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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Wait, how do we know Matt is a "monster recruiter?" I'm not saying he isn't, but he's been here nearly 3 years and his 2 HS commits have been Sledge and Okoro.
    and someguy named royce something...



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Wait, how do we know Matt is a "monster recruiter?" I'm not saying he isn't, but he's been here nearly 3 years and his 2 HS commits have been Sledge and Okoro.
    Wasn't he also lead recruiter on some transfer guy named White?

    EDIT: You beat me to it, broken.


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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by brokenloginagain View Post
    that's ridiculous.

    no way matt is bailing on fred.
    What incentive does he have to stay? Otz makes a ton more money and is very well compensated for his position. Mann is the new man on campus and higher on the chain of command (as shown in his paycheck). He's just above the player development director and below the assistant head, other assistant, and the director of ops.

    Like most other fields, the easiest way to move up in coaching is to move on.



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    I don't know that I agree that Matt holds the "lead" recruiting role that Otz had. While Matt seems to be solely devoted mostly to recruiting, don't forget about Cornell Mann. Mann has more experience to his name and does probably just as much recruiting, but just in a different area. It is obvious that Otz holds down the Wisconsin recruits, Matt the Minneapolis and Northeast U.S. recruits, and Mann the Michigan recruits. Matt and Mann seem more like an equal level tandem recruiting team to me than Matt as the lead recruiter. If anything, Mann may have some more superiority just due to his longer experience. While Matt is a stud, he is still very young and very new to the game.
    All coaches do recruiting, including Fred. But when winter rolls around, I suspect that Mann will be in Ames more doing more actual prep work and coaching of the team than Matt. Even during the basketball season, Matt will still spend a majority of his time on the road recruiting. That's why I consider him the "recruiter" assistant coach.



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    If he doesn't want to coach in the tournament then UCONN is the place to go, the only place in the nation I can guarantee won't be in the dance next year.



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    I don't know, I think it would be hard for him to turn down if he has any inclination that he wants to be a head coach someday. He's an east coast guy and I would think if he was going to get a shot at running a program it would be one of the smaller east coast schools. I would imagine being an assistant at UConn would help him get his name out there better than being an assistant at Iowa State.
    His name is obviously already "out there" if he's being mentioned as possible assistant at UConn.



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    What incentive does he have to stay? Otz makes a ton more money and is very well compensated for his position. Mann is the new man on campus and higher on the chain of command (as shown in his paycheck). He's just above the player development director and below the assistant head, other assistant, and the director of ops.

    Like most other fields, the easiest way to move up in coaching is to move on.
    Who could have possibly saw you being the glass half empty type. Shocking revelation.



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by brokenloginagain View Post
    and someguy named royce something...
    let's be honest about that, that was an odd situation where we got very fortunate (or lucky) in landing Royce.

    Like I said, Matt could be a monster recruiter like some have said, but he hasn't shown it the last couple years. But, he is also only 27, so it's to be expected that Mann, Otz, and Hoiberg are the ones getting the talent.



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    PAY THAT MAN!



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    It's the nature of the beast that assistants move one. He's going to leave sooner or later. Fred will just need to reload when it occurs. The man we want to hold onto is Mr. Hoiberg!



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    Who could have possibly saw you being the glass half empty type. Shocking revelation.
    Easiest to replace:

    Otzelberger
    Mann
    Abdelmassih

    Abdelmassih is the easy choice here. He landed Royce. Other than that he's proven? I doubt we'd see much change if he moved on.



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    It would suck since he's the lead recruiter for Vaughn but I'm sure Fred has a good enough relationship with him that if MA did leave, it wouldn't hurt us too bad.



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    let's be honest about that, that was an odd situation where we got very fortunate (or lucky) in landing Royce.

    Like I said, Matt could be a monster recruiter like some have said, but he hasn't shown it the last couple years. But, he is also only 27, so it's to be expected that Mann, Otz, and Hoiberg are the ones getting the talent.
    I may be wrong as I actually can't remember, but wasn't Matt behind Niang? That is his wheelhouse up there. I know Fred was heavily involved there too but wasn't Matt in the mix to some extent? If so, Niang is a good badge for Matt.



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Easiest to replace:

    Otzelberger
    Mann
    Abdelmassih

    Abdelmassih is the easy choice here. He landed Royce. Other than that he's proven? I doubt we'd see much change if he moved on.
    Hell, I would go a step further and bet that Fred ASSUMED Matt would be gone after a couple years. If you've got young, hungry assistants, you've got to assume they'll be in line for better opportunities eventually and want to take advantage of them.



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    Re: Abdelmassih to UConn?

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I'm guessing it would probably come down to how badly Matt wanted to get back to his native Northeast since he is originally from New York.

    Frankly, I don't think anyone should look at it as disloyal if he leaves for a situation that is better for him. I'm sure Fred, like any good employer, would be disappointed personally but happy for a good employee who is bettering his situation.
    These guys are ladder climbers and who can blame them. If the UConn job is a "promotion" in terms of title and responsibility, I imagine Matt will move on and I will wish him well.



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