JP's short list

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  1. Nuts4Cy

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    All AD's keep (or should) a short list of candidates lined up in case the current coach unexpectedly leaves. Who do you think J.P. has on his short list? And do you think it includes this guy?

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  2. acgclone

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    I would certainly hope that TJ is down on the contingency list as a back up option at this point.
     
  3. peteypie

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    His short list includes: Begging Fred to stay, begging on one knee for him to stay, begging with a bag of cash and a rose for him to stay, ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................TJ
     
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  6. RubyClone

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    Why?

    I know zero about coaching, prospective coaches, up and comers, etc. I could probably name about 20 college coaches outside ISU. So I have zero idea who's likely.

    But TJ is revered here. Has an excellent reputation. Clearly can recruit and has very strong ties to ISU.

    And it's not like our last "no-headcoaching experience" hire didn't work out halfway decent.

    Downside?

    (or are you thinking he may have TOO much coaching experience? :wink:)
     
  7. CycloneErik

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    Just because it worked tremendously with a man who's never failed at anything means it will work again.
    Fred's special. You don't plan like he's the norm. You just appreciate that people like him don't come around very often.
     
  8. EYEoftheSTORM

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    I think if/ when Fred decides to leave the first person JP calls is T.J. He knows the plan Hoiberg has put into place and I think he would cone very highly recommended from Hoiberg as well.
     
  9. CloneinWDSM

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    Fred stays for another 5-7 years while grooming Charlie Henry to be the next head coach and keep our offensive juggernaut going.
     
  10. erikbj

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  11. IcSyU

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    I don't know that I'd count the stint in the Timberwolves front office as a success.
     
  12. QCCyclone

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    Fred was a huge gamble. A gamble that happened to work out really well. I think Otz could make a great head coach, but he would be another big gamble that may not work out as well. I think many would probably agree that we could attract a more experienced coach at this point in the program.
     
  13. QCCyclone

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    You're right, lots of unsuccessful people end up working in NBA front offices. Barely a step up from McDonalds drive through attendant.
     
  14. ChrisMWilliams

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    All I know is this: Don't expect any guys whose better days are behind them. Names like Tubby Smith, etc. Based off of my observations, Pollard is all about finding the next big thing.
     
  15. RubyClone

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    Not sure if you were replying to me or not....

    But are you suggesting that TJ would come into the HC job at ISU under even remotely similar circumstances as Fred?

    The man has recruited and sat on the sidelines of college for what? 10 years? Including a couple on our own under what may end up being our best coach EVER. Not to mention under the tutelage of what is considered one of the best offensive minds in the game.
     
  16. acgclone

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    I'm not saying I don't think TJ has value, or that he can never be a good coach, but hopefully we are not at a place as a program where we could attract a more proven commodity.

    A guy like TJ in that situation should be a back up option until he proves himself in that role. Fred is the exception. Generally you would like to see some head coaching experience prior to stepping into the role at the B12 level coaching against Bill Self, Bruce Webber, Lon Krueger, Tubby, Rick Barnes, etc
     
  17. roundball

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    This is why Iowa State needs to invent a cloning machine.
     
  18. CycloneErik

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    No one seems to be in a hurry to hire him as a head coach.
    Maybe he's potentially great, maybe not, but nobody seems very eager to hire him for a head coaching job.
     
  19. ImJustKCClone

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    Two of those are on the downstretch of their careers, and will end where they are. Two I don't know much about. Three are coaches that either have real baggage or far too many rumors following them wherever they go. Surely JP can come up with better fits for ISU...
     
  20. RubyClone

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    #20 RubyClone, Jun 20, 2014
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    Like?

    Every coach is a risk. McDermott and Chizik had all the cred in the world coming in.

    I think some are overstating our position here, given our recent success. Does ANYONE believe Fred would be here at all, or certainly still be sitting over in Sukup today, if he weren't a hometown product? We hit the freaking lottery there boys and girls.

    I just find it funny, that somehow we are now above TJ in many minds. A guy, I'll remind, we COULD NOT POSSIBLY LOSE 4 years ago. Seriously, eveyone's first words when Fred was hired was "what'll happen to TJ?"

    All that said - again, I have zero idea if TJ is worthy. But wow.....:embarrassed:
     

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