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

Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by MuseumFaux, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. MuseumFaux

    MuseumFaux Active Member

    May 9, 2014
    511
    32
    28
    Male
    University Museums
    Ames
    Ratings:
    +57 / 8 / -0
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  2. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    8,340
    883
    113
    Financial
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +2,510 / 64 / -0
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 9
  3. ca4cy

    ca4cy Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    2,884
    433
    83
    North Central IA
    Ratings:
    +1,033 / 12 / -0
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  4. jsb

    jsb Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    12,409
    926
    113
    Ratings:
    +4,353 / 266 / -0
    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

    isutrevman Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    2,336
    264
    83
    Student
    Ames, IA
    Ratings:
    +1,172 / 85 / -0
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Sigmapolis

    Sigmapolis Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    6,629
    1,272
    113
    Male
    Washington, DC
    Ratings:
    +4,174 / 383 / -0
    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
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Cyclonepride

    Cyclonepride Thought Police
    Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    70,427
    4,091
    113
    Male
    Sales manager
    A pineapple under the sea
    Ratings:
    +12,789 / 610 / -0
    When he's ready, I'd love if they gave him a spot here.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
  8. SolarGarlic

    SolarGarlic Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2016
    1,338
    211
    63
    Ratings:
    +1,139 / 72 / -0
    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

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2008
    10,762
    763
    113
    Sommerset
    Ratings:
    +2,070 / 55 / -0
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. HornacekFan1414

    HornacekFan1414 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2014
    1,017
    67
    48
    Frisco, TX
    Ratings:
    +128 / 5 / -0
    Thomas is the one all the players have stated will be a D1 coach in the future.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. I-stateTheTruth

    I-stateTheTruth Active Member

    Nov 13, 2016
    693
    244
    43
    Male
    Ratings:
    +729 / 16 / -0
    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).
     
  12. CyKings

    CyKings Active Member

    Jun 5, 2013
    668
    51
    28
    Male
    Electrical Engineer
    Kansas City, KS
    Ratings:
    +110 / 0 / -0
    I am secretly hoping that some year, 20 years from now, we'll be watching a Niang/Naz coached team.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    14,706
    714
    113
    Iowa Falls
    Ratings:
    +1,936 / 150 / -0
    Niang, Naz, Monte and Thomas will all be coaches on the same staff here. You heard it here first.
     
    • Optimistic Optimistic x 4
    • Like Like x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
  14. MuseumFaux

    MuseumFaux Active Member

    May 9, 2014
    511
    32
    28
    Male
    University Museums
    Ames
    Ratings:
    +57 / 8 / -0
    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

    TOFB4ISU Active Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    848
    52
    28
    The QC
    Ratings:
    +132 / 5 / -0
    Hire all of them
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. CycloneBBFan

    CycloneBBFan Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2015
    2,186
    483
    83
    Male
    Ratings:
    +1,528 / 139 / -0
    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.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. simply1

    simply1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    8,827
    653
    113
    Portland, OR
    Ratings:
    +2,269 / 86 / -0
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  18. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    19,739
    3,514
    113
    Living the Dream
    Minnesota
    Ratings:
    +7,539 / 149 / -0
    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

    fenton06 Active Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    428
    33
    28
    Male
    Student
    Ankeny, IA
    Ratings:
    +82 / 4 / -0
    I highly doubt that'll be a problem for the university.
     
  20. Thomasrickj

    Thomasrickj Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2012
    3,054
    152
    63
    General Contractor
    Fairfax, VA
    Ratings:
    +501 / 64 / -0
    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.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1

Share This Page