UK(1),MSt(2),UF(5),VU(6),Bama(8 ,SC(10)

2003 [6]: UK(1),UF(2),MSt(5),LSU(8 ,Bama(10),AU(10)

2002 [6]: Bama(2), UG(3), MSt(3), UK(4), UF(5), OM(9)

2001 [6]: UK(2), OM(3), UF(3), Hogs(7), UG(8 , UT(8

2000 [6]: LSU(4),UT(4),UF(5),UK(5),AU(7), Hogs(11)
 
1999 [6]: AU(1), UK(3), Hogs(4), UT(4), UF(6), OM(9)
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 05:07:15 pm
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Calipari; 2011: 4 seed, Final 4, beat #1 Ohio St.
             2010: 1 Seed, Elite 8

Pearl; 2011: 9 seed, first round 30 point loss to Michigan
        2010: 6 Seed, Elite 8
        2009: 9 Seed, 1st round loss
        2008: 2 seed, Sweet 16
        2007: 5 seed, Sweet 16
        2006: 2 seed, 2nd round

Stallings; 2011: 5 seed, 1st round exit
             2010: 4 seed, 1st round exit
             2008: 4 seed, 1st round exit
             2007: 6 seed, Sweet 16
             2004: 6 seed, Sweet 16
     
Donovan; 2011: 2 seed, Elite 8
             2010: 10 seed, 1st round exit
             2007: 1 seed, National Champion
             2006: 3 seed, National Champion
             2005: 4 seed, 2nd round
             2004: 5 seed, 1st round exit
             2003: 2 seed, 2nd round
             2002: 5 seed, 1st round exit
             2001: 3 seed, 2nd round
             2000: 5 seed, National Finals game
             1999: 6 seed, Sweet 16   

Fox; 2011: 10 seed, 1st round exit 
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 05:21:02 pm
Trent Johnson; 2009: 8 seed, 2nd round

Rick Stansbury; 2009: 13 seed, 1st round exit
                      2008: 8 seed, 2nd round
                      2005: 9 seed, 2nd round
                      2004: 2 seed, 2nd round
                      2003: 5 seed, 1st round exit
                      2002: 3 seed, 2nd round
   
John Pelphrey; 2008: 8 seed, 2nd round
 
Billy Gillispie; 2008: 11 seed, 1st round exit

Dennis Felton; 2008: 14 seed, 1st round exit             
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 05:25:54 pm
Stan Heath; 2007: 12 seed, 1st round exit
                 2006:  8 seed, 1st round exit
 
Tubby Smith; 2007: 8 seed, 2nd round
                   2006: 8 seed, 2nd round
                   2005: 2 seed, Elite 8
                   2004: Overall #1 seed,
                     2nd round exit to UAB and MA
                   2003: 1 seed, Elite 8
                   2002: 4 seed, Sweet 16
                   2001: 2 seed, Sweet 16
                   2000: 5 seed, 2nd round
                   1999: 3 seed, Elite 8
                   1998: 2 seed, National Champion
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 07:21:32 pm
Brady; 2006: 4 seed, Final 4
          2005: 6 seed, 1st round elimination by UAB (MA)
          2003: 8 seed, 1st round exit
          2000: 4 seed, Sweet 16

Gottfried; 2006: 10 seed, 2nd round
              2005: 5 seed, 1st round exit by UW-M, Pearl
              2004: 8 seed, Elite 8
              2003: 10 seed, 1st round exit
              2002: 2 seed, 2nd round exit by Kent St, SH
 
Dave Odom, 2004: 10 seed, 1st round exit by UM, Cal
               
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 07:37:27 pm
Cliff Ellis; 2003: 10 seed, Sweet 16
             2000: 7 seed, 2nd round
             1999: 1 seed, Sweet 16
 
Rod Barnes; 2002: 9 seed, 1st round exit
                 2001: 3 seed, Sweet 16
                 1999: 9 seed, 2nd round

Jim Harrick; 2001: 8 seed, 1st round exit
 
Jerry Green; 2001: 8 seed, 1st round exit
                 2000: 4 seed, Sweet Sixteen
                 1999: 4 seed, 2nd round
                 1998: 8 seed, 1st round exit

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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 07:41:28 pm
Nolan Richardson; 2001: 7 seed, 1st round exit
                         2000: 11 seed, 1st round exit
                         1999: 4 seed, 2nd round
                         1998: 6 seed, 2nd round 
                         1996: 12 seed, Sweet 16
                         1995: 2 seed, National Finals
                         1994: 1 seed, National Champion
                         1993: 4 seed, Sweet 16
                         1992: 3 seed, 2nd round
 
More Tournament appearances out of the SWC.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 07:47:32 pm
Rob Evans; 1998: 4 seed, 1st round exit by Valpo
                      Last second shot by Bryce Drew
                1997: 8 seed, 1st round exit
 
Eddie Fogler [SC]; 1998: 3 seed, 1st round exit
                          1997: 2 seed, 1st round exit
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 07:53:46 pm
Pitino; 1997: 1 seed, National Finals Game
         1996: 1 seed, National Champion
         1995: 1 seed, Elite 8
         1994: 3 seed, 2nd Round exit by Marq, K. O'Neill
         1993: 1 seed, Final 4
         1992: 2 seed, Elite 8
 
Tubby Smith [UG]; 1997: 3 seed, 1st round exit
                          1996: 8 seed, Sweet Sixteen
 
Jan van Breda Kolff; 1997: 10 seed, 1st round exit
                   

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 07:58:00 pm
Richard Williams; 1996: 5 seed, Final Four
                       1995: 5 seed, Sweet Sixteen

Lon Kruger; 1995: 10 seed, 1st round exit
                1994: 3 seed, Final Four

David Hobbs; 1995: 5 seed, 2nd round
                   1994: 9 seed, 2nd round
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2011, 08:01:54 pm
Eddie Fogler [Vandy]; 1993: 3 seed, Sweet 16
   
Dale Brown; 1993: 11 seed, 1st round exit
                 1992: 7 seed, 2nd round exit

W. Sanderson; 1992: 5 seed, 2nd round exit

Fogler, Brown, and Sanderson all had NCAA-T appearances prior to SEC expansion.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 21, 2011, 11:39:59 am
SEC Coaches during the Expansion Era with 6-10 average records having the longest tenures:

Rod Barnes: 8 seasons, 50-78
Dave Odom: 7 seasons, 41-71
Jeff Lebo:    6 seasons, 35-61
Stan Heath: 5 seasons, 31-49

Barnes, a well-liked former player took Ole Miss to the NCAA-T with a nine seed and the Coach Evans players in '99.  He took the Rebs to the Sweet 16 in '01 after an 11-5 conference record and a return trip in '02. The last four seasons were a combined 17-47 with 5-12 the best record in the run.

Dave Odom never had a winning conference record at SC. He got an 8-8 team in his 3rd season a 10 seed and a first round exit. His next two teams were notorious for winning the NIT but not for SEC accomplishment. Odom's last two SEC teams were 4-12 and 5-11 with no post season play.

Jeff Lebo did not take Auburn to the NCAA-T in his six seasons. His next to last Auburn team was 10-6 in the conference, 2nd in the West, 24-12 overall with NIT Quarterfinals as his only post season mark. The SOS kept Auburn off of the NCAA selection radar. Lebo followed with a 6-10 conference run in '10, his last.

Stan Heath inherited a depleted team. His next to last season was 10-6 in league with a first round NCAA-T exit off of an 8 seed. His fifth and last season was 7-9 in the SEC and another first round NCAA-T exit from the 12 seed. Heath did not meet the expectations announced at his opening presser. He is the only SEC coach let go on this list coming off of NCAA-T appearances. There is speculation that external factors added to the reasons for Heath's departure.
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Post by: ChicoHog on February 21, 2011, 10:44:12 pm
Great stuff JB!  thanks. 
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Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2011, 03:12:22 pm
Great stuff JB!  thanks. 

Thanks. It is difficult to get this info from a single source so I am pulling together for reference.

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Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2011, 03:14:26 pm
Bob Petrino hater Jeff Schultz updates on Georgia State Coach Rod Barnes (http://blogs.ajc.com/jeff-schultz-blog/2011/02/22/after-clean-up-rod-barnes-waits-for-payoff-at-georgia-state/?cxntfid=blogs_jeff_schultz_blog&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
 
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Barnes’ won-loss records have been unimpressive: 9-21, 12-20, 12-20, 11-16 (with two regular season games left). This season includes a seven-game losing streak. But he has won before. In 2001, he was the Naismith national coach of the year at Mississippi, winning 27 games and taking the Rebels to the Sweet 16. That doesn’t usually happen by accident.

But Barnes was handed a mess at Georgia State. The academic situation was so bad that he now admits he would’ve balked at taking the job in 2007 if he had realized the extent of the problems.

“I was shocked,” he said. “We had guys just not going to class. We were already in a trouble with the NCAA for our APR [Academic Progress Rate]. We were at the bottom, not only in our league but in the country. I thought I was coming here to make some [basketball] changes but I found myself having to hang with some guys, and as a coach that kind of handicaps you. You don’t run kids off but at the same time you know it’s not going to work.

“There were times when I thought, ‘Man, if I knew it was going to be this bad, I would’ve given it a second thought.’ But that has nothing to do with the school or basketball. I just didn’t do my homework.”

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Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2011, 02:09:17 pm
NY Times: Coastal Carolina under N.C.A.A. investigation as Cliff Ellis appears to have another program in trouble (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/sports/ncaabasketball/25coastal.html?_r=2&hp)
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Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2011, 02:53:35 pm
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The moral of Pete Thamel's NYT Coastal Carolina story is that you should never cut anyone who might have dirt on you.

SI's Andy Staples
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Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2011, 03:26:56 pm
SEC Traditions Feature on 1996 MS State Bulldogs Basketball (http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/221258/sec-traditions-1996-mississippi-state-bulldogs.aspx)
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Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2011, 02:52:56 pm
Former Ole Miss Coach Rod Barnes was fired today as coach of Georgia State.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2011, 12:26:33 pm
Ten years ago Rod Barnes received recognition as National Coach of the Year. He had led the then Ole Miss Rebels to their first and to-date last Sweet Sixteen in the new millennium. Maybe the first ever.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2011, 12:21:52 pm
Will update these profiles with expected changes in the next couple of weeks.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2011, 04:59:37 pm
Updated to reflect recent coaching change(s), regular season and tournament completion, and NCAA seeds.
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Post by: tsturg8738 on March 14, 2011, 06:04:22 pm
Great work!
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Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2011, 01:46:49 pm
Updated to reflect Pearl's finish.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2011, 11:49:07 am
Tennessee entry is updated.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2011, 11:50:07 am
Great work!

Thanks.  It's better to have 500 pairs of eyes than one editor.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 23, 2011, 10:25:52 pm
Updated to reflect the hire of Mike Anderson.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 26, 2011, 06:48:09 pm
Updated to reflect Donovan's loss in Elite Eight game to Butler.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: kaiserhog on March 27, 2011, 12:16:36 pm
Rod Barnes was a great coach.  His accomplishments at Ole Miss were nothing short of remarkable.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2011, 06:31:00 pm
Tennessee's entry updated to reflect the hiring of Cuonzo Martin.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2011, 10:20:15 am
Updated to reflect some season end info.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2012, 09:41:09 am
South Carolina (updated)

Darrin Horn, 39, former Tates Creek and Western Hilltopper completed his fourth season at SC. Horn is currently 23-41 (35.9%) in SEC regular season play which prorates to 5.75-10.25.  His first season was 10-6 and good for an NIT bid. The Gamecocks did not return to post season play in '10, '11, or '12 (after going 2-14 in SEC play). Horn's team lost in the first round of the NIT. His predecessor had better luck in that tourney.

Dave Odom was coach at USC for seven seasons. He made the NCAA-T once and the NIT three times. Odom's Gamecocks were NIT runnerups his first season in Columbia and NIT champs in '05 and '06.

Odom's teams never earned a first day bye in the SEC-T. His SEC regular season record of 41-71 (36.6%) prorates to a shade under 6-10 on average.

Eddie Fogler left an SEC Regular Season champion at Vandy to take the USC rebuilding job in 1993. The first two seasons were tough. Fogler's 1997 team went 15-1 in the SEC winning the regular season title outright and beating UK on their Senior Day. They were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA-T. Fogler took a USC team to another NCAA-T first round elimination the next season. These two were Fogler's only NCAA-T appearances for USC. They also made the NIT twice.

In Fogler's eight seasons in the SEC at USC, his regular season record was 57-71 (44.5%) which prorates a tad better than 7-9. His final three seasons yielded on 17 regular season conference wins.

Fogler replaced Steve Newton who coached the first two seasons that USC was in the SEC. Newton's overall record was 20-35. Newton was 8-24 in SEC regular season play.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2012, 09:48:20 am
Georgia (updated)

Mark Fox, 43, just completed his third regular season at UGa. Fox is 19-29 (prorates to 6.3-9.7) in SEC regular season play to-date. His '11 team earned a spot in the NCAA-T, losing their opener as a 10-seed. UGa finished 5-11 in '12, tied for 10th in the SEC. They eliminated MS State in the SEC-T before losing to Vandy.

Pete Herrmann was an interim coach at UGa finishing the '09 season. His team defeated UK in Rupp on senior night, the last team to beat UK at home to-date.

Dennis Felton coached the Bulldogs from '03-'09 with an 84-91 record in six seasons at Georgia, including a 26-59 mark against SEC opponents (prorates to 4.9-11.1).  Felton's team won the 2008 SEC-T giving UGa their first NCAA appearance since '02 which was vacated. Felton also made the NIT twice.

Jim Harrick coached UGa for four seasons and he and Jim Harrick, Jr. left UGa with NCAA sanctions. Harrick's vacated victories leave him well under 50% during his SEC regular season career.

Ron Jirsa coached UGa for two seasons going 35-30 overall and well below .500 in SEC action.

Tubby Smith coached UGa for two seasons making the NCAA-T in both. His '96 team reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16. Coach Smith's SEC regular season record was 19-13 (59.4%) which prorates to 9.5-7.5.

Hugh Durham was the coach at UGa from '78 to '95 and of course was coaching the Bulldogs when the SEC expanded. In his SEC regular season career, Durham was 148-150. He was 31-33 during the SEC's 12 team era making two NIT first round appearances.

Coach Durham took UGa to the NCAA Final Four in '83. UGa made four other trips to the Big Dance during his UGa tenure. Of course Coach Durham took Florida State to the NCAA final game in '72 losing to UCLA.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2012, 09:57:26 am
Auburn (updated)

Tony Barbee, 40, finished his first SEC regular season at 4-12 and his second at 5-11 prorating to 4.5-11.5.  Barbee is from the Coach Calipari coaching tree and has close ties to William Wesley. Auburn is currently subject to a point shaving investigation by the FBI.

Jeff Lebo coached Auburn for six seasons going 35-61 in regular season SEC play and prorating to 5.8-10.2. He led Auburn to only one NIT appearance.

Renaissance man Cliff Ellis coached Auburn for 10 seasons going 73-87 (45.6%) which prorates to 7.3-8.7 over his career. Ellis took Auburn to the NCAA-T in '99, '00, and '03. The '99 team finished 29-4 and Auburn won the SEC Tourney. The '00 team was an SI preseason pick to win it all. Agent dealings cost Auburn's Porter eligilibilty. The '03 team made the Sweet 16.

Tommy Joe Eagles was the Auburn head man when the SEC expanded.  During his five seasons, AU was 29-55 (34.5%) which prorates to 5.5-10.5. Eagles won the 1990 SEC Coach of the Year award defeating Rick Pitino et al.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2012, 10:02:29 am
Arkansas (updated)

Mike Anderson, 52, was 6-10 and 9th in the SEC in his first season.

John Pelphrey, 42 completed his 4th and final season at UofA in '11. His SEC regular season conference record is 25-39 (39%) which prorates to 6.25-9.75. Pelphrey's first team advanced to the NCAA-T second round. That was his only post season appearance for Arkansas.

Stan Heath coached the Hogs for five seasons. His SEC regular season record was 31-49 (39%) which prorates to 6.2-9.8. Heath's teams made the NCAA first round in '06 and '07.

Mike Anderson was an interim coach for Arkansas briefly in 2002.

Nolan Richarson was 417-187 during his College Basketball Hall of Fame Razorback coaching career. His SEC regular season record was 109-67 (62%). This prorates to 9.9 - 6.1.

In Coach Richardson's 11 seasons in the SEC, Arkansas won the SEC regular season in '92 and '94 and won the SEC Tourney in 2000, the first team to win it having to play four games. Coach Richardson's teams won their first two games against UK in Rupp Arena and their first four regular season games against the Wildcats.

Coach Richardson took the Razorbacks to post season play every season except his first and last. The Razorbacks went to the NCAA-T 13 times. There were six Sweet 16 appearances, four Elite 8's, three Final Fours, two Final Game appearances, and the NCAA Championship in 1994.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2012, 10:07:03 am
Number of Teams the SEC placed in the NCAA-T from 1999 Tourney to present with seeds in parentheses:

2012 [4]: UK (1-overall), VU (5), UF (7), Bama (9)

2011 [5]: UF (2), UK (4), VU (5), UT (9), UG (10)

2010 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (4), UT (6), UF (10)

2009 [3]: LSU (8, UT (9), MSSt (13)

2008 [6]: UT(2),VU(4),Hogs(8,MSt(8,UK(11),UGa(14)

2007 [5]: UF(1), UT(5), VU(6), UK (8, Hogs (12)

2006 [6]: UT(2),UF(3),LSU(4),Hogs(8 ,UK(8 ,Bama(10)

2005 [5]: UK(2), UF(4), Bama (5), LSU (6), MSt (9)

2004 [6]: UK(1),MSt(2),UF(5),VU(6),Bama(8 ,SC(10)

2003 [6]: UK(1-overall),UF(2),MSt(5),LSU(8 ,Bama(10),AU(10)

2002 [6]: Bama(2), UG(3), MSt(3), UK(4), UF(5), OM(9)

2001 [6]: UK(2), OM(3), UF(3), Hogs(7), UG(8 , UT(8

2000 [6]: LSU(4),UT(4),UF(5),UK(5),AU(7), Hogs(11)
 
1999 [6]: AU(1), UK(3), Hogs(4), UT(4), UF(6), OM(9)

1998 [5]: UK (2), SC (3), OM (4), Hogs (6), Vols (8

1997 [5]: UK (1), SC (2), UGa (3), OM (8, VU (10)

1996 [4]: UK (1), State (5), UGa (8, Hogs (12)

1995 [5]: UK (1), Hogs (2), State (5), Bama (5), UF (10)

1994 [4]: Hogs (1), UK (3), UF (3), Bama (9)

1993 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (3), Hogs (4), LSU (11)

1992 [4]: UK (2), Hogs (3), Bama (5), LSU (7)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2012, 10:26:57 am
SEC Coaches total number of Regular Season Conference wins from '91-92 to Present. This balances on-the-court success with ability to sustain a career and a desire to stay with the SEC School over other options.

Coach                 Wins  Avg. Season Seasons
Billy Donovan        160      10.0-6.0   16
Tubby Smith         139      11.6-4.4   12
Rick Stansbury      122        8.7-7.3   14
Nolan Richardson   109        9.9-6.1   11
Kevin Stallings      103        7.9-8.1   13
Mark Gottfried         84        8.0-8.0   10.5
Rick Pitino              80       13.3-2.7    6
Eddie Fogler           77         7.7-8.3   10
John Brady             74         7.1-8.9   10.5
Cliff Ellis                73         7.3-8.7   10
Bruce Pearl            65        10.8-5.2    6
Richard Williams     53         7.6-8.4    7
Rod Barnes            50         6.2-9.8    8
David Hobbs          50         8.3-7.7    6
Andy Kennedy        46         7.7-8.3   6
Lon Kruger             44        8.8-7.2    5
Jan van Breda Kolff 43        7.2-8.8    6
Rob Evans              43        7.2-8.8    6
Jerry Green            41       10.2-5.8    4
Dave Odom            41        5.9-10.1   7


Nolan Richardson won a significant number of SWC games for Arkansas prior to '91-92.

Richard Williams, Rick Pitino, Eddie Fogler, and Lon Kruger all had SEC victories in seasons prior to '91-92.

Tubby Smith's total reflects wins at UGa and UK.
Eddie Fogler's total reflects '91-'02 wins at Vandy and USC.

Billy Donovan, Kevin Stallings, and Andy Kennedy are active SEC coaches.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 15, 2012, 09:38:04 am
Clay: Given its tradition it's easy to see why SC gave up on Horn (http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2012/03/13/given-its-tradition-easy-to-see-why-usc-gave-up-on-horn/#)
 
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It’s perfectly understandable why South Carolina would want to fire Darrin Horn after four seasons... After all, the Gamecocks have such a rich and storied basketball history.

Since 1975, number of South Carolina trips to the NCAA Tournament: 4.

Since 1974, number of South Carolina wins in the NCAA Tournament: 0.

After the legendary Frank McGuire, who had not won an NCAA Tourney game in seven seasons, was pushed out in 1980, Bill Foster, George Felton, Steve Newton, Eddie Fogler and Dave Odom, before Horn, tried and failed at South Carolina. Foster had taken Duke to the 1978 NCAA title game where it lost to UK. Felton had been a top assistant to Bobby Cremins at Georgia Tech. Newton had won at Murray State. Fogler had won at Vanderbilt. Odom had won at Wake Forest.

The five combined for four NCAA Tournament appearances while coaching in Columbia.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 15, 2012, 11:44:46 am
Miss. State and So. Carolina jobs are open.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2012, 12:57:20 pm
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Rick Stansbury; 2009: 13 seed, 1st round exit
                      2008: 8 seed, 2nd round
                      2005: 9 seed, 2nd round
                      2004: 2 seed, 2nd round
                      2003: 5 seed, 1st round exit
                      2002: 3 seed, 2nd round
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2012, 04:34:56 pm
Mississippi State (updated)

State has had only two coaches spanning the SEC Expansion Era, Richard Williams and Rick Stansbury.  With the ouster of Stansbury, State may look to hire outside for the first time since 1981.

52-year old Rick Stansbury finished his 23rd season on staff at State, his 14th as head coach.  His regular season conference record ends at 122-102 or 54.5%. That prorates to 8.7-7.3 across a 16-game schedule. Stansbury's teams won the SEC-T in '02 and '09. They won the regular season title in '04. State has been to the NCAA 2nd Round four times, his biggest advancement, the last time in '08.

Stansbury's teams made the NCAA six of fourteen times. They have been in post season play every season but two.

Stansbury's mentor Richard Williams coached State for 12 seasons. In '91 he took them to their second NCAA-T appearance ever and first since '63. (State had waived appearances in other seasons. The '63 appearance is remarkable. Google it.)

State shared the '91 regular season championship with LSU. In '96 State won the SEC-T over Kentucky and made the NCAA-T Final Four losing to Syracuse. Williams also led State to the Sweet 16 in '95.

During his tenure, State made the NCAA-T three times and post season play five times.

Williams's overall regular season SEC percentage was 44% which prorates to an average 7-9.  Williams had a combined 23-49 in his first four seasons and finished at State with a 4-12 campaign. State was 26-8 overall in '96.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2012, 04:39:47 pm
Ole Miss (updated)

Andy Kennedy, 44 completed his sixth season at Ole Miss.  Kennedy is 46-50 (47.9%) which prorates to a 7.67-8.33 average.

Kennedy has not led an Ole Miss to the NCAA-T. They have made the NIT five times, reaching the semifinals twice. Kennedy's team earned SEC-T byes in his first season and in 2011.

In Dec. 2008 Kennedy and his staff were involved in an incident with a cab driver. A number of questionable decisions were made by the Coach in the moments and days following his arrest. Kennedy was caught on police cam asserting that his arrest would be an international incident. He and his counselor sued an eyewitness who was a college student working part time as a valet for defamation of character. His wife through counsel also sued for loss of consortium. Kennedy and his attorneys did not count on a citizen obtaining one of the leading attorneys in Cincinnati to defend the eyewitness. Kennedy dropped the suit against the eyewitness and chose to pay an undisclosed sum of cash.

Kennedy was preceded by Rod Barnes a former All-SEC player at Ole Miss in the late 80s. Barnes coached eight seasons and was 50-78 (39%) which prorates to a 6.25-9.75 per season average. Barnes took Ole Miss to the NCAA-T in three of his first four seasons and the NIT his second season. Barnes took Ole Miss to the Sweet Sixteen in '01 after finishing 1st in the SEC-W. This is the only Sweet Sixteen appearance for Ole Miss.

Barnes had an over-.500 conference record in his first four seasons. His last four seasons he finished tied for 5th in the SEC-W and 4-12 was the typical record.

Rob Evans was coach at Ole Miss for six seasons. He led the Rebels to NCAA-T appearances in his last two seasons of '97 and '98. It was Ole Miss first NCAA-T appearance since winning the SEC-T in 1981 for their first ever NCAA-T trip. Evans also led Ole Miss to a huge win in Rupp Arena over Tubby Smith's National Championship team on Valentine's Day, 1998. It is to-date one of only two wins by the Rebels over UK in Lexington. The first was in 1927. Coach Evans was 86-81 overall at Ole Miss and left to take the Arizona State job.
 
Ed Murphy coached Ole Miss from '86 to '92 and Murph's last season was the first year of SEC Expansion. He was 76-98 overall at Ole Miss.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2012, 04:43:57 pm
LSU (updated)

Trent Johnson, 55 completed his fourth season at LSU. His first LSU team won the SEC regular season championship going 13-3. His overall record was 27-8 and LSU advanced to the NCAA second round. Johnson suffered two tough seasons in '10 and '11 and after a 7-9 run in '12 is now 25-39 (39.1%) or 6.2 - 9.8 prorated.  The '12 team was one and done in the NIT.

Butch Pierre was 5-4 as an interim replacing ASU Coach John Brady mid-season in '08.

John Brady coached LSU for 10.5 seasons in a feast or famine type of run.  Brady finished sixth in the SEC-W five times.  This included three of his first four seasons and his last two seasons. Brady's teams earned first round SEC-T byes in five other seasons.

Brady's 2006 team reached the NCAA-T Final Four. This was LSU's fourth Final Four appearance ever but their only one during the SEC Expansion Era to-date. Brady also reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16 in his third season. Brady's teams reached the NCAA-T four times and the NIT two times.

Brady's SEC conference regular season record was 74-93 (44.3%) prorated to 7-9 as an average season. Brady's 2000 team shared the SEC regular season title with an overall 28-6 record (12-4 SEC). His Final Four team finished 27-9 (14-2 SEC) and was outright SEC regular season champs.

Dale Brown had the second longest SEC Basketball coaching tenure ever.  Brown coached from 1972 to 1997. Coach Brown first made the post season in his seventh season at LSU. Brown then made the post season 15 consecutive years. His teams failed to make the post season his last four years. Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T ten consecutive seasons.

Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T Sweet 16 five times, the Elite 8 four times, and the Final Four twice. LSU won the SEC regular season championship outright in '79, '81 and '85 and shared the title in '91. LSU won the SEC Tourney in 1980, the second year of the revived tournament. Coach Brown's best record was with his '81 team which went 31-5 (17-1 SEC).

Brown's SEC regular season record was 238-200 (54.3%) or 8.7-7.3 prorated. His latter seasons after SEC Expansion were some of his tougher seasons. Coach Brown went 39-57 (40.6%) in six seasons prorating to 6.5-9.5.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2012, 05:37:28 pm
Bama (updated)

Anthony Grant, 45 just completed his third regular season at Bama. A rough non-conference run in '11 led to an NIT bid despite a 12-4 SEC record. Despite issues with conference season suspensions, Bama received an NCAA-T bid. Better out of conference scheduling led to a much improved RPI despite a 9-7 SEC record. Grant is now 27-21 in SEC regular season games which prorates to 9-7.

Philip Pearson was an interim coach at Bama who replaced Mark Gottfried in season in '09. Pearson was 5-6 during his regular season run.

Mark Gottfried coached at Bama for 10.5 seasons. His regular season SEC record of 84-83 of course prorates a shade better than 8-8. Gottfried led Bama to five straight NCAA-T appearances from his 4th season to his 8th. His '04 team (20-13, 8-8 SEC) made the NCAA-T Elite 8, Bama's best showing in the Big Dance ever. Bama made the post season 8 times under Gottfried reportedly turning down an invite to the CBI in '08.

Gottfried's '02 team was the SEC regular season champion (12-4). His '03 team was Number 1 in the AP poll for two weeks, the first time ever for Bama.

David Hobbs coached at Bama from '92-93 to '97-98. In his six seasons, Bama made the second round of the NCAA-T twice. Hobbs had a 110-76 overall record during his Bama tenure and a 50-46 record in SEC conference play.

Winfrey Sanderson coached Bama's first year in the expanded SEC and his last of 12 seasons as Bama's head man.  Sanderson was 10-6 in his last SEC regular season taking Bama to the SEC-T finals and the NCAA 2nd round. Sanderson was associated with Bama athletics for 32 years until Nancy Watts' face made contact with his hand.

Sanderson led Bama to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA-T six times. His teams won the SEC Conference Tourney in '82, '87, '89, '90, and '91. Bama also won the SEC regular season title in '87.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2012, 07:35:25 pm
Vanderbilt (updated)

51-year old Kevin Stallings completed his 13th season at Vandy. Stallings is 103-105 in regular season SEC games for a 49.5% winning percentage. That prorates to a 7.9-8.1 average record. Home v. Road win percentage is not readily available.

After failing to have a winning conference record in his first four seasons, Stallings has dipped below 8-8 only once and that was at 7-9. Vandy has made the NCAA six times counting '12, twice to the Sweet Sixteen. This represents two of six times Vandy has made the Sweet Sixteen ever. Roy Skinner took Vandy to the Elite Eight during Kentucky's off season in '65 and in a 16-team tournament field. Vandy has won neither the SEC regular season but did win their first SEC-T under Stallings in '12. They have finished second in the SEC-E twice, including a 12-4 run last season. Vandy has been in post season play 10 of 13 seasons. Vandy lost to 4-seed Wisconsin in their 2nd NCAA-T game in '12.

Stallings was a teammate of Arkansas native JB Carroll during his playing days at Purdue.

Jan van Breda Kolff preceded Stallings at Vandy and coached for six seasons. Jan was the SEC Player of the Year in 1974 and helped Vandy gain a share of the Conference regular season title and a Sweet 16 run in the NCAA-T.

Jan was 43-53 for a prorated average of 7-9. van Breda Kolff took Vandy to the NCAA first round once in his six seasons. Vandy was in the NIT three times, runners up in '94.

Eddie Fogler was Vandy's coach for four seasons. His last two seasons were the first two of the SEC expansion era. Fogler went 38-30 in conference regular season play prorating to a 9-7 mark. He took Vandy to the NCAA twice and to the NIT the other two seasons.

For Fogler, Vandy was the NIT Champ in '90. In '93, Vandy won the SEC regular season championship with a 14-2 mark. Vandy made the Sweet 16 and finished with an overall 28-6 record.

Fogler left Vandy to take on a rebuilding task at South Carolina.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2012, 07:37:52 pm
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Kevin Stallings ('00 to present)

             2012: 5 seed, 2nd game exit
             2011: 5 seed, 1st game exit
             2010: 4 seed, 1st round exit
             2008: 4 seed, 1st round exit
             2007: 6 seed, Sweet 16
             2004: 6 seed, Sweet 16
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 20, 2012, 11:10:11 am
Tennessee (updated)

The Vols have had six coaches spanning the 12-Team SEC Expansion Era ('91-92 to '11-'12).

Cuonzo Martin, 40 took the Vol head coaching job after leading the Missouri State Bears for three seasons. The Vols went 10-6 in the '12 SEC regular season and earned second place via the SEC tie-breaker. Tennessee lost to Middle Tennessee State in the second round of the NIT.

Bruce Pearl, 50 was coach for six seasons at UT.  In SEC regular season play, Pearl is 65-31 (including his 8-game suspension in '11), a 68% winning percentage. This prorates to a 10.8-5.2 SEC average season.

Pearl took UT to the NCAA-T each season. 2010 was the Vols first Elite Eight appearance in program history. Pearl has also made the Sweet Sixteen twice. Tennessee won the SEC regular season crown in '08 and finished with an overall 31-5 record. The Vols earned a first round SEC bye in Pearl's first four seasons, failing last season in the Elite Eight year. Out of conference road wins were enough to propel UT into the tourney this season.

AD Mike Hamilton made remarks on a radio program that seemed to distract the Vols and after a good start they lost by 30 in their first round game against Michigan in '11.

Pearl was preceded by Buzz Peterson who was Michael Jordan's college roommate. Buzz coached four years at UT. His regular season conference record was 29-35 (45%). This prorates to a 7.25-8.75 average season. Buzz failed to make the NCAA-T and his team was eliminated in the NIT in the first round in two tries.

Jerry Green coached UT for four seasons from '97-98 to '00-01. His regular season conference record was 41-23 (63%) going 12-4 twice. This prorates to a 10-6 average. Green took the Vols to the NCAA-T each season with the Sweet Sixteen being their crowning achievement. At the time it was UT's second Sweet Sixteen appearance ever and first in 19 seasons. Tennessee shared the SEC Regular Season championship in 2000.
 
Current USC Coach Kevin O'Neill coached UT for three seasons and could not get a rebuilding job accomplished. O'Neill was hired after his Marquette team defeated UK in the NCAA-T second round in '94.

O'Neill was 14-24 in SEC regular season play. He made the post season once, a first round elimination in the NIT.

Wade Houston coached at UT for five seasons. He was the first black head coach in a major sport in SEC history. Houston was Denny Crum's long time assistant at UofL and he brought his son Allan who became UT's all-time leading scorer.

Coach Houston's teams failed to make the NCAA-T. They did qualify for the NIT twice. He twice lost 22 games overall and his last season, '93-94 saw a 5-22 record, UT's worst in history.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2012, 05:42:30 pm
Donovan ('97-present)
             2012: 7 seed, Elite 8 loss to UofL (1st 7 seed since '84 to make Elite 8'
             2011: 2 seed, Elite 8
             2010: 10 seed, 1st round exit
             2007: 1 seed, National Champion
             2006: 3 seed, National Champion
             2005: 4 seed, 2nd round
             2004: 5 seed, 1st round exit
             2003: 2 seed, 2nd round
             2002: 5 seed, 1st round exit
             2001: 3 seed, 2nd round
             2000: 5 seed, National Finals game
             1999: 6 seed, Sweet 16   
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2012, 05:50:38 pm
Florida (updated)

The current dean of SEC coaches is 46-year old Billy "The Kid" Donovan.  Coach Donovan has two NCAA championships, one other NCAA finals appearance, and two more elite eight accomlishments following this his 16th season at Florida. Florida won the SEC Tournament three consecutive seasons, '05, '06, and '07, in Coach's 16 appearances to-date. The Gators won the SEC regular season title outright in '07 and '11 shared it in '00 and '01.

Donovan is 160-100 in SEC regular season games, 10-6 prorated.

In Donovan's first two rebuilding seasons Florida was 11-21. Donovan has been to the post season every year except his first and an NCAA 7-seed this season.  Florida landed in the NIT in the two seasons following his back-to-back NCAA championships.

Florida has had only two head coaches during the expansion era. Donovan's predecessor was Lon Kruger.

Kruger coached for six seasons, the first one prior to the expansion era. He led the Gators to their first Final Four in '94. Florida's first NCAA appearance ever was in '87 under Norm Sloan when the Gators made the Sweet Sixteen and Billy Donovan made the Final Four as a player at Providence.

Kruger's last season was a losing one. He finished with a 52% SEC conference winning percentage. Florida also made a first round NCAA tourney appearance in '95.

13 of Florida's 16 NCAA Tournament appearances have been post-expansion. Prior to 1975, only the conference recognized champion could participate in the tournament. The tournament did not expande to 64 teams until 1985.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2012, 08:06:49 am
Martin is 4th ex-Big 12 coach expected to coach in the SEC next season

MrSEC article lists the 2012-13 SEC Coaching Roster and some of their accomplishments in a table (http://www.mrsec.com/2012/03/uscs-martin-makes-4-ex-big-12-coaches-in-the-sec-meet-the-roster/)
 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 29, 2012, 02:47:33 pm
Frank Martin will join the list of SEC coaches among the highest paid.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2012, 06:07:01 am
Big Hires during the Expansion Era.

In retrospect Donovan was a big hire for Florida out of Marshall and prior to expansion, Nolan was a big hire for the Razorbacks out of Tulsa once he had time to establish his program.

What were the big hires at the time of hire.

Pitino had been 52-30 with the Knicks and advanced to the second round of the playoffs his prior season. Given the fact that UK's lineup would be decimated and they would be off TV and postseason for two years, it was a big hire at the time.

Fogler won the SEC regular season at Vandy in '93 over Arkansas, Kentucky and others.  Given their rebuilding years it was a big hire for USC at the time.

Calipari had not coached at a BCS school but did have a 30-win season streak established. It was a big hire and a risky hire. Calipari noted that he was passed over for the UK job in '07.

Trent Johnson was coming off of a 28-8, Sweet 16 season at Stanford.

While he was on the decline, Dave Odom had been 101-87 in the ACC regular season at Wake Forest. He had been to the Sweet Sixteen three times with one Elite 8 appearance. Tim Duncan helped.

Gillispie had rebuilt A&M and had won an NCAA-T game over UofL and Pitino in Rupp Arena.

Tubby Smith had been impressive at UGa and was a former UK assistant. As UK's first black head coach in any major sport he was a noteworthy hire and probably won a national title with Pitino's players that Pitino would not have won.

Stan Heath of course had a one-time, first time 30-win Elite 8 season inheriting the veteran line up at Kent St.

Bruce Pearl came off of a mid-major Sweet 16 and Horizon dominance and promptly punched the SEC in the mouth upon arrival.

Mike Anderson averaged 11-5 in C-USA with a 12-2 mark his last season. His UAB team defeated number one overall seed Kentucky in '04. After rebuilding Missouri coming off the Quin Snyder Error, Anderson reached the Elite 8 with a 31-win season in '09. The long-time Arkansas assistant was warmly welcomed home.

Frank Martin has averaged 10-6 in the Big XII at Kansas State. More noteworthy has been recent NCAA tournament runs with the Elite 8 and 29 total wins in '10 and NCAA Third Round (the new second round with the First Four) achievement in '11 and '12.

SEC Basketball has not kept up with SEC Football in terms of big hires in the expansion era.

To restore fortunes rapidly without a Jim Harrick fiasco, a school may need to make a big hire or be brilliant in picking the right up-and-comer and having  more patience while not waiting too long to pull the trigger.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 02, 2012, 10:58:31 pm
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Calipari ('10-present)
             2012: 1 overall seed, Championship win over Kansas
             2011: 4 seed, Final 4, beat #1 Ohio St.
             2010: 1 Seed, Elite 8 loss to WVU
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2012, 12:36:43 pm
At least three SEC schools will have new coaches in 2012-13 with news that Trent Johnson is leaving LSU to replace Christian at TCU.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2012, 02:41:00 pm
LSU is looking for their third coach to start a season (excluding interim Butch Pierre) since Dale Brown replaced Press Maravich 40 years ago.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2012, 05:50:34 am
LSU head coach Johnny Jones coached Memphis in 2000 and North Texas from '02-12.

His overall conference record in C-USA and Sun Belt is 98-97.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2012, 01:10:51 pm
After the dust settles it's:

Mike Anderson 
Tony Barbee     
John Calipari
Billy Donovan
Mark Fox
Anthony Grant
Frank Haith
Johnny Jones         
Andy Kennedy
Billy Kennedy
Cuonzo Martin
Frank Martin
Rick Ray               
Kevin Stallings
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2012, 10:32:28 am
May have to do a similar thread for SEC football coaches.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2012, 10:35:47 am
http://www.hogville.net/yabbse/index.php?topic=466005.0

Linked thread has the coaching carousel following the postseason.

With the free market in play Horn and Stansbury did get new head coaching positions.

Trent Johnson went to TCU.

Bruce Pearl still has two years remaining on his show cause penalty.

For many, the SEC is both the highlight and terminal position as head coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2013, 11:47:53 am
Georgia (6-9) is heading on the road to face 17th-ranked Missouri (12-3), returns home to play an LSU team against which it should be competitive, then gets Florida again in Athens and Texas A&M on the road. The potential to get off to an 0-6 start through the first third of the conference schedule is not only possible, but likely.

Then what?

The modern mentality is to say you fire the coach and start over. But I’m not convinced that’s the answer.

Mark Fox came to Georgia with a strong resume and with a reputation as an Xs-and-Os coach who could scheme with the best of them. He won at a high level at Nevada, which had UNLV to deal with and did not have nearly the resources and exposure that’s available at UGA and in the SEC.

But Fox hasn’t been able to transfer that success to Athens. He has had one good season in three. He was 21-12 in Year 2 and had a one-game appearance in the NCAA Tournament. But he made that run with a roster of contributors recruited to UGA by the previous regime. The Bulldogs were 14-17 and 15-17 his other two seasons.

In total, Fox is 56-55 (.505) overall and 25-38 (.397) in SEC play at the halfway point of his fourth season. He hasn’t been getting it done.

http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/uga-sports/2013/jan/15/georgias-mens-basketball-situation-real-quandary/
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 20, 2013, 07:29:18 pm
As the Bulldogs lumber through what is shaping up to be another mediocre season at best, what they’re asking is, “why can’t Georgia play winning basketball consistently?” (http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/college/georgia-seeks-break-mold-its-basketball-history/nT2MX/)

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It is not the first time this has come up. People have wondered that for years. This is, after all, a basketball program that has in its 108-year history recorded 20 or more wins in a season just nine times and logged a winning mark in conference play only 14 times.

“You’re asking the wrong guy about that,” said Hugh Durham, who led Georgia to four 20-plus-win seasons and its only Final Four appearance in 17 years as its coach (1979-95). “I took a lot of pride in the fact that we were pretty consistent. But other guys have done a good job. Tubby (Smith) did a good job. Jim Harrick turned out a couple of outstanding teams. But I don’t know. We had some pretty good players when you really get down to it.”

That is the one constant theme that comes up when discussing both the program’s regular struggles and the pockets of success it has had over the decades. When Georgia has been very good, it has had very good players...

Fox, who's hoping to avoid a third losing season in four, pleads for patience.

"These guys need time,” Fox said. “They're talented players, they just need time."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2013, 06:27:40 pm
Scarblog: It's SEC Tournament time; where's Wimp Sanderson when you need him? (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/03/scarbinsky_its_sec_tournament.html)

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There's good news and bad news for Alabama basketball fans heading to the SEC Tournament in Nashville in the next few days.

The good news: Wimp Sanderson is going to be there.

The bad news: The best coach in that event's history is not going to be coaching the Crimson Tide. Instead the ESPN 973 The Zone radio co-host will be honored as one of 14 Allstate SEC Basketball Legends.

If he were coaching, you could make reservations through Sunday and not worry about your hotel's cancellation policy. As sure things go, the only thing more predictable at the league's annual roundball extravaganza than Sanderson reaching the final is Kentucky fans taking over the town.

Anthony Grant hasn't done a bad job there. He's won his first game in each of his first three SEC Tournaments, a streak unseen at Alabama since David Hobbs first took the baton from Sanderson.

Grant will have to continue that streak and then some this week.

With Sanderson as head coach in the tournament, Alabama:

Went 25-7.

If you're scoring at home - and counting Sanderson's last season, when Alabama lost in the 1992 final to Kentucky - it's now 21 years and 21 SEC Tournaments and counting without a single title for the Tide or the Tigers.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2013, 07:15:33 am
Auburn's 23 overall losses tied the 1966-67 LSU team for the most in SEC history. LSU went 3-23 that year; Auburn finishes 9-23. So there's that going for Auburn.

The last two SEC coaches to lose 22 or more games were gone ASAP: Tennessee's Wade Houston in 1993-94 after he survived losing 22 in 1990-91, and Mississippi State's Bob Boyd in 1985-86.

www.al.com
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Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2013, 04:24:31 pm
Jay Jacobs issued a statement regarding the men’s basketball program and Tony Barbee Friday afternoon: (http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20130316/SPORTS0402/303160037/AU-s-Jacobs-supports-Barbee)

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“This was obviously a disappointing season for our men’s basketball program, but I want to commend our players and especially our seniors for playing hard all year. My expectation is for our program to show significant improvement under coach Barbee’s leadership.

“Coach Barbee and I will continue to work together to support our basketball program at the highest level so we can give our fans the kind of program they expect and deserve.”

Auburn (9-23) lost to A&M in the opening round of the SEC tournament, capping a stretch of 10 defeats in a row and 16 of 17 in the worst single-season stretch in program history.

Barbee, who makes $1.5 million annually, is under contract through 2017 with a buyout of $750,000 per year or more than $3 million as of today.

Following Wednesday’s loss, Barbee said the dreadful 2013 season “all falls on me.”
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Post by: jbcarol on March 19, 2013, 06:59:01 am
Fifth-year payoff goal for Fox, Georgia basketball

Kevin Stallings isn’t the biggest name in college basketball coaching. He has never won a national championship. He has never even been to a Final Four.

But Stallings is extremely respected around the coaching fraternity for the simple fact he has done very well at Vanderbilt. And for the purposes of the Georgia men’s basketball program, Stallings is the model for what the Bulldogs hope will happen with Mark Fox.Through four seasons, Fox has led the Bulldogs to just one winning season. They made the NCAA tournament that year, but they didn’t win a game.

During Stallings’ first four years at Vanderbilt, the Commodores never reached the NCAAs. They were only good enough to make the NIT twice.

He was hired in 2000 after guiding a mid-major (Illinois State) to multiple NCAA tournament bids -- just like Fox did at Nevada. In Stallings’ first year, Vanderbilt won 19 games, then the win totals were 15, 17 and 11. The Commodores’ SEC record was 21-41 during those four seasons, and, in Stallings’ fourth season, Vanderbilt bottomed out at 11-18 overall and 3-13 in the SEC, finishing last in the SEC East.But Stallings didn’t get the hook. And the next year, the Commodores exploded with a 23-10 overall record and a Sweet 16 trip. That started a run where Vanderbilt was in the NCAAs six out of nine years. Starting with Year 5 of his tenure, Stallings guided Vanderbilt to seven 20-win seasons and at least 16 wins every season.

I’m guessing Georgia would take that for the next decade, even if it means a few NCAA tournament flameouts, as has occurred under Stallings.

“I told my wife this morning that we probably ought to do a study,” Stallings said last week before the SEC tournament. “We ought to figure out how many coaches have been in the same job for 14 or 15 years in the country that hasn’t been to a Final Four, which we have not been, obviously.”

Stallings’ record his first four seasons at Vanderbilt was 62-59 overall and 21-43 in the SEC.

Fox’s record his first four seasons at Georgia is 65-63 overall and 28-37 in the SEC.

http://www.macon.com/2013/03/18/2401556/fifth-year-payoff-goal-for-fox.html
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Post by: jbcarol on March 20, 2013, 03:26:54 pm
Kevin Stallings said this basketball season might have been among his best coaching jobs at Vanderbilt, and he will be disappointed if the Commodores don’t make a “solid run” at an NCAA Tournament berth in 2013-14.

Vanderbilt concluded its season in the SEC Tournament semifinals Saturday with a loss to eventual champion Ole Miss. The Commodores won six of their final eight games to finish 16-17.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130320/SPORTS0602/303200094/2082
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 23, 2013, 11:10:18 am
Billy Donovan and Tubby Smith match up again Sunday when Florida meets Minnesota in a third round NCAA game. Tubby is one of the former SEC head coaches who made the tournament and one of the few who remain.

Smith was at UGa when the current dean of SEC coaches, Donovan started his career at UF. It was rebuilding then for Billy but Tubby took a 24-9 record to the first black head coach at UK after being the first at UGa and of course winning the NCAA-T in Billy's second rebuilding year.

UK was a "disappointing" Elite Eight team in 1999 while Billy got the Gators to the Sweet Sixteen, their best success in five years.

In 2000, it took a downturn for "Father Flanagan" as he caught in-state grief for playing his son over an in-state hero that would sit at the end of Calipari's bench if playing today. Billy made the NCAA finals and took the upper hand until 2003.

Tubby had a great run in 2003-05 including a 19-0 SEC season as part of a 26-game winning streak and a couple of Elite Eight appearances while Billy had trouble with some characters of his won. Then Billy recruited the "sons of pro athletes plus Corey Brewer" who took him back-to-back while Tubby turned down in-state sharp shooter and future SEC MVP Chris Lofton for a collection of guards including Rajon Rondo who never meshed. 

Tubby escaped to Minnesota while Billy, who almost landed with the Orlando Magic, did a reverse-Dana Altman and is ready to renew the rivalry with Orlando Smith.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2013, 08:55:58 am
SEC Coaches total number of Regular Season Conference wins from '91-92 to Present. This balances on-the-court success with ability to sustain a career and a desire to stay with the SEC School over other options.

Coach                 Wins  Avg. Season Seasons
Billy Donovan        174      10.2-5.8   17
Tubby Smith         139      11.6-4.4   12
Rick Stansbury      122        8.7-7.3   14
Kevin Stallings      111        7.9-8.1   14
Nolan Richardson   109        9.9-6.1   11


Number one and number two face off today in the NCAA-T.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2013, 09:05:03 am
Former South Carolina and Western head coach Darrin Horn is doing analysis for the CBI tourney. Tonight he is on the crew broadcasting the Western Michigan at Wyoming game on AXS TV (owned by Mark Cuban and Ryan Seacrest).
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Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2013, 11:58:54 am
Tubby Smith has reportedly been fired as Gophers men’s basketball coach, CBSsports.com’s Jeff Goodman is reporting. The Star Tribune is working to confirm the report. A team source said Smith and his staff are meeting with U of M administrators this afternoon. The same source said Smith has not been told yet that he is fired.

Smith led the Gophers to three NCAA tournament appearances in his six seasons on the job as well as the team’s first official NCAA tourney victory since 1990 on Friday against UCLA, but it apparently wasn’t enough to save his job.

Smith’s contract comes with a $2.5 million buyout — a number that jumped from $1.5 million after he signed an extension last summer shortly after Norwood Teague took over as Minnesota’s athletic director.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/199883041.html
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2013, 12:15:08 pm
Bama

Anthony Grant, 47 in April'13, just completed his fourth regular season at Bama. A rough non-conference run led to an NIT bid. Grant is now 39-27 in SEC regular season games. At 59.1% that prorates to 10.6-7.4 over an 18 game schedule. Grant's team made the NCAA-T field in '12 as a nine-seed and they lost their opener to eight-seed Creighton.

Philip Pearson was an interim coach at Bama who replaced Mark Gottfried in season in '09. Pearson was 5-6 during his regular season run.

Mark Gottfried coached at Bama for 10.5 seasons. His regular season SEC record of 84-83 of course prorates a shade better than 8-8. Gottfried led Bama to five straight NCAA-T appearances from his 4th season to his 8th. His '04 team (20-13, 8-8 SEC) made the NCAA-T Elite 8, Bama's best showing in the Big Dance ever. Bama made the post season 8 times under Gottfried reportedly turning down an invite to the CBI in '08.

Gottfried's '02 team was the SEC regular season champion (12-4). His '03 team was Number 1 in the AP poll for two weeks, the first time ever for Bama.

David Hobbs coached at Bama from '92-93 to '97-98. In his six seasons, Bama made the second round of the NCAA-T twice. Hobbs had a 110-76 overall record during his Bama tenure and a 50-46 record in SEC conference play.

Winfrey Sanderson coached Bama's first year in the expanded SEC and his last of 12 seasons as Bama's head man.  Sanderson was 10-6 in his last SEC regular season taking Bama to the SEC-T finals and the NCAA 2nd round. Sanderson was associated with Bama athletics for 32 years until Nancy Watts' face made contact with his hand.

Sanderson led Bama to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA-T six times. His teams won the SEC Conference Tourney in '82, '87, '89, '90, and '91. Bama also won the SEC regular season title in '87.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2013, 06:16:50 pm
Auburn

Tony Barbee, 41 finished his third SEC regular season last in league with a cumulative 12-38 (.240). Barbee is from the Coach Calipari coaching tree and has close ties to William Wesley though he has apparently kept this close to the vest to-date.

Jeff Lebo coached Auburn for six seasons going 35-61 in regular season SEC play and prorating to 5.8-10.2. He led Auburn to only one NIT appearance.

Renaissance man Cliff Ellis coached Auburn for 10 seasons going 73-87 (45.6%) which prorates to 7.3-8.7 over his career. Ellis took Auburn to the NCAA-T in '99, '00, and '03. The '99 team finished 29-4 and Auburn won the SEC Tourney. The '00 team was an SI preseason pick to win it all. Agent dealings cost Auburn's Porter eligilibilty. The '03 team made the Sweet 16.

Tommy Joe Eagles was the Auburn head man when the SEC expanded.  During his five seasons, AU was 29-55 (34.5%) which prorates to 5.5-10.5. Eagles won the 1990 SEC Coach of the Year award defeating Rick Pitino et al.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2013, 05:02:59 pm
Florida

The current dean of SEC coaches is 48-year old (in May) Billy "The Kid" Donovan.  Coach Donovan has two NCAA championships, one other NCAA finals appearance, and threes Elite Eight appearances in the last three seasons ending with this his 17th season at Florida. Florida won the SEC Tournament three consecutive seasons, '05, '06, and '07, in Coach's 17 appearances to-date. The Gators won the SEC regular season title outright in '07, '11, and '13 shared it in '00 and '01.

Donovan is 174-100 in SEC regular season games, 63.5%.

In Donovan's first two rebuilding seasons Florida was 11-21. Donovan has been to the post season every year except his first and an NCAA 2-seed this season.  Florida landed in the NIT in two seasons following his back-to-back NCAA championships.

Florida has had only two head coaches during the expansion era. Donovan's predecessor was Lon Kruger.

Kruger coached for six seasons, the first one prior to the expansion era. He led the Gators to their first Final Four in '94. Florida's first NCAA appearance ever was in '87 under Norm Sloan when the Gators made the Sweet Sixteen and Billy Donovan made the Final Four as a player at Providence.

Kruger's last season was a losing one. He finished with a 52% SEC conference winning percentage. Florida also made a first round NCAA tourney appearance in '95.

14 of Florida's 17 NCAA Tournament appearances have been post-expansion. Prior to 1975, only the conference recognized champion could participate in the tournament. The tournament did not expand to 64 teams until 1985.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2013, 08:32:12 am
Georgia

Mark Fox, 44 just completed his fourth  season at UGa. Fox is 28-38 (prorates to 7-9.5) in SEC regular season play to-date. His '11 team earned a spot in the NCAA-T with an early exit.

Pete Herrmann was an interim coach at UGa finishing the '09 season.

Dennis Felton coached the Bulldogs from '03-'09 with an 83-91 overall record.  Felton's team won the 2008 SEC-T in the tornado tournament giving UGa their first NCAA appearance since '02. (The '02 appearance was vacated). Felton also made the NIT twice.

Jim Harrick coached UGa for four seasons and he and Jim Harrick, Jr. left UGa with NCAA sanctions. Harrick's vacated victories leave him well under 50% during his SEC regular season career.

Ron Jirsa coached UGa for two seasons going 35-30 overall and well below .500 in SEC action.

Tubby Smith coached UGa for two seasons making the NCAA-T in both. His '96 team reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16. Coach Smith's SEC regular season record was 19-13 (59.4%) which prorates to 9.5-7.5.

Hugh Durham was the coach at UGa from '78 to '95 and of course was coaching the Bulldogs when the SEC expanded. In his SEC regular season career, Durham was 148-150. He was 31-33 during the SEC's 12 team era making two NIT first round appearances.

Coach Durham took UGa to the NCAA Final Four in '83. UGa made four other trips to the Big Dance during his UGa tenure. Of course Coach Durham took Florida State to the NCAA final game in '72 losing to UCLA.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 13, 2013, 11:32:27 am
Kentucky

UK had two head coaches from '30-31 to '84-85. They have had more frequent turnover since.

John Calipari, 54 completed his fourth season at UK with a regular season conference record of 52-14 (78.8%) which prorates to 14-4. Calipari's team won the SEC Regular Season in '10 and advanced to the NCAA-T Elite 8. UK won the SEC-T in '10 and '11 under Calipari. The '11 team was UK's first final four team since '98. The '12 team went undefeated in the SEC regular season and won the national championship. The '13 team finished second in the SEC, failed to qualify for the NCAA-T and lost in the first round of the NIT to Robert Morris, a game played in Moon Township, PA (Calipari's home township) due to Rupp Arena being booked for the NCAA-T and UK not having enough staffers with energy to host an NIT game.

Billy Gillispie coached for two seasons at UK. He filed a lawsuit against Kentucky for breach of memorandum of understanding that was settled out of court. An error in judgment Gillispie made was getting arrested for a DUI in Kentucky the evening before the scheduled settlement.

Gillispie was 20-12 in SEC regular season play (62.5%) which prorates to 10-6. Gillispie's '08 team which was 12-4 in the SEC was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA-T. His 8-8 SEC team in '09 accepted a bid to the NIT snapping UK's NCAA consecutive appearance record dating back to the '91 season when UK was on probation. UK hosted their NIT opener in Memorial Coliseum as Rupp was booked for Disney on Ice.

Tubby Smith left Georgia to come to UK for the '97-98 season and coached at Kentucky for 10 seasons. His first UK team won the NCAA National Championship.

Coach Smith's SEC regular season record was 120-40 which of course prorates to 12-4. Each Smith team at UK went to the NCAA-T second round at a minimum. He had six teams make the Sweet Sixteen and four make the Elite Eight including the Championship team.

Smith's '03 team went undefeated in the SEC regular season and won the SEC Tourney (19-0) before advancing to the Elite 8. Smith's '04 team was the NCAA Tourney #1 overall seed before being eliminated in the second round by Mike Anderson's UAB team.

Coach Smith's teams won the SEC-T five times: '98, '99, '01, '03, and '04. His teams won the SEC regular season outright in '98, '03, and '05 and shared the title in '99 and '01. Smith left UK to coach Minnesota.

Rick Pitino was coaching UK when the SEC expanded. Pitino's regular season SEC record during his 8 seasons at UK was 104-28.  During the SEC expansion era Pitino was 80-16 (83.3%) which prorates to 13.3-2.7.

Pitino's UK teams won the SEC-T each season (five times) during the expansion era except in '96 when they won the NCAA-T. Pitino's teams went to the NCAA Elite 8 five times, the Final Four three times, and the NCAA final game twice. Pitino left UK to coach the Celtics.

He won his second national championship earlier this week at Louisville.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2013, 10:15:05 am
LSU

Johnny Jones, 50, followed Johnson after an 11-year run at North Texas where he won 50.8% of his conference games and he made the NCAA-T twice. Jones first LSU team in '13 went 9-9 in the regular season finishing 9th in league. It was not enough for post season play.

Trent Johnson completed four seasons at LSU. His first LSU team won the SEC regular season championship going 13-3. His overall record was 27-8 and LSU advanced to the NCAA second round. Johnson suffered two tough seasons in '10 and '11 and after a 7-9 run in '12 wrapped up at LSU with a 25-39 (39.1%) or 6.2 - 9.8 prorated regular season conference record.  The '12 team was one and done in the NIT. Johnson went to TCU where his '13 team was 1-16 in conference.

Butch Pierre was 5-4 as an interim replacing ASU Coach John Brady mid-season in '08.

John Brady coached LSU for 10.5 seasons in a feast or famine type of run.  Brady finished sixth in the SEC-W five times.  This included three of his first four seasons and his last two seasons. Brady's teams earned first round SEC-T byes in five other seasons.

Brady's 2006 team reached the NCAA-T Final Four. This was LSU's fourth Final Four appearance ever but their only one during the SEC Expansion Era to-date. Brady also reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16 in his third season. Brady's teams reached the NCAA-T four times and the NIT two times.

Brady's SEC conference regular season record was 74-93 (44.3%) prorated to 7-9 as an average season. Brady's 2000 team shared the SEC regular season title with an overall 28-6 record (12-4 SEC). His Final Four team finished 27-9 (14-2 SEC) and was outright SEC regular season champs.

Dale Brown had the second longest SEC Basketball coaching tenure ever.  Brown coached from 1972 to 1997. Coach Brown first made the post season in his seventh season at LSU. Brown then made the post season 15 consecutive years. His teams failed to make the post season his last four years. Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T ten consecutive seasons.

Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T Sweet 16 five times, the Elite 8 four times, and the Final Four twice. LSU won the SEC regular season championship outright in '79, '81 and '85 and shared the title in '91. LSU won the SEC Tourney in 1980, the second year of the revived tournament. Coach Brown's best record was with his '81 team which went 31-5 (17-1 SEC).

Brown's SEC regular season record was 238-200 (54.3%) or 8.7-7.3 prorated. His latter seasons after SEC Expansion were some of his tougher seasons. Coach Brown went 39-57 (40.6%) in six seasons prorating to 6.5-9.5.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2013, 08:58:58 pm
Ole Miss

Andy Kennedy, 45 finished his seventh season at Ole Miss with his first trip to the NCAA-T advancing to the third round.  Kennedy is currently 66-64 (50.7%) which prorates to a 9.1-8.9 average. Ole Miss won the SEC-T for the first time since the early 80s and their 27 wins is a school record.
 
In Dec. 2008 Kennedy and his staff were involved in an incident with a cab driver. A number of questionable decisions were made by the Coach in the moments and days following his arrest. Kennedy was caught on police cam asserting that his arrest would be an international incident. He and his counselor sued an eyewitness who was a college student working part time as a valet for defamation of character. His wife through counsel also sued for loss of consortium. Kennedy and his attorneys did not count on a citizen obtaining one of the leading attorneys in Cincinnati to defend the eyewitness. Kennedy dropped the suit against the eyewitness and chose to pay an undisclosed sum of cash.

Kennedy was preceded by Rod Barnes a former All-SEC player at Ole Miss in the late 80s. Barnes coached eight seasons and was 50-78 (39%) which prorates to a 6.25-9.75 per season average. Barnes took Ole Miss to the NCAA-T in three of his first four seasons and the NIT his second season. Barnes took Ole Miss to the Sweet Sixteen in '01 after finishing 1st in the SEC-W. This is the only Sweet Sixteen appearance for Ole Miss.

Barnes had an over-.500 conference record in his first four seasons. His last four seasons he finished tied for 5th in the SEC-W and 4-12 was the typical record.

Rob Evans was coach at Ole Miss for six seasons. He led the Rebels to NCAA-T appearances in his last two seasons of '97 and '98. It was Ole Miss first NCAA-T appearance since winning the SEC-T in 1981 for their first ever NCAA-T trip. Evans also led Ole Miss to a huge win in Rupp Arena over Tubby Smith's National Championship team on Valentine's Day, 1998. It is to-date one of only two wins by the Rebels over UK in Lexington. The first was in 1927. Coach Evans was 86-81 overall at Ole Miss and left to take the Arizona State job.
 
Ed Murphy coached Ole Miss from '86 to '92 and Murph's last season was the first year of SEC Expansion. He was 76-98 overall at Ole Miss.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2013, 07:18:27 pm
Mississippi State

Rick Ray was named State head coach for the '12-13 season from Clemson where he was an assistant.  Player transfers, injuries, and suspensions led Ray's first season as one of the toughest in the SEC until Auburn came along. Ray's team was 4-14 in the regular season but got a late-season win over eventual SEC-T winner Ole Miss with Marshall Henderson, Murphy Holloway, and Reginald Buckner. State lost some early season out-of-conference games to 300+ RPI teams in what would normally be guarantee games.

Rick Stansbury completed 23 seasons on staff at State, and 14 as head coach.  His regular season conference record ended in '11-12 at 122-102 or 54.5%. That prorated to 8.7-7.3. Stansbury's teams won the SEC-T in '02 and '09. They won the regular season title in '04. State has been to the NCAA 2nd Round four times, his farthest advancement, the last time in '08.

Stansbury's teams made the NCAA six of fourteen times. They have been in post season play every season but three. There is no post-season for State in '11. The distraction during the last three years due to player issues led to the end of Rick's tenure. His long time assistant, Phil Cunningham got the head coaching job at Troy after the '13 season.

Stansbury's mentor Richard Williams coached State for 12 seasons. In '91 he took them to their second NCAA-T appearance ever and first since '63. (State had waived appearances in other seasons. The '63 appearance is remarkable. Google it.)

State shared the '91 regular season championship with LSU. In '96 State won the SEC-T over Kentucky and made the NCAA-T Final Four losing to Syracuse. Williams also led State to the Sweet 16 in '95.

During his tenure, State made the NCAA-T three times and post season play five times.

Williams's overall regular season SEC percentage was 44% which prorates to an average 7-9.  Williams had a combined 23-49 in his first four seasons and finished at State with a 4-12 campaign. State was 26-8 overall in '96.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2013, 02:02:02 pm
Missouri

In 2011 Miami Coach Frank Haith, 47, took over for Mike Anderson who had taken the Tigers to the Elite Eight and the second round of the NCAA tournament after turning around the program following the Quin Snyder era.

Haith coached Mizzou to a 14-4 mark in the Big 12 but dropped their NCAA opener to Norfolk State. Haith's first SEC season ended tied for fifth at 11-7. Mizzou lost their NCAA opener.  Haith has been subject to a prolonged and bitter NCAA investigation tied to his time at Miami. He seemed to catch a break in 2013 when the NCAA acknowledged wrongdoing in their handling of the case. The next steps are scheduled to be addressed in the summer of 2013.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 10, 2013, 12:23:14 pm
South Carolina

Gamecocks made a rare big name hire when they lured Frank Martin, now 47, as head coach from Kansas State. Martin had made and advanced in the NCAA-T in four of his five seasons leading the Wildcats.

His conference record in this first rebuilding season at SC was 4-14 and the overall under .500 record was not good enough to rate post season play. Martin has since nearly turned the entire team over, retaining two-sport star Bruce Ellington.

Darrin Horn, a former Tates Creek and Western Hilltopper completed his four seasons at SC before being let go in '12. He has done work as an analyst on Mark Cuban's sports network. Horn finished 23-41 (35.9%) in SEC regular season play which prorates to 5.75-10.25.  His first season was 10-6 and good for an NIT bid. The Gamecocks did not return to post season play in '10, '11, or '12 (after going 2-14 in SEC play). Horn's '09 team lost in the first round of the NIT. His predecessor had better luck in that tourney.

Dave Odom was coach at USC for seven seasons. He made the NCAA-T once and the NIT three times. Odom's Gamecocks were NIT runnerups his first season in Columbia and NIT champs in '05 and '06.

Odom's teams never earned a first day bye in the SEC-T. His SEC regular season record of 41-71 (36.6%) prorates to a shade under 6-10 on average.

Eddie Fogler left an SEC Regular Season champion at Vandy to take the USC rebuilding job in 1993. The first two seasons were tough. Fogler's 1997 team went 15-1 in the SEC winning the regular season title outright and beating UK on their Senior Day. They were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA-T. Fogler took a USC team to another NCAA-T first round elimination the next season. These two were Fogler's only NCAA-T appearances for USC. They also made the NIT twice.

In Fogler's eight seasons in the SEC at USC, his regular season record was 57-71 (44.5%) which prorates a tad better than 7-9. His final three seasons yielded only 17 regular season conference wins.

Fogler replaced Steve Newton who coached the first two seasons that USC was in the SEC. Newton's overall record was 20-35. Newton was 8-24 in SEC regular season play.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 17, 2013, 08:02:42 pm
Tennessee (updated)

The Vols have had six coaches spanning the original 12-Team SEC Expansion Era ('91-92 to '12-'13).

Cuonzo Martin, 41 took the Vol head coaching job after leading the Missouri State Bears for three seasons. He is the fifth D1 coach from the Gene Keady coaching tree. The Vols went 10-6 in the '12 SEC regular season and earned second place via the SEC tie-breaker. Tennessee lost to Middle Tennessee State in the second round of the NIT. The '13 team went 11-7 in SEC play but lost in the opening round of the NIT to Mercer. Martin is 21-13 (61.8%) in SEC play after two seasons.

Bruce Pearl, 50 was coach for six seasons at UT.  In SEC regular season play, Pearl is 65-31 (including his 8-game suspension in '11), a 68% winning percentage. This prorates to a 10.8-5.2 SEC average season.

Pearl took UT to the NCAA-T each season. 2010 was the Vols first Elite Eight appearance in program history. Pearl has also made the Sweet Sixteen twice. Tennessee won the SEC regular season crown in '08 and finished with an overall 31-5 record. The Vols earned a first round SEC bye in Pearl's first four seasons, failing last season in the Elite Eight year. Out of conference road wins were enough to propel UT into the tourney this season.

AD Mike Hamilton made remarks on a radio program that seemed to distract the Vols and after a good start they lost by 30 in their first round game against Michigan in '11.

Pearl was preceded by Buzz Peterson who was Michael Jordan's college roommate. Buzz coached four years at UT. His regular season conference record was 29-35 (45%). This prorates to a 7.25-8.75 average season. Buzz failed to make the NCAA-T and his team was eliminated in the NIT in the first round in two tries.

Jerry Green coached UT for four seasons from '97-98 to '00-01. His regular season conference record was 41-23 (63%) going 12-4 twice. This prorates to a 10-6 average. Green took the Vols to the NCAA-T each season with the Sweet Sixteen being their crowning achievement. At the time it was UT's second Sweet Sixteen appearance ever and first in 19 seasons. Tennessee shared the SEC Regular Season championship in 2000.
 
Current USC Coach Kevin O'Neill coached UT for three seasons and could not get a rebuilding job accomplished. O'Neill was hired after his Marquette team defeated UK in the NCAA-T second round in '94.

O'Neill was 14-24 in SEC regular season play. He made the post season once, a first round elimination in the NIT.

Wade Houston coached at UT for five seasons. He was the first black head coach in a major sport in SEC history. Houston was Denny Crum's long time assistant at UofL and he brought his son Allan who became UT's all-time leading scorer.

Coach Houston's teams failed to make the NCAA-T. They did qualify for the NIT twice. He twice lost 22 games overall and his last season, '93-94 saw a 5-22 record, UT's worst in history.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 26, 2013, 08:17:42 am
A&M

Billy Kennedy, 49, took over for Mark Turgeon in 2011 the latter left for Maryland. Kennedy was an A&M assistant in '90-91. He coached the Murray State Mafia to a 31-5 record and NCAA second round appearance in 2009.

After a rebuilding season in the Big 12, Kennedy's A&M team went 7-11 in his first SEC season including a big win in Rupp Arena. Kennedy was diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson's in the fall of 2011 and briefly turned the team over to Coach Cyp.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2013, 07:42:32 am
Vanderbilt (updated)

52-year old Kevin Stallings completed his 14th season at Vandy by withstanding a year in which he lost his top six players, five seniors and a key junior, with an 8-10 confernce record. Stallings is 111-115 in regular season SEC games for a 49.1% winning percentage. Home v. Road win percentage is not readily available.

After failing to have a winning conference record in his first four seasons, Stallings has dipped below .500 only twice, the losing record prior to '12-13 was 7-9. Vandy has made the NCAA six times counting '12, twice to the Sweet Sixteen. This represents two of six times Vandy has made the Sweet Sixteen ever. Roy Skinner took Vandy to the Elite Eight during Kentucky's off season in '65 and in a 16-team tournament field. Vandy has won neither the SEC regular season but did win their first SEC-T under Stallings in '12. They have finished second in the SEC-E twice, including a 12-4 run last season. Vandy has been in post season play 10 of 13 seasons. Vandy lost to 4-seed Wisconsin in their 2nd NCAA-T game in '12.

Stallings was a teammate of Arkansas native JB Carroll during his playing days at Purdue.

Jan van Breda Kolff preceded Stallings at Vandy and coached for six seasons. Jan was the SEC Player of the Year in 1974 and helped Vandy gain a share of the Conference regular season title and a Sweet 16 run in the NCAA-T.

Jan was 43-53 for a prorated average of 7-9. van Breda Kolff took Vandy to the NCAA first round once in his six seasons. Vandy was in the NIT three times, runners up in '94.

Eddie Fogler was Vandy's coach for four seasons. His last two seasons were the first two of the SEC expansion era. Fogler went 38-30 in conference regular season play prorating to a 9-7 mark. He took Vandy to the NCAA twice and to the NIT the other two seasons.

For Fogler, Vandy was the NIT Champ in '90. In '93, Vandy won the SEC regular season championship with a 14-2 mark. Vandy made the Sweet 16 and finished with an overall 28-6 record.

Fogler left Vandy to take on a rebuilding task at South Carolina.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2013, 01:36:23 pm
Number of Teams the SEC placed in the NCAA-T from 1999 Tourney to present with seeds in parentheses:

2013 [3]: Florida (3), Mizzou (9), Ole Miss (12)

2012 [4]: UK (1-overall), VU (5), UF (7), Bama (9)

2011 [5]: UF (2), UK (4), VU (5), UT (9), UG (10)

2010 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (4), UT (6), UF (10)

2009 [3]: LSU (Eight), UT (9), MSSt (13)

2008 [6]: UT(2),VU(4),Hogs(8,MSt(8,UK(11),UGa(14)

2007 [5]: UF(1), UT(5), VU(6), UK (8, Hogs (12)

2006 [6]: UT(2),UF(3),LSU(4),Hogs(8 ,UK(8 ,Bama(10)

2005 [5]: UK(2), UF(4), Bama (5), LSU (6), MSt (9)

2004 [6]: UK(1),MSt(2),UF(5),VU(6),Bama(8 ,SC(10)

2003 [6]: UK(1-overall),UF(2),MSt(5),LSU(8 ,Bama(10),AU(10)

2002 [6]: Bama(2), UG(3), MSt(3), UK(4), UF(5), OM(9)

2001 [6]: UK(2), OM(3), UF(3), Hogs(7), UG(8 , UT(8

2000 [6]: LSU(4),UT(4),UF(5),UK(5),AU(7), Hogs(11)
 
1999 [6]: AU(1), UK(3), Hogs(4), UT(4), UF(6), OM(9)

1998 [5]: UK (2), SC (3), OM (4), Hogs (6), Vols (8

1997 [5]: UK (1), SC (2), UGa (3), OM (8, VU (10)

1996 [4]: UK (1), State (5), UGa (8, Hogs (12)

1995 [5]: UK (1), Hogs (2), State (5), Bama (5), UF (10)

1994 [4]: Hogs (1), UK (3), UF (3), Bama (9)

1993 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (3), Hogs (4), LSU (11)

1992 [4]: UK (2), Hogs (3), Bama (5), LSU (7)

2009 is still the worst year but 2013 came close. Ole Miss was an upset winner of the conference tourney. It's not certain they took Kentucky's spot as they may have already secured a spot by making the SEC-T championship game.  Idle speculation for an otherwise poor year conference-wide with better performance in the tourney by Florida and Ole Miss.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2013, 12:44:39 pm
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Andy Kennedy; 2013: 12 seed, won opening game
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 07, 2013, 11:22:41 am
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Frank Haith; 2013: 9 seed, lost opening game
                  2012: 2 seed, lost opening game
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 10, 2013, 02:20:07 pm
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Donovan ('97-present)
             2013: 3 seed, Elite 8
             2012: 7 seed, Elite 8 (1st 7 seed since '84 to make Elite Eight)
             2011: 2 seed, Elite 8
             2010: 10 seed, 1st round exit
             2007: 1 seed, National Champion
             2006: 3 seed, National Champion
             2005: 4 seed, 2nd round
             2004: 5 seed, 1st round exit
             2003: 2 seed, 2nd round
             2002: 5 seed, 1st round exit
             2001: 3 seed, 2nd round
             2000: 5 seed, National Finals game
             1999: 6 seed, Sweet 16   
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2013, 07:20:58 pm
From Jim Boeheim to Eddie Jordan: Coaching tenures at current school for all D1 basketball coaches. (http://d1scourse.typepad.com/blog/2013/06/a-look-at-current-division-i-basketball-coaching-tenures-from-1-to-351.html)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2013, 01:03:44 pm
The dean of SEC basketball coaches, Billy Donovan is ranked 15th out of 351 schools in longest coaching tenure at one school (17 years, 2 months). (http://brockway.blogs.gatorsports.com/12092/ogbueze-no-regrets-leaving-florida)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2013, 11:57:07 am
SEC Coaches total number of Regular Season Conference wins from '91-92 to Present. This balances on-the-court success with ability to sustain a career and a desire to stay with the SEC School over other options.

Coach                 Wins  Avg. Season Seasons
Billy Donovan        174      10.2-5.8   17
Tubby Smith         139      11.6-4.4   12
Rick Stansbury      122        8.7-7.3   14
Kevin Stallings      111        7.9-8.1   14
Nolan Richardson   109        9.9-6.1   11
Mark Gottfried        84        8.0-8.0   10.5
Rick Pitino             80       13.3-2.7    6
Eddie Fogler          77         7.7-8.3   10
John Brady            74         7.1-8.9   10.5
Cliff Ellis               73         7.3-8.7   10
Andy Kennedy        66         8.1-7.9    7
Bruce Pearl            65        10.8-5.2   6
Richard Williams     53         7.6-8.4    7
John Calipari          52        12.6-3.4   4
Rod Barnes            50         6.2-9.8    8
David Hobbs          50         8.3-7.7    6
Lon Kruger             44        8.8-7.2    5
Jan van Breda Kolff 43        7.2-8.8    6
Rob Evans              43        7.2-8.8    6
Jerry Green            41       10.2-5.8    4
Dave Odom            41        5.9-10.1   7


Nolan Richardson won a significant number of SWC games for Arkansas prior to '91-92.

Richard Williams, Rick Pitino, Eddie Fogler, and Lon Kruger all had SEC victories in seasons prior to '91-92.

Tubby Smith's total reflects wins at UGa and UK.
Eddie Fogler's total reflects '91-'02 wins at Vandy and USC.

Billy Donovan, Kevin Stallings, Andy Kennedy, and John Calipari are active SEC coaches.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2013, 12:26:06 pm
Looks like when the '13-14 season begins with practice in late September, there will be no head coaching changes from last season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2013, 11:20:24 am
Given Brad Stevens' move to the Celtics, how have SEC and former SEC head and assistant coaches fared with a move to the NBA (http://ollegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/04/how-have-coaches-fared-making-the-jump-from-college-to-the-nba)

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Leonard Hamilton: Hamilton turned three straight tournaments at Miami into the Washington Wizards job, but he quit the day after his first season, 2000-2001, ended and went back to college.

Lon Kruger: Kruger was the head coach at four different college programs before taking over the Hawks in 2000. He won 58 games his first two seasons and was fired midway through the 2002-2003 season.

Rick Pitino: Pitino bounced around between the NBA and college. He started at BU, went to the NBA as an assistant with the Knicks, returned to Providence, took over the Knicks head coaching job, returned to college to coach Kentucky in 1989, took over the Celtics in 1997 and, after a less-than-stellar tenure, has been at Louisville for the last dozen years.

John Calipari: After making the Final Four in 1996, Cal took over the Nets. He actually made the Playoffs in his second season, but was fired after a 3-17 start in 1998-1999. After a year as an assistant in Philly, he returned to take over Memphis.

One wag at KentuckySportsRadio noted that Stevens is following the model to become Kentucky's next head coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2013, 10:23:16 am
With no turnover from '12-13 to '13-14, here is a look at the tenure of the current SEC Mens Basketball coaches from longest to shortest serving.

Billy Donovan

In 1989, Rick Pitino pulled Billy Donovan from Wall Street to be the "Shot Dr." on his probation-era UK teams. One who truly benefitted was former red shirt bench warmer John Pelphrey who was first team All-SEC in 1991.

After a couple of seasons as head coach at Marshall, Donovan took over the Florida Gators for the 1996-97 season.

Donovan took the Gators to the Sweet Sixteen in his third season. It's was Florida's third ever Sweet Sixteen appearance and only their second time in the season end top 25 in school history.

His team was NCAA runner up in 2000. After coaching a cast of characters, Donovan found a winning formula. With three sons of former pro athletes and the benefit of pre-existing relationships funding legally funding a college experience fit for kings, Florida won back-to-back championships.

Donovan even took a short cut to check off another proven model of success. Rather than toil in the NBA and return to big success, Donovan, upon learning his sons of pro athletes would not return for a senior season, left for Orlando for a day and then returned.

After rebuilding, Donovan has used a mix of one-n-done and four year players to make the Elite Eight the last three seasons.  When you look at total Elite Eight finishes for all SEC teams, all time, that's a significant achievement.

Donovan has averaged just over 10 SEC regular season wins per year in 17 seasons.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2013, 08:26:33 am
Kevin Stallings

In fourteen seasons at Vandy, his SEC regular season conference record is 111-115.

Vandy beat UK to win the SEC Tournament in 2012.  He has been to the NCAA-T six times, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen twice (last time in 2007).

He's had six NBA draft picks during his tenure and has had even better luck getting his players voted as SEC Player of the Year.

He is the master of the whistle in the court configuration that is Memorial Gym.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2013, 03:04:09 pm
With no turnover from '12-13 to '13-14, here is a look at the tenure of the current SEC Mens Basketball coaches from longest to shortest serving.

Andy Kennedy

He survived an NCAA Tournament appearance drought and a self-described international incident on the mean streets of Cincinnati to be the current third longest tenured head coach in the SEC.

After last season's 12-6 conference run, Kennedy is now 66-64 in SEC regular season conference games spanning seven seasons. Ole Miss made what the NCAA now calls the "third round" after winning the SEC Tournament.

Kennedy's teams had never been more than plus or minus one game away from .500 in SEC games. He had made the NIT with 20 or more wins every season except '09 when the Rebels went 16-15 overall. Kennedy took a chance on Henderson and with more than loss of consortium at stake he finished with 27 wins.

Ole Meal Ticke Marshall is currently suspended and having lost Murphy and Reginald, Kennedy has some tough choices to make. Here's guessing it won't be that tough for the former assistant to Bob Huggins.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2013, 04:45:51 pm
With no turnover from '12-13 to '13-14, here is a look at the tenure of the current SEC Mens Basketball coaches from longest to shortest serving.

Anthony Grant

Grant just completed his fourth season in the SEC. His conference regular season record is 39-27. His (21-12, 9-7) '12 team got an NCAA bid and exited after their first game. His 12-4 team was first in the SEC-W and runner-up in the NIT tourney.

Grant suspended and then dismissed key players in '11-12.

He is considered to be on the hot seat in '13-14.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2013, 09:45:13 pm
With no turnover from '12-13 to '13-14, here is a look at the tenure of the current SEC Mens Basketball coaches from longest to shortest serving.

Calipari just completed his fourth season at UK with an opening round NIT loss in his home township to Robert Morris. He is 52-14 in SEC regular season games with the majority of losses accumulated in the '10-11 and '12-13 seasons.

His clothing line was introduced earlier today.

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2013, 07:45:52 pm
With no turnover from '12-13 to '13-14, here is a look at the tenure of the current SEC Mens Basketball coaches from longest to shortest serving.

Mark Fox

With one winning season and an '11 NCAA bid in four seasons, Fox is thought to be on the hot seat in Athens, especially after Caldwell-Pope became an NBA Draft Lottery Pick. He is good friends with Mark Richt.

Fox is 28-38 in SEC Conference regular season games after going 66-16 in WAC games at Nevada. He inherited a rebuilding job at UGa.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2013, 07:32:17 pm
Tony Barbee

Barbee is 12-38 (.240) in conference games over three seasons at Auburn and has had a point shaving scandal. Auburn finished last in the SEC last season with a plus-300 RPI. 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 11, 2013, 09:57:34 am
With no turnover from '12-13 to '13-14, here is a look at the tenure of the current SEC Mens Basketball coaches from longest to shortest serving.

Mike Anderson, March 24, 2011

On the rebuild Anderson's teams improved from 6-10 to 10-8 from his first to second season. Anderson became the second SEC coach to have joined the SEC having had a 30-plus win season at a prior stop in D1.

The importance of a hire can also be measured in the either the rectum soreness or "don't let the door hit ya" response from the prior employer.  Here is an on-line resume' from a MU grad still looking for journalism work two and a half years later:

"I showed up too and got booed by 5,000 Razorbacks..." (http://daniwexelman.wix.com/daniwex)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2013, 07:58:56 pm
Cuonzo Martin, March 27, 2011

Two NIT appearances after replacing Bruce Pearl for Martin who is 21-13 in SEC regular season games. Predicted to finish as high as number three for '13-14 in some preseason projections.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 17, 2013, 11:58:27 am
With no turnover from '12-13 to '13-14, here is a look at the tenure of the current SEC Mens Basketball coaches from longest to shortest serving.

Frank Haith, April 5, 2011

There were premature reports that Mizzou had hired Matt Painter to replace Mike Anderson. Despite having a sub-.400 winning percentage in ACC conference games, Miami's Frank Haith was tapped.

Haith's team was 11-7 in first SEC conference season. His team won 30 games in his first season playing in the Big 12 before losing their NCAA opener to Norfolk St. Haith has been noted for his reliance on transfers. Last season, he added Alex Oriakhi (UConn), Keion Bell (Pepperdine), Earnest Ross (Auburn) and Jabari Brown (Oregon).

Ross and Brown return this season and Tulsa transfer Jordan Clarkson will be eligible. Haith also picked up Baylor transfer Deuce Bello and UofL transfer Zach Price, who will have to sit out next season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 20, 2013, 08:29:31 pm
Billy Kennedy, May 16, 2011

Replaced Mark Turgeon and came from a baby cradle of coaches for the SEC, Murray State. Prior to his first game at A&M, Kennedy was diagnosed with an early stage of Parkinson's Disease and Glynn Cyprien coached the team's debut. Kennedy is 7-11 in SEC games after going 4-14 in his first season in the Big 12. He got a big win in Rupp last season but lost to Southern U., UGa, and others at home.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 24, 2013, 10:36:21 am
John Adams: Bruce Pearl's three-year “show-cause” penalty will expire in 364 days, if not sooner.

Kentucky with John Calipari and Florida with Billy Donovan are the only schools in the SEC who couldn’t improve themselves by hiring Pearl.

So what if some of those programs are winning. Pearl doesn’t just win games. He sells tickets by promoting as well as he coaches.

The average SEC basketball coach is an empty suit when it comes to promotions. And the average SEC arena has way too many empty seats. (http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2013/aug/23/john-adams-schools-should-be-waiting-in-line-to)

Adams pushing the cause of Pearl who currently works for a grocery chain while not doing studio analysis for ESPN.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 29, 2013, 04:30:09 pm
Current and former Georgia basketball coaches were spotted at football games yesterday.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BVSdxoVIIAA_pSF.jpg)

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 06, 2013, 01:24:50 pm
■ Tubby Smith used his wife, Donna, as a comic foil.

For instance, he credited her for his decision to continue coaching this season (for Texas Tech) after being fired in the spring by Minnesota. She told him he had been a good husband and provider. The children and grandchildren were secure financially.

With that setup, Smith delivered the punch line. "Don't forget the great grandchildren," Donna supposedly told him. "Get your butt back to work." (http://www.kentucky.com/2013/10/05/2861252/uk-basketball-notebook-freshman.html)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2013, 01:39:43 pm
Auburn's Tony Barbee: SEC is 'best basketball league in the country'

Why does Barbee believe the SEC is the strongest conference in the country?

"Look at the national titles we've won since, I think, you talk the modern game since, I think, (19)97 we've won the most national titles as a league over any league," he said. "I think that speaks for itself. You look at the pros this league puts out, so I think all those things speak for itself."

[I wouldn't choose '97 as the cut off if I was making that case.]

Auburn is coming off one of its worst seasons in recent memory after losing 16 of its final 17 games. Barbee rebuilt the roster with eight newcomers and believes he has his most talented roster yet on the Plains. The Tigers were picked by the media Wednesday to finish last in the SEC this season.

Auburn opens the regular season Nov. 8 against Nicholls State.

http://www.al.com/auburnbasketball/index.ssf/2013/10/auburns_tony_barbee_sec_is_bes.html

Barbee, entering his fourth season, also mentioned that the "hot seat" doesn't mean a thing to him and he doesn't care what anybody thinks.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2013, 08:37:46 am
At SEC Basketball Media Days, Florida coach Billy Donovan was surprised to learn he’d passed Kentucky legend Adolph Rupp for most NCAA tournament victories in the conference. … (http://insideolemisssports.com/2013/10/18/friday-morning-update-27)

The field expanded from eight teams to as many as 25 teams during Rupp's tenure. The first tournament was held in 1939.  Rupp's teams usually always received a bye reducing the number of opportunities to beat 12-16 seeded type teams we know and love today. There were consolation games to allow chances for more wins.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2013, 10:49:00 am
Can Tubby save TTech?

Tubby Smith isn’t in the business of being interesting.

That’s part of what made him an ill fit at Kentucky, where the slowed-down style dubbed “Tubbyball” helped him win the 1998 national title that is still his calling card in coaching circles. It also got him on the bad side of Big Blue Nation, who howled with frustration watching prize recruit Rajon Rondo walking the ball up the court between 2005-2006. A couple of 12+ loss seasons put the writing on the wall, so Smith jumped to Minnesota before he could be pushed out.

Billy Gillispie followed Smith at Kentucky and preceded him at his current posting at Texas Tech. Gillispie’s antics in Lexington and Lubbock served very well to show fans that they could do worse than Orlando Smith… a lot worse.

http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/05/can-tubby-smith-save-texas-tech

Smith actually adjusted to the talent and style available to win it in 1998.

Columnist predicts Tubby will have TTech back in the NCAA-T in the future.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: NaturalStateReb on November 07, 2013, 03:06:52 pm
I'm hoping that Ole Miss can hang onto Kennedy after this year.  This looks to be another NIT season, and some Rebel fans were getting antsy last year.  When you consider what Barnes left Kennedy, the utter lack of history and a terrible facility, it's really a wonder that Kennedy has done what he has.

Hopefully, he'll get a chance to coach and recruit with the new Tad Pad, scheduled to open in January 2016.  He may not make it, though.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2013, 09:10:29 pm
Jeff Lockridge ‏@jefflockridge 2m
FINAL: #Vandy 80, Lipscomb 69. Dores (2-0) pull away late, Kevin Stallings becomes winningest coach in @VandyMBB history (279 wins)

Jeff Lockridge ‏@jefflockridge 1m
#Vandy honors memory and career of Roy Skinner after the game at Stallings' request. Classy move. pic.twitter.com/4BHAmmVJ4M

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2013, 07:55:39 am
It was Stallings’ 279thvictory at Vanderbilt, where he arrived for the 1999-2000 season. He passed Roy Skinner, who collected 278 wins after coaching the Commodores in 1959 and then from 1962-76. (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131115/SPORTS0602/311150211/Vanderbilt-finally-pulls-away-from-Lipscomb)

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“Coach Skinner is a legendary guy around here for us, and I wish somehow I could continue to win a lot of games and just tie his record and not break it,” Stallings said. “But I’ve been very fortunate. I’ve had great coaches and great players and great support from our administration. You don’t see somebody these days very often make it 15 years at the same place.

“I’ve been fortunate to have really good support and really good people around me.”

Stallings is now 279-175 in all games at Vandy.

His emotional highlight was his veteran's team win over Kentucky's eventual national champions to win the SEC Tournament championship in 2012.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2013, 08:51:08 pm
VandyMBB ‏@VandyMBB 9h
Standing ovation for Coach Stallings for becoming Vandy's all-time wins leader at the @VandyFootball game pic.twitter.com/U0zgDgqHyC

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZNdU3IIUAAONuA.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2013, 10:03:32 am
Dave Matter ‏@Dave_Matter 16 Nov
Missouri interim coach Tim Fuller on KC: This is Mizzou West.


Tim Fuller is the interim coach for Mizzou during Coach Haith's five game suspension.  His comment came after the Tigers beat Hawaii before 13,000+ in the Sprint Center.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2013, 01:10:55 pm
From humble beginnings, Fuller's time arrives at Mizzou

“I was always alone,” Fuller said. “But that’s why basketball became the sport of choice for me. In football, you need two people. In basketball, you’ve got the rim, the backboard, the basket and you’ve got yourself. I did so much on my own that basketball became my escape.” (http://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/mizzou/from-humble-beginnings-fuller-s-time-arrives-at-mizzou/article_f155e106-3d97-586f-b58e-2bf0371b1c81.html)

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Fuller, now 35 and into his five-game experience as Missouri’s interim head coach, hardly is alone these days.

While some might view Fuller’s five-game stint as an audition for his first head-coaching opportunity, Fuller sees it differently.

“I want to help the team be at the same level or better in any given area so when Coach comes back it’s like, ‘Hey, you left the house in good hands and when you returned it’s not in shambles,’” Fuller recently said. “My loyalty and obligation is to Frank. Then whatever comes out of this for me is secondary — almost third. You’ve got Frank, the players and then myself.”

Fuller's Mizzou record was 5-0.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2013, 03:10:40 pm
Happy birthday ... To former Auburn Coach Cliff Ellis. He turned 68 on Thursday.


Bryce Cotton, who hung 23 points on UK, had moved into 21st place on Providence's career scoring list earlier this season. He passed Billy Donovan.

Cotton had 1,383 points going into Thursday night's game at Rhode Island.

Donovan scored 1,328 points for Providence (1984-87). (http://www.kentucky.com/2013/12/07/2975813/uk-basketball-notebook-calipari.html)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2013, 04:36:58 pm
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams 20 Dec
Bruce Pearl told me today that fans wishing for his return is counterproductive to UT's program and unfair to players and Cuonzo Martin

Pearl said UT fans need to support the program, the players and Martin. He said distractions hurt his last team at Tennessee.

Pearl also told me he hasn't appealed to the NCAA to end his show-cause sooner than August 2014, but he and his attorney have considered it

Pearl said he's unsure if he should appeal now or wait to see if he gets hired, then appeal to have his show-cause reduced
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2013, 01:39:50 pm
Gregg G. Ellis ‏@MSUsportsGregg 18 Dec
Richard Williams and .@RickRay1 talking basketball. Always good having coach back on campus. pic.twitter.com/9Dkelyon9t

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbzDnAfIEAAE4zh.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2013, 06:46:17 pm
Mark Fox may be feeling the heat
 (http://hoopdawgblog.com/2013/12/30/mark-fox-may-be-feeling-the-heat)

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For starters, how did a team with the SEC Player of the Year in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope manage to finish with a sub-.500 record?

Or, why is it that Georgia has had just one winning season in Fox’s four years as head coach?

Under Fox, the Dawgs have reached the NCAA tournament once, though arguably that might have happened with or without him considering the talent he inherited in Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie.

While I may have resisted to mention Fox’s vulnerability in regards to remaining the Dawgs’ skipper, other media outlets did not shy away from putting CMF on their preseason “Coaches on the Hot Seat” lists:

NBC Sports, Athlon Sports and Yahoo Sports all listed Fox as a candidate that could potentially be ushered out the door at season’s end.

After 11 games this year already it appears that Fox is going to need a major turnaround in conference play to salvage his job. Though Georgia is 6-5 on the season, the Dawgs have yet to beat a team from a power conference, losing games to Georgia Tech, Temple, Nebraska and Colorado – this does not bode well for SEC play...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2014, 08:46:55 am
Number of Teams the SEC placed in the NCAA-T from 1992 Tourney to present with seeds in parentheses:

2013 [3]: Florida (3), Mizzou (9), Ole Miss (12)

2012 [4]: UK (1-overall), VU (5), UF (7), Bama (9)

2011 [5]: UF (2), UK (4), VU (5), UT (9), UG (10)

2010 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (4), UT (6), UF (10)

2009 [3]: LSU (Eight), UT (9), MSSt (13)

2008 [6]: UT(2),VU(4),Hogs(8,MSt(8,UK(11),UGa(14)

2007 [5]: UF(1), UT(5), VU(6), UK (8, Hogs (12)

2006 [6]: UT(2),UF(3),LSU(4),Hogs(8 ,UK(8 ,Bama(10)

2005 [5]: UK(2), UF(4), Bama (5), LSU (6), MSt (9)

2004 [6]: UK(1),MSt(2),UF(5),VU(6),Bama(8 ,SC(10)

2003 [6]: UK(1-overall),UF(2),MSt(5),LSU(8 ,Bama(10),AU(10)

2002 [6]: Bama(2), UG(3), MSt(3), UK(4), UF(5), OM(9)

2001 [6]: UK(2), OM(3), UF(3), Hogs(7), UG(8 , UT(8

2000 [6]: LSU(4),UT(4),UF(5),UK(5),AU(7), Hogs(11)
 
1999 [6]: AU(1), UK(3), Hogs(4), UT(4), UF(6), OM(9)

1998 [5]: UK (2), SC (3), OM (4), Hogs (6), Vols (8

1997 [5]: UK (1), SC (2), UGa (3), OM (8, VU (10)

1996 [4]: UK (1), State (5), UGa (8, Hogs (12)

1995 [5]: UK (1), Hogs (2), State (5), Bama (5), UF (10)

1994 [4]: Hogs (1), UK (3), UF (3), Bama (9)

1993 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (3), Hogs (4), LSU (11)

1992 [4]: UK (2), Hogs (3), Bama (5), LSU (7)

2009 is still the worst year but 2013 came close. Ole Miss was an upset winner of the conference tourney. It's not certain they took Kentucky's spot as they may have already secured a spot by making the SEC-T championship game.  Idle speculation for an otherwise poor year conference-wide with better performance in the tourney by Florida and Ole Miss.

Total number of SEC teams to make the NCAA-T in '13/14?

Over/Under 4.5?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2014, 10:17:38 am
I wonder if Cuonzo Martin is starting to feel the influence of the Dooley Effect. Remember, Derek Dooley was Tennessee’s football coach for only three seasons before it was determined that mediocrity was unacceptable and he was fired. For those keeping score, Martin is in his third season as Vols basketball coach, and his team simply is not playing up to expectations.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20140127/COLUMNIST0202/301270017/Climer-Martin-shaky-ground-Rocky-Top

Claims AD Dave Hart does not have a problem making "tough calls".

Bruce Pearl's show cause penalty ends later in 2014.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2014, 08:34:16 pm
Rick Pitino was “shocked and surprised,” and then he was over it. The University of Louisville’s Hall of Fame basketball coach was blindsided by the return of Bobby Petrino, left out of the loop on a decision that deserved his attention... (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140129/COLUMNISTS01/301290123/Tim-Sullivan-Louisville-s-Rick-Pitino-over-his-shock-surprise-Bobby-Petrino-s-hiring)

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“I don’t think you can write a book and Chapter One is based on humility and then have problems like this,” Pitino said Wednesday afternoon. “I really don’t believe you can be that way. I think you’d be a total fraud.

“Now, was I shocked and surprised? Yes, I was. Did I find out after everybody else found out? Yes. (But) that’s where humility comes in. A humble person, if he is truly that, would not think he should be in the loop. A basketball coach who’s here 12 years, maybe should think that.”

He had to know that there would be some moral outrage and mean-spirited humor as a result of the messy extramarital scandals of his two highest-profile employees, and he should have braced Pitino for that backlash before the coach was told Twitter was “going crazy with Petrino/Pitino jokes.”

Jurich probably should have been more sensitive to how his hire might play in the Pitino household and the painful memories it would revive. He should not have let the coach of the defending NCAA champions learn the news from his daughter, Jacqueline.

“I was not upset about it and neither was my wife,” Pitino said Wednesday, seated behind the desk of his office at the KFC Yum! Center...

“If I have a problem with Bobby Petrino, it has nothing to do with any transgressions he may have had in life because I’d be the last person to cast any stone in that area,” Pitino said. “If I have a problem, it’s when he was here at the university — if there is a problem. It’s nothing that he’s done wrong at Arkansas or any other place. I don’t even get involved in that.”

Pitino claimed the only time he met Petrino before was when he was requested to intercede after the Auburn Jetgate incident.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2014, 06:51:28 pm
Pat Dooley: In the last five seasons, the league has had 19 teams make the field. In the previous 10 seasons, it had 58.

This season, there are two locks — Florida and Kentucky — and five teams floating in and out of the bubble. (http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20140130/COLUMNISTS/140129491)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2014, 07:47:13 am
Scarblog: The last time Alabama started the month of February with a losing overall record and a losing record in the Southeastern Conference, David Hobbs was the head coach.

But not for long.

That's not a prediction of where this season will end for Anthony Grant, whose Alabama team fell to 9-11 overall and 3-4 in the SEC after Thursday night's embarrassing and dispiriting 74-55 loss at Auburn.

It's simply a sad parallel between one coach who did some good things in Tuscaloosa but not enough of them and another coach who may be heading down that same path.

The 2014 Alabama basketball team isn't as bad as its 1998 ancestor, which is about the best thing you can say about this edition of the Crimson Tide. Hobbs' last team finished January 9-12 overall and 1-7 in the SEC. That team suffered an even more lopsided and unforgivable January loss at Auburn to the tune of 94-40.

But that Auburn team was building toward an SEC championship the following year. This Auburn team was going nowhere fast, at least until Alabama got to town.

This Auburn team hadn't won in its first six conference starts this season, in its last 16 games in the league dating to last year. This Auburn team had people questioning the future of fourth-year coach Tony Barbee.

How did Alabama respond?

By never taking the lead a single time.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/01/alabama_basketball_slides_into.html

Notes that there is still time for Grant and Barbee but the clock is ticking.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2014, 07:22:35 pm
Pat Dooley ‏@pat_dooley  4h
Tracking UF’s best hoops starts: Florida’s 18-2 record through its first 20 games ties the best mark all-time ... http://bit.ly/LxWKcb

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2006-07

Started 18-2. SEC finish: First in the East. NCAA Tournament: National champions.

2005-06.

Started: 18-2. SEC finish: Second in the East. NCAA Tournament: National champions.

2012-13.

Started 18-2. SEC finish: First. NCAA Tournament: Lost in Elite Eight to Michigan.

2002-03.

Started: 18-2. SEC finish: Second in East. NCAA Tournament: Lost in second round to Michigan State.

1993-94.

Started 17-4. SEC Finish: Tied for first in East. NCAA Tournament: Lost in Final Four to Duke.

2007-08.

Started: 17-3. SEC finish: Fourth in East. NCAA Tournament: Did not make field. [SOS]
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2014, 08:24:44 am
Knoxville-based Mr.SEC on whether there is a race to hire Bruce Pearl (http://mrsec.com/2014/01/sec-tourney-resumes-hot-seat-coaches-race-hire-pearl/2)

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So why the hot seat in Year Three for a coach [Cuonzo Martin] who’s gone 51-35 (59.3%) overall and 25-16 (60.9%) in league play?  Because he replaced Bruce Pearl.  Pearl went to the NCAA Tournament six times in six years, took the Vols briefly to the top of the polls for the first time in school history, and also led UT to the Elite Eight for the first time ever.  Though Pearl’s own NCAA missteps cost him his job, many Vol fans simply do not care.  For that reason, no one was going to replace Pearl’s record or his personality in many folks’ eyes.

Martin’s squad is still in the running for a much-needed NCAA bid (after two straight NIT flame-outs).  But win or lose, there will be a lot of Volunteer fans urging the school’s administration to “Bring Back Bruce” at year’s end.

And that brings us to the third part of this hoops report — Pearl.  Coaches do not come off of show-cause penalties and return to coaching immediately.  It simply hasn’t happened.  Not in a major sport.

Pearl’s show-cause penalty will end in August meaning that unless the NCAA hears his appeal and agrees to let him off early, the coach would not be allowed to recruit for any new employer until the eighth month of the year.  He could, however, still be hired in March or April, with his staff having to beat the recruiting trail until Pearl’s time in the NCAA pokey is up.

Any school looking at Pearl — and that could mean Auburn, Alabama or Georgia — would likely hear some bad things from Tennessee officials who felt forced to fire him once he violated their “don’t do anything else wrong” instructions.  The NCAA probably wouldn’t have great things to say.  And SEC commissioner Mike Slive might not want an SEC school hiring a man straight out of the NCAA hoosegow, either.

Make no mistake, Pearl is a high-risk/high-reward guy.  He’s a fantastic coach and he would win wherever he lands.  Counting his Division II years at Southern Indiana, he trailed only Roy Williams as the fastest to reach 400 NCAA wins.  He’s also a Grade A carnival barker.  Want to pump life into a glum fanbase?  Hire Pearl.  He’s a marketing machine.

But he has a track record of not being upfront with his bosses.  He also made a small violation worse by lying about it and — apparently — trying to get a player’s father to do likewise.  Why lie about something so small?  Was there some other reason Pearl didn’t want the NCAA snooping around?

And if he drew the NCAA’s ire at a new school, that school would likely get one heckuva spanking for bringing in a guy so soon after his show-cause penalty ended.

Would Georgia go for Pearl?  Unlikely.  Alabama?  That rumor is out there, but here’s guessing Bama’s [AD Bill] Battle  — who has ties to Tennessee — wouldn’t take that kind of a chance unless he received good reports from his contacts in Knoxville (and that’s not going to happen).  Tennessee?  Not likely.

And all of that brings us to Auburn...

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2014, 02:28:10 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  2h
Anthony Grant: Challenge with Alabama involves pride, competitive nature as losses pile up http://ow.ly/tcpeT
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2014, 11:05:35 am
Paul Finebaum ‏@finebaum Feb 2
Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow today. But he predicted six more weeks of desperate SEC hoops fans chanting, ``We want Bruce.''
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2014, 01:20:04 pm
Clay Travis ‏@ClayTravisBGID  20h
Bruce Pearl starts today's @3HL1045 interview by saying, "You know me, I've never provided false or misleading information." Love this guy.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2014, 08:53:21 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  3h
Alabama AD Bill Battle headed for tough call on Anthony Grant. (Kevin Scarbinsky) http://ow.ly/tqqb6

From The Battle Plan:

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Battle's latest message came Tuesday, and it's more relevant than many similar offerings because it contains what appears to be a call for patience with the Alabama basketball program.

Some of you already have lost patience with Anthony Grant. You expect more than good efforts that end in defeat, like Saturday's 78-69 loss at No. 3 Florida, especially since Grant is in his fifth year as head coach.

You expect better than a four-game losing streak, which matches the longest of Grant's tenure, and six losses in seven games, one loss shy of the program's worst stretch since dropping seven of eight in Grant's first year.

You expect far better than a 9-14 overall record and a 3-7 SEC record.

And, of course, you should.

What does Battle expect? It's hard to know because he hasn't been on the job very long since taking over for the late Mal Moore. At the moment, we have to look for clues like Tuesday's blog.

It's important to note that Battle doesn't mention the word "basketball" in the blog, but it's hard to reach a different conclusion. Remember, too, that this blog appeared after the embarrassing losses to Auburn and Tennessee, before the more respectable defeats at Arkansas and Florida.

"While we strive for excellence in everything we do, there are also times where thoughtful patience is required," Battle's blog said. "I evaluate every sports team after the season and try to make the best decisions in my power as to what I believe is best for the University over the long run. There are many factors to consider in making that best decision. It is my hope that our fans and supporters will also take that same view. All of our teams need - and I believe deserve - OUR FANS to be there in support, regardless of their record.

"I hope that your allegiance and your presence will continue through thick and thin. I have seen firsthand where the passion of loyal fans can lead to negativity, which makes recruiting for the future much more difficult. Such negativity can make a bad situation worse, ironically coming from those who love the University the most."

It will be interesting to see if Alabama basketball fans heed those words Tuesday night when Ole Miss, which still has postseason possibilities, comes to Coleman Coliseum for an 8 p.m. tipoff.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2014, 02:37:24 pm
Mark Fox got his 200th career win with home victory over A&M.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2014, 09:28:53 am
Clay Travis ‏@ClayTravisBGID ·13 hrs
Gators opened -1. Vegas gift. Vols can't make plays in crunch time. Cuonzo edges closer to gonzo.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2014, 04:20:01 pm
Deadspin        ✔ @Deadspin
Follow John Chaney threatened to kill John Calipari 20 years ago today. He is, perhaps, still biding his time. http://deadsp.in/uX1iXe4
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2014, 04:21:47 pm
Seth Emerson ‏@SethEmerson ·Feb 13
That said, team is 7-4 in conf. play and tied for third place, yet today some complaining about Fox. How miserable are some of you people?

It's Georgia basketball. The good times have been rare. Enjoy the moment, especially since it may end Saturday.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2014, 07:58:39 am
"Fans can be very abusive today," said U of L head coach Rick Pitino. "Each year I've been in this business, it gets worse and worse."

Pitino has been coaching for nearly four decades. He was lambasted in Lexington in 2001 in his first game there as head coach of the Cardinals. In 2010, fans at West Virginia chanted "Karen Sypher" at least 10 different times (according to an AP count) when the Cardinals visited shortly after the gory details of that situation was made public. The chants were so loud, WVU coach Bob Huggins motioned for the students to keep it down.

Coaches hear it. Players hear it. The key is how to deal with it.

Asked if he's developed a thick skin over the years of hearing the chants and jeers, Pitino claimed, "What I've been through in the past four of five years (and heard) what's been yelled at me…I'm a rhinoceros." (http://www.wdrb.com/story/24719266/lewis-pitino-has-developed-thick-skin-dealing-with-opposing-fans)

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The discussion on the subject emerged from a reporter asking Pitino about the recent Marcus Smart incident. Pitino says he doesn't worry about U of L fans verbally attacking a player to the point the player lashes out.

"The greatest thing about Louisville? It's a visiting team's dream," says Pitino. "When they announce the coach (at the KFC Yum! Center), everybody claps. Our fans aren't worried about the other team's coach or the starting lineup, they're worried about their next Maker's Mark," he joked.

The tough road crowds, like those at Rupp Arena (which Pitino calls one of the most dominant home court advantage in all of college basketball), will benefit the Cardinals when they face a different geography of enemy territory when Louisville moves into the ACC.

"We've heard every student body chant imaginable, so I don't think it's going to be any worse (than what we've already heard)," he says.

No doubt the fans at Duke, UNC and others are already orchestrating a welcome to U of L later this year.

Maker's Mark put up a billboard in Louisville after the Cardinals hired Pitino. It read, "Rick, you always looked better in red," with a prominent bottle displaying their signature hand dipped red wax.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2014, 08:47:32 pm
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops  2m
Told that John Pelphrey missed last game for Gators (at Tenn) due to family situation. Back on bench for #Gators tonight.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2014, 09:57:02 am
Seth Emerson ‏@SethEmerson ·Feb 13
That said, team is 7-4 in conf. play and tied for third place, yet today some complaining about Fox. How miserable are some of you people?

It's Georgia basketball. The good times have been rare. Enjoy the moment, especially since it may end Saturday.

“We’re a better team than we were last year, yes. But that’s not because we lost Kentavious,” Fox said Monday. “We’d have been terrific if he stayed. But we’re better because we have Marcus (Thornton, who took a medical redshirt last year) back, because Nemi (Djurisic) has improved, Kenny Gaines has improved, Charles (Mann) has improved, Brandon Morris has improved. And that’s why we’re better.”

A four-game winning streak put Georgia (14-10 overall, 8-4 SEC) alone in third place in the SEC with an RPI rank of 88 on Monday...

Nobody has attempted more free throws than Georgia in SEC play this season, and it’s not close. Georgia has gone to the line 385 times, 60 more than Missouri. Getting there so much has masked many of the team’s other deficiencies, including 3-point shooting. Georgia is 13th in the SEC in made 3-pointers.

In conference play, Georgia leads the SEC in rebounds (40.2 per game), and is second in rebounding margin (an average of 7.9 more than opponents per game.)

http://www.macon.com/2014/02/17/2943594/happy-times-back-for-uga-basketball.html

From hot seat to SEC COY candidate.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2014, 05:23:15 pm
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247  46m
Never thought I'd see a guy finish top-5 in the SEC for three consecutive years and get fired. Might really happen.


Martin at Tennessee
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2014, 02:42:29 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  Feb 22
Alabama shouldn't decide Anthony Grant's future on his buyout. (Kevin Scarbinsky) http://ow.ly/tThwj
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2014, 06:12:09 pm
SEC Regular Season Wins    
                       
  397   Adolph Rupp (UK)       
  238     Dale Brown (LSU)    
  195     CM Newton (ALA, VU)    
  182     Ray Mears (UT)    
  178     Billy Donovan (UF)    
  178     Harry Rabenhorst (LSU)    
  172     Joe B. Hall (UK)    
  171     Roy Skinner (VU)    
  141     Hugh Durham (UGA)    
  139     Tubby Smith (UGA, UK)    
  132     Wimp Sanderson (ALA)    
  126     Norm Sloan (UF)    
  124     Joel Eaves (AUB)    
  122     Rick Stansbury (MSU)    
  112     Hank Crisp (ALA)    
  110     Don DeVoe (UT, UF)    
  109     Nolan Richardson (ARK)    
  107     Bob Polk (VU)    
  104     Rick Pitino (UK)    
  103     John Mauer (UT, UF)   
 
 “We’re all instant gratification, we all want the hurry-up fix.  If we leave this guy alone, Anthony Grant, leave him along for a couple of years, he’ll get it right.  He’s a damn good coach.  He knows what it takes to win.  If I were his AD, I would leave him alone simply because I can put my head on my pillow each night and go to sleep knowing he isn’t going to cheat and he’ll have good discipline in his program.”

-- CM Newton (http://mrsec.com/2014/02/ex-sec-coaches-one-era-defend-pair-sec-coaches-era)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2014, 07:11:57 am
Keith Niebuhr ‏@Niebuhr247 ·Feb 25
Interesting that Billy Donovan now has 6 #SEC titles at Florida. That's the exact number Steve Spurrier won in Hogtown.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2014, 05:04:10 pm
Marc Weiszer ‏@marcweiszer  9h
While Georgia's basketball season goes on upswing, Fox's future as coach still left unsettled http://bit.ly/1ci9q3B  #UGA
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Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2014, 06:33:36 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  54m
Auburn basketball coach Tony Barbee says he's not worried about job security after loss to Alabama http://www.al.com/auburnbasketball/index.ssf/2014/03/auburn_basketball_coach_tony_b.html …
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Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2014, 07:09:03 pm
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio  11m
Tubby low point: Tyrone Nash picking prep school over UK...Billy Clyde low point: Georgia loss on Senior night...Calipari low point: tonight


Ejected in Columbia
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2014, 02:57:31 pm
Cecil Hurt ‏@CecilHurt  Feb 28
Hmmm RT @ClayTravisBGID: Bruce Pearl on the six best basketball jobs in the SEC: 1. UK 2. Vols 3. Gators 4. Arkansas 5. Vandy 6. Mizzou
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2014, 11:39:05 am
D-Day is coming for Jay Jacobs. The Auburn athletics director is a week away from having to make the kind of decision about his basketball coach that he's made in the last two years about his football, baseball, softball and women's basketball coaches.

A year ago, Jacobs laid down a simple goal for Tony Barbee for this season.

"Significant improvement."

Jacobs put no numbers on it, using instead the "we'll know it when we see it" approach.

With one game left in the regular season and a date already secured in the SEC Tournament's First Four next week in Atlanta, there's only one conclusion to draw: This may be improvement compared to last year's debacle, the way a rainstorm is preferable to a hailstorm, but there's nothing significant about it.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/03/tony_barbee_hasnt_met_jay_jaco.html

Jeff Lebo was 10-6 in SEC games and won a couple of NIT games in his next-to-last season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2014, 12:41:22 pm
Does Grant keep his job? If not who are some candidates outside of everyone screaming Pearl...

Andrew Gribble | agribble@al.com 1 Hour Ago
A couple up-and-comers who I think have done well are Ron Hunter at Georgia State and Michael White at Louisiana Tech.

www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2014/03/live_chat_alabama_beat_reporte_54.html

Questions the notion that Tennessee will be searching for a coach and competing with Bama.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2014, 06:03:46 pm
Matthew Harris ‏@MHarrisAdvocate  4m
In former #LSU coach news: Trent Johnson and TCU went 0-18 in Big 12 play.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2014, 10:53:23 am
When asked to name the SEC's best team, former Vanderbilt and South Carolina Coach Eddie Fogler went with Kentucky's 1995-96 national champions. (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/03/08/3128602/uk-basketball-notebook-one-man.html)

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Fogler noted how UK was so good that Derek Anderson and Ron Mercer split time at small forward.

"Holy (Toledo)," Fogler said. "... And a pretty good coach coaching that team (Rick Pitino)."

Fogler noted how Pitino's 1995-96 team identified and exploited the opposition's weak link.

"You couldn't hide," he said. "Put it that way."

Fogler won SEC regular season championships at Vandy in '93 and South Carolina in '97.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2014, 10:58:36 am
Because of SEC football's near monopoly of national championships, the league's basketball accomplishments are under-appreciated, Wimp Sanderson said.

Noting three national championships in the last eight NCAA tournaments (2006 and 2007 by Florida, 2012 by Kentucky), he conceded that that doesn't rate with what SEC football has done.

"Is that as good as other leagues around the country?" he asked. "Yes. Better."

Sanderson questioned whether Florida's basketball program gets enough credit...
 (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/03/08/3128602/uk-basketball-notebook-one-man.html)

Florida is first SEC team to go 18-0 with an 18 game SEC regular season schedule.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2014, 01:51:45 pm
Get to know the second entry into the 2014 NCAA Tournament field, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.

Conference: Big South

Coach: Cliff Ellis (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/09/ncaa-tournament-primer-coastal-carolina-chanticleers)

Auburn coach during the Porter era.

(http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1999/1115_mid.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2014, 07:14:38 pm
Coastal Carolina head coach Cliff Ellis, who won his first conference tournament title, becomes just the 10th coach in NCAA Division I history to lead four different programs to the NCAA Tournament. (http://www.goccusports.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/030914aaa.html)

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Ellis will be leading a team to the "Big Dance" for the ninth time after taking South Alabama twice (1979 and 1980), Clemson three times (1987, 1989 and 1990) and Auburn three times (1999, 2000 and 2003).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2014, 09:29:08 am
Mark Fox may be feeling the heat
 (http://hoopdawgblog.com/2013/12/30/mark-fox-may-be-feeling-the-heat)

■Georgia coach Mark Fox is drawing praise from peers during Bullodgs’ historic run, writes Chip Towers of the AJC. “Only longtime observers of Georgia basketball can probably fully appreciate what his team managed to accomplish this season,” writes Towers.

http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2014/03/10/sec-tournament-features-teams-in-desperation-mode
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 10, 2014, 12:04:40 pm
Hugh Kellenberger ‏@HKellenbergerCL ·49 mins
Andy Kennedy giving some love to Georgia right now, says "they are in a great position" to make a run.

Hugh Kellenberger ‏@HKellenbergerCL ·46 mins
There is no better coach in the league, regardless of sport, at handling the "Hey Andy, can you talk about the team I cover?" question.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2014, 07:50:07 am
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio ·9 hrs
New York newspaper says Calipari on short list of Knicks GM for the head coaching job: http://bit.ly/1ly8U1j
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2014, 09:29:32 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·22m
... Kevin Scarbinsky: Should Tony Barbee and Anthony Grant get another year? Let's chat. http://ow.ly/uvvn4

On the clock

If you're Jacobs, do you bring Tony Barbee back for a fifth season? If you're Battle, do you give Anthony Grant a sixth season?

If you look at what's possible at both programs, at the glory days of Sonny Smith and Cliff Ellis at Auburn or C.M. Newton and Wimp Sanderson at Alabama, both Barbee and Grant have underachieved at a time when the SEC is at one of its lower points as a league in its distinguished history.

Barbee had more success at his last head coaching job at UTEP, as did Grant at VCU.

Battle hasn't said much about Grant's future, but the AD has offered encouraging words in his weekly Battle Plan blog about the way the team has fought through this year's adversity.

Jacobs has said even less about Barbee's future, and his call after last season for "significant improvement" has everyone wondering if this season is what he had in mind.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2014, 09:34:07 am
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio ·9 hrs
New York newspaper says Calipari on short list of Knicks GM for the head coaching job: http://bit.ly/1ly8U1j

Jeff Borzello ‏@jeffborzello ·11 hrs
According to the New York Post, Phil Jackson and the Knicks have an agreement in principle: http://nypost.com/2014/03/11/phil-jackson-knicks-have-agreement-in-principle/ …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2014, 08:11:19 pm
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello  17m
Charles Barkley wants Auburn's Tony Barbee to return, but understands it's a 'results-oriented business' http://ow.ly/uwYJS
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 13, 2014, 06:50:28 am
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello ·7h
Nine potential candidates to replace Tony Barbee as Auburn's basketball coach http://ow.ly/uxcA1

Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello ·7 hrs
RT @KevinScarbinsky: Don't be surprised if Auburn makes a hard run at Bruce Pearl. http://ow.ly/uxdoz

Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello ·4 hrs
Folks close to Rick Stansbury started showing interest in Auburn in 2013. That's not new. Question is whether he is legit candidate.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 13, 2014, 02:18:50 pm
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello ·4h
Charles Barkley says six coaches texted him last night saying they want the Auburn job. He laughs because, well, he's not the AD.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 13, 2014, 03:07:38 pm
Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman ·8 mins
I wrote in preseason that I was told by a knowledgeable source Billy Kennedy needed to make a postseason to keep his gig. #JustReiterating
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 13, 2014, 09:14:19 pm
Cecil Hurt ‏@CecilHurt ·49 mins
Anthony Grant said he "has not talked with" AD Bill Battle about the season, but expects to meet w/him "after we get back (to Tuscaloosa).

Cecil Hurt ‏@CecilHurt ·1 hr
For all who asked, no, I do not expect a similar scenario as the one that transpired with Auburn last night.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2014, 07:47:11 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·10 hrs
Anthony Grant may have used up his mulligan with this lost season. (Kevin Scarbinsky) http://ow.ly/uzBjh
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2014, 07:34:22 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·1 hr
Auburn's Jay Jacobs heading search for new basketball coach alone Link (http://www.al.com/auburnbasketball/index.ssf/2014/03/auburns_jay_jacobs_heading_sea_1.html)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2014, 07:40:33 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·9 hrs
Bruce Pearl willing to listen if Auburn, other schools are interested http://ow.ly/uAVCy
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2014, 05:50:47 pm
Number of Teams the SEC placed in the NCAA-T from 1992 Tourney to present with seeds in parentheses:

2014 [3]: Florida (1-overall), UK (Eight), UT (11)

2013 [3]: Florida (3), Mizzou (9), Ole Miss (12)

2012 [4]: UK (1-overall), VU (5), UF (7), Bama (9)

2011 [5]: UF (2), UK (4), VU (5), UT (9), UG (10)

2010 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (4), UT (6), UF (10)

2009 [3]: LSU (Eight), UT (9), MSSt (13)

2008 [6]: UT(2),VU(4),Hogs(8,MSt(8,UK(11),UGa(14)

2007 [5]: UF(1), UT(5), VU(6), UK (8, Hogs (12)

2006 [6]: UT(2),UF(3),LSU(4),Hogs(8 ,UK(8 ,Bama(10)

2005 [5]: UK(2), UF(4), Bama (5), LSU (6), MSt (9)

2004 [6]: UK(1),MSt(2),UF(5),VU(6),Bama(8 ,SC(10)

2003 [6]: UK(1-overall),UF(2),MSt(5),LSU(8 ,Bama(10),AU(10)

2002 [6]: Bama(2), UG(3), MSt(3), UK(4), UF(5), OM(9)

2001 [6]: UK(2), OM(3), UF(3), Hogs(7), UG(8 , UT(8

2000 [6]: LSU(4),UT(4),UF(5),UK(5),AU(7), Hogs(11)
 
1999 [6]: AU(1), UK(3), Hogs(4), UT(4), UF(6), OM(9)

1998 [5]: UK (2), SC (3), OM (4), Hogs (6), Vols (8

1997 [5]: UK (1), SC (2), UGa (3), OM (8, VU (10)

1996 [4]: UK (1), State (5), UGa (8, Hogs (12)

1995 [5]: UK (1), Hogs (2), State (5), Bama (5), UF (10)

1994 [4]: Hogs (1), UK (3), UF (3), Bama (9)

1993 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (3), Hogs (4), LSU (11)

1992 [4]: UK (2), Hogs (3), Bama (5), LSU (7)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2014, 09:48:45 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·11 hrs
Nice to know Cliff Ellis, Mike Davis and Mark Gottfried still know how to dance. (Kevin Scarbinsky) http://ow.ly/uEgUo

Gottfried's NC State team's inclusion surprised the bracketologists.

Cliff Ellis coaches Coastal Carolina.

Jon Solomon ‏@jonsol ·15 hrs
Mike Davis must be enjoying himself tonight. Texas Southern in NCAAs; entire states of Alabama and Indiana are out.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2014, 07:55:07 pm
MrSEC: Over the weekend, Auburn sports information director Kirk Sampson decided to follow Bruce Pearl’s Twitter feed.

The internet then exploded. (http://mrsec.com/2014/03/sec-fans-clamoring-pearl-sit-tight)

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A quick Twitter check yesterday revealed in one quick five-minute burst that fans of Auburn, Missouri, Ole Miss, and Tennessee were calling for Pearl to be hired by their favorite school.  To heck with Frank Haith, Andy Kennedy and Cuonzo Martin.  And more than a few Alabama fans were still grousing about Anthony Grant getting another year when Pearl is just sitting out there waiting for a phone call(!).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2014, 08:07:25 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·12 hrs
Common sense says pick Billy Donovan and Florida to win their third national title. (Kevin Scarbinsky) http://ow.ly/uGKf8

Did you know that the Florida coach is one win away from matching LSU legend Dale Brown for second on the career list for victories at an SEC school?

Donovan will equal Brown with his 448th victory at Florida on Thursday against the Albany-Mount St. Mary's winner. He'll pass Brown on Saturday against the Colorado-Pitt winner.

Then Donovan will be only 426 victories away from catching Kentucky legend Adolph Rupp's record of 875 wins. Don't laugh. Donovan is still only 48 years old.

Did you know that Donovan is only one national championship away from moving into truly elite company in that category? If the Gators live up to their No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, they'll give their coach his third national title. That would equal Bob Knight and Jim Calhoun and put Donovan just one behind Rupp and Mike Krzyzewski, who each have four big rings.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2014, 10:30:43 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·19m
Auburn hires Bruce Pearl as men's basketball coach http://www.al.com/auburnbasketball/index.ssf/2014/03/auburn_hires_bruce_pearl_as_me.html …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2014, 11:11:26 am
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello ·39 mins
Word is Auburn will introduce Bruce Pearl at 7 p.m. inside Auburn Arena. We will pass along more info asap.

Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello ·37 mins
RT @KtHarrell1: Shoutout to our new family member Bruce Pearl #WDE

Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello ·18 mins
Bruce Pearl will land at 1 p.m. at Auburn University Regional Airport.


Small consideration.  Pearl cannot "legally" recruit until his show cause penalty expires later this summer.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2014, 01:20:32 pm
“I’m humbled and blessed to back in the game that I love,” Pearl said. “I don’t know how long it will take, but it’s time to rebuild the Auburn basketball program, and bring it to a level of excellence so many of the other teams on campus enjoy.”

Pearl replaces Tony Barbee, who was fired last week during the SEC Tournament. Pearl’s three-year show cause penalty expires in August, which means he can’t have contact with recruits this summer, but will be allowed to evaluate them during the July recruiting period.

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/bam-bruce-pearl-is-auburns-new-head-coach
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2014, 01:40:24 pm
Michael DeCourcy ‏@tsnmike ·49 mins
How many coaches better than Auburn's Bruce Pearl? "Let’s just say they could all probably fit in one clown car."  http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2014-03-18/freed-from-purgatory-bruce-pearl-will-rescue-auburn-from-baskeball-oblivion-ncaa-march-madness …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2014, 02:37:05 pm
Joel A. Erickson ‏@JoelAEricksonAU ·55m
Crazy scene here at the Auburn Airport. Pearl jumps into the fans, does a mosh pit, then says he wants same reception for SEC title
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2014, 02:45:36 pm
Ben Roberts ‏@NextCats ·3 hrs
Tennessee had only been to the round of 16 three times (ever) before Bruce Pearl. He went three times in 6 seasons. Auburn has been 4 times.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2014, 04:34:24 pm
Matt Norlander ‏@MattNorlander ·60 mins
Full video of Pearl embracing the crowd, then playfully scolding a fan for having a cellphone ring. Guy's a natural http://cbsprt.co/1lLVb6X
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 19, 2014, 08:30:48 pm
Mike Szvetitz ‏@Szvetitz  Mar 18
Bruce Pearl said he loves teaching. Told Jay Jacobs he wanted to teach an ethics class. Said Jay didn't know if he could make that happen
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 20, 2014, 07:03:48 am
Ben Frederickson ‏@Ben_Fred ·6 hrs
#Vols coach Cuonzo Martin on "The Criticism" pic.twitter.com/sDVqcKWVr5

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjJjZPwIQAA_u7Z.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 20, 2014, 09:34:33 am
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams ·Mar 18
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said of Auburn hiring Bruce Pearl `I trust Auburn has done its due diligence' in hiring process. I was disappointed in the actions of Coach Pearl that led to his suspension and ultimate dismissal (at UT) but he will soon complete the requirements of his NCAA penalties. I have every expectation that he has learned his lesson and will run Auburn's basketball program in accordance with these expectations.'
...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 21, 2014, 08:56:43 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·6 hrs
#NCState's #markgottfried: 'Players are heartbroken;' Twitter blames former Alabama coach #NCAATournament http://tinyurl.com/n7hsyd3
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 21, 2014, 09:27:17 am
Auburn (updated)

Auburn hired Bruce Pearl who has one of the top winning percentages as an SEC coach. See the Tennessee update for his prior record and circumstances around his Show Cause penalty which expires in August 2014.

Tony Barbee, 42 was let go after his fourth SEC regular season with a cumulative 18-50 (.265) record. Barbee is from the Coach Calipari coaching tree and has close ties to William Wesley.

Jeff Lebo coached Auburn for six seasons going 35-61 in regular season SEC play and prorating to 5.8-10.2. He led Auburn to only one NIT appearance.

Renaissance man Cliff Ellis coached Auburn for 10 seasons going 73-87 (45.6%) which prorates to 7.3-8.7 over his career. Ellis took Auburn to the NCAA-T in '99, '00, and '03. The '99 team finished 29-4 and Auburn won the SEC Tourney. The '00 team was an SI preseason pick to win it all. Agent dealings cost Auburn's Porter eligilibilty. The '03 team made the Sweet 16.

Tommy Joe Eagles was the Auburn head man when the SEC expanded.  During his five seasons, AU was 29-55 (34.5%) which prorates to 5.5-10.5. Eagles won the 1990 SEC Coach of the Year award defeating Rick Pitino et al.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2014, 09:52:05 am
SEC Regular Season Wins    
                       
  397   Adolph Rupp (UK)       
  238     Dale Brown (LSU)    
  195     CM Newton (ALA, VU)    
  182     Ray Mears (UT)    
  178     Billy Donovan (UF)    
  178     Harry Rabenhorst (LSU)    
  172     Joe B. Hall (UK)    
  171     Roy Skinner (VU)    
  141     Hugh Durham (UGA)    
  139     Tubby Smith (UGA, UK)    
  132     Wimp Sanderson (ALA)    
  126     Norm Sloan (UF)    
  124     Joel Eaves (AUB)    
  122     Rick Stansbury (MSU)    
  112     Hank Crisp (ALA)    
  110     Don DeVoe (UT, UF)    
  109     Nolan Richardson (ARK)    
  107     Bob Polk (VU)    
  104     Rick Pitino (UK)    
  103     John Mauer (UT, UF)   
 
 “We’re all instant gratification, we all want the hurry-up fix.  If we leave this guy alone, Anthony Grant, leave him along for a couple of years, he’ll get it right.  He’s a damn good coach.  He knows what it takes to win.  If I were his AD, I would leave him alone simply because I can put my head on my pillow each night and go to sleep knowing he isn’t going to cheat and he’ll have good discipline in his program.”

-- CM Newton (http://mrsec.com/2014/02/ex-sec-coaches-one-era-defend-pair-sec-coaches-era)

Chris Dortch ‏@cdortch ·1 hr
Win over Pitt today makes Florida's Billy Donovan second winningest coach in SEC history. Remember when they called him Billy the Kid?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2014, 03:07:04 pm
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops ·45 mins
Told Billy D he passed Dale Brown (LSU) for second all-time SEC winningest coach "really I did not know that." drew a smile.

4-straight Sweet 16 trips.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2014, 08:57:06 am
John Clay ‏@johnclayiv ·15h
Stat for you: John Calipari and Rick Pitino enter Friday each with 8-game NCAA Tournament win streak and 12 wins in last 13 tourney games.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2014, 08:07:34 am
NCAA Tournament Record for Current SEC Coaches at SEC Schools:

Billy Donovan  Florida   34*-11
John Calipari Kentucky    14-2
Bruce Pearl Tennessee**  8-6
Kevin Stallings  Vandy     5-6
Cuonzo Martin Tennessee 3-1
Andy Kennedy Ole Miss    1-1
Frank Haith     Mizzou      0-2
Anthony Grant  Bama      0-1
Mark Fox        Georgia     0-1


* Most NCAA Tournament wins by an SEC Coach (Rupp was 30-18)
** Bruce Pearl is currently at Auburn
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2014, 10:44:24 am
NCAA Tournament Record from 2010-Current (affiliation at the time of the NCAAT):

SEC:  34-15 (69%)
Big 10:  47-28 (63%)
ACC:  35-23 (60%)
Pac 12:  22-16 (58%)
Big East:  50-38 (57%)
Big XII:  33-28 (54%)
A10:  18-20 (47%---only 1 season with an above .500 record)
Mountain West:  11-17 (39%)

Hmmmmm..........
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2014, 10:57:40 am
Ben Frederickson ‏@Ben_Fred ·Mar 25
Told Gene Keady that Cuonzo Martin said coaching against Glenn Robinson III makes him feel old. Keady's response? "I feel real old."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 29, 2014, 07:09:31 am
Antonya English ‏@TBTimes_Gators  16h
The #Gators have matched their school record for wins in a season with 35. #NCAATournament
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 29, 2014, 08:01:21 am
Jon Solomon ‏@jonsol  8h
SEC has 2 teams in Elite Eight for 4th time in 5 years. Kentucky & Florida have 8 of SEC's 9 appearances in that period.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 29, 2014, 07:20:17 pm
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops  1m
Gators Final Four appearance in 18 seasons under Billy Donovan (2000, 2006, 2007, 2014).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2014, 12:24:29 pm
Final Four Appearances by Coaches at an SEC School while an SEC School

Adolph Rupp ....  6
Billy Donovan ..  4
Joe B. Hall ......  3
Rick Pitino ......  3**
John Calipari ...  3***
Nolan Richardson 2*
Dale Brown ......  2
Hugh Durham ...  1****
Tubby Smith ....  1
Lon Kruger ......  1
Richard Williams 1
Harry Rabenhorst 1
John Brady ......  1

*Took Hogs to Final Four out of the SWC.
**Took Providence and UofL to Final Fours out of Big East
***Both Ex-SEC Final Fours Vacated
****Took Florida St. to final game as an independent
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2014, 09:07:36 pm
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams  10h
From 1980-90, UT had one coaching change in football and men's hoops (Wade Houston for Don DeVoe). From 1991-present, it has had 9 (4 in FB)
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Post by: jbcarol on April 02, 2014, 01:38:32 pm
Radi Nabulsi ‏@RadiNabulsi ·38m
Breaking: #UGA announces that men's basketball coach Mark Fox has received a two-year extension on his contract.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 02, 2014, 04:05:32 pm
Seth Emerson ‏@SethEmerson ·3h
News: Mark Fox has received a two-year extension from UGA. He is now signed through the 2017-18 season.

[UGa AD] Greg McGarity, in statement: "The improvement our team made throughout the 2013-14 season was very encouraging and with the loss of only one starter, the expectations for this coming season will be very high."
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Post by: jbcarol on April 04, 2014, 12:44:44 pm
Mike Bianchi ‏@BianchiWrites ·5h
#Gators discovery of #Donovan is greatest college coaching hire of this generation. Bianchi column: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/college/gators/os-billy-donovan-mike-bianchi-0404-20140403,0,1525343.column …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2014, 07:50:43 am
Question: You talked yesterday about thinking that something needs to be done for the players in terms of increasing the benefits or making it more fair. What do you think about the amount of money that you make compared to what the kids do and don’t get? As a coach and former player in this tournament, are you ever concerned that some of the issues today could affect this or make it go away or change what has become the NCAA tournament as we know it now? (http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2014/04/04/billy-donovan-says-tournament-has-changed)

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“Yeah, I’m not saying that the system is always fair or right,” Donovan said. “I think in any system you can look at it and say, Is it fair and right? I think that’s why change is good. I think that’s why people look at what’s right, what’s wrong, what we can do.

“This is what I think has happened from an evolution from when I played. When I played in this event 26 years ago, there was a meaning about playing for Providence College. There was a meaning and a value, back then it was glorified that you just got a scholarship to college, that your family didn’t have to pay for your education. You needed your degree to move on. Representing your school and your school colors and putting a college uniform on and representing the Big East, there were a lot of those things 26 years ago that were really valuable.

“I think what’s happened now is because of the opportunity to earn money in the game of basketball, those opportunities are far greater than they were 26 years ago. A lot of kids now look at this as, I’ve got an earning window to make money playing this game, and really in a lot of ways I have a lifetime to get my degree and I can never earn as much money with my degree coming out of college that I could if I took an overseas job.

“Forget the NBA. We have had guys that have been at Florida that have been well over six figures as it relates to contracts. That’s not even in the NBA. So there’s an opportunity, they say, Listen, my body, my talent, all those kind of things.

“So I think when you talk about all those things there, we have set up a system in our country that we have brought academics and athletics together as an avenue for a player to get to where he wants to get to.

“I understand the D‑league has been formed and people say, Well, you can go to the D‑league, but really in essence the way the system is set up, it’s set up that guys have got to go to school. They got to represent. That’s the best way. Right now, probably the most logical way for these guys to pursue a professional career.

“I think you’ll start to see, probably down the road, some things change. I don’t know what the solutions are, I don’t know what the answers are, but I think certainly a lot more can be done for the student‑athletes.”

After a cup of coffee with the Knicks, Coach Donovan was working on Wall Street when Rick Pitino called him to be assistant on his '89-90 Kentucky team.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2014, 03:18:27 pm
AP Top 25 ‏@AP_Top25  4h
FINALS WATCH: Don't like 'one and done'? Take it up with Oscar Robertson http://apne.ws/1jgaDIr  #FinalFour #TheBigO


Big O weighs in on succeed and proceed.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2014, 10:44:10 pm
ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo  12m
Kentucky has reached the National Championship for the 12th time, 2nd-most in NCAA Tournament history.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2014, 09:41:15 am
(http://johnclay.bloginky.com/files/2014/04/kybkcyears.jpg)
http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2014/04/09/kentucky-basketball-year-by-year
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Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2014, 11:29:33 am
Basketball HOF ‏@Hoophall ·Apr 7
Welcome to the #HOF2014 Nolan Richardson, 1994 Naismith, NABC Coach of the Year

Basketball HOF ‏@Hoophall ·Apr 7
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2014! pic.twitter.com/aPzuOVFEs7

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2014, 02:20:18 pm
Number of Teams the SEC placed in the NCAA-T from 1999 Tourney to present with seeds in parentheses:

2014 [3]: Florida (1-overall), Kentucky (Eight), Tennessee (11)

2013 [3]: Florida (3), Mizzou (9), Ole Miss (12)

2012 [4]: UK (1-overall), VU (5), UF (7), Bama (9)

2011 [5]: UF (2), UK (4), VU (5), UT (9), UG (10)

2010 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (4), UT (6), UF (10)

2009 [3]: LSU (Eight), UT (9), MSSt (13)

2008 [6]: UT(2), VU(4), Hogs(Eight), MSt(Eight), UK(11), UGa(14)

2007 [5]: UF(1), UT(5), VU(6), UK (Eight), Hogs (12)

2006 [6]: UT(2), UF(3), LSU(4), Hogs(Eight) ,UK(Eight), Bama(10)

2005 [5]: UK(2), UF(4), Bama (5), LSU (6), MSt (9)

2004 [6]: UK(1), MSt(2), UF(5), VU(6), Bama(Eight), SC(10)

2003 [6]: UK(1-overall), UF(2), MSt(5), LSU(Eight), Bama(10), AU(10)

2002 [6]: Bama(2), UG(3), MSt(3), UK(4), UF(5), OM(9)

2001 [6]: UK(2), OM(3), UF(3), Hogs(7), UG(Eight), UT(Eight)

2000 [6]: LSU(4), UT(4), UF(5), UK(5), AU(7), Hogs(11)
 
1999 [6]: AU(1), UK(3), Hogs(4), UT(4), UF(6), OM(9)

1998 [5]: UK (2), SC (3), OM (4), Hogs (6), Vols (Eight)

1997 [5]: UK (1), SC (2), UGa (3), OM (Eight), VU (10)

1996 [4]: UK (1), State (5), UGa (Eight), Hogs (12)

1995 [5]: UK (1), Hogs (2), State (5), Bama (5), UF (10)

1994 [4]: Hogs (1), UK (3), UF (3), Bama (9)

1993 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (3), Hogs (4), LSU (11)

1992 [4]: UK (2), Hogs (3), Bama (5), LSU (7)


2009 is still the worst year but 2013 came close.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2014, 02:51:05 pm
SEC Coaches total number of Regular Season Conference wins from '91-92 to Present. This balances on-the-court success with ability to sustain a career and a desire to stay with the SEC School over other options.

Coach                 Wins  Avg. Season Seasons
Billy Donovan        192      10.5-6.5   18
Tubby Smith         139      11.6-4.4   12
Rick Stansbury      122        8.7-7.3   14
Kevin Stallings      118        7.7-8.3   15
Nolan Richardson   109        9.9-6.1   11
Mark Gottfried        84        8.0-8.0   10.5
Rick Pitino             80       13.3-2.7    6
Eddie Fogler          77         7.7-8.3   10
John Brady            74         7.1-8.9   10.5
Cliff Ellis               73         7.3-8.7   10
Andy Kennedy        67         8.1-7.9    8
Bruce Pearl            65        10.8-5.2   6
John Calipari          62        12.2-3.8   5
Richard Williams     53         7.6-8.4    7
Rod Barnes            50         6.2-9.8    8
David Hobbs          50         8.3-7.7    6
Anthony Grant        46        8.8-7.2    5
Lon Kruger             44        8.8-7.2    5
Jan van Breda Kolff 43        7.2-8.8    6
Rob Evans              43        7.2-8.8    6
Jerry Green            41       10.2-5.8    4
Dave Odom            41        5.9-10.1   7
Mark Fox                40        7.6-8.4    5


Average season is based on 16 games as most former coaches had only 16 game seasons from '91-'12.

Nolan Richardson won a significant number of SWC games for Arkansas prior to '91-92.

Richard Williams, Rick Pitino, Eddie Fogler, and Lon Kruger all had SEC victories in seasons prior to '91-92.

Tubby Smith's total reflects wins at UGa and UK.
Eddie Fogler's total reflects '91-'02 wins at Vandy and USC.

Billy Donovan, Kevin Stallings, Andy Kennedy, and John Calipari are active SEC coaches.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2014, 03:19:53 pm
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio ·2 hrs
Rick Pitino apparently wrote a letter to a federal judge asking for leniency for Richie Farmer in his sentencing
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 13, 2014, 09:52:31 pm
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Calipari ('10-present)
             2014: 8 seed, NCAA Finals loss to UConn; beat 35-0 Wichita St.
             2012: 1 overall seed, Championship win over Kansas
             2011: 4 seed, Final 4, beat #1 Ohio St., lost to UConn
             2010: 1 Seed, Elite 8 loss to WVU
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2014, 08:49:51 am
No coach in UK history has had a 5-year start to his career as good as John Calipari.   (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/btis-rants-and-ramblings-cals-5-years-where-do-they-rank)

Where does his 5-year stint rank among the best-ever 5-year stretches for UK coaches?

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1. 1946-51 (Coach: Adolph Rupp)
Record: 159-15 (Win%: 91.4)
SEC Record: 58-2
National Championships: 3
Final Fours: 3
SEC Regular Season Championships: 5
SEC Tournament Championships: 4
NCAA Tournament Record: 10-2 (Played in NIT TWICE)

2. 1992-97 (Coach: Rick Pitino)
Record: 154-23 (Win%: 87.0)
SEC Record: 68-12
National Championships: 1
Final Fours: 3
SEC Regular Season Championships: 2
SEC Tournament Championships: 4
NCAA Tournament Record: 19-4

3. 2009-14 (Coach: John Calipari)
Record: 152-37 (Win%: 80.4)
SEC Record: 63-21
National Championships: 1
Final Fours: 3
SEC Regular Season Championships: 2
SEC Tournament Championships: 2
NCAA Tournament Record: 18-3 (Missed Tournament ONCE)

4. 2000-05 (Coach: Tubby Smith)
Record: 133-35 (Win%: 79.2)
SEC Record: 65-15
National Championships: 0
Final Fours: 0
SEC Regular Season Championships: 3
SEC Tournament Championships: 3
NCAA Tournament Record: 11-5 (Missed Tournament NEVER)

5. 1974-79 (Coach: Joe B. Hall)
Record: 121-33 (Win%: 78.6)
SEC Record: 68-22
National Championships: 1
Final Fours: 2
SEC Regular Season Championships: 3
SEC Tournament Championships: 0 (tournament only held in 1979)
NCAA Tournament Record: 11-2 (Missed Tournament TWICE)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2014, 10:33:57 am
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio ·35m
"If the rule goes to two years, I will be at Kentucky "a long time" --- John Calipari
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 15, 2014, 12:58:41 pm
Tennessee (updated)

The Vols have had six coaches spanning the original 12-Team SEC Expansion Era ('91-92 to '13-'14). They will now look for their seventh.

Cuonzo Martin, 42 took the Vol head coaching job after leading the Missouri State Bears for three seasons. He is the fifth D1 coach from the Gene Keady coaching tree. The Vols went 10-6 in the '12 SEC regular season and earned second place via the SEC tie-breaker. Tennessee lost to Middle Tennessee State in the second round of the NIT. The '13 team went 11-7 in SEC play but lost in the opening round of the NIT to Mercer.

Tennessee fans started a petition drive in the midst of the '13-14 season to replace Martin with Bruce Pearl who ended up at Auburn. The team went on a tear as the players noted that they increased their intensity in defense of their coach. Tennesse got by Iowa in the First Four and then made the Sweet Sixteen. Martin was a candidate for the Marquette job as his buyout decreased in half on April 1, 2014. On April 15 it was reported that Cuonzo had taken the Cal Bears job after Mike Montgomery retired.

Martin was 32-20 (61.5%) in SEC play in three seasons.

Bruce Pearl  was coach for six seasons at UT.  In SEC regular season play, Pearl was 65-31 (including his 8-game suspension in '11), a 68% winning percentage. This prorates to a 10.8-5.2 SEC average season.

Pearl took UT to the NCAA-T each season. 2010 was the Vols first Elite Eight appearance in program history. Pearl has also made the Sweet Sixteen twice. Tennessee won the SEC regular season crown in '08 and finished with an overall 31-5 record. The Vols earned a first round SEC bye in Pearl's first four seasons, failing last season in the Elite Eight year. Out of conference road wins were enough to propel UT into the tourney this season.

AD Mike Hamilton made remarks on a radio program that seemed to distract the Vols and after a good start they lost by 30 in their first round game against Michigan in '11.

Pearl was preceded by Buzz Peterson who was Michael Jordan's college roommate. Buzz coached four years at UT. His regular season conference record was 29-35 (45%). This prorates to a 7.25-8.75 average season. Buzz failed to make the NCAA-T and his team was eliminated in the NIT in the first round in two tries.

Jerry Green coached UT for four seasons from '97-98 to '00-01. His regular season conference record was 41-23 (63%) going 12-4 twice. This prorates to a 10-6 average. Green took the Vols to the NCAA-T each season with the Sweet Sixteen being their crowning achievement. At the time it was UT's second Sweet Sixteen appearance ever and first in 19 seasons. Tennessee shared the SEC Regular Season championship in 2000.
 
Current USC Coach Kevin O'Neill coached UT for three seasons and could not get a rebuilding job accomplished. O'Neill was hired after his Marquette team defeated UK in the NCAA-T second round in '94.

O'Neill was 14-24 in SEC regular season play. He made the post season once, a first round elimination in the NIT.

Wade Houston coached at UT for five seasons. He was the first black head coach in a major sport in SEC history. Houston was Denny Crum's long time assistant at UofL and he brought his son Allan who became UT's all-time leading scorer.

Coach Houston's teams failed to make the NCAA-T. They did qualify for the NIT twice. He twice lost 22 games overall and his last season, '93-94 saw a 5-22 record, UT's worst in history.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 15, 2014, 01:36:24 pm
Ben Frederickson ‏@Ben_Fred ·55 secs
Dave Hart said he had offered Cuonzo Martin close to a half a million dollar raise and a 2 year extension. Buyout would have been 1 million.

Ben Frederickson ‏@Ben_Fred ·5 mins
Jordan McRae on the tension between Cuonzo Martin and #Vols fan base pic.twitter.com/F7gcs00N6c

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BlSGsl8IIAA7CXC.jpg)
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Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2014, 08:17:04 am
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 ·15 hrs
#Vols AD Dave Hart hired Anthony Grant at Bama when people said it couldn’t be done. Easy to laugh now but was HUGE at the time. #JustSayin
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2014, 12:20:16 pm
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams  10h
From 1980-90, UT had one coaching change in football and men's hoops (Wade Houston for Don DeVoe). From 1991-present, it has had 9 (4 in FB)

Now 10.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 16, 2014, 12:22:41 pm
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Cuonzo Martin ('12-'14)
             2014: 11 seed (First Four), Sweet Sixteen, lost to Michigan
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 17, 2014, 09:03:52 am
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Billy Donovan ('97-present)
             2014: overall #1 seed, Final Four, lo$t to eventual champ UConn
             2013: 3 seed, Elite 8
             2012: 7 seed, Elite 8 (1st 7 seed since '84 to make Elite Eight)
             2011: 2 seed, Elite 8
             2010: 10 seed, 1st round exit
             2007: 1 seed, National Champion
             2006: 3 seed, National Champion
             2005: 4 seed, 2nd round
             2004: 5 seed, 1st round exit
             2003: 2 seed, 2nd round
             2002: 5 seed, 1st round exit
             2001: 3 seed, 2nd round
             2000: 5 seed, National Finals game
             1999: 6 seed, Sweet 16   
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2014, 03:29:19 pm
MrSEC: Ranking of all 14 SEC jobs as if they were open right now.  We based our selections on facility size (fan support), stability (recent coaching turnover), and overall tradition (titles and tourneys). (http://mrsec.com/2014/04/comes-sec-basketball-jobs-whos-better-whos-best)

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3.  Arkansas

All-time:  29 NCAA tourneys, 6 Final Fours, 1 national title

Last 15 years:  0 Conference titles, 4 head coaches

Arena capacity:  19,200

Upside:  Strong

Arkansas eeks into the three-slot based mainly on what’s happened there in the past, just not in the recent past.  The arena is top-notch and the recruiting base includes Memphis (if a coach can tap into it).  When the Hogs are rolling, a good case can be made that UA becomes a basketball school.  It’s also hard to ignore a place with six Final Fours and a national crown.  There’s plenty of upside in Fayetteville and Jeff Long has shown that he’ll spend whatever cash the Razorbacks’ biggest boosters will give him.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 21, 2014, 04:51:45 pm
Evan Woodbery ‏@TennesseeBeat ·3 hrs
Slive on departure of 3 SEC bb coaches (all black): "One of the things that I take the most pride in is how far we've come on diversity."

Evan Woodbery ‏@TennesseeBeat ·3 hrs
Mike Slive says Bruce Pearl recently came to B'ham to speak with him. "He came to see me. We had a good conversation."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 23, 2014, 12:03:23 pm
Dave Matter @Dave_Matter  ·  18m 
Age range among 13 current SEC head coaches: 42 (Ray) to 55 (Calipari). Average age: 49 years, two months

Dave Matter @Dave_Matter  ·  21m 
Lots of fan/media talk about age with Mizzou coach options. Kim Anderson turns 59 in May; Tim Floyd just turned 60 (continued...

Just for reference, Floyd is younger than Kruger, Pitino, Jim Crews, Huggins. 11 months older than Izzo; five months older than Rick Barnes
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Post by: jbcarol on April 23, 2014, 07:43:53 pm
Marc Weiszer @marcweiszer  ·  4h
Former Georgia coach Dennis Felton and Frank Haith were both assistants under Rick Barnes. Now Felton will work on Haith's staff at Tulsa.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2014, 07:52:10 am
Tennessee (updated)

The Vols have just hired their seventh coach spanning the original 12-Team SEC Expansion Era ('91-92 to '14-'15).

Donnie Tyndall from Southern Mississippi was hired to replace Martin. At his opening presser he acknowledged that he was not Tennessee's first choice.  He looked to his attractive girl friend and noted that he was not her first choice either. In 2006, Tyndall became head coach at his alma mater, Morehead State who had gone 4-23 in the previous season under former UK All-American Kyle Macy. Tyndall personally called season ticket holders to get them back into the fold asking for "one more year."

In August 2010, Tyndall took responsibility for major infractions at Morehead State involving a Jersey booster. The program was placed on two years probation, not including post-season play.

Tyndall's 2011 team with Kenneth Faried upset Louisville in the NCAA Tournament. After the tournament, he went to Southern Mississippi where his teams went 56-17 in two seasons reaching the NIT quarterfinals in both seasons.

In Tyndall's first week on the job, all five of Tennessee's 2014 recruiting class have asked for and received a release from the Vols. One late commit followed Cuonzo Martin to Cal.  Tyndall replaced the losses with several transfers, jucos, and late-signing recruits.

Cuonzo Martin, 42 took the Vol head coaching job after leading the Missouri State Bears for three seasons. He is the fifth D1 coach from the Gene Keady coaching tree. The Vols went 10-6 in the '12 SEC regular season and earned second place via the SEC tie-breaker. Tennessee lost to Middle Tennessee State in the second round of the NIT. The '13 team went 11-7 in SEC play but lost in the opening round of the NIT to Mercer.

Tennessee fans started a petition drive in the midst of the '13-14 season to replace Martin with Bruce Pearl who ended up at Auburn. The team went on a tear as the players noted that they increased their intensity in defense of their coach. Tennesse got by Iowa in the First Four and then made the Sweet Sixteen. Martin was a candidate for the Marquette job as his buyout decreased in half on April 1, 2014. On April 15 it was reported that Cuonzo had taken the Cal Bears job after Mike Montgomery retired.

Martin was 32-20 (61.5%) in SEC play in three seasons.

Bruce Pearl  was coach for six seasons at UT.  In SEC regular season play, Pearl was 65-31 (including his 8-game suspension in '11), a 68% winning percentage. This prorates to a 10.8-5.2 SEC average season.

Pearl took UT to the NCAA-T each season. 2010 was the Vols first Elite Eight appearance in program history. Pearl has also made the Sweet Sixteen twice. Tennessee won the SEC regular season crown in '08 and finished with an overall 31-5 record. The Vols earned a first round SEC bye in Pearl's first four seasons, failing last season in the Elite Eight year. Out of conference road wins were enough to propel UT into the tourney this season.

AD Mike Hamilton made remarks on a radio program that seemed to distract the Vols and after a good start they lost by 30 in their first round game against Michigan in '11.

Pearl was preceded by Buzz Peterson who was Michael Jordan's college roommate. Buzz coached four years at UT. His regular season conference record was 29-35 (45%). This prorates to a 7.25-8.75 average season. Buzz failed to make the NCAA-T and his team was eliminated in the NIT in the first round in two tries.

Jerry Green coached UT for four seasons from '97-98 to '00-01. His regular season conference record was 41-23 (63%) going 12-4 twice. This prorates to a 10-6 average. Green took the Vols to the NCAA-T each season with the Sweet Sixteen being their crowning achievement. At the time it was UT's second Sweet Sixteen appearance ever and first in 19 seasons. Tennessee shared the SEC Regular Season championship in 2000.
 
Current USC Coach Kevin O'Neill coached UT for three seasons and could not get a rebuilding job accomplished. O'Neill was hired after his Marquette team defeated UK in the NCAA-T second round in '94.

O'Neill was 14-24 in SEC regular season play. He made the post season once, a first round elimination in the NIT.

Wade Houston coached at UT for five seasons. He was the first black head coach in a major sport in SEC history. Houston was Denny Crum's long time assistant at UofL and he brought his son Allan who became UT's all-time leading scorer.

Coach Houston's teams failed to make the NCAA-T. They did qualify for the NIT twice. He twice lost 22 games overall and his last season, '93-94 saw a 5-22 record, UT's worst in history.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 27, 2014, 02:44:08 pm
Missouri

In 2011 Miami Coach Frank Haith, 47, took over for Mike Anderson who had taken the Tigers to the Elite Eight and the second round of the NCAA tournament after turning around the program following the Quin Snyder error.

Haith coached Mizzou to a 14-4 mark in the Big 12 but dropped their NCAA opener to Norfolk State. Haith's first SEC season ended tied for fifth at 11-7. Mizzou lost their NCAA opener.  Haith had been subject to a prolonged and bitter NCAA investigation tied to his time at Miami. He seemed to catch a break in 2013 when the NCAA acknowledged wrongdoing in their handling of the case.  Haith was suspended for a few games at the start of the '13-14 season in which Mizzou finished tied for sixth in the SEC and were able to advance to the NIT second round.  Haith left Mizzou for Tulsa after not receiving a contract extension. Haith was noted for heavy reliance on transfer players.

Frank Haith was 20-16 (55.6% or 10-8 on average) in SEC regular season play.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2014, 07:57:21 am
Missouri

Mizzou hired former player and assistant Kim Anderson (born May 12, 1955 in Sedalia). At 6-7, Anderson will match Andy Kennedy as tallest coach in the SEC in '14-15. Anderson played 21 games for the Trail Blazers during the '78-79 season. After a pro playing career in Europe, Anderson was an assistant to Norm Stewart from '82-85 and '91-99, working at Baylor in the interim. After a break from coaching, Anderson became head coach at Central Missouri, winning the DII National Championship in 2014.

In 2011 Miami Coach Frank Haith, 47, took over for Mike Anderson who had taken the Tigers to the Elite Eight and the second round of the NCAA tournament after turning around the program following the Quin Snyder error.

Haith coached Mizzou to a 14-4 mark in the Big 12 but dropped their NCAA opener to Norfolk State. Haith's first SEC season ended tied for fifth at 11-7. Mizzou lost their NCAA opener.  Haith had been subject to a prolonged and bitter NCAA investigation tied to his time at Miami. He seemed to catch a break in 2013 when the NCAA acknowledged wrongdoing in their handling of the case.  Haith was suspended for a few games at the start of the '13-14 season in which Mizzou finished tied for sixth in the SEC and were able to advance to the NIT second round.  Haith left Mizzou for Tulsa after not receiving a contract extension. Haith was noted for heavy reliance on transfer players.

Frank Haith was 20-16 (55.6% or 10-8 on average) in SEC regular season play.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2014, 04:13:46 pm
After the last shoe drops it's:

Kim Anderson
Mike Anderson     
John Calipari
Billy Donovan
Mark Fox
Anthony Grant
Johnny Jones         
Andy Kennedy
Billy Kennedy
Frank Martin
Bruce Pearl
Rick Ray               
Kevin Stallings
Donnie Tyndall
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2014, 08:28:43 am
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Bruce
Pearl 2011: 9 seed, first round 30 point loss to Michigan
        2010: 6 Seed, Elite 8
        2009: 9 Seed, 1st round loss
        2008: 2 seed, Sweet 16
        2007: 5 seed, Sweet 16
        2006: 2 seed, 2nd round
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 11, 2014, 10:07:36 pm
A&M hired Rick Stansbury as an assistant coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2014, 03:30:45 pm
This season Billy Donovan will become only the seventh coach to lead an SEC team for 15 consecutive seasons ever.

Of the SEC's all-time leaders in regular season conference wins, only the following would have averaged at least 10-6 (62.5%) during their career beyond those already mentioned.

Rupp, UK, 397 SEC regular season wins, 84.1%
Mears, UT, 182, 70.5%
Hall, UK, 172, 73.5%
Skinner, Vandy, 171, 63.8%
Crisp, Bama, 112, 64.7%

A 10-6 conference average sustained over a period of years is rare in the SEC. Apart from the "UK Effect" it is extremely rare.

Kevin Stallings became the eighth basketball coach to lead an SEC program for 15 consecutive seasons in '13-14.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 19, 2014, 08:21:28 am
Story: The college basketball head coaching carousel whirls round and round. Darrin Horn continues to wait for an invitation to reboard. (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/05/17/3247432/mark-story-darrin-horn-still-looking.html)

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In what should be some of the prime years of his coaching life, the 41-year-old Horn is instead learning the ropes of television as a college hoops analyst for ESPN.

"My goals haven't changed," Horn said last week. "I still want to coach, still want to be a head coach."

With all but a smattering of this offseason's college hoops vacancies filled, it seems all but certain that Horn will not be head coaching in 2014-15.

"I'll be back with ESPN next year," he said. "I've got a contract and I'll have an expanded presence from what I've been doing. So I'm excited about that."

After Horn was fired at South Carolina with a 60-63 record over four years, he made the decision not to stay in college coaching as an assistant. Instead, he and his family, wife Carla, daughter Caroline, son Walker, moved back to Darrin's hometown of Lexington.

"I'm still not ready to take an assistant's role yet," Horn said. "My kids are 13 and (will turn) 11 on Monday. You go back in as an assistant, you don't know how many times you're looking at moving (your kids) in a few short years. The other thing, I liked being the head coach, running your own program."

Being on ESPN allows Horn to maintain visibility in college hoops. With ESPN set to launch the SEC Network later this year, Horn would seem a natural fit for that platform. The ESPN analyst previously most identified with the SEC, Jimmy Dykes, left to become the new women's head basketball coach at Arkansas.

"I think that's a possibility," Horn said of the SEC Network. "There's no Jimmy Dykes. I'm the most familiar with the league they've got who's not 55, 60 years old."

It is hard not to contrast the approach Horn has taken post-South Carolina to the course John Pelphrey chose after he was fired as head coach at Arkansas following the 2010-11 season. The ex-Kentucky forward, a longtime Billy Donovan aide at Florida before starting his head coaching career at South Alabama in 2002-03, went back to the Gators as an assistant.

Which path is best if the goal is making it back as a college head coach?

Horn is trying to replicate what Steve Lavin did after he was fired at UCLA in 2003.

Pelphrey should draw inspiration from Doc Sadler.

What had to be dispiriting this year for both Horn and Pelphrey, 45, is that their names did not appear to get much traction for openings at schools such as Marshall or Southern Miss...

Horn led Western to the NCAA round of 16 in 2008.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2014, 09:19:14 am
SI: Bruce Pearl, Steve Wojciechowski among best hires of college basketball offseason

A rating of each according to the very scientific system of zero-to-three Pete Bells – the fictional coach portrayed by Nick Nolte in the 1994 classic Blue Chips (http://college-basketball.si.com/2014/05/20/bruce-pearl-steve-wojciechowski-best-coaching-hires)

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Auburn: Bruce Pearl
When a school does as well as it can hope to do in its search for a coach, that search is a success. So it is at Auburn, which is desperate enough for Pearl’s energy, acumen and brand name that it can hope his NCAA transgression days are behind him. Pearl should be able to parlay his TV profile and track record (.704 winning percentage at Tennessee, six NCAA tournament berths including one Elite Eight trip) into recruiting advantages, and it’s not like climbing into the upper echelon of the SEC should be all that tough.
RATING: THREE

California: Cuonzo Martin
Martin has one NCAA tournament appearance and zero connections to the West Coast, and now he plunges into a Pac-12 that has tremendous talent on the court and on the sidelines. There’s something tenuous about a school finding a coach only because he was desperate to leave his previous job, especially when that coach’s track record isn’t overwhelming...
RATING: ONE

Missouri: Kim Anderson
Fair enough, to take a chance on a former player and assistant with the idea that he may be the next Bo Ryan. Anderson is fresh off winning nearly 75 percent of his games at Central Missouri and took home a a Division II national championship this spring. The background with the school won’t count for much, though, if the wins don’t follow. Retaining associate head coach Tim Fuller was a solid first step. Restocking a roster hit by the early NBA departures of Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson is the next one.
RATING: TWO

South Florida: Orlando Antigua
The program has made one NCAA tournament since 1992 and posted losing records in three of the last four years under the departed Stan Heath. It’s a classic leap-of-faith hire: A 41-year-old first-time head coach with energy and an apprenticeship at Kentucky under John Calipari to boot. Antigua will have local talent to pursue; there were five top 35 prospects from Florida in the Class of 2014, per Rivals.com...
RATING: TWO

Tennessee: Donnie Tyndall
Tennessee spent less on basketball in 2012-13 than DePaul did, according to Department of Education figures. That’s not the commitment befitting a top job in the SEC, let alone the country. But Tyndall has the personality and the ties to the Southeast to overcome that, and he can coach, coming off 27- and 29-win seasons at Southern Miss. His rapid work luring recruits and transfers should be an auspicious sign that he can roll up his sleeves and get work done when needed...
RATING: TWO

Tulsa: Frank Haith
First Haith ran fast from Miami, where he encountered some pretty significant NCAA troubles, and then he ran fast from Missouri, where he was losing his top players and the heat was soon to follow after two NCAA first-round losses and an NIT bid in his three seasons. There’s not a lot to suggest he’s a terrific coach, but at least Tulsa can point to his career .614 winning percentage at two big-conference schools...
RATING: 1.5

SEC's former and new coaches
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2014, 09:34:16 am
Brandon Marcello @bmarcello  ·  18h
RT @KevinScarbinsky: Like Gus Malzahn, Bruce Pearl has rallied Auburn without winning a game. http://ow.ly/xjIIB

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It's not unusual for a new coach - who's on the scene because the old coach failed - to do everything he can to bring a splintered program back together.

One of the standard moves in that regard is the athletic equivalent of a family reunion: A letterman's weekend.

He's inviting former coaches, too. Head coaches and assistants. One example: Cliff Ellis, who was let go by Auburn after the 2004 season but still has fond memories of his time on the Plains, is trying to work it into his schedule in his current job as the Coastal Carolina coach.

"We've got to heal," Pearl said Tuesday at the SEC spring meeting. "We've been through too many coaches and too many staffs, and so the way to do that is you invite the managers back, you invite the assistant coaches back, the guys that care about Auburn basketball. It is the Auburn family, but the family's been broken up so much that it's not healthy.

"We'll invite 'em back and some will come, and we'll keep inviting them back and then I've got to do something. I've got to do something that they can be proud of."

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2014, 09:52:02 am
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  1h
Florida men's basketball coach Billy Donovan turns 49 today.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2014, 08:25:38 am
Has former UK coach Joe B. Hall benefited from time? (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/btis-rants-and-ramblings-has-joe-b-hall-benefited-from-time)

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It’s interesting to me that since Adolph Rupp left UK, the 6 coaches that have coached the team since that time can be grouped into 3 categories: the highly successful (Pitino and Calipari), the disastrous (Sutton and Gillispie) and the consistent forces (Hall and Smith).  Joe B. Hall and Tubby Smith both won a national title, multiple SEC titles, and consistently won over 20 games a year.  But if you asked fans today, I think the overall opinion of the 2 men would be somewhat different.

What is the main difference between the 2 coaches in my opinion?  Hall hasn’t been the coach for 30 years and Smith just 7 years.  And Hall has remained in the Kentucky area, keeping a presence in the program even after his retirement.  He struck a master stroke in starting a radio show with former UL coach Denny Crum that can be heard throughout the state.  And his familiar accent and knowledge of UK history has endeared him to many fans forever.  You won’t find many Kentucky fans who have a negative word to say about Hall.  You certainly would find a few that would about Smith.

So is it just the length of time that Hall has been away from the sidelines that has softened some of the edges in his career?  Or is it his connections for the many years before becoming UK coach and remaining around after his retirement that has eliminated any negatives?  John Calipari has really seemed to embrace Hall, even allowing him to coach one of the teams during the alumni game.  It was something that Gillespie never seemed to do and irked many fans.  I just wonder after Tubby’s retirement, if a coach attempts to bring him back into the program, would he be embraced as much as Hall?

Consider that Hall won 297 games in 13 season, Smith 263 in 10 years.  Hall had 4 10-loss seasons and Smith had 5.  But Smith never won less than 22 games while Hall did that 5 times, including a 13-13 season.  Hell, if any coach goes 13-13 at Kentucky these days, they are probably exiting stage left with a pink slip.  Each guy finished in the Top 10 of the Final Top 25 poll 5 times.
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Post by: jbcarol on June 04, 2014, 10:02:29 am
Florida hung a new banner next to the national championship banners hanging in the rafters of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on Tuesday, commemorating the Gators' trip to the Final Four in 2014. The banner joins Florida's banners for Final Four appearances in 1994 and 2000, as well as the national title banners from the 2006 and 2007 seasons.  (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Florida-hangs-Final-Four-banner-in-ODome-28949311)
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Post by: jbcarol on June 06, 2014, 08:18:00 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  13h
Rich get richer as John Calipari's new Kentucky deal puts him in Nick Saban country. http://ow.ly/xGznX
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Post by: jbcarol on June 10, 2014, 09:38:28 am
John Clay: Before John Calipari signed a new deal with Kentucky last week, he was in “deep” negotiations with the Cleveland Cavaliers to become team president and head coach.

So this obviously means that Calipari is not going to the NBA, right?

In fact, it means very little. (http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2014/06/09/on-john-calipari-and-that-cavaliers-report)

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At the Final Four, when asked about Rex Chapman’s tweet saying it was a “done deal” that Calipari was leaving UK for the Lakers, Calipari dismissed the report out of hand. The next week, he said he had no intention of leaving Kentucky.

On May 1, Calipari tweeted: “Before it starts, I’m totally committed to helping this group of young men reach their dreams. I wouldn’t and couldn’t leave this group!”

And yet, according to Yahoo, a month later, he thought seriously about leaving Kentucky for the Cavaliers.

I still think there is a part of Calipari that wants to prove that he can succeed in the NBA. He loves proving people wrong, and after being fired by the Nets in his only pro coaching job, Calipari would no doubt love to show the basketball world that the Nets made a mistake.

I also think that despite all its benefits, the Kentucky coaching job is a taxing existence. And Calipari does everything at UK full-on: recruiting, media, camps, promotions. He’s rarely on break. Add to that the constant merry-go-round of the one-and-dones.

It’s not out of the question that down the road, he would either want a break or become restless for something else.

The guess here is that there were too many question marks with Cleveland...

Proposes that Kentucky is the safer bet ... for now.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2014, 07:32:45 am
Billy Donovan of Florida, Ben Howland - who is currently out out coaching - and John Beilein of Michigan do the best job of preparing their players for the NBA according to a blog by ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Goodman surveyed NBA executives and asked them which college coaches they felt prepared their players best for the next level. (http://247sports.com/Bolt/NBA-execs-say-which-college-coaches-prepare-players-best-29088183)

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1. Billy Donovan, Florida
2. Ben Howland
3. John Beilein, Michigan
4. Tom Izzo, Michigan State
5. Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State
6. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke
7. Bill Self, Kansas
8. Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech
9. Rick Pitino, Louisville
10. John Calipari, Kentucky
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2014, 05:06:23 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  21h
Billy D-coached Team USA now 2-0 in FIBA U-18 Americas tourney after 100-46 win over Mexico.
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Post by: jbcarol on June 24, 2014, 08:52:31 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  18m
Billy D wins gold again, leading Team USA to a 113-79 win over Canada in title game of FIBA Americas 18-under tournament.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2014, 09:08:56 am
College basketball coaches draft: Who would you pick to lead your team? (http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24596512/college-basketball-coaches-draft-who-would-you-pick-to-lead-your-team)

Calipari and Donovan taken in the Top Six representing the SEC out of 24 total with some "out of the box" picks like Brad Stevens.
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Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2014, 12:56:58 pm
Bruce Pearl still has a voicemail Charles Barkley left him over 7 years ago
 (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/06/auburns_bruce_pearl_still_has.html)

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"Don't get me emotional about this, but the truth of the matter is he called our basketball office one day," Pearl said. "He says, 'Coach Pearl, this is Charles Barkley, you do not need to call me back. I've just been watching your teams play and I love the way you coach and I love the way your teams play.'"
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Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2014, 08:16:47 am
Steve Walentik @Steve_Walentik  ·  18h

SEC's new basketball coaches working overtime - Columbia Daily Tribune http://m.columbiatribune.com/sports/mu_basketball/sec-s-new-basketball-coaches-working-overtime/article_2e3ca58e-6fe0-5ea7-a718-12a86a8fdd13.html …

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The to-do list is long when a coach takes over a program, as the Southeastern Conference’s three new leaders — Kim Anderson at Missouri, Bruce Pearl at Auburn and Donnie Tyndall at Tennessee — have been reminded this spring.

Anderson has checked off tasks during his first two months in charge at his alma mater. Just last week, he finalized his crew of coaches with the hiring of Huntington Prep Coach Rob Fulford as MU’s newest assistant.

He’s also been successful restocking the Tigers’ roster, convincing top recruits Jakeenan Gant and Namon Wright to honor the scholarships they signed with his predecessor, Frank Haith, and adding needed depth to the perimeter by signing Dallas-area freshman D’Angelo Allen and Hawaii transfer Keith Shamburger...

Auburn fans didn’t need any convincing to be excited by Pearl...

Pearl has impressed fans by bringing in three high-profile transfers...



Tyndall — whose Southern Mississippi team eliminated Missouri from the second round of last season’s National Invitation Tournament — faces a tougher challenge, at least initially, than Anderson or Pearl. For starters, Volunteers fans are less likely to be patient because they just got finished waiting three years under Cuonzo Martin before the team returned to the NCAA Tournament and went to the Sweet 16.

Tyndall’s roster looks almost nothing like the one that went on that charge in March. Tennessee only has four returning players — with Josh Richardson and Armani "Ronnie" Moore the only two who saw regular playing time last season.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2014, 12:23:20 pm
ESPN College BBall @ESPNCBB  ·  2h
No. 3 Tom Izzo: Final Fours are almost expected at Michigan State. That's how good Izzo has been: http://es.pn/1iXLS6Q

Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  2h
Have a feeling it will go to Calipari based on three FFs, one NC in last four years, but we'll see. Billy D 5-8 head-to-head v Cal.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 03, 2014, 08:45:55 am
Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  14m
ESPN names John Calipari the second best coach in college basketball...Billy Donovan picked as #1

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2014, 09:44:46 pm
Seth Greenberg @SethOnHoops  ·  Jul 4
Billy the Kid and @UKCoachCalipari top out list of coaches. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11172042 …
 ESPN

(https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBh3aHR0cDovL2EuZXNwbmNkbi5jb20vbWVkaWEvbW90aW9uLzIwMTQvMDcwMy9kbV8xNDA3MDNfbmNiX2NvYWNoX3JhbmtpbmdfMV9hbmRfMi9kbV8xNDA3MDNfbmNiX2NvYWNoX3JhbmtpbmdfMV9hbmRfMi5qcGcUwAcUnAQAFgASAA&s=m_LX6eKzxp9v7B_IT9mEcsJtNt2-NJsIVmXS2vnDn5Y)
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Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2014, 12:01:33 pm
Clay Travis @ClayTravisBGID  ·  6m

Remember Coach Cal turned down $80 million to coach the Cavs. Think he'd like a redo right now?


Johnny Manziel @JManziel2  ·  18m

YESSSSSSSS!! Couldn't be happier for my guy @KingJames and the @cavs #Cleveland
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2014, 10:30:46 am
Joel-Hans Embiid        ✔ @JoelEmbiid

At least the SIXERS finished second in the pursuit of the dude.... still have better recruiting skills than kentuckys coach #EMB11D
2:23 PM - 11 Jul 2014
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Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2014, 11:38:23 am
Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred  ·  17h
Today's clip file blast from the past: #Vols freshman Allan Houston and his dad, UT Coach Wade Houston. 1989.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsTNERKCUAAM6o8.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2014, 12:08:55 pm
Auburn agrees to three-game deal that will bring former coach Cliff Ellis, Coastal Carolina to Auburn (http://www.al.com/auburnbasketball/index.ssf/2014/07/auburn_agrees_to_three-game_de.html)

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The game serves as a homecoming for Ellis, who led the Tigers to three NCAA Tournaments and a Sweet 16 appearance in 1999. Auburn will honor Ellis and the 1999 team with a ceremony at the game, Pearl said.

"It's going to be strange because I'll be on a different sideline and it'll be the only time I pull against Auburn because I do want to get it back going," Ellis said Friday of the Tigers' program, which hasn't reached the NCAA Tournament since Ellis did it in 2003. "I do want that. At the same point in time, everything needs to be united. I want our players to feel good."

The idea for the game came from Pearl, who hosted dozens of former coaches and players at a basketball reunion in late June.

Ellis resigned at the end of the 2003-04 season with a 186-125 record in 10 seasons at Auburn. His best season was with the 1998-99 squad that finished 29-4 and won the SEC title with Chris Porter leading the way.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 05, 2014, 10:10:44 am
Coach Richardson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Scroll through the white dots to learn more about his career. (Available via link) (http://www.masslive.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/08/2014_hall_of_fame_inductee_nol.html)

(http://imgick.masslive.com/home/mass-media/width620/img/sports_impact/photo/screen-shot-2014-08-04-at-113410-ampng-8b72c18d5231023e.png)
 (Ed Reinke / Associated Press)

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2014, 05:57:36 pm
Bruce Pearl @coachbrucepearl  ·  Jul 31

Remembering the family of former @AuburnMBB head coach Tommy Joe Eagles as yesterday marked 20 yrs since his sudden passing. #WonderfulMan


SEC Co-Coach of the Year as voted by the coaches in 1990.
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Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2014, 04:30:44 pm
Michael Bonner @MikeBBonner  ·  3h

MSU announces former coach Richard Williams will join Jim Ellis on basketball broadcasts this year. Bart Gregory will call SECN games.
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Post by: jbcarol on August 17, 2014, 05:02:33 pm
Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  4h
Calipari talks about whether UK will be his last job http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/calipari-tells-the-courier-journal-he-couldnt-leave-kentucky-even-for-lebron-james/ …

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Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2014, 02:57:21 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  1h

John Calipari poses as caller to dispute radio host's assessment of his coaching | http://ow.ly/AAb3S
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 23, 2014, 05:48:03 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  2h
FYI, Billy Donovan needs 14 wins this season to reach 500 career wins. Should get it some time in January.

Earliest Donovan could get win number 500 would be SEC opener on Jan. 7 at South Carolina.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2014, 08:53:29 am
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN  ·  18h

Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy receives two-year contract extension that goes through 2018.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: NaturalStateReb on September 04, 2014, 09:32:10 am
Total number of SEC teams to make the NCAA-T in '13/14?

Over/Under 4.5?

I'll take the under based on recent history.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2014, 08:47:45 am
Ben Roberts @NextCats  ·  10 hours ago
In other Madness news: Tubby took a tumble at Tech tonight http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24756967/video-tubby-smith-falls-off-of-motorcycle-dressed-as-shaft …

VIDEO: Tubby Smith falls off of motorcycle dressed as Shaft

(video accessible via link) (http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24756967/video-tubby-smith-falls-off-of-motorcycle-dressed-as-shaft)

Vaughts' Views @vaughtsviews  ·  10 hours ago
Way too old for that RT @gatorhoops: Love Tubby but what is he trying to do riding a motorcycle?
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Post by: jbcarol on October 19, 2014, 07:36:03 pm
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN  ·  Oct 18
Some good photos last night. Here's one of Mark Gottfried on Throwback Night -- looking like Norm Sloan.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0PnyTDIQAIg8Ew.jpg:large)
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Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2014, 07:37:04 am
Ben Roberts @NextCats  ·  10 hours ago
In other Madness news: Tubby took a tumble at Tech tonight http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24756967/video-tubby-smith-falls-off-of-motorcycle-dressed-as-shaft …

VIDEO: Tubby Smith falls off of motorcycle dressed as Shaft

(video accessible via link) (http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24756967/video-tubby-smith-falls-off-of-motorcycle-dressed-as-shaft)

Vaughts' Views @vaughtsviews  ·  10 hours ago
Way too old for that RT @gatorhoops: Love Tubby but what is he trying to do riding a motorcycle?

Jay Dean @jpdII24

Last night Tubby started out Shaft, ended up Bobby Petrino. @KySportsRadio #BBN
12:16 PM - 18 Oct 2014
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2014, 10:11:29 am
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  20 hours ago

Pearl said it would be "an honor" to be on losing end of Billy D's 500th win. Could happen. BD 14 shy of 500 and Auburn 16th game on sked.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2014, 08:50:08 pm
Ross Dellenger @DellengerAdv  ·  Oct 22
Johnny Jones' 36% raise pushes his yearly salary to $1.5M. The $400,000 raise will come from #LSU athletic revenue - http://bit.ly/1tfIVlj
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2014, 01:38:09 pm
Bunkie Perkins @BunkiePerkins  ·  Oct 31
"I didn't think much of Andy first time I laid eyes on him; looked like a stiff breeze would blow him over" ”

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 02, 2014, 08:19:22 am
Obligatory hot seat note

The consensus has Alabama Coach Anthony Grant on the metaphorical hot seat this season. In his five seasons at Alabama, there has been one NCAA Tournament appearance and no NCAA Tournament victories. Alabama's 13-19 record last season was the program's worst since 1970-71 (10-16). Close (10 losses by eight points or less) didn't help much. (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/11/02/3514704/sizing-up-the-sec-coaches-defend.html)

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Kevin Stallings needs eight victories to reach 300 at Vanderbilt. Only six coaches have won 300 or more games for SEC programs: Adolph Rupp (875 for Kentucky), Billy Donovan (451 for Florida), Dale Brown (448 for LSU), Harry Robenhorst (340 for LSU), C.M. Newton (340 for Alabama and Vanderbilt) and Tubby Smith (308 for Georgia and Kentucky).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2014, 02:20:09 pm
Kate Hairopoulos @khairopoulos  ·  20 hours ago

ICYMI in rest of day's hubbub, Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Kennedy's 2-yr contract extension is mostly cosmetic: http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/11/texas-am-basketball-coach-billy-kennedys-contract-extension-doesnt-add-much.html/ …

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Kennedy will have no buyout to pay to Texas A&M, according to the document, if he chooses to leave after the 2015-2016 is completed. If he leaves before then of his own choosing to take another job, he’d owe $500,000.

If A&M were to fire Kennedy without cause (based on win-loss record) after this season, the University would owe him about $750,000 through May 15, 2016.  If he were to be terminated after May 15, 2016, A&M has no obligation to continue paying him.

There is hope Kennedy could be turning the corner at A&M – he is 50-49 overall and the Aggies haven’t reached the NCAA Tournament or NIT in Kennedy’s first three seasons. But Kennedy has appeared to pull together one of the nation’s top recruiting classes for next season, loaded with Dallas-area players,with early signing day Wednesday...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2014, 04:11:36 pm
Brandon Marcello @bmarcello  ·  16 hours ago
. @coachbrucepearl makes long-awaited return to coaching, gets call from @CoachGusMalzahn http://ow.ly/DZROb 

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Bruce Pearl's official return to the bench is a week away, but the first-year Auburn coach greased his coaching gears with an exhibition victory Friday.

Pearl had a bit of hitch in his step three days following back surgery to repair a disc in his back, but the fiery coach's first game on the sidelines in three years proved to be exciting for the coach, even if he was grinding through pain.

"The last two days you don't realize how much a creature of habit you are," Pearl said. "Some of the old routines about what it's like the day before, the night before, the day of. What it's like in the locker room. I'm not superstitious, I'm just consistent."

An announced crowd of 8,523 watched Pearl roam the sidelines, stomp his feet, yell, sweat and limp as his Tigers pulled off a 94-58 victory against West Alabama. It was a warm-up game for Pearl and his team, which lacks size and could struggle in the paint most of the season, but the long-awaited return to the bench was special for Pearl.

It had been more than three years since he coached a game following his firing at Tennessee and subsequent three-year show-cause penalty from the NCAA. He'll coach a game that matters in the season opener against Milwaukee on Nov. 14.

Before the exhibition Friday, Gus Malzahn called Pearl to wish him luck.

"I can't tell you how much it meant that Gus reached out," Pearl said. "I just can't tell 'ya because, as a coach, he knew. It didn't matter if it was an exhibition game. It didn't matter what kind of a game we were playing. He knew it was my first game back in a few years, so I can't tell you how much that meant to me."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2014, 07:22:39 am
Patrick Brown @patrickbrownTFP  ·  9 hours ago
Your first former-Tennessee-hoops-coach update of the season: Cal up 18 on Alcorn State and Auburn down 3 to Milwaukee, both at half.

After trailing by 12 in the second half, Auburn went on to win.

Cal Bears won 91-57 in Cuonzo Martin's debut.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 07:47:34 am
Don DeVoe is a man with strong opinions, and he’s not afraid to share.

The former Tennessee men’s basketball coach (1978-89) isn’t a fan of Bruce Pearl and questions Auburn’s character for giving the former UT coach another chance. (http://www.knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/basketball/former-vols-coach-don-devoe-supporting-donnie-tyndall-as-ncaa-seeks-facts_14352195)

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“I hope Tennessee drills him,” DeVoe said of Pearl’s return to Knoxville this season on Jan. 31.

He believes former UT coach Cuonzo Martin leaving for Cal after last season was a win-win for Martin and Knoxville because, for whatever reason, the relationship between the two had reached the point of no return.

But ask DeVoe for his take on the NCAA’s interest in first-year Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall and his former Southern Miss program, and DeVoe offers a much more neutral response.

He thinks Vols fans should join him on the fence for now.

“It’s just really important for everybody to take a step back, get a breath of fresh air and let the chips fall where they are,” DeVoe told the News Sentinel on Friday. “This young man has a great opportunity, and the program has a great opportunity, because he is a proven winner. They have to give him a chance to get the program headed in the right direction. I think we just need to wait and see what really, and truly, the allegations are, then take it from there.”

DeVoe retired to Annapolis, Md., but still keeps a home in Knoxville.

DeVoe will tell you the UT job is the best in the SEC. He also will tell you the idea that bending NCAA rules is a must in order to win is false. He can cite his record at UT (204-137) and the Vols’ nine postseason appearances in his 11 seasons as proof.

For this reason, the subject of Pearl, who was dismissed in 2011 after lying to NCAA investigators, still fires him up.

“Not only did he (Pearl) embarrass himself and his staff, he embarrassed the university and the state,” DeVoe said. “And there are a lot of people who don’t understand that.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 02:44:57 pm
Matt Jones gave a pattern for Kentucky basketball coaches: Great - Good - Drunk -- Repeat

Coach Rupp (great), Joe B. Hall (good), Eddie ...

Rick (great), Tubby (good), Billy ...

Controversy over fans running off Calipari and following up with good and then drunk coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2014, 09:02:24 pm
Randy Rosetta @RandyRosetta  ·  30 minutes ago
Will repeat about Tubby Smith what I said last year: He is totally at ease now compared to when I dealt with him at Kentucky.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2014, 08:52:03 am
Gary Parrish @GaryParrishCBS  ·  10 hours ago

The NCAA Tournament is a crapshoot. It’s a single-elimination event of 40-minute games. Literally anything can happen in that thing. ...

… But, like Billy Donovan once said, if you keep giving yourself chances, eventually you’ll bust through for one reason or another. …

… By the way, Billy was eliminated in the opening weekend 5 straight years. Then he won a title. Then another. And now he’s a Hall of Famer.

Also worth noting: A borderline Top 25 team won the national championship last season. College basketball’s postseason is fun but silly.


Started as an internet conversation on Gonzaga breaking through in '14-15.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 22, 2014, 07:20:22 am
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  8 hours ago
With 5-point win tonight [in OT over UL-Monroe], Billy D improved to 66-79 at Florida in games decided by 5 pts or less. #Gators
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2014, 06:45:11 pm
Randy Rosetta @RandyRosetta  ·  8 hours ago
Rendered humble & speechless, LSU legend Dale Brown is ready to join the elite  http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2014/11/humbled_and_speechless_lsu_leg.html …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --The Russians were coming. And at that point and time, those words carried an awfully power meaning.

If there was anybody qualified to get a basketball team ready for a game, or perhaps much more, against the U.S.S.R. in the late 1970s, former LSU coach Dale Brown had shown over and over that he was that man.

In fact, Brown's skills as a motivator were in full bloom well before that November night in Baton Rouge in 1977 and he hasn't let up off the accelerator since then.

Not in 25 years as the most successful basketball coach in Tigers history and not in the nearly 18 years since he walked away from the job that Brown says he knows he was meant to hold.

On Sunday night, Brown joins a pantheon of legends he had no intention or inkling that he would ever be included among.

The North Dakota native and LSU legend will be part of the ninth class inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame with a notable crew that includes Tiger and NBA megastar Shaquille O'Neal. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and is scheduled to be televised by ESNPU.

No matter who you ask with connections to the 79-year-old Brown -- and once you have a connection, it never really goes away -- they have stories to tell.

New Orleans native Jordy Hultberg's favorite was about that night when the Russians were coming.

Hultberg played for LSU from 1976-80 and then stuck around as an assistant coach for three more seasons. Now a radio and TV personality in the Baton Rouge area, Hultberg says his relationship with his former coach has gotten stronger through the years.

That night in 1977, though, Hultberg was just one of a crew of young players that Brown masterfully got revved up the way perhaps only he could.

It began as a normal pre-game speech with Brown calling his team together and demanding their eyes on him. Then the gesturing and demonstrative faces began.

"He reminded us that we were playing the Russians and that were Communists and believed everybody else should be Communists," Hultberg said. "His voice started rising and he said 'If we don't win this game, it will just be another notch in their belt and they will creep closer to spreading Communism all over the world. This is not about you or playing for your team or for LSU or you're your state. Tonight you're playing for the United States of America and our way of life. This is our way of telling the Communists that you're not coming here anymore.' We were all quiet and wide-eyed and ready to play. Man, he had us all fired up."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2014, 07:53:19 pm
“I don’t like to see any team struggle like that,” Pitino said. “I really don’t. We tried everything. I played four white guys and an Egyptian.” (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/11/25/rick-pitino-on-blow-out-win-we-played-four-white-guys-and-an-egyptian)

No. 6 Louisville beat down Savannah State on Monday night.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2014, 08:37:49 am
Former UK Coach Joe B. Hall turns 86 Sunday (today).

"I'm 10 years older than Adolph (Rupp) was when he passed," he said. "That's amazing."

Hall noted how the aging process brings challenges.

"I tell you, it wears on you," he said. "Old age is not for the weak at heart." (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/11/29/3566103_uk-basketball-notebook-joe-b-hall.html)

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Joe B. Hall, who turns 86 Sunday (today), scrimmaged against the Fabulous Five. (We'll pause to let that sink in.)

His preseason conditioning program, then an innovation for Kentucky, sharpened Rupp's Runts.

He recruited Dan Issel.

He coached the 1978 national championship team.

It's extremely early to make historic judgments. But who better than Hall to compare and contrast the current Kentucky team with its storied predecessors?

...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2014, 06:50:12 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  3 hours ago
If Bruce Pearl wins SEC title at Auburn, Cliff Ellis will 'kiss his ring' http://ow.ly/FnVdx

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Cliff Ellis watched Auburn fall apart at the seams following his departure in 2004.

An 11-year absence from the NCAA Tournament followed, and it's not something the former Auburn coach believed would happen. Auburn is a tough place to win on the basketball court, Ellis said, but it's not necessarily impossible.

Ten years later, Ellis returns to Auburn as Coastal Carolina's coach. The teams will tip off Friday at 8 p.m.inside Auburn Arena, where Ellis and his 1999 team will be honored before and during the game.

It's at Coastal Carolina where Ellis rebounded and led the Chanticleers to the NCAA Tournament last season -- one more appearance than any Auburn team since Ellis was fired as the Tigers' coach in 2004.

"The last 10 years have been a slide and when you've put a lot into the program and you see all the money put into the facility -- all the money that they've paid these coaches, and we're talking millions and millions and millions of dollars -- it's been bad business," Ellis said of Auburn's postseason futility in recent years. "No matter how you cut it it's been bad business. It's time to change that and I think Bruce (Pearl) will change that."

Auburn opened Auburn Arena at a cost of $86 million in 2010. They have gone through two coaches, too, since Ellis' departure, spending $3.9 million in buyouts to Jeff Lebo and Tony Barbee. Now Pearl arrives on the Plains looking to drive the Tigers away from recent history. A repeat of past success, Pearl hopes, is on the horizon.

Will it be difficult? You bet it will, Ellis said.

"I will say this, and I hope it's Bruce, the next guy who wins the regular-season championship, I will kiss his ring because I know how hard it is, and I think people associated with the program know how hard it is," he said.

Ellis finished his Auburn career with three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the Sweet 16 in and a regular-season SEC title in 1999...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2014, 10:00:01 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  12 hours ago
Cliff Ellis, Coastal Carolina come back to steal game from Auburn in second half http://s.al.com/CnPFRjc

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Former Auburn coach Cliff Ellis, now at the helm of Coastal Carolina, returned to his old stomping grounds to a standing ovation, leaned down and kissed center court when he was announced right before tip-off.

And then Ellis stole one from Bruce Pearl and his old team.

Frustrated and trailing all night in the face of a tough Auburn defense, Coastal Carolina came roaring back with a second-half run and knocked off the Tigers 58-54 on Friday night.

"You know, right now, the last two days has been a lot, so I'm very tired, and very thankful," Ellis said. "I think it'll sink in how good this is a day or two from now."

Ellis' return came at the expense of an Auburn team that failed to finish off its second straight game and has dropped three of its last four...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2014, 07:00:09 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  21 hours ago
Updated, Florida puts together full 40-minute effort in 85-47 rout of Yale - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20141208/ARTICLES/141209663?tc=cr …

Yale had just defeated UConn in an intrastate battle.

Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  22 hours ago
Tonight was Billy D's 490th career win, 10 shy of 500.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2014, 10:30:03 am
By comparison Bruce Pearl has 465 career wins (465-149) including his time at Southern Indiana.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2014, 06:57:03 am
Happy birthday...

To Jan van Breda Kolff. The former Vandy coach turns 63 on Tuesday. ... To Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson. He turned 55 on Friday. ... To Stan Heath. The former Arkansas coach turns 50 on Wednesday. (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/13/3592092/uk-notebook-poythress-faces-another.html)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2014, 08:22:37 am
Adam Sparks @AdamSparks  ·  23 hours ago
Check out Q&A w/ @VandyMBB coach Kevin Stallings http://on.jconline.com/1zj38Ia  from Purdue beat writer @nbairdjc

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Q: You've spent 15 years in the SEC. Did you bring any of your Big Ten influence from Keady into how you coach at Vanderbilt?

"Obviously they're both great leagues. It felt different to me from any number of different levels. I can't help myself but to bring things I learned from (Keady). It's part of who I am. I think in order to be successful in this business, you have to be who you are, and have to make modifications to what you do to make yourself better. It would be impossible for me not to coach my team without his influence because that is just intuitively and inherently part of who I am now."

Stallings played with Arkansas native Joe Barry Carroll at Purdue.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2014, 07:01:00 pm
SEC Network @SECNetwork  ·  4 hours ago
You know Frank Martin as the coach of South Carolina, now meet Frank Martin the bouncer: http://es.pn/1Af7sYz 

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2014, 01:31:35 pm
Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  · 

Andy Kennedy on losing three games at home already this season: "Unacceptable."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2014, 10:02:09 am
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Key for the chart: CH is national champion; RU is national runner-up; F4 is eliminated in Final Four; E8 is eliminated in regional final; S16 is eliminated in regional semifinal; R3, R2 and R1 are for eliminated in early rounds. (http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2014/12/17/kentucky-and-ucla-after-adolph-rupp-and-john-wooden)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2014, 10:42:22 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  41 minutes ago
Dick Vitale pointing out Anthony Grant's hot-seat status now does the Alabama coach no favors. http://ow.ly/G78QR

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Anthony Grant is on the hot seat this season, his sixth with the Crimson Tide. You know it. I know it. Everyone in the college basketball world knows it.

He landed there when AD Bill Battle decided last spring to give him another season despite a 13-19 finish that produced the most losses by an Alabama team in 45 years. It was the program's first losing season in 14 years.

So it wasn't news Tuesday night when, during the Crimson Tide's late collapse to lose the lead, the game and a golden opportunity at No. 11 Wichita State, the ESPN analyst on hand mentioned Grant's precarious job status.

It was news that the analyst was every coach's best friend, the biggest promoter of coaches in his sport, the ultimate sunshine pumper, Dick Vitale.

"Anthony Grant, he's coaching his heart out, needs a win so desperately," Vitale said. "It's no secret that he has a pressure-cooker year this year where he has to win to survive coaching down at Alabama.

"You feel bad. I hate to see anybody's job in jeopardy, but I mean, it's been no secret about Anthony's situation. In fact, a lot of people thought he was gonna be gone last year."

It was extraordinary for Vitale to make those comments at all, let alone in the middle of December.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 24, 2014, 09:06:20 am
Neal McCready @NealMcCready  ·  Dec 22
Congratulations to #OleMiss basketball coach Andy Kennedy. Tonight was his 200th win as a head coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 24, 2014, 09:15:20 am
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  18 hours ago
Pelphrey gets substantial raise: After helping lead the Gators to a Final Four season, all three Florida baske... http://bit.ly/1JQ3nQY

Florida basketball assistant salaries for 2014-15 -- John Pelphrey $540,000, Matt McCall $195,000, Rashon Burno $165,000.

Pelphrey's base salary for 2014-15 is $390,000, plus a $150,000 signing bonus.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2014, 08:57:43 am
John Clay: Calipari winning seven of eight from Pitino no small accomplishment (http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/27/3613211_john-clay-calipari-winning-seven.html)

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LOUISVILLE — Two decades ago there was not a Kentucky fan on Earth who thought Rick Pitino could lose seven of eight games to another basketball coach.

And yet that is exactly what has happened.

Only Rick Pitino is the coach at Louisville now.

John Calipari is Kentucky's coach.

Saturday afternoon at the KFC Yum Center, Calipari continued his mastery over the archrival up the road as the top-ranked Cats beat host Louisville 58-50 before a crowd of 22,812.

It marked the seventh time in eight games since Calipari came to Lexington that he has beaten Pitino.

He's beaten him in Lexington. He's beaten him in Louisville. He's beaten him in New Orleans. He's beaten him in Indianapolis. He's beaten him in the Final Four. He's beaten him in the Sweet 16.

Since Calipari became the Kentucky coach before the 2009-10 season, the only time he lost to Louisville was in 2012-13 when Pitino had his best team, a national title team, and Calipari had his worst team, a team that lost in the first round of the NIT.

Now Calipari has maybe his best team. Ever.

Pitino was 2-1 v. Calipari's UMass teams, losing an early regular season game in '95-96 and winning in the Final Four later and winning an NCAA-T game in '92.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2014, 06:00:16 pm
Austin Kim @AustinKKim  ·  Dec 28
Biggest height differential between a coach and an SID may be at #Mizzou. #scoops

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2015, 02:11:07 pm
Mike Vernon @M_Vernon  ·  47 minutes ago

A doctor told Cuonzo Martin his chance of surviving cancer was similar to Shaq making a free throw. http://www.sfgate.com/collegesports/article/Surviving-cancer-helped-shape-coach-Cal-s-5989565.php …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 03, 2015, 02:25:53 pm
Former SC and Western head coach Darrin Horn is the analyst on the Arkansas - Utah Valley game.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 03, 2015, 07:32:05 pm
Kyle Tucker @KyleTucker_CJ  ·  6 hours ago
New Story | After firing at Auburn, Tony Barbee first talked to his wife, then John Calipari. They're together again. http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/uk-beat/2015/01/03/barbee-back-with-mentor-calipari-at-kentucky/21231153/ …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2015, 06:27:43 pm
Michael Bonner @MikeBBonner  ·  8 hours ago
Friends Rick Ray and Donnie Tyndall meet for 1st time as head coaches in SEC opener at the Hump.  http://on.thec-l.com/1BxvWPi

loganlowery @loganlowery  ·  7 hours ago
The series between MSU and Tennessee is tied at 27 in games played in Starkville.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2015, 07:56:00 am
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  8 hours ago

With Florida's 72-68 win tonight over South Carolina, Billy D improves to 67-82 in his UF tenure in games decided by 5 points or less.

Florida coach Billy Donovan also picked up his 494th career win, six shy of 500 for his career.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2015, 01:40:27 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  36 minutes ago

#Gators at 673 days and counting since last SEC basketbal loss -- March 17, 2013 v. Ole Miss. Have won 22 straight conference games.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2015, 10:28:33 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  4 hours ago
Florida coach Billy Donovan thinks family travel should be reimbursed for whole NCAA Tournament: http://tinyurl.com/n4s8qxd
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2015, 10:36:37 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  8 hours ago
ACC ends relationship with basketball referee Karl Hess http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2015-01-09/report-acc-ending-it-relationship-with-basketball-referee-karl-hess … via @SportingNews

FWIW, Gator fans will never forgive Karl Hess for some calls during Florida's Elite 8 loss to Butler in 2011.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2015, 10:55:33 am
Scott Scroggins @ScrogginsNoggin  ·  23 hours ago

.@coachbrucepearl is only the 4th HC in @AuburnMBB history to win the SEC home opener in his 1st season & the 1st since Cliff Ellis in 1995.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2015, 09:16:07 am
ESPN College BBall @ESPNCBB  ·  22 hours ago
After Florida's win over Auburn, the Gators extended its win streak over SEC opponents to 24 games.

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Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2015, 12:42:38 pm
Brett Martel @brettmartel  ·  55 minutes ago
#TexasA&M coach Billy Kennedy is from Metairie, went to Holy Cross HS ('82). ...
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Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2015, 02:57:54 pm
Kyle Tucker @KyleTucker_CJ  ·  1 hour ago
Cal on passing Rupp for win % at UK: "He lasted 40 years in this seat. How he did that, I have no idea."
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Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2015, 03:23:23 pm
Marc Weiszer @marcweiszer  ·  24 hours ago
#UGA basketball coach Fox: No 'big issues' holding up contract, but may not sign until after season http://bit.ly/15xVn79
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Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2015, 01:47:54 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  17 hours ago
Listen, Billy Donovan is a HOF coach, but that doesn't mean it can't be pointed out that he struggles in tight games. Is what it is.

Correction on the Florida coach Billy Donovan stat, 67-83 at UF in games decided by 5 points or less.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2015, 11:59:53 am
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN  ·  2 hours ago

My threat to my daughter. "If you don't start to learn how to work hard, I'm gonna have to bring in Billy Clyde Gillispie" Her: "Please no."
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Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2015, 12:28:50 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  3 hours ago

This is Anthony Grant's Alabama: Hopes raised then dashed in another loss to Florida. http://ow.ly/I5v6n

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Scarblog: This one has to hurt.

The one SEC coach and the one SEC team that Anthony Grant had yet to beat were limping, bleeding, there for the taking in Coleman Coliseum.

His mentor, Billy Donovan, and the Florida Gators were a shadow of their Final Four selves from a year ago, the weakest they'd been since Grant had taken over at Alabama.

By the final minute, Alabama had erased every bit of a 13-point halftime deficit, and with the game tied, the Crimson Tide had two possessions to Florida's one. Those possessions went about like you'd expect if you've followed Grant's time in Tuscaloosa...

Alabama lost to Florida 52-50 because, well, Alabama under Grant always loses to Florida under Donovan. In nine meetings, the student has been schooled by the teacher nine times...

There's no shame in losing to Florida. The Gators under Donovan have been the most consistent program in the SEC. Grant was an important part of constructing that program as a Donovan assistant for 10 years, but he hasn't been able to build anything close to the same kind of basketball power at another football school.

Tuesday's game was a mirror of Grant's tenure.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2015, 11:09:18 am
Pat Dooley @pat_dooley

Thought that came to me today -- Anthony Grant is the Will Muschamp of SEC hoops. Keep the game close and try to win in end often backfires.

3:01 PM - 28 Jan 2015 Florida, USA, United States
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Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2015, 01:45:10 pm
Cecil Hurt @CecilHurt  ·  Jan 29

Today's column on what is missing from Alabama basketball http://m.tuscaloosanews.com/Section/374/Article/150129486 …

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First, the UA team has not, with one exception in five-plus years, made it into the NCAA Tournament field. Fans want to be a part of March Madness.

Second, Grant is either adamant or stubborn — you choose the adjective — in his belief that Alabama’s best chance to win games is to play a slow tempo, keep the game close, then try to win at the end.

Alabama is currently 277th out of the 351 NCAA Division I teams in “tempo,” which measures the number of possessions per 40 minutes. There are SEC teams that play more slowly. Kentucky is one, because who would dare to run with the Wildcats? Florida and Tennessee also play at a tortoise pace, although both are slightly more efficient than Alabama offensively. But without getting bogged down in statistics, anyone who has watched this season can tell you that the strategy is no joy to watch. Certainly, teams can be successful playing a defensive-oriented style. Virginia is a prime example. And if you win playing that way, aesthetics don’t matter. Alabama has won a few games doing it. The Crimson Tide’s win at Tennessee was the best-case scenario, but you could throw in UCLA and Auburn, too. But even the wins are nerve-wracking, and the losses are exasperating: Wichita State, South Carolina and now Florida all fit into the category. (Arkansas was an outlier, a painful loss that was at least watchable)...

That takes us back to Square One: if it isn’t entertaining, and the results — especially in games that can enhance a team’s NCAA resume — are consistently spirit-crushing, how long will people, even loyal fans, stay tuned? How long will they battle for parking spaces, pay hefty concession prices and occupy seats? Alabama had a fine December crowd for UCLA and sellouts for Kentucky and Auburn, but will there be another full house — or a half-full one — at Coleman this year?

...It’s been said here before. The numbers are starting to pile up as relentlessly as snow in Siberia. Ten straight losses to Florida. Twenty straight losses to opponents ranked in the AP Top 25. No one is going to fire the coach of a 13-7 team at midseason, nor should they.

But a casualty count also includes missing in action, and when the MIA’s are your fan base, that has to be factored into the accounting that will come at season’s end.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2015, 10:32:09 am
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  10 minutes ago

Interesting SEC is moving SEC-Big 12 Challenge next season to middle of conference play (Jan. 30), doing it to raise profile

Billy D not a fan of playing non-conf games in middle of conference season. Last time Gators did it, lost to Xavier at home in Feb. of 2010.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 02:56:33 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  40 minutes ago

#Gators 11-0 this season when holding opponents under 60 points, 1-9 when opposing teams score 60 or more.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2015, 09:19:06 pm
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN  ·  5 seconds ago
Cliff Ellis won 150th game at Coastal Carolina tonight. Only coach in history to win at least 150 with 4 programs (S. Ala, Clemson, auburn).
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Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2015, 12:58:33 pm
Marc Weiszer @marcweiszer  ·  3 minutes ago
Final: Georgia 56, Tennessee 53. Bulldogs notch Mark Fox's 100th win at UGA. Improve to 15-7, 6-4 SEC. 10 for Frazier, Djurisic and Mann.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2015, 04:52:04 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  7 hours ago
Florida AD Jeremy Foley said he intends to be "very proactive" on another extension for Billy Donovan. Currently signed through 2019.

Florida AD Jeremy Foley, on Donovan "Billy's our guy and we want to keep him here for a long time."

Donovan makes $3.7 million per year, among highest paid cbk coaches in the nation.

Donovan signed extension last year that will pay him average of $3.7 mil between now and 2019.

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Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2015, 09:09:12 am
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  16 hours ago

Billy D 5th-highest paid coach in cbk at $3.7 mil behind Self ($4.96 mil), Cal ($5.51 mil), Pitino ($5.75 mil) and Coach K ($9.68 mil).
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Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2015, 08:44:50 pm
ESPN College BBall @ESPNCBB  ·  4 minutes ago
Kentucky is one win shy of its best start in program history.

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'53-54 was UK's first season after their death penalty season. After the regular season a state paper printed an article noting that graduate students were not eligible for the NCAA Tournament. UK's key three players, Hall of Famers Cliff Hagan and Frank Ramsey and Tsioropoulos were all graduate students. The players voted to play on but Rupp said he would not that bunch of ----- to the tournament.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2015, 01:49:20 pm
Blair Kerkhoff @BlairKerkhoff  ·  21 hours ago

Frank Haith tells USA Today's @EricPrisbell that he could have won 20 at #Mizzou this season http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/aac/2015/02/11/tulsa-basketball-coach-frank-haith-laura-pam/23247477/ …
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Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2015, 09:45:39 am
Pat Dooley @pat_dooley  ·  13 hours ago
First time Billy has been 12-12 since his first season.

Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  11 hours ago
#Gators have lost 6 of last 8, now stand tied with Alabama for 8th in SEC (5-6).
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Post by: jbcarol on February 16, 2015, 03:11:38 pm
rent Zwerneman @BrentZwerneman  ·  5 hours ago
From weekend: Revival: A change in diet has helped change A&M coach Billy Kennedy's life: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/aggies/article/A-M-s-Kennedy-uses-new-diet-to-combat-Parkinson-s-6080629.php … via @HoustonChron

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It's a healthy difference, brought about by an overhaul of Kennedy's diet after his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in 2011. As a result, the fourth-year Aggies coach has more energy and appears healthier and more vibrant than he has in years.

"Billy's in his best shape since I've known him," said his wife, Mary, who met him 17 years ago.

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system impacting movement, according to the Mayo Clinic. More than 50,000 new cases of Parkinson's are detected each year in the United States, according to the National Parkinson Foundation, and more than a million Americans are currently diagnosed with the disease. Parkinson's has no known cure, but medications can greatly help.

Before his diagnosis, and even for more than a year after, Kennedy figured fast food, soda and desserts were simply a part of the job. It's how coaches often exist while on the road chasing down recruits or victories.

"Billy was so carnivorous," Mary said. "And he'd get fast food every time he was on the road. I was fighting a 48-year history of things like eating ice cream whenever he wanted."

Mary put up the fight for one big reason: She wanted her husband to not only survive but thrive, especially as they raise a young daughter.

"It's what got us to this point," said Mary, who jumped in headfirst on a greener, cleaner diet as well so her husband would have someone to lean on. "A year and a half after his diagnosis, we weren't just surviving anymore but moving forward. So I asked, 'What are we going to do to have the best life possible?' "
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Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2015, 10:06:34 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  2 hours ago
Final: Florida 50, Vanderbilt 47. Gators snap four-game losing streak.

Win number 499 for Billy Donovan, who coached his tail off without leading scorers Michael Frazier II, Dorian Finney-Smith.

With the win, Billy D improves to 70-84 at UF in games decided by 5 points or less.

Rest of Gator season will be like a baseball team out of contention in September. Play young guys, build for future.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 21, 2015, 11:26:10 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  23 hours ago
Bruce Pearl wants Auburn players to be 'grateful' when they reunite with Tony Barbee http://ow.ly/Jp0Hv

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Tony Barbee doesn't have many fans in Auburn.

The former Auburn coach, however, should get some hearty handshakes and hugs from several of his former players Saturday when the Tigers face No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena.

"I think in their own way what I want them to do is be grateful that coach Barbee brought them here to Auburn," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. "Without coach Barbee seeing something in them they wouldn't have an opportunity to be a part of this Auburn family."

Barbee was fired in March 2014 following a fourth-straight losing season, which capped a 49-75 record in his four years leading the Tigers. His 18-50 SEC record was one of the worst in Auburn history, and included losses in 16 of 17 SEC games during one stretch in 2013.

Barbee, who has long been attached to the John Calipari coaching tree dating back to their days at Massachusetts, was hired at Kentucky as a special assistant to the head coach after whiffing on other jobs in the offseason.

Barbee was 82-52 in his four years leading UTEP.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 21, 2015, 01:27:16 pm
David Cloninger @DCTheState  ·  24 minutes ago
USC has clinched its 19th losing SEC season in 24 years in the league.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2015, 10:29:50 am
Drew Champlin @DrewChamplin  ·  9 hours ago

Alabama coach Anthony Grant wears sneakers remembering 5-year-old Luke Kelly, who recently died of cancer http://ow.ly/Jsas4

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It's been a trying season of SEC play for Alabama and head coach Anthony Grant since the calendar turned to 2015, but the sixth-year coach honored one of his biggest fans on Saturday night.
Alabama Basketball G27 vs GeorgiaAnthony Grant's shoe's display a message of remembrance during Alabama's SEC basketball game with Georgia, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.comVASHA HUNT

Grant wore sneakers instead of loafers with his suit in honor of 5-year-old Luke Kelly, who died Thursday after a bout with cancer.

Grant's sneaker had "In Memory of Luke Kelly, 01/27/10 - 02/19/15" written on the bottom.

Grant said Luke was able to attend Alabama's game against Auburn earlier this season.

"He was a great young man and he got a chance to meet our team," Grant said after his team lost 66-65 to Georgia [at home] in overtime.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2015, 10:30:52 am
Drew Champlin @DrewChamplin  ·  9 hours ago

Alabama coach Anthony Grant wears sneakers remembering 5-year-old Luke Kelly, who recently died of cancer http://ow.ly/Jsas4

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It's been a trying season of SEC play for Alabama and head coach Anthony Grant since the calendar turned to 2015, but the sixth-year coach honored one of his biggest fans on Saturday night.
Alabama Basketball G27 vs GeorgiaAnthony Grant's shoe's display a message of remembrance during Alabama's SEC basketball game with Georgia, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.comVASHA HUNT

Grant wore sneakers instead of loafers with his suit in honor of 5-year-old Luke Kelly, who died Thursday after a bout with cancer.

Grant's sneaker had "In Memory of Luke Kelly, 01/27/10 - 02/19/15" written on the bottom.

Grant said Luke was able to attend Alabama's game against Auburn earlier this season.

"He was a great young man and he got a chance to meet our team," Grant said after his team lost 66-65 to Georgia in overtime.

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Vasha Hunt/al.com
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Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2015, 11:58:29 am
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  2 hours ago

Nice story reflecting back on Florida coach Billy Donovan's first win as he goes for 500 tonight http://www.alligator.org/sports/basketball/article_9689ab94-b8ce-11e4-a82b-5f0651981129.html … via @TheAlligator

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For much of the last 30 years, William John Donovan Jr. has been referred to affectionately as Billy the Kid.

The high widow’s peak and jet-black hair matched with the numbers on his birth certificate meant the nickname was automatic and fitting.

But on his way to victory No. 1 — the win that started his ascent to Hall of Fame status — the man whose approval had to be given in order for him to be hired as the head coach of the Marshall Thundering Herd actually thought Billy Donovan was in fact a kid.

"So I take him by the (university) president’s house because he’s got to bless it, and Billy walks in and I introduced him and the president wasn’t quite on the same page and we walk in and he says ‘well let’s go in the other room’ and the president says ‘now what sport does this kid play?’" former Marshall athletics director Lee Moon said. "Billy looked like he was 15. Billy hadn’t started shaving I don’t think."
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Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2015, 04:34:47 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  2 hours ago

Billy D vying to become the second coach in cbk history to record his 500th victory before his 50th birthday. The first? Bobby Knight.

Seth Davis @SethDavisHoops  ·  2h 2 hours ago

Reposting this awesome story on Bob Knight's chair throwing: All the Rage by @jon_wertheim via @SI_Longform #Longform http://www.si.com/longform/2015/1985/knight …

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It started off on a linear path that afternoon, sliding across the floor of the Assembly Hall court. But then, like a stone skipped on an Indiana creek, it darted abruptly and began curling toward the section underneath the basket, occupied by fans with physical disabilities.

Indiana would go on to lose the game to Purdue that day...
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Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2015, 10:46:09 am
Steve Walentik @Steve_Walentik  ·  11 hours ago

The 1968-69 Alabama remains the last to win only once in SEC play. Something tells me they aren't toasting champagne tonight.

Namon Wright's career-high 28 points lead #Mizzou to 64-52 win over Florida. Tigers snap a 13-game losing streak.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2015, 10:47:10 am
SEC Network @SECNetwork  ·

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Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2015, 06:42:47 am
Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred  ·  10h 10 hours ago

1st time since Feb. of 2009 that a Donnie Tyndall coached team has lost 4 straight. 1st time since 94-95 Vols have dropped 4 in a row @ home
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Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2015, 11:12:34 am
Adam Sparks @AdamSparks  ·  1 hour ago

Kinda related: Last night, @VandyMBB coach Kevin Stallings tied Tubby Smith for 6th all-time in wins (308) as an SEC coach
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Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2015, 01:07:11 pm
SEC Network @SECNetwork  ·  1 minute ago
Is Arkansas Coach Cal's kryptonite? #ARKvsUK

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Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2015, 06:01:58 pm
UK has won 46 SEC titles.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2015, 07:09:21 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  9 minutes ago
Final: Florida 66, Tennessee 49. Billy Donovan picks up 500th career win.

Donovan becomes second coach in college basketball history to win his 500th game before his 50th birthday, joining Bobby Knight.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2015, 07:12:35 pm
David Cloninger @DCTheState  ·  3 minutes ago
MEN'S FINAL: South Carolina 81, Mississippi State 68. The Gamecocks improve to 14-14, 5-11 SEC.

USC has matched its SEC-high in wins of the last five seasons (five, done three times).
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Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2015, 08:01:07 pm
ESPN College BBall @ESPNCBB  ·  2 hours ago
Kentucky's 29-0 start marks the 4th-longest win streak ever by an SEC team. #PursuitOfPerfection

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Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2015, 04:45:46 pm
Seth Emerson @SethEmerson  ·  Feb 28
Dug up an interesting nugget, it's in fourth paragraph of this early game story from Georgia's rout of Missouri.
http://www.macon.com/2015/02/28/3611343/georgia-throttles-missouri-turns.html …

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Georgia (19-9, 10-6 SEC) now has double-digit SEC wins in consecutive seasons for only the second time in program history. The other time was 2001-02 under Jim Harrick. And while these two seasons came in an 18-game SEC schedule, Georgia got to 10 wins at the 16-game mark each season.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2015, 05:57:35 pm
Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred  ·  21 hours ago
This is the first time since Wade Houston's 1990-91 team that Tennessee will finish February with just one win.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2015, 01:00:12 pm
Kevin Scarbinsky @KevinScarbinsky  ·  15 hours ago

It's a column and maybe an epitaph. Alabama hoops can't get the bleeding stopped in more ways than one. http://ow.ly/JU1j5

Ole Miss had 7 20-win seasons in history before Andy Kennedy. This is the 7th time in 9 years AK's won at least 20.

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Anthony Grant was sick as a dog. He looked like he needed all the strength he could muster just to stand up on the sideline Tuesday night.

Two of his Alabama players suffered nosebleeds, Dakota Slaughter in the first half and Retin Obasohan in the second half.

Obasohan's absence came at a critical juncture when the game got away from the Crimson Tide, and Grant said this about the latest malady to afflict this snake-bit bunch: "Couldn't get the bleeding stopped."

And there it was, an epitaph for the last home game of a lost season. At least...

Alabama dropped to 17-13 overall and 7-10 in the SEC, with little hope for a postseason run. With one game left in the regular season, the short-handed Crimson Tide will finish with a losing conference record for the second straight year, for the third time in Grant's six years as head coach...

At Alabama, seniors Randolph, Cooper and Slaughter have given great effort. They've represented the program in a first-class manner on and off the floor. Randolph has been a model for what a student-athlete should be as a player and as the program's first Academic All-American.

Grant complimented all his seniors but offered special praise for Randolph, who's been the ultimate unselfish team player to the end.

"He's been a joy to coach," Grant said. "Certainly, we wish we could've had a different result for him tonight."

Instead, they couldn't get the bleeding stopped on the last game-night the seniors will walk off this floor, and you have to wonder. Was this Grant's final exit here as well?
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Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2015, 11:24:56 am
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  3 minutes ago

FWIW, Syracuse's 72-68 win over Gators at Carrier Dome during 2011-12 season vacated due to NCAA sanctions.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2015, 04:58:37 pm
Rob Dauster @RobDauster  ·  3 hours ago
NC State's Mark Gottfried beat four active Hall of Famers this season: Coach K, Roy Williams, Boeheim and Rick Pitino. That's impressive.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2015, 06:48:49 pm
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo  ·  4 hours ago
Kentucky beats Florida to become the first major-conference team to go undefeated in the regular season since Indiana in 1975-76.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2015, 09:13:58 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  11 hours ago
Billy D said Gators "overscheduled" based on team he had but hopes it will prepare them for postseason play.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 11, 2015, 10:42:54 am
Michael Bonner @MikeBBonner  ·  16 hours ago

Talked with Rick Ray today, he said Mississippi State's administration "believes in me" http://on.thec-l.com/1C2XXPX 

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NASHVILLE – The Rick Ray era reaches its three-year anniversary on April 1. Some question whether Mississippi State’s basketball coach will be around to celebrate it.

Ray’s not one of them.

“I’ve never had any situation at all from the administration that they are displeased with where we are at this point in time,” Ray told the Clarion-Ledger on Tuesday. “I know everybody wants to be more on the fast track. I’m sure the administration wants the same thing, but I think those guys believe in me.”

The support from the fans is whittling away after three straight bottom–three finishes in the Southeastern Conference. The attendance in the final regular season game at Humphrey Coliseum last Saturday was 5,897 – nearly 1,500 fewer than MSU’s women’s basketball season-finale.

Mississippi State finished 2015 with its best SEC record under Ray at 6-12. Ray won seven SEC games in his first two seasons. He can grab another Wednesday against Auburn in the first round of the SEC tournament in Nashville.

Yet, skeptics question if that progress is enough.

“I think that’s fair for them to say, but I also think they have to look at it from the microscope,” Ray said. “…We didn’t have scholarship players our first two years and we didn’t have front court depth at all in our first two years. I think if you sit there under a microscope you can say I can see where those guys have actually come from.”

Ray pieced lineups together with as little as six scholarship players in his first two years. He had a total of three players 6-foot-8 or taller. None were taller than 6-9.

When injuries or foul trouble struck the team, Ray’s only option off the bench most nights was 6-foot-3 walk-on Tyson Cunnigham.

The off-the-court issues hampered the progress on-the-court with player being removed from the team and transfers...
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Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2015, 01:30:26 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  3 hours ago

Tide may be turning in favor of Anthony Grant keeping his job at Alabama. http://ow.ly/KfA29

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Let's get the standard legal disclaimer out of the way right up front. Things can change in this kind of situation, sometimes dramatically and suddenly, but remember this:

Alabama's Bill Battle is not an athletics director given to sudden and dramatic moves.

So if you're waiting for him to give you a Gladiator-like thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Anthony Grant's future, perhaps as early as today if Alabama's SEC Tournament opener against Florida goes wrong, don't hold your breath.

From a practical standpoint, even if Grant loses to his mentor Billy Donovan for the 10th time in 10 tries as a head coach, Alabama likely will have more games to play. It seems fairly certain that the Crimson Tide will receive an NIT bid Sunday night.

As a former coach himself, Battle wants to let Grant coach his team as free from distraction as possible. As an administrator, Battle doesn't want to set a precedent by talking about any coach's future until that coach's season is complete.

The more you talk to people around the program, the more likely it appears that Grant will return for his seventh season as head coach. That's not written in stone and won't be until Battle says it publicly, no doubt in a low-key press release when the season's over, but there doesn't seem to be much sentiment inside the Mal Moore Athletic Facility to make a change.

Like most people who've tried to get to know the Alabama basketball coach, Battle likes Grant and respects him. Unlike most people who see only the bottom line and note that Alabama has reached higher ground in the past, Battle sees a program in solid shape from the inside-out that needs improvement but doesn't really require dynamite and a wrecking ball.

The feeling is that Battle doesn't want to fire Grant and the result of today's game against Florida won't radically change the equation...
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Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2015, 03:10:29 pm
Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  ·  16 hours ago

Column: Rick Ray is doing everything right but winning games. So he should get one more year. http://bit.ly/1D8kHzo 
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Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2015, 05:18:44 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2 hours ago

Strong words from Florida's Billy Donovan: Alabama better hope Anthony Grant comes back. http://ow.ly/KgkHH
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Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2015, 11:32:05 am
The Flying M @MSUhistory  ·  21 hours ago
On this day in 1998- Rick Stansbury took over as men's head basketball coach, replacing Richard Williams.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B__-WuYVEAAsW-O.jpg:large)
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Post by: jbcarol on March 15, 2015, 08:25:59 am
Scarblog: Will postseason runs by UAB and Auburn influence Alabama's coaching decision?

If you're a basketball fan in the state of Alabama, what are you thinking right this minute? (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/03/will_postseason_runs_by_uab_an.html)

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If you're an Alabama fan, at least the kind who's been blowing up my email and social media accounts for weeks, you're thinking about AD Bill Battle. You're wondering what it'll take to get him to understand that you're not happy with the state of your program and you don't have much confidence that brighter days are ahead.

You're not excited about a potential NIT bid coming Sunday night, and you're even less excited that signs have been pointing toward Anthony Grant returning for a seventh season.

It's the worst kind of status quo, standing pat when you feel you're falling behind.

There's no question that UAB has gotten better and better in three years under Jerod Haase. There's little doubt that Auburn under Pearl will improve by Chris Porter-like leaps and bounds in the coming years.

But what about Alabama? Is Grant the man to do something in the future he hasn't accomplished yet in his first six years? Can he win three games in three days at the conference tournament the way UAB and Auburn did this week? Can he win a conference tournament the way Haase just did at UAB and Alabama used to do in the increasingly distant past?

If you're a UAB, Auburn or Alabama fan, you have to wonder...
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Post by: jbcarol on March 15, 2015, 04:21:54 pm
Jon Solomon @JonSolomonCBS  ·  4 minutes ago
Alabama announces firing of Anthony Grant. Six years was long enough. Had to pull the trigger.

My pilot announced one stewardess is his fiancé and another is his ex-wife. "While this may be awkward, we'll do our best to serve you."
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Post by: jbcarol on March 15, 2015, 04:30:28 pm
Bama (updated)

Anthony Grant, 48 was fired after his sixth regular season at Bama. The former Billy Donovan assistant led Bama to one NCAA Tournament game in 2012 after finishing 5th in the SEC. Grant finished 53-47 in SEC regular season games.

Philip Pearson was an interim coach at Bama who replaced Mark Gottfried in season in '09. Pearson was 5-6 during his regular season run.

Mark Gottfried coached at Bama for 10.5 seasons. His regular season SEC record of 84-83 of course prorates a shade better than 8-8. Gottfried led Bama to five straight NCAA-T appearances from his 4th season to his 8th. His '04 team (20-13, 8-8 SEC) made the NCAA-T Elite 8, Bama's best showing in the Big Dance ever. Bama made the post season 8 times under Gottfried reportedly turning down an invite to the CBI in '08.

Gottfried's '02 team was the SEC regular season champion (12-4). His '03 team was Number 1 in the AP poll for two weeks, the first time ever for Bama.

David Hobbs coached at Bama from '92-93 to '97-98. In his six seasons, Bama made the second round of the NCAA-T twice. Hobbs had a 110-76 overall record during his Bama tenure and a 50-46 record in SEC conference play.

Winfrey Sanderson coached Bama's first year in the expanded SEC and his last of 12 seasons as Bama's head man.  Sanderson was 10-6 in his last SEC regular season taking Bama to the SEC-T finals and the NCAA 2nd round. Sanderson was associated with Bama athletics for 32 years until Nancy Watts' face made contact with his hand.

Sanderson led Bama to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA-T six times. His teams won the SEC Conference Tourney in '82, '87, '89, '90, and '91. Bama also won the SEC regular season title in '87.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 15, 2015, 07:34:49 pm
Number of Teams the SEC placed in the Mens NCAA-T from 1992 Tourney to present with seeds in parentheses:

2015 [5]: Kentucky (1-overall), Arkansas (5), LSU (9), Georgia (10), Ole Miss (11)

2014 [3]: Florida (1-overall), Kentucky (Eight), Tennessee (11)

2013 [3]: Florida (3), Mizzou (9), Ole Miss (12)

2012 [4]: UK (1-overall), VU (5), UF (7), Bama (9)

2011 [5]: UF (2), UK (4), VU (5), UT (9), UG (10)

2010 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (4), UT (6), UF (10)

2009 [3]: LSU (Eight), UT (9), MSSt (13)

2008 [6]: UT(2), VU(4), Hogs(Eight), MSt(Eight), UK(11), UGa(14)

2007 [5]: UF(1), UT(5), VU(6), UK (Eight), Hogs (12)

2006 [6]: UT(2), UF(3), LSU(4), Hogs(Eight) ,UK(Eight), Bama(10)

2005 [5]: UK(2), UF(4), Bama (5), LSU (6), MSt (9)

2004 [6]: UK(1), MSt(2), UF(5), VU(6), Bama(Eight), SC(10)

2003 [6]: UK(1-overall), UF(2), MSt(5), LSU(Eight), Bama(10), AU(10)

2002 [6]: Bama(2), UG(3), MSt(3), UK(4), UF(5), OM(9)

2001 [6]: UK(2), OM(3), UF(3), Hogs(7), UG(Eight), UT(Eight)

2000 [6]: LSU(4), UT(4), UF(5), UK(5), AU(7), Hogs(11)
 
1999 [6]: AU(1), UK(3), Hogs(4), UT(4), UF(6), OM(9)

1998 [5]: UK (2), SC (3), OM (4), Hogs (6), Vols (Eight)

1997 [5]: UK (1), SC (2), UGa (3), OM (Eight), VU (10)

1996 [4]: UK (1), State (5), UGa (Eight), Hogs (12)

1995 [5]: UK (1), Hogs (2), State (5), Bama (5), UF (10)

1994 [4]: Hogs (1), UK (3), UF (3), Bama (9)

1993 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (3), Hogs (4), LSU (11)

1992 [4]: UK (2), Hogs (3), Bama (5), LSU (7)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 15, 2015, 08:17:53 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  26 minutes ago
So that;s it, Florida fails to make NIT, First time Gators have failed to make NCAA or NIT since 1996-97, Billy D's first season.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 15, 2015, 09:53:35 pm
Cecil Hurt @CecilHurt  ·  5 hours ago
Alabama will owe Anthony Grant just over $4 million in buyout money, offset by his future earnings.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2015, 11:51:56 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2 hours ago

Alabama names assistant as interim basketball coach after Anthony Grant fired. http://ow.ly/Korwn

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Assistant John Brannen will lead the Crimson Tide in the 8 p.m. CT Tuesday game with Illinois in Coleman Coliseum...

"Yesterday was a very emotional day and still is for our entire team and for our coaching staff," Brannen said on Monday's SEC coaches teleconference. "Let me say this, our loyalty as a coaching staff is to coach Grant. I'm on the phone with you today because coach had asked us to continue to push forward, that the young men wanted to play in the NIT. So that's what I'm doing."

Brannen has been a member of Grant's staff nine years dating back to their time at VCU. Before that, he was an assistant at St. Bonaventure after three seasons in the same role at Eastern Kentucky. After the 2013 season, Brannen was reportedly a candidate for the head coaching job at Tennessee-Chattanooga...
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Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2015, 12:13:31 pm
Marc Weiszer @marcweiszer  ·  15 hours ago

Georgia coach Mark Fox receives a $25,000 bonus for reaching the NCAA tournament, per his contract.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2015, 12:32:47 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  11 minutes ago

SEC coaches surprised by Anthony Grant firing, one 'didn't believe it' http://ow.ly/KoVJm

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Arkansas coach Mike Anderson was surprised by Anthony Grant's firing

"First off, I didn't believe it," said Arkansas' Mike Anderson, a former UAB coach from 2002-06. "And then to see they were going to the NIT ... Anthony is a tremendous coach and a tremendous friend. And I tell you what, I feel bad for him. He has a tremendous team there ― a young, talented team. He had a bunch of injuries there and it's a tough business and I understand the business but I tell you what, Anthony is a tremendous and he'll be coaching somewhere else."

A&M coach Billy Kennedy's reaction was similar to Anderson's.

"Really disappointed and surprised," he said. "He'd battled injuries this year. They've been good, not great like everybody desires to be but I know when you have injuries like you lose a Ricky Tarrant and you lose the (Shannon) Hale kid and you don't have those guys, it hurts your team and it's a fine line how good you can be when you have to overcome injuries."

LSU's Johnny Jones just called it "disappointing."

"I know the time and energy that Anthony's really put into the program and know what he's trying to do in terms of scheduling to try to satisfy the masses and the league and everyone else to put the league and himself in the best position to possibly be in postseason play," Jones said. "He won a lot of games a couple of years ago and unfortunately his teams did not get in the NCAA tournament. Just a fine gentleman, an outstanding basketball coach and anytime you see something like that, it's certainly a sad day for us."

Billy Donovan was not on the call because Florida did not gain a postseason tournament arrangement.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 21, 2015, 12:50:36 pm
Michael Bonner @MikeBBonner  ·  15m 15 minutes ago
Mississippi State fires basketball coach Rick Ray after a 37-60 record the last three seasons.  http://on.thec-l.com/1HfqRfk

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Post by: jbcarol on March 23, 2015, 04:29:06 pm
 Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  ·  5h 5 hours ago

In last year Auburn has added Bruce Pearl and Mississippi State Ben Howland. Has to be pressure in Tuscaloosa to do similar.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 23, 2015, 09:40:27 pm
Bill Martin @MSUBillMartin  ·  2h 2 hours ago
Three current @HailState coaches have won NATIONAL Coach of the Year:
@CoachDanMullen ('14)
@Coach_Cohen ('06)
@Ben_Howland ('02)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CA0jbgPUQAAv2Jx.jpg:large)
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Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2015, 07:43:49 am
 Kate Hairopoulos @khairopoulos  ·  11h 11 hours ago

4th yr of Billy Kennedy era ends in heap of losses. A&M falls 84-72 to La Tech in NIT, 5th loss in last 7 games. Top scorer out but ugly end
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Post by: jbcarol on March 26, 2015, 06:08:26 pm
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo  ·  3h 3 hours ago
.@d0erman wins the final round of trivia!

Xavier's only win over a 1 or 2 seed was 2004 vs Mississippi State. #XUvsAZ


A Rick Stansbury team with Timmy Bowers, Lawrence Roberts, Zimmerman, et al.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 26, 2015, 07:03:56 pm
Gary Parrish @GaryParrishCBS  ·  Mar 25
... on Kentucky chasing perfection and the difficulty of comparing teams from different eras. Column: http://cbsprt.co/1NgaXn1

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Any routine Google search will return lists of college basketball's greatest teams. There are rankings of outfits coached by John Wooden at UCLA, Adolph Rupp at Kentucky, Bob Knight at Indiana, Dean Smith at North Carolina, Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV, Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, so on and so forth, and how these Wildcats compare to those teams is probably an unfair conversation for a variety of reasons -- most notably because the majority of those teams were led by elite upperclassmen, and elite upperclassmen are rarer than uncriticized block-charge calls in this era of college basketball. Still, it's a conversation that's taking place, and former CBS analyst Billy Packer might've framed things best.

"We have a different era of college basketball now," Packer explained recently on The Tony Kornheiser Show. "Just to give you perspective in regard to Kentucky itself -- as to whether you want to consider this the greatest Kentucky team, forget about the all-time teams -- back in the late 40's when they had Ralph Beard and Alex Groza, they won two straight national championships. They also, as a starting five, were the starting five of the [United States] Olympic [team] and won the 1948 [gold medal]. When Beard and Groza left college as three-time All-Americans -- they'd won 30 games three years in a row, and Groza was the two-time MOP of the Final Four -- they became a professional franchise with the Indianapolis Olympians. Beard and Groza made All-NBA First Team with George Mikan, Bob Davies, and Easy Ed Macauley. Could any player off this Kentucky team match that?"

Maybe.

But probably not.

So it's likely a waste of time to try to compare this Kentucky team to the great teams of decades past...

It would be Beard and Groza's last season in the NBA after being implicated in a point shaving scandal after a tournament in New York City.  Groza was not able to return to basketball until the ABA started in the 60's.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2015, 05:46:08 pm
Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred  ·  3h 3 hours ago
Updated story on Donnie Tyndall's firing. Comments from Hart, Tyndall included: http://shar.es/1gXA4S

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Tennessee fired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall on Friday after one season, a move that left UT athletic director Dave Hart admitting, knowing what he knows now, that hiring Tyndall from Southern Miss was a mistake.

Hart fired Tyndall for cause during a 7 a.m. meeting Friday because UT believes the NCAA is likely to charge him with significant violations as a result of the NCAA investigation into Tyndall’s former Southern Miss program.

UT assistant coach Al Pinkins, the only member of Tyndall's staff who did not follow Tyndall from Southern Miss, has been named interim coach.

Hart said UT will not owe Tyndall any of the $3 million buyout from his six-year deal worth $1.6 million annually. The contract allowed UT to fire Tyndall for cause if he committed Level I or Level II violations at UT or another NCAA institution. Asked if Tyndall is believed to have committed any violations at UT, Hart said he has been told UT is free and clear, though he did not specify who said UT is free and clear.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2015, 08:25:52 am
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo  ·  24m 24 minutes ago

No coach with at least 5 Sweet 16 trips has a better record in that round than Rick Pitino.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBKWAukUMAA2pOS.jpg:large)
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Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2015, 11:56:02 am
 SEC Sports @SEC  · 

Six different SEC teams (Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU and Mississippi State) have appeared in the NCAA Final Four.

http://www.secsports.com/article/12580124/sec-men-basketball-ncaa-final-four

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Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2015, 07:54:01 am
Jon Rothstein @JonRothstein  ·  44m 44 minutes ago

Shaka Smart, Chris Mullin, and why the SEC is becoming a power conference for coaches. Observations @CBSSports http://cbsprt.co/1G2oDTv 

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It may be time for Shaka Smart to leave VCU: Nolan Richardson said toward the end of his tenure at Arkansas that, "You build a beast and the beast turns on you." That's probably something Smart can relate to. People in Richmond need to remember that VCU was just a CAA school three years ago and one that wasn't regularly expected to win games in the NCAA Tournament. The Rams' run to the 2011 Final Four changed the program's perception for the better, but it also increased the annual expectations for VCU...

The SEC is becoming a power conference for coaches: John Calipari and Billy Donovan have been the mainstays of this league, but several other brand names are making their way into the conference. Auburn's hiring of Bruce Pearl 12 months ago completely changed the perception of that program, and Mississippi State's ability to tap Ben Howland last week accomplished the same thing. If Tennessee is able to finalize things with Rick Barnes, as many people expect, the SEC will be able to say that seven of its current 14 active head coaches have at least reached the Elite Eight. Arkansas' Mike Anderson and South Carolina's Frank Martin are the other two coaches in the league that have led teams to that point in the NCAA Tournament.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2015, 09:19:53 am

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  16h 16 hours ago

SEC hoops looks better by the minute, juicing up its coaching star power. http://ow.ly/L08JE

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Kentucky's in the Final Four, Ben Howland's on the job in Starkville, Rick Barnes looks like he's heading to Knoxville and Bill Battle is visiting face-to-face with Gregg Marshall.

Could the postseason be going any better for SEC basketball?

Oh, sure, UK was the only one of the league's five NCAA Tournament teams to reach the Sweet 16, and even the unbeaten 'Cats needed a last-second miss to survive Notre Dame in the Elite Eight, but the rest of the conference has put on its big boy basketball shoes.

It started with Mississippi State hiring Howland...

Adding Howland and Barnes to the league increases the number of SEC coaches who've taken a team to the Final Four from 2-4, joining John Calipari and Billy Donovan. It increases the number of SEC coaches who've reached the Elite Eight from 5-7, including Pearl, Mike Anderson and Frank Martin.

That's a serious jump in head coaching star power.

If Battle can close the deal with Marshall, that would bring one more Final Four coach to the conference.

The SEC's still a long way from housing Mike Krzyzewski, Rick Pitino, Roy Williams and Jim Boeheim under the same roof, but these recent developments are guaranteed to make the conference better.

Since 1999, only one coach not named Calipari or Donovan has taken an SEC team to the Final Four. John Brady did it with LSU in 2006...
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Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2015, 09:25:17 am
Bama's Basketball Coaches (slide show) (http://www.al.com/alabamabasketball/index.ssf/2015/03/alabamas_basketball_coaches_pa.html)

(http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/pgmain/img/alabamabasketball_impact/photo/17393451-standard.jpeg)

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Hank Crisp coached Alabama basketball for 20 years (and spent time as a football assistant coach at alabama as well) and compiled a 264-133 record, including a 20-0 undefeated season in 1930. He won three conference championships in his stint which went from 1924-1942 and a lone year in 1944-45.

(http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/pgmain/img/alabamabasketball_impact/photo/17393527-standard.jpeg)

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C.M. Newton, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach, went 211-123 for the tide in 12 seasons, from 1968 to 1980. He recruited Alabama's first black player, Wendell Hudson, won three consecutive SEC conference titles in 1974, '75 and '76 and took his teams to two NCAA tournaments and four NIT tournaments.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2015, 09:30:24 am

Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred  ·  17h 17 hours ago

For the Flight Aware junkies, there's a Learjet flying from Knoxville to Austin. Lands in 23 minutes

That plane is owned by a known Tennessee booster, Teddy Phillips, Jr. http://www.knoxnews.com/govolsxtra/basketball/govols247-rick-barnes-expected-to-land-at-tennessee …
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Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2015, 01:28:00 pm
 Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  20h 20 hours ago

Rick Barnes has gone to more NCAA tournaments in his 28 years as a head coach (22) than Tennessee has in the history of the school (20).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2015, 01:40:09 pm

Patrick Brown @patrickbrownTFP  ·  3h 3 hours ago

Tennessee has released its MOU with Rick Barnes. It's a 6-year deal, through the 2020-21 season, worth $2.25 million per season.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2015, 01:42:16 pm

Wes Rucker @wesrucker247  ·  1h 1 hour ago

New #Vols’ coach Rick Barnes’ 604 wins are the eight most of any active NCAA Division I men’s coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2015, 01:19:28 pm
 Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred  ·  Mar 31

Rick Barnes' contract at Tennessee is 6 years. Base salary of $2.25 million per year.

Rick Barnes would owe Tennessee $1 million per contract year left if he leaves. Same for Tennessee if it fires him without cause.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2015, 01:23:57 pm
 Jimmy Hyams @JimmyHyams  ·  4m 4 minutes ago

Per my research, the SEC has hired 8 coaches who were in the Final Four before joining SEC: Rick Barnes (UT); Ben Howland (Miss State) ... Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, John Calipari (UK); Jim Harrick, Hugh Durham (Ga); Norm Sloan (Fla)

The SEC now has 4 coaches who have coached in a Final 4: John Calipari (UK), Rick Barnes (UT), Ben Howland (Miss State) Billy Donovan (Fla).

In 1996, the SEC had league-high 5 Final Four coaches: Rick Pitino, Dale Brown, Lon Kruger, Richard Williams, Nolan Richardson.

The SEC had 4 Final Four coaches in 1983: Hugh Durham, Dale Brown, Joe B. Hall, Norm Sloan, per my research
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Post by: jbcarol on April 02, 2015, 03:05:47 pm
 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  6h 6 hours ago

Donovan's contract extended, updated with buyout numbers - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20150401/ARTICLES/150409908 …

For those wondering [you], buyout on Billy D's contract is $500,000. Window from March 1-April 1 exists for no buyout, but that's just passed.

Lville coach (and BD's mentor) Rick Pitino, on Mike & Mike, "I think Billy Donovan has the urge to coach in the NBA, would like to try it."

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FOI: Florida coach Billy Donovan has signed an amended, one-year extension through the 2020 season that will raise his average salary to a shade over $4 million per year.

The Gainesville Sun learned of Donovan’s extension through an open records request.

Under terms of the deal, Donovan’s base salary was $4.2 million in 2014-15. It will drop to $3.9 million next season and hold steady at $4 million per season from 2016-17 to 2017-20.

Donovan and Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley agreed to terms of the deal last summer, after the 19-year coach led the Gators to their fifth Final Four in school history. Donovan signed the deal in December. The Gators are coming off a 16-17 season, their first losing record since going 14-15 in 1997-98.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2015, 07:43:43 am
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment from most recent:

Andy Kennedy

2013: 12 seed, won opening game
2015: 11 seed, won opening game
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Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2015, 07:47:02 am
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment:

Mark Fox:

2011: 10 seed, 1st game loss
2015: 10 seed, 1st game loss
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Post by: jbcarol on April 04, 2015, 08:51:18 am
ESPN College BBall @ESPNCBB  ·  20h 20 hours ago
Kentucky coach John Calipari has been named AP Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2015, 11:10:36 am
 C-J Sports staff @sports_cj  ·  8m 8 minutes ago

Report: UK's Calipari makes Hall of Fame http://cjky.it/1C6g17e  @kyletucker_cj
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2015, 06:36:31 pm
Dan Wolken @DanWolken  ·  20h 20 hours ago
Calipari has left at least three national titles on the table.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 06, 2015, 09:15:52 am

Michael Casagrande @ByCasagrande  ·  55m 55 minutes ago

Get to know Avery Johnson with 15 facts, milestones and defining moments. http://bit.ly/1yOQoYc 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CB6U6U_UAAMHhwD.jpg:large)

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Johnson graduated from St. Augustine High School in New Orleans...

Johnson graduated from Southern University. The school named its home court after him in 2013...

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is Johnson’s mentor...

After 16 seasons in the NBA, Johnson retired in 2004 averaging 8.4 points and 5.5 assists overall.
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Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2015, 08:42:22 am
 Alabama M Basketball @AlabamaMBB  ·  12h 12 hours ago

Let's give a big #ROLLTIDE as we officially welcome new men's basketball head coach, Avery Johnson! @CoachAvery6

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2015, 08:48:31 am

Michael Casagrande @ByCasagrande  ·  12h 12 hours ago

Avery Johnson Alabama contract detials: http://bit.ly/19ZOTzG

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Avery Johnson will be Alabama's next basketball coach and the details are now final, AL.com learned. The deal is for six years and close to $18 million.

"It's a wrap," Johnson told AL.com.

"Coach Johnson has an impressive record from the professional ranks, as both a player and a head coach," Battle said. "His personal history is a testament to what character, enthusiasm, perseverance, talent and intelligence can do. He has shown fortitude and skill in every opportunity.

"I am confident that Avery will provide our student-athletes with the best qualities of leadership: commitment, hard work, enthusiasm, poise, confidence, and pride. I am very excited about having Avery join the Crimson Tide family. Not only do I believe that he will be an excellent head coach, but I am also convinced that he will be a tremendous example to our student-athletes in all areas on and off the court."

Alabama is expected to formally introduce Johnson, 50, in a Wednesday news conference. The news officially closes a coaching search that spanned 22 days after Anthony Grant was fired March 15.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2015, 10:30:00 am
 Kevin Scarbinsky @KevinScarbinsky  ·  14h 14 hours ago

Avery Johnson will make a bit less than $3 million a year. Makes him No. 3 in the SEC behind John Calipari and Billy Donovan.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 08, 2015, 07:09:08 am
Rick Barnes believes he can provide stability for a Tennessee program that has undergone plenty of recent coaching turnover. (http://collegebasketball.ap.org/article/barnes-eager-chance-provide-stability-tennesse)

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Just two days after being fired at Texas, where he had reached the NCAA Tournament in 16 of his 17 seasons, Barnes was hired last week to take over Tennessee's program.

Barnes replaces Donnie Tyndall, who was fired after only one season while the NCAA investigates his two-year tenure at Southern Mississippi. Barnes, who has had a career record of 604-314, will be Tennessee's fourth coach in six seasons.

Although he will be 61 when he makes his Tennessee debut, Barnes insists he's no short-term solution...

Barnes' career shows that he doesn't need much time to start winning. He got to the NCAA Tournament in his debut seasons at Providence and Texas. Barnes reached the NIT his first year at Clemson before getting the Tigers an NCAA bid the following season. He won 20 games his lone season at George Mason.

Now he inherits a Tennessee program that must replace all-Southeastern Conference guard Josh Richardson from a squad that went 16-16 this season. Barnes remains confident he can produce solid results right away.

"I don't think you can ever stand in front of a team and tell a group of guys this is a rebuilding year," Barnes said. "I think kids are perceptive enough to know if you believe in them."

Barnes has made the NCAA Tournament 19 of the past 20 seasons, a stretch that started with his last three years at Clemson and continued during his 17-year tenure at Texas.

Tennessee has made just one NCAA appearance in the four seasons since the exit of Bruce Pearl, who got to the tournament each of his six seasons at Tennessee before getting fired in 2011 amid an NCAA investigation...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 08, 2015, 07:20:15 am
Northern Kentucky made a move and hired former Alabama assistant John Brannen as its new head coach, according to multiple reports. Brannen was an assistant coach under former Crimson Tide head coach Anthony Grant for six seasons and became the team’s interim coach during the Postseason NIT.

Brannen led Alabama to the second round in the event after a home win over Illinois in the first round. (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/06/northern-kentucky-hires-ex-alabama-assistant-john-brannen-as-head-coach)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 08, 2015, 02:27:44 pm
 Matt Zenitz @mzenitz  ·  11m 11 minutes ago

New Alabama coach Avery Johnson exchanged texts with Anthony Grant http://www.al.com/alabamabasketball/index.ssf/2015/04/new_alabama_coach_avery_johnso.html …

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Avery Johnson and Anthony Grant met while Johnson's son, Avery Jr., was in high school and being recruited for basketball by colleges, including Alabama.

Grant texted Johnson recently after reports surfaced that Johnson was going to be hired to succeed Grant as the Tide's basketball coach, Johnson said Wednesday...

"We texted back [and forth]," Johnson said. "He wished me well. I wished his family well."

Grant's immediate future is unclear. Grant was a guest analyst during the NCAA tournament for CBS, TNT, TBS and Tru TV.

The Tide were 117-85 under Grant.

"He's going to get a head job," South Carolina coach Frank Martin told reporters in South Carolina recently. "He's too good at what he does. The question is: Will he take a head job if offered? That's a question he's going to have to sit down and figure out. He's too good at what he does. Something's wrong in our society when people like him are viewed as failures."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2015, 07:39:09 am
Bama (updated)

New Orleans native Avery Johnson, 50 was named Bama's new coach. Johnson played in the NBA from '88-'04 and was the NBA Coach of the Year in 2006 when he led the Mavs to the NBA Finals.  This is Johnson's first college coaching position. His son plays for A&M.

John Brannen, a six-year assistant, was interim coach for Bama's 1-1 showing in the 2015 NIT. The Northern Kentucky native was named head coach at NKU.

Anthony Grant, 48 was fired after his sixth regular season at Bama. The former Billy Donovan assistant and VCU head coach led Bama to one NCAA Tournament game in 2012 after finishing 5th in the SEC. Grant finished 53-47 in SEC regular season games.

Philip Pearson was an interim coach at Bama who replaced Mark Gottfried in season in '09. Pearson was 5-6 during his regular season run.

Mark Gottfried coached at Bama for 10.5 seasons. His regular season SEC record of 84-83 of course prorates a shade better than 8-8. Gottfried led Bama to five straight NCAA-T appearances from his 4th season to his 8th. His '04 team (20-13, 8-8 SEC) made the NCAA-T Elite 8, Bama's best showing in the Big Dance ever. Bama made the post season 8 times under Gottfried reportedly turning down an invite to the CBI in '08.

Gottfried's '02 team was the SEC regular season champion (12-4). His '03 team was Number 1 in the AP poll for two weeks, the first time ever for Bama.

David Hobbs coached at Bama from '92-93 to '97-98. In his six seasons, Bama made the second round of the NCAA-T twice. Hobbs had a 110-76 overall record during his Bama tenure and a 50-46 record in SEC conference play.

Winfrey Sanderson coached Bama's first year in the expanded SEC and his last of 12 seasons as Bama's head man.  Sanderson was 10-6 in his last SEC regular season taking Bama to the SEC-T finals and the NCAA 2nd round. Sanderson was associated with Bama athletics for 32 years until Nancy Watts' face made contact with his hand.

Sanderson led Bama to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA-T six times. His teams won the SEC Conference Tourney in '82, '87, '89, '90, and '91. Bama also won the SEC regular season title in '87.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2015, 07:54:22 am
Tennessee (updated)

Tennessee hired former longtime Texas coach Rick Barnes, 60 to replace Tyndall. Barnes has led teams to more NCAA tournaments in his 28 years as a head coach (22) than Tennessee has in the history of the school (20). His 604 wins are the eight most of any active NCAA Division I men’s coach.

Donnie Tyndall, 43 from Southern Mississippi was hired to replace Martin. He was 56-17 in two seasons in Hattiesburg, making the NIT in both seasons. In 2006, Tyndall became head coach at his alma mater, Morehead State who had gone 4-23 in the previous season under former UK All-American Kyle Macy.

In Tyndall's first week on the job, all five of Tennessee's 2014 recruiting class have asked for and received a release from the Vols. One late commit followed Cuonzo Martin to Cal.  Tyndall replaced the losses with several transfers, jucos, and late-signing recruits.

Tyndall went 16-16, 7-11 in the SEC in his one season at Tennessee. AD Dave Hart fired Tyndall with cause after receiving an NCAA report of improper financial aid and academic violations that occurred at Southern Miss.

Cuonzo Martin, 42 took the Vol head coaching job after leading the Missouri State Bears for three seasons. He is the fifth D1 coach from the Gene Keady coaching tree. The Vols went 10-6 in the '12 SEC regular season and earned second place via the SEC tie-breaker. Tennessee lost to Middle Tennessee State in the second round of the NIT. The '13 team went 11-7 in SEC play but lost in the opening round of the NIT to Mercer.

Tennessee fans started a petition drive in the midst of the '13-14 season to replace Martin with Bruce Pearl who ended up at Auburn. The team went on a tear as the players noted that they increased their intensity in defense of their coach. Tennesse got by Iowa in the First Four and then made the Sweet Sixteen. Martin was a candidate for the Marquette job as his buyout decreased in half on April 1, 2014. On April 15 it was reported that Cuonzo had taken the Cal Bears job after Mike Montgomery retired.

Martin was 32-20 (61.5%) in SEC play in three seasons.

Bruce Pearl  was coach for six seasons at UT.  In SEC regular season play, Pearl was 65-31 (including his 8-game suspension in '11), a 68% winning percentage. This prorates to a 10.8-5.2 SEC average season.

Pearl took UT to the NCAA-T each season. 2010 was the Vols first Elite Eight appearance in program history. Pearl has also made the Sweet Sixteen twice. Tennessee won the SEC regular season crown in '08 and finished with an overall 31-5 record. The Vols earned a first round SEC bye in Pearl's first four seasons, failing last season in the Elite Eight year. Out of conference road wins were enough to propel UT into the tourney this season.

AD Mike Hamilton made remarks on a radio program that seemed to distract the Vols and after a good start they lost by 30 in their first round game against Michigan in '11.

Pearl was preceded by Buzz Peterson who was Michael Jordan's college roommate. Buzz coached four years at UT. His regular season conference record was 29-35 (45%). This prorates to a 7.25-8.75 average season. Buzz failed to make the NCAA-T and his team was eliminated in the NIT in the first round in two tries.

Jerry Green coached UT for four seasons from '97-98 to '00-01. His regular season conference record was 41-23 (63%) going 12-4 twice. This prorates to a 10-6 average. Green took the Vols to the NCAA-T each season with the Sweet Sixteen being their crowning achievement. At the time it was UT's second Sweet Sixteen appearance ever and first in 19 seasons. Tennessee shared the SEC Regular Season championship in 2000.
 
Current USC Coach Kevin O'Neill coached UT for three seasons and could not get a rebuilding job accomplished. O'Neill was hired after his Marquette team defeated UK in the NCAA-T second round in '94.

O'Neill was 14-24 in SEC regular season play. He made the post season once, a first round elimination in the NIT.

Wade Houston coached at UT for five seasons. He was the first black head coach in a major sport in SEC history. Houston was Denny Crum's long time assistant at UofL and he brought his son Allan who became UT's all-time leading scorer.

Coach Houston's teams failed to make the NCAA-T. They did qualify for the NIT twice. He twice lost 22 games overall and his last season, '93-94 saw a 5-22 record, UT's worst in history.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2015, 08:05:33 am
Mississippi State

Ben Howland, 57, the former UCLA and Pitt coach was chosen to replace Rick Ray after a two year absence from coaching.  Howland led UCLA to consecutive Final Fours in '07 and '08 and tied for the Pac 12 regular season champion in his last season. Discipline problems centered around player Reeves Nelson created issues for Howland. He won 67% of his Pac 12 games and is UCLA's second most winning coach (233) passing former Georgia and UCLA coach Jim Harrick.

Rick Ray was named State head coach for the '12-13 season from Clemson where he was an assistant.  Player transfers, injuries, and suspensions made Ray's first season one of the toughest in the SEC. Ray, now 44, was 13-41 in SEC play in his three seasons leading the Bulldogs.  He was fired on March 21, 2015.

Rick Stansbury completed 23 seasons on staff at State, and 14 as head coach.  His regular season conference record ended in '11-12 at 122-102 or 54.5%. That prorated to 8.7-7.3. Stansbury's teams won the SEC-T in '02 and '09. They won the regular season title in '04. State has been to the NCAA 2nd Round four times, his farthest advancement, the last time in '08.

Stansbury's teams made the NCAA six of fourteen times. They have been in post season play every season but three. There is no post-season for State in '11. The distraction during the last three years due to player issues led to the end of Rick's tenure. His long time assistant, Phil Cunningham got the head coaching job at Troy after the '13 season. Stansbury is currently an assistant coach for Billy Kennedy at A&M.

Stansbury's mentor Richard Williams coached State for 12 seasons. In '91 he took them to their second NCAA-T appearance ever and first since '63. (State had waived appearances in other seasons. The '63 appearance is remarkable. Google it.)

State shared the '91 regular season championship with LSU. In '96 State won the SEC-T over Kentucky and made the NCAA-T Final Four losing to Syracuse. Williams also led State to the Sweet 16 in '95.

During his tenure, State made the NCAA-T three times and post season play five times.

Williams's overall regular season SEC percentage was 44% which prorates to an average 7-9.  Williams had a combined 23-49 in his first four seasons and finished at State with a 4-12 campaign. State was 26-8 overall in '96.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2015, 08:18:32 am
http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2015/04/07/coaches-with-multiple-ncaa-basketball-titles

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 13, 2015, 01:34:00 pm
SEC Coaches NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment:

Johnny Jones:

2015: 9 seed, 1st game loss
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2015, 07:57:36 am
 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  18h 18 hours ago

Florida's current staff of Billy Donovan (202), John Pelphrey (25) and Anthony Grant (54) have combined for 281 SEC coaching wins.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 15, 2015, 10:55:37 am
Oscar Combs @wildcatnews  ·  19 hours ago

SEC may be setting a NCAA record this spring with 18 "Power 5" conference head basketball coaches to run 14 SEC programs. Just count 'em.

In addition to current 14 head coaches, Fla has added frormer (sic) Ala boss Anthony Grant to join former Arky coach John Pelphrey as assistants.

Former Miss. State head man Rick Stansbury is now associate head coach at Texas A&M while former Auburn coach Tony Barbee is at Kentucky.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 17, 2015, 01:04:23 pm
SEC Coaches at current schools, NCAA Tournament seeding and accomplishment:

Mike Anderson:

2015: 5 seed, 3rd round game (1-1)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 21, 2015, 09:51:46 am
 Zac Ellis @ZacEllis  ·  1h 1 hour ago

AM RT: From Shaka to Howland, grading college basketball’s major coaching hires. http://www.si.com/college-basketball/2015/04/16/shaka-smart-ben-howland-best-coaching-hires …

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Howland’s arrival in Starkville is the cornerstone of the SEC’s strong off-season. Mississippi State shocked much of the college basketball world by hiring the former UCLA coach to replace Rick Ray, who was fired after three seasons. The Bulldogs now employ a coach who has taken three teams to the NCAA tournament, reached three Final Fours and won 69% of his games. But Howland couldn’t advance past the second round in his final five seasons at UCLA. Meanwhile, off-court troubles and recruiting misses soured his reputation. Starkville is not Los Angeles, so Howland must prove he can still recruit. But the Bulldogs are undoubtedly trending upward thanks to his arrival. Grade: A

Rick Barnes, Tennessee

Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart might have saved his job by hiring Barnes. Hart was forced to fire coach Donnie Tyndall after one season due to an NCAA investigation into Tyndall’s former school, Southern Miss. The Vols then upgraded with Barnes, who is fresh off a Texas tenure in which he reached the NCAA tournament in 16 of his 17 seasons. That wasn’t enough in Austin, but it would be cause for celebration in Knoxville. The question is how far Barnes can take the Tennessee program once it’s in the tournament. Getting to the dance is the Vols’ first priority, however, which makes Barnes a stellar hire. Grade: B+

Avery Johnson, Alabama

It’s not often a major college program hires a coach without any college experience. But by bringing in Johnson, Alabama did just that. Johnson has plenty of head-coaching experience on the NBA level, having spent six-plus seasons with the Mavericks and Nets. The good news is Johnson brings more name recognition and energy to Tuscaloosa than the departed Anthony Grant. The bad news is no one knows how Johnson will translate to the recruiting trail. For now, Johnson brings a necessary spark to the Crimson Tide. Grade: B-
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Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2015, 02:50:27 pm
 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  2h 2 hours ago

Donovan's contract status, recently signed extension at UF thru 2020 that pays about $4 mil/yr. Buyout is $500K.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2015, 09:31:53 am
SEC Regular Season Wins   
                       
  397   Adolph Rupp (UK)       
  238     Dale Brown (LSU)
  202     Billy Donovan (UF)   
  195     CM Newton (ALA, VU)   
  182     Ray Mears (UT)       
  178     Harry Rabenhorst (LSU)   
  172     Joe B. Hall (UK)   
  171     Roy Skinner (VU)   
  141     Hugh Durham (UGA)   
  139     Tubby Smith (UGA, UK)   
  132     Wimp Sanderson (ALA)
  127     Kevin Stallings (VU)   
  126     Norm Sloan (UF)   
  124     Joel Eaves (AUB)   
  122     Rick Stansbury (MSU)   
  112     Hank Crisp (ALA)   
  110     Don DeVoe (UT, UF)   
  109     Nolan Richardson (ARK)   
  107     Bob Polk (VU)   
  104     Rick Pitino (UK)   
  103     John Mauer (UT, UF)   
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2015, 06:18:21 pm
NCAA Tournament Record for Current SEC Coaches at SEC Schools:

Billy Donovan  Florida   34*-11
John Calipari Kentucky    18-3
Bruce Pearl Tennessee**  8-6
Kevin Stallings  Vandy      5-6
Andy Kennedy Ole Miss    2-2
Mike Anderson  Arkansas  1-1
Johnny Jones  LSU           0-1
Mark Fox        Georgia     0-2


* Most NCAA Tournament wins by an SEC Coach (Rupp was 30-18)
** Bruce Pearl is currently at Auburn
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2015, 01:34:09 pm
Final Four Appearances by Coaches at an SEC School while an SEC School

Adolph Rupp ....  6
John Calipari ...  4***
Billy Donovan ..  4
Joe B. Hall ......  3
Rick Pitino ......  3**
Nolan Richardson 2*
Dale Brown ......  2
Hugh Durham ...  1****
Tubby Smith ....  1
Lon Kruger ......  1
Richard Williams 1
Harry Rabenhorst 1
John Brady ......  1

*Took Hogs to Final Four out of the SWC.
**Took Providence and UofL to Final Fours out of Big East
***Both Ex-SEC Final Fours Vacated
****Took Florida St. to final game as an independent
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2015, 02:18:59 pm
 Keith Niebuhr @Keith247Sports  ·  3h 3 hours ago

Hard to believe this .... Billy Donovan is still ONLY 49 years old. If he goes Larry Brown, he could coach at least 13 more teams.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2015, 12:34:08 pm
 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  23m 23 minutes ago

Thunder struck: Donovan leaves UF for NBA: Billy Donovan led Florida basketball to tremendous heights in his 1... http://bit.ly/1Q3hJQ6

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Florida became a nationally relevant college basketball program under Donovan, leading the Gators to back-to-back national titles in 2006 and 2007 and four Final Four appearances (2000, 2006, 2007, 2014). He led Florida to seven Elite Eight berths, 14 NCAA Tournaments and a school-record 467 wins.

With Donovan’s departure, Florida will be searching for a new basketball coach for the first time since 1996. Possible candidates to replace Donovan include current UF assistants John Pelphrey...

No immediate word on financial terms of deal with OKC, but Donovan will need to pay a $500,000 buyout to leave his contract at UF.

Florida assistants John Pelphrey and Anthony Grant could also get a look, though one or both might follow Billy D to OKC.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2015, 01:18:45 pm
SI College HoopsVerified account ‏@si_ncaabb

Billy Donovan leaves behind program he built to fulfill old dream (via @Andy_Staples) http://on.si.com/1PaMzUO 
10:24 AM - 30 Apr 2015

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2015, 01:39:14 pm
 Mike Huguenin @MikeHuguenin  ·  46m 46 minutes ago

Billy Donovan's departure means Florida will be only Power 5 school with new football AND basketball coaches in 2015-16 school year.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2015, 01:42:02 pm
 SEC Network @SECNetwork  ·  37m 37 minutes ago

Some coaches build programs, others leave legacies. #Gators

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2015, 01:42:29 pm
The dean of SEC mens basketball coaches is Kevin Stallings.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2015, 03:15:52 pm
 Steve Walentik @Steve_Walentik  ·  17h 17 hours ago

SEC added Howland, Barnes, Avery Johnson, but I think the league might be worse off on balance without Donovan.


Steve Walentik @Steve_Walentik  ·  37m 37 minutes ago

Blog: Donovan's departure is a huge blow to Florida and the SEC http://www.columbiatribune.com/blogs/courtside_view/donovan-s-departure-is-a-huge-blow-to-florida-and/article_11857557-8b44-52cd-8a2d-b10e480700b6.html …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2015, 11:16:14 am
 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  2h 2 hours ago

Bianchi: Donovan departure more devastating to Gators than the day Steve Spurrier left http://fw.to/woKwwsE

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Billy Donovan was 29 years old when he came to Florida as "Billy the Kid." He left Thursday, a month before his 50th birthday, as "Billy the Legend." Donovan made a decision that he almost made eight years ago when signed a contract to coach the Orlando Magic. Except this time — now that he's agreed to a five-year, $30 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder — he's not going to change his mind.

This time, Daddy's not coming through that front door anymore.

For Gators fans, this will be remembered as the day the music — string music — died.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2015, 04:35:08 pm
SEC Coaches total number of Regular Season Conference wins from '91-92 to Present. This balances on-the-court success with ability to sustain a career and a desire to stay with the SEC School over other options.

Coach                 Wins  Avg. Season Seasons
Billy Donovan        200      10.3-5.7   19
Tubby Smith         139      11.6-4.4   12
Kevin Stallings      127        7.8-8.2   16
Rick Stansbury      122        8.7-7.3   14
Nolan Richardson   109        9.9-6.1   11
Mark Gottfried        84        8.0-8.0   10.5
John Calipari          82        12.9-3.1   6
Andy Kennedy       78         8.3-7.7    9
Rick Pitino             80       13.3-2.7    6
Eddie Fogler          77         7.7-8.3   10
John Brady            74         7.1-8.9   10.5
Cliff Ellis               73         7.3-8.7   10
Bruce Pearl            69         9.8-6.2   7
Anthony Grant        54          9-7        6
Richard Williams     53         7.6-8.4    7
Mark Fox                51           8-8       6
Rod Barnes            50         6.2-9.8    8
David Hobbs          50         8.3-7.7    6
Lon Kruger             44        8.8-7.2    5
Jan van Breda Kolff 43        7.2-8.8    6
Rob Evans              43        7.2-8.8    6
Jerry Green            41       10.2-5.8    4
Dave Odom            41        5.9-10.1   7


Average season is based on 16 games as most former coaches had only 16 game seasons from '91-'12.

Nolan Richardson won a significant number of SWC games for Arkansas prior to '91-92.

Richard Williams, Rick Pitino, Eddie Fogler, and Lon Kruger all had SEC victories in seasons prior to '91-92.

Tubby Smith's total reflects wins at UGa and UK.
Eddie Fogler's total reflects '91-'02 wins at Vandy and USC.
Bruce Pearl's total reflects wins at UT and AU.

Kevin Stallings, Andy Kennedy, Bruce Pearl, John Calipari, and Mark Fox are current SEC coaches.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2015, 04:11:47 pm
 Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  22m 22 minutes ago

Full story: Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy agrees to new contract keeping him in Oxford thru 2019 http://www.clarionledger.com/story/olemisssports/2015/05/05/ole-miss-coach-andy-kennedy-agrees-to-4-year-extension/26933885/ …

Longest allowed by law.

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Kennedy's new deal has a base salary of $1.925 million. He previously made $1.8 million a year in a contract that went through 2017.

The new four-year contract also includes performances incentives related to Southeastern Conference regular season and NCAA postseason success and an increase in assistant coach salaries, but those details were not immediately released.

"I greatly appreciate the opportunity," said Kennedy, who's 192-114 all-time in his nine seasons as head coach. "As a native Mississippian, it is an honor to continue in my role as a head coach at Mississippi's flagship university."

The new deal comes after Kennedy guided Ole Miss to its second NCAA Tournament appearance in three seasons, beating BYU behind an improbable 62-point second half in the first round and losing to Xavier in the second.

Ole Miss loses five senior from last year's squad, but returns All-SEC guard Stefan Moody.

Kennedy is the only coach in Ole Miss history to lead the Rebels to seven 20-plus win seasons and seven postseason berths, with two NCAA Tournament and five NIT appearances.

"The future of Ole Miss basketball could not be stronger," Bjork said. "Andy Kennedy is the core of that strength and we are pleased to announce his contract has been extended four more years."

Kennedy will coach in a new arena next season, as The Pavilion at Ole Miss is scheduled to be completed by December 2015 with construction estimated to cost $85 million.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2015, 04:37:26 pm
The eight most intriguing coaching hires of 2015 (maybe ever) (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/05/looking-forward-the-eight-most-intriguing-coaching-hires-of-2015/)

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Shaka Smart, Texas: Texas is one of the most underrated jobs in the country: Great weather, great town, great recruiting base, tons of money, lack of pressure to win...

Florida: There’s a lot to talk about with the opening that Billy Donovan left in Gainesville, not the least of which is, you know, who actually gets the job. But there’s more to it than that. Florida has been a top 10-15 program over the course of the last decade, but does that mean that it is a top 10-15 job? Or was Donovan the makeup covering the pockmarks? ...

Ben Howland, Mississippi State: Howland jumped at the first job that he could get this spring, going from sunny Southern California to Starkville, Mississippi. The former UCLA head coach has already landed the best guard in the country — Malik Newman —

Rick Barnes, Tennessee: Barnes might have been run out of Austin, but it didn’t take him long to land back on his feet. The former Texas head man was quickly scooped up by the Volunteers to try and rebuild from the Donnie Tyndall disaster. Barnes will get players to Knoxville, and he’ll do it without having the NCAA come to town.

Left out this coach:
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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2015, 08:45:00 pm

UGA Men's Basketball ‏@UGABasketball

Congratulations to @CoachPPearson, who is now the #Dawgs' Associate Head Coach! http://gado.gs/45r 
1:42 PM - 5 May 2015
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 06, 2015, 03:50:44 pm
 Brett Dawson @BDawsonRivals  ·  7h 7 hours ago

If you were born the day Rick Pitino left Kentucky for the Celtics, Happy Birthday. You're now old enough to vote. I feel just plain old.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2015, 07:19:52 am
 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  9h 9 hours ago

Last La Tech coach to jump to SEC job was Tommy Joe Eagles to Auburn in 1989. Went 64-78 in 5 seasons, 29-55 SEC. Died of heart attack in 94
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2015, 12:08:36 pm
Florida (updated)

Florida hired 38-year old Michael White, a Dunedin native to replace Billy Donovan. White was a four year Ole Miss starter at point guard for the Rob Evans' teams in the late-90s. White averaged 28 wins in his final three (of four) seasons for LaTech. His teams went to the NIT in each of those seasons unable to get an at-large bid or win the Conference USA tournament.  It has been reported that White turned down offers to coach Tennessee and Mizzou. Those jobs were filled by Donnie Tyndall and Kim Anderson.

49-year-old Billy "The Kid" Donovan leaves Florida as the third winningest coach in SEC history behind Coaches Rupp and Brown.  Coach Donovan has two NCAA championships, one other NCAA finals appearance, and a Final Four in 2014 after going 21-0 in the SEC regular season and tournament.  His three prior teams all reached the Elite Eight. Donovan passed Coach Rupp to record the most NCAA Tournament wins of any SEC coach.
 
Florida won the SEC Tournament three consecutive seasons, '05, '06, and '07, to go with the '14 title. The Gators won the SEC regular season title outright in '07, '11, '13, and '14 and shared it in '00 and '01. His only Florida teams to fail to make the postseason were his first and his last.  The Kid came to Florida in 1996 after two seasons at Marshall. Prior to that he was an assistant to Rick Pitino for five seasons at Kentucky.

Florida has had only three head coaches during the expansion era. Donovan's predecessor was Lon Kruger.

Kruger coached for six seasons, the first one prior to the expansion era. He led the Gators to their first Final Four in '94. Florida's first NCAA appearance ever was in '87 under Norm Sloan when the Gators made the Sweet Sixteen and Billy Donovan made the Final Four as a player at Providence.

Kruger's last season was a losing one. He finished with a 52% SEC conference winning percentage. Florida also made a first round NCAA tourney appearance in '95.

Twelve of Florida's 15 NCAA Tournament appearances have been post-expansion. Prior to 1975, only the conference recognized champion could participate in the tournament. The tournament did not expande to 64 teams until 1985.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2015, 02:26:08 pm
 Jon Rothstein @JonRothstein  ·  19h 19 hours ago

The SEC landscape has changed the past few years with recent hires at LSU, Miss. St and A & M. Biggest key for Mike White at Florida? STAFF.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2015, 05:00:14 pm
 ESPN College BBall @ESPNCBB  ·  5h 5 hours ago

While Mike White may be an unknown, his credentials were better than Billy Donovan's before he took over at UF.

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Post by: jbcarol on May 09, 2015, 11:07:58 am
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  8 hours ago

With Florida's 72-68 win tonight over South Carolina, Billy D improves to 67-82 in his UF tenure in games decided by 5 points or less.


 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  4m 4 minutes ago

New UF coach Michael White's career record in games decided by 5 points or less is 22-6. Has shown ability to win the close ones.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 11, 2015, 07:14:43 am
 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  8h 8 hours ago

New UF coach White 9th highest-paid in SEC: Florida has gone from employing one of the highest-paid men’s bask... http://bit.ly/1cGJfoq

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1. John Calipari, Kentucky, $7.5 million

2. Avery Johnson, Alabama, $2.83 million

3. Bruce Pearl, Auburn, $2.75 million

4. Rick Barnes, Tennessee, $2.25 mllion

t5. Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt, $2.2 million

t5. Mike Anderson, Arkansas, $2.2 million

7. Frank Martin, South Carolina, $2.1 millom

8. Ben Howland, Mississippi State, $2.05 million

9. Michael White, Florida, $2 million

10. Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss, $1.8 million

11. Mark Fox, Georgia, $1.7 milliom

12. Johnny Jones, LSU, $1.5 million

13. Kim Anderson, Missouri, $1.2 million

14. Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M, $1.1 million
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 11, 2015, 07:25:04 am
 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  2h 2 hours ago

White isn't first coach to follow in footsteps of legend: Replacing a legendary coach can be humbling. ... http://bit.ly/1cHVam9

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John Brady recalled his first few weeks replacing Dale Brown as LSU's basketball coach.

Brady had rearranged the coaching office and taken down some pictures. Despite being pressured to retire due to NCAA sanctions, Brown remained an icon at the school after leading the Tigers to two Final Fours and 448 wins in 25 seasons. So the mere office makeover created a stir.

“Some people were critical of that, that I shouldn't have done that,” said Brady, now the head coach at Arkansas State. “But you have to put your own touch on the program in some way, shape or form.”

At another tradition-rich program, Kentucky, Joe B. Hall faced the monumental task of replacing Adolph Rupp. Hall, an assistant under Rupp, wasn't Kentucky's first choice. But there were few around the country who wanted to replace Rupp, who built the Kentucky basketball program into prominence. Rupp led Kentucky to four national titles in 42 seasons before being forced into retirement in 1972.

“The theory was that whoever followed him would be a loser,” Hall said. “Nobody wanted to be the guy who followed Rupp, they wanted to be the guy after the guy who followed Rupp.”

But Hall lasted 13 seasons and put together a respectable run at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats to two Final Fours and their fifth national title in school history in 1978.

“I played for Coach Rupp, I worked for him for seven years,” Hall said. “Nobody respected him more than I did. I didn't feel threatened when I lost the game that probably he would have won. I worked hard. I was true to myself and to the program. And I had enough success to keep the wolves off my back. There were always a few after you, but they wouldn't yell very loud. My supporters would put them down.”

Brady said one of his regrets in replacing Brown at LSU was not trying to establish a relationship with him and his former players. The fact that Brown remained in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Brady said, added to his insecurity.

“I should have embraced Coach Brown, and reached out to him more, as he admits he should have done the same with me,” Brady said.

Still, Brady found a way to navigate through the early probation years at LSU, lasting 11 seasons and posting a 192-139 record before being fired in 2008 (Arkansas State hired Brady the following season). In 2006, behind the talented duo of Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Tyrus Thomas, Brady led LSU to an SEC regular-season title and its fourth Final Four appearance in school history.

“If you are able to recruit it and you have good coaching with good recruiting, most of the time you'll have really good teams,” Brady said. “We were able to do that for a while at LSU and we did it with local players and we were fortunate there in that we didn't have to go too far outside our own borders to secure the players that were necessary to win.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 11, 2015, 10:51:34 am
 Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  29m 29 minutes ago

White said he's excited to coach against other new coaches in SEC, "basketball has made a jump."

White on facing Andy Kennedy, who we worked for as assistant from 06-11 "It will be emotional thinking about what he can help me."

FWIW, new UF coach Michael White ($2/mil yr) still paid higher than Ole Miss' Andy Kennedy ($1.8 mil) and UGA's Mark Fox ($1.7 mil).
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Post by: jbcarol on May 17, 2015, 08:41:16 am
 Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  May 15

RT @NicoleAuerbach: Boeheim about Calipari at @DickieV gala: "If you have to coach in Kentucky, they should pay you $8 million"
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Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2015, 07:50:43 am
Every day that Tony Barbee is not announced as the new Assistant Coach at UK becomes even more of a mystery. When Slice took the St Johns job, we all assumed Barbee would be the pick, since he was already on staff and got a waiver to help with recruiting while the job was posted. But as of now, nothing has yet been said about him and the long wait is curious as an onlooker. I haven’t heard anything concrete to say he isn’t getting the job and the delay may be much ado about nothing. But considering just how much of an obvious hire Barbee seemed to be just a few weeks ago, the delay is certainly odd if nothing else. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/the-harrison-twins-monday-news-and-views)
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Post by: jbcarol on May 20, 2015, 11:29:13 am
 Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  ·  2h 2 hours ago

Hugh Kellenberger retweeted Andy Staples

"Hey guys, no tough questions. My kids are here."


Andy StaplesVerified account ‏@Andy_Staples

Andy Staples retweeted Dan Wolken

Rick Stansbury sees no issue with this.
6:57 AM - 20 May 2015

Dan WolkenVerified account ‏@DanWolken

Now seeing some "get off my lawn" style backlash to the NBA players bringing kids to the press conference. This is gonna be a thing huh?
6:32 AM - 20 May 2015
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2015, 07:49:10 am
 Edgar Thompson @osgators  ·  May 21

New UF coach Mike White quickly wins over #Gators with his energy as he looks to set the tone for a new era: http://bit.ly/1PYxyFL

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Billy Donovan is gone to the NBA, but in the lobby of the UF basketball practice complex, it is like the iconic coach never left.

Donovan's image and list of accomplishments cover an entire wall. A trophy case across the room features the hardware from two national titles, four Final Fours and six SEC titles during Donovan's tenure with the Gators.

New coach Mike White enters the building each day and is enveloped by Donovan's shadow. Yet, White quickly has won over his new players and set the tone for a new era.

"There's probably a lot of doubters out there like, 'Oh, Florida is not the same. They are not going to be the same program, they are not going to compete like they used to because they don't have Coach D,' " sophomore forward Devin Robinson said. "We don't listen to that. We're going to keep getting better.

"We're playing with a chip on our shoulder. We have a lot to prove."

The Gators were 16-17 last season — the first losing season since 1998. But White has more to prove than anyone...
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Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2015, 10:49:11 am
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN  ·  1h 1 hour ago

Kentucky finally announces that Tony Barbee has been elevated to assistant coach.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2015, 02:33:18 pm
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN  ·  3h 3 hours ago

Mark Fox signs new five-year contract at Georgia.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2015, 08:15:34 am
Salaries earned by SEC basketball coaches (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/05/16/3855126/uk-notebook-notre-dame-star-eager.html)

1. Calipari, Kentucky, $7.5 million per year.

2. Avery Johnson, Alabama, $2.83 million.

3. Bruce Pearl, Auburn, $2.75 million.

4. Rick Barnes, Tennessee, $2.25 million.

5. Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt, $2.2 million.

5. Mike Anderson, Arkansas, $2.2 million.

7. Frank Martin, South Carolina, $2.1 million.

8. Ben Howland, Mississippi State, $2.05 million.

9. Michael White, Florida, $2 million.

10. Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss, $1.925 million.

11. Mark Fox, Georgia, $1.7 million.

12. Johnny Jones, LSU, $1.5 million.

13. Kim Anderson, Missouri, $1.2 million.

14. Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M, $1.1 million.

Note: Billy Donovan was the second-highest paid coach at $4 million. His salary rose from $1.7 million in 2003 to $3.5 million in 2007 (coming off back-to-back national championships) and topped out at $4 million this past season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 26, 2015, 10:10:02 am
According to numbers released by the university over the weekend, John Calipari’s coaching staff will be making a combined $1.44 million next season. Kenny Payne, the lead recruiter on the Wildcat staff, has a new contract worth $2.1 million over the next three years. Payne is likely the highest-paid assistant coach in the country. (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/26/kentuckys-assistants-to-make-1-44-million-combined-next-season/)

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For comparison’s sake, at least 22 head coaches that made last year’s NCAA tournament made less last season than the $700,000 that Payne will average over the course of this contract — Harvard, BYU, Hampton and Butler did not make the salaries public [nor should they]. That includes Dayton head coach Archie Miller and Davidson’s Bob McKillop.

John Robic will be making $415,000 next season while Tony Barbee, who got promoted from special assistant to Calipari, will be making $375,000, the same amount that former assistant Barry ‘Slice’ Rohrssen was making before he left for the same job at St. John’s.
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Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2015, 06:56:49 am
After one year as a special assistant to John Calipari, Tony Barbee is happy to be back in the role of a full assistant coach. A former player and assistant under Cal, Barbee was head coach at UTEP and Auburn before reuniting with Calipari in Lexington. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/05/28/3873677_barbee-happy-to-be-back-in-the.html)

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"I see myself as a head coach and want to get back in that role," Barbee said Thursday. "But now that I'm an assistant coach, I'm gonna do that to the best of my ability and help Coach in any role he needs me to fill."

UK Coach John Calipari and Barbee go way back. Barbee was a freshman on Calipari's first Massachusetts team in 1989, started his own coaching career as a graduate assistant under Calipari in 1995, and later returned to the bench with his former coach at Memphis, where he was an assistant for six seasons.

Barbee's first head coaching job — at UTEP in 2006 — and four seasons of continued improvement there landed him the top job at Auburn.

That rebuilding effort didn't go so well, and four losing seasons later, Barbee was looking for a job.

He once again joined Calipari, this time as a "special assistant to the head coach," but that role limited what he could do as far as actual coaching. After one year of that, Barbee has been promoted to assistant and he's looking forward to a more hands-on approach.

"It's exciting for me to be back in the mix, working with the guys," he said. "It's why we do what we do, obviously, to help the kids grow — off the floor as well, but basketball's the passion.

"To be able to get back on the floor and work with the guys individually and help the team in that way is exciting for me after a year off."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2015, 06:59:36 am
SEC continues to raise basketball profile with new coaches (http://www.macon.com/2015/05/28/3769204_sec-continues-to-raise-basketball.html)

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DESTIN, Fla. — When Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings first stepped into the meeting room this week in Destin, he immediately noticed four new faces.

And one familiar one missing.

With longtime Florida coach Billy Donovan leaving college for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this month, Stallings has become the dean of Southeastern Conference basketball coaches.

The elder statesman felt the void at the league's annual spring meetings. But with new and experienced coaches Rick Barnes, Ben Howland and Avery Johnson in the room, Stallings also sensed that the league could be better positioned for bigger things.

"I think our league is so well positioned going forward that we're going to see some really incredible things," Stallings said. "The best of the SEC is getting ready to happen in men's basketball. We've got very proven, good, successful coaches and we have arguably the best program in the country in our league. Obviously some other people can make a similar claim. No many (sic), not very many."

EC filled its four openings with three veterans and an up-and-comer.

Barnes, who reached the NCAA Tournament in 16 of his 17 years at Texas, replaced Donnie Tyndall at Tennessee. Tyndall was fired after one season because of unethical conduct at his former school, Southern Mississippi.

Howland, who led UCLA to three straight Final Fours and the Pac-12 regular-season title last season, replaced Rick Ray at Mississippi State. Ray was fired after three losing seasons. And Howland already signed one of the nation's top recruits in guard Malik Newman. The Jackson, Mississippi, standout chose the Bulldogs over Kentucky.

Johnson, who spent more than two decades playing and coaching in the NBA and led the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Finals in 2006, replaced Anthony Grant at Alabama. Grant was fired after six seasons, the last one an 18-14 campaign that was filled with injuries.

Florida went in a different direction, hiring little-known Mike White from Louisiana Tech. White has never been to the NCAA Tournament or played in the NBA, but he's widely considered a rising star in the college ranks.

"Those guys will do great things for the league," Stallings said.

The SEC has spent the last three years working to improve its men's basketball profile. Commissioner Mike Slive mandated better non-conference scheduling in hopes of getting more teams in the NCAA Tournament, and the results are starting to show. The SEC sent five teams to the tournament last season...
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Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2015, 12:43:05 pm
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops  4h4 hours ago
Former Florida men's basketball coach Billy Donovan turns 50 today.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 02, 2015, 02:43:40 pm
Marc Weiszer ‏@marcweiszer 8h8 hours ago

SEC basketball profile could be raised by big-name coaches http://bit.ly/1GUI5Bu

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Ben Howland was coaching in his third straight Final Four in 2008 at UCLA. Now he’s trying to make Mississippi State relevant again.

Rick Barnes made the Elite Eight that year and reached the NCAA tournament in 16 of 17 seasons at Texas. He’s Tennessee’s new top man on Rocky Top.

Avery Johnson was an NBA Finals head coach with the Dallas Mavericks and also coached the Nets. Now he’s at Alabama.

Michael White doesn’t have their national profile, but the former Ole Miss player and assistant put together a 101-40 record in four seasons at Louisiana Tech making him a rising star that helped him land a marquee job at Florida.

Welcome to the SECs’ new look in men’s basketball, where more than a quarter of the conference coaches are in the first season in the league in 2015-16...
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Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2015, 12:24:24 pm
Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 26m26 minutes ago

Louisville's Rick Pitino has agreed to a contract extension through the 2025-26 season, per the school.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 11, 2015, 04:34:12 pm
Clay Travis ‏@ClayTravisBGID 5h5 hours ago

Tennessee refused to rehire Bruce Pearl because of his NCAA issues and instead has hired two straight basketball coaches with NCAA issues.
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Post by: jbcarol on June 14, 2015, 07:02:22 am
Happy birthday ... To former Vanderbilt and South Carolina coach Eddie Fogler. He turned 67 on Friday. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/06/13/3899341/uk-notebook-ex-cat-michael-bradleys.html)
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Post by: jbcarol on June 14, 2015, 08:12:54 am
Earlier this week American Pharoah returned to Churchill Downs, where he won the Kentucky Derby last month, with adoring crowds showing up to pay tribute.

Saturday the horse was paraded about the grounds, and earlier in the day Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was able to spend some time with American Pharoah. (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/06/13/louisville-head-coach-rick-pitino-meets-triple-crown-winner-american-pharoah-photo)

(https://nbccollegebasketballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/chys2a9wuaeqiy_.jpg?w=470&h=470)
Churchill Downs

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    Asked what basketball player he compare American Pharoah to, Pitino said “probably Grant Hill.”

    “Grant was one of the nicest pros, the classiest pro and was a great star in college, just class all the way.”

Pitino is the first current or former SEC basketball coach to visit a Triple Crown winner in at least 37 years.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 24, 2015, 11:28:51 am
Vanderbilt

54-year old Kevin Stallings has completed 16 seasons at Vandy and is currently the dean of SEC coaches. His highlight was defeating UK's 2012 national champions in the SEC Tournament final.  Stallings is 127–135 (.485) in SEC regular season games.

Stallings' best run has been '04-'12 including all six of their NCAA appearances during his tenure and two Sweet Sixteens. This represents two of six times Vandy has made the Sweet Sixteen ever. Roy Skinner took Vandy to the Elite Eight during Kentucky's off season in '65 and in a 23-team tournament field winning one game. Vandy has not won  the SEC regular season under Stallings.

Stallings was a teammate of Arkansas native JB Carroll during his playing days at Purdue.

Jan van Breda Kolff preceded Stallings at Vandy and coached for six seasons. Jan was the SEC Player of the Year in 1974 and helped Vandy gain a share of the Conference regular season title and a Sweet 16 run in the NCAA-T.

Jan was 43-53 for a prorated average of 7-9. van Breda Kolff took Vandy to the NCAA first round once in his six seasons. Vandy was in the NIT three times, runners up in '94.

Eddie Fogler was Vandy's coach for four seasons. His last two seasons were the first two of the SEC expansion era. Fogler went 38-30 in conference regular season play prorating to a 9-7 mark. He took Vandy to the NCAA twice and to the NIT the other two seasons.

For Fogler, Vandy was the NIT Champ in '90. In '93, Vandy won the SEC regular season championship with a 14-2 mark. Vandy made the Sweet 16 and finished with an overall 28-6 record.

Fogler left Vandy to take on a rebuilding task at South Carolina.
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Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2015, 01:06:56 pm
Ole Miss (updated)

Andy Kennedy, 47 completed his ninth season at Ole Miss in '14-15  Kennedy is 78-72 (52%) in SEC regular season games.

After failing to lead Ole Miss to an NCAA Tournament appearance in his first six seasons, Kennedy had a team advance past the first game in two of the last three campaigns. His '12-13 team with Marshall Henderson went 27-9 and advanced to "NCAA Third Round".

In Dec. 2008 Kennedy and his staff were involved in an incident with a cab driver. A number of questionable decisions were made by the Coach in the moments and days following his arrest. Kennedy, stuff-faced, was caught on police cam asserting that his arrest would create an "international incident". He and his attorney (also Pete Rose's counselor) sued an eyewitness, a college student working part time as a valet, for defamation of character. His wife through counsel also sued for loss of consortium. Kennedy and his attorneys did not count on a citizen obtaining one of the leading attorneys in Cincinnati to defend the eyewitness pro bono. Kennedy dropped the suit against the eyewitness and chose to pay an undisclosed sum of cash.

Kennedy was preceded by Rod Barnes a former All-SEC player at Ole Miss in the late 80s. Barnes coached eight seasons and was 50-78 (39%) which prorates to a 6.25-9.75 per season average. Barnes took Ole Miss to the NCAA-T in three of his first four seasons and the NIT his second season. Barnes took Ole Miss to the Sweet Sixteen in '01 after finishing 1st in the SEC-W. This is the only Sweet Sixteen appearance for Ole Miss.

Barnes had an over-.500 conference record in his first four seasons. His last four seasons he finished tied for 5th in the SEC-W and 4-12 was the typical record.

Rob Evans was coach at Ole Miss for six seasons. He led the Rebels to NCAA-T appearances in his last two seasons of '97 and '98. It was Ole Miss first NCAA-T appearance since winning the SEC-T in 1981 for their first ever NCAA-T trip. Evans also led Ole Miss to a huge win in Rupp Arena over Tubby Smith's National Championship team on Valentine's Day, 1998. It is to-date one of only two wins by the Rebels over UK in Lexington. The first was in 1927. Coach Evans was 86-81 overall at Ole Miss and left to take the Arizona State job.
 
Ed Murphy coached Ole Miss from '86 to '92 and Murph's last season was the first year of SEC Expansion. He was 76-98 overall at Ole Miss.
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Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2015, 07:26:04 am
Georgia (updated)

Mark Fox, 46, just completed his sixth regular season at UGa. Fox is 51-51 in SEC regular season play to-date. His '11 and '15 teams earned a spot in the NCAA-T, losing their openers as ten seeds to end both seasons. Fox's '14 team earned an NIT bid after finishing 12-6 and a tie for second in the SEC.

Pete Herrmann was an interim coach at UGa finishing the '09 season. His team defeated UK in Rupp on senior night.

Dennis Felton coached the Bulldogs from '03-'09 with an 84-91 record in six seasons at Georgia, including a 26-59 mark against SEC opponents (prorates to 4.9-11.1).  Felton's team won the 2008 SEC-T giving UGa their first NCAA appearance since '02 which was vacated. Felton also made the NIT twice.

Jim Harrick coached UGa for four seasons and he and Jim Harrick, Jr. left UGa with NCAA sanctions. Harrick's vacated victories leave him well under 50% during his SEC regular season career.

Ron Jirsa coached UGa for two seasons going 35-30 overall and well below .500 in SEC action.

Tubby Smith coached UGa for two seasons making the NCAA-T in both. His '96 team reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16. Coach Smith's SEC regular season record was 19-13 (59.4%) which prorates to 9.5-7.5.

Hugh Durham was the coach at UGa from '78 to '95 and was coaching the Bulldogs when the SEC expanded. In his SEC regular season career, Durham was 148-150. He was 31-33 during the SEC's 12 team era making two NIT first round appearances.

Coach Durham took UGa to the NCAA Final Four in '83. UGa made four other trips to the Big Dance during his UGa tenure. Of course Coach Durham took Florida State to the NCAA final game in '72 losing to UCLA.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 01, 2015, 09:49:10 am
LSU (Updated)

Johnny Jones, 54, followed Trent Johnson after an 11-year run at North Texas where he won 50.8% of his conference games and he made the NCAA-T twice. Jones' third LSU team in '14-15 went 11-7 in the regular season finishing tied for third in the league. LSU lost to NC State on a last second shot in an NCAA-T "second round" game.  Jones is 29-25 in SEC regular season play after 3 seasons.  His 2015 recruiting class has raised expectations for the '15-16 team.

Trent Johnson completed four seasons at LSU. His first LSU team won the SEC regular season championship going 13-3. His overall record was 27-8 and LSU advanced to the NCAA second round. Johnson suffered two tough seasons in '10 and '11 and after a 7-9 run in '12 wrapped up at LSU with a 25-39 (39.1%) or 6.2 - 9.8 prorated regular season conference record.  The '12 team was one and done in the NIT. Johnson went to TCU where his '13 team was 1-16 in conference.

Butch Pierre was 5-4 as an interim replacing ASU Coach John Brady mid-season in '08.

John Brady coached LSU for 10.5 seasons in a feast or famine type of run.  Brady finished sixth in the SEC-W five times.  This included three of his first four seasons and his last two seasons. Brady's teams earned first round SEC-T byes in five other seasons.

Brady's 2006 team reached the NCAA-T Final Four. This was LSU's fourth Final Four appearance ever but their only one during the SEC Expansion Era to-date. Brady also reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16 in his third season. Brady's teams reached the NCAA-T four times and the NIT two times.

Brady's SEC conference regular season record was 74-93 (44.3%) prorated to 7-9 as an average season. Brady's 2000 team shared the SEC regular season title with an overall 28-6 record (12-4 SEC). His Final Four team finished 27-9 (14-2 SEC) and was outright SEC regular season champs.

Dale Brown had the second longest SEC Basketball coaching tenure ever.  Brown coached from 1972 to 1997. Coach Brown first made the post season in his seventh season at LSU. Brown then made the post season 15 consecutive years. His teams failed to make the post season his last four years. Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T ten consecutive seasons.

Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T Sweet 16 five times, the Elite 8 four times, and the Final Four twice. LSU won the SEC regular season championship outright in '79, '81 and '85 and shared the title in '91. LSU won the SEC Tourney in 1980, the second year of the revived tournament. Coach Brown's best record was with his '81 team which went 31-5 (17-1 SEC).

Brown's SEC regular season record was 238-200 (54.3%) or 8.7-7.3 prorated. His latter seasons after SEC Expansion were some of his tougher seasons. Coach Brown went 39-57 (40.6%) in six seasons prorating to 6.5-9.5.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2015, 08:07:14 pm
Kentucky (updated)

UK had two head coaches from '30-31 to '84-85. They have had more frequent turnover since.

John Calipari, 56 completed his sixth season at UK with an SEC regular season record of 82-20 (80.4%). 18 of those 20 losses came in the '11, '13, and '14 seasons. Calipari's team won the '12 national championship and the '11, '14 and '15 teams advanced to the Final Four.  The '13 team led by Archie Goodwin lost in the first round of the NIT to Robert Morris in Calipari's home township.

Billy Gillispie coached for two seasons at UK. He filed a lawsuit against Kentucky for breach of memorandum of understanding that was settled out of court. One error in judgment Gillispie made was getting arrested for a DUI in Kentucky the evening before the scheduled settlement.

Gillispie was 20-12 in SEC regular season play (62.5%) which prorates to 10-6. Gillispie's '08 team which was 12-4 in the SEC was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA-T. His 8-8 SEC team in '09 accepted a bid to the NIT snapping UK's NCAA consecutive appearance record dating back to the '91 season when UK was on probation.

Tubby Smith left Georgia to come to UK for the '97-98 season and coached at Kentucky for 10 seasons. His first UK team won the NCAA National Championship.

Coach Smith's SEC regular season record was 120-40 which of course prorates to 12-4. Each Smith team at UK went to the NCAA-T second round at a minimum. He had six teams make the Sweet Sixteen and four make the Elite Eight including the Championship team.

Smith's '03 team went undefeated in the SEC regular season and won the SEC Tourney (19-0) before advancing to the Elite 8. Smith's '04 team was the NCAA Tourney #1 overall seed before being eliminated in the second round by Mike Anderson's UAB team.

Coach Smith's teams won the SEC-T five times: '98, '99, '01, '03, and '04. His teams won the SEC regular season outright in '98, '03, and '05 and shared the title in '99 and '01. Smith left UK to coach Minnesota.

Rick Pitino was coaching UK when the SEC expanded. Pitino's regular season SEC record during his 8 seasons at UK was 104-28.  During the SEC expansion era Pitino was 80-16 (83.3%) which prorates to 13.3-2.7.

Pitino's teams won the SEC-T each season (five times) during the expansion era except in '96 when they won the NCAA-T. Pitino's teams went to the NCAA Elite 8 five times, the Final Four three times, and the NCAA final game twice. Pitino left UK to coach the Celtics.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 05, 2015, 07:15:35 am
Auburn (updated)

Bruce Pearl, 55 has had one of the top winning percentages as an SEC coach (67.7% in regular season games prior to '14-15). His show cause penalty from his time at Tennessee expired in August 2014, which limited his personal recruiting efforts prior to his first season at Auburn.  Auburn was 4-14 in the SEC in '14-15 and then won three games in the SEC Tournament (State, A&M and LSU) before running into Kentucky.

Tony Barbee, 42 was let go after his fourth SEC regular season with a cumulative 18-50 (.265) record. Barbee is from the Coach Calipari coaching tree and has close ties to William Wesley. He is an assistant coach at Kentucky.

Jeff Lebo coached Auburn for six seasons going 35-61 in regular season SEC play and prorating to 5.8-10.2. He led Auburn to only one NIT appearance. Lebo is currently coaching East Carolina.  He holds UNC's all-time career FT% record (83.9%).

Renaissance man Cliff Ellis (musician, author, ostrich farmer and gourmet cook) coached Auburn for 10 seasons going 73-87 (45.6%). Ellis took Auburn to the NCAA-T in '99, '00, and '03. The '99 team finished 29-4 and Auburn won the SEC Tourney. The '00 team was an SI preseason pick to win it all. Agent dealings cost Auburn's Porter eligibilty. The '03 team made the Sweet 16. Cliff Ellis coaches Coastal Carolina and has made the NCAA-T in '14 and '15. Bruce Pearl brought Ellis back to Auburn Arena and his Chanticleers won.

Tommy Joe Eagles was the Auburn head man when the SEC expanded in '91-92.  During his five seasons, AU was 29-55 (34.5%) which prorates to 5.5-10.5. Eagles won the 1990 SEC Coach of the Year award defeating Rick Pitino et al. On a 1994 recruiting trip while coach of the University of New Orleans, Eagles died of a heart attack at age 45. Auburn awards the Paul Lambert/Tommy Joe Eagles Leadership Award with past winners including Wes Flanigan and Daymeon Fishback.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2015, 02:34:38 pm
South Carolina (updated)

Frank Martin, 49, had led Kansas State to four NCAA-T appearances in five seasons, including an Elite Eight, when he was hired by South Carolina to replace Darrin Horn.

His conference record in his first three seasons at SC was 15-39 (27.85) in regular season play.

Darrin Horn, a former Tates Creek and Western Hilltopper completed his four seasons at SC before being let go in '12. He has done work as an analyst during the first season of the SEC Network. Horn has been hired by Shaka Smart as an assistant coach at Texas.

Horn finished 23-41 (35.9%) in SEC regular season play which prorates to 5.75-10.25.  His first season was 10-6 and good for an NIT bid. The Gamecocks did not return to post season play in '10, '11, or '12 (after going 2-14 in SEC play). Horn's '09 team lost in the first round of the NIT. His predecessor had better luck in that tourney.

Dave Odom was coach at USC for seven seasons. He made the NCAA-T once and the NIT three times. Odom's Gamecocks were NIT runnerups his first season in Columbia and NIT champs in '05 and '06.

Odom's teams never earned a first day bye in the SEC-T. His SEC regular season record of 41-71 (36.6%) prorates to a shade under 6-10 on average.

Eddie Fogler left an SEC Regular Season champion at Vandy to take the USC rebuilding job in 1993. The first two seasons were tough. Fogler's 1997 team went 15-1 in the SEC winning the regular season title outright and beating UK on their Senior Day. They were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA-T. Fogler took a USC team to another NCAA-T first round elimination the next season. These two were Fogler's only NCAA-T appearances for USC. They also made the NIT twice.

In Fogler's eight seasons in the SEC at USC, his regular season record was 57-71 (44.5%) which prorates a tad better than 7-9. His final three seasons yielded only 17 regular season conference wins.

Fogler replaced Steve Newton who coached the first two seasons that USC was in the SEC. Newton's overall record was 20-35. Newton was 8-24 in SEC regular season play.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2015, 09:48:59 am
How quickly they forget (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/07/18/3950413/uk-notebook-nba-summer-league.html)

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Tubby Smith came to Lexington recently to visit Van Florence, who is being treated at UK Chandler Hospital.

Of course, Florence was the Man Friday to numerous UK basketball coaches and long-time president of the Committee of 101 service group. He retired in 2009 [the last season of the Gillispie Error]. And Smith was UK's coach for 10 seasons beginning with 1997-98.

Smith re-routed a trip from Texas to a July 4 family gathering on the East Coast in order to visit Florence.

A visitor to another room happened to see Smith in the hospital hallway. "You look so familiar," the person said.

To which, Smith coyly responded, "I hear that."

Not able to stand the suspense any longer, the visitor asked a direct question: "What's your name?"

Smith identified himself.
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Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2015, 04:32:18 pm
Chris Dortch ‏@cdortch Jul 30

Only two teams in SEC have had winning records last nine seasons. One is Kentucky. The other? @OleMissMBB. 2015-16 will make it 10 in a row.
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Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2015, 09:52:45 am
 Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio Jul 30

John Calipari becomes $1.6 million richer tomorrow http://bit.ly/1KDD54e

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Cal gets his $1.6 million retention bonus for the 2014-2015 season, the first of many in his latest contract. Here’s how much Cal will get if he stays on each season from now through 2020-2021:

    July 31, 2015: $1.6 million
    July 31, 2016: $2.1 million
    July 31, 2017: $2.25 million
    July 31, 2018: $2.55 million
    July 31, 2019: $2.6 million
    July 31, 2020: $2.6 million
    July 31: 2021: $2.6 million
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Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2015, 09:18:11 pm
Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein  2h2 hours ago
Oregon's Dana Altman has had the lawsuit regarding B. Austin, D. Dotson, and D. Artis voluntarily dismissed, sources told @CBSSports.
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Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2015, 03:21:15 pm
Pat Dooley ‏@pat_dooley Jul 31

It's White's house now: Every time he walks through the front door of the Florida basketball facility, ... http://bit.ly/1HcE5r5

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Oh, and look to your left. See that? That’s what you’re trying to replace. That 20-foot tall picture of Billy Donovan hovering over the lobby, his eyes seemingly watching you every time you go up the stairs to the office, his office.

Here in the building that Billy built, White is searching for a comfort level as the new Florida basketball coach. On the one hand, he’s starting something new. That includes the new chair he sits in behind his desk because he didn’t feel comfortable sitting in Donovan’s old chair.

On the other hand, he’s embracing the past because it represents what Florida basketball can be. What is has been. What it can still be.

That’s why when White was approached about removing the huge picture of Donovan on the southern wall of the practice facility lobby, he said no.

“It’s not intimidating,” White said. “I was told they were going to take it down and my first response was why would we take that down? I think it helps recruiting.

“It’s a reminder every day of what’s been accomplished here and how special this place is.”

It is special, but it certainly is different. Different assistants, different director of basketball operations. Different guy running the show.

The walls of White’s office show how new he is to the job. They are bare except for a photo on one wall, John Moran’s iconic shot of dozens of alligators with eyes glowing in Lake Alice at dusk.

“Someone found that in a closet,” he said. “(Decorating) is just not that much of a priority for us now.”
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Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2015, 02:55:12 pm
Bryan the Intern ‏@BryantheIntern 6h6 hours ago

Which title slipped through UK's hands the most during the Cal era?  My answer might surprise you: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/btis-rants-and-ramblings-which-title-should-the-cats-have-won-most/#comments …

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Despite playing quite poorly against UCONN, the Cats were a Deandre Liggins 3-pointer away from winning that game.  And there is NO DOUBT they would have crushed Butler in the title game.  While that UK team might be Calipari’s 2nd or 3rd worst team, this is the title that they could have won the easiest.
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Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2015, 09:06:28 pm
Frank Martin ‏@FrankMartin_SC Aug 2 South Carolina, USA

Frank Martin retweeted Clarence Murray

Don't put words in my mouth. Also I really appreciate your unbelievable support. Don't know what I'd do without it

Clarence Murray@Clarence_Murray

@FrankMartin_SC yeah all people struggling must be lazy  huh frank. You've not been a great employee at SC thus far
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Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2015, 10:19:53 pm
Steve Finamore ‏@CoachFinamore 12h12 hours ago

Congratulations to Stan Heath - @StanHeath_BC he is now an assistant coach at Boston College. Good advice from Stan

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Post by: jbcarol on August 15, 2015, 05:20:48 pm
https://twitter.com/CuonzoMartin/status/632428542702161921
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Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2015, 05:55:33 pm
https://twitter.com/ESPNDari/status/634104796757102593
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Post by: jbcarol on September 09, 2015, 07:04:55 am
Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ 19h19 hours ago

John Calipari's HOF presenters: Larry Brown, Julius Erving, Pat Riley. http://www.hoophall.com/news/2015/9/8/naismith-memorial-basketball-hall-of-fame-announces-2015-ens.html …
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Post by: jbcarol on September 14, 2015, 08:43:38 am
Tom Leach: I want to introduce Mike who is sightless and does impersonations.  Mike you shoot free throws too, don't you?

Mike: I beat John Pelphrey.
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Post by: jbcarol on September 22, 2015, 07:25:45 am
Fredie Carmichael ‏@DeveloperFredie 14h14 hours ago Peachtree City, GA

Discovered a similarity between @rickstansbury & Tammy on today's @finebaum show: their use of the word "freshmans" @bradlocke @kyleveazey
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Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2015, 10:09:38 pm
CollegeBasketbllTalk ‏@CBTonNBC 4h4 hours ago

Louisville coach Rick Pitino responds to escort allegations http://wp.me/p1aWjM-2feY

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“I’ve had about 12 different assistants take part in this program in the last four years, as well as grad assistants, different video guys, and when this broke a month ago, I questioned everybody. If anybody had any knowledge, or hearsay, or seen anybody. Over 15 people said they had no knowledge, hadn’t seen anything. I’ve had players call me and tell me they were contacted by the person in the book. I asked them if they had any knowledge or seen anything and the answer to that was absolutely not.”

“How can over 20 people be involved and not one person … not one … just give me one person that knew something. Not one of us has ever heard anything about being out with the wrong people,” Pitino said later in the press conference. “So, that bothers me. I can’t say what’s true or not true because we’re investigating.”

Chuck Smrt, who spent 17 years on the NCAA Enforcement Staff, has been hired by the university to conduct an independent investigation.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2015, 07:51:11 am
 Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 10h10 hours ago Miami Lakes, FL

Successful preseason coaching debut for Billy D as OKC Thunder beat Minnesota Timberwolves 122-99.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 19, 2015, 06:24:46 am
Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN 12h12 hours ago

I saw Fred Hoiberg the other day with the Bulls, but much stranger to see Billy Donovan with the Thunder here in OKC

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Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2015, 09:49:11 am
Adam Zagoria ‏@AdamZagoria 2h2 hours ago

As ESPN's Bob Ley points out, there are now 3 Hall of Fame coaches to face NCAA investigations: Rick Pitino, Larry Brown and Jim Boeheim.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2015, 12:38:51 pm
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 6h6 hours ago

New big-name SEC basketball coaches raise league profile, but can they win?- via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20151021/ARTICLES/151029942/1136 …

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Despite losing a future Hall of Fame coach in Donovan to the NBA, the SEC added its share of starpower with Howland (three Final Four appearances at UCLA), Barnes (one Final Four appearance with Texas) and Johnson (an NBA Finals appearance with the Dallas Mavericks).

Barnes is described by Tennessee players as detail oriented. Tennessee forward Armani Moore recalled going through one individual drill with Barnes for three straight hours in order to get it exactly right.

“You take something from people every year,” said Barnes, who has won a combined 604 games at George Mason, Providence, Clemson and Texas...

Howland is bringing a defense-first mindset to Mississippi State, which allowed him to have success at both Pittsburgh and UCLA. He also convinced five-star freshman guard Malik Newman to stay in-state and turn down scholarship offers from Kansas and Kentucky...

“They’ve won here before with both Richard Williams and Rick Stansbury,” Howland said...

Johnson faces more of a rebuilding challenge at Alabama. His goal is to bring a running, pressing style to a team that lost its top two scorers.

“The talent that’s going to be on court is going to be very competitive, if not tops, of any conference in the country,” Johnson said. “I feel the same way about our coaching roster.”

Of the four new coaches in the league, White is the most under the radar. But those in basketball circles know White’s ability, having posted 101 wins and led teams to three postseason appearances in four seasons at Louisiana Tech. At Louisiana Tech, White has already posted wins against a pair of SEC teams, Texas A&M and Georgia.

“With those three guys (Howland, Johnson and Barnes), you can’t argue with the amount of success that they’ve had at the highest levels,” White said. “So the SEC continues to again strengthen its brand.”
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Post by: jbcarol on October 22, 2015, 03:04:54 pm
https://twitter.com/kyleveazey/status/657277118901039104
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Post by: jbcarol on October 25, 2015, 02:15:07 pm
Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN Oct 23

Rick Pitino advised not to attend ACC media day by legal counsel. Been told not to talk about situation, but “no comment” not his strength.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2015, 07:03:57 am
Former LSU coach Dale Brown had his 80th birthday yesterday.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2015, 11:28:52 am
Ben Dowsett ‏@Ben_Dowsett 22h22 hours ago

Quin Snyder says a Dominos driver at Missouri once drew a lob play on the back of Quin's delivery - "It was better than anything I had."

Follow up, Quin: "I can't say I ran it, but what I'm saying is I think we can learn from all places." What a guy.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 05, 2015, 07:02:36 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 19h19 hours ago

Joakim Noah Q&A on Billy Donovan: 'He's the best coach that I ever had' http://es.pn/1Wz6GPZ

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Noah: I think Coach Donovan is somebody who cares about his players, but really cares about his guys. I know that if something ever happened to me, I know that he would be there for me, and that's a great feeling. I always felt like it was more than basketball with Coach Donovan. He's the best coach that I ever had. I got nothing but love for him. I have nothing bad to say about him. I think that he's somebody who has great balance in his life ...
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Post by: jbcarol on November 10, 2015, 10:49:19 am
Mike Organ ‏@MikeOrganWriter 16h16 hours ago Nashville, TN

Local college basketball coaches are entrenched. http://tnne.ws/1Mw6ekk  @BelmontMBB @VandyMBB @letsgopeay @MT_MBB

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The coaches at four schools in the Midstate —  Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt), Rick Byrd (Belmont), Kermit Davis (Middle Tennessee State) and Dave Loos (Austin Peay) — have bucked the trend.

They have been in their current positions for a total of 83 years and accumulated 1,563 wins.

STALLINGS: “I’ve had opportunities to go elsewhere and I really can’t say how close I came to leaving because I didn’t leave. So apparently, not that close.”

STALLINGS: “Because generally when you’re at a place a long time in this job you go through highs and lows. The reason why it’s so rare is because when you go through the lows administrations fire you. I’m fortunate because I have a tolerant and an understanding administration. They don’t get itchy the first time you have a bad season or something goes wrong off the court. For so many athletic directors, so many college presidents and chancellors, it’s ‘What have you done for me right now?’ I’m just fortunate that our people have a much better picture view than that.”

STALLINGS: “I hope to retire where I am and I hope to never be forced into retirement. I’ve thought a lot about how much longer I will coach and I don’t really see an end in sight. I don’t want to be doing this past an age to where I can really give these guys what they deserve, and that’s a real intense, committed effort on a daily basis. I have plenty of energy right now; probably more fire than I need, more fire than is good for me. I used to say it would be at least until my daughter (Jordyn, 15) graduated from high school, but I think it’ll be quite a bit longer than that now.”
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Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2015, 07:17:39 am
UK went to 37-20 all-time after last night:

 SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 13h13 hours ago

With a 36-20 all-time record, no other team has won more Top-5 matchups than @KentuckyMBB.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2015, 09:07:34 am
 Ben Garrett ‏@SpiritBen 2h2 hours ago

What makes Andy Kennedy such a divisive figure for #OleMiss fans? I tried to find out. http://www.scout.com/college/ole-miss/story/1613206-andy-kennedy-and-great-divide …

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Ole Miss is renowned for its extravagance.

Fans deck out in their Sunday best on football Saturdays, the men wearing suits and ties and the women cocktail dresses. Chandeliers hang from tents with the air of whiskey in the Grove, a true celebration of college football and the South’s passion for it. Ole Miss baseball sees thousands of students crowd right field game-in and game-out. Beer showers signify a home run. Swayze Field capacity is around 11,000. On the perfect day, the stands overflow with bodies.

But it’s not that way in basketball. It’s the bridge sport between football and baseball for a number of fans, yet there’s an incredible demand to win, even if the attention paid only arrives when it’s convenient.

There’s also a football mentality that is brought to basketball - one where each loss is magnified more than it should be during a 30-plus game season. Ole Miss won a school-record-tying 27 games in 2013. Kennedy was named SEC Coach of the Year. But a loss at Mississippi State, then a sub-100 RPI team and the Rebels’ in-state rival, earlier in the season brought questions about his job security. A loss to South Carolina, another RPI hit, didn’t help matters.

Ole Miss ended up in the NCAA Tournament, the first for the program since 2002. The Rebels have made it two out of the last three years. In total, Kennedy has a 194-114 record, an SEC tournament championship, two SEC West championships, seven 20-win campaigns and seven postseason berths. Ole Miss had all of seven 20-win seasons and nine postseason victories in its nearly 100 years of existence prior to his arrival. He’s averaged more than 21 wins per season.

“I know a lot of people in Oxford that are not big fans of A.K., quite frankly,” Marshall Henderson said. “People call for his head. That first year I got there, we lost to Mississippi State and people called for his head. People were calling for it before that. Even this past year, people started calling for it, then they get back to the NCAA Tournament. A lot of people don’t know what goes on on a day-to-day basis with players and whatnot.”
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Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2015, 06:27:19 am
Former LSU basketball coach John Brady announces resignation plans at Arkansas State (http://sportsnola.com/former-lsu-basketball-coach-john-brady-announces-resignation-plans-at-arkansas-state)

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“Over the last two or three days, I’ve thought long and hard about what I really want to do,” said Brady, according to an Arkansas State release. “I’ve talked to some close friends of mine in the coaching business and some not in the coaching business. I met with (athletic director) Terry Mohajir, who is a great AD — a good guy, a caring guy — today for an hour. I told him where I was, and that regardless of how well we do this is my last year here. I told the players after the game, and I’ve told my coaches.”
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Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2015, 08:22:04 am
As 87th birthday nears, Joe B. Hall remains close to Cats  (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article46822205.html)

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Hall, who turns 87 on Monday, remains not only a UK basketball icon, but an active UK basketball icon. He goes to at least a couple of practices each week, attends home games (his seat is [CENSORED], near center court) and is something of a regular at high school sporting events.

It’s not unusual for Calipari to cite an observation Hall has made.

His résumé includes the 1978 national championship, two other Final Four appearances, integration of the UK program, successfully following a legend (Adolph Rupp) and induction into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

Hall’s season and a half as a UK player did not include on-court heroics. “I was definitely in over my head with the Fabulous Five there,” he said.

But his time at UK had a profound effect on Hall’s life. It opened his eyes to the possibility of working in sports.

“I was really bitten by the bug, so to speak,” he said.

Well into his ninth decade of life, Hall remains a true believer in sports. At its best, sports can teach competitiveness, teamwork, sacrifice and the wisdom of playing by the rules, he said.

Hall put his 1985 retirement at age 56 as a promise fulfilled.

“When I got into coaching, it was kind of a selfish thing on my part in that it greatly affected my family to be gone so much,” he said. “So I made a promise (that) I wouldn’t go past a certain age. That I could come back and be a father and husband and give my family a normal existence.”
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Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 11:42:54 am
Mark Schlabach ‏@Mark_Schlabach Dec 1

Pretty amazing words about Mark Richt from UGA basketball coach @coachmarkfox (via AJC)

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Best buds.  Fox outlasted Richt.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 11:54:57 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 17h17 hours ago

Billy Donovan: Move from Gators to Thunder strengthened my family http://trib.al/Qdluydp

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It might be an easy choice for most, but Donovan saw a huge cost. His bond with Foley and other staffers helped create an ideal workplace, and his family was rooted. His wife Christine was happy, two of his four kids were still in school and his father hung around the team like an unofficial assistant.

Regardless of what he might gain professionally, there was great personal risk. However, the change turned out to be what the Donovans needed. He likes seeing his two younger children stretched by the challenge of adapting to a new environment, and staying in Gainesville as long as he did gave them a permanent hometown that many coaches’ kids lack. The move also sparked something in his marriage.

“You’re at a place for 19 years and in my relationship with my wife, it’s so easy for her to live her life because she’s comfortable, and I’m working at Florida,” he said. “It’s actually forced us to evaluate and look at ourselves as we continue to grow in our relationship and try to evolve as a husband and wife, where maybe you wouldn’t have had a chance to do that if you would’ve stayed there.

“There’s been a lot of interesting things. There’s an opportunity for great growth for me as a coach and as a husband and father, and for my kids and my wife. If you look deep, the experience is very valuable beyond just coaching basketball games.”

His dad continues to live in Gainesville...
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Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2015, 06:56:56 am
https://twitter.com/ESPNU/status/672965459227058177
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Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2015, 06:44:40 pm
Auburn Basketball ‏@AuburnMBB 5h5 hours ago

RT to wish former Auburn head coach Cliff Ellis a Happy 70th Birthday #WarEagle

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Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2015, 07:38:25 am
LA ... It proved too much for the man (too much for the man) (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article48205670.html)

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Kentucky’s previous trip to UCLA was anything but humdrum.

Jim Host, then one of five radio play-by-play announcers calling UK games, recalled a bus accident after the Cats beat UCLA on Dec. 4, 1959. A car crossed the center line and T-boned the team bus. The impact sent Host, who always sat in the front of the bus across the aisle from Coach Adolph Rupp, over the rail and onto the steps leading up to the seating area.

“Knocked me out,” Host recalled last week. “As I was coming to, I heard Coach Rupp say, ‘My Gawd, is he dead?’”

Four passengers in the car died.

Host was taken to the hospital, where doctors stitched up his wounds. With his head heavily bandaged, he called Kentucky’s game the next night against Southern Cal.

Which is the other interesting thing about the trip. Kentucky played at UCLA and at Southern Cal on back-to-back nights.

The following weekend had games at Saint Louis and at Kansas in a three-day period. Then Kentucky came home for the UKIT to play North Carolina and Jerry West-led West Virginia on back-to-back nights.

Whew! That’s six games in 15 days with opponents including UCLA, Southern Cal, Kansas, North Carolina and West Virginia. UK had a 3-3 record in those games, which explains why nobody plays such a gloriously challenging and entertaining schedule anymore.

Failed to note that Kentucky played a then tough Temple team the next day after losing to West Virginia and then beat Ohio State with Lucas, Havlicek, and a reserved named Knight before starting conference play.

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Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2015, 07:53:30 am
Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman Dec 11

Was in Baton Rouge today for a Ben Simmons feature & @LSUCoachJones told me I should have brought him some @ILoveBlueBell. He was right 👍🏼.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 15, 2015, 10:08:21 pm
Daniel Paulling ‏@DanielPaulling 53m53 minutes ago

Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy earned his 200th win Tuesday night: http://on.thec-l.com/1Yj1zEs

That would be his 200th win with the Rebels, not of his career.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2015, 09:57:37 pm
Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 2h2 hours ago

South Carolina stays undefeated with a road win at Clemson. A breakthrough season continues to unfold for Frank Martin's team.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 19, 2015, 07:04:19 pm
David Kellum@RebVoice

John Calipari in his 7th year at Memphis met Ole Miss in his 216th game & was 154-61. Josh Pastner meets Rebs 7th year, game 216, 155-60.


Both 155-61 after 217
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Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2015, 07:09:23 am
Happy birthday (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article50663715.html)

To former Mississippi State Coach Rick Stansbury. He turns 56 on Wednesday. …

To former Arkansas Coach Stan Heath. He turned 51 on Thursday. …

To former Georgia Coach Ron Jirsa. He turns 56 on Monday.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2015, 07:57:01 am
South Carolina: Frank Martin’s team cracks the poll this week at No. 25 thanks to a 10-0 start. (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sidelines-with-john-clay/article50934240.html)

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It’s the first time the Gamecocks have been ranked in men’s basketball since 2004. Before this season, Martin was 45-54 for his three seasons in Columbia.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2015, 01:56:35 pm
Re: Former Bama coach after his 73-59 win over Mizzou:

David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison Dec 19

Mark Gottfried got his 100th win at NC State tonight, in 154 games. That's 2nd-fastest at the school behind Everett Case (120 games).
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Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2015, 02:26:42 pm
https://twitter.com/TimSullivan714/status/679665360795222016

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Joe B. Hall makes his move between the player introductions and the tipoff. Once the fans have found their places, and the players have put on their game faces and the noise level at Rupp Arena makes conversation futile, Hall slips quietly out of the wings and into the stands.

His seat is conspicuous – front row, aisle, right behind the broadcasters, close to center court – but his entrance is carefully timed for the sake of stealth. At 87 years old, Hall’s old-school manners won’t allow him to refuse an autograph or a photograph. Still, he strives to avoid being stopped and has not yet forgotten the fundamentals of breaking a full-court press.

“I don’t have that much trouble, really,” he said. “It’s just sometimes, with these early games, when a lot of people are giving away their tickets, there are a lot of fans who are not regulars. Once I get trapped, then I’m there for an hour. (But) If I duck my head and head out the door and I can get out at a time when people are rushing out, then I get in the flow.”

Thirty years since he last coached the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team and 37 years since his 1978 NCAA Championship, Hall remains a familiar face and a sought-after signature in the Commonwealth and was, as recently as last fall, the kindliest voice on Kentucky talk radio before the show he shared with Denny Crum was felled by a format change.

"Joe B. Hall is one of the neatest guys I’ve ever met," Crum said of his former rival and partner. "He’s fun to be around. He’s got a great sense of humor. He’s not under the pressure he was under when he was coaching. His personality is upward and giving.

"He said he was feeling his age, but that’s not a bad thing if you’ve got feeling at that age."

As the successor to Adolph Rupp and a forerunner to Rick Pitino and John Calipari, Hall was a successful coach whose achievements sometimes suffer in comparison to the Hall of Fame coaches who came before and after him. Though Hall compiled a 297-100 record in 13 seasons at UK, earning eight Southeastern Conference titles and coaching in three Final Fours, he is careful to credit the enduring power of the program rather than any of his own contributions.

His son-in-law is former Arkansas o-line coach Mike Summers.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 24, 2015, 08:56:17 am
 SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 11h11 hours ago

Frank Martin said tonight on SportsTalk he's never before been undefeated at the Christmas break until his team's 11-0 start this season.

Frank Martin is in the holiday spirit with team off to an 11-0 start (AUDIO) http://goo.gl/fb/0oYYj4  (SFW)
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Post by: jbcarol on December 26, 2015, 07:55:16 pm
 Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 5h5 hours ago

Kentucky’s John Calipari after 200th win: Christmas break helped team clear minds http://trib.al/uIRfKCT

 Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 5h5 hours ago

WATCH: Louisville coach Rick Pitino makes gesture to Kentucky crowd http://trib.al/EZHSvOq
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Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2015, 07:06:10 am
By the numbers: The nearly impossible task of beating UK in Rupp during the Calipari era (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article51636930.html)

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Calipari has a 109-4 record at home as Kentucky’s head coach

UK has lost only one non-conference game in Rupp Arena under Cal

4: Number of undefeated seasons John Calipari has had in Rupp Arena (not including the current campaign). That’s already the most ever for a UK head coach. Joe B. Hall and Rick Pitino each had three undefeated seasons at Rupp. Eddie Sutton and Tubby Smith had one each.

Hogs hold one of those wins at Rupp over Calipari.

Rupp, of course, coached in Alumni Gym and Memorial Coliseum. Holds national record for going undefeated for 10 consecutive seasons (with one year gap for suspended season due to death penalty).

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Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2015, 07:11:40 am
Pitino: ‘I didn’t flip off fans’ (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article51711195.html)

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Shortly after the game ended, social media was abuzz with a video posted to Twitter that purported to show Louisville Coach Rick Pitino holding up his middle finger to fans as he left the Rupp Arena court.

In the video, Pitino is looking down as he walks off the court and into the tunnel. As he goes through the tunnel, fans can be heard shouting. Pitino extends his right arm in the air.

U of L spokesman Kenny Klein was shown the video and told the Herald-Leader that it was not conclusive. [Call on the court was "the bird". Would need definitive evidence to overturn.]

Pitino told ESPN in a text message later Saturday that he did not make an obscene gesture. “I didn’t flip off fans,” he said. “My recollection was a ‘We r #1.’”

Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 16h16 hours ago

The Pitino "flipping the bird" video is the new Zapruder film of the U.K./UL rivalry

https://twitter.com/Fine_and_Tandy/status/680838341592526848

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4690045/seiver-tandy

'16 PK for Frankfort High
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Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2015, 07:25:12 am
Candidates announced Monday for possible inclusion in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article51676040.html)

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Eddie Sutton, whose greater fame came before (Arkansas) and after (Oklahoma State) his four seasons in Lexington.

Lee Rose, once the coach at Transylvania before moving on to UNC Charlotte and Purdue, was also among the nominees announced Monday.

Asbury University graduate Steve Smith is the longtime coach at Oak Hill Academy, a private boarding school best known for advanced basketball preparation.

“Kind of exciting to be nominated … ,” Smith said. “I don’t know if I’d ever get in. But just to be nominated is a thrill.”

Smith wondered aloud about how many high school coaches have been enshrined. He recalled Bob Hurley. The multitude of stars to play for Smith include at least five who went on to Kentucky: Ron Mercer, Rajon Rondo, Jules Camara, Cliff Hawkins and, briefly, Alex Legion.

Smith also coached Carmelo Anthony.

Smith, who is in his 31st season directing Oak Hill basketball, has a career record that anyone not coaching the Harlem Globetrotters might envy: 997-65.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2015, 07:30:47 am
Happy Birthday (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article51676040.html)

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… To former South Carolina coach (and Tates Creek High graduate) Darrin Horn. He turned 43 on Christmas Eve. …To former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson. He turns 74 on Sunday (today). … To Kansas Coach Bill Self. He turns 53 on Sunday (today). … To Travis Ford. He turns 46 on Tuesday.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2015, 08:32:34 am
Pat Forde Verified account
‏@YahooForde

Column: Rick Pitino's graceless postgame diminishes one of the better games in history of the UK-U of L rivalry http://yhoo.it/1ZuASzf

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Rick Pitino is paid roughly $6 million a year. You’d think part of earning that salary would be handling defeat – even bitter defeat – with an ounce of grace and accountability.

The coach of the Louisville Cardinals displayed none of that Saturday. On a day when his team played reasonably well and extremely hard before falling 75-73 to archrival Kentucky, Pitino made himself the talking point by bailing on postgame interviews and (perhaps) flipping off Wildcats fans on his way off the Rupp Arena floor.

Failing to face this particular music, after the Cardinals pretty much played their guts out, was an embarrassment. Sending out associate coach Ralph Willard to handle the press conference was a colossal copout. Willard has done a few other postgame media ops in Pitino’s place this season – including their only other loss, at Michigan State – but you don’t pull that maneuver here and now. Not after the Kentucky game.

If Pitino’s intention all along was not to do interviews after this game, that was never relayed to the media. And, again, this isn’t the game for that. This is no time for Ralph Willard. This is the time for the $6 million man.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2015, 11:00:51 am
GoGamecocks.com ‏@gogamecocks 21h21 hours ago

Gamecocks continue to rise in men’s basketball Top 25 http://scne.ws/D7BXlR  #thestate #gg

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South Carolina continued to rise in the Top 25 polls, ranking No. 24 in The Associated Press and No. 20 in the USA Today/coaches’ poll on Monday.

USC (11-0) rose one spot in the AP and three spots in the USA Today polls from last week.

Frank Martin's team earned South Carolina's first Top 25 ranking in 12 seasons.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2015, 01:06:17 pm
Louisville deserves better than Rick Pitino (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/louisville-deserves-better-than-rick-pitino)

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Here’s all you need to know about Rick Pitino in a nutshell: over 48 hours after his team lost to Kentucky, the story is still all about him.

Never mind Trey Lewis and Damion Lee’s gutsy play or the fact that after being down 16 points in the second half, Louisville came back and had a shot to win the game.

Louisville basketball program has a long and storied history. The program Denny Crum built deserves better than a man who makes it all about himself:

He’s a coward
By now, you’ve seen the grainy videos of Rick flipping off fans as he walked into the tunnel on Saturday. You know that Rick Pitino refused to meet with the media after the game. You’ve read the pathetic piece of damage control he put on his blog this morning, most of which is a lie...

He’s a sore loser

He made the game all about him

He sends his players out to do his dirty work for him

Missing the game-winning shot can’t be easy, especially against your program’s arch rival. Yet, while their head coach hid in the locker room, Damion Lee and teammate Donovan Mitchell went out to face the media. This wasn’t the first time Rick’s sent his players out to do his dirty work. Right after the Louisville scandal broke, he sent Damion Lee and Trey Lewis — both fifth-year transfers — to ACC Media Days while he hid at home. What a leader.

He whines

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Post by: jbcarol on January 05, 2016, 08:38:06 pm
Daniel Paulling ‏@DanielPaulling 2h2 hours ago

Kennedy made a good point today. He'll finish season having faced 33 head SEC coaches. "It's a pretty volatile business."
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Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2016, 06:02:37 pm
Adam Zagoria ‏@AdamZagoria 4h4 hours ago Manhattan, NY

Adam Zagoria Retweeted Jeff Greer

Interesting thing is Rick Pitino told incoming transfer worst thing that could happen is losing a few scholarships; no NCAA Tournament

 
Jeff Greer
‏@jeffgreer_cj

Louisville-bound grad transfer Tony Hicks opens up about leaving Penn, lessons learned from suspensions, and U of L http://cjky.it/1JucdXA

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Hicks, a 6-foot-2 guard from Chicago who led Penn in scoring the past two seasons, said he was also considering Miami, Nevada and Oregon, but he canceled a planned unofficial visit to Oregon after visiting Louisville.

His close friendship with U of L grad transfer Damion Lee, who played at Drexel during the same time that Hicks was at Penn, played a big role in Hicks' decision to come to Louisville. Lee has become an instant star with the Cards, and he told his friend that the same path could be perfect for him.

Hicks' three seasons at Penn did have some tumultuous times. He was suspended for four games over that span, once for failing a drug test and another time for punching a Columbia player during a game.

Looking back on those issues, Hicks said he has learned a lot from experiences, and that coach Rick Pitino told him Louisville would not tolerate any of those incidents if he came there.

n turn, Hicks said the ongoing NCAA investigation into allegations against Louisville's basketball program did come up in his thought process, but none of it was enough to deter him from the Cards.

"It did (come up). It absolutely did," Hicks said. "But at the same time, it's Louisville. It's Coach Pitino. It's the ACC. They honestly don't feel that anything will happen – at the most, (lose) a few scholarships, which won't impact me much.

"(Pitino) felt absolute worst-case scenario is no (NCAA tournament). If that were to happen, that wasn't a dealbreaker. I felt comfortable with it. I really just felt like they won't get punished too bad. It was something nobody who is there now had known about."
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Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2016, 09:09:01 pm

Bulldog Sports Radio
‏@BulldogsRadio

Odd there, the refs called Howland and Stansbury, not Kennedy over to talk about something.  Teams back on the court as fat beats dominate.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2016, 10:47:46 am
Bulldog Sports Radio
‏@BulldogsRadio

Odd there, the refs called Howland and Stansbury, not Kennedy over to talk about something.  Teams back on the court as fat beats dominate.

 Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner 13h13 hours ago

Kennedy: Rick was  like a mad scientist before the game drawing plays up.

Alex Caruso: I know he won't tell us. But I saw a smile on his face when he walked outta here.

Texas A&M pulled out one more win for Rick Stansbury at the Hump http://on.thec-l.com/1Rbku5o
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Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 08:38:22 am
A&M pulled out one more win for Rick Stansbury at the Hump (http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/college/mississippi-state/2016/01/06/stansbury-wins-his-return-msu/78352230)

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Stansbury coached 459 games at Mississippi State. He guided MSU to two SEC tournament championships and six divisional crowns (back when the SEC had those). He has the most wins in school history with 293.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 08:47:45 pm
Gamecock MBB ‏@GamecockMBB 7h7 hours ago

@FrankMartin_SC named recipient of Jim Phelan Award Mid-Season Honors http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/010816aad.html …

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Phelan Award is presented annually to the top coach in Division I men's basketball. The award is named in honor of Jim Phelan who coached his entire career at Mount Saint Mary's University.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2016, 06:22:02 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 51m51 minutes ago

South Carolina coach Frank Martin on team’s 15-0 start: ‘They’ve got me on a ride right now that’s unreal’ http://sec.news/1RsHcpY

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Martin has his Gamecocks at 15-0 after a 69-65 victory over Vanderbilt.

Martin said the path his program has taken since 2012 has been hard to believe.

“They’ve got me on a ride right now that’s unreal,” Martin said according to The State’s David Cloninger.

South Carolina has arguably been the most pleasant surprise in college basketball this season, but the Gamecocks are no longer just a nice, non-conference story. Now the Gamecocks can smell their first 20-win season since the 2008-09 season and earn their first bid in the NCAA Tournament since the 2003-04 campaign.

The Gamecocks have proven they’re a legitimate contender in the SEC, and not many people would have anticipated that when Martin took the job four years ago.

“The ride of being where we were at four years ago to where we’re at right now, is pretty special,” Martin said...
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Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2016, 06:15:13 am
Happy birthday To Rod Barnes. The former Ole Miss player and coach turned 50 on Friday. … (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article53913010.html)
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Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2016, 06:48:13 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 13h13 hours ago Florida, USA

With win over LSU, Florida picked up 600th SEC basketball win. #Gators 600-624 all-time in conference play.

Billy Donovan's Florida teams were 202-109 in SEC conference play.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2016, 12:37:58 pm
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio  49m49 minutes ago
Brooklyn Nets fire their coach...almost certain Calipari will be their top choice...so we have that talk to look forward to

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Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2016, 12:41:02 pm
Former Bama and Vandy head coach and Kentucky AD CM Newton was in Tuscaloosa for UK-Bama game (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/cm-newton-says-postgame-moment-with-calipari-was-very-meaningful)

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Newton played basketball at Kentucky from 1949-1951 and was later the head basketball coach at Transylvania, Alabama, and Vanderbilt before returning to Kentucky to serve as athletic director from 1989 to 1999. C.M. now lives in Tuscaloosa and attends Alabama basketball games from time to time, always when the Cats are in town.

After the postgame press conferences wrapped up, Newton was nice enough to answer a few questions for me about his night and seeing Calipari.

“John [Calipari] has been a good friend for a long period of time, just as Avery has been for a long period of time. I guess that’s one of the benefits of being old, is you’re able to take these young whippersnappers and be friendly to them,” he joked.

Once his media duties were over, Calipari came over and gave Newton a big hug in the back of the media room, a touching moment that Newton said meant a lot to him.

“It was very meaningful,” Newton said, mentioning how his son, Martin, used to work as the Director of Basketball Operations at Kentucky under Calipari before accepting the job as the athletics director at Samford in 2011. “It was a great moment. Cal is very special.”

What did C.M. think of his alma mater’s performance tonight?

“I thought it was a well-played basketball game, particularly by Kentucky. They just whopped on Alabama and I really didn’t expect it. I don’t know what the coaches expected, but I didn’t expect it.”

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Mrs. Tyler Thompson
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Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2016, 10:43:06 am
Steve Walentik ‏@Steve_Walentik 5m5 minutes ago

Calipari has shot down interest in the Brooklyn Nets job, said he's "humbled to be here."
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Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 02:55:13 pm
Mizzou self-imposes penalties for NCAA violations from Haith regime

MU’s statement makes it clear the violations took place under the watch of the previous coaching staff and “there is no evidence that any current staff members were aware of the violations.” (http://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/mizzou/eye-on-the-tigers/mizzou-self-imposes-penalties-for-ncaa-violations-from-haith-regime/article_20e045df-db5c-57a8-8413-fe077caa160f.html)

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Haith was 71-28 in three seasons at Missouri, which does not include five wins during the 2013-14 season when he served an NCAA suspension stemming from the investigation into recruiting allegations during his time at the University of Miami. Haith was charged with failure to promote an atmosphere for compliance at Miami. Haith is 33-17 in two seasons at Tulsa.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 03:22:08 pm
Joe Walljasper ‏@JoeWalljasper 44m44 minutes ago

Missouri says it received a verbal NCAA notice of inquiry on April 14, 2014. Frank Haith took the Tulsa job four days later.

Mizzou got the NCAA inquiry in April 2014 but retained Tim Fuller for another season until he left.

The release says the "former associate head coach" was prohibited from off-campus recruiting for 3 months. Tim Fuller held that position
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Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 06:05:11 pm
Steve Walentik ‏@Steve_Walentik 2h2 hours ago

Kim Anderson said he was not made aware of the NCAA investigation when he interviewed for the Missouri job in April 2014.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 06:20:03 pm
Steve Walentik ‏@Steve_Walentik 2h2 hours ago

Kim Anderson said he was not made aware of the NCAA investigation when he interviewed for the Missouri job in April 2014.

Dave Matter ‏@Dave_Matter 1h1 hour ago

Still unclear when Anderson learned about NCAA letter of inquiry but MU knew 2 weeks before he took job. He was not told at time of hire
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Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 06:39:16 pm
Jeff Eisenberg ‏@JeffEisenberg 57m57 minutes ago

It's not right that Frank Haith's former schools keep getting waylaid yet he skips town one step ahead of trouble: http://yhoo.it/1W8RUAX

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Suddenly it's a lot clearer why former Missouri coach Frank Haith made the unusual decision to leave for lower-profile Tulsa almost two years ago.

Haith bolted immediately after learning NCAA investigators once again had caught his scent.

In a news release issued Wednesday, Missouri revealed that it launched a joint investigation 19 months ago with NCAA enforcement staffers into potential violations committed during Haith's tenure. The investigation began after Missouri received a notice of inquiry from the NCAA on April 14, 2014, a mere four days before Haith was introduced as Tulsa's new coach.

The investigation uncovered major rules violations, most notably donors providing impermissible benefits to many players and at least one prospect. In response, Missouri vacated all 23 wins from the 2013-14 season, stripped itself of two scholarships and self-imposed a postseason ban, meaning they will not compete in the 2016 SEC tournament or NCAA tournament.

Haith was not named in the Missouri release and was not charged with any violations, yet it seems unfair if he escapes penalty while the program he was in charge of gets waylaid by major punishment. After all, this is the second time in less than five years that he has switched jobs at a convenient time and left his former program in NCAA shambles.

In 2013, the NCAA "factually concluded" that while at Miami, Haith authorized a $10,000 payment to a recruit, paid off a booster to stay quiet and tried to cover up the violation when investigators began asking questions. By the time the NCAA unveiled its findings, Haith was already at Missouri, so he received only a five-game suspension for those transgressions, a veritable slap on the wrist considering those were games against Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Gardner Webb and IUPUI.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 07:18:06 pm
Nick Schnelle ‏@neschnelle 2h2 hours ago

Anderson's face says it all after taking questions about NCAA investigation of the MU men’s basketball program.

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Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2016, 06:48:14 am
David Cloninger ‏@DCTheState 9h9 hours ago

The longest winning streaks in program history will stay at 17. First 3-0 SEC start since 1996-97 will continue to elude USC.

FINAL: Alabama 73, No. 19 South Carolina 50. The Gamecocks fall to 15-1, 2-1 SEC and host Missouri on Saturday.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2016, 08:40:46 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 25m25 minutes ago Orlando, FL

Billy D update -- Oklahoma City at 28-12 in first season, third seed in the Western Conference. On pace for 56-57 wins.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2016, 07:43:48 pm
A History of the John Calipari/Bruce Pearl Rivalry (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/a-history-of-the-john-caliparibruce-pearl-rivalry)

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On Saturday, John Calipari and Bruce Pearl will face off for the twelfth time in their careers. Don’t let the recent good-natured quips fool you; back when Calipari was at Memphis and Pearl at Tennessee, the two were engaged in a fierce rivalry. Some would go as far to say they hated each other, while others would argue that the animosity was all for show. After spending the day combing through the archives to examine their relationship, I’d say it’s somewhere in the middle, but I’ll let you judge for yourself.

Calipari at Memphis, Pearl at Tennessee

In 2006, the series between Memphis and Tennessee was renewed after a four-year hiatus when the Volunteers threatened to stop playing the Tigers in football if the basketball series didn’t start back up. After starting on a sour note, the rivalry grew more intense as Calipari and Pearl traded jabs, Cal reportedly upset Pearl was recruiting on his turf in Memphis while Pearl felt Calipari didn’t respect Tennessee’s program. In 2005, Pearl and Calipari fought for standout point guard Willie Kemp from Bolivar, Tennessee, a small town just over an hour from Memphis. Calipari became irked when Pearl kept contacting Kemp even after Kemp had committed to Memphis. From there, it was on...
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Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2016, 08:19:35 am
Clay Travis ‏@ClayTravis 8h8 hours ago

Cuonzo Martin's Cal team is tied for 8th place in the Pac 12 and has lost three straight. Who could have ever seen this coming?
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Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2016, 01:44:28 pm
College Hoopedia ‏@CollegeHoopedia Jan 13

On This Date: @OleMissMBB C Andy Kennedy set @UAB_MBB scoring mark (41 vs @SaintLouisMBB). @UABathletics @BlazerTalk http://collegehoopedia.com/blog/date-january-calendar-notable-games-college-hoops-history-0 …

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Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2016, 10:08:28 am
Barbee no-shows first possible return to Auburn Arena (http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/auburnauthority/2016/01/17/barbee-no-shows-first-possible-return-auburn-arena/78926692)

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Former Auburn head coach and current Kentucky assistant coach Tony Barbee was not present for his first possible return to Auburn Arena since being fired on March 12, 2014. In Barbee’s absence, Auburn pulled off arguably the biggest win of his successor’s era with the Tigers program: a 75-70 victory over No. 14 Kentucky.

Kentucky spokespeople said the official visit for Barbee not being on the bench for Saturday’s game was an out-of-state recruiting trip.

Barbee was promoted, from an administrative role given to him by Kentucky head coach John Calipari not long after he was fired, to a full-time assistant coaching position that will pay him a $375,000 annual salary. Barbee is also still being paid by Auburn per the $2.4 million buyout to his contract that wasn’t set to expire until 2017.

Barbee only defeated one ranked team in his tenure at Auburn, a 65-55 victory over then-No. 23 Mississippi State on Feb. 12, 2012, and finished with a disappointing 18-50 record in Southeastern Conference play.


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John Calipari in the building -- watching his son, Brad, play against his five-star signee Wenyen Gabriel. #HHClassic

Matthew Stevens ‏@matthewcstevens 12m12 minutes ago

Matthew Stevens Retweeted Jeff Borzello

But the question everybody in Auburn wants to know: Is Tony Barbee there recruiting too? #MGMAuburn


Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 19h19 hours ago

Auburn's former coach isn't here, but students still had their signs ready for Tony Barbee. (via @bennettphoto)

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Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2016, 10:26:25 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 13h13 hours ago

The longest active #SEC🏀 win streak: 11.

Florida has won 11 straight over Alabama.

Vanderbilt has won 11 straight over Auburn.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 18, 2016, 12:13:10 pm
The last UK coach to win at Bud Walton Arena is Billy Gillispie.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2016, 10:42:07 am
Adam Zagoria ‏@AdamZagoria 17h17 hours ago

ICYMI: Larry Brown Says NBA Isn't Inevitable for John Calipari
https://www.sny.tv/college-recruiting/news/larry-brown-says-nba-isnt-inevitable-for-john-calipari/162381048?tcid=tw_article_162381048 …

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"No, he loves where he is," Brown, the Hall of Fame coach of undefeated SMU, said Wednesday on The 4 Quarters Podcast. "He's one of the few guys that I think can embrace the expectations that's on his team every night.

"I'm sure he'll be great anywhere he goes but he's in a perfect spot. I spoke to him [Tuesday], we talk all the time. He's not happy with the way his playing but Cal's teams always get better at the end of the year. He really teaches his kids how to win.

"I hope he stays where he is. Not to say the NBA's not great, not a wonderful opportunity but gosh, I can't think of a better program for him to be the head of."

As for his own future, the 75-year-old Brown says he plans to continue coaching for the foreseeable future despite SMU's postseason ban that resulted from NCAA penalties in the Keith Frazier case.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2016, 06:31:16 am
Jerry Tipton ‏@JerryTipton 9h9 hours ago

Cal said he spoke with former UK Coach Eddie Sutton after the game. "He looked good, by the way. He looks really good."

Sutton, who also coached for Arkansas in his career, turns 80 on March 12.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2016, 06:34:22 am
On the icy post game exchange between Calipari and Mike Anderson (http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/2016/01/21/q-calipari-talks-tinkering-after-arkansas-win/79148764)

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“It’s fine. He and I talked after. He apologized and I said, ‘If I said anything to you to make you mad, I apologize. I say all kind of stuff.’ So probably something I did say and he deserved to react the way he did. We’re fine.”
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Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2016, 06:33:29 pm
Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojVerticalNBA 4h4 hours ago

Cleveland has fired coach David Blatt, sources tell Yahoo.


Interesting to see if any SEC coaches will be mentioned as candidates in 2016.

Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 4h4 hours ago

Nevermind RT @WojVerticalNBA: Assistant Ty Lue has agreed to a multi-year deal as new Cavaliers head coach, league sources tell Yahoo Sports
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Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2016, 08:24:36 pm
ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 3h3 hours ago

Kentucky: 31st consecutive home win, longest active streak in SEC
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Post by: jbcarol on January 24, 2016, 11:04:52 am
Ben Garrett ‏@SpiritBen  21h21 hours ago
Taking everything into account (and, yes, I'm including recruiting misses), this year has been Andy Kennedy's best coaching job. Seriously.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2016, 05:20:36 pm
Razorback Basketball ‏@RazorbackMBB Jan 26

Basketball #legend and former Arkansas HC Eddie Sutton to be honored with Banner Ceremony next month in BWA. 🐗🏀

http://bit.ly/ESbanner


John Calipari ‏@UKCoachCalipari Jan 21

Eddie Sutton, a longtime friend and a great coach. Glad I got to spend time with him after the game.

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Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2016, 08:46:43 pm
Matt Jones ‏@MattJonesADG  18m18 minutes ago
Arkansas is now 7-3 in games vs. AP top-five teams at Bud Walton Arena.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2016, 07:13:09 am
Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 21h21 hours ago

Dana Altman, Rasheed Sulaimon, and why the Pac-12 is the most competitive league in CBB. Observations @CBSSports: http://cbsprt.co/1JM7f8Z

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Arizona made 15 of its first 16 shots and built an early 28-16 lead before Oregon came back and earned a thrilling 83-75 win on the road.

The victory now gives the Ducks a full two-game lead over the Wildcats in the Pac-12 standings and the triumph was a result of Altman's flawlessness with his team's offense.

Oregon scored 83 points, shot 51.6 percent from the field, and had just six turnovers on the road against a team that had won 49 straight home games -- that's amazing.

Pac-12 is the most competitive conference in the country

That doesn't mean that it's the best league or has the most teams that are going to be capable of reaching a Final Four, but it does mean that every single night the programs in this conference are going to be in for a dog fight.

Oregon and Washington are both currently tied atop the Pac-12 standings with 6-2 records in league play, but after that, there are eight separate teams that are all within one game of each other.

UCLA is currently in ninth place with a 3-5 mark in conference play, but the Bruins have already shown that they're capable by beating both Kentucky and Arizona at home in addition to winning at Gonzaga.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2016, 03:41:49 pm
Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman  37m37 minutes ago College Station, TX
Impressive victory as No. 5 Texas A&M pulls away from No. 14 ISU 72-62, to chants of 'SEC' from sellout crowd. Win 300 for Billy Kennedy.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2016, 07:57:05 am
New York Times reported on former Florida Coach Billy Donovan’s transition to the NBA this season. (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article57514333.html)

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The story detailed how Donovan made a point of meeting with each Oklahoma City Thunder player last spring and summer.

The meetings were designed to help build a partnership between coach and player.

“I think a lot of times people fail to realize that, even though these guys are stars and they’ve got brands that are worldwide and they have unbelievable name recognition, they’re still people,” Donovan told the Times. “They still go through normal things that people go through.”

The story detailed how Donovan wanted to meet face to face with players rather than simply talk on the phone or via Skype.

“It was much, much more of a collaborative effort working with him (Russell Westbrook), than it was saying, ‘Hey, listen, this is what you’re doing,” Donovan said. “Because he’s clearly one of the best players in this league, and his voice to me matters in terms of how I can help him and help the team.”
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Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2016, 07:58:45 am
Arkansas to honor Sutton (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article57514333.html)

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Arkansas announced last week that it will honor former Coach Eddie Sutton at its game against Missouri on Feb. 20. The school plans to hoist a banner recognizing his 11 seasons as Arkansas coach.

Sutton, 79, had a 260-75 record as Arkansas coach from 1974 to 1985. Of course, he left the school to become Kentucky coach in 1985.

“He built the foundation for this program,” former Arkansas All-American Joe Kleine told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “Without him being there, I don’t think a lot of things that came after that would have transpired. I think he laid the foundation for what we all enjoyed with Arkansas basketball in the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s and up to today.”

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long credited Sutton with putting the school on the basketball map.

“Coach Sutton not only transformed our program, he introduced the game of college basketball to Arkansans across the state,” Long said in a news release. “When he arrived, Barnhill Arena still had dirt floors under the bleachers. By the end of his tenure at Arkansas, Barnhill Arena boasted a Final Four banner and a rabid Razorbacks fan base making it one of the toughest places to play in the nation.”

Sutton had a career record of 806-226 in 35 seasons of coaching at Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State and San Francisco.

Arkansas honored Nolan Richardson at a banner ceremony last season. Richardson led the Hogs to the 1994 national championship, 13 NCAA Tournament appearances and three Final Fours in 17 seasons. He won a school-record 389 games.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2016, 08:06:05 am
SEC-Big 12 Challenge may have created a bit of history on Saturday when Texas Tech played at Arkansas. (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article57514333.html)

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Tech was the fourth team Tubby Smith had led into a game at Arkansas. Earlier in his career, he coached teams representing Tulsa, Georgia and Kentucky at Arkansas.

Has any other coach led four or more teams into regular-season games at one site?

No one.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2016, 04:13:27 pm
 Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 3h3 hours ago Florida, USA

Oklahoma, coached by former UF coach Lon Kruger, remains No, 1 in AP Top 25.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2016, 10:49:38 am
Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP 23h23 hours ago

[Rick] Barnes says Kentucky contacted him when that job came open a couple of times when he was at Texas.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 01:57:41 pm
@GrantRamey ‏@GrantRamey 7h7 hours ago

Vols rally from down 34-13 in first half to stun Kentucky, and it was news to Kevin Punter http://www.knoxnews.com/sports/vols/mens-basketball/vols-upset-kentucky-84-77-2aa51498-5b7f-6d8d-e053-0100007f5187-367452071.html …

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Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2016, 06:32:09 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 8h8 hours ago Orlando, FL

With 15 wins, Mike White is tied w/John Lotz (73-74) and Norm Sloan (60-61) for the second most wins by a first-year Florida coach.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2016, 09:56:19 am
Dave Matter ‏@Dave_Matter 11h11 hours ago

Mizzou on a 7-game losing streak. Only two longer skids since Stewart era (post 1967). MU lost 8 straight in 73-74, 13 straight last year
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Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2016, 06:22:32 am
Ole Miss best runs and NCAA Tournament History

Rob Evans coached the '97 and '98 teams that finished 1st in the SEC-W after a tough first four seasons.

Rod Barnes coached from '99 to '06 including the stretch of three NCAA tournament appearances in four seasons capped by the only Ole Miss Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2001.  Ole Miss entered the tournament as a 3 seed.

Andy Kennedy has coached from '07 to present with his 27 win '13 team making the NCAA "Third Round" as his first NCAA-T team.  Ole Miss made the "Second Round" in '15 and won their "First Four" game in Dayton to advance.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 08, 2016, 10:00:35 am
Vandy best runs and NCAA Tournament History

13 Total NCAA Basketball Tournament Appearances

Roy Skinner in era where one team per conference went to NCAA-T:

1965  Elite Eight (Vandy's best finish)
1974  Sweet 16

CM Newton ('82-89) and Eddie Fogler ('90-93)

1988 Sweet 16
1989 First Round
1991 First Round
1993 Sweet 16

Jan van Breda Koff, '74 player on Sweet 16, coach ('94-99)

1997 First Round

Kevin Stallings ('00 - present)

2004 Sweet 16
2007 Sweet 16
2008 First Round (lost in round of 64)
2010 First Round (lost in round of 64)
2011 Second Round (lost in round of 64)
2012 Third Round (lost in round of 32)

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Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2016, 05:19:33 pm
Auburn best runs and NCAA Tournament History

Auburn has appeared in the NCAA Tournament eight times.

Sonny Smith '84-88 

'84 1st Round
'85 Sweet 16
'86 Elite 8 (Auburn's best showing)
'87 2nd Round
'88 2nd Round

Cliff Ellis '99, '00, '03

'99 Sweet 16
'00 2nd Round
'03 Sweet 16
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Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2016, 03:03:02 pm

Mark Snyder Verified account
‏@Mark__Snyder

NCAA official says changing its vernacular back to old method of games. "First round" now round of 64 again, "Second round" now Round of 32
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Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2016, 12:47:58 pm
These SEC teams were selected for at-large invitations to the NCAA tournament despite conference records that were under .500.  (http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/ncaa-tournament/history/atlarge)

Year   Team       (Coach)       Overall    Conference  Conference
                                            Record    Record       Finish

2007   Arkansas (Stan Heath)   21-13   7-9   Tied 3rd

2003   Alabama (Mark Gottfried)   17-11   7-9   4th

1987   LSU (Dale Brown)          21-14      8-10   Tied 6th

1983   Alabama (Wimp Sanderson) 20-11   8-10   Tied 8th
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Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2016, 06:44:08 am
Georgia Bulldog best runs and NCAA Tournament History

Georgia Bulldogs have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 12 times with the '85 and '02 seasons vacated, netting 10.

Hugh Durham, '79-95 coached UGa to their first ever post-season appearances

'83 Final Four (beat St. John's with Mullin and UNC with Jordan all without Dominique)
'85 Round of 32 (vacated)
'87 Round of 64
'90 Round of 64
'91 Round of 64

Tubby Smith, '96 and '97, left to win the championship at UK in '98

'96 Sweet 16  (Beat #1 seed Purdue, lost to national runner-up Syracuse)
'97 Round of 64

Jim Harrick, '99-'03, NCAA violations led to a 7-year show cause for Jim, Jr.

'01 Round of 64
'02 Round of 32 (vacated)

Dennis Felton led UGa to the SEC Tournament Tornado Title in '08, fired in Jan, '09.

'08 Round of 64 (Received the autobid as a 14-seed)

Mark Fox, '10-current

'11 Round of 64
'15 Round of 64


Side note: 1996 was a great NCAA tournament for the SEC.

SEC placed four teams in the tourney with all four making the Sweet 16, two of those the Final Four, and the eventual National Champ.

Hogs were a 12-seed making the Sweet 16.
Georgia, an 8-seed knocked off the 1-seed to make the Sweet 16.
Mississippi State, a 5-seed, made the Final 4.
Kentucky won the tournament.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2016, 11:28:26 am
Auburn best runs and NCAA Tournament History

Auburn has appeared in the NCAA Tournament eight times.

Sonny Smith '84-88 

'84 1st Round
'85 Sweet 16
'86 Elite 8 (Auburn's best showing)
'87 2nd Round
'88 2nd Round

Cliff Ellis '99, '00, '03

'99 Sweet 16
'00 2nd Round
'03 Sweet 16

Tom Green ‏@AUBlog 6m6 minutes ago

Auburn is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the 1986 Elite 8 team tomorrow. Sonny Smith and Chuck Person speaking with the media now
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2016, 08:53:32 am
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/698592830948712449
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Post by: jbcarol on February 14, 2016, 10:55:50 am
South Carolina Gamecock best runs and NCAA Tournament History

The Gamecocks have appeared in the NCAA Tournament eight times before this season.

Frank McGuire '65-80, NCAA run '71-74

'71 Bye to Sweet Sixteen (lost both tourney games)
'72 Sweet Sixteen (won 1st game in Round 'o 25)
'73 Sweet Sixteen (won 1st game in Round 'o 25)
'74 Round of 25 (lost 1st game aka lost First Round)

George Felton '87-91

'89 Round of 64 (lost opener)

Eddie Fogler '94-01

'97 Round of 64 (lost opener to Coppin State as a 2 seed)
'98 Round of 64 (lost opener to Richmond Spiders as a 3 seed)

Dave Odom '02-08 (won the NIT twice and reached the finals another time)

'04 Round of 64
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Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2016, 08:07:50 am
Bama best runs and NCAA Tournament History

Bama has appeared in the NCAA Tournament 20 times. Tide has reached the Sweet Sixteen eight times (six times under Wimp) and the Elite Eight once.

CM Newton '69-80

'75 First Round
'76 Sweet Sixteen (2nd Round)

Wimp Sanderson '81-92

'82 Sweet Sixteen
'83 First Round
'84 First Round
'85 Sweet Sixteen
'86 Sweet Sixteen
'87 Sweet Sixteen (as a 2 seed)
'89 First Round
'90 Sweet Sixteen
'91 Sweet Sixteen
'92 Second Round

David Hobbs '93-98

'94 Second Round
'95 Second Round

Mark Gottfried '99-09

'02 Second Round (as a 2 seed)
'03 First Round
'04 Elite Eight (as an 8 seed)
'05 First Round
'06 Second Round

Anthony Grant '10-15

'12 First Round (Round of 64 as a 9 seed)
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Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2016, 11:10:48 am
Tennessee best runs and NCAA Tournament History

Volunteers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 20 times peaking in the '10 Elite Eight

Ray Mears '64-78 (3 trips, no win)

'67 Sweet Sixteen (First Round game)
'76 Round of 32
'77 Round of 32

Don DeVoe '79-89

'79 Round of 32 (1-1)
'80 Round of 32 (1-1)
'81 Sweet 16 (1-1)
'82 Round of 32 (1-1)
'83 Round of 32 (1-1)
'89 Round of 64

Jerry Green '98-01

'98 Round of 64
'99 Round of 32
'00 Sweet 16
'01 Round of 64

Bruce Pearl '06-11

'06 Round of 32  (2 seed)
'07 Sweet 16
'08 Sweet 16      (2 seed)
'09 Round of 64
'10 Elite 8          (6 seed)
'11 Round of 64

Cuonzo Martin '12-14

'14 Sweet 16 (3-1 as a First Four 11 seed)


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Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2016, 09:33:00 pm
Wayman Tisdale Award ‏@TisdaleFOYAward  11h11 hours ago
Norm Stewart to be honored with Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award 4-11 in OKC @franfraschilla @DickieV @AccessSportsInc @CoachesvsCancer
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Post by: jbcarol on February 16, 2016, 12:00:10 pm
A&M best runs and NCAA Tournament History

Aggies have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 12 times.

'51  Sweet 16  (First Round bye and loss; SWC co-champs under John Floyd '51-55)

Shelby Metcalf '64-90

'64  Round of 25 (First Game loss)
'69  Sweet 16  (Round of 25 win followed by loss)
'75  Round of 32 (First Game loss)
'80  Sweet 16  (Round of 48 and 32 wins followed by loss to UofL)
'87  Round of 64

Billy Gillispie '05-07

'06 Round of 32
'07 Sweet 16  (Beat UofL in Rupp Arena in Round of 32 as a 3 seed)

Mark Turgeon '08-11

'08 Round of 32
'09 Round of 32
'10 Round of 32
'11 Round of 64
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Post by: jbcarol on February 17, 2016, 10:33:35 am
Mizzou best runs and NCAA Tournament History

MU Tigers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 26 times.

George Edwards '29-48

'44 Elite 8  (First Round loss)

Norm Stewart '68-99

'76 Elite 8
'78 1st Round
'80 Sweet 16
'81 1st Round
'82 Sweet 16
'83 2nd Round
'86 1st Round
'87 1st Round
'88 1st Round
'89 Sweet 16
'90 1st Round
'92 2nd Round
'93 1st Round
'94 Elite 8 (vacated) 1 seed
'95 2nd Round
'99 1st Round

Quin Snyder '00-'06

'00 1st Round
'01 2nd Round
'02 Elite 8
'03 2nd Round

Mike Anderson '07-11

'09 Elite 8
'10 2nd Round
'11 1st Round

Frank Haith '12-14

'12 1st Round (2 seed)
'13 1st Round
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 17, 2016, 10:50:26 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 11m11 minutes ago

In Year 7, what are we to make of Mark Fox? http://sec.news/20E85Xu

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A coach who reaches his seventh season at a given school is, almost by definition, a coach who has passed the audition.

I note that his Bulldogs have reached the NCAA tournament twice, both times as a No. 10 seed, the trips coming four years apart. Georgia lost its first game both times. Georgia’s only postseason victory under Fox was against Vermont in the NIT.

Over six full seasons and 24 games, Georgia is 57-56 in SEC play. It has been ranked in the Associated Press poll once – at No. 24 the week of Jan. 10, 2011. Fox has signed one McDonald’s All-American. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope stayed two years and was the 2013-14 SEC player of the year. The Bulldogs had losing records in both seasons with KCP, an NBA lottery pick.

Georgia is 7-6 in SEC play but 1-5 against teams above .500 in the league standings. It lost by 34 points to Texas A&M and Kentucky. It managed 48 points (making 11 baskets) last week in Rupp Arena. In losing to Florida at Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday, the Bulldogs mustered 53 points.

Fox’s team defends well, usually a sign of coaching. Per Ken Pomeroy’s analytics, Georgia ranks 16th nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency. It is, however, 203rd in adjusted offense. This with two senior guards who’ve started since they were sophomores. This with Fox having had six years to install his system and stock players to fit.

And there’s the rub. According 247 Sports’ composite ratings, Fox’s full signing classes have ranked 71st, 32nd, 56th, 67th, 96th and 57th nationally. (Rated 46th, the 2016 class includes two 4-star signees.) If we go by those tepid numbers, Georgia has won at a higher rate that its talent might suggest. But why should the flagship university of a state that produces bountiful basketball talent make do with tepid talent?

It’s sometimes said that Fox doesn’t like recruiting AAU players. Well, Kenny Gaines and Marcus Thornton played for the Georgia Stars, Charles Mann for Southern Select, J.J. Frazier for the South Georgia Kings, Caldwell-Pope for the Georgia Blazers. Assistant coach Jonas Hayes found Yante Maten playing AAU ball in Michigan. The point being: Almost every player on scholarship at a mid-major or above played AAU ball.

If a major-college coach can’t make some sort of peace with the AAU – and the AAU is mighty in this state –
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Post by: jbcarol on February 17, 2016, 12:24:09 pm
 Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 14h14 hours ago College Station, TX

2nd time this has happened in College Station -- Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy scared to visit w/ reporters in interview room. So strange.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2016, 12:54:58 pm
Mississippi State best runs and NCAA Tournament History

MS Bulldogs have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 10 times.

Babe McCarthy '56-65

'63 Sweet 16 (1st Round, historic game)

Richard Williams '87-98

'91 Round of 64
'95 Sweet 16
'96 Final 4 (as 5 seed and SEC Tournament winner)

Rick Stansbury '99-12

'02 Round of 32
'03 Round of 64
'04 Round of 32 as a 2 seed
'05 Round of 32
'08 Round of 32
'09 Round of 64 (SEC auto bid as Tourney champ netted a 13 seed)
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Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2016, 07:08:10 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 10h10 hours ago

#Alabama and #UAB haven't made the NCAA tournament in the same year since 2006. But that might change this year: http://ow.ly/YtYxw

Scarblog:

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The last time it happened, Ronald Steele and Squeaky Johnson were the point guards, Mark Gottfried and Mike Anderson the head coaches.

The last time Alabama and UAB both made the NCAA Tournament in the same year, little did we know March of 2006 would be the last time in a number of ways.

Ten years later, it remains the last time the Crimson Tide won an NCAA Tournament game, beating Marquette in the first round. It was the last time Gottfried led the Tide into the tournament, ending the program's streak of five straight appearances.

It also was the last time Anderson coached the Blazers, losing to Kentucky in the first round, then leaving for Missouri.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2016, 06:56:12 pm
 Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 4h4 hours ago

UK’s 1996 title team to hold 20-year reunion in Florida because Pitino won't come to Lexington http://bit.ly/1SFh5wo
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Post by: jbcarol on February 21, 2016, 08:52:00 am
LSU best runs and NCAA Tournament History

LSU Tigers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 21 times.

Harry Rabenhorst '46-57

'53 Final 4
'54 Sweet 16

Dale Brown '73-97

'79 Sweet 16
'80 Elite 8  as a 1 seed
'81 Final 4 as a 1 seed
'84 Round of 48
'85 Round of 64
'86 Final 4 as an 11 seed
'87 Elite 8 as a 10 seed
'88 Round of 64
'89 Round of 64
'90 Round of 32
'91 Round of 64
'92 Round of 32
'93 Round of 64

John Brady '97-08

'00 Sweet 16
'03 Round of 64
'05 Round of 64
'06 Final 4 as a 4 seed

Trent Johnson '09-12

'09 Round of 32

Johnny Jones '12-16

'15 Round of 64
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Post by: jbcarol on February 21, 2016, 10:25:04 am
Florida Gators best runs and NCAA Tournament History

The Gators have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 19 times.

Norm Sloan  '61-66, '81-89

'87 Sweet 16      vacated
'88 Round of 32  vacated
'89 Round of 64

Lon Kruger '91-96

'94 Final 4
'95 Round of 64

Billy Donovan '97-15

'99 Sweet 16
'00 National Finals
'01 Round of 32
'02 Round of 64
'03 Round of 32
'04 Round of 64
'05 Round of 32
'06 National Champs
'07 National Champs
'10 Round of 64
'11 Elite 8
'12 Elite 8
'13 Elite 8
'14 Final 4
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Post by: jbcarol on February 21, 2016, 11:48:28 am
Andy Demetra ‏@GamecockRadio  3h3 hours ago
Did you know: the #Gamecocks now have their most regular season wins (22) since 1996-97.

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Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2016, 07:25:04 am
Arkansas best runs and NCAA Tournament History

Razorbacks have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 30 times.

Glen Rose '34-42,

'41 Final 4

Eugene Lambert '43-49

'45 Final 4
'49 Elite 8 (1st round loss)

Glen Rose '53-66

'58 Sweet 16

Eddie Sutton '75-85

'77 1st Round of 32
'78 Final 4
'79 Elite 8
'80 1st Round of 48
'81 Sweet 16
'82 1st Round of 32
'83 Sweet 16
'84 1st Round of 32
'85 2nd Round of 32

Nolan Richardson '86-02

'88 Round of 64
'89 Round of 32
'90 Final 4
'91 Elite 8
'92 Round of 32
'93 Sweet 16
'94 National Champs
'95 National Runner-up
'96 Sweet 16
'98 Round of 32
'99 Round of 32
'00 Round of 64
'01 Round of 64

Stan Heath '03-07

'06 Round of 64
'07 Round of 64

John Pelphrey '08-'11

'08 Round of 32

Mike Anderson '02, '12-current

'15 Round of 32

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Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2016, 01:16:31 pm
Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner 21h21 hours ago

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and MSU will honor the 20th anniversary of the Bulldogs' trip to the Final Four http://on.thec-l.com/1XJ3JyG

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Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the best team in Mississippi State basketball history next month.

On March 31, while college basketball prepares to crown this season’s champion, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame will honor the 1995-96 MSU team that advanced to the Final Four. The squad remains the only Magnolia State program to advance to the Final Four.

“It really doesn’t seem like it’s been 20 years because somebody brings it up almost every day,” former head coach Richard Williams said in a statement. “I see a lot of the guys often, but I’m really looking forward to getting back together as a team.”

Mississippi State began its run to the Final Four by defeating eventual national champion Kentucky in the SEC Tournament Championship at the Louisiana Superdome. The No. 5-seeded Bulldogs then defeated Virginia Commonwealth, Princeton, No. 1 seed Connecticut and No. 2 seed Cincinnati to secure a spot in the Final Four.
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Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2016, 01:42:22 pm
A&M's Woodward: new deal for Billy Kennedy could be forthcoming (http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/texasamaggies/2016/02/23/texas-ams-woodward-new-deal-billy-kennedy-forthcoming)

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New Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward said Tuesday during a wide-ranging interview with The Dallas Morning News that a new deal could be on the way for men's basketball coach Billy Kennedy.

Kennedy has two  years remaining on his contract, but they were essentially added to his original five-year deal for cosmetic reasons. Neither party has any financial obligation to the other after this season. No. 21 A&M (20-7) is expected to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time in Kennedy's five seasons.

"We will be," Woodward said when asked if negotiations are underway. "And I've assured coach Kennedy that we want him here and we have strong feelings to keep him here. And I think there will be something forthcoming in the near future."
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Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2016, 09:19:33 am
Kentucky's Final 4 NCAA Tournament History

Wildcats have appeared in the NCAA Tournament Final Four 17 times.

'42 Final 4  (2nd Round)
'48 National Champ
'49 National Champ
'51 National Champ
'58 National Champ
'66 National Runner-Up

'75 National Runner-Up
'78 National Champ
'84 Final 4

'93 Final 4
'96 National Champ
'97 National Runner-Up

'98 National Champ

'11 Final 4
'12 National Champ
'14 National Runner-Up
'15 Final 4

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Post by: jbcarol on February 25, 2016, 11:43:59 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 14 hours ago

The Gamecocks Tournament resume:

South Carolina's last NCAA Tournament win: 90-85 over UL-Lafayette (1973).

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Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2016, 09:35:50 am
 Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN 11h11 hours ago

Cuonzo Martin and Cal just won sixth straight game. Bears now in a 3-way tie with Arizona and Utah for second...

Jeff Borzello ‏@jeffborzello 12h12 hours ago

I think California has second weekend of the NCAA Tournament written all over it. Multiple pros and go-to scorers, and they really defend.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 26, 2016, 01:11:33 pm
Jeff Drummond ‏@JDrumUK Feb 23

70s/80s SEC basketball gold: UK's Joe B Hall takes a selfie with old Bama nemesis Wimp Sanderson.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cb8QD8uWEAADrAl.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2016, 12:56:35 pm
NCAA Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches:

TBD

Kim Anderson
Mike White
Avery Johnson
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2016, 08:58:39 am
 Royce Young ‏@royceyoung 11h11 hours ago

Warriors beat the Thunder 121-118 in overtime. Durant 37-12-5, Westbrook 26-7-13, Ibaka 15 and 20 rebounds, Adams 10 and 9.

Donovan asked if he's ever been involved in a game like this: "I was on the bench when Duke played Kentucky..."

Here's Billy Donovan's explanation on why he didn't call a timeout at the end of regulation:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcR4zYdUcAAa6dn.jpg)

https://twitter.com/NBA/status/703825067508011009
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Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2016, 12:18:57 pm
Gary Parrish ‏@GaryParrishCBS 3h3 hours ago

From yesterday. Most consecutive league titles won:
BILL SELF: 12
K: 5
Cal: 5
Roy: 4
Knight: 4
Pitino: 2
DETAILS: http://cbsprt.co/1T3a2hc
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 29, 2016, 08:28:07 am
NCAA Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches: Billy Kennedy

'10 Murray State  Round of 32: 31-5 #13 seed beat #4 seed Vandy in their opening round

'16 A&M             TBD
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Post by: jbcarol on February 29, 2016, 01:37:20 pm
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc Feb 28

USC basketball is having its best season in 20 yrs yet @FrankMartin_SC is getting cheap shots taken at him from the Gamecock radio station?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2016, 10:09:00 am
NCAA Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches: Mark Fox

'05-'09 Nevada

'05 Round of 32  Beat Rick Barnes and Tejas in the first round

'06 Round of 64

'07 Round of 32  The 7-seed beat Creighton in what was thought to be Dana Altman's last game there


'10 - current  Georgia

'11 Round of 64

'15 Round of 64
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Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2016, 10:50:53 am
 Stacey Barchenger ‏@sbarchenger 1h1 hour ago

Erin Andrews says Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari called her last night to encourage her. "It means a lot," she said.


Erin Andrews expected to take the stand again this morning in her civil trial. What happened yesterday: http://tnne.ws/1oTvIQG 
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Post by: jbcarol on March 03, 2016, 08:55:58 am
NCAA Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches: Johnny Jones

'02-12  North Texas

'07 Round of 64

'10 Round of 64


'13-present  LSU

'15 Round of 64

'16 TBD, no guarantee


Johnny Jones has not won an NCAA Tournament game as a head coach.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 05, 2016, 07:32:14 am
NCAA Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches: Andy Kennedy

'07 - present  Ole Miss

'13  Round of 32

'15  Round of 64 after First Four win


Seven down and seven to go.

Coming up are current SEC coaches who have more extensive NCAA Tournament experience.
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Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2016, 06:21:08 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 8h8 hours ago

#SEC🏀 Reg Season Titles
(All-Time)
Kentucky: 47
LSU: 11
Bama: 8
TENN: 8
UF: 7
Miss St: 6
Vandy: 3
ARK: 2
AUB: 2
USC: 1
UGA: 1
Texas A&M: 1
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2016, 06:41:00 am
NCAA Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches: Frank Martin

'08 - '12 Kansas State

'08 Round of 32
'10 Elite 8
'11 Round of 32
'12 Round of 32

'13 - present South Carolina

'16 TBD
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Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2016, 07:50:35 am
 Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 15h15 hours ago College Station, TX

SEC champ Texas A&M's 24 wins in regular season are 2nd most in program history, behind 25 in 2006-07 as a Big 12 member.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2016, 08:04:10 am
Jimmie Tramel ‏@JimmieTramel 25m25 minutes ago

Eddie at 80: @billhaisten looks at the life of Eddie Sutton. @GottliebShow http://bit.ly/1X4dbM5  #PutEddieIn

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc3mAKGUMAIz8x7.jpg)

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In the 1950s, Eddie Sutton was one of 18 graduates in his senior class at Bucklin (Kansas) High School. After having played basketball for and been heavily influenced by coach Henry P. Iba at Oklahoma State, Sutton became a coach, an athletic director and a U.S. history teacher in the ’60s at Tulsa’s Central High School. He was paid $4,500 a year.

In 40 years after leaving Central, Sutton became one of the more accomplished coaches in college basketball history.

On Saturday, as his 80th birthday is celebrated with sons Stephen, Sean and Scott and other family members at his south Tulsa home, Sutton undoubtedly will reminisce about his lifetime of basketball...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2016, 08:15:03 pm
Daniel Paulling ‏@DanielPaulling  Mar 5
AK joined Billy Donovan, Joe B. Hall, Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith as only SEC coaches to have at least eight 20-win seasons in first 10 yrs.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2016, 08:21:29 pm
NCAA Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches: Kevin Stallings

Illinois State '94-99

'97 Round of 64
'98 Round of 32

Vandy '00 - present

'04 Sweet 16
'07 Sweet 16
'08 Round of 64
'10 Round of 64
'11 Round of 64 (For the third time, Vanderbilt suffered a defeat to a double digit seed.)
'12 Round of 32
'16 TBD
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2016, 09:38:42 am
NCAA Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches: Mike Anderson

UAB '03-06

'04 Sweet 16  Defeated NCAA-T number one overall seed Kentucky
'05 Round of 32
'06 Round of 64

Mizzou '07-11

'09 Elite 8
'10 Round of 32
'11 Round of 64

Arkansas '12-present

'15 Round of 32
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 08, 2016, 04:55:27 pm
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 5h5 hours ago Georgia, USA

Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy, lowest paid coach in SEC at $1.1 mil per year, wins SEC COY. Looks like someone is due for a raise.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2016, 11:20:09 am
NCAA D-1 Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches: Bruce Pearl

Wisconsin-Milwaukee '02-05

'03  Round of 64
'05  Sweet 16

Tennessee '06-11

'06  Round of 32
'07  Sweet 16
'08  Sweet 16
'09  Round of 64
'10  Elite 8  (Vols only Elite 8 appearance)
'11  Round of 64

Auburn '15-present
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2016, 11:24:55 am
NCAA Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches: Ben Howland

Northern Arizona '95-99

'98  Round of 64

Pitt '00-03

'02  Sweet 16
'03  Sweet 16

UCLA '04-13

'05  Round of 64
'06  NCAA Runner-up
'07  Final 4
'08  Final 4
'09  Round of 32
'11  Round of 32
'13  Round of 64

Mississippi State '16-present
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2016, 07:46:06 am
NCAA Tournament Accomplishments of Current SEC Head Coaches: Rick Barnes

'89-'94 Providence

'89 Round of 64
'90 Round of 64
'94 Round of 64

'95-98 Clemson

'96 Round of 64
'97 Sweet 16
'98 Round of 64

1999-2015 Texas

'99 Round of 64
'00 Round of 32
'01 Round of 64
'02 Sweet 16
'03 Final 4
'04 Sweet 16
'05 Round of 64
'06 Elite 8
'07 Round of 32
'08 Elite 8
'09 Round of 32
'10 Round of 64
'11 Round of 32
'12 Round of 64
'14 Round of 32
'15 Round of 64

'16 - present Tennessee
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2016, 07:48:01 am
Number of Teams the SEC placed in the Mens NCAA-T from 1992 Tourney to present with seeds in parentheses:

2016 [3]: A&M (3), Kentucky (4), Vandy (11)

2015 [5]: Kentucky (1-overall), Arkansas (5), LSU (9), Georgia (10), Ole Miss (11)

2014 [3]: Florida (1-overall), Kentucky (Eight), Tennessee (11)

2013 [3]: Florida (3), Mizzou (9), Ole Miss (12)

2012 [4]: UK (1-overall), VU (5), UF (7), Bama (9)

2011 [5]: UF (2), UK (4), VU (5), UT (9), UG (10)

2010 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (4), UT (6), UF (10)

2009 [3]: LSU (Eight), UT (9), MSSt (13)

2008 [6]: UT(2), VU(4), Hogs(Eight), MSt(Eight), UK(11), UGa(14)

2007 [5]: UF(1), UT(5), VU(6), UK (Eight), Hogs (12)

2006 [6]: UT(2), UF(3), LSU(4), Hogs(Eight) ,UK(Eight), Bama(10)

2005 [5]: UK(2), UF(4), Bama (5), LSU (6), MSt (9)

2004 [6]: UK(1-overall), MSt(2), UF(5), VU(6), Bama(Eight), SC(10)

2003 [6]: UK(1), UF(2), MSt(5), LSU(Eight), Bama(10), AU(10)

2002 [6]: Bama(2), UG(3), MSt(3), UK(4), UF(5), OM(9)

2001 [6]: UK(2), OM(3), UF(3), Hogs(7), UG(Eight), UT(Eight)

2000 [6]: LSU(4), UT(4), UF(5), UK(5), AU(7), Hogs(11)
 
1999 [6]: AU(1), UK(3), Hogs(4), UT(4), UF(6), OM(9)

1998 [5]: UK (2), SC (3), OM (4), Hogs (6), Vols (Eight)

1997 [5]: UK (1), SC (2), UGa (3), OM (Eight), VU (10)

1996 [4]: UK (1), State (5), UGa (Eight), Hogs (12)

1995 [5]: UK (1), Hogs (2), State (5), Bama (5), UF (10)

1994 [4]: Hogs (1), UK (3), UF (3), Bama (9)

1993 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (3), Hogs (4), LSU (11)

1992 [4]: UK (2), Hogs (3), Bama (5), LSU (7)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2016, 07:48:16 am
Jeff Goodman Verified account
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TCU has let Trent Johnson go, sources told ESPN.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2016, 06:22:38 pm
 Steve Walentik ‏@Steve_Walentik 8h8 hours ago

South Carolina Coach Frank Martin: "I couldn't ask our guys to do any more than they did." Noted team set school regular-season win record

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2016, 06:35:02 am
SEC commissioner Sankey: 3 NCAA bids isn’t enough  (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/sec-commissioner-sankey-3-ncaa-bids-isnt-enough)

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SEC announced that Mike Tranghese, once the commissioner of the really-Big East, has been contracted as a special advisor on men’s basketball.

Sankey said his league “gained positive moment over the last 12 months.” Later, in a telephone conversation, Sankey sought to clarify: “The reality is that we’re back with only three (NCAA teams) for the third time in four years. People read ‘positive momentum’ and ask, ‘What rose-colored glasses are you looking through?’ I’m not.”

Sankey said Tranghese will speak with coaches, athletic directors and league officials: “He has a different eye.” But the commissioner also said something intriguing: “Coaches need to be able to build programs.” That’s really a two-pronged issue: Schools must hire the right coaches, and then those coaches must be given time to work.

Clueless Johnny Jones may represent a new low, but the SEC has seen a glut of substandard coaching. Anthony Grant (Alabama), Stan Heath (Arkansas), John Pelphrey (Arkansas again), Jeff Lebo (Auburn), Tony Barbee (Auburn again), Dennis Felton (Georgia), Gillispie (Kentucky), Rick Ray (Mississippi State) and Darrin Horn (South Carolina) worked 43 2/3 seasons at eight league schools and combined for six NCAA appearances and one NCAA win (by Pelphrey’s Hogs). Most had done good work elsewhere; they just didn’t do it in the SEC.

Said Sankey: “I’ll use South Carolina as the best example … That program is in a very different state today (under Frank Martin) than four years ago. I look at Tennessee’s hiring of Rick Barnes, at Ben Howland’s hiring at Mississippi State. Andy Kennedy (of Ole Miss) and Mark Fox (of Georgia) have built programs.”

At the same time, none of those five programs Sankey mentioned will grace the NCAA field.

Sankey said he huddled with associates Monday and studies team profiles to try and figure out why his conference got only three bids. (Georgia and Florida played good schedules but didn’t win enough games; South Carolina won 24 but played a bad schedule.) “We have to win those games,” he said. “It’s not enough to schedule.”

He did, however, counsel against overcorrection. “We need to be very attentive without hitting the panic button,” Sankey said.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2016, 06:43:55 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 13h13 hours ago

To figure out the #SEC's basketball problem, look no further than the coaches, per @KevinScarbinsky http://ow.ly/ZvwSA

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Scarblog: The SEC has a basketball problem. You know it, I know it and Greg Sankey knows it, too.

When a Power 5 conference sends only three teams to the NCAA Tournament - while the other four Power 5 leagues send seven each - that's a problem.

When a Power 5 conference gets only three NCAA bids - while the Big East gets five and the American Athletic Conference gets four - that's a problem.

Some problems are bigger than others. If this year were an outlier, ...

If the commitment is there from the conference and the schools themselves, who's not getting the job done? Who's primarily responsible for turning the SEC into a league in which football is bigger than ever and basketball has shrunk in comparison?

It's gotta be the coaches. The SEC has hired too many coaches in the last decade and change who couldn't get it done.

Why couldn't they get it done? Ask Wimp Sanderson. The Alabama legend was one of the best coaches in league history because he was one of the best recruiters, as an assistant and a head coach.

"The answer to all of it is you have to have coaches that have a staff as well as themselves that will burn the midnight oil as far as recruiting," Sanderson said...

Mark Gottfried wasn't Sanderson, but Alabama hasn't been as good since it bid Gottfried farewell. Ditto for Auburn since Cliff Ellis, LSU since John Brady, Mississippi State since Rick Stansbury, South Carolina since Eddie Fogler and Tennessee since Bruce Pearl.

Arkansas hasn't come close to living up to Nolan Richardson's standards, despite finally bringing back his coaching son, Mike Anderson. Missouri hasn't been the same since Anderson left there for Fayetteville.

It doesn't mean some of those coaching changes weren't justified. It does mean too many of the replacements haven't been as good as advertised. See Johnny Jones. That responsibility lands on the people who hired them.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2016, 06:58:10 am
David Cloninger ‏@DCTheState 11h11 hours ago

USC matches a school record with its 25th win of the season. The only other team to win 25 was in 1969-70, with no postseason.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2016, 11:34:36 am
Will the SEC ever be a Basketball League?  (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/will-the-sec-ever-be-a-basketball-league)

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Has SEC football grown so massive — seven national titles in nine seasons — that basketball cannot flourish in its shadow? Sankey said what I expected he’d say: That the SEC just sent nine teams to the women’s NCAA tournament, that the conference’s baseball and softball teams are thriving, that there’s no reason the conference can’t be good at everything. (Did not Florida, under Billy Donovan and Urban Meyer, go NCAA title-BCS title-NCAA title in the span of 12 months?)

Just because a school is great at something is no reason for it to be bad at something else — not when money and manpower are being supplied. The SEC now has its own ESPN-affiliated network, which means, as Sankey noted, that every basketball game “is on TV.” [His words.]

Having covered the SEC since 1976, I’ve seen schools get excited about basketball. Vanderbilt is second to Kentucky in its enthusiasm for the indoor sport, which is surely no coincidence: Like UK, Vandy stinks at football. Tennessee and Florida fans can be made to care about hoops. LSU was pumped when Dale Brown was coaching. (Not so much when John Brady was.) Arkansas was crazy about hoops when the Hogs were rollin’ with Nolan Richardson.

Mississippi State has had very good teams...

Three SEC coaches (Barnes, Calipari, Howland) have taken teams to the Final Four. Three more (M. Anderson, Martin, Pearl) have reached the Elite Eight. One (Stallings) has made the Sweet Sixteen. One (Johnson) took a team to the NBA finals. One (K. Anderson) won a Division II championship. Of the 14 league coaches, only LSU’s Johnny Jones seems overmatched.

Still, it’s worth noting: Mike Anderson hasn’t yet won an NCAA tournament game at Arkansas, though he did at Missouri when it was based in the Big 12; Mark Fox won an NCAA game at Reno but hasn’t at Georgia; Frank Martin won NCAA games at Kansas State but, in four years, hasn’t gotten South Carolina to the Big Dance. Rick Barnes, Ben Howland and Avery Johnson just completed their first seasons at Tennessee, Mississippi State and Alabama, and the best any of them could do was Alabama’s NIT bid...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 17, 2016, 11:32:39 am
Since Tennessee's last losing season in 2005, the Vols made seven NCAA tournament appearances, reached two Sweet 16s and one Elite Eight and won one regular-season SEC title.

Tennessee's basketball seniors certainly did not want to conclude their collegiate careers with the program's first losing season in more than a decade. (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/sports/college/story/2016/mar/13/rick-barnes-appreciative-seniors-impact-hfirs/354982)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 18, 2016, 10:57:05 pm
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 2h2 hours ago

Texas A&M NCAA Tournament Records
- 92 Pts scored (most in NCAA Tourney game)
- 27 Pt win (largest NCAA Tourney W)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 20, 2016, 08:56:26 am
Ranking Calipari's Kentucky teams from worst to first:

'12-13: 21-12 (12-6); First round losses in the SEC-T and the NIT.
Images of Archie Goodwin driving and flipping the ball in the general direction of the basket last. There was no one in the Rupp crowd falling all over themselves and holding up little cards with a handwritten "10". His 26% from 3 and 63% from the line did not hold him back from being selected in the NBA first round and he is still getting paid. Something was lacking.

There was an inside defensive presence but for one of two seasons under Cal, there was a lack of post scoring. After Nerlens Noel suffered an ACL due to an ESPN cameraman sitting on a stool under the basket, it was over. The fan pass came from the expected hangover from a championship or otherwise great season. It was one that the hair of one-and-done culture that bit you could not sooth. 

'15-16 27-9 (12-6); SEC Co-Champs, SEC-T winner, Round of 32 exit
It was a study in the one-n-done recruiting pipeline and domino effect. All the chips went in on Skal Labissiere, an early signee who was the most overrated player in the modern error (sic). With Skal in the bag, Dakari Johnson left school for the D-League and no top 2015 big chose to compete with Cal's Memphis connection. This will be one of two early recruited bigs that will mess with Cal's roster during his UK tenure. The late addition of high school junior Jamal Murray saved Cal's Canadian bacon. The three guard line-up has not brought as much success for Cal at UK as the lineup with three long players in the front court who will rebound and play defense. The cold shooting night can come at any time and strike midnight.

'13-14 29-11 (12-6) SEC-T and NCAA-T Runner-ups
Calipari brought in eight scholarship freshmen including six McD All-Americans and tried to sell the ruse of "starting" an all-freshmen 'Fab Five' (Johnson would play until the first media time out replaced by Cauley-Stein). Aaron Harrison's clutch shooting run in the NCAA tournament places this team over the '15-16 club. If UK had put together an answer for UConn, Arkansas would have had two more wins over a 30-win team and an NCAA champion.

'10-11 29-9 (10-6) SEC-T Champ and Final Four
Kentucky had missed making the Final Four in the decade of the 2010s, the first decade miss since the Great Depression. Kentucky fans were similarly depressed that Enes Kanter could only be used as a practice player. Rather than give up like UK did in '15-16, JuCo and BCG punching bag Josh Harrellson stepped up to provide post presence in some big games. Brandon Knight, notorious for never signing the NLI, led a mixed group of freshmen and experienced players who shot nearly 40% from 3 as a team. Wins in the NCAA-T over UNC and tOSU made this team a fan favorite. Knight was one-n-done, but due to some NBA players union dynamics, two UK freshmen Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb decided to come back for another season. They were put to use.

'09-10 35-3 (14-2) SEC regular season and SEC-T champ, Elite 8
The Wall-Cousins-Bledsoe team did not make the Final Four like the previous two teams but they did change the tide for UK with their late signing in May 2009. Cal never got the one-n-done SF he wanted and his three guard line-up went cold in Syracuse against West Virginia. After an NIT appearance in BCG's last season, Calipari was given direction by the UK president that he had to honor all of the recruiting pipeline commitments back to 8th grader Michael Avery and he had to bring back the returning players. For the recruits, who did not get their daily 100 texts and stack of mail, they one-by-one decommitted.  For the returnees, a one-on-one promising of a scholarship but not even five-on-five practice playing time caused a transfer migration. One of these roster moves that puzzled UK fans was choosing the aforementioned Josh Harrellson over playground legend Matt Pilgrim who was later fighting rape allegations at OkSt. The numbers worked out for Cal.

'14-15 38-1 (18-0) SEC-T champ, Final Four
What if the signing class was locked in early and most of the players getting NBA evals decided to come back. Presenting "The Platoon" or the illusion of a platoon. 38 wins to start the season is unprecedented for an SEC team. UK fans' only legit gripe is only getting see players like Towns and Booker play 21 mpg. This team's kryptonite was the need to create the big moment on the big stage for the big NBA front office viewing audience. Bo "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me" Ryan, knew that Andrew would flip back to Aaron with two seconds left on the shot clock rather than post up the NBA's number one draft pick. Three straight shot clock violations later and Wisconsin was off to a whipping by Duke. Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker were sitting next to Kenny Payne during both of the final two turnovers.

'11-12 38-2 (16-0) SEC and NCAA Champs, SEC-T runner-up
The front line of NBA picks one and two, Anthony Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist with returning Terrence Jones made for a tough hand to beat. Doron Lamb's 46.6% from 3 helped to keep things from getting too crowded inside.  I think Marquis Teague was on that team as well. They did not have a lot of depth and they did not suffer a serious injury.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 21, 2016, 06:48:14 am
Kevin Brockway
‏@gatorhoops

Kevin Stallings has been surprisingly good on TV.

Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ 11h11 hours ago

Kyle Tucker Retweeted Kevin Brockway

I love the idea of him explaining how to win a second-round game.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 21, 2016, 06:55:40 am
Craig Pinkerton ‏@SEC_Craig Mar 18

With Texas A&M's NCAA Tournament win [Friday], @SEC teams are 18-4 (81.8 percent) in postseason opening games over the last three years
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2016, 07:33:36 am
David Cloninger ‏@DCTheState 10h10 hours ago

Frank Martin posted the best season by wins in Kansas State history (29) and tied for the best in USC history (25).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2016, 12:26:40 pm
Jerry Tipton ‏@JerryTipton 3h3 hours ago

Congrats to ex-Georgia coach Hugh Durham. He is among inductees in National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 23, 2016, 07:24:59 am
Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ 15h15 hours ago

I think you can sum up Calipari's first six UK teams in a sentence each. This year's group? Good luck. http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/2016/03/22/how-remember-these-cats-s-complicated/82126642/ …

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – John Calipari’s first six teams at Kentucky are easily packaged and labeled for rapid recollection.

His 2009-10 squad got the party started with John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and NBA draft history. Then Brandon Knight’s leadership and Josh Harrellson’s jean shorts turned the 2010-11 squad into Final Four party crashers.

Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist made it won-and-done with the 2011-12 national championship. Ryan Harrow’s bubble guts and Nerlens Noel’s knee injury imploded the ensuing 2012-13 NIT team.

Aaron Harrison’s jumbo guts and Julius Randle’s broad shoulders turned the disappointing 2013-14 Cats into NCAA title-game shockers. Then WCS met KAT and there was so much talent that 2014-15 Kentucky platooned its way to perfection – almost.

But this, Calipari’s seventh season with the Wildcats, will be harder to wrangle on down the line. These Cats won 27 games, lost nine. They shared an SEC regular-season title, won the league tournament. They earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament, had seemingly half the country believing they might sneak up and win the whole thing, then got bounced in the second round by rival Indiana.

That could be the tidy tag line for this season: What might’ve been.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 23, 2016, 09:36:12 am
Dana O'Neil ‏@ESPNDanaOneil 1h1 hour ago

Nice guy finishing first? Lon Kruger just might  http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/15046014/oklahoma-sooners-lon-kruger-nicest-guy-college-basketball …

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He is the very antithesis of the shills most folks imagine when they envision coaches, a bespectacled Everyman who loves his tractor and despises self-promotion with equal fervor.

In an impressive career that includes NCAA tournament wins with a record five schools, five Sweet 16 appearances and one Final Four, Kruger remains one rung short of basketball heaven. He has never won a national championship.

But paired with a player who is the Abbott to his Costello, an effervescent bubble of a Bahamian named Buddy, Kruger has the best chance to rewrite the tired cliché.

A nice guy just might finish first.

Sooners' practices, either in the main gym or the more intimate practice arena, are open to anyone and everyone who would like to attend --

Just as it was at Kansas State, Florida, Illinois and UNLV.

"He was pretty much an open book," says Joel Glass, Kruger's sports information director from his Florida days. "Nothing was ever closed."

The really good part, that's what people sometimes don't understand. Kruger's name will not be the first -- or probably the 15th -- when people are asked to name the best and most successful coaches in the game today. Yet he's a savant -- Glass remembers NBA scouts jotting down his inbounds plays at Florida -- and a masterful rebuilder. Texas-Pan American, Kansas State, Illinois, Florida and UNLV were a combined 78-99 in the year before he arrived at the respective campuses. They were 117-72 by his second year in charge.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 23, 2016, 10:11:06 pm
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops  2h2 hours ago Georgia, USA
Gators finish first season under Mike White 21-15 with loss in NIT quarterfinals.

White drops to 7-4 all-time in NIT with three straight losses in NIT quarterfinals.

Takeaway, Florida's offense progressed in first season under White, but defense regressed, big reason why UF fell short of NCAA Tourney.

Gators gave up 80 or more points in four of their last nine games, including Wednesday night v. GW.

In White's first season, #Gators failed to win more than 3 games in a row. Could never get on a roll.

Florida finished first season under White 12-4 at home, 6-9 on road and 3-2 on neutral courts.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2016, 10:34:40 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Ole Miss '97-'02

Rob Evans led Ole Miss to their first 20 win seasons and first place in the SEC-W in '97 and '98 with Ansu Seasay, Keith Carter and others.

Ole Miss made the NCAA tournament in consecutive seasons for the first time ever and was eliminated in '98 as a 4-seed by Bryce Drew's iconic buzzer beater (they should go ahead and hire him as coach).

Evans was one of the few coaches to leave the SEC on a high note for Arizona State. He was later an assistant at Arkansas.

Former Ole Miss player Rod Barnes led Ole Miss to NCAA-T appearances in '99, '01, and '02 and an NIT Quarterfinal appearance in 2000.

Ole Miss reached the Sweet Sixteen in 2001, the biggest NCAA Tournament accomplishment in the school's history.

Honorable Mention:  Early 80's teams led by Sean Tuohy (The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game) gained Ole Miss their first ever SEC Tournament championship and first NCAA Tournament appearance. They had three other NIT appearances.

Andy Kennedy's Marshall Henderson and Stefan Moody teams have made the NCAA Tournament twice and won opening games.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2016, 07:42:26 am
A&M made the Sweet 16 for the third time in program history which is their deepest NCAA-T run (1980, 2007, 2016).

The 2016 team's 28 wins are the most in school history.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2016, 08:13:38 am
Brent Zwerneman
‏@BrentZwerneman

A&M fun fact: 5 years ago, Billy Kennedy, Ben Jacobson (Northern Iowa) & LSU's Johnny Jones (then at N. Texas) top 3 to replace Turgeon.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2016, 12:37:10 pm
Eric Crawford ‏@ericcrawford 15h15 hours ago

After that bench warning, Turgeon told ref, “Yeah, you’re a real tough guy.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 26, 2016, 10:19:34 am
Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 6m6 minutes ago

Close buds Lon Kruger, Dana Altman agreed to never play each other - until they had to (that's today): http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Oklahoma-Oregon-coaches-are-reluctant-opponents-7106377.php … @HoustonChron

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - Dana Altman's Oregon Ducks made it to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight against Lon Kruger's Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday...

"He's been a great friend and mentor for 30 years, and we've never played each other for a reason," Altman said Friday of Kruger. "We didn't want to play.

"When the pairings came out a couple of weeks ago, I talked to Coach and we said if we're fortunate enough to get to this point, at least one of us is going to the Final Four."

The Ducks (31-6) and Sooners (28-7) tip at 5:09 p.m. Saturday in the Honda Center for the right to move on to NRG Stadium next week.

"I know Coach Altman was talking to Coach Kruger a lot," Coach K foil Dillon Brooks said with a smile, "because that's his boy."

That he is, primarily because Kruger hired Altman as an assistant at Kansas State in 1986.

Altman at the time was coaching at junior-college power Moberly (Mo.) Community College, and star player Mitch Richmond also wound up at Kansas State and went on to excel in the NBA.

Altman, 57, spent the late 1980s with Kruger at Kansas State before moving on to coaching jobs at Marshall, Kansas State, Creighton ... Creighton and finally Oregon in 2010.

Kruger, 63, left Kansas State in 1990 and has since served as coach of Florida, Illinois, the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, UNLV and finally Oklahoma in 2011.



Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 26, 2016, 01:49:19 pm
Jerry Tipton ‏@JerryTipton Mar 25

NABC names Billy Kennedy of Texas A&M as its District 21 Coach of Year.


Kennedy is Coach of the Year in his little district.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2016, 07:17:46 am
Last week the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2016 inductees. Former Georgia coach Hugh Durham and other members of the class will be inducted on Nov. 18 (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article68419317.html)

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Durham, a native of Lyndon, Ky., is the only coach to lead two schools to their only Final Four appearance: Florida State in 1972 and Georgia in 1983.

Durham was the opposing coach in Adolph Rupp’s last game as Kentucky. Florida State beat UK 73-54 in the 1972 Mideast Region finals.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2016, 02:34:12 pm
Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 4h4 hours ago

Pitt has officially hired Vanderbilt's Kevin Stallings as its next head coach, sources told @CBSSports. Story: http://cbsprt.co/25qY1Gx
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2016, 02:37:23 pm
 SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 4h4 hours ago

Longest Tenured SEC Men's Basketball Coaches:
Andy Kennedy, 10 years
John Calipari, 7 years
Mark Fox, 7 years
Mike Anderson, 5 years
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2016, 06:56:56 am
Adam Sparks ‏@AdamSparks 10h10 hours ago

Vandy & Kevin Stallings at least appeared to part ways mutually. Was it a win-win for both? http://tnne.ws/1ZFx0ep 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CemXXNGWEAAR6a8.jpg)

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Kevin Stallings’ exit from Vanderbilt at least appeared mutual.

Stallings, the winningest coach in Commodores history, landed a new job Sunday in the ACC as the Pittsburgh men’s basketball coach and a six-year contract, according to ESPN.

Vanderbilt got to part ways with the most successful coach in program history without firing him or dragging him through a lengthy hot-seat situation. And the Commodores get a new start, tipping off their first men’s basketball coaching search in this century.

In a statement, athletics director David Williams called Stallings “a great coach and a true gentleman” who “won more games than any coach in our program’s history, and he always did it the right way.”

Stallings coached the Commodores from 1999-2016, as the longest tenured coach in both Vanderbilt history and among the SEC’s active coaches. In 17 seasons, he compiled a 332-220 overall record, 138-142 SEC mark and seven of the program’s 14 NCAA Tournament appearances.

Stallings replaces Jamie Dixon, who left Pitt last week to take the job at TCU. In a statement, Pitt athletics director Scott Barnes said, “Coach Stallings and I share the same vision for Pitt — playing in the Final Four.”

Stallings had not made a deep NCAA Tournament run at Vanderbilt in nearly a decade, and he became a victim of his own early success. After Sweet Sixteen runs in 2004 and 2007, his teams suffered an opening loss in four of the next five NCAA Tournament trips. The last one hurt quite a bit, as the Commodores fell 70-50 to Wichita State in a play-in game in Dayton two weeks ago to cap a frustrating season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2016, 07:52:19 am
ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 12h12 hours ago

Syracuse is the 4th double-digit seed to make the Final Four since seeding began in 1979

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CemFZpyW8AApy51.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2016, 09:18:24 am
Adam Sparks ‏@AdamSparks 24m24 minutes ago

Y2K, Elian Gonzalez, Titans in Super Bowl. What world was like when Kevin Stallings arrived http://tnne.ws/1VPVMIE 

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SEC basketball: There have been 33 SEC men’s basketball coaches since Stallings’ debut at Vanderbilt. When he started in 1999, the other SEC coaches included Alabama’s Mark Gottfried, Auburn’s Cliff Ellis, Ole Miss’ Rod Barnes, Mississippi State’s Rick Stansbury, South Carolina’s Eddie Fogler, LSU’s John Brady, Tennessee’s Jerry Green, Florida’s Billy Donovan, Arkansas’ Nolan Richardson, Georgia’s Jim Harrick and Kentucky’s Tubby Smith.

Vandy football: Needing one win for bowl eligibility, Woody Widenhofer’s Vanderbilt squad lost its final three games against Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee that November.

Where were they then: Will Wade, the current VCU coach and possible candidate to replace Stallings, was three days shy of his 17th birthday when Stallings coached his first Vanderbilt game. Wade went to Franklin Road Academy.

SEC football: On Nov. 20, Alabama beats Auburn 28-17 in the Iron Bowl behind Shaun Alexander’s 182 yards and three TDs.

Campus tragedy: Massive bonfire collapsed at Texas A&M, killing 12 and injuring 27.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2016, 10:12:02 am
WKU Basketball
‏@WKUBasketball

#HilltopperNation, welcome your new head coach, Rick Stansbury!

http://bit.ly/StansburyWKU 

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - With 293 career wins and 11 postseason trips as a head coach to his credit, Rick Stansbury has been named the 15th head men's basketball coach at Western Kentucky University, Director of Athletics Todd Stewart announced on Monday.

A formal press conference to introduce Stansbury is set for 1 p.m. today inside the Jack and Jackie Harbaugh Club at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The event is open to the public, and free parking is available in Parking Structure 2 (PS2) next to Smith Stadium.

Stansbury, a Battletown, Kentucky native and Campbellsville University Class of 2003 Hall of Famer, comes to The Hill following two years at 2015-16 Southeastern Conference regular season champion Texas A&M which included a run to the 2016 NCAA Sweet 16. In his 30 seasons as a head coach or an assistant coach, Stansbury's teams have gone to the postseason 18 times, with Top 5 seeds in the NCAA Tournament in 2016 (3), 2004 (2), 2003 (5), 2002 (3), 1996 (5) and 1995 (5) and in the NIT in 2012 (4), 2010 (1), and 2007 (1).

The veteran head coach made his name over a 22-year run at Mississippi State, including the final 14 as head coach (1999-2012), where he compiled a career record of 293-166 (.638), led the Bulldogs to the postseason 11 times, with six NCAA appearances, and became Mississippi State's all-time wins leader in the process.

His 293 career victories are the ninth-most in SEC history. The Bulldogs won the SEC tournament in 2002 and 2009, the overall SEC championship in 2004 and dominated the league's Western Division during Stansbury's tenure, winning the side in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010.

His teams were also postseason regulars, appearing in the NCAA Tournament or NIT 11 of his 14 seasons as MSU's head coach including trips to the NCAA tournament in four consecutive seasons (2002-2005) and consecutive appearances in 2008 and 2009 with NIT trips in 1999, 2001, 2007, 2010 and 2012. Including his time as an assistant, Mississippi State went to the postseason 15 times in 22 seasons.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2016, 10:20:00 am
David Worlock ‏@DavidWorlock 15h15 hours ago

Cuse is 12th team to send M&W teams to FF in same year. UGA 83, 99 Duke, 02 Okla, 03 Texas, 04/09/11/14 Conn, 05 Mich St, 06 LSU, 13 L'ville
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2016, 10:20:51 am
 David Worlock ‏@DavidWorlock Mar 26

Lon Kruger waited 22 years between Final Four trips. Second-longest span, trailing Ray Meyer, who led DePaul to FF in '43 and '79 (36 years)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2016, 10:23:25 am
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 11h11 hours ago

Martin, USC could be closing in on contract agreement http://goo.gl/fb/sWTi0L

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USC basketball coach Frank Martin said at his press conference following the season ending loss to Georgia Tech last week that he had asked athletic director Ray Tanner to hold off on discussing with him a new contract until after the season.  According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the first talks have taken place and a meeting is upcoming...

Martin has completed four years of his original six year deal which is scheduled to run out on March 31, 2018.  His salary for this season was at least 2.1 million dollars in base salary, media compensation and supplemental compensation as outlined in his contract.  Martin could also earn additional bonuses based on the Academic Progress Rate of his team,  ticket sales and attendance.

Martin’s named (sic) has been rumored with some current and potential job openings but the source said there’s been no contact between Martin and any other school at this point.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2016, 10:12:49 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Vandy '65-68

'65 team won the SEC (24-4, 15-1) and advanced to the NCAA-T Elite 8 losing by 2 to tournament runnerup Michigan.

Vandy went 54-14 in SEC play during these four seasons (SEC expanded from 16 to 18 teams during this run).


Honorable mention:

'88-93 After the NCAA had expanded to 64 teams and took more than the conference champ, Vandy went on the first run of post-season success in school history. CM Newton and Eddie Fogler took teams to the Sweet 16, while Fogler won the NIT in his first season replacing Newton.

'04-12 Kevin Stallings took two teams to the Sweet 16 and beat eventual champ UK to win the SEC Tournament in '12.  Vandy had six NCAA-T appearances in these nine seasons with two NIT draws.

'50-52 Bob Polk led Vandy to three SEC second place finishes with the '51 beating eventual national champ UK in the SEC Tournament. The SEC regular season champ advanced if they chose to go, so Vandy stayed home.

'73-74 Roy Skinner's second entry in this listing with two back-to-back 20 win seasons and a rare NCAA bid in '74 after winning the SEC (23-5, 15-3). That team made the Sweet 16 which means they lost their first round game after receiving a bye.


Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2016, 02:28:34 pm
DJournalnow ‏@DJournalnow 6h6 hours ago

RICK CLEVELAND: A one of a kind run for Bulldogs http://ow.ly/105iLM

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When the 77th NCAA Tournament Final Four is completed next Monday, 308 teams will have competed in college basketball’s ultimate showcase.

And here’s what you need to know about that. Of those 308 teams, only one has been from the Magnolia State: the 1995-96 Mississippi State Bulldogs.

It was my great fortune to cover those Bulldogs, coached by Richard Williams, when they toppled eventual national champion Kentucky for the SEC Tournament Championship and then ripped off four straight victories in the NCAA Tournament to reach the Final Four at The Meadowlands.

That team will be celebrated Thursday night at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on the 20th anniversary of its feat.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2016, 09:37:52 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 18h18 hours ago

Jim Boeheim scored his first NCAA tournament win 39 years ago, 93-88 in OT vs. Tennessee, the final game for Ernie Grunfeld and Bernard King
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2016, 10:40:14 am
Hugh Kellenberger ‏@HKellenbergerCL 23h23 hours ago

Here's @USATODAYsports' annual look at the salaries of the top college basketball coaches. http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/ncaab/2016/03/30/sean-miller-doesnt-ask-arizona-raises-but-he-keeps-getting-them/82383682/ …

2. Calipari

11. Current Oklahoma and former UF coach Lon Kruger

http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/mens-basketball/coach
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2016, 11:04:48 am
Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN 21h21 hours ago

Hearing there’s a good chance that N.C. State’s Mark Gottfried will hire former Oklahoma State assistant Butch Pierre.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2016, 03:12:39 pm
Frank Martin ‏@FrankMartin_SC 9h9 hours ago

Frank Martin Retweeted Patrick Patterson

Thx Patrick I'm humbled and honored

https://twitter.com/patrickpat803/status/715390587814318080
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 07:46:12 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1h1 hour ago

NCAA tournament: SEC’s 10 greatest Final Four Saturday games of the modern era http://sec.news/1MZsL64

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Six SEC programs (Kentucky, Florida, LSU, UGA, Arkansas and Mississippi State) have reached the Final Four over the last 40 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-hNh6YKSO4
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 08:00:46 am
Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN 21h21 hours ago

Hearing there’s a good chance that N.C. State’s Mark Gottfried will hire former Oklahoma State assistant Butch Pierre.


Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN 19h19 hours ago

Told Butch Pierre to NC State is done. Pierre top 5 most feared assistant by other guys in business.



Of course Gottfried is the only coach to lead Bama to the Elite 8. Pierre is a former Miss. St. player and was an LSU assistant and interim head coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 09:44:36 am
Adam Sparks ‏@AdamSparks 18h18 hours ago

South Carolina mistakenly invited to NCAA tourney. Vandy got accidental NIT bid 7 years ago. http://tnne.ws/1UvDXiW 

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On Selection Sunday, the South Carolina athletic department received a text message congratulating its men's basketball team for making the NCAA Tournament. That was an error, the NCAA told USA Today on Thursday.

“Unfortunately, during the selection show a junior men’s basketball staff member mistakenly sent a text to a member of the University of South Carolina athletics department staff via an app we used for the first time during the 2016 tournament,” NCAA vice president of men’s basketball championships Dan Gavitt said in a statement. “The text was supposed to go to all teams, congratulating them for making the tournament. Regrettably, a text meant for another institution went to South Carolina instead.”

Vanderbilt was the victim of a similar error back in 2009, when a representative of the National Invitation Tournament sent a congratulatory email on the Commodores selection. However, the attached bracket on the NIT email did not include Vanderbilt. A few minutes later, the NIT sent another email to Vanderbilt that said the Commodores in fact had not been invited. Vanderbilt was practicing at the time, and players were later told their season had ended.

This year, Vanderbilt received one of the last four bids to the NCAA Tournament. And for those who believe conference quotas come into play in NCAA Tournament selections, Vanderbilt may have supplanted South Carolina for the SEC’s final spot. The NCAA said South Carolina was never intended to receive a bid.

Then that's how it is. Case closed.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 10:00:40 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Ole Miss '97-'02

Rob Evans led Ole Miss to their first 20 win seasons and first place in the SEC-W in '97 and '98 with Ansu Seasay, Keith Carter and others.

Ole Miss made the NCAA tournament in consecutive seasons for the first time ever and was eliminated in '98 as a 4-seed by Bryce Drew's iconic buzzer beater (they should go ahead and hire him as coach).

Evans was one of the few coaches to leave the SEC on a high note for Arizona State. He was later an assistant at Arkansas.

...

Paul Oren ‏@NWIOren 15h15 hours ago

Official word from @ValpoBasketball is that Keith Carter has a foot sprain and he's going to try to gut it out. #NIT #HLMBB

Emily Van Buskirk ‏@Emilnem 14h14 hours ago

Congrats to @GW_MBB on their #NIT championship!
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 11:53:09 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 58m58 minutes ago

Report: 4 SEC teams among top 20 most valuable in college basketball http://sec.news/22VlnFF

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Four SEC men’s basketball clubs rank among college basketball’s 20 most valuable teams, with Kentucky earning the No. 3 spot thanks to a $244.3 million valuation.

Arkansas ($97.4 million), Tennessee ($84.5 million) and Alabama (83.4 million) came in 17th, 19th and 20th, respectively.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 01:14:28 pm
Steve Walentik Retweeted
Tim McKernan ‏@tmckernan Mar 29

7 years ago today, Missouri was 1 win from The Final Four. Hasn't been really great since then. #Euphemisms https://youtu.be/mjZ0uaNMkwk

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 02, 2016, 10:28:07 am
 David Cloninger ‏@DCTheState 20h20 hours ago

USC extends Frank Martin's contract through 2022: http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-mens-basketball/article69446227.html …

Martin receives a raise to 2.45 million in Year 1. Buyout raised to over 4 million in Year 1
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 02, 2016, 05:54:28 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/716379726152118272

Scarblog:
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SEC basketball was at its best when the likes of Brown, Wimp Sanderson and Sonny Smith were stalking the sidelines. Add Gene Bartow, and basketball had a vibrant pulse in the Heart of Dixie.

Louisiana and Florida aren't the only Deep South states with reason to reminisce about roundball this week. They took a similar trip down memory lane in Mississippi on Thursday.

At the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, they held a 20-year reunion of the 1996 Mississippi State Bulldogs, the one-and-only team from that state to reach the Final Four.

You know where you won't find a Final Four reunion this week, next year or anytime soon? Here in the state of Alabama.

Anyone who knows or cares anything about basketball in Alabama knows one cold, hard, sad fact. No team from our state has ever advanced to the final weekend of the college basketball season.

Alabama, Auburn and UAB made it to the Elite Eight one time each and came up short. The last near-miss was Alabama under Mark Gottfried in 2004.

The good news is there are good people in Alabama who do care about basketball who've been trying to change things for the better. Auburn hired Bruce Pearl. Alabama landed Avery Johnson. Mark Ingram and his advisory committee have been interviewing candidates for their coaching job at the site of the Final Four in Houston.

And still there's that glass ceiling hovering over us, almost mocking us. This year, forget the Final Four. They held the entire NCAA Tournament without us.

It doesn't have to be this way, as Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia have proved, but it's always been this way, and it's a crying shame. No one here who follows the bouncing ball should rest until this madness ends.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2016, 09:39:54 am
Steve Berkowitz ‏@ByBerkowitz 14h14 hours ago

Well, at least Lon Kruger got $125,000 in bonuses for getting OU to the Final Four.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2016, 06:55:49 am
Adam Sparks ‏@AdamSparks 9h9 hours ago

How much was Bryce Drew paid at Valparaiso compared to Kevin Stallings at Vandy? http://tnne.ws/1URLGrW

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Bryce Drew was paid $377,464 by Valparaiso the same year Vanderbilt basketball coach Kevin Stallings earned $2.1 million, according to tax records.

Drew is expected to be Vanderbilt’s next coach, replacing Stallings after a 17-year tenure, according to numerous reports. But the only holdup to Drew’s hiring was finalizing a contract...

SEC BASKETBALL COACH SALARIES

Current annual salaries of SEC head coaches

John Calipari (Kentucky): $6.9 million

Avery Johnson (Alabama): $2.8 million

Bruce Pearl (Auburn): $2.3 million

Rick Barnes (Tennessee): $2.3 million

Mark Fox (Georgia): $2.2 million

Frank Martin (South Carolina): $2.1 million

Mike White (Florida): $2.0 million

Mike Anderson (Arkansas): $2.0 million

Ben Howland (Mississippi State): $1.9 million

Andy Kennedy (Ole Miss): $1.9 million

Johnny Jones (LSU): $1.5 million

Billy Kennedy (Texas A&M): $1.2 million

Kim Anderson (Missouri): $1.1 million

Note: Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings was paid $2.1 million in 2013, per tax records. His 2016 salary is not available since Vanderbilt is a private institution.

VANDERBILT BASKETBALL COACHES

(Since 1948)

Coach (Years): Record

Kevin Stallings (2000-16): 332-220

Jan van Breda Kolff (1994-99): 104-81

Eddie Fogler (1990-93): 81-48

C.M. Newton (1982-89): 129-115

Richard Schmidt (1980-81): 28-27

Wayne Dobbs (1977-79): 38-42

Roy Skinner (1959, 62-76): 278-135

Bob Polk (1948-58, 60-61): 197-106
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2016, 08:03:03 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 14h14 hours ago

South Carolina loses assistant basketball coach to rebuilding Oklahoma State http://sec.news/236vTdf

Lamont Evans has left South Carolina to join ex-Gamecocks assistant Brad Underwood’s staff at Oklahoma State, the school announced in a press release.

Evans followed Martin from Kansas State to South Carolina in 2012. He was regarded by many as the staff’s top recruiter and had a major role in recruiting five-star guard PJ Dozier to South Carolina...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 06, 2016, 02:10:01 pm
 VandyMBB ‏@VandyMBB 58m58 minutes ago

A few stats on the new guy, Coach Drew

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 08, 2016, 07:08:23 am
John Pelphrey joins Alabama basketball coaching staff  (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sidelines-with-john-clay/article70677687.html)

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The former Kentucky star served two stints as an assistant coach at Florida as well as being a head coach at South Alabama and Arkansas. He did television work last season before accepting Avery Johnson’s offer to join the staff in Tuscaloosa.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 08, 2016, 11:45:09 am
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams 2h2 hours ago

Gary Parrish of CBSSports says Donnie Tyndall hit with 10-year show cause by NCAA. Tyndall was confident he would be suspended a few games
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2016, 07:44:40 pm
Alabama M Basketball ‏@AlabamaMBB Apr 8

#FBF one year ago today, this happened. What a difference a year makes! #RollTide #BuckleUp http://www.rolltide.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/040815aac.html …

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 09, 2016, 08:12:15 pm
The Tennessean ‏@Tennessean 3h3 hours ago

Vanderbilt bucks @SEC trend of hiring retread coaches http://tnne.ws/1S2WD6a

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Vanderbilt’s hiring of basketball coach Bryce Drew from Valparaiso goes against a recent SEC trend of tabbing retread coaches with power conference experience.

Among the seven SEC basketball coaches hired over the past two years, only two have been snatched from the Division I mid-major ranks — Drew from Valparaiso to Vanderbilt and Mike White from Louisiana Tech to Florida.

Coincidentally, they replaced the SEC’s two longest-tenured coaches of the 2000s, Kevin Stallings (17 seasons) and Billy Donovan (19 seasons). Apparently, filling big shoes requires a coach with room to grow.

Drew, 41, has five years of head coaching experience, all at his alma mater Valparaiso. His goal is to have the most successful seasons of his career at Vanderbilt.

“As a coach you want to take a program and leave it in a better place than when you first got there,” Drew said. “I think the past (Vanderbilt) coaches have each taken this program a step further than where it was before.”
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Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2016, 08:13:15 am
Bryce Drew's Record and Post-Season Success at Valpo

'12  22-12, 14-4  NIT 1st Round

'13   26-8,  13-3  NCAA Round of 64 (14 seed lost to MichSt)

'14  18-16,  9-7   CIT 1st Round

'15   28-6,  13-3  NCAA Round of 64 (13 seed lost to Maryland by 3)

'16   30-7,  16-2  NIT Runner-up (Drew's 1st postseason wins as a head coach)

Won the Horizon Conference every season except '14.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 13, 2016, 10:51:51 am
Vandy (updated)

Vandy hired 41-year old Bryce Drew to replace Kevin Stallings. Drew had completed his fifth season at Valpo with a 30-win season and NIT runner-up. His team had made the NCAA-T twice and had won the Horizon League in four of his five seasons. He is the son of longtime Valpo coach Homer Drew and brother of Baylor coach Scott Drew.

In SEC lore, Bryce Drew hit the last second shot and dove to the bottom of an iconic dogpile which defeated Ole Miss' best team ever in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. Current Florida coach Mike White was the lead guard for Ole Miss in that game.

55-year old Kevin Stallings has the dean of SEC basketball coaches when he completed his 17th and final season at Vandy  in 2016. His highlight was defeating UK's 2012 national champions in the SEC Tournament final.  Stallings was 138–142 (.493) in SEC regular season games. He took the Pittsburgh job replacing Jamie Dixon.

Stallings' best run has been '04-'12 including all six of their seven NCAA appearances during his tenure and two Sweet Sixteens. This represents two of six times Vandy has made the Sweet Sixteen ever. Roy Skinner took Vandy to the Elite Eight during Kentucky's off season in '65 and in a 23-team tournament field winning one game. Vandy has not won  the SEC regular season under Stallings.

Stallings was a teammate of Arkansas native JB Carroll during his playing days at Purdue.

Jan van Breda Kolff preceded Stallings at Vandy and coached for six seasons. Jan was the SEC Player of the Year in 1974 and helped Vandy gain a share of the Conference regular season title and a Sweet 16 run in the NCAA-T.

Jan was 43-53 for a prorated average of 7-9. van Breda Kolff took Vandy to the NCAA first round once in his six seasons. Vandy was in the NIT three times, runners up in '94.

Eddie Fogler was Vandy's coach for four seasons. His last two seasons were the first two of the SEC expansion era. Fogler went 38-30 in conference regular season play prorating to a 9-7 mark. He took Vandy to the NCAA twice and to the NIT the other two seasons.

For Fogler, Vandy was the NIT Champ in '90. In '93, Vandy won the SEC regular season championship with a 14-2 mark. Vandy made the Sweet 16 and finished with an overall 28-6 record.

Fogler left Vandy to take on a rebuilding task at South Carolina.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 15, 2016, 09:40:19 am
Gary Parrish ‏@GaryParrishCBS 22h22 hours ago

Tubby Smith's contract at Memphis is five years ... $15.45 million.

For those asking why Tubby Smith would leave the Big 12 for the AAC, here’s my simplest answer …

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 17, 2016, 08:24:33 am
History shows Caliparis can benefit as father-son as well as coach-player

Al McGuire famously suggested it’s best when son is a star (Allie McGuire, Allan Houston, the Pistol) or sitting on end of bench (Brad, Herky Rupp)

Allan Houston, Sean Sutton thankful for the chance to be with their fathers as players
 (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article72229552.html)

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Besides re-opening a well-worn chapter in Kentucky basketball history, Brad Calipari and John Calipari will join a surprisingly large fraternity of father-son collaborations.

Press and Pete Maravich. Al and Allie McGuire. Homer and Bryce Drew. Lon and Kevin Kruger. Greg and Doug McDermott. Dick and Tony Bennett. Wade and Allan Houston. Jerry and Danny Tarkanian. And, as UK fans know, there’s also Adolph and Herky Rupp, Eddie and Sean Sutton, and Tubby and Saul Smith.

To name a few.

Allan Houston, who was an example of the son being the best player, said McGuire was correct.

“I think it took a little bit of the pressure off (my father) and I because of the talent level … ,” he said of playing for Tennessee in the 1990s. “Because I was a starter, I think that changed everything. Just impacted everything.”

To be a player of middling ability “adds a whole another layer to the dynamic with teammates,” Houston said. “We were blessed not to have gone through that part of it.”

I don't believe in -isms, I just believe in nepotism

Doug Barnes, once an assistant for Eddie Sutton at Kentucky, had two brushes with the father-son dynamic in his coaching career. The other came at Ole Miss when he watched Ed Murphy add his son, Sean, to the team.

Before making that decision, Ed Murphy checked with several coaches. He asked each coach about the wisdom of adding his son to the team.

“Each one of them said it was a mistake, and they wished they hadn’t done it,” Barnes said he was told by Murphy.

Yet, Murphy added his son, who became a target of fan discontent. Sean Sutton and Saul Smith know about that. Although it should be noted that Sean and Eddie Sutton enjoyed a fruitful partnership when they later reunited as player and coach at Oklahoma State.

So why do coaching fathers put their sons in that position? Barnes suggested that each father thinks his situation will be different.

Family that Cheats Together, Beats Together

Sean Sutton also looks back on how coach-player enhanced father-son.

“My mom pretty much raised me and my brothers,” he said. “(His father) did the best he could, but, I mean, he was just busy.

“It was a great opportunity for me to spend some time with him every day.”

Check out the big brain on Brad

Brad Calipari said that he accompanied his father on many recruiting trips. An annual trip to Las Vegas was a favorite. “He’d always ask me if I wanted to go,” the younger Calipari said. “Of course, I said, yeah.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 18, 2016, 06:19:12 am
Chris Andrews
‏@andrewssports

Van Gundy said "the great Mark Fox at Georgia." Not so sure about that.


Dan Wolken Verified account
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Dan Wolken Retweeted Chris Andrews

12 years, 5 NCAA bids, 0 second weekend appearances. If that’s not great, what is?

will robinson ‏@wilstero 16h16 hours ago

@DanWolken @andrewssports daughter is student at #UGA and works for @UGABasketball

Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ 16h16 hours ago

Kyle Tucker Retweeted Dan Wolken

Give him Johnny Jones' rosters the last three years and I bet he looks pretty great. Took the wrong step-up job.


Needs time to get his players.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2016, 02:25:58 pm
SEC Coaches total number of Regular Season Conference wins from '91-92 to Present. This balances on-the-court success with ability to sustain a career and a desire to stay with the SEC School over other options.

Coach                 Wins  Avg. Season Seasons
Billy Donovan       202   10.4-5.6      19
Tubby Smith         139   11.6-4.4      12
Kevin Stallings      138    7.9-8.1      17
Rick Stansbury     122    8.7-7.3       14
Nolan Richardson  109    9.9-6.1      11
John Calipari          95   12.7-4.3      7
Andy Kennedy        88    8.4-7.6      10
Mark Gottfried        83    8.0-8.0      10.3
Rick Pitino              80   13.3-2.7     6
Eddie Fogler           77     7.7-8.3     10
Bruce Pearl            74     9.0-7.0      8
John Brady             74     7.1-8.9    10.4
Cliff Ellis                73     7.3-8.7     10
Mark Fox                61     8.1-7.9      7
Anthony Grant        54     8.5-7.5      6
Richard Williams     53     7.6-8.4      7
Rod Barnes            50     6.2-9.8      8
David Hobbs          50     8.3-7.7      6
Mike Anderson       48      8.7-7.3     5
Lon Kruger             44     8.8-7.2     5
Billy Kennedy         43     7.6-8.4     4
Jan van Breda Kolff 43     7.2-8.8     6
Rob Evans              43     7.2-8.8     6
Jerry Green            41   10.2-5.8     4
Dave Odom            41     5.9-10.1   7
Johnny Jones         40      8.9-7.1    4

Nolan Richardson had 65 conference wins for Arkansas in the SWC.
Mike Anderson won 43 conference games for Mizzou while they were in the Big 12.
Rick Pitino won games at UK prior to '91-92 while UK was on probation.
Eddie Fogler won 18 games for Vandy prior to '91-92.
Billy Kennedy won 4 games for A&M as part of the Big 12.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 20, 2016, 09:37:38 pm
Steve Berkowitz ‏@ByBerkowitz 7h7 hours ago

Kentucky men's basketball team's 1000 APR means $50,000 bonus for coach John Calipari. It's the only bonus provided in Calipari's contract.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 20, 2016, 09:37:58 pm
Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 5h5 hours ago

LSU's Johnny Jones has hired Robert Kirby as Associate Head Coach, per release.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 21, 2016, 10:06:05 am
https://twitter.com/GaryParrishCBS/status/723160789411094528

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Last I checked, which was early this morning, nearly every underclassman in college basketball had declared for the NBA Draft. Or, at least, it sure seems that way...

In the meantime, your favorite college coach might be sweating.

Why?

Because coaching careers really are enhanced and derailed by these decisions...

Mike Anderson is my favorite recent example.

Anderson once won enough at UAB to get the Missouri job, then won enough at Missouri to get the Arkansas job. But it took him a while to get things going with the Razorbacks -- evidence being how he missed the NCAA Tournament in each of his first three seasons. Regardless, Anderson finally broke through, won 27 games in his fourth year and advanced to the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament. And he would've had a strong team again in his fifth year, this past season, if Bobby Portis and Michael Qualls had returned to school.

They didn't, though.

I understand why Portis and Qualls left Arkansas.

But, man, what a tough break for Anderson.

Instead of having a team that would've almost certainly made a second straight NCAA Tournament and contended for the Final Four, Anderson limped to a 16-16 record this season. So now he's missed the NCAA Tournament in four of five years at Arkansas. And when those hot-seat lists pop up in October, yeah, you'll probably see his name on them.

All because two players who could've sensibly returned to school did not.

Last year, Ed Cooley won.

And Mike Anderson lost big.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 24, 2016, 08:52:51 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Mississippi State '59-63

Babe McCarthy's teams won the SEC regular season championship in four of five seasons and was named conference Coach of the Year in three consecutive seasons.

Honorable Mention: Richard Williams led State to the Final Four in '96 following a Sweet Sixteen appearance in '95.  His '91 team won the SEC regular season conference title and became State's first NCAA Tournament team in 28 years.

Rick Stansbury led the school's greatest run of NCAA tournament appearances with six from 2002 to 2009 including the SEC regular season conference championship in 2004 and SEC tournament championships in '02 and '09. None of Stansbury's teams advanced beyond the Round of 32 in the NCAA-T.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2016, 06:35:42 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 7h7 hours ago

Billy D nabs first NBA playoff series win - http://brockway.blogs.gatorsports.com/13457/billy-d-nabs-first-nba-playoff-series-win …

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Somewhat quietly, former Florida coach Billy Donovan picked up his first NBA playoff series win when the Oklahoma City Thunder knocked off the Dallas Mavericks 118-104...


Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 26, 2016, 06:58:58 am
https://twitter.com/rickbozich/status/724696579181932544

Minutes before the 2014 National Title game tipoff

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Los Angeles Times mentioned a string of prominent coaches as possible replacements for Byron Scott, who was fired as the Lakers' coach last weekend.

There was Jeff Van Gundy. And Mark Jackson. Luke Walton made the list. Those are all NBA guys. Kevin Ollie of Connecticut was also mentioned.

But guess which coach the Times featured in the picture that accompanied Mike Bresnahan's story?

Bingo! You win the pool if you selected Kentucky coach John Calipari.

Feel free to chuckle.

Former UK star Rex Chapman actually started this rumor two years ago at the NCAA Final Four in Dallas when he tied Calipari to the Lakers' job on the day of the NCAA championship game. Rex used the hashtag #DoneDeal. I looked it up.

The job went to Scott. He went 21-61 in 2015 and backed that up with a 17-65 performance this season.

#Won'tWork.

...

In the NBA, you can't add your son to the roster as the 15th player. At Kentucky, Brad Calipari begins his career as a walk-on guard next season...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2016, 12:08:01 pm
https://twitter.com/GamecockMBB/status/725490497368764416
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2016, 07:09:27 am
 Stephanie Taylor ‏@TNews_Steph 17h17 hours ago Tuscaloosa, AL

I've gotten a lot of strange letters from prisoners over the years, but this one is my new favorite...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChOxT6IUgAAnGET.jpg)


Inmate, in Dec. 2002 Bama was number one:

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings/_/year/2003/week/7/seasontype/2
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2016, 10:32:19 pm
https://twitter.com/GaryParrishCBS/status/726461397421297665
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2016, 06:45:58 am
 Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN 11h11 hours ago

Cal State Bakersfield coach Rod Barnes, who went to NCAA tourney this past season, has signed a 5-year extension thru 2023, source told ESPN
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2016, 08:25:37 am
Doug Gottlieb ‏@GottliebShow 9h9 hours ago

Doug Gottlieb Retweeted Nolan

What in the world was actually better in the 90s compared to now?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2016, 08:11:27 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Auburn '84-88  Sonny Smith

Auburn made the NCAA tournament in five consecutive seasons accounting for more than half of the eight total appearances in school history.

Auburn made the Sweet 16 in '85 after winning the school's only SEC Tournament.

They made the Elite 8 in '86, Auburn's best post-season performance.


Honorable Mention:

'98-'03  Cliff Ellis

Auburn made the post-season in five seasons during this stretch including the regular season SEC Championship, a #1 ranking, and Sweet 16 appearance in 1999.  Auburn advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2003 as well.

Late '50's - early '60's Joel Eaves

Auburn won their first SEC regular season championship under Eaves in 1960.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2016, 12:09:34 pm
 Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio May 12

Glad to see Billy Donovan (who I like) winning this game and series over top 5 All Time coach after NBA types mocked his coaching all season
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 16, 2016, 09:02:22 am
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 40m40 minutes ago

Calipari this morning: "My plan is to coach here for the rest of my life. I want this to be my final coaching position.”

Calipari says one of his main goals going forward is to make the atmosphere of Rupp Arena better

Finally Calipari says two goals for end of his career are to pass UCLA for most titles and have half of an NBA All Star Game with UK guys
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2016, 06:57:23 am
 Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 8h8 hours ago

How is Billy D winning in the NBA playoffs? Basketball analysts weigh in - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20160517/ARTICLES/160519737/1136/FRONTPAGE …

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In his rookie season as an NBA coach, Donovan helped lead the Thunder to their fourth straight playoff win and improved to 9-3 in playoff games. For the second time in the playoffs, Donovan guided the Thunder to a double-digit comeback in the second half on the road. In a game-five win over San Antonio, the Thunder came back from down 13 points in the second half to beat the Spurs 95-91.

How is Donovan doing it? For one, he's gotten his two superstar players, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, to stay motivated and play hard on both ends of the floor. But for those who know him best, who followed him through 21 college seasons that produced two national titles and four Final Four appearances, it's no surprise.

“He's had a great run for his whole coaching career,” said ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy, who was an assistant coach at Providence when Donovan played there. “The guy is an incredible basketball coach and he's inherited a talented basketball team and I think his poise and demeanor and his learning curve have been terrific. Whether they win the series or not, who knows, but this guy is a big-time coach.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2016, 08:10:15 am
Vanderbilt paid Kevin Stallings $3.9 million in 2014 (http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vanderbilt/2016/05/16/vanderbilt-paid-kevin-stallings-39-million-2014/84467228)

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Former Vanderbilt basketball coach Kevin Stallings’ earnings were nearly doubled after the only back-to-back losing seasons of his 17-year tenure, recently-obtained tax records show.

Stallings, now the Pittsburgh coach, received approximately $3.9 million from Vanderbilt in 2014 after earning an average of $2.1 million annually in the previous four years.

In a statement to The Tennessean, Vanderbilt athletics director David Williams said Stallings’ pay increase “reflects a contract completion bonus as well as deferred compensation he accrued for longevity and performance. Although the deferred compensation was accrued over a number of years, he did not receive the payment until calendar year 2014.”

Stallings entered the 2013-14 season one victory shy of Roy Skinner’s all-time wins record (277), and he received the bonus in the 2014 calendar year...

Former Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew was hired as Vanderbilt’s new coach in April, signing a six-year deal, according to ESPN. Williams declined to comment on Drew’s salary at Vanderbilt.

The same tax return showed that Williams earned $1,061,843 in 2014.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 20, 2016, 07:22:32 am
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Ben Simmons’ HS basketball coach: ‘If you get the No. 1 pick and you don’t take Simmons you should be fired’

 Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ 16h16 hours ago

Kyle Tucker Retweeted USA TODAY Sports

Fixed: If you get the No. 1 pick and you don't reach the NCAA tournament, you should be fired.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2016, 09:35:56 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

South Carolina

Frank McGuire '71-74

'71 Bye to Sweet Sixteen (lost both tourney games including consolation)
'72 Sweet Sixteen (won 1st game in Round o' 25)
'73 Sweet Sixteen (won 1st game in Round o' 25)
'74 Round of 25 (lost 1st game i.e. lost First Round)


Honorable Mention:

Eddie Fogler '97-98

'97 Round of 64 (SEC regular season champs lost to Coppin State as a 2 seed)
'98 Round of 64 (lost opener to Richmond Spiders as a 3 seed)

Dave Odom '02-06

'02 NIT Runner-up
'04 Round of 64 (lost opener to Memphis as a 10 seed)
'05 NIT Champs
'06 NIT Champs
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2016, 08:12:28 am
Florida reportedly will play at Oklahoma next season in the SEC-Big 12 Challenge

The game will pit former Gator and current Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger against the team he coached to a Final Four in 1994 (http://brockway.blogs.gatorsports.com/13471/florida-oklahoma-to-meet-in-sec-big-12-challenge)

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Kruger went 104-80 in six seasons at Florida (1991-96) before leaving to take the head coaching job at Illinois.

Kruger has coached against the Gators only once since he left UF, and it wasn’t by choice. In 2000, Kruger’s Illinois team lost Florida 93-76 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Oklahoma is coming off a 29-8 season and a Final Four appearance in 2016. But the Sooners are losing three senior starters from their squad, including national player of the year Buddy Hield.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2016, 01:31:42 pm
According to a new list by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, the Wildcats have done less with more talent than anyone in college basketball since the start of the 2012-13 season. (http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/2016/05/24/uk-basketball-underachieving-espn-analyst-thinks-so/84854740)

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Borzello says his list of the five biggest underachievers the last four years – which also includes LSU, UNLV, N.C. State and UCLA (zero Final Fours between them) – is “all relative to recruiting class rankings.” And it is true that in ESPN’s rankings, Kentucky’s classes in that time ranked No. 2 three times and No. 1 once.

Should John Calipari have won a title in that span? Maybe so. Should the Cats have done better than the NIT in 2013? Yes, but star Nerlens Noel was injured late in the regular season. And the fact remains: UK has 115 wins, including 10 in the NCAA tournament the last four years.

Duke, which did win the 2015 title, has 116 victories, including 11 in the NCAA tournament – and also a first-round loss to Mercer and no other Final Fours. The Blue Devils’ classes ranked No. 12, No. 7, No. 1 and No. 1. No one would claim they’re major underachievers.

But there are some other top-recruiting programs who seem to fit Borzello’s list better than Kentucky, which in the last six years has been to four Final Fours and won the 2012 national title.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 25, 2016, 10:44:14 am
https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/status/735312175674298368
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 27, 2016, 06:52:28 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Bama

Wimp Sanderson '81-92

'82 Sweet Sixteen; SEC regular season and tourney champ
'83 First Round
'84 First Round
'85 Sweet Sixteen
'86 Sweet Sixteen
'87 Sweet Sixteen vacated (as a 2 seed); SEC regular season and tourney champ
'89 First Round; SEC tourney champ
'90 Sweet Sixteen; SEC tourney champ
'91 Sweet Sixteen; SEC tourney champ
'92 Second Round


CM Newton '74-76

'74 SEC regular season co-champ
'75 First Round; SEC regular season champ
'76 Sweet Sixteen (2nd Round); ; SEC regular season champ


Mark Gottfried '02-06

'02 Second Round (as a 2 seed); SEC regular season champ
'03 First Round
'04 Elite Eight (as an 8 seed); Bama's biggest NCAA-T accomplishment
'05 First Round
'06 Second Round
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2016, 06:50:19 am
Happy birthday to former Florida coach/current Oklahoma City Thunder Coach Billy Donovan. He turns 51 on Monday. (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article80557692.html)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 31, 2016, 09:51:41 am
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 18h18 hours ago

Someone found an old Adolph Rupp ad for Coca-Cola http://bit.ly/1RFDkfC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwIbTViszuM

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 31, 2016, 09:54:48 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 11h11 hours ago Brookhaven, GA

Tough ending to Billy D's rookie NBA season as coach. By any measure, a successful season, 55-27, 11-7 in NBA playoffs.

Big question in offseason will be has Billy D proven enough to convince Durant to stay in OKC. I think yes, for a short-term deal.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 02, 2016, 06:46:47 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Georgia Bulldogs have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 12 times with the '85 and '02 seasons vacated, netting 10.

Hugh Durham, '79-95 coached UGa to their first ever post-season appearances

'83 Final Four (SEC-T Champ)
'85 Round of 32 (vacated)
'87 Round of 64
'90 Round of 64 (SEC regular season champ)
'91 Round of 64

'83 team beat St. John's with Mullin and  UNC with Jordan, without Dominique.


Tubby Smith, '96 and '97, left to win the championship at UK in '98

'96 Sweet 16  (Beat #1 seed Purdue, lost to national runner-up Syracuse)
'97 Round of 64


Honorable Mention:  Dennis Felton's '08 team won the SEC Tornado Tournament.
He was fired in Jan. '09.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2016, 08:04:30 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Tennessee Volunteers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 20 times peaking in the '10 Elite Eight

Bruce Pearl '06-11

'06 Round of 32  (2 seed)
'07 Sweet 16
'08 Sweet 16      (2 seed, SEC Regular Season champs)
'09 Round of 64
'10 Elite 8          (6 seed, best Vol finish)
'11 Round of 64  (ended after lying about a home BBQ)


Honorable Mention

Ray Mears '64-78 (Entertaining but 3 NCAA trips yielded no win)

'67 Sweet Sixteen (First Round game, SEC regular season champs)
'72 SEC regular season champs
'76 Round of 32 (SEC regular season champs)
'77 Round of 32

'36-'45

In '36, '41, and '43 Vols were conference regular season and tourney champs.
Allowed team to participate in the '45 NIT

Don DeVoe '79-89

'79 Round of 32 (1-1, SEC Tournament champs in year of Tourney return)
'80 Round of 32 (1-1)
'81 Sweet 16 (1-1)
'82 Round of 32 (1-1, SEC regular season champs)
'83 Round of 32 (1-1)
'89 Round of 64

Jerry Green '98-01

'98 Round of 64
'99 Round of 32
'00 Sweet 16  (SEC regular season champs)
'01 Round of 64

Cuonzo Martin '14

'14 Sweet 16 (3-1 as a First Four 11 seed, left to coach Cal Bears)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2016, 08:27:09 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

A&M's best run

Billy Kennedy  current

'16  Sweet 16, SEC regular season champ, SEC Tourney runner-up
'17  Projected 5 seed in Joe Lunardi's "Way Too Early" Bracketology (June 1)


Honorable Mention (SWC Days)

Billy Gillispie '05-07

'06 Round of 32
'07 Sweet 16  (Beat UofL in Rupp Arena in Round of 32 as a 3 seed)


Shelby Metcalf

'69  Sweet 16  (Round of 25 win followed by loss)

'80  Sweet 16  (Round of 48 and 32 wins followed by loss to UofL)

SWC Regular season champs: 1964, 1969, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1986
SWC Tournament champs:     1980, 1987


'51  Sweet 16  (First Round bye and loss; SWC co-champs under John Floyd '51-55)


Mark Turgeon '08-11

'08 Round of 32
'09 Round of 32
'10 Round of 32
'11 Round of 64

Aggies have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 13 times.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 08:27:56 am
Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein Jun 6

Cal's Cuonzo Martin has received a contract extension, per the school. Official terms of the deal are not disclosed.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 11:27:03 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/740940486270193664

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This month’s NBA Draft will mark the 10th year under rules where high school prospects must be one year removed from high school to enter the draft.

And of the 81 one-and-done-ers of this era, perhaps what’s most intriguing is that Kentucky coach John Calipari has coached more of them than anyone else — 18 of them, for a grand total of 22.2 percent of all of those prospects.

Calipari has coached 16 of those in Lexington, and the other two (Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans) were coached at Memphis.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 12:37:23 pm
Calipari joins committee reviewing NCAA Tournament seeding (https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/john-calipari-joins-committee-reviewing-tournament-seeding)

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The committee, co-chaired by former SEC commissioner Mike Slive, was formed to get input and advice from coaches on the tournament selection, seeding and bracketing process.

“We had a very good dialogue with the men’s basketball committee and NCAA staff during our meetings and especially on the topics of selection and seeding for the tournament,” NABC executive director Jim Haney said in a press release. “The men’s basketball championship is one of the greatest events in sports and we are hopeful that recommendations from our ad hoc group will help to enhance it even more.”

This is the third ad hoc committee the NABC has formed to help give perspective on NCAA men’s basketball issues. The previous two dealt with the NBA draft, and the NBA draft combine.

The ad hoc committee will meet multiple times this week and will present any feedback to the NCAA at its summer meeting.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 14, 2016, 06:17:50 pm
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Mizzou's best run '09-'12

Mike Anderson
'09 Elite 8
'10 2nd Round
'11 1st Round

Frank Haith '12-14
'12 1st Round (2 seed)
'13 1st Round

Honorable Mention

Norm Stewart
'76 Elite 8
'78 1st Round
'80 Sweet 16
'81 1st Round
'82 Sweet 16
'83 2nd Round

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2016, 10:07:27 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Florida's best run '06-'07 with Billy D

'06 National Champs, SEC Tourney champ
'07 National Champs, SEC Regular Season and Tourney champ

Honorable Mention

Billy D
'11 Elite 8, SEC regular season champ
'12 Elite 8
'13 Elite 8, SEC regular season champ
'14 Final 4, 21-0 SEC regular season and tourney champ

'00 National Finals, SEC regular season champ
'01 SEC regular season champ

Lon Kruger
'94 Final 4

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2016, 06:50:26 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

LSU's best run '79-'87 with Dale Brown

'79 Sweet 16; SEC regular season champ
'80 Elite 8  as a 1 seed; LSU's only SEC Tournament championship
'81 Final 4 as a 1 seed; SEC regular season champ
'84 Round of 48
'85 Round of 64; SEC regular season champ
'86 Final 4 as an 11 seed
'87 Elite 8 as a 10 seed


Honorable Mention

Harry Rabenhorst '53-54

'53 Final 4; SEC regular season champ
'54 Sweet 16; SEC regular season champ

Harry Rabenhorst '35

Claim retroactive National Championship before NCAA Tourney


John Brady '06

'06 Final 4 as a 4 seed; ; SEC regular season champ

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2016, 08:16:42 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

UK's best run '46-52, '54-58 with Adolph Rupp

'46 NIT Champs
'47 NIT Runner-up
'48 NCAA Champs  represented US in Olympics with Bartlesville's Phillips Oilers
'49 NCAA Champs
'51 NCAA Champs
'52 Elite 8; AP and UPI #1
'53 Death penalty: point shaving scandal
'54 25-0, AP #1, declined NCAAT due to grad students being ineligible
'55 AP and UPI #2
'56 Elite 8
'57 Elite 8
'58 NCAA Champs

Honorable Mention

'92-99 Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith: won SEC-T every season except '96

Rick Pitino
'89-91 UK on probation with no live TV nor postseason
'92 Elite 8
'93 Final 4
'94 Round o' 32
'95 Elite 8
'96 NCAA Champs
'97 NCAA Runner-up
Tubby Smith
'98 NCAA Champs
'99 Elite 8

'10-15 John Calipari

'10 Elite 8
'11 Final 4 first final four since '98
'12 NCAA Champs; 38-2, 16-0 in SEC, lost SEC-T to Vandy
'13 NIT first round road loss
'14 NCAA Runner-up
'15 Final 4 38-1, 21-0 in SEC

'75-78 Joe B. Hall

'75 NCAA Runner-up  Beat undefeated Indiana, lost to Wooden in his last game
'76 NIT Champs
'77 Elite 8
'78 National Champs
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2016, 08:53:05 am
Remembering the Good Ol' Days: Greatest runs per SEC School

Razorback's best stroll '89-96 with Nolan Richardson

'89 Round of 32  SWC Regular Season and Tourney champs
'90 Final Four  SWC Regular Season and Tourney champs
'91 Elite 8       SWC Regular Season and Tourney champs
'92 Round of 32  SEC Regular Season Champs
'93 Sweet 16 
'94 NCAA Champs  SEC Regular Season Champs
'95 NCAA Runner-up 
'96 Sweet 16


Honorable Mention

'77-83 Eddie Sutton

'77 NCAA 1st Round  SWC 16-0 Regular Season and Tourney champs
'78 Final Four  SWC Regular Season champs
'79 Elite 8       SWC Regular Season and Tourney champs
'80 NCAA 1st Round
'81 Sweet 16  SWC Regular Season champs
'82 NCAA 1st Round  SWC Regular Season and Tourney champs
'83 Sweet 16 


'40's Glen Rose and Eugene Lambert

'41 Final Four  SWC 12-0 Regular Season champs
'42 SWC Regular Season champs
'44 SWC Regular Season champs
'45 Final Four 
'49 Final Four  SWC Regular Season champs
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2016, 08:08:47 am
https://twitter.com/wildcatnews/status/744312552692285441
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2016, 11:13:34 am
https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/744636626719113218
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2016, 06:18:37 pm
https://twitter.com/UKWildcatSports/status/745324248583921666

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Former Kentucky coach is now the head coach at Ranger College, a junior college in Ranger, Texas, and according to The Dallas Morning News, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) just ruled that Gillispie’s team used an ineligible player last season. The player, Joshua Simmons, played in every game last year, averaging 11.4 points and nine rebounds. Ranger College is appealing the decision, but if the ruling stands, they’ll have to forfeit every game...

Ranger also had to forfeit their first four games of the season due to incomplete paperwork filed by another school on behalf of a transferring player. After those four “losses,” Gillispie’s team went on to win 31 games with a fourth place finish in the NJCAA Tournament...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2016, 07:41:09 am
Is the SEC a place where a basketball coach's career comes to die? 

Only a handful of SEC coaches have arguably upgraded in their next stop since 1992.

Here is a look at the effect of an SEC coaching job on some coaches since Arkansas joined the league.


Darrin Horn

On April 1, 2008, Darrin Horn was hired at South Carolina replacing Dave Odom, "The NIT King". Horn's '08-09 team went 21-10 record (10-6 SEC), scored two victories over Kentucky, and gained a share of the 2009 SEC Eastern Division title back when that was still a thing and determined seedings in the SEC Tournament. SC lost in the first round of the NIT to Davidson when Stephen Curry scored 32 points.

After a 10-21 (2-14 SEC) season in 2011-12, his third straight losing season, Horn was fired on March 13, 2012, finishing his tenure at Carolina with a 60-63 overall record and a 23-41 mark in the SEC. 

After some time as a TV analyst including the SEC Network, Horn joined Shaka Smart's staff at Texas for the '16-17 season.

Before the SEC
Horn was a Tates Creek and Western alum who played in three NCAA Tournaments in college.  After eight seasons as an assistant, 30-year-old Horn was hired as WKU's head coach replacing Dennis Felton who took the Georgia job and will be profiled later.

Horn coached the Hilltoppers to the NIT his second and third seasons. His third team was the Sun Belt regular season champion (12-2). They failed to win the conference tourney and were not selected to the NCAA-T.

Horn's fifth and final team at Western, '07-08, went 29-7 (12-2) and won the Sun Belt Tournament.  They advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen on a buzzer beater by Ty Rogers. The 6-6 Horn busted his head open entering a CBS production truck for an interview.

Horn was one of the hot new coaches when South Carolina hired him to replace Dave Odom who retired in '08 after finishing fifth or sixth in the SEC East for the third consecutive season. (Odom's '05 and '06 teams finished in the bottom half of the SEC East and went on to win the NIT). This seems more impressive now than it did then due to the trajectory of the SEC in post season play.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2016, 08:42:32 am
Anthony Grant

In March 2009, Anthony Grant was hired to succeed the Mark Gottfried era after coaching three seasons at VCU and serving as an assistant on Billy Donovan's first national championship team at Florida. It was Grant's tenth and last season with Billy the Kid at UF as he left for Virginia Commonwealth.  In 2007, 11-seed, VCU upset Duke in the NCAA Tournament.  In 2009, also as an 11-seed, VCU lost their first round NCAA game to UCLA by one point. Only one of Grant's Bama teams would make the NCAA-T in his six seasons.

[A common theme on SEC hires emerges. If Coach X could coach VCU or WKU or Morehead or Kent State this far in the NCAA Tournament or to this big upset win over Duke in the state of North Carolina or Louisville in Rupp Arena, just think what they can do at SEC U.]

At 54-48, Grant had a winning SEC regular season career record which is not common. His teams were often just below the line. His second team was first in the then SEC West but did not get a bid (NIT runner up). His '13 team was 12-6, tied for second overall in the SEC but were bypassed for the NIT.  His last team at Bama was in that Last Four In/Next Four Out space up to the end when they folded and landed in the NIT for the third time in his six seasons.

Grant's 2012 team was (21-11, 9-7) and fifth in the conference and got his only NCAA bid losing by one in their NCAA game against Creighton.

Anthony Grant, who turned 50 in April, rejoined Billy Donovan with OKC as they became the only current or former SEC coaches of any kind of Final Four in 2016.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 24, 2016, 01:15:46 pm
Tony Barbee

In March 2009, Tony Barbee became the first black head coach at Auburn (18-50 in SEC games). He did not have a winning season in four seasons at Auburn and at sub-.400, left with the lowest winning percentage of any Auburn coach with more than 100 games.

His program came under FBI investigation when Varez Ward was arrested on charges of point shaving. Only nine of his 21 signees made it the '13-14 season due to dismissals or transfers.

Barbee's first head coaching job was at UTEP where he coached for four seasons. His UTEP team won Conference USA in 2010, the first season that John Calipari was at Kentucky. As a 12-seed, the Miners lost to eventual runner up Butler by 18 in their only game. UTEP was in the CBI postseason tournament finals the season before.

Tony Barbee played for Calipari at UMass and returned to his staff at Kentucky after his Auburn firing.  His first job in coaching was as an assistant at UMass and later at Memphis prior to the UTEP position. In 2002, RC Johnson required Barbee to write apologies to Nolan Richardson and JJ Sullinger after an incident in a Razorback game. Barbee shoved Sullinger after the latter had fallen into the Memphis bench. Coach Richardson felt that Barbee's letter of reprimand was a slap on the wrist at the time.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2016, 11:11:51 am
Donnie Tyndall

On April 22, 2014, Donnie Tyndall was hired as head basketball coach at Tennessee. On March 27, 2015, Tennessee fired Tyndall after the NCAA notified Tennessee officials of possible NCAA violations at his previous stop, Southern Miss. On April 8, 2016, Donnie Tyndall was placed on a 10 year show-cause penalty.

Tyndall's only Vol team went 16-16 (7-11) after replacing Cuonzo Martin who left for the Cal Bears after a Sweet 16 appearance. Tyndall had coached Southern Miss to a 29-win season and NIT appearance after failing to win the C-USA Tournament.

Tyndall had also been in trouble with the NCAA at Morehead State (2006-12) where he replaced former UK legend Kyle Macy as head coach.  Tyndall reached the NCAA Tournament twice including a 2011 upset of #4 seed Louisville. His star player was Kenneth Faried.  Donnie was an assistant to John Brady during Brady's first four seasons at LSU. Tyndall's first head coaching job was also in Kentucky, leading St. Catherine College to 30 wins and the National Junior College Tournament in the '90's. St. Catherine announced that it is closing earlier this year due to financial difficulty.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2016, 01:51:01 pm
Rick Ray

Ray, then 42, was hired by Mississippi State to replace Rick Stansbury in 2012. It was his first head coaching job after having spent the prior six seasons as an assistant at Clemson and before that, Purdue. State AD Scott Stricklin at the time, “Rick fits the model of head coach we have sought to bring into our program over the last several years. He is bright, enthusiastic, disciplined and is a man of integrity. He has served with some of the top head and assistant coaches in college basketball and will bring a piece of all of them to our head coaching position.”

Ray coached for three seasons at State (37-60, 13-41) and was replaced when Ben Howland became available.  The former actuary went to SE Missouri State where his team was 5-24 (2-14) in his first season ('15-'16).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2016, 09:25:26 am
Trent Johnson

April 10, 2008, Trent Johnson followed the John Brady Era as LSU head coach. Johnson became the first black head coach of an LSU men's sports team. The SEC Coach of the Year's '08-09 team won 27 games and went 13-3 to win the SEC regular season. LSU beat Butler and lost to North Carolina in their second game of the NCAA-T.

LSU went 2-14 and 3-13 in the SEC in Johnson's next two seasons to finish last in the then SEC-West. LSU was 18-14, 7-9 in '11-12, earning an NIT bid. Johnson left LSU for TCU with a 25-39 overall SEC record.

In '07-08 the Pac 10 Coach of the Year, Trent Johnson, led Stanford to a 28-8 record and a 3-seed in the NCAA-T where they reached the Sweet 16.  His teams won 62.5% of their then Pac 10 games in four seasons.

After LSU, Johnson's TCU teams went a combined 8-64 in the Big 12 and Johnson was fired in March, 2016.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 12:07:06 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/750038998601662465
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2016, 07:42:29 pm
Dennis Felton

In April 2003, then 39-year-old Dennis Felton took the Georgia head coaching job after three consecutive Sun Belt Tournament Titles and NCAA Tournament appearances (with first game exits) at Western. Felton inherited scholarship player deficits after the program sanctions were levied during the tenure of Jim Harrick and Jim Harrick, Jr.

Dennis Felton coached the Bulldogs from '03-'09 with an 83-91 overall record.  Felton's team won the 2008 SEC-T in the tornado tournament giving UGa their first NCAA appearance since '02 which was vacated. Felton also made the NIT twice. Felton's associate coach Pete Herrmann was an interim coach at UGa finishing the '09 season after Felton was fired in January.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2016, 12:14:41 pm
Rod Barnes

Andy Kennedy was preceded by Rod Barnes a former All-SEC guard at Ole Miss in the late 80s. Barnes coached eight seasons and was 50-78 (39%) in SEC regular season games. Barnes took Ole Miss to the NCAA-T in three of his first four seasons and the NIT his second season. Barnes took Ole Miss to their only Sweet Sixteen in '01 after finishing 1st in the SEC-W. Rebels finished No. 9 in the nation with a 27-8 mark.

Barnes had an over-.500 conference record in his first four seasons. His last four seasons he typically finished 5th or 6th in the SEC-W and 4-12 was the typical record.

Rod Barnes had been a five-year assistant to Rob Evans when Evans made a rare, at least lateral move from an SEC job and landed at Arizona State. After his firing from Ole Miss in 2006, Barnes was briefly an assistant coach at OU and later a head coach at Georgia State. He is currently the head coach at Cal State Bakersfield where a team he coached returned to the NCAA-T for the first time since his 2002 Ole Miss team.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2016, 01:06:26 pm
Mark Turgeon

April 10, 2007, then 42-year-old Mark Turgeon was hired by A&M to replace Billy Gillispie who took the Kentucky job. Turgeon had been the head coach at Wichita State for seven seasons leading them to a Sweet 16 in his only NCAA-T appearance from there in 2006.

Turgeon's A&M team won the Preseason NIT as part of a fast start.  In his four seasons, A&M made the NCAA-T each season and making the Round of 32 three times. Turgeon was 38-26 in Big 12 games. His tenure preceded A&M's move to the SEC.

Turgeon took the head coaching job at Maryland in 2011.  His success both in conference and making the NCAA-T has improved as Maryland moved to the B1G from the ACC.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2016, 01:37:38 pm
Frank Haith

On April 4, 2011, then 45-year-old Frank Haith took the head coaching job at Mizzou replacing Mike Anderson. Purdue's Matt Painter had been rumored and reported to be the new head coach prior to Haith's selection.

Haith had been 43-69 in ACC conference games at Miami (F) including 6-10 his final season good for 9th place, an NIT quarterfinals finish, and an improvement from ACC 12th place the prior season.

The Nevin Scapiro scandal at Miami revealed some basketball violations and after a two-and-a-half year NCAA investigation, Haith was suspended for the first five games of Mizzou's '13-14 season.

Haith's first Mizzou team went 30-4 and were granted a 2-seed in the NCAA-T in which they suffered an upset by 15-seed Norfolk State. There is debate over whether Haith inherited a stacked lineup or a depleted lineup, but he did win the Iba and AP College Coach of the Year awards.

Haith's '13 team went 11-7 in the SEC earning a 9-seed. They lost to 8-seed Colorado State in Rupp Arena.  Haith's third and final Mizzou team went 9-9 and received an NIT bid. In 2016, NCAA violations forced Mizzou to vacate their wins from 2013-14 season.  Haith's official SEC record with vacated wins ended at 25-20.

Frank Haith took the Tulsa job on April 17, 2014 prior to the resolution of the Mizzou investigation.  His '16 Tulsa team made the NCAA-T.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2016, 07:23:13 am
Kevin Stallings

55-year old Kevin Stallings was the dean of SEC basketball coaches for one season when he completed his 17th and final season at Vandy in 2016. His career highlight was defeating UK's 2012 national champions in the SEC Tournament final.  Stallings was 138–142 (.493) in SEC regular season games. He took the Pittsburgh job replacing Jamie Dixon.  His son plays in the Pirate organization.

Stallings' best run was '04-'12 including six of the seven NCAA appearances during his tenure and two Sweet Sixteens. This represents two of six times Vandy has made the Sweet Sixteen ever. Roy Skinner took Vandy to the Elite Eight during Kentucky's off season in '65 and in a 23-team tournament field winning one game. Vandy has not won the SEC regular season under Stallings.

Stallings finished as the Vandy coach with the most wins with a 332-219 overall record in 17 seasons. Roy Skinner is the Vandy coach with the most SEC regular season wins with 171 (63.8%) in 16 seasons to Stallings' 138 (49.3%).

Stallings was a teammate of Arkansas native Joe Barry Carroll during his playing days at Purdue. 

Kevin Stallings replaced Jan van Breda Kolff in 1999, who had come off a 14-15 season and 5th place finish in the SEC-East. Stallings had just completed a 16-15 record and 7th place finish leading Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference.  His '97 and '98 teams had made the NCAA Tournament after winning the conference regular season and tournament titles.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2016, 03:19:30 pm
Billy Donovan

Then 49-year-old Billy "The Kid" Donovan left Florida as the third winningest coach in SEC history behind Coaches Rupp and Brown.  Coach Donovan has two NCAA championships, one other NCAA finals appearance, and a Final Four in 2014 after going 21-0 in the SEC regular season and tournament.  His three prior teams ('11, '12, and '13) all reached the Elite Eight. Donovan passed Coach Rupp to record the most NCAA Tournament wins of any SEC coach.
 
Florida won the SEC Tournament three consecutive seasons, '05, '06, and '07, to go with the '14 SEC-T title. The Gators won the SEC regular season title outright in '07, '11, '13, and '14 and shared it in '00 and '01. His only Florida teams to fail to make the postseason were his first and his last.  The Kid came to Florida in 1996 after two seasons at Marshall. Prior to that he was an assistant to Rick Pitino for five seasons at Kentucky.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2016, 01:34:06 pm
John Pelphrey

John Pelphrey completed his 4th and final season at UofA in '11. His SEC regular season conference record was 25-39 (39%) which prorated to 6.25-9.75. Pelphrey's first team advanced to the NCAA-T second round. That was his only post season appearance for Arkansas.

Pelphrey, then 39, replaced Stan Heath on April 9, 2007 after Oregon's current coach Dana Altman changed his mind and returned to Creighton. Pelphrey's USA team had won the Sun Belt Tourney in 2006 and lost to Florida in the NCAA-T Round of 64. His 2007 team lost in the first round of the NIT.  He had been an assistant to Billy Donovan from '94 to 2002. Donovan was an assistant coach at Kentucky when Pelphrey was an All-SEC forward there.

After Arkansas, Pelphrey returned to Donovan as his head assistant working mostly on Arkansas' dime.  Pelphrey was an analyst on the SEC Network in '15-16 after Donovan left for OKC. For '16-17, Pelphrey is an assistant at Bama for Avery Johnson.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2016, 09:39:26 am
Billy Gillispie

Billy Gillispie coached for two seasons at UK. He filed a lawsuit against Kentucky for breach of memorandum of understanding that was settled out of court. One more error in judgment Gillispie made was getting arrested for a DUI at a Parkway exit service station in Central Kentucky the evening before the scheduled settlement.

Gillispie was 20-12 in SEC regular season play (62.5%). Gillispie's '08 team which was 12-4 in the SEC was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA-T. That team lost a home game to Gardner Webb. His 8-8 SEC team in '09 accepted a bid to the NIT snapping UK's NCAA consecutive appearance record dating back to the '91 season when UK was on probation. UK's previous NIT appearance had been in '79 following their national championship season. BCG's last game in Lexington would be played in Memorial Coliseum as Rupp Arena had already been booked for Disney on Ice. Patrick Patterson's mother Tawanna got in Mitch Barnhart's face after the game demanding that Gillispie goes or Patterson goes -- to the NBA draft.  Reporter Cutler chased Gillispie around the basketball office as UK officials attempted to notify him of his dismissal.

Winning the Press Conference, Losing the Job
Gillispie noted that he was neither UK's first nor seventh choice at the introductory presser enduring himself to the hearts of fans who imagine chewing the fat with the coach in a rocker at the general store while enjoying a dope and a moon pie. It was a change in complexion as Kentucky again drew from Southwest to draw a coach from a future SEC school. Gillispie's '07 A&M team had defeated Louisville in Rupp Arena which also went a long way with fans. That team went 27-7 and reached the Sweet 16. It was rumored that Arkansas had offered BCG to replace Stan Heath. Gillispie agreed in principle to a new A&M contract that was sitting on his desk when he left for Lexington.

Going Back to Tejas
After time in the John Lucas After Care Program, BCG took the Texas Tech home for coaches lacking emotional intelligence. His '11-12 team went 1-17 in the Big 12 (good enough for 10th) and in a deja vu moment, the Tech administration tried to track down Gillispie to let him know he was being dismissed after reports of player mistreatment surfaced.

Gillispie returned to coach his alma mater Ranger College. They had to forfeit 30+ games due to the use of ineligible players.

Gillispie never embraced the blue blood social scene in Lexington opting for young blood. He would blow off long-standing traditonal speaking engagements to the Rotary Club and the like. His best moment was one he had intended to remain anonymous. While listening to a small town radio station's Trading Post show, he heard of a young woman who wanted to sell her old car to be able to attend her father's funeral in Northern Ohio on short notice. Gillispie had the station verify the story and then paid for the woman's trip and bought her a new suit of clothes.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2016, 01:11:09 pm
Cuonzo Martin

Cuonzo Martin was 39 when he took the Vol head coaching job after leading the Missouri State Bears for three seasons. The Vols went 10-6 in the '12 SEC regular season and earned second place via the SEC tie-breaker. Tennessee lost to Middle Tennessee State in the second round of the NIT. The '13 team went 11-7 in SEC play but lost in the opening round of the NIT to Mercer.

Tennessee fans started a petition drive in the midst of the '13-14 season to replace Martin with Bruce Pearl whose show cause was ending and who wound up at Auburn. The Vols went on a tear as the players noted that they increased their intensity in defense of their coach. Tennessee got by Iowa in the First Four and then advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. On April 15 it was reported that Cuonzo had taken the Cal Bears job after Mike Montgomery retired. Martin's 2016 Cal team made the NCAA Tournament.

Martin was 32-20 (61.5%) in SEC play in three seasons.

In late 1997, Martin was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Martin began aggressive treatments and chemotherapy and the cancer went into remission. He worked as an assistant to Gene Keady at Purdue for eight seasons. He is the fifth D1 coach from the Gene Keady coaching tree.

Bruce Pearl was coach for six seasons at UT prior to Martin. The Vols have now had eight coaches spanning the original 12-Team SEC Expansion Era ('91-92 to present).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2016, 12:52:13 pm
Recent Update on Cuonzo Martin's successor: http://www.sunherald.com/sports/college/conference-usa/university-of-southern-mississippi/article91008467.html (http://www.sunherald.com/sports/college/conference-usa/university-of-southern-mississippi/article91008467.html)

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JACKSON – An attorney for former Southern Miss basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions missed its deadline to respond to the coach’s appeal in the case.

Don Jackson said in a motion that because the NCAA missed its Tuesday deadline, any response from the committee should be denied. It also requests that all previous penalties against Tyndall be dropped.

NCAA disagrees with Jackson’s assessment. NCAA spokeswoman Emily James said in an email response to The Associated Press that the committee “did not miss its deadline for the filing.” She said she could not elaborate because of the membership’s confidentiality rules.

NCAA gave Tyndall a 10-year show-cause penalty in April after the governing body ruled the former Southern Miss coach orchestrated academic fraud designed to land recruits as well as other misconduct that included trying to cover up payments to athletes and potential evidence.

Tyndall was fired as Tennessee’s coach in March 2015 due to the possibility the NCAA might penalize him.

The NCAA ruled in April that Tyndall “acted unethically and failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance when he directed his staff to engage in academic misconduct” while coaching at Southern Miss from 2012-14.

Tyndall appealed the ruling in June.

Southern Mississippi self-imposed a two-year postseason ban that took effect in 2015. The program is under probation until 2020 and will lose four more scholarships over the next three years.

Tyndall’s show-cause penalty – which essentially makes him unemployable at the NCAA level – runs through April 7, 2026. Even if he is employed after that date, he must sit out 50 percent of his team’s first full season.

Count me among those disappointed in Donnie Tyndall (http://www.sunherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/patrick-magee/article70905177.html)

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Tyndall built the image of an affable character on his rise from Morehead State to Southern Miss to Tennessee.

Tyndall showed his true colors in his worst hour - an obstinate man who refuses to be accountable for his program's actions from 2012-14 as the USM basketball coach.

NCAA handed down severe punishment for Tyndall while USM avoided a further postseason ban. The school will have to reduce basketball scholarships by four over the next three years.

With a 10-year show-cause stamped in red letters across his forehead by the NCAA, Tyndall again pointed the finger elsewhere rather than owning up to NCAA's claim that he is the man who orchestrated a plan to blatantly cheat at USM.

"There are 4,000 pages of transcripts and documentation, 40 people were interviewed, and not one bit of evidence directly links me to the violations, and not one person involved linked me to the violations except Adam Howard," Tyndall told CBS Sports. "And Adam Howard said this after he initially lied. And then he lied again. And then we had to fire him at Tennessee. And then he cut a deal in March for full immunity if he would talk on me. So then he talked on me."

Tyndall is trying to paint the 30-year-old Howard, one of his top assistants at Morehead State, USM and Tennessee, as a bitter former employee who turned on him late in the NCAA investigation for his own benefit. This is the same Adam Howard who Tyndall praised as someone who reminded him of himself as a young coach when he first arrived at USM.

Overwhelming evidence

If you want to scour the 47 pages of NCAA's ruling, you'll find all the information you need to understand how far Tyndall went to break the rules and then cover it all up with investigators breathing down his neck.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2016, 04:51:47 pm
Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 7h7 hours ago

One thing to keep in mind: Rick Stansbury's presence at Western Kentucky could eventually turn Conference-USA into a multi-bid league.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 05, 2016, 01:41:06 pm
Rick Stansbury

In March 2012, then 52-year old Rick Stansbury finished his 23rd season on staff at Mississippi State, his 14th as head coach.  His regular season conference record ended at 122-102 or 54.5%. That prorates to 8.7-7.3 across a 16-game schedule. Stansbury's teams won the SEC-Tourney in '02 and '09. They won the regular season title in '04. State under Stansbury went to the NCAA Round of 32 four times, his biggest advancement, the last time in '08.

Stansbury's teams made the NCAA six of fourteen times. They participated in post season play every season but two.

An obsession with getting Renardo Sidney eligible and the resulting team disunity led to the downfall of Stansbury in Starkville. He was replaced by Rick Ray who struggled to rebuild and was ultimately replaced last season by Ben Howland.

After a year away from coaching, Stansbury joined Billy Kennedy's staff at A&M and has been credited with helping the Aggies become the second best recruiting school in SEC mens basketball.

In March 2016 Stansbury landed the head coaching job at Western and has already landed a top 10 recruit and some top grad transfers.

A native of Western Kentucky, Stansbury played for the late Lou Cunningham at then Campbellsville College. Sweet Lou's son Phil was a long-time assistant at State.

Stansbury was a long-time assistant to Richard Williams who led State to the 1996 SEC Tourney championship over Kentucky and the NCAA FInal Four.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2016, 08:13:43 am
https://twitter.com/GaryParrishCBS/status/760886690982535169

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Hilltoppers might be running C-USA in two years.

That's because they have, over the past few days, reportedly secured commitments from Lamonte Bearden, who averaged 13.7 points and 4.2 assists last season at Buffalo, and Moustaphe Diagne, a top-70 prospect from the class of 2015 who originally signed with Syracuse but never enrolled. Both will sit out this season per normal NCAA transfer rules and be eligible in 2017-18, which will also likely be Mitchell Robinson's first and only season of college basketball. Robinson, of course, committed to Western Kentucky last month. He's ranked 10th in the class of 2017. That's 10th in the entire nation.

Simply put, no C-USA school has collected players like this since Memphis left for the American Athletic Conference, and it's why Western Kentucky was wise to hire Rick Stansbury in March. The former Mississippi State coach has always been a top-shelf player-getter. And he's spent his first four months on the job reminding folks of as much to the point where it's not a stretch to suggest Western Kentucky could have -- in Robinson, Bearden and Diagne -- the three most-talented prospects in Conference USA in 2017-18.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2016, 08:25:32 am
Jeff Lebo

Jeff Lebo coached Auburn for six seasons ('04-'10) going 35-61 in regular season SEC play and prorating to 5.8-10.2. He led Auburn to only one NIT appearance with a 10-6 SEC record in '09.  A former Tarheel player, Lebo had been a head coach at UT-Chattanooga and Tennessee Tech. Lebo replaced long-time Auburn coach Cliff Ellis one season after Ellis had led Auburn to the Sweet Sixteen.

Lebo was replaced at Auburn by current Calipari assistant Tony Barbee who struggled.

Jeff Lebo is currently the head coach at East Carolina.  His team was invited to the CIT in three of his first four seasons including the '13 championship.  His last two teams have gone 10-26 in the American conference dragging his overall career record to 99-100 and his overall regular season conference record to 37-63.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2016, 09:43:41 am
John Brady

John Brady coached LSU for 10.5 seasons in a feast or famine type of run.  Brady finished sixth in the SEC-W five times.  This included three of his first four seasons and his last two seasons. Brady's teams earned first round SEC-T byes in five other seasons.

Brady's 2006 team reached the NCAA-T Final Four. This was LSU's fourth Final Four appearance ever but their only one during the SEC Expansion Era to-date. Brady also reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16 in his third season. Brady's teams reached the NCAA-T four times and the NIT two times.

Brady's SEC conference regular season record was 74-93 (44.3%) prorated to 7-9 as an average season. Brady's 2000 team shared the SEC regular season title with an overall 28-6 record (12-4 SEC). His Final Four team finished 27-9 (14-2 SEC) and was outright SEC regular season champs.

Brady, of course was hired to replace Dale Brown who had the second longest SEC Basketball coaching tenure ever (1972 to 1997). Brady had coached Samford to three consecutive 11-5 records in the Atlantic Sun without post season play prior to being hired by LSU at age 42. He inherited a team on probation and struggled early with retention while also coaching multiple SEC Players of the Year.

Brady was fired on Feb. 8, 2008 with Butch Pierre serving as interim. Brady coaching Arkansas State for eight seasons resigning after the 2016 season with this teams having not reached the post season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2016, 12:04:14 pm
Dave Odom

Dave Odom was coach at USC for seven seasons. He made the NCAA-T once and the NIT three times. Odom's Gamecocks were the NIT runnerup his first season in Columbia and NIT champs in '05 and '06. He led the Gamecocks to one NCAA-T.

Odom's SC teams never earned a first day bye in the SEC-T. His SEC regular season record of 41-71 (36.6%) prorates to a shade under 6-10 on average.

Odom, then 58, replaced Eddie Fogler in 2001 after 12 seasons at Wake Forest.  Odom's team led by Tim Duncan went to 1996 Elite Eight and two other teams made the Sweet 16.  Odom's last Demon Deacon team finished fifth in the ACC and were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA. Fogler's last SC team finished fifth in the SEC-East.

Dave Odom is currently Tournament Chairman of the Maui Invitational.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 11, 2016, 10:27:38 am
Former Minnesota women’s coach Pam Borton: Tubby Smith learned of firing from ESPN (https://www.landof10.com/minnesota/former-minnesota-womens-coach-pam-borton-tubby-smith-learned-of-firing-from-espn)

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Borton goes into detail on the firing of men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith following the 2012-13 season, which she said could have been handled better by then-Athletic Director Norwood Teague.

“Tubby’s name was scrolling across ESPN’s sports-ticker at the bottom of the television screen and his phone was ringing off the hook before the athletic director gave him the news. … He was asked to vacate the building that day and his office belongings and boxes would be delivered to his house.”

Smith went 124-81 (.610) with the Gophers and was fired immediately following an NCAA Tournament Round of 32 loss to Florida.

It’s yet another bad look for Teague, who resigned in 2015 following revelations that he sexually assaulted multiple University of Minnesota employees. In her book, Borton delves deeper into events surrounding Teague’s administration.

It should be noted that Borton herself was fired by Teague in March of 2014, following 12 seasons leading the women’s program. She had a 236-152 record and led Minnesota to the Final Four in 2004.

Also note that Norwood Teague was reportedly sexually harrassing Star Tribune Gopher basketball beat writer Amelia Rayno.

She thought she was getting an exclusive.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2016, 09:31:50 am
Tubby Smith

Tubby Smith coached UGa for two seasons making the NCAA-T in both. His '96 team reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16. Coach Smith's SEC regular season record was 19-13 (59.4%) which prorates to 9.5-7.5.  He was the first Georgia coach to lead back-to-back 20 win seasons. He was the first black head coach at a major sport in Georgia history.

Smith had been an assistant on Rick Pitino's first Kentucky teams before taking the Tulsa job and leading them to the NCAA Sweet 16 in '94 and '95.  Tubby replaced long-time Georgia coach Hugh Durham. Tubby was replaced by his head assistant Ron Jirsa.

Tubby Smith left Georgia to come to UK for the '97-98 season and coached at Kentucky for 10 seasons. His first UK team won the NCAA National Championship.

Coach Smith's SEC regular season record was 120-40 which of course prorates to 12-4. Each Smith team at UK went to the NCAA-T second round at a minimum. He had six teams make the Sweet Sixteen and four make the Elite Eight including the Championship team.

Smith's '03 team went undefeated in the SEC regular season and won the SEC Tourney (19-0) before advancing to the Elite 8. Smith's '04 team was the NCAA Tourney #1 overall seed before being eliminated in the second round by Mike Anderson's UAB team.

Coach Smith's teams won the SEC-T five times: '98, '99, '01, '03, and '04. His teams won the SEC regular season outright in '98, '03, and '05 and shared the title in '99 and '01. Smith left UK to coach Minnesota. After a stint to bring emotionial stability to the head coaching role at Texas Tech, Tubby Smith took the Memphis job replacing Josh Pastner.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2016, 10:10:15 am
Bruce Pearl

Bruce Pearl, then 45, was hired by Tennessee to replace Buzz Peterson. He was coach for six seasons at UT.  In SEC regular season play, Pearl was 65-31 (including his 8-game suspension in '11), a 68% winning percentage. This prorates to a 10.8-5.2 SEC average season.

Pearl took UT to the NCAA-T each season. 2010 was the Vols first Elite Eight appearance in program history. Pearl has also made the Sweet Sixteen twice. Tennessee won the SEC regular season crown in '08 and finished with an overall 31-5 record. The Vols earned a first round SEC bye in Pearl's first four seasons, failing in the Elite Eight season and his last season when the Vols finished fifth in the SEC East. Out of conference road wins were enough to propel UT into the tourney in '11 with only 19 total wins.

Pearl hosted Ohio State hustle guy Aaron Craft and his family to a cookout at his house, lied about it to the NCAA, and the Crafts turned him in. Pearl was given a three-year show cause penalty by the NCAA. Tennessee administration abandoned the 2011 Vol team competing in the NCAA-T and perhaps learned this lesson: no SEC school has a birthright to automatic NCAA-T inclusion to which you can hire any goober, kick back, then expect to get your bid. Any SEC school is a bad hire away from a prolonged drought.

Pearl had a career 80% conference winning percentage at Wisconsin-Milwaukee and took a 12-seeded team to the Sweet 16, beating Bama and Boston College, the season before he was hired to Tennessee. He had been essentially blacklisted from Division I coaching for taking responsibility for reporting alleged recruiting violations against Illinois in 1989 when Pearl was an Iowa assistant. Pearl won a D-II Championship during his nine-year run at Southern Illinois.

Pearl, on his 54th birthday, was named Auburn's 20th head basketball coach replacing Tony Barbee who was not able to leverage his William Wesley connnections and the SEC's then newest arena. Pearl is 9-27 in SEC conference games in his first two seasons and his overall percentage is under 40%. His quick fix grad and juco transfers have largely let him down. He has moved into the top three of SEC recruiting rankings.

Auburn's best run under Pearl was in the 2015 SEC Tournament when his team who had to play on Wednesday, won three games before losing to then undefeated Kentucky who had the double-bye.  That team increased their total SEC wins from four to seven and gave hope for the near future which were then dashed by the 2016 team.

AD Jay Jacobs, in August 2016, stated that if Pearl is not the one to turn around Auburn mens basketball, they might as well burn down Auburn Arena.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 17, 2016, 09:27:20 am
Mark Gottfried

Mark Gottfried coached at Bama for 10.5 seasons. His regular season SEC record was 84-83. Gottfried led Bama to five straight NCAA-T appearances from his 4th season to his 8th. His '04 team (20-13, 8-8 SEC) made the NCAA-T Elite 8, Bama's best showing in the Big Dance ever. Bama made the post season 8 times under Gottfried reportedly turning down an invite to the CBI in '08.

Gottfried's '02 team was the SEC regular season champion (12-4). His '03 team was Number 1 in the AP poll for two weeks, the first time ever for Bama.

Gottfried's teams had missed the NCAA tournament the last two years, and he was ostracized over the abrupt departure of perennial lead guard Ronald Steele. Steele, a preseason first-team AP All-America in '07 was plaqued by injuries. Bama attributed Steele's departure to another injury. Steele said there was more to it.

Gottfried had signed a six-year contract with Bama in 2005 making him the school's first $1 million basketball coach with a larger salary than Mike Shula. The contract ran through 2011 including a buyout. Financial terms tied to his resignation were not released. Nor will they be.

Philip Pearson was an interim coach at Bama who replaced Mark Gottfried in season in '09. Pearson was 5-6 during his regular season run.

David Hobbs preceded Gottfried at Bama from '92-93 to '97-98. In his six seasons, Bama made the second round of the NCAA-T twice. Hobbs had a 110-76 overall record during his Bama tenure and a 50-46 record in SEC conference play.

Gottfried had led Murray State Mafia to two consecutive NCAA cups o' joe before being hired by Bama at age 34 in 1998.  He, of course, was a former Bama player helping them make the Sweet 16 with Wimp Sanderson in all three of his seasons. He is Bama's career three point percentage holder at 48.5% and made 8 in one game, in the early days of NCAA three point adoption.

After some time as a broadcast analyst, Mark Gottfried took the NC State in 2011 where he has led the team to the Sweet 16 twice. His most recent team is the first to not make the NCAA-T.  His ACC record is .500. After whooping Duke, Gottfried joined a select roster of coaches who have defeated #1 teams at two different schools.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2016, 06:54:37 am
Stan Heath

Stan Heath coached the Hogs for five seasons. His SEC regular season record was 31-49 (39%) which prorates to 6.2-9.8. Heath's last two teams made the NCAA first round in '06 and '07.

Then 37, Heath was hired to follow the Nolan Richardson era. In his one previous season as a head coach, his veteran Kent State team won 30 games, went 17-1 in the MAC, and advanced to the Elite Eight. Immediately prior to that, Heath was an assistant to Tom Izzo at Michigan State.

Heath was hired by UCF in April 2007. The Bulls made the NCAA-T once in seven seasons.  He is currently an assistant at Boston College.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 23, 2016, 11:41:45 am
Jim Harrick

Jim Harrick coached UGa for four seasons and he and Jim Harrick, Jr. left UGa with NCAA sanctions. Harrick's vacated victories leave him well under 50% during his SEC regular season career.  Harrick, then 60, was hired in 1999 to replace Tubby Smith's successor, Ron Jirsa.  Harrick was 33-31 in SEC games prior to revelations that his son was giving out A's in a Basketball Strategy class that did not require attendance.  Harrick, Sr. would up officially 0-11 in SEC play in his last two seasons after vacating 21 conference wins and a Round of 32 appearance in the '02 NCAA Tournament.  He was officially 12-34 in conference play and did reach the first round of the '01 NCAA Tourney. His firing ended his college coaching career.

Harrick had won the NCAA Tournament with UCLA in '95 and was fired a year later for instructing an assistant coach to lie about attendees at a dinner on an expense report (one was O'Bannon).  Harrick is currently the third winningest coach in UCLA history after Coach Wooden and Ben Howland.  Harrick led Rhode Island to the Elite Eight and followed with a first round NCAA-T exit before getting hired by Georgia.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2016, 07:22:52 pm
Cliff Ellis

Renaissance man Cliff Ellis coached Auburn for 10 seasons going 73-87 (45.6%) which prorates to 7.3-8.7 over his career. Ellis took Auburn to the NCAA-T in '99, '00, and '03. The '99 team finished 29-4 and Auburn won the SEC Tourney. The '00 team was an SI preseason pick to win it all. Agent dealings cost Auburn's Porter eligilibilty. The '03 team made the Sweet 16.  His last Auburn team in '04 went 5-11 in SEC play.

Ellis was 48 when he took over Auburn after 10 seasons at Clemson where he is the winningest coach in Tiger history.  His sixth Clemson team made the NCAA Sweet 16 but not of his last four teams received an NCAA-T bid.

After a three-year hiatus, Ellis took the head coaching position at Coastal Carolina. He has led them to two trips to the NCAA-T, two trips to the NIT and two trips to the CollegeInsider (CIT) tourney.

Ellis replaced Tommy Joe Eagles who was the SEC Men's Coach of the Year in his first season ('89-90).  Eagles went 3-13 in the SEC in his last season at Auburn in '94.  He died of a heart attack on a recruiting trip on July 30, 1994 for his new school, New Orleans. 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 28, 2016, 09:23:50 am
Buzz Peterson

Bruce Pearl was preceded at Tennessee by Buzz Peterson who was Michael Jordan's college roommate. Buzz coached four years at UT. His regular season conference record was 29-35 (45%). This prorates to a 7.25-8.75 average season. Buzz failed to make the NCAA-T and his team was eliminated in the NIT first round in two tries.

Peterson had won the 2001 NIT in his sole season at Tulsa, the proving ground for SEC coaches. His team had made the NCAA-T the year prior at App State. Peterson returned to the Carolinas to coach after parting ways with Tennessee. His most recent stop was at UNC-Wilmington where he coached four seasons, ending in 2014 with a 20-50 Colonial conference record.  At last check, Buzz is a senior advisor to basketball operations for the Hornets, working for his college roommate.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2016, 12:37:36 pm
Jerry Green

Jerry Green coached UT for four seasons from '97-98 to '00-01 replacing Kevin O'Neill. His regular season conference record was 41-23 (63%) going 12-4 twice. This prorates to a 10-6 average. Green took the Vols to the NCAA-T each season with the Sweet Sixteen being their crowning achievement. At the time it was UT's second Sweet Sixteen appearance ever and first in 19 seasons. Tennessee shared the SEC Regular Season championship in 2000.

N.Y. Times: Green, 57, did not attend the news conference, but he issued a statement. ''This ends an emotional time for me because I have never before left where I felt that my work was incomplete. Even though I feel optimistic about the prospects for next season, I believe that in the best interests of myself and the university, it is time for a change.''

Green had been Oregon's coach for 5 seasons including a 7th place finish in the then-Pac 10 in his final season before being hired by Tennessee.
 
Green's predecessor, former Marquette Coach Kevin O'Neill had been 14-24 in SEC regular season play.

Replacing a coach who has won 63% in SEC regular season play must have meant that the Vols had a good one in waiting. Buzz Peterson failed to make the NCAA-T and his team was eliminated in the NIT in the first round in two tries going 29-35 in SEC play.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2016, 09:40:37 pm
Eddie Fogler

Eddie Fogler left an SEC Regular Season champion and Sweet Sixteen team at Vandy to take the USC rebuilding job in 1993. Vandy was NIT champs in Fogler's first season at Vandy in '90.  Fogler was 38-30 in SEC games at Vandy.  He had left a successful 3-year stint at Wichita State.

His first two seasons in Columbia were tough, finishing 5th in the then SEC-East twice. Fogler's 1997 team went 15-1 in the SEC winning the regular season title outright and beating UK, the eventual national runnerup and SEC-T winner on their Senior Day. They were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA-T. Fogler took a USC team to another NCAA-T first round elimination the next season. These two were Fogler's only NCAA-T appearances for USC. They also made the NIT twice.

In Fogler's eight seasons in the SEC at USC, his regular season record was 57-71 (44.5%) which prorates a tad better than 7-9. His final three seasons yielded on 17 regular season conference wins.

Fogler replaced Steve Newton who coached the first two seasons that USC was in the SEC.

Fogler did not return to a head coaching position.  He is currently an analyst for Fox Sports.  He also helped Vandy find Bryce Drew as there new head coach replacing Kevin Stallings.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2016, 08:38:12 am
Ron Jirsa

Tubby Smith had coached UGa for two seasons making the NCAA-T in both. His '96 team reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16 when he was called to replace Rick Pitino for the '97-98 season.

Tubby's head assistant Ron Jirsa coached UGa for two seasons going 35-30 overall and 13-19 in SEC action.  His two teams were selected for the NIT with the '98 team making the semi-finals at MSG. Tubby's son GG stayed to lead Georgia's offense for his senior season while Saul moved with Tubby to Kentucky.

The long time assistant had been Tubby's associate coach at Tulsa when Smith was hired to be Georgia's first black coach for a major program.

Georgia replaced Jirsa with former UCLA national championship coach Jim Harrick where scandal and vacated victories would come.

After an assistant coaching stint at Dayton, Jirsa was head coach at Marshall for four seasons going 43-74 with no post-season.  Jirsa later rejoined Tubby Smith as an assistant at Minnesota until Tubby's firing in 2013 to bring in Richard Pitino. At last check, Jirsa is an assistant at Radford.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 08, 2016, 11:12:00 am
Jan van Breda Kolff

Playing for his father Butch at Vandy, Jan van Breda Kolff was the 1974 SEC Player of the Year followed by an 9 year ABA/NBA basketball career.

Jan replaced Eddie Fogler in '93 who had taken Vandy to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen after winning the SEC regular season championship.  He coached six seasons at Vandy (104-81 overall, 43-53 SEC) and his '97 team (19-12, 9-7) earned an NCAA-T 10-seed followed by a first round loss to Xavier.

Jan van Breda Kolff's '99 Vandy team finished (14-15, 5-11 SEC), fifth in the then SEC-East. He was replaced by Kevin Stallings.

van Breda Kolff had finished his second season at Cornell in his first head coaching job.  Cornell had improved from 7-19 to 16-10.

In his first job after Vandy, Jan led 2000 Pepperdine to the WCC championship and another NCAA-T bid.  He was hired at St. Bonaventure in 2001.  The Bonnies had to forfeit every win from the 2003 season over a player eligibilty issue. Although cleared of wrongdoing, van Breda Kolff has not coached in the NCAA again.  His last coaching job was the Nashville franchise in the new ABA for two seasons ending in 2010.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 11, 2016, 07:38:08 am
Kevin O'Neill

Kevin O'Neill coached UT for three seasons and could not get a rebuilding job accomplished. O'Neill was hired after his Marquette team defeated UK in the '94 NCAA-T second round to replace Wade Houston, the Tennessee coach when Arkansas joined the SEC.

O'Neill was 14-24 in SEC regular season play finishing in the SEC-East cellar all three seasons. He made the post season once, a first round elimination in the NIT in a season which his final record was (14-15, 6-10). It was his best season at Tennessee.

Jerry Green replaced O'Neill in 1997.
 
Kevin O'Neill's next stop was Northwestern where his teams were 9-39 in B1G play. He was the interim coach at Arizona when Lute Olson decided to take a leave of absence. His wins that season were later vacated.  O'Neill coached USC from '10 to '13, going 19-35 in the Pac 10/12. It was his last college coaching job to date.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 19, 2016, 09:56:34 am
David Hobbs

David Hobbs started high school coaching in 1972 right out of college before taking an assistant coaching job at his alma mater, VCU. In 1985, Hobbs became an assistant for Wimp Sanderson and replaced him as head coach following the 1992 season.

Hobbs' Bama teams advanced to and lost in the NCAA-T Round of 32 in '94 and '95. The '94 team was 12-4, second to Arkansas in the SEC. His '96 team made the NIT Final Four at MSG.  He was let go following the 1998 season.  Hobbs was 50-46 in SEC games with his last two teams both going 6-10.

David Hobbs became an assistant for his friend Tubby Smith at Kentucky from 2000 to 2007. Hobbs has since been a scout for the Bobcats and has coached the Japanese National Team.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 21, 2016, 10:01:41 am
Lon Kruger

Lon Kruger, then 38, inherited scholarship reductions from the Norm Sloan when he took the Florida job prior to the '90-91 season.  He had led Kansas State to four consecutive NCAA-T appearances including an Elite 8.  After a rebuilding season, his second Florida team advanced to Madison Square Garden for the NIT semifinals.

Kruger's '94 Florida team became the first in program history to advance to the Final Four. He was named SEC Coach of the Year in '92 and '94. His '96 team fell to fifth in the SEC-East. His SEC record was 51-47 (18-game schedule in '91).

Illinois hired Kruger to replace the then retiring Lou Henson.

Florida replaced Kruger with then 30-year-old Billy Donovan who was coaching Marshall. He did all right.

Lon Kruger returned to the NCAA Final Four in 2016 coaching Oklahoma.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 23, 2016, 10:00:12 am
Steve Newton

The year South Carolina joined the SEC they hired Steve Newton from the Murray State Mafia where his teams led the race to four consecutive OVC championships.  Gamecocks were 8-24 in SEC play in Newton's two seasons and he was hired as an assistant athletic director for SC.  After two years in that post, Newton was AD at Southern Indiana until he retired at Southern Indiana in 2001.  He got his start in coaching in Indiana high schools less than ten years after Milan High won the Indiana state championship (the team depicted as Hickory High in Hoosiers).

South Carolina hired Eddie Fogler from Vandy to replace Newton and in '97 they would have their best regular season ever.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 26, 2016, 10:47:45 am
Tommy Joe Eagles

Tommy Joe Eagles was the Auburn head coach when the SEC expanded.  During his five seasons, AU was 29-55 (34.5%) which prorates to 5.5-10.5. Eagles won the 1990 SEC Coach of the Year award defeating Rick Pitino et al.

Cliff Ellis replaced Eagles at Auburn.

Eagles had led LaTech to post season play in each of his four seasons including a second round NCAA in 1989, immediately prior to being hired at Auburn.  Prior to LaTech, the Louisiana native had been a high school coach at Ruston and Simsboro.

Eagles was named head coach at the University Of New Orleans in 1994.  On a recruiting trip to Utah, he died of heart attack before coaching his first game.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 29, 2016, 10:57:16 am
Wade Houston

Wade Houston coached at UT for five seasons. He was the first black head coach in a major sport in SEC history. Houston was Denny Crum's long time assistant at UofL and he brought his son Allan who became UT's all-time leading scorer.

Coach Houston's teams failed to make the NCAA-T. They did qualify for the NIT twice. He twice lost 22 games overall and his last season, '93-94 saw a 5-22 record, UT's worst in history. Houston's all-time SEC regular season record was 27-57.

He was replaced by Kevin O'Neill whose Marquette team had eliminated UK in the round of 32 in the '94 NCAA-T.

Wade Houston is currently involved in the cut throat world of regional trucking out of Louisville.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 01, 2016, 09:04:46 am
Rob Evans

Rob Evans was coach at Ole Miss for six seasons beginning with Arkansas' second season in the SEC. Evans was the first black coach of a major sport at Ole Miss. He replaced Ed Murphy. 

Evans led the Rebels to NCAA-T appearances in his last two seasons of '97 and '98. It was Ole Miss first NCAA-T appearance since winning the SEC-T in 1981 for their first ever NCAA-T trip. Evans also led Ole Miss to a huge win in Rupp Arena over Tubby Smith's National Championship team on Valentine's Day, 1998. It is to-date one of only two wins by the Rebels over UK in Lexington. The first was in 1927. Coach Evans was 86-81 overall (43-53 SEC) at Ole Miss.

The '98 team, his last at Ole Miss was (22-7, 12-4) when he left to take the Arizona State job. ASU was trying to recover from a point shaving scandal. He is one of the few SEC coaches who left, if not at the top relative to his school's historical success, at least very near it.  Evans was 55-89 in the then Pac-10 and was let go in 2006. He was, of course, an assistant to John Pelphrey and later an assistant at TCU for Trent Johnson. He is currently as assistant to Tony Benford at North Texas. Benford was an assistant to Evans at Arizona State.

He was replaced by his head assistant, former Ole Miss star Rod Barnes.
 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2016, 10:37:02 am
Ed Murphy

Rob Evans' predecessor was jovial Ed Murphy who coached Ole Miss from '86 to '92, their first season in the SEC.  His Ole Miss team was 4-12 in '92 SEC play.  His biggest issue was players wanting to party all the time.

Murph coached West Georgia from '93 to '07 before retiring at age 65.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 04, 2016, 09:21:00 am
Richard Williams   

Richard Williams coached State for 12 seasons. In '91 he took them to their second NCAA-T appearance ever and first since '63. (State had waived appearance opportunties in prior seasons. The '63 appearance is remarkable. (http://guides.library.msstate.edu/1963MSUBasketball)) Then student, Richard Williams would observe the practices run by State coach Babe McCarthy.

State shared the '91 regular season championship with LSU [UK was on probation]. In '96 State won the SEC-T over Kentucky and made the NCAA-T Final Four losing to Syracuse. Williams also led State to the Sweet 16 in '95.

During his tenure, State made the NCAA-T three times and post season play five times.

Williams's overall regular season SEC percentage was 89-113, 44% which prorates to an average 7-9.  Williams had a combined 23-49 in his first four seasons and finished at State with a 4-12 campaign. State was 26-8 overall in '96. He was a two-time SEC Coach of the Year.

Williams was replaced by his long-time assistant Rick Stansbury.

Richard Williams started as a volunteer 7th grade coach and was eventually hired as a part-time coach by then State head coach Bob Boyd.  He was an assistant when he was hired as head coach replacing Boyd in 1986.

After some time off, Williams coached teams in the ABA revival, the WBA, and Pearl High School.  He was an assistant to John Brady at Arkansas from '10 to '14.  Williams was most recently hired to be the analyst on Mississippi State basketball radio broadcasts.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 07, 2016, 11:40:50 am
Hugh Durham

Hugh Durham was the coach at UGa from '78 to '95 and of course was coaching the Bulldogs when the SEC expanded. In his SEC regular season career, Durham was 148-150. He was 31-33 during the SEC's 12 team era making two NIT first round appearances. He was SEC Coach of the Year, four times. He was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

Coach Durham took UGa to the NCAA Final Four in '83. UGa made four other trips to the Big Dance during his UGa tenure.  Georgia won the SEC Regular Season championship in '90.

Coach Durham took Florida State to the NCAA final game in '72 losing to UCLA.

After coaching at Georgia, Durham coached eight seasons at Jacksonville ending his career in 2005.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2016, 08:45:35 am
Wimp Sanderson

Winfrey Sanderson coached Bama's first year in the expanded SEC and his last of 12 seasons as Bama's head man.  Sanderson was 10-6 in his last SEC regular season taking Bama to the SEC-T finals and the NCAA 2nd round. Sanderson was associated with Bama athletics for 32 years until Nancy Watts' face made contact with his fist.

Sanderson led Bama to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA-T six times. His teams won the SEC Conference Tourney in '82, '87, '89, '90, and '91. Bama also won the SEC regular season title in '87.  He was 132-82 in SEC regular season games during his entire run.  He was 3x SEC Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year in 1987.

Wimp Sanderson had been an assistant at Bama since 1960 when taking over the head coaching job in 1981. He was replaced by David Hobbs who was his head assistant. Sanderson replaced CM Newton, who took an adminstrative job with the SEC Office before coaching Vandy and later becoming UK's athletic director.

Sanderson coached UALR from '94-'99, going 49-37 in Sun Belt games and making the NIT once.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 16, 2016, 02:15:19 pm
Rick Stansbury

In March 2012, then 52-year old Rick Stansbury finished his 23rd season on staff at Mississippi State, his 14th as head coach.  His regular season conference record ended at 122-102 or 54.5%. That prorates to 8.7-7.3 across a 16-game schedule. Stansbury's teams won the SEC-Tourney in '02 and '09. They won the regular season title in '04. State under Stansbury went to the NCAA Round of 32 four times, his biggest advancement, the last time in '08.

Stansbury's teams made the NCAA six of fourteen times. They participated in post season play every season but two.

An obsession with getting Renardo Sidney eligible and the resulting team disunity led to the downfall of Stansbury in Starkville. He was replaced by Rick Ray who struggled to rebuild and was ultimately replaced last season by Ben Howland.

After a year away from coaching, Stansbury joined Billy Kennedy's staff at A&M and has been credited with helping the Aggies become the second best recruiting school in SEC mens basketball.

In March 2016 Stansbury landed the head coaching job at Western and has already landed a top 10 recruit and some top grad transfers.

A native of Western Kentucky, Stansbury played for the late Lou Cunningham at then Campbellsville College. Sweet Lou's son Phil was a long-time assistant at State.

Stansbury was a long-time assistant to Richard Williams who led State to the 1996 SEC Tourney championship over Kentucky and the NCAA FInal Four.

https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/787014732968497153
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Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2016, 09:27:25 am
Dale Brown

Dale Brown had the second longest SEC Basketball coaching tenure ever.  Brown coached from 1972 to 1997. Coach Brown first made the post season in his seventh season at LSU. Brown then made the post season 15 consecutive years. His teams failed to make the post season his last four years. Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T ten consecutive seasons.

Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T Sweet 16 five times, the Elite 8 four times, and the Final Four twice. LSU won the SEC regular season championship outright in '79, '81 and '85 and shared the title in '91. LSU won the SEC Tourney in 1980, the second year of the revived tournament. Coach Brown's best record was with his '81 team which went 31-5 (17-1 SEC).

Brown's SEC regular season record was 238-200 (54.3%) or 8.7-7.3 prorated. His latter seasons after SEC Expansion were some of his tougher seasons. Coach Brown went 39-57 (40.6%) in six seasons prorating to 6.5-9.5.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2016, 05:04:14 pm
Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino was coaching UK when the SEC expanded. Pitino's regular season SEC record during his 8 seasons at UK was 104-28.  During the SEC expansion era Pitino was 80-16 (83.3%) which prorates to 13.3-2.7.

Pitino's teams won the SEC-T each season (five times) during the expansion era except in '96 when they won the NCAA-T. Pitino's teams went to the NCAA Elite 8 five times, the Final Four three times, and the NCAA final game twice. Pitino left UK to coach the Celtics.  UK was ineligible for post season play in '90 and '91.

Pitino was hired by CM Newton to replace Eddie Sutton after UK had received near death penalty sanctions.  He had been the coach of the NY Knicks.  After leaving UK for the Celtics and Larry Bird not coming through that door, Pitino became UofL's head coach in 2001 reigniting the UK-Louisville in-state rivalry. He won a national championship for Louisville in 2013.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2016, 11:57:58 am
 Jeff Greer ‏@jeffgreer_cj 23m23 minutes ago

Tom Jurich insists Louisville will dispute the failure to monitor Andre McGee charge against Rick Pitino every step of this process.

(https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBi_AWh0dHA6Ly93d3cuZ2FubmV0dC1jZG4uY29tLy1tbS0vMTdlYTQ1NTkwOTlkYjY0NmJmZGUwNzI5ODZlNWQyMTIxODExM2I4Ni9jPTAtNjEtMTIwMC03Mzkmcj14MzI0JmM9NjAweDMyMS9sb2NhbC8tL21lZGlhLzIwMTYvMTAvMjAvTG91aXN2aWxsZS9Mb3Vpc3ZpbGxlLzYzNjEyNTYzMjY3NTI1MjA3NC1Ddk9XbTFWWEVBQWgzTGEuanBnFLAJFPIEHBSEBhSUAwAAFgASAA&s=qHbHX7DYoNPpoyNQP2-OGQLS9A-3nkGnYTYuy4FC3Hs)
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Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2016, 07:55:24 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/789219524897869825

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Bartlett, who coached the Gators from 1966-73, was 88.

Bartlett’s record with the Gators was 95-85. His .528 winning percentage in Gainesville is seventh best all-time at the school. His 62 SEC wins still sit at the third-highest spot in program history.

Bartlett played at Tennessee from 1949-52 and also was a standout tennis player for the Volunteers, winning six SEC titles.

He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2016, 01:00:11 pm
https://twitter.com/patrickbrownTFP/status/788773232874749953

Strick Green
‏@StrickGreen

@patrickbrownTFP @SEC @KentuckyMBB ouch just hasn't been same since Hamilton fired pearl smh so stupid
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Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2016, 01:26:48 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/790247187733180417
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Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2016, 11:41:23 am
https://twitter.com/JohnBrady_Coach/status/790535131517771776
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Post by: jbcarol on October 27, 2016, 08:51:34 am

Kevin Brockway
‏@gatorhoops

Billy D off to a 1-0 start in year two as coach w/Oklahoma City Thunder, who beat Sixers 103-97 behind 32 pts from Russell Westbrook.
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Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2016, 10:05:50 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andy Kennedy, now the dean of SEC coaches at Mississippi following Kevin Stallings' departure from Vanderbilt, said the SEC has beefed up its non-conference schedules and is starting to see dividends. (http://collegebasketball.ap.org/utk/article/coaches-believe-sec-close-landing-more-ncaa-tourney-bids)

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"I think people get so overwhelmed with the dominance that is SEC football they all want to take a pause from the SEC," Kennedy said. "They happen to want to pause when we're in the midst of our conference schedule. We have to do our jobs ... This should be a five-, six-, seven-bid league every year, and my hope is we can get back soon."

Who had Kennedy surviving to be dean of SEC coaches eight years ago? (http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/blog/the_dagger/post/Ole-Miss-coach-Andy-Kennedy-pleads-guilty-to?urn=ncaab,157951)

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Mike Allen, Kennedy's lawyer in the criminal case, said the coach "vehemently denies" he struck or used racial slurs against Jiddou.

Kennedy pleaded guilty to a "verbal altercation which escalated into an" incident that didn't involve slurs or violence, Allen added. "He did not strike Mr. Jiddou," Allen, the former husband of Judge Allen, said.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2016, 10:35:09 am
Mark Leslie Fox

Mark Fox, now 47, is entering is eighth season at Georgia.  He is currently 61-59 in SEC regular season games, one of the small relative number of SEC coaches to have an all-time winning conference record.  Fox has led the Bulldogs to the postseason (the new standard for SEC coaches it seems) the past three seasons.  In total, Fox teams have made two NCAA Tournaments and two NITs.  He has not won an NCAA-T game at Georgia.

Fox came to Georgia from Nevada where he replaced Trent Johnson. He led the Wolfpack to the NCAA-T his first three seasons.  His last two Nevade teams made the CBI prior to his hiring by Georgia.  He was an assistant coach through the '90's at Kansas State and before that Washington.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2016, 06:57:20 am
Did you know? (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article112886463.html)

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1. With Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson as coach, Arkansas received 22 bids to the NCAA Tournament in a 25-year span. The Hogs have gotten four bids in the last 15 years.

2. Besides Kentucky, Georgia is the only SEC program to win 10 or more regular-season conference games in each of the past three years. Georgia is also the only program other than UK to advance to the SEC Tournament semifinals in each of the past three years.

7. Scotty Thurman, a key player on Arkansas’ 1994 national championship team, is a first-year assistant coach with the Hogs.

8. Georgia can set a program record by winning 20 or more games for a fourth straight season.

9. New Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew intends to use more of a dribble-drive offense.

Ouch

1. The programs absent the longest from the NCAA Tournament are Auburn (13 years) and South Carolina (12 years).

2. Florida ranked 323rd out of 351 Division I teams in free-throw accuracy last season.

3. Georgia hasn’t won an NCAA Tournament game since 2002.

5. Mississippi State has not played in the NCAA Tournament since firing Rick Stansbury as coach in 2012. In the previous 11 seasons, Stansbury led State to six NCAA Tournaments.

6. Kentucky is not the only team lacking a lot of experience. Tennessee and Texas A&M have only three upperclassmen on their rosters (two seniors, one junior in both cases).

7. Arkansas lost eight games by four points or fewer last season

8. LSU’s 2015-16 season, which began with great optimism thanks to Ben Simmons, ended with a 71-38 loss to Texas A&M.

9. In the last four years, the SEC has ranked no better than sixth in conference Ratings Percentage Index.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 10, 2016, 09:39:59 am
https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/796719413605101568

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67. Rick Stansbury at Western Kentucky

The former head coach at Mississippi State added three graduate transfers — Junior Lomomba (Providence), Que Johnson (Washington State), and Pancake Thomas (Hartford) — since being hired last March. Don’t be shocked if the Hilltoppers are a dangerous team during the Conference-USA Tournament next spring.

41. Kevin Stallings’ first season at Pitt

Jamie Dixon led Pitt to 11 NCAA Tournament appearances in 13 seasons and Stallings has an excellent chance to reach the field of 68 in 2017 as four starters return. The problem? The Panthers were still only picked to finish 12th in the ACC Preseason Poll.

35. Mike White

Many SEC coaches believe that White has the league’s second-best team and it will be interesting to see if Florida can return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014. One thing to remember: the Gators won’t play a true non-conference home game until mid-December due to renovations at the O’Connell Center.

36. Bud Walton Arena
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Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2016, 10:01:00 am
https://twitter.com/AntonioCMorales/status/796793347486732288

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OXFORD -  There’s no hesitation before Bob Huggins fires away on his old protege, Andy Kennedy.

“It’s hard to imagine him being the dean of anything,” Huggins said.

Kennedy has taken the Rebels from years of bursting NCAA Tournament bubbles (and the lows of a very public arrest) to a 2013 SEC Tournament title, two tourney appearances and the opening of a new basketball arena.

He’s a survivor, and Kennedy’s 11th season — the longest tenure of any SEC men’s basketball or football coach — begins Friday against UT-Martin (6 p.m., SEC Network+) at The Pavilion.

By the time this season ends, Kennedy will have faced 38 different SEC coaches.

“The one thing I did learn from Bob Huggins is don’t be soft, don’t be a whiner, don’t make excuses,” Kennedy said. “Go grind and do the best you can do. That’s really the reason I’m standing here 11 years later. I’m certainly not the smartest, the most innovative, but the one thing that has allowed me to stand the test of time is being stubborn and being persistent in my approach.”

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Persistence. That's the word that comes up a lot when people talk about Kennedy.

Kennedy said he read Rick Pitino’s book...

South Carolina coach Frank Martin was an assistant with Kennedy under Huggins at Cincinnati. During Martin’s first year with the Bearcats they were with a short rotation and about to face Louisville and were concerned about Jason Maxiell potentially falling into foul trouble. Kennedy pestered Huggins for days to practice zone defense, which Huggins just did not do at Cincinnati.

Maxiell picked up his third foul against the Cardinals with the Bearcats up 15, and Huggins relented to Kennedy’s suggestion. Except Louisville immediately knocked down three consecutive 3s against the zone.

“Hugs absolutely annihilated him on the sideline,” Martin said. “AK never flinched. He just kind of sat there staring into space, like why does this happen to me? But he looked at me and said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ But that’s who he is. People trust him. He could convince Hugs to play zone, something he just wouldn’t do during his time at Cincinnati.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2016, 08:01:09 am
Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_AJC Nov 11

11 of 14 SEC coaches have been to multiple NCAA Tournaments, 7 to a Sweet 16, 6 to an Elite Eight, 3 to Final Four:  https://t.co/CxIImcWbh0

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“This is a good league with good teams and good players,” Arkansas guard Dusty Hannahs said recently at SEC media day, looking rather annoyed at questions about a general lack of R-E-S-P-E-C-T for anybody not named Kentucky.

“It’s kind of like we’re all the pretty girl with the big winter coat on and no one looks at her until she takes her coat off,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said. “Well, you guys gotta take a hard look at us and say, ‘Hey, you know what? This league might be just as good as some of these other leagues.’ ”

Right now, no one is saying that.

SEC stacks up like this nationally: 3. Kentucky, 31. Florida, 37. Texas A&M, 54. Vanderbilt, 58. Georgia, 61. Arkansas, 62. Ole Miss, 68. Mississippi State, 77. South Carolina, 79. Auburn, 87. Alabama, 99. Tennessee, 104. LSU, 190. Missouri. That puts eight teams within striking distance of the NCAA Tournament.

COACHING CREDIBILITY

Thanks to a series of smart hires in recent years, 11 of the league’s 14 head coaches have NCAA Tournament experience. These guys have combined for 83 appearances: Tennessee’s Rick Barnes (22), Kentucky’s John Calipari (17), Mississippi State’s Ben Howland (10), Auburn’s Bruce Pearl (Eight), Arkansas’ Mike Anderson (7), Georgia’s Mark Fox (5), South Carolina’s Frank Martin (4), Texas A&M’s Billy Kennedy (3), LSU’s Johnny Jones (3), Ole Miss’ Andy Kennedy (2) and Vanderbilt’s Bryce Drew (2).

“I’m willing to put the coaching staffs that we have in this league up against anybody,” Martin said.

Barnes, Calipari and Howland have been to Final Fours. Anderson, Martin and Pearl have reached the Elite Eight. Billy Kennedy just took the Aggies to the Sweet 16. Even the three coaches who’ve not been dancing...
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Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2016, 08:16:01 am
 Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN Nov 11

Oregon's Dana Altman signed a seven-year contract totaling $18.45 million that will extend him through the... http://es.pn/2fkySv7
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Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2016, 09:41:00 am
https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/787014732968497153

Jody Demling ‏@jdemling 14h14 hours ago

Western Kentucky officially announces the signing of guard Josh Anderson, the No. 50 player in the '17 class.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2016, 07:04:00 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/799360594390421504

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ATHENS – The irony is not lost on either of them, that Hugh Durham would lead Georgia to its first and only NCAA Final Four appearance the year after he lost to the NBA the greatest player he ever coached, Dominique Wilkins.

“If I was there, we probably could have won the whole thing,” Wilkins says matter-of-factly.

For Durham, it represents a lifetime of achievement. While the bulk of this honor is certainly the result of an long and successful 17-year career as Georgia’s basketball coach, it is also a recognition for his accomplishments as a player at Florida State, where he still holds some records; as a coach at Florida State, where he made his first run to the Final Four and also a runner-up finish; and as a coach at Jacksonville, his third stop where he left as the school’s winningest coach.

All told, Durham posted 633 victories in 37 seasons (230 at FSU, 297 at UGA, 106 at JU). He remains the only coach in Division I history to lead two schools to their only Final Four appearance and one of only 12 to take two schools to the Final Four.
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Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2016, 07:27:37 am
https://twitter.com/GoodmanESPN/status/798705574431039489

oop$, insinuation
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Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2016, 10:32:31 am
https://twitter.com/joerexrode/status/798901481575510016

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Bryce Drew could have been Rick Byrd. Which means he could have been Homer Drew.

He could have stayed at Valparaiso his entire career, stitched into the same community for decades, winning at a high rate as a mid-major college basketball coach and getting in his shots at the big boys.

Rick Byrd could have been Bryce Drew. He could have moved on from Belmont, parlaying the consistent excellence of that program into a high-major job.

Would he still have ended up one of the most respected sports figures in this state and voices within the coaching profession? We’ll never know, just as we don’t know how this move to Vanderbilt will work out for Bryce Drew.

But Homer Drew, Bryce’s father and predecessor at Valpo, and 9,115 others got to see them go at it Wednesday night at Memorial Gym, in a sneaky-good November basketball game. In a state filled with quality men’s and women’s programs, here are two of this season’s best stories — Drew’s attempt to make a splash in his debut season at Vandy, Byrd’s push to return to the NCAA Tournament with his 31st team, for the eighth time in 12 years...
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Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2016, 07:29:41 am
https://twitter.com/FrankMartin_SC/status/802742434388180992
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Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2016, 06:58:51 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/803698244555509760
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Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2016, 11:42:10 am
https://twitter.com/SpiritBen/status/804177669701177344
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Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2016, 03:09:36 pm
https://twitter.com/KySportsRadio/status/805842144275681280

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Norman "Hanging" Chad writes the Couch Slouch column for the Washington Post, and this morning, he penned a piece in which he calls Rick Pitino the devil:

    Now, I am not an NCAA regulator and I have not seen the updated NCAA handbook, but my hunch is that sex with strippers falls under the category of “impermissible benefits.”

    Then again, when Pitino had sex on a table in a Louisville restaurant in 2003 with a woman other than his wife, it did not violate the morals clause of his contract, so who’s to say?
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Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2016, 07:49:49 am
 Joe Lunardi ‏@ESPNLunardi 16h16 hours ago

Winning percentage since 13-14: Villanova (.890), Wichita State (.852), Gonzaga (.847), Arizona (.831), Virginia (.828) and Kentucky (.821).
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Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2016, 09:27:06 am
Billy Gillispie says he is retiring, citing health concerns  (http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/2016/12/07/report-billy-gillispie-retires-effective-immediately/95119514)

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57-year-old Gillispie said in a text message to The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday that he's been battling high blood pressure since the summer. The former Texas A&M and Texas Tech coach said he is following the advice of doctors by leaving early in his second season at Ranger College, a junior college located around 90 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas.

Gillispie was a rising star in the coaching profession after quick rebuilding jobs at UTEP and A&M.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2016, 01:31:02 pm
 Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN 15h15 hours ago

Eddie Fogler also helped hire Donnie Tyndall at Southern Miss, Pat Chambers at Penn State, Ray Giacoletti at Drake.
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Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2016, 07:04:52 am
Happy birthday

 … To Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson. He turns 57 on Monday. (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article120160913.html)
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Post by: jbcarol on December 12, 2016, 10:22:39 am
https://twitter.com/AU_History/status/808023373523652608
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Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2016, 03:07:37 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/809069704887365633

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When Mark Fox agreed to come to Georgia in 2009 — accepting a position he considered his “dream” job — he didn’t completely realize what he was getting into.

It’s one thing to understand the challenges of taking over a scar-covered basketball program at a school with a football mindset. It’s quite another when the Georgia’s school’s president, then Michael Adams, gives you a cold slap of reality before the first practice.

“Our president at the time sat me down after I took the job and said, ‘This is going to take you over a decade,’” Fox said Tuesday. “And I looked at him (thinking), ‘Are you serious?’ He said, ‘This is going to take you 10 to 12 years.’ He said, ‘You’re just not going to be able to fix it that fast.’ We probably had deeper-seeded problems than maybe I understood at the time. That first trip we had guys who forget their shoes or their uniforms because they hadn’t been used to doing things and taking ownership of their own successes. That’s not to be critical of the previous staff, but you have to educate kids in every area of their life.”

This could/should be the best Bulldogs’ team during his eight-year tenure. It probably needs to be...
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Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2016, 08:53:01 am
Bruce Pearl, Auburn get revenge on former Auburn coach Cliff Ellis at Auburn Arena

https://twitter.com/Tomas_Verde/status/809621789814980608
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Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2016, 03:24:22 pm
https://twitter.com/mikecav20/status/809555443693527040

Left in '97 for Celtics.  Took UofL job in '01.

Hard to get good help.
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Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2017, 08:46:03 am
https://twitter.com/gordoszone/status/817374232199970817

Gordo: How attractive is the Mizzou basketball job?

Gordon says the university will have no problem attracting candidates to replace Kim Anderson because of factors such as geography, superior facilities and (until recently) a history of success.

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Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2017, 08:04:18 pm
ex-Bama coach Mark Gottfried's team:

Jeff Goodman ‏@GoodmanESPN 6h6 hours ago

Almost every NBA guy I have talked to about NC State says the same thing: Overall team just doesn't play hard. Certainly clear today.

UNC just blasted NC State by 51. 2nd-largest point differential in series history. North Carolina beat NC State in 1920-21 season, 62-10.


The make-up game
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Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2017, 09:13:41 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/819384734996373504

Josh Ward ‏@Josh_Ward 13h13 hours ago

South Carolina coach Frank Martin in postgame press conference: "We just made this a prehistoric game today. It was unbelievable."
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Post by: jbcarol on January 16, 2017, 09:17:58 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/820842498377580544

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When the 2017 McDonald’s All-American teams were announced Sunday night, the Wildcats had four, bringing Calipari’s total to 29 since 2009 and Kentucky’s all-time tally to 61.

Point guard Quade Green, small forward Jarred Vanderbilt, power forward P.J. Washington and center Nick Richards all made the East team for the McDonald’s game.

UK McD’s ALL-AMERICANS (CALIPARI ERA)

2017 (4) – Quade Green, Jarred Vanderbilt, P.J. Washington, Nick Richards

2016 (4) – Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox, Bam Adebayo, Sacha Killeya-Jones

2015 (1) – Isaiah Briscoe

2014 (4) – Karl-Anthony Towns, Trey Lyles, Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker

2013 (6) – Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Julius Randle, James Young, Dakari Johnson, Marcus Lee

2012 (2) – Alex Poythress, Archie Goodwin

2011 (4) – Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, Kyle Wiltjer

2010 (3) – Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb

2009 (1) – DeMarcus Cousins

* Kentucky signees Hamidou Diallo (2016), Wenyen Gabriel (2016), Jamal Murray (2015), Skal Labissiere (2015), Nerlens Noel (2012), Enes Kanter (2010), John Wall (2009), Eric Bledsoe (2009) and Daniel Orton (2009) were all 5-star recruits, too, but were either not eligible for or not chosen to play in the McDonald’s game.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2017, 08:15:24 am
https://twitter.com/WesleySinor/status/821930051868459012

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Call Bruce Pearl Mr. 500.

Auburn's men's basketball coach grabbed his milestone 500th career victory Wednesday night as his team took down visiting LSU, 78-74.

It was a much-needed victory for Auburn, which improved to 12-6 overall and 2-4 in SEC play with rival Alabama up next on the schedule. LSU dropped to 9-8, 1-4.

Following the game Auburn had a special presentation for Pearl as his players donned T-shirts that commemorated his win.

"I'm obviously grateful," Pearl said. "My daughter came in from Atlanta, I had some friends come in from Evansville that were dear friends of mine when I was at Southern Indiana. I think your family and everybody else kind of makes a bigger deal about this."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2017, 06:31:39 pm
Buzz Peterson ‏@BuzzPeterson Jan 21

Congrats to one of my former players (Ron Slay) on being named SEC Legend. Not sure I had a player play the game with so much HEART.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2017, 07:28:55 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/824481026575589376

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Fox blamed himself for not getting his team ready to play. He did not blame himself for a first-half ejection, which appeared to be the culmination of a couple weeks of frustration with officiating.

Fox was ejected with 1:59 left in the first half of Georgia’s 80-60 home loss to Alabama. It was an eight-point game when Georgia’s Jordan Harris was called for a carry, leading Fox to get so upset he received two quick technicals and was booted.

But even though the lead soon grew to 14, and his team never got back in it, Fox did not back down afterwards.

“I have no regrets for what happened,” Fox said. “I have no regrets for what happened. We were not playing nearly in a way that we were going to have success. Did I think it was going to ignite our team? No.”

Fox was asked if this was the culmination of what happened at the end of recent losses at Florida (when Georgia was upset with foul calls) and Texas A&M (when a clock malfunction led to a stunning loss).

“You know, obviously can’t comment about those two games,” Fox said, adding: “So yeah …. perhaps.”

Then Fox was asked if specifically his issue was whether Harris should have been called for the carry, or whether Alabama guard Corban Collins had also been carrying the ball and it had not been called.

Fox smiled and hesitated a few moments.

“Again, I cannot comment on that situation,” Fox said.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey was at the game. He sat on press row, but left that seat before halftime. It wasn’t clear where he went following that.

Corban carried Tide to victory
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2017, 06:03:18 pm
Not Jerry Tipton ‏@NotJerryTipton 7h7 hours ago

Not Jerry Tipton Retweeted tbg37

At UK, John Calipari has a higher winning percentage against Louisville than he does against the SEC. So according to math, the SEC >>> UofL


https://twitter.com/tbg37/status/825001928673390592
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Rupp Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2017, 06:12:30 pm
https://twitter.com/KyleTucker_AJC/status/825052671765803010
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2017, 06:04:39 am
https://twitter.com/KyleTucker_AJC/status/825525644356362242
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2017, 07:13:30 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/827494619118239744

He's a complicated man. Know one understands him but his woman.

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The trailer for ESPN’s upcoming “30 for 30” documentary on Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari came out Thursday night, and it’s all kinds of intriguing. The one-minute teaser ends with Calipari saying, “You’re gonna hate me, because I come to your town and we beat your team.”

You’ll have to wait until April 13 to see that, but you can get a better idea of why some people really do hate Calipari –

“He was young, in his early 30s, trying very, very hard to get the (Massachusetts) program going and his career going. He needed all the media he could get,” said Yahoo Sports columnist Dan Wetzel, who was a student reporter at UMass in the early 1990s when Calipari first found fame. “I thought pretty early on he’d be a star. It’s pretty obvious the first time you meet him. He’s a very charismatic guy, high-energy, big-thinking, all of those things.”

He had to be to get anyone to care about college sports in the Northeast, where professional teams dominate headlines and ticket sales.

“It was a complete afterthought that they had a team, let alone that they would get good, be No. 1 in the country and end up in the Final Four,” Wetzel said. “He needed to get fans and he wanted to get attention. He didn’t care how. He wanted a feud with Boston College. He wanted a feud with Jim Calhoun at UConn. He wanted a feud with John Chaney at Temple. He would push and push and push. He would poke the bear.

“He would create, ‘Look at me, look at me, look at me,’ and then people looked at him, and it worked.”

Calipari cashed in on his unthinkable success at UMass and moved on, briefly to the NBA. When he was fired by the New Jersey Nets, he wasted no time building another unlikely powerhouse at Memphis. The Tigers came within seconds of winning a national championship and produced the first of Calipari’s four No. 1 overall draft picks, Derrick Rose.

CBS Sports columnist Gary Parrish covered Calipari’s first four seasons at Memphis for the local newspaper and got to know him well enough that the coach often granted him post-practice interviews while he showered.

"...Even when he’s full of it, he’s convincing. It should be no surprise to anybody that if you get him in a room with a 17-year-old and that 17-year-old’s mother, he blows them away.”

That’s one reason some people hate Calipari. They think he’s too slick. Parrish thinks that’s hogwash.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2017, 10:58:40 am
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/827350434666967040
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2017, 05:54:04 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/827692881423040516

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wenty years have come and gone since South Carolina basketball finished a season on top of the SEC standings.

Now, the Gamecocks are in the hunt, sitting at 8-1 halfway through the conference slate. Eddie Fogler, the coach of that 1997 SEC championship team, says he sees some similarities between the team Frank Martin has this season and the one he had that won the conference.

“I see toughness. I see grit. I see great coaching. I see a commitment to the defensive end of the court,” Fogler said. “That’s a great formula for success.”

South Carolina finished the 1997 season with a 24-8 overall record and a 15-1 record in the conference. This weekend, that team is being honored during Legends Weekend on the 20th anniversary of their achievement.

1997 Gamecocks clinched their title on March 2 with a win at Kentucky. The 2016-17 Gamecocks came up short in their attempt to win at Kentucky, falling by 16.

Former USC coach, who was at the helm from 1993-2001, remains close to the program.

“First of all, Frank Martin is a great coach,” Fogler said. “To take the group that he has right now and to have them in the position they are in with a lot of games to go, is truly remarkable. It’s fun to watch a team that plays the game the right way and guards as well as anybody in the country, plays unselfishly and knows what good shots are. It’s fun to watch. Great effort every day. I go to one practice a week and they bring it every practice. Frank brings it every day to the court. There’s no days off.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2017, 10:44:45 pm
Matthew Stevens ‏@matthewcstevens 14m14 minutes ago

Bruce Pearl is now 1 of 4 coaches in Auburn history to get a season sweep vs. Alabama. Pearl, Ellis, Smith & Eaves.

Pearl now joins a Auburn club w/ the all-time wins leader, the last guy to win a SEC title and a guy who had his name on its previous arena
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2017, 07:12:00 am
Adam Zagoria ‏@AdamZagoria 10h10 hours ago

No. 24 Florida blows out No. 8 Kentucky, 88-66. Largest margin of victory for Florida in a win over UK.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2017, 06:53:45 am
Bama's game at South Carolina will be the 10th time the Crimson Tide have faced a ranked team under head coach Avery Johnson. They are 4-5 in those games. (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/alabama-basketball-south-carolina-time-tv-channel-watch-online)

Bama went 3-28 against ranked teams during Anthony Grant's tenure.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2017, 07:14:11 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/828728066843226113

https://twitter.com/johnP_hayes/status/828721061323747329

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Florida’s situation was far more stable when Donovan left than when he came in, which probably made it easier for White to step in and have immediate success.

When Donovan took over, Florida had five NCAA Tournament appearances and one Final Four in program history. NCAA sanctions weren’t very far in the past either. But under Donovan’s coaching, the Gators made 14 more tournaments and four more Final Fours. He created an environment for White that was much more favorable by comparison.

Still, it bodes well for White and the Gators that he’s been able to maintain some of that success after taking over for the best coach in program history.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2017, 07:19:43 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/829403185903198212

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The first quadruple overtime game of the college basketball season ended with Alabama getting its first road win over a ranked team since 2004.

Crimson Tide blew a 17-point lead during regulation and later battled back from a seven-point deficit late in overtime No. 2 before eventually pulling out a 90-86 win over No. 19 South Carolina in overtime No. 4.

Alabama (14-9, 7-4 SEC) ended the game on a 6-0 run after South Carolina (19-5, 9-2) took an 86-84 lead with 3:25 remaining in the fourth overtime.

Avery Johnson Jr. scored a game- and career-high 23 points.

Coach Johnson is 5-5 against ranked teams at Bama.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2017, 07:23:47 am
Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_AJC 10h10 hours ago

Recorded Episode 5 of Everybody's Superpod tonight. Great talk with former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson. On 1990s Cats-Hogs and SEC hoops


Will post as soon as it is available for public consumption
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2017, 02:42:02 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/830114051506180096
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 11, 2017, 10:59:13 pm
David Cloninger ‏@DCTheState 2h2 hours ago

That is just USC's fifth winning SEC season in 26 years. Second time USC has done it back-to-back. Gamecocks remain tied for first place.

Frank Martin and Eddie Fogler are the only two coaches in USC history to have two winning SEC seasons.
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 15, 2017, 08:51:54 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/831873224795369472

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Mark Gottfried might be on his way out as head basketball coach at North Carolina State.

The former Alabama player and coach is the midst of a second straight subpar season with the Wolfpack, who are 14-12 overall and 3-10 in ACC play heading into Wednesday's game against North Carolina. Gottfried reached the NCAA tournament in each of his first four seasons at N.C. State, but is on the verge of missing postseason play for the second straight year barring a late surge.

This week, several reports surfarced that N.C. State was at least exploring the idea of removing Gottfried at season's end. Late Monday, Raleigh TV station WTDV reported that the decision to fire Gottfried had already been made.

The Sporting News reported Tuesday that N.C. State officials had begun reaching out to other coaches to replace Gottfried.

"Mark Gottfried remains our head coach and we are all focused on our next opponent," N.C. State associate athletic director Fred Demarest said in a statement released by the school. "To suggest we have reached out to any other coach is both incorrect and blatantly irresponsible."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 16, 2017, 08:16:30 am
Missouri

Mizzou hired Cuonzo Martin, 45 to replace Kim Anderson for a reported $21 million over seven years. The East St. Louis native was coach at Missouri State for three seasons where his teams were 26-28 in the MVC and made the NIT second round in his last season. He has won a battle with cancer.  This hire makes "Martin" and "Kennedy" the most common last names of SEC men's basketball coaches replacing "Anderson" in that elite group.

Martin was hired by Tennessee to replace Bruce Pearl. His teams went 32-20 in three seasons including leading the Vols to the Sweet 16 in 2014.  He was replaced by Donnie Tyndall. 

Martin led the Cal Bears also for three seasons. His teams went 28-24 in the Pac-12. His 2016 team made the NCAA-T and his 2017 team slept walked through their NIT game as if they knew they were losing a coach.

Cuonzo Martin has more previous D-1 head coaching wins than anyone who has taken Mizzou job. Norm Stewart had 97, Mike Anderson 89, Frank Haith 129, and Q Snyder & K Anderson zero apiece.

Martin has also led teams to the NCAA Tournament twice in his nine seasons as a head coach.

Mizzou hired former player and assistant Kim Anderson (born May 12, 1955 in Sedalia). At 6-7, Anderson matched Andy Kennedy as tallest coach in the SEC in '14-15. Anderson played 21 games for the Trail Blazers during the '78-79 season. After a pro playing career in Europe, Anderson was an assistant to Norm Stewart from '82-85 and '91-99, working at Baylor in the interim. After a break from coaching, Anderson became head coach at Central Missouri, winning the DII National Championship in 2014.

Anderson's teams were 8-46 in SEC play over three seasons. Sanctions hanging over from the Frank Haith era included Mizzou missing the 2016 SEC Tournament. In 2017, Missouri went 2-7 vs. NCAA Tournament teams with wins over Arkansas and Vandy. A win over Auburn in the SEC Tournament's Wednesday game provided a last feel good moment.

2017 Missouri’s eight wins and .250 winning percentage are the program’s worst figures since 1966-67. Missouri finished the season shooting 30.4 % from 3-point range, the worst single-season shooting % in team history. They lost 35 consecutive true road games which is currently an active streak.

In 2011 Miami Coach Frank Haith, 47, took over for Mike Anderson who had taken the Tigers to the Elite Eight and the second round of the NCAA tournament after turning around the program following the Quin Snyder error.

Haith coached Mizzou to a 14-4 mark in the Big 12 but dropped their NCAA opener to Norfolk State. Haith's first SEC season ended tied for fifth at 11-7. Mizzou lost their NCAA opener.  Haith had been subject to a prolonged and bitter NCAA investigation tied to his time at Miami. He seemed to catch a break in 2013 when the NCAA acknowledged wrongdoing in their handling of the case.  Haith was suspended for a few games at the start of the '13-14 season in which Mizzou finished tied for sixth in the SEC and were able to advance to the NIT second round.  Haith left Mizzou for Tulsa after not receiving a contract extension. Haith was noted for heavy reliance on transfer players.

Frank Haith was 20-16 (55.6% or 10-8 on average) in SEC regular season play.
Title: Kentucky basketball ranked No. 1 men’s program of all time by AP
Post by: jbcarol on March 29, 2017, 11:53:09 am
https://twitter.com/AP_Top25/status/847118306591068161

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To determine the all-time Top 100, the AP formula counted poll appearances (one point each) to mark consistency and No. 1 rankings (two points each) to acknowledge elite programs. Keep in mind that AP doesn’t release a poll after the NCAA Tournament, so eventual national champions are not factored into these rankings.

27    Florida    306
29    Missouri    300
30    Alabama    297
31    Arkansas    289

38    Tennessee    243

46    Vanderbilt    204
47    LSU            198

58    Miss State    140

62    S Carolina    135

75    T A&M    105

80    Auburn    90

92    Georgia    66

100    Mississippi    49
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2017, 10:44:10 am
LSU

Will Wade, 34, was hired from VCU as LSU's coach replacing Johnny Jones. Wade's first head coaching job was with UT-Chattanooga for two seasons before being hired at Virginia Commonwealth in 2015 replacing Shaka Smart.  Wade's '16 team made the NCAA round of 32 and the '17 team also made the tournament despite not winning the A-10. VCU became one of only eight schools to make the NCAA Tournament six seasons in a row.

Johnny Jones, a former player for Dale Brown's 1981 Final Four team, followed Johnson after an 11-year run at North Texas where he won 50.8% of his conference games and he made the NCAA-T twice. Jones first LSU team in '13 went 9-9 in the regular season finishing 9th in league. His third team was 11-7 in the SEC and made the NCAA tournament.  LSU recruited the nation's number one player Ben Simmons who not only went onto becoming the NBA's number one pick, he also became the first number one pick in nearly 40 years to not play in the NCAA tournament. Jones received criticism for passing up opportunities for post season play which was Simmons' choice.

Squarely on the hot seat, Jones' '15-16 team went (10-21, 2-16 SEC). His last season tilted his overall SEC record to 42-48 (prorated to 8.4-9.6).

Trent Johnson completed four seasons at LSU. His first LSU team won the SEC regular season championship going 13-3. His overall record was 27-8 and LSU advanced to the NCAA second round. Johnson suffered two tough seasons in '10 and '11 and after a 7-9 run in '12 wrapped up at LSU with a 25-39 (39.1%) or 6.2 - 9.8 prorated regular season conference record.  The '12 team was one and done in the NIT. Johnson went to TCU where his '13 team was 1-16 in conference.

Butch Pierre was 5-4 as an interim replacing ASU Coach John Brady mid-season in '08.

John Brady coached LSU for 10.5 seasons in a feast or famine type of run.  Brady finished sixth in the SEC-W five times.  This included three of his first four seasons and his last two seasons. Brady's teams earned first round SEC-T byes in five other seasons.

Brady's 2006 team reached the NCAA-T Final Four. This was LSU's fourth Final Four appearance ever but their only one during the SEC Expansion Era to-date. Brady also reached the NCAA-T Sweet 16 in his third season. Brady's teams reached the NCAA-T four times and the NIT two times.

Brady's SEC conference regular season record was 74-93 (44.3%) prorated to 7-9 as an average season. Brady's 2000 team shared the SEC regular season title with an overall 28-6 record (12-4 SEC). His Final Four team finished 27-9 (14-2 SEC) and was outright SEC regular season champs.

Dale Brown had the second longest SEC Basketball coaching tenure ever.  Brown coached from 1972 to 1997. Coach Brown first made the post season in his seventh season at LSU. Brown then made the post season 15 consecutive years. His teams failed to make the post season his last four years. Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T ten consecutive seasons.

Coach Brown's teams made the NCAA-T Sweet 16 five times, the Elite 8 four times, and the Final Four twice. LSU won the SEC regular season championship outright in '79, '81 and '85 and shared the title in '91. LSU won the SEC Tourney in 1980, the second year of the revived tournament. Coach Brown's best record was with his '81 team which went 31-5 (17-1 SEC).

Brown's SEC regular season record was 238-200 (54.3%) or 8.7-7.3 prorated. His latter seasons after SEC Expansion were some of his tougher seasons. Coach Brown went 39-57 (40.6%) in six seasons prorating to 6.5-9.5.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2017, 10:48:12 am
Number of Teams the SEC placed in the Mens NCAA-T from 1992 Tourney to present with seeds in parentheses:

2017 [5]: Kentucky (2), Florida (4), South Carolina (7), Arkansas (Eight), Vandy (9)

2016 [3]: A&M (3), Kentucky (4), Vandy (11)

2015 [5]: Kentucky (1-overall), Arkansas (5), LSU (9), Georgia (10), Ole Miss (11)

2014 [3]: Florida (1-overall), Kentucky (Eight), Tennessee (11)

2013 [3]: Florida (3), Mizzou (9), Ole Miss (12)

2012 [4]: UK (1-overall), VU (5), UF (7), Bama (9)

2011 [5]: UF (2), UK (4), VU (5), UT (9), UG (10)

2010 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (4), UT (6), UF (10)

2009 [3]: LSU (Eight), UT (9), MSSt (13)

2008 [6]: UT(2), VU(4), Hogs(Eight), MSt(Eight), UK(11), UGa(14)

2007 [5]: UF(1), UT(5), VU(6), UK (Eight), Hogs (12)

2006 [6]: UT(2), UF(3), LSU(4), Hogs(Eight) ,UK(Eight), Bama(10)

2005 [5]: UK(2), UF(4), Bama (5), LSU (6), MSt (9)

2004 [6]: UK(1-overall), MSt(2), UF(5), VU(6), Bama(Eight), SC(10)

2003 [6]: UK(1), UF(2), MSt(5), LSU(Eight), Bama(10), AU(10)

2002 [6]: Bama(2), UG(3), MSt(3), UK(4), UF(5), OM(9)

2001 [6]: UK(2), OM(3), UF(3), Hogs(7), UG(Eight), UT(Eight)

2000 [6]: LSU(4), UT(4), UF(5), UK(5), AU(7), Hogs(11)
 
1999 [6]: AU(1), UK(3), Hogs(4), UT(4), UF(6), OM(9)

1998 [5]: UK (2), SC (3), OM (4), Hogs (6), Vols (Eight)

1997 [5]: UK (1), SC (2), UGa (3), OM (Eight), VU (10)

1996 [4]: UK (1), State (5), UGa (Eight), Hogs (12)

1995 [5]: UK (1), Hogs (2), State (5), Bama (5), UF (10)

1994 [4]: Hogs (1), UK (3), UF (3), Bama (9)

1993 [4]: UK (1), Vandy (3), Hogs (4), LSU (11)

1992 [4]: UK (2), Hogs (3), Bama (5), LSU (7)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2017, 01:06:44 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/849406882347462656
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2017, 12:03:27 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/851511405492686849

Ray Tanner will present the contracts to the South Carolina Board of Trustees at its next scheduled meeting on April 21, according to thestate.com.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 13, 2017, 07:09:50 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/852644039627354112

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7. Mike Anderson, Arkansas

Career record: 328-172 (128-74)

Tourney appearances: 8 (2 at Arkansas)

2. Frank Martin, South Carolina

Career record: 213-128 (96-74 at South Carolina)

Tourney appearances: 5 (1 at South Carolina)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 20, 2017, 09:04:15 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/854778360211406850
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 24, 2017, 07:39:23 am
NCAA Tournament Record for Current SEC Coaches at SEC Schools:

John Calipari    Kentucky    26-6
Bruce Pearl    Tennessee**   8-6
Frank Martin South Carolina 4-1
Mike White      Florida         3-1
Cuonzo Martin Tennessee*  3-1
Billy Kennedy  A&M             2-1
Mike Anderson Arkansas     2-2
Andy Kennedy Ole Miss       2-2
Mark Fox        Georgia        0-2
Bryce Drew     Vandy          0-1

*   Cuonzo Martin is currently at Mizzou
** Bruce Pearl is currently at Auburn
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2017, 09:13:05 am
https://twitter.com/MurrayRGJ/status/857357794315337728

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Throughout last season, Eric Musselman and Johnny Jones kept constant correspondence through text.

Musselman was going through a historic season at Nevada and Jones was grinding through a rough campaign at LSU. They lobbed messages back and forth, some meant to uplift and others to congratulate.

After the season was completed, Musselman was greeted with a contract extension and Jones a pink slip. Instead of simply texting after the year ended, the quick friends – Jones hired Musselman at LSU in 2014 – turned to phone calls, with Jones reaching out first.

“I knew he had some movement on his staff and instead of texting I actually called a couple of times and I didn’t ask him about a job, but I wanted to make sure he knew I was out there,” Jones said with a smile.  ;)

After being fired from LSU, Jones didn’t need to work. The Tigers own him $800,000 over the next two seasons and the 56-year-old coach figured he’d just try to get into television so he could travel and visit some other programs while staying attached to the game that has employed him for three-plus decades. But the chance to join Musselman, who quickly became a kindred spirit at LSU, was too intriguing.

“When this opportunity presented itself, I really jumped at it,” said Jones, who last week was named Nevada’s associate head coach. “I was overly excited to have the opportunity. The eight or nine months we spent together, I knew he was a basketball junkie. He had a tremendous passion about the game, was a really good family guy and there was a certain connection we had that our team benefited from.”

While roughly the same age, Musselman and Jones never crossed paths until 2014. However, Musselman knew David Patrick, an assistant on Jones’ LSU staff. When a position on Jones’ bench opened in 2014, Patrick recommended he call Musselman, who had spent the previous two seasons at Arizona State.

“In the initial call Johnny said, ‘Just come check it out. Just get on the plane and meet us?’” Musselman said. “I flew down and met him, I came back and I felt really good about him.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 01, 2017, 11:36:25 am
https://twitter.com/CoachJohnnyJ12/status/858709061033799681
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2017, 08:25:00 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/859379848908873728

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Alabama associate men’s basketball coach Bob Simon will not be asked to return for the 2017-18 season. Simon leaves Alabama after two seasons under Avery Johnson. His departure is unlikely to slow the recruiting efforts led by assistant Antoine Pettway, and may should clear the way for John Pelphrey to become the lone associate head coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 12, 2017, 07:53:53 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/862757269108383746

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Kevin Stallings spent 17 seasons in charge of the Vanderbilt Commodores basketball program, building an 332-220 record and seven trips to the NCAA Tournament. He resigned in 2016 after a run of four disappointing seasons and accepted the job at Pitt.

During the 2015-16 season, Stallings received a base salary of $2,020,368 and also was compensated with $174,595 in bonuses and other earnings that put his yearly pay from Vanderbilt at nearly $2.3 million.

Stallings is the current leader in wins as a Commodores basketball coach, taking the job in 1999 after a successful stint at Illinois State. He led the Redbirds to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances before departing for Nashville.

Since Vanderbilt is a private institution, the coaches salaries are not readily available...

Stallings’ first season at Pittsburgh, the Panthers were 16-17, including 4-14 in the ACC.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 12, 2017, 08:44:49 am
https://twitter.com/KoryKeys/status/862310746788646914
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 21, 2017, 07:58:48 am
 Matt Jones‏ @KySportsRadio 21h21 hours ago

Billy Gillispie comes out of retirement
http://kentuckysportsradio.com/basketball-2/billy-gillispie-has-returned-to-ranger-college-no-longer-retired-from-coaching/ …

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Billy Gillispie will return to the sidelines as Ranger College’s head coach.

In December of 2016 Gillispie announced he was retiring, citing health issues related to high blood pressure that must be immediately addressed or, “irreversible, bad things were very likely to happen.”    Apparently, those health problems have been addressed and he is good to go.

Gillispie was spotted at a signing ceremony in Springfield, Illinois yesterday for a future Ranger College basketball player.  He confirmed to the The State Journal-Register that his health has improved and he will coach the junior college next fall.

“That’s the intention,” Gillespie said of coaching in the 2017-18 school year. “I had, unfortunately, I had some high blood pressure issues in December so they thought it was a lot worse than it actually ended up being. I’ve got it under control now.

“And the other thing: I’d rather die on the sideline than not be coaching, but no, that’s not going to be happening anytime soon, either, I don’t think. But everything is great with the health and I am definitely looking forward to coaching again.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 24, 2017, 04:32:56 pm
 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 4h4 hours ago

Rick Stansbury has Mitchell Robinson (ESPN, No. 10) & Josh Anderson (77). Now may land Tremont Waters (32). Bowling Green must be NICE.
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Desegregration Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2017, 09:29:06 am
Frank Deford, sports writer and commentator, dies at 78 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/frank-deford-who-wrote-about-sports-with-style-and-insight-dies-at-78/2017/05/29/02c5331c-448e-11e7-bcde-624ad94170ab_story.html)

From June 1965:

https://www.si.com/vault/1965/06/14/608796/the-negro-athlete-is-invited-home
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2017, 03:53:14 pm
 Kevin Brockway‏ @gatorhoops 3h3 hours ago

Former #Gator and current OKC Thunder coach Billy Donovan turns 52 today.


CFKATK can now qualify for discount fares
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 31, 2017, 07:10:18 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/869887363631198208

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“I think maybe what I said a year ago is we know there’s another level,” said Fox, who is preparing to entering his ninth year at Georgia, with no victories in the NCAA tournament to show for it yet. “Now that we have a healthy team we know there’s another level to get to. I never put a timetable on how long it would take to take that step.

“Everybody wants that to happen yesterday. Not tomorrow. And we’re the same way as coaches. And we’re probably more driven – no we’re more driven inside our program than any outside opinion. And I appreciate the fact that now we have interest. I think that’s great.”

Fox’s performance has been a source of debate and angst this year, as the Bulldogs endured a disappointing season, failing to reach the NCAA tournament for a second straight year. The Bulldogs have made it twice in Fox’s tenure, most recently in 2015.

The successes of his tenure are evident, if overlooked: Winning overall and SEC records, at least 19 wins in four straight seasons, five straight seasons of at least a .500 record in SEC play. This after Fox inherited a losing team.

“I remember my first Bulldog Club event, nobody asked a question,” Fox said. “I was taken aback. I thought, we have a long way to go. Now we have interest, which is very healthy.”

But consistency has not led to larger success, or breakthrough victories. So the interest has been critical – especially in the face of success at another SEC program.

South Carolina, which hadn’t won even a single NCAA tournament game since 1973, made the Final Four this year. Frank Martin, the coach who led the Gamecocks to that breakthrough, came forcefully to Fox’s defense this week. He pointed specifically, as rival coaches usually do, to Fox’s coaching acumen.

“Georgia’s as well-coached a team as I’ve played in my five years in the SEC,” Martin said. “We can get people out of character. We’ve never been able to get Georgia out of character.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 01, 2017, 07:25:28 pm
http://www.sportsradiownml.com/2017/06/01/arkansas-hoops-coach-mike-anderson-1-on-1-with-jimmy-hyams/
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2017, 05:25:30 pm
https://twitter.com/sportstalksc/status/871809961755643904
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 10, 2017, 06:00:10 am
 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 14h14 hours ago

Chris Holtmann's story so improbable. Left D-1 head gig at Gardner Webb to become Butler asst. Interim, permanent. 3 NCAAs. Now at Ohio St.

Billy Kennedy, like Holtmann, left head D-1 job for assistant and it worked out in long run. Who else am I missing that has done that?
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Ten School Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2017, 09:41:52 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/875324795713466368

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The entirety of Alabama’s campus and sporting identity is dedicated to celebrating its proud history across all sports. But one coach — possibly the most influential of them all — goes largely unrecognized on campus.

C.M. Newton was Alabama’s basketball coach from 1968-80, during which time he built Alabama into a national contender, won three straight SEC titles and came within a few free throws from beating the undefeated Indiana team in 1977.

He went on to serve as Vanderbilt’s coach, Kentucky’s athletic director and the director of USA Basketball. It was under Newton’s leadership that The Dream Team came into being.

He also helped break the color barrier at Alabama, recruiting Wendell Hudson to play basketball for him in 1969, years before the football team was integrated. For 50 years, Newton worked in the SEC and remade much of it in his likeness.

For this, and much more, he is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, and now, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame.

And yet, on campus, to students, he is nearly unknown. While Patterson, Bear Bryant, Nick Saban, Frank Thomas, Gene Stallings and Wallace Wade adorn monuments, Newton’s name adorns one meeting room in the front of Coleman Coliseum — a nice room, with two TVs and a nice place for a buffet, but that’s it. His legacy of groundbreaking open-mindedness, hard work, loyalty and bravery in the face of vitriol is underappreciated by the Alabama powers that be. AD Greg Byrne, president Stuart Bell and the trustees should change that as soon as possible.

The football field in UK's former Commonwealth Stadium is CM Newton Field. [The baseball stadium is Cliff Hagan Stadium. At last check the track is not named for Dwight Anderson nor John Wall.]
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2017, 10:50:34 am
https://twitter.com/YahooForde/status/875344534460301314

https://twitter.com/YahooForde/status/875368808663404544

CM Newton hired Pitino at Kentucky to help get them out of a mess.  That was before 9/11 and the death of Ted Kennedy.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2017, 03:56:25 pm
https://twitter.com/ericcrawford/status/875418496976527360

https://twitter.com/JasonRileyWDRB/status/875444140200271873
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2017, 02:50:57 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/875749409627222017

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White's new deal is for six years and $16.3 million, an average of $2.71 million per season. He is now under contract through 2023.

40-year-old White is 48-24 in two seasons at Florida, with an NCAA Elite Eight appearance this past season. He was previously earning $1.9 million per season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2017, 07:18:02 am
Story: Rick Pitino’s defiance is making things worse for UofL (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/mark-story/article156764154.html)

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If the head coach did not know about almost four years worth of exotic dancers and escorts servicing recruits and doing so mostly in the Louisville men’s basketball dormitory, well, the failure in monitoring the program was fairly catastrophic.

Pitino would have been far better served in the court of public opinion — and perhaps before the NCAA — had he said “what happened here should never have happened and, as the person in charge of the program, I am willing to accept an appropriate personal punishment because it happened on my watch.”

Instead, Pitino portrayed himself as a victim of McGee — rather than as the failed supervisor of his former point guard —

That stance did not play well nationally. More importantly, the Committee on Infractions was not buying it. “The head coach failed to meet his responsibility to monitor the former operations director, and is therefore responsible for his actions...”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2017, 10:25:03 am
Rick Pitino's letter to "Friends of the Ville"

 June 21, 2017

Dear Friends of the Ville

I am writing to you as close supporters and Friends of the Ville members. You are special to me and I realize you have endured a lot over the last two years. When the news first came out in 2015, it sunk my emotions to the lowest point anyone could possibly imagine. I write this letter to tell you and encourage you to keep your spirits high.

First and foremost, I believe that the truth will prevail and justice will be served. We hired Chuck Smrt to guide us through this process. As an ex‐NCAA enforcement staff member, Chuck directed us on what to do immediately based on the findings of the NCAA enforcement staff and we did exactly what he directed. We took away a chance to possibly go to a Final Four and win a National Championship. We were ranked 11
that the time with an experienced team, and imposed scholarship reductions and limited recruiting contacts. Based on the nature of what one of our ex‐employees did, the committee penalized us beyond reason for the charges that were presented against us.

Let me clear up the following and leave no doubt that this is the truth and the only truth:
 
Billy Minardi Hall was built in memory of my best friend and brother‐in‐law who I lost on 9/11. If I knew of anything that was going on there that would dishonor his name, that person wouldn’t be able to get out of town fast enough.
 
I was told during the process that I didn’t ask pointed questions. Well what does that mean exactly? I asked our staff if the recruits enjoyed themselves. What did they do? How did they like everything? I then met with their families for breakfast and asked the same questions. No, I did not ask the staff if they saw any strippers last night. I can assure you that if I asked Andre any difficult question, he would have lied to my face to avoid immediate termination.

For background, I was coaching the Puerto Rican National team in Mexico when reports of the book first broke. I tried calling Andre to see if this was true. He wouldn’t answer. I then called Kareem Richardson, my ex‐assistant and Andre’s boss. I asked Kareem to get Andre on the phone with him (Kareem was the Head Coach of UMKC and Andre was his assistant). I got right to the point: Did you have non‐students in our dorm? His response was a girl that he was dating brought one of her daughters and her friends and they listened to music with the guys. I then asked who is this woman you are dating? He said he met her at a convention. I then asked what does she do? His response after months of reflection was absurd. He said she is a party planner. I exploded on the phone, I said you brought girls into a dorm to listen to music because you were dating a party planner? Mike Balado was sitting next to me, I was yelling so loud that I started to feel sick. I hung up and he swore to me that nothing improper happened and that they were just listening to music. I called back and asked Kareem did he believe him? His response was “why would he lie, the truth will come out.” I then spoke to Kenny Klein and he told me that the reports within the book did not say they were just listening to music.

I bring this story up because that was a phone call where I was 1500 miles away. Did the NCAA enforcement staff believe that Andre would ever tell me the truth if we were face to face? Absolutely not. He would have lied and lie some more. He knew how much that dorm meant to me. He knew how sickened I would be by his actions. Bernie Madoff fooled the smartest people on Wall Street, SEC, family, brokers and major hedge funds. There are no questions that I asked to even give me a small clue to what was going on. Security employees, managers, assistant coaches, fellow students and most importantly, Billy Minardi’s children, and my nephews, all lived in that dorm. They were all questioned by me, and not one had any suspicion of any inappropriate activities going on in that dormitory.

I am not concerned about the outside world and what they think. My players, coaches and employees who have worked with me for years know how I am with rules and total compliance to the NCAA. I write this to our fans to keep your heads high and believe that the appeals committee will get it right and our values will continue to instill the right things in our student athletes.

Over twelve years ago, I hurt my wife and family by doing some improper things. I paid a heavy price with them and The Lord. We, as a family, are closer today than ever before and my faith is stronger than at any point in my life. I’m in this game for one reason, and only for one reason: to teach young men how to reach their potential on and off the court.

You, our loyal Louisville family, can rest assured we believe in doing the right thing and doing things that are important in the eyes of God.

Rick Pitino


"Friends of the Ville" support the Louisville basketball program and Rick Pitino's charity. Suggested minimum donations start at $2500.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2017, 10:30:54 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/877899052268040192
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2017, 08:42:05 am
Longest Tenured SEC Men's Basketball Coaches:

Andy Kennedy, 11 years
John Calipari, 8 years
Mark Fox, 8 years
Mike Anderson, 6 years
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2017, 12:21:28 pm
 Robbie Andreu‏ @RobbieAndreu 2h2 hours ago

Mike White on his contract extension: means I can keep sending my kids to the school I'm sending them to. You want to have stability.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2017, 11:43:35 am
 Kevin Brockway‏ @gatorhoops Jun 28

It took 10 years for both Billy Donovan and Kevin O'Sullivan to win their first national titles. Lesson? It takes time to build a program.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2017, 06:59:41 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/880626028271611904
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2017, 12:36:21 pm
https://twitter.com/KyleTucker_SEC/status/880793936587108352

Jokes that maybe Brad Calipari called the Knicks.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2017, 12:37:28 pm
https://twitter.com/Memphis_MBB/status/880784624380674051

Former Georgia and Kentucky coach is 66
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 06, 2017, 09:53:56 am
Coaches total number of Regular Season SEC wins from '91-92 to Present. This balances on-the-court success with ability to sustain a career and a desire to stay with the SEC School over other options.

Coach                 Wins  Avg. Season Seasons
Billy Donovan       202   10.4-5.6      19
Tubby Smith         139   11.6-4.4      12
Kevin Stallings      138    7.9-8.1       17
Rick Stansbury     122    8.7-7.3       14
John Calipari        111   14.5-3.5       8
Nolan Richardson 109    9.9-6.1       11
Andy Kennedy       98     9.3-8.7       11
Mark Gottfried      83     8.0-8.0       10.3
Bruce Pearl           81     9.7-8.3        9
Rick Pitino             80   13.3-2.7        6
Eddie Fogler          77     7.7-8.3      10
John Brady           74     7.1-8.9      10.4
Cliff Ellis                73     7.3-8.7      10
Mark Fox              70     8.1-7.9       8
Mike Anderson      60    10.2-7.8      6
Anthony Grant      54     8.5-7.5       6
Richard Williams    53     7.6-8.4       7
Rod Barnes           50     6.2-9.8      8
David Hobbs         50     8.3-7.7       6
Billy Kennedy        47     9.4-8.6       5
Lon Kruger           44     8.8-7.2       5
Jan van Breda Kolff 43   7.2-8.8       6
Rob Evans            43     7.2-8.8       6
Johnny Jones       42     8.4-9.6       5
Jerry Green          41   10.2-5.8       4
Dave Odom          41     5.9-10.1     7
Frank Martin         38     7.6-10.4     5

Nolan Richardson had 65 conference wins for Arkansas in the SWC.
Mike Anderson won 43 conference games for Mizzou while they were in the Big 12.
Rick Pitino won games at UK prior to '91-92 while UK was on probation.
Eddie Fogler won 18 games for Vandy prior to '91-92.
Billy Kennedy won 4 games for A&M as part of the Big 12.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2017, 09:03:53 am
 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 20h20 hours ago

Crazy offseason for Rick Stansbury's staff. Quannas White left for Houston spot, Shammond Williams & Chris Cheeks left -without jobs.

Mitchell Robinson's mother, Lakeisha told ESPN that the plan remains for the talented forward to attend Western Kentucky.

Robinson's mom said she isn't sure when he will arrive on campus, but that as of now he will play for Rick Stansbury at Western Kentucky.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2017, 10:03:25 am
SEC Basketball Coaches NCAA Tournament Wins as SEC Basketball Coaches

Billy Donovan        35 

Adolph Rupp         30

John Calipari         26

Tubby Smith         25

Rick Pitino            22

Joe B Hall             20

Nolan Richardson  18

Dale Brown          15

Wimp Sanderson  10

Bruce Pearl             8

Sonny Smith          7

Richard Williams     6

John Brady            6

Kevin Stallings        5

Mark Gottfried       5

Cliff Ellis                 5

Don DeVoe            5

Frank Martin          4

Rick Stansbury      4

Lon Kruger            4

CM Newton           3

Mike White            3

Cuonzo Martin       3

Hugh Durham        3

Eddie Sutton          3

Rod Barnes           3

Jerry Green          3

Mike Anderson       2

David Hobbs          2

Harry Rabenhorst   2

Andy Kennedy        2

Billy Kennedy          2

Eddie Fogler           2

John Pelphrey        1

Babe McCarthy      1

Trent Johnson        1

Whack Hyder         1

Skinner                  1

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 16, 2017, 06:48:17 am
Happy birthday To (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article161598363.html)

Tennessee Coach Rick Barnes. He turns 63 on Monday. … 

John Pelphrey. He turns 49 on Tuesday.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2017, 07:22:57 am
WINNINGEST SEC COACHES BY PERCENTAGE
All Games at SEC Institutions (1930-present)

.825  John Calipari, UK  2010-                       8   249-53
.822  Adolph Rupp, UK  1931-52; 1954-72  41  876-190
.814  Rick Pitino, UK      1989-97                  8    219-50
.751  Tubby Smith, UG/UK 1996-97; 98-07 12  308-102
.748  Joe B. Hall, UK     1973-85                  13  297-100
.715  Billy Donovan, UF 1997-15                 19  467-186
.713  Ray Mears, UT     1963-77                  15  278-112
.692# Wimp Sanderson, UA 1981-92           12  265-118
# Reflect NCAA T games that were later vacated. On-the-court records: 267-119
.684*  Nolan Richardson, AR  1992-02         11   249-115
* Prior to the 1991-92 season, AR competed in the SWC
 .684   Joel Eaves, AU    1950-63                14   214-99
 .673   Roy Skinner, VU  1959; 1962-76      16   278-135
.665    Babe McCarthy, MS 1956-65            10   169-85
.658    Hank Crisp, UA   1924-42; 1946      20   264-133
.650    Bob Polk, VU    1948-58; 1960-61   13   197-106
.638    Rick Stansbury, MS  1999-12           14   293-166
.634    Mike Anderson, AR   2012-                7    128-74
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2017, 06:39:47 pm
 Neal McCready‏ @NealMcCready 22h22 hours ago

Andy Kennedy should ask for that contract rollover now. Just thinking out loud.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2017, 06:33:46 am
https://twitter.com/OleMissMBB/status/890247865913688064
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Modern Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2017, 06:59:44 am
https://twitter.com/KentuckySports/status/890173101912313857

https://twitter.com/markcstory/status/890167617524289536

https://twitter.com/AlexSlitzPhoto/status/889980479625101314
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2017, 06:32:21 am
Kim Anderson’s dream job at Mizzou became a nightmare; here’s how he found peace at Pitt State (http://www.kentucky.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sidelines-with-john-clay/article164429807.html)

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PITTSBURG, KAN.

For living proof that even an agonizing end can be a portal to a new beginning, meet the new men’s basketball coach for Pittsburg State.

“Welcome to the jungle,” Kim Anderson says with a smile as he greets a visitor into the home of the Gorillas.

As he began a mini-tour of the gleaming $14 million athletic facility, the most striking visual actually was seeing the color back in Anderson’s face and weight put back on since being liberated from the debacle that theoretically was a dream job at the University of Missouri, his alma mater.

“People say I look better now than I have in a long time; I don’t know if they just say that,” Anderson said, smiling and adding, “I think I mentally might have been worn down.”

With a laugh, he added, “Or beat down. That might be a better word.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2017, 09:21:54 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/892907269100326916

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Second-year Pitt head coach threw out the first pitch before the Pittsburgh Pirates’ game at PNC Park against the Cincinnati Reds.

https://twitter.com/KevinStallings/status/892890429003268100
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2017, 01:17:12 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/893123191480168451

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Crimson Tide basketball coach is among seven head coaches who'll have contract amendments discussed Friday morning by the compensation committee of the UA Board of Trustees. Basketball assistant John Pelphrey will also have his deal updated.

Johnson signed a deal worth $2.8 million a year when he arrived in 2015. It runs through the 2021 season. It included a clause that allowed for renegotiation after the 2017 season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2017, 02:27:36 pm
 Tommy Deas‏ @tommydeas 6h6 hours ago

Alabama men's basketball coach Avery Johnson up $100,000 to $2.9M per year extended thru 2023

Alabama men's basketball associate head coach John Pelphrey received a raise of $75K to $425K, extended through 2019

 Cecil Hurt‏ @CecilHurt 2h2 hours ago

Cecil Hurt Retweeted Tommy Deas

In addition to raises for @CoachAvery6 and @johnpelphrey Alabama assistant @AntoinePettway received a raise from $210,000 to $275,000
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2017, 06:14:17 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 13h13 hours ago

Report: Will Wade’s contract worth $15 million over 6 years

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https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/894677106239647745
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2017, 06:04:06 am
 SEC Country Arkansas‏ @SECCountryHogs 19h19 hours ago

SEC Country Arkansas Retweeted Orlando Magic PR

Former Arkansas hoops coach Stan Heath tapped to guide the Orlando Magic's G-League affiliate. Heath went 82-71 with the Hogs from 2002-07.

 Orlando Magic PR‏ @Magic_PR

RELEASE: @LakelandMagic name Anthony Parker GM; Stan Heath head coach

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2017, 03:50:55 pm
 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN Aug 9

Jeff Goodman Retweeted Patrick

It would have taken me about 5 seconds if I were Cuonzo to hire Michael Porter Sr.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 12, 2017, 04:09:07 pm
WINNINGEST SEC COACHES BY PERCENTAGE
REGULAR-SEASON SEC GAMES '91-92 to present

John Calipari        111-26    .804  2010 - present

Rick Pitino            104-26   .800  1990 - 97

Tubby Smith         139-53   .724  1996-97 (UG); 1998-2007 (UK)

Billy Donovan       200-110 .645  1997-2015

Nolan Richardson  109-67  .619  1992*-2002

Bruce Pearl            74-58   .561  2006-11 (UT); 2015 - present (AU)   

Mike Anderson       48-40   .546  2012 - present

Rick Stansbury     122-102 .545  1999-2012

Andy Kennedy        88-80   .524  2007 - present

David Hobbs          50-46   .521  1993-98

Mark Fox               61-59   .512  2010 - present


*Nolan Richardson: Prior to the 1991-92 season, AR competed in the Southwest Conference (65-31, .677)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2017, 05:17:52 am
 Jon Rothstein‏Verified account @JonRothstein 15h15 hours ago

Tulsa's Frank Haith will hire Fresno State's Kenton Paulino as an assistant coach, per a source. Replaces Kim English, who went to Colorado.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2017, 01:04:18 pm
Winningest SEC Coaches (Regular Season Games up through 2016) (http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2016/1121/2017%20SEC%20MBKB%20Media%20Guide.pdf)

John Calipari is now at 111 wins.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2017, 05:42:02 am
 Jason Butt‏Verified account @JasonHButt

'I respect the job Mark has done. I think he’s an excellent coach.'
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/899276547055636480/dleSzWb4?format=jpg&name=600x314) (http://www.macon.com/sports/college/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/uga-basketball/article168257922.html)

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Athens

For the first time since the Georgia basketball season ended, athletics director Greg McGarity expanded on why he decided that head coach Mark Fox would remain in his position.

First, a refresher: Heading into the SEC Tournament, a Yahoo! Sports report surfaced that McGarity was doing his due diligence to find potential replacements for Fox. The following morning after the report was published, McGarity denied it while stating Fox would be back.

In an interview with The Telegraph, McGarity spoke at length about his reasoning, which he hadn’t done since the 2016-17 basketball season ended.

“I think you just have to have a gut feeling,” McGarity said. “Mark Fox is an excellent coach. I’ve got confidence that we’re going to have a great season. We had some close games — and again, I don’t deal in the what-ifs, the could-haves and the would-haves. I know the type of young men he has on his team. I know who he is bringing in.”

McGarity pointed to a few factors at play for why he holds confidence in Fox for the upcoming season.

First, Georgia is bringing back forward Yante Maten, who will enter his senior season as one of the top candidates for preseason SEC Player of the Year. While Georgia loses All-SEC first-teamer J.J. Frazier, it returns every other key contributor from last season’s team.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 27, 2017, 06:48:57 am
 Two Yards‏ @TwoYdsandaCloud

My favorite thing about this picture is that it'll piss off some old bastards more than Freeze buying erotic massages did.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIM4TjxUQAATZH6.jpg) (https://twitter.com/TwoYdsandaCloud/status/901626264737460224)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 29, 2017, 04:48:07 am
On Monday, Houston coach Kelvin Sampson used Twitter to ask coaches throughout the country to send T-shirts and shoes to him to help Houstonians. (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/report-3-sec-basketball-coaches-sending-shoes-shirts-houston-hurricane-harvey)
 Jeff Goodman

@GoodmanESPN

John Calipari, Avery Johnson, Brad Brownell, Will Wade, Kevin Keatts all already in for donating sneakers and shirts to victims. https://twitter.com/coachsampsonuh/status/902277271800688644 …
5:27 PM - Aug 28, 2017
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 02, 2017, 09:15:35 pm
 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 24h24 hours ago

East Carolina coach Jeff Lebo hires former College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik as assistant.


Former Auburn coach
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2017, 08:48:52 pm
 Kentucky Basketball‏Verified account @KentuckyMBB 1h1 hour ago

What a night. You'll notice the smiles on our guys' faces. This meant a lot to them. #TeamingUpForTexas

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With your help we were able to generate over ONE MILLION dollars.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2017, 05:19:03 am
Frank Martin led South Carolina to the Final Four for the first time in school history last spring, and now he wants more. (https://www.fanragsports.com/cbb/frank-martin-itch-coach-monday-night)

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“I’ve got an itch like never before to coach on Monday night,” Martin said Monday on the College Hoops Today Podcast in reference to coaching in the national title game. “I’ve scratched that Saturday itch by coaching in the Final Four, and now I’ve got an itch to coach on Monday night. I’m more determined than I’ve ever been in coaching.”

Gamecocks, who were 26-11 and a No. 7 seed, fell to No. 1-seeded Gonzaga 77-73 in the Final Four. South Carolina lost its entire perimeter — P.J. Dozier, Sindarius Thornwell and Duane Notice — from last season.

South Carolina does return two front-court starters in Maik Kotsar and Chris Silva.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 26, 2017, 06:20:17 am
 Jeff Goodman‏Verified account @GoodmanESPN 23h23 hours ago

Former NC State head coach Mark Gottfried will be a scout this season for the Dallas Mavericks, source told ESPN.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 27, 2017, 05:39:31 am
 Rick Ray‏Verified account @RickRay1

College basketball's FBI news...
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 Kevin Brockway‏ @gatorhoops 17h17 hours ago

Kevin Brockway Retweeted Rick Ray

Former Miss State basketball coach sounds off
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 27, 2017, 05:57:20 am
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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 27, 2017, 10:44:17 pm
 Terry Meiners‏ @terrymeiners 6h6 hours ago

Pitino atty Steve Pence says after coach was given "unpaid administrative leave, (UofL) changed the locks on the doors.  How insulting."
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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 28, 2017, 05:00:54 am
 Harold R. Kuntz‏ @HaroldRKuntz3

#Thunder Coach Billy Donovan really went into detail on the AAU/Shoe Comp. dealing with College Basketball coaches.  Good stuff.
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 Doug Gottlieb‏Verified account @GottliebShow 6h6 hours ago

Doug Gottlieb Retweeted Harold R. Kuntz

Billy hated the AAU/agent culture late in his run at Florida. Got out
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 28, 2017, 05:33:20 am
 Pat Forde‏Verified account @YahooForde

Column: I've covered Rick Pitino for 27 years. It never should have ended this way for a coaching genius, but it did
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It never should have ended this way for Rick Pitino.

Never should have ended with him getting out of a silver Lexus SUV on Wednesday morning, rushing up the steps of Grawemeyer Hall, Louisville’s administration building, chased by reporters shouting questions about whether he was being fired. Five minutes later Pitino was out and back down the steps, into the Lexus and gone, perhaps never to be seen on this campus again.

No, one of the most accomplished careers in college basketball history should never have come to this. But in a sad, Shakespearian plot twist, Pitino let it happen this way. He stopped sweating every detail, started making questionable staff hires and finally was felled by one too many bombshell revelations.

Glory was tainted by disgrace. All the fun times and great victories, the witty charm and inclusive charisma, was sullied by one late-career scandal after another. All the books Pitino wrote, peppered with self-help wisdom and how-to-succeed motivation (one of which, full disclosure, I co-wrote), and by Wednesday morning they no longer applied to the author himself.

The sight of Rick Pitino hustling away from the spotlight he once basked in was surreal and sad and altogether avoidable.

It should have ended with a scene similar to the one he was part of in March 1991, in Lexington, when he was the coach at Kentucky. It was his second year leading the Wildcats, and a program decimated by probation had miraculously posted the best record in the Southeastern Conference at 14-4, 22-6 overall. Because of NCAA sanctions levied before Pitino had arrived, Kentucky was not eligible for the postseason and could not officially claim an SEC title.

So, with no tournament basketball to play and no actual hardware to embrace, Kentucky decided to have a parade through Lexington. On a sunny March afternoon, fans lined the streets and cheered wildly. Pitino, atop a fire truck, waved to them and smiled.

It was a sweet, old-timey moment – something you might see a small-town high school team do after winning the state championship.

It also was pretty much the last time traditionally monolithic Kentucky basketball truly could be viewed as a plucky, up-and-coming overachiever. Freed from probation, the Wildcats would begin the next season in the AP top five and end it within a breath of the Final Four, losing to eventual national champion Duke in what is widely considered the greatest college basketball game ever played.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 28, 2017, 06:02:52 am
 Not Jerry Tipton‏ @NotJerryTipton 19h19 hours ago

Good call, Rick!

(h/t: @SeanKeeleyIsMe)
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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 30, 2017, 07:08:52 am
 Antonio Morales‏Verified account @AntonioCMorales

“I’ve been in this business for over 20 years, so was I shocked to hear some of the things that came out? No, I was not," Andy Kennedy said about the FBI's probe into college hoops
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"But again, when the feds are involved and they’ve got what they seem to have and there’s people going to jail, indictments are being handed out, it makes everybody stop and pay attention.”

The resignation of Alabama staffer Kobie Baker was reportedly related to the FBI's investigation. So the probe's web has already proven to be wide.

“I learned about it as you did, I’m sure," Kennedy said. "I see it pop up Tuesday morning. I was on the road recruiting and started getting the information. I was just like you, kind of taken aback as far as the scope of what had transpired. You’re talking about a federal investigation over a number of years. A lot of incriminating evidence.”

So when asked if the news reshuffles the deck a bit in recruiting, Kennedy said the following:  “There’s a number of good players out there. In our business, the transfer rate is off the charts. I think there was close to a thousand guys transferring this year so there’s always movement.

 "But when something like this occurs, obviously every program takes a step back and all the programs directly involved, again who knows what the next layer is, but all the programs directly involved there’s a number of guys involved with those programs, both current players and potential incomers, and that will all be in flux for sure.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 30, 2017, 07:51:58 am
 Dave Matter‏Verified account @Dave_Matter

Cuonzo Martin says he doesn’t wait for compliance office to get involved to keep program clean. "I am compliance."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 30, 2017, 03:17:20 pm
 Jon Rothstein‏Verified account @JonRothstein

Rick Pitino has released a statement following his dismissal at Louisville:
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There's been a lot of turmoil the last few days and I’ve intentionally avoided making any public statements – primarily because so few facts are known. But I wish to make a few now.

First, I want to thank all my players from Providence, UK and Louisville. Your support means more to me than I can possibly express.
Second, to the many friends and fans who reached out to me in the last few days: I owe a thousand thanks and an apology for the disappointment you must have.

Third, as I’ve previously stated, I had no knowledge of any payments to any recruit or their family. But I was the head coach and I will take ownership of my decisions. The University took the action they thought was necessary and I will do the same.

Finally, Tom Jurich is the best athletic director in the country, and thanks to him I coached Louisville basketball for over sixteen years where we witnessed many great things. From conference USA, AAC, Big East and now the ACC. I am proud of our many accomplishments and appreciate the continued support of the Louisville community. Again, a thousand thanks.

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Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2017, 05:55:57 am
Pitino: 'I'll be vindicated' in college basketball recruiting scandal (http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/louisville/2017/10/01/louisville-basketball-rick-pitino-fbi-investigation-vindicated/721323001)

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"Right now it’s in the lawyers’ hands," Pitino said in a brief phone interview. "I went to Miami. I’m selling my house (in Louisville). I love David Padgett. I love the boys. I hope they win the national championship. I’m not doing anything but laying low."

Pitino also said he was discussing former Louisville player Terry Rozier's sponsorship deal with Adidas in phone calls with Adidas representative James Gatto.

The FBI complaint says Gatto had two phone conversations on May 27 with a phone number used by "Coach 2" and another one on June 1, the day the Courier-Journal reported Brian Bowen enrolled at Louisville.

Asked if he is the "Coach 2" listed in the FBI's criminal complaint released Tuesday, as a law enforcement source confirmed to the USA TODAY Network and the Courier-Journal, Pitino said it "doesn't matter if I am or not."

Pitino said he has "(zero) to do with any of it and I’ll be vindicated."

University of Louisville interim President Greg Postel placed Pitino on unpaid administrative leave on Wednesday, effectively firing him, according to Pitino's lawyer, Steve Pence.

Pence told the Courier-Journal on Sunday that he and other lawyers working for Pitino have put U of L officials on notice that they believe Pitino's effective dismissal violates the coach's employment agreement. That breach of contract may eventually become the basis for a lawsuit unless the university remedies the situation within 30 days, Pence said in a text.

According to Pitino's contract, termination of the agreement by his employer, listed as the U of L Athletics Association, "may occur only by decision of" the board of directors or an authorized subcommittee after 10 days prior written notice of the charges against him and "an opportunity for (Pitino) to present evidence."

Pence previously had predicted a "bare-knuckle fight" over Pitino's dismissal and said that "the facts will inevitably exonerate him." Padgett, who played for Pitino and was an assistant coach on his staff, was named Louisville's interim head coach on Friday.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 06, 2017, 05:58:17 am
Wow. This story on Louisville athletic dept, Tom Jurich & Rick Pitino is pretty remarkable (http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/louisville/2017/10/05/university-louisville-tom-jurich-high-pay-unusual-perks/728901001)

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His loyal deputies call him the best athletic director in America.

While fans at Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State might quibble with that, there is no disputing that suspended University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich has been the highest paid in the land.

Over the past seven years, through a byzantine array of longevity and performance bonuses, base pay raises and tax subsidies, Jurich collected total compensation of $19,279,710...

While the compensation of now-suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino – $7,769,200, $5.1 million of which comes from the university, according to USA TODAY – has been well publicized, Jurich’s pay has not gotten the same level of scrutiny. The first public accounting of his total compensation came in a forensic audit of the U of L Foundation released in June.

His friend, Terry Meiners, the radio and TV personality, said: "Tom Jurich injected a businesslike strategy into a middling athletics department to fast track it to greatness. The former Floyd Street chemical dumping grounds now house an EPCOT Center of colossal stadiums, pristine practice facilities, and green space. Jurich did the bulldozing and the city reaps the rewards.

"Do we overpay for sports entertainment?" Meiners asked. "No doubt. Jurich is a one-man Fortune 500 company. CEOs get paid. Great CEOs get paid stupid money. Welcome to ‘Merica."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2017, 05:08:10 am
 FanRag Sports‏ @FanRagSports

Longtime college coach Trent Johnson will join David Padgett's staff at #Louisville, per @JonRothstein
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 Jon Rothstein‏Verified account @JonRothstein Oct 11

Louisville has fired assistant coach Jordan Fair, per release.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2017, 05:32:48 am
Louisville officially fires basketball coach Rick Pitino
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University of Louisville has officially fired head basketball coach Rick Pitino for “just cause“, according to the Courier-Journal. In late September, Pitino was implicated by the FBI in a corruption investigation.

Pitino was suspended on Sept. 27, shortly after the FBI revealed its findings. The investigation is ongoing.

Pitino was the highest paid coach in college basketball, clearing nearly $8 million per year.

Pitino had been with Louisville since 2001.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2017, 06:04:24 am
Ben Howland‘s third season at Northern Arizona, Pitt, and UCLA signaled a shift in momentum and he’s hoping the same thing can happen this year at Mississippi State. (https://www.fanragsports.com/ben-howland-if-healthy-we-can-win-any-game)

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“If we’re healthy, we can win any game that we play,” Howland said Monday on the College Hoops Today Podcast. “We have to stay healthy. That’s the most important thing. But we’re going to have a chance to beat anybody that’s on our schedule if we have all hands on deck and that’s really exciting.”

State finished 16-16 last season with a core of underclassmen. Howland has an overall record of 82-20 during his third seasons at his previous three coaching stops.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC M BBall Coaches during the Expansion Era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2017, 06:02:07 am
 Darren Rovell‏Verified account @darrenrovell 13h13 hours ago

Pitino lawsuit against adidas asserts that adidas conspired to unlawfully send a recruit to Louisville without his knowledge.
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 Darren Rovell‏Verified account @darrenrovell 13h13 hours ago

Adidas statement on Pitino suing company: “Mr. Pitino's lawsuit is clearly a reaction to his termination yesterday and is without merit."


 Not Jerry Tipton‏ @NotJerryTipton Oct 16

After Hookergate, Pitino demanded to know "everything" about recruiting going forward. Is this why he handled the Bowen payments himself?