Thoughts on Naz as a grad assistant? Possible? Good/bad idea?

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  1. MuseumFaux

    MuseumFaux Member

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    He's expressed interest in coaching. Would it be a good call on his, and the coaching staff, part to start that process here? It would be a pretty amazing fit, as he seemed to really flourish in that role during his red shirt year. Perhaps he has had enough of Ames for a while, but it would seem more pro than con to me. I honestly don't have a ton of knowledge of how that process works, and it may be a horrible idea, but one that struck me as interesting today as I continue to mourn the loss of this amazing senior class.
     
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  2. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    He's probably going to make a 6 figure salary overseas. Don't see him doing this unless he absolutely wants to be a coach ASAP.
     
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  3. ca4cy

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    I like the idea but it only happens if his hips are shot and he's not going to pursue a playing career. As stated, he can make a really nice living in Europe for the next 10+ years.
     
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  4. jsb

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    I'm sure he could if he wanted to. There was an article in the Gazette about Naz being a coach some day, but Prohm mentioned that he will probably be making money playing basketball for a while. And there's always a chance that he might want to start his career in coaching learning from someone he hasn't played for.

    I have no doubt that Naz (and all of the other seniors) will be very successful and will make all of us proud.
     
  5. isutrevman

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    Sucks we're going to have to wait 10-15 years at least for guys like Naz, Niang, Thomas and Morris to possibl come back as coaches. I would be shocked if at least Niang and Naz don't try coaching at some point.
     
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  6. Sigmapolis

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    I hope Naz gets himself paid and gets himself a ton more experience playing and being coached overseas or in the D-League for a long time.

    However, once he is ready to hang up his shoes, I would love him back as a GA or assistant. I cannot think of a former ISU player -- Georges included -- who I would think would make a better coach, in our program (though any) once he is ready for that role.

    I would love Prohm to give Naz the keys to his office someday, after the former had a long and productive career in Ames, breaking Johnny's all-time wins records, and after the latter had his fun playing and worked his way to deserve the center of the magic.*

    *as if he hadn't already
     
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  7. Cyclonepride

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    When he's ready, I'd love if they gave him a spot here.
     
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  8. SolarGarlic

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    I love the thought of Naz on the Iowa State bench as I think he could be a very good recruiter. I'm guessing he wants to get out of Ames for awhile, but I'm sure that door will always be open, especially if Prohm is still here
     
  9. JP4CY

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    I agree with those that said he'll probably play overseas.
    He was much more explosive to the lane and jump step type moves. His hips must be a lot better.
     
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  10. HornacekFan1414

    HornacekFan1414 Well-Known Member

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    Thomas is the one all the players have stated will be a D1 coach in the future.
     
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  11. I-stateTheTruth

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    Yeah, I too have to guess that he'd still want to lace up the hoop shoes and play. The guy loves to compete. I think his mom's heritage is Greek; if he could qualify for an EU passport, that would open even more options for him. If he ended up in Italy, he might be in the same league as Ejim, Mc3 and Hogue (if they all re-sign).
     
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    I am secretly hoping that some year, 20 years from now, we'll be watching a Niang/Naz coached team.
     
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  13. cmjh10

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    Niang, Naz, Monte and Thomas will all be coaches on the same staff here. You heard it here first.
     
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  14. MuseumFaux

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    That all makes sense. I hope that he makes his money too. It will be exciting to see if any of these guys make the transition to coach someday. It will be fun to cheer them all on regardless of where they end up.
     
  15. TOFB4ISU

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    Hire all of them
     
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  16. CycloneBBFan

    CycloneBBFan Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts on Naz becoming an assistant coach @ ISU. A bad idea? I really don't know how that could possibly be a bad idea. Nuff said.
     
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  17. simply1

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    I'd love Naz after he cashes in, regarding Thomas the video I saw joked about how he was the stickler for doing every drill correctly. Sounds like a future coach to me as well.
     
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  18. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    All of the anti-Visa and anti-NAFTA sentiment isn't going to make work visas any easier to get and they aren't that easy for non high tech jobs. Not going to be as easy as "We love ya Naz, come on down!" And we do love our Naz.
     
  19. fenton06

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    I highly doubt that'll be a problem for the university.
     
  20. Thomasrickj

    Thomasrickj Well-Known Member

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    My guess is Naz plays a decade oversees then comes back as an assistant. He's got such a big and bright personality that he's going to be a hell of a recruiter.
     
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