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    Fran Fraschilla

    Given the amount of compliments he has for ISU Basketball and the effort and time he appears to spend learning about and hanging around the program (see the personal visit to the basketball facilities today to congratulate the Mayor), does anyone else get the feeling that if Doc Sadler ever left the coaching staff, then Fran would be a serious candidate to fill the void?



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    Quote Originally Posted by leg4cy View Post
    Given the amount of compliments he has for ISU Basketball and the effort and time he appears to spend learning about and hanging around the program (see the personal visit to the basketball facilities today to congratulate the Mayor), does anyone else get the feeling that if Doc Sadler ever left the coaching staff, then Fran would be a serious candidate to fill the void?
    I don't want Doc to leave, but Fran would be a great assistant



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    No. Id love to have him...but he hangs around a lot of teams.



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    He's the best on Twitter!

    Fran Fraschilla@franfraschilla 4h
    This Sweet 16 run should really help Cyclones in free agency.



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    Hasn't he been out of coaching for awhile? I'm sure he has had offers. If he hasn't left for one yet, he probably won't.

    Though I do know he always tweets about Hickory Park.



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    Quote Originally Posted by megamanxzero35 View Post
    Hasn't he been out of coaching for awhile? I'm sure he has had offers. If he hasn't left for one yet, he probably won't.

    Though I do know he always tweets about Hickory Park.
    I agree. I would think he could scoop up a head coaching gig at a mid major any time he wanted, or be a candidate for a downtrodden high major. Might just not want to coach again



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    He's living the life. Gets paid to watch college basketball and scout all over the place. I can't imagine he would give up a less stressful tv gig to go back to coaching.



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    Although he would be a fantastic assistant for Hoiberg I really doubt he would ever return to coaching. He has a pretty cush job at ESPN doing what he loves with no stress. I can't even imagine the amount of stress college coaches have to go through.


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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    Quote Originally Posted by leg4cy View Post
    Given the amount of compliments he has for ISU Basketball and the effort and time he appears to spend learning about and hanging around the program (see the personal visit to the basketball facilities today to congratulate the Mayor), does anyone else get the feeling that if Doc Sadler ever left the coaching staff, then Fran would be a serious candidate to fill the void?
    He did the women's game on Saturday in Ames, didn't he?

    Probably sticking around to get that Hickory Park fat layer built up for the upcoming long summer basketball hibernation.

    I don't know much about Fran's pros and cons as a coach. But I love listening to him do color commentary and he's one of the better PR guys in the media for ISU. You're right - loves everything ISU it seems

    How did he not get a men's tournament gig? Is it an ESPN thing? After listening to a couple of Rafferty's games over the weekend....


    Last edited by RubyClone; 03-24-2014 at 04:46 PM.

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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    I talked to him at Wallabys for a while. Really nice guy.



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    Although he would be a fantastic assistant for Hoiberg I really doubt he would ever return to coaching. He has a pretty cush job at ESPN doing what he loves with no stress. I can't even imagine the amount of stress college coaches have to go through.
    100% agree. He has it made, why go back to the grind of college coaching?



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU42 View Post
    He's living the life. Gets paid to watch college basketball and scout all over the place. I can't imagine he would give up a less stressful tv gig to go back to coaching.
    Didn't Hubert Davis do just that?



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    I just had this exact conversation the other day.

    Would love to have Fraschilla in Ames if Doc ever leaves and I know he loves Hoiberg.



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    How did he not get a men's tournament gig? Is it an ESPN thing?
    Of course. He's an ESPN employee and they are not broadcasting the tourney.



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    Re: Fran Fraschilla

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    Of course. He's an ESPN employee and they are not broadcasting the tourney.
    I don't watch much of anything other than ISU, and hence ESPN/ABC. But are all these guys doing the tourney games (I guess it's only a dozen sites or so) regular talent of CBS/TBS/TNT? Not freelance or anything of the sort.

    Not a big deal - I suppose the only ESPN guy I'd really like to see do a game is Fran



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