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  1. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    Someone had to do it since CW retired "for a long time."

    - With Murray State hiring former assistant coach Matt McMahon today, it looks like this may come to fruition.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2015-06-09/murray-state-racers-head-coach-matt-mcmahon-replacement-steve-prohm

    - According to CF poster LawyerClone (sorry I don't have sources), Prohm has reached out to Isaac Chew (from Chicago) who is currently an assistant with Buzz Williams at VTech. Remember when we were losing all those recruits to Marquette?
    Profile: http://www.hokiesports.com/staff/chew_isaac.html

    - Tim Fuller has received some mention, but was previously making $325,000 a year at Missouri before they bought him out of the second year of his contract. With Chew currently making around $260,000, it seems unlikely that both would be on staff. Looking at his bio, I'm not sure he would have the midwestern ties that we are looking for being from Virginia and going to school at Wake Forest.
    Profile: http://www.mutigers.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/tim_fuller_751029.html

    - TJ and Cornell have not been eliminated as possibilities. As for Henry, it is assumed (haven't been able to find confirmation) that he will be following Fred to the Bulls.

     
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  2. cyclones1994

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    The Fuller speculation is based on CSP following him on twitter very recently.
     
  3. fsanford

    fsanford Well-Known Member

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    There are lots of very good players on VA Tech recruiting list for 2016
     
  4. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    In terms of assistants, whatever buys us recruits for 2016 we need to spend.
     
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  5. acgclone

    acgclone Well-Known Member

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    Could not agree more. It takes a serious investment to succeed in college athletics.

    Prohm is in the bottom 3 of B12 coaching salaries. We need to give him the tools in place to hire the right staff. We have a lot of holes to fill and it will be very costly if we can't fill them.

    We are saving roughly $900k from where Fred was set to make. Roll a third of that into increasing the assistant coach budgets and you will get recruiting results.
     
  6. Frak

    Frak Well-Known Member

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    Give me that Chew guy. He seems to get things done on the recruiting trail.
     
  7. greatshu

    greatshu Well-Known Member

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    My guess is TJ stays, Mann goes somewhere south, Charlie goes to Bulls and we add two newbies.
     
  8. Cyclonepride

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    TJ and two of the options mentioned above would be outstanding.
     
  9. woodm07

    woodm07 Active Member

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    I was guessing either Mann or Otz would stay based based on interviews and compatibility. Who will get along. Then fill in two new. That or, keep Otz for part of a year. A transition guy.

    And wouldn't be afraid of multiple recruiters. Just have each specialize different regions or conferences.
     
  10. ca4cy

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    So is Fred waiting for Henry to be "fired" so he can get his buyout from ISU before hiring him? There's no question that Henry is following him to Chicago.
     
  11. kcclones

    kcclones Well-Known Member

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    If so that is pretty shady. Well known he is going with to the Bulls.
     
  12. gogagig

    gogagig Well-Known Member

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    Don't assistant coaches get 1 year contracts? And Henry became assistant coach in June 2014...
     
  13. ca4cy

    ca4cy Well-Known Member

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    I thought I read that all our assistants are under contract for the upcoming season. Hopefully I'm wrong about that.
     
  14. Stormin

    Stormin Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, Otzelberger signed a contract this spring for $230,000. Cornell Mann is paid a bit more. I believe it is $240,000.

    I know Otzelberger is under contract for next year. Not sure about Mann.

    I would assume that our assistants would be paid similar pay. Mann had been here for 4 years in a row. Otzelberger had been here for many years and then left for 2 years before coming back.

    I would estimate that the assistants get paid in about that range.
     
  15. Cyclonepride

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    I think I read that the lower level "assistants" have deals that are up soon, but I could be wrong.
     
  16. BenEClone

    BenEClone Well-Known Member

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    Good info, NateizKing, thanks for the effort. I doubt anything shady is behind leaving assistants in place - camps going on, players reframing mindsets. CSP got the offer Sunday night - looks like things are moving quickly. Small looks like a good selection - CSP's friend and rep as a teaching coach. Odd how Tim Floyd keeps popping up in this narrative.
     
  17. Wally86

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    It speaks to how small the college basketball coaching community is and how every coach selection has long-term impact on the program. that's why it's important to have selections with a broad sphere of influence and a genuine joy for developing others.
     
  18. ILikeCy

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    Isaac Chew spent a season at Indian Hills. Between that and his time at Murray State, he seems like a good fit, if he is interested.
     
  19. kcclones

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    He would be a great fit for sure. Concern I have is he is interviewing for HC jobs already will he want to make another jump or just stay there for another year?
     
  20. CycloneErik

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    I like the idea that we could get our Marquette guys before they do their vacation year there.
     

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