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    JP's short list

    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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    Re: JP's short list

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



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    Re: JP's short list

    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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    Re: JP's short list

    Offseason.



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    Re: JP's short list

    Nope.



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    Re: JP's short list

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    I would certainly hope that TJ is down on the contingency list as a back up option at this point.
    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? )



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    Re: JP's short list

    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.


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    Re: JP's short list

    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.




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    Re: JP's short list

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



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    Re: JP's short list

    Phil Jackson
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    Guessing Bill Self would not move inter conference.



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    Re: JP's short list

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Just because it worked tremendously with a man who's never failed at anything means it will work again.
    I don't know that I'd count the stint in the Timberwolves front office as a success.



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    Re: JP's short list

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyClone View Post
    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? )
    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.



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    Re: JP's short list

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I don't know that I'd count the stint in the Timberwolves front office as a success.
    You're right, lots of unsuccessful people end up working in NBA front offices. Barely a step up from McDonalds drive through attendant.



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    Re: JP's short list

    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.



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    Re: JP's short list

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    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.
    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.



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