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    Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    I want to preface this by saying I am a big McDermott fan. He knows how to coach basketball. With that I will start my thoughts.

    If Craig leaves for the NBA, McDermott will not survive after next season. It will be too difficult to recover and keep trying to build from scratch with people leaving.

    If Craig stays (and we all hope he does plus needs to get bigger for the NBA) I think we will see the program in the top half of the Big 12 next year. The younger guys will get NIT experience, followed by the NCAA tourney the following year. All good things that will show McD can coach hoops and get good players.

    The ability to keep his best player one more year will be the difference in his ability to survive.
    Thoughts?



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    Never seen this mentioned.



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    Keeping Brackins certainly helps...But I disagree that it is solely on the shoulders of Brackins. Comes down to Mac's ability to field a complete, well rounded, experienced team.



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    GMac will be here beyond next season with or without Brackins. Some of you need to start realizing this.



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    GMac will be here beyond next season with or without Brackins. Some of you need to start realizing this.
    Bare minium...no matter what happens...it will be 2 to 3 years...Haters should be silenced by next year



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    CB is needed for Greg to survive only IMO. Unless we had some more real scoring punch ready to go next year along with CB, 2009-2010 will be a break even. Kansas looks like it is back and Missouri is for real. That is four games lost each year.


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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Bare minium...no matter what happens...it will be 2 to 3 years...Haters should be silenced by next year

    And if they're not????



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    I thought the haters were supposed to be silenced this year while the Big XII was down...



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I thought the haters were supposed to be silenced this year while the Big XII was down...
    Duh, the haters are always supposed to be silenced next year. Last year this year was next year, but now it's this year so now it's next year. You dig?



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    CB is need for Greg to survive only IMO. Unlkess we had some more real scoring punch ready to go next year along with CB, 2009-2010 will be a break even. Kansas looks like it is back and Missouri is for real. That is four games lost each year.
    Keep in mind who Missouri loses to graduation....



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    Man the winkie just doesn't go very far these days...



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    I just want the offense to look more in sync. This will be your 2 for most of the guys and they should be getting this down. We just look overwhelmed sometimes with what we should be doing and guys end up standing around. Maybe if Petey stays on as a GA he can help with this.



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Man the winkie just doesn't go very far these days...
    There are supposedly some good pills on the market for that



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    Re: Brackins = McDermott at ISU

    Quote Originally Posted by heyguy85 View Post
    I want to preface this by saying I am a big McDermott fan. He knows how to coach basketball. With that I will start my thoughts.

    If Craig leaves for the NBA, McDermott will not survive after next season. It will be too difficult to recover and keep trying to build from scratch with people leaving.

    If Craig stays (and we all hope he does plus needs to get bigger for the NBA) I think we will see the program in the top half of the Big 12 next year. The younger guys will get NIT experience, followed by the NCAA tourney the following year. All good things that will show McD can coach hoops and get good players.

    The ability to keep his best player one more year will be the difference in his ability to survive.
    Thoughts?
    If what you say is true, McDermott has himself a moral dilemma. Does McDermott advise Brackins to opt for the NBA if scouts, etc are saying he is 1st rounder or does McDermott try and persuade Brackins to stay so that he can save McDermott's job potentially?

    As a coach, you have to advise players to do what's best for them and their families. It would be immoral to do otherwise. I'm sure it happens, but it's not right. Some players only get one chance to get that huge payday and if they let that pass them by it's the biggest mistake of their lives. Had Hansborough left last year he may have found the end of the 1st round or landed safely in the 2nd round. His game has declined somewhat this year (injuries, etc) and he has almost assured himself that he will not go in the 1st round. Sometimes staying that extra year hurts more than it helps.



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