Who will be coaching at their respective schools the longest? And why?
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1)McDermott-Iowa State....Could be the longest if he has winning seasons and keeps excitement every year in the program
2)Alford-Iowa....been on his way out since the Luke Recker/Reggie Evans season. Hasn't really recruited consistently since the Horner class. Could be out as soon as this year.
3)Drake-Davis....I would not be surprised if he retires within the next 5 years and hands the program over to his son.
4)UNI-Jacobson....Could be there long since he is young, but maybe not with his inexperience. They will give him time enough to get his guys in and playing.[/b][/quote]
I think this is about right with the comments. McDermott has at least 5 years unless he really sucks it up. Alford is gone as soon as he doesn't make the tourney. I give Davis three years to turn the program over to his son. Jacobson is the wild card, because being at a mid-major he could move on quickly if he does well or be there for quite a while if he doesn't. Thus my order is:
I'm not sure about Davis and Alford. Unless Alford gets back in the tourney in the next two years, I could see Iowa showing him the door. I could also see him entertaining other offers. Davis is old enough that he won't be at Drake too much longer. I don't think they'll fire him, but I don't know how much longer he's going to be interested in coaching a lot longer.
I think McDermott will have the longest tenure. He's young, and his hard-nosed style of basketball should be successful at ISU. I think that he could be here for 20 years when it's all said and done.
I don't think Jacobson will be at UNI longer than 5 years. If he's unsuccessful, I don't think UNI will hesitate to make a change. They have gotten a taste of success. I think they won't tolerate a huge step backwards. If Jacobson is successful, he'll jump to a program that can pay him more, just like his mentor did.
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