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Username Post: MH's future        (Topic#20156)
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MH's future
03-19-17 09:52 PM - Post#227761    
    In response to Go Green

I don't think that anyone resents a coach leaving for a disproportionate paycheck. An Ivy, like Princeton, can only make the job attractive in other ways to try to offset the pay difference. But, the pay difference, if large enough, may by itself, or supplemented by other factors, overcome anything that the institution can come up with. (I hope that Bill Carmody is financially secure after several years at NW. He now presumably has the freedom to give larger consideration to other quality of life factors than money).

One attractive feature, for a guy like MH, is coaching in a culture that he is familiar with. He, better than a coach with no Ivy or comparable background, can understand and address the demands, athletic and academic, of his players. He has a more personal and secure connection with Princeton, lives in a pleasant environment, and is relatively free of the "win now or else" climate that some coaches must endure in exchange for their huge paychecks. But if/when MH receives an offer that he can't refuse, Princeton can return to the growing family of Princeton coaches to search for a young and capable successor.

Edited by Tiger69 on 03-19-17 09:55 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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03-23-17 05:08 PM - Post#228029    
    In response to Tiger69

Hey, with Tom Crean out and Dan Dakich all over the media insisting on an "Indiana guy" as his replacement while the administration wants nothing to do with the Knight legacy, MH might be the ideal candidate for the IU job. Of course, it would never happen, but it would be funny watching all the fans' heads explode there after an announcement.

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03-26-17 10:04 AM - Post#228139    
    In response to SRP

Not that it was ever really in play, but now off the table (unless someone wants to argue Dayton is a desirable landing spot).

Archie Miller to Indiana

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03-26-17 03:53 PM - Post#228162    
    In response to sparman

Sparman said:

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...unless someone wants to argue Dayton is a desirable landing spot.

I'll take the bait and argue that Dayton is a desirable coaching spot, although I certainly hope that MH will stay put. Dayton has a rabid fan base, tradition of success, good positioning in a solid conference and a pretty good history of post season basketball. There's a reason the "First Four" games are played there every year--it's a town that really supports college basketball.

It's certainly a higher perch than, say, Fairfield, to pick at random another mid major program.

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03-26-17 05:02 PM - Post#228168    
    In response to TigerFan

Could be, but it's not a Hoosier going home.

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