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Username Post: Mitch Henderson future        (Topic#19899)
joe nassau 
Sophomore
Posts: 115

Reg: 02-13-05
02-12-17 04:27 PM - Post#221579    
    In response to Tiger81

I wouldn't mind Mitch leaving and being replaced by Kerry Kittles. Think about it . Successful at Villanova? Successful pro? Immune from the ghost of Pete Carril (though he's not dead) that infects everyone's thinking at PU? Might even go deep into the tournament for once...nah!

 
Tiger69 
PhD Student
Posts: 1984

Reg: 11-23-04
02-12-17 07:35 PM - Post#221607    
    In response to joe nassau

Jury out on Kittles. Never has coached before. What has been his impact on team this year? It will be interesting to see what Mitch does with him after this season. I have no problem with "ghost of Carril". He created a line of successful coaches who understand and are sensitive to the demands on Ivy athletes. Kittles may have much to offer as an assistant. But, there is no reason to believe that he is ready to be a head coach -- especially at an Ivy.

 
bradley 
Masters Student
Posts: 472

Age: 68
Reg: 01-15-16
02-13-17 11:31 AM - Post#221693    
    In response to Tiger69

Pre-game at the Palestra, Kittles was on the floor in work out clothes and was active with several of the players. Players seem receptive to his hands on coaching. Very unlikely that Princeton would turn to him if Henderson leaves. Princeton will reach out their tree line in all likelihood.

If, big if, the Tigers finish strong, Coach may well get an opportunity to step up on the next coaching rung. I would not be the least bit surprised if he gets a step up opportunity besides lateral financial opportunities. He is 41 years old with 11 years Big Ten experience and 6 years head coaching experience so a step up school may take a run at him. He may not feel under the gun with Stephens, Cannady, Bell and others coming back but the timing is probably right if he has designs on getting a big time coaching opportunity down the road.

 
SRP 
Postdoc
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Reg: 02-04-06
02-13-17 01:16 PM - Post#221719    
    In response to bradley

Northwestern looks like a lock for its first NCAA trip ever. If that happens and they win a tourney game or two, Chris Collins might be poached. And then...?

 
Bryan 
Sophomore
Posts: 105

Loc: Philadelphia
Reg: 11-21-04
02-13-17 01:42 PM - Post#221722    
    In response to SRP

I hope Mitch stays at Princeton for a long time. He's a good coach and represents the University very well based on the handful of times I've heard him speak. If I had a son who was good enough to play D-1 college basketball I'd be happy if he played for Mitch, whether he stays at Princeton or moves elsewhere.

 
Silver Maple 
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Loc: Westfield, New Jersey
Reg: 11-23-04
02-13-17 05:41 PM - Post#221737    
    In response to Bryan

This whole thing depends on what Henderson wants out of life. Very few people are absolutely determined to maximize their income. Most consider it to be only one factor among many that determine a successful life and career. That said, there's no denying that money is a value proxy. Henderson has had his program at or near the top of the conference for a few seasons now. He's human, so it probably grates on him that he's paid significantly less than other coaches in the league. Even if it doesn't happen now, that might eventually prompt him to depart.

 
penn nation 
Professor
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Reg: 12-02-04
Mitch Henderson future
02-13-17 06:01 PM - Post#221743    
    In response to SRP

I don't see Collins leaving after this season. There are only two seniors on the squad (Taphorn, a good 6th man pressed into starting because of Lindsey's mono, and Lumpkin). This team should be even stronger next year.

Edited by penn nation on 02-13-17 06:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
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1LotteryPick1969
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Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
Reg: 11-21-04
02-27-17 10:30 PM - Post#223958    
    In response to Tiger81

Just read an article on Mizzou Basketball (my wife's nephew is on the coaching staff under Kim Anderson).

Anderson most likely will be losing his job at the end of the season and the writer previously discussed potential replacements, including 8 candidates with experience at major programs.

Today he looked at 9 mid majors who "could be on the move", not for the Mizzou job, but just on the move, and Henderson was on the list.

So he is on the radar, not that it means anyone will want him, or he would be interested in leaving.

 
gokinsmen 
Postdoc
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Reg: 02-06-10
Mitch Henderson future
02-27-17 11:50 PM - Post#223969    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

I wouldn't mind or begrudge Mitch moving on. But it would make Earl's departure even more painful (if he had only waited one more year...).

That said, I'm sure several fine candidates would emerge. When MH was hired, there were at least two great alternatives in Earl and Jim Engles, who transformed NJIT from a walking punchline into a respectable team.

 
Tiger69 
PhD Student
Posts: 1984

Reg: 11-23-04
Re: Mitch Henderson future
02-28-17 12:34 AM - Post#223971    
    In response to gokinsmen

If we want to know what's on MH's mind, his email is on the most recent communication about tourney ticks from the Friends of Princeton Bball (to which I assume all you fellow Tigers belong ).

Speaking of Tourney ticks, unless I misunderstood what I just received from the FofPBB, the alumni of each university in the field are entitled to buy up to a whopping 177 seats. How many does the "cathedral of college basketball" seat? What happens to the rest that the four participants don't gobble up? I hope and assume that the rest are offered in equal amounts to the undergrads of each participant. If not, I'll be watching with much more interest the battle for the #4 seed.

 
Tiger81 
Freshman
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Tiger81
Loc: Montclair, NJ
Reg: 11-21-04
02-28-17 06:40 AM - Post#223975    
    In response to Tiger69

I certainly would not begrudge Coach Henderson if he opted to make more money or move up the college basketball food chain from Princeton. But I would hate to see him go because he would be very hard to replace. Coaching in the Ivies and at Princeton in particular requires an unusual balance of skills and Coach H has them. Recruiting and developing players who want to play Princeton's selfless-interchangeable- parts style in an increasingly deep and competitive league is an enormous challenge. This year's performance in the wake of the Caruso/Brase losses, the departure of Coach Earl and a significant change in style of play from last year has been a masterful display of coaching and leadership by Coach H. All we have to do is look at the Joe Scott debacle or the recent ebb of Penn's program to see how fragile the formula for success can be. But for the moment I want to savor what has become a very special team that still has several big games to play in the next two weeks.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
Posts: 1360
1LotteryPick1969
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Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
Reg: 11-21-04
02-28-17 10:15 AM - Post#223994    
    In response to Tiger81

I too would hate to see him leave. But I was blindsided by the departure of Sydney Johnson, so I am trying to prepare myself.

I would not be at all surprised if Kittles acquired a head coaching position after what seems to have been a positive year for him.

 
TigerFan 
Masters Student
Posts: 871

Reg: 11-21-04
02-28-17 11:11 AM - Post#223998    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

You guys are killing me with this thread. Can we please focus on the incredibly exciting season and the games in front of us and cut out the wild and unhelpful speculations?

Go Tigers!

 
Tiger69 
PhD Student
Posts: 1984

Reg: 11-23-04
02-28-17 11:22 AM - Post#224000    
    In response to TigerFan

Amen, we have enough to deal with in the next couple of weeks to worry about such hypotheticals.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
Posts: 1360
1LotteryPick1969
Age: 66
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
Reg: 11-21-04
02-28-17 11:34 AM - Post#224004    
    In response to Tiger69

So don't read the thread.....

I have enjoyed the commentary of those who have replied. It's the only place on the web for conjecture about the team.

Meanwhile, I'm as excited as anyone about the present scenario, and I will be driving up from Baltimore for senior night.

 
Tiger69 
PhD Student
Posts: 1984

Reg: 11-23-04
02-28-17 12:53 PM - Post#224021    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Point made, LP. It recently dawned on me that I'm spending far too much time reading and responding to posts instead of enjoying my surroundings here in sunny Mexico. No business of mine what others wish to discuss, though. Right now I'll focus on this coming weekend and the Tourney.

GO TIGERS!

 
Tiger69 
PhD Student
Posts: 1984

Reg: 11-23-04
02-28-17 01:00 PM - Post#224024    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

PS. Do I correctly infer from your posting name that your birth date came up #1in the 69 draft lottery?

Gen. Hershey pulled mine (May 25) out 361st, thus ending my strategy to be schooled as an army cook.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
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1LotteryPick1969
Age: 66
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
Reg: 11-21-04
02-28-17 01:17 PM - Post#224025    
    In response to Tiger69

Correct!!! Bad night.

 
1LotteryPick1969 
PhD Student
Posts: 1360
1LotteryPick1969
Age: 66
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
Reg: 11-21-04
02-28-17 01:20 PM - Post#224027    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Also in the separate later lottery of letters of the alphabet for tie breaking, my last name first letter came up #1. So I have never met anyone with a lower number.

 
Tiger69 
PhD Student
Posts: 1984

Reg: 11-23-04
02-28-17 05:12 PM - Post#224045    
    In response to 1LotteryPick1969

Glad you are still with us.

 
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