Drake Coach to CO State

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  1. DSMCy

    DSMCy Well-Known Member

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    This surprises me. Thought he'd hang around a few more years.

     
  2. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Didn't think he did enough at Drake to earn an MWC gig.
     
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  3. nfrine

    nfrine Well-Known Member

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    Disappointing for Drake. Disappointing for CSU. As likeable as Medved is, he hasn't proven a thing in his short stint at Drake.
     
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  4. mj4cy

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    Poor Drake. Any ounce of success and they're reminding they're merely a stepping stone.

    Drake definitely turned it around some, but common, Colorado State is reaching here.
     
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  5. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

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    Ha! I wonder how Ross Peterson will take it. He’s spent a lot of time gushing over Niko.
     
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  6. CyTwins

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    TJ maybe? That's a big blow to Drake, they were going to take a step back this upcoming year though
     
  7. cycloneG

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  8. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

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    That stinks for Drake, Niko did a lot in just 1 year to add some excitement back to that program
     
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  9. ClonesTwentyOne

    ClonesTwentyOne Well-Known Member

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    TJ has a good SDSU team coming back next year. He's not leaving there yet.
     
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  10. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    With 4 of their top 5 scorers graduating he is smart to jump ship.
     
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  11. kingcy

    kingcy Well-Known Member

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    I am surprised by this, but I think Drake loses a lot this year, so could be a rebuild.
     
  12. CyTwins

    CyTwins Well-Known Member

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    MVC is a pretty big step up from the Summit League. Drake already turned him down once though so I don't see it happening but I bet his name gets thrown out there
     
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  13. Three4Cy

    Three4Cy Well-Known Member

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    He was an assistant with Tim Miles when Miles was at CSU. He knows the school, recruiting, etc.
     
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  14. Cyclonepride

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    Sorry, if you're bouncing that quickly, it says something about you. Really a reach by Colorado State.
     
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  15. CyTwins

    CyTwins Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, you have to look out for yourself and your family. I'm not going to judge someone for jumping ship after one year to go back to a place he was an assistant at for 6 years
     
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  16. Cyballzz

    Cyballzz Well-Known Member

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    But but but they were going to become "Des Moines' Team!"
     
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  17. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not really sure that Drake would be a much better job for TJ. The Valley isn't what it used to be with Wichita State and Creighton gone. Otz is making around $350,000.00 it looks like. I can't find Niko's salary information, but in looking for something comparable I see Missouri State's coach makes around $305,000.

    Ride the Mike Daum bus one more year and hope for something better.
     
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  18. Cyclonepride

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    You do, but something about his rah rah manner when he came in doesn't sit well with me when he jumps at the very first opportunity. I realize it's a different world and he could have been ran out of Drake in two years before he really gets a chance to rebuild, but I'm still not a fan of doing that.
     
  19. LLCoolJansma

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    This ^^. CSU is a better job and will give him a raise. If Niko had a bad year at Drake in the next two years he may never get the same opportunity. It is a bad look but, it is probably the right move in the end.
     
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  20. isufbcurt

    isufbcurt Well-Known Member

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    It says I'm the coach at Drake University, in the middle of Des Moines, IA with a very limited fan base who is fourth fiddle to ISU, Iowa and UNI and eventually I would like to coach a real program so I am going to move on in order to build my resume'.
     
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