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It seems like he likes living in Albany and values the community and the fact that he built the program from the ground up. If I were in his shoes I'd think of Albany as a well paying job that barring a catostrophic program collapse that he has a lifetime job for as long as he wants it. I would not roll the dice on a bottom level team in a conference like the Atlantic 10. Sure you have a few years of a few hundred grand per year. But is taking Fordham or George Mason to a perennial powerhouse in the Atlantic 10 realistic? If so its just another stepping stone. Can anyone name dominant household name coach from the A-10? I can think of the St Joes guy off the top of my head and don't even know his name. I think Will Brown stays at Albany until a big conference team offers him a job. The Siena coach to Iowa comes to mind. How can you turn down a Big 10 job paying in the millions coaching top NCAA level talent? So I believe that Albany has home court advantage because of the stability and his family being comfortable here. I think if any bottom level teams from a conference a notch up (A-10) just isn't worth it risk vs reward. My worry will be when he starts getting mentioned at a higher level conference. Now I know AE to Big 10 may sound insane but D1 in 1999 to where Albany is today and now multiple tournies w big time exposure (UCONN SB/OK) I think alot of search firms now have Will Brown on the top of their list. I read mixed things on what Albany can pay him. So if that is an issue I take back my entire post. Will Brown should not go to work with his resume for anything in the 300s. So putting myself in his shoes again Albany 2015-16 for the same 300s or ANY school at 750. I'm taking the 750. Albany has to show me a solid raise. Doesnt have to be to 750 but better rip up the old contract and get the checkbook out. Dont know how I feel On one hand have got so used to him being such a great part of the program Id be angry if he was gone on the other hand guy did so much good fo our program and school if hes rewarded with a big raise and a higher profile school good for him.But obvi I'd love to see him here forever.Lastly the posts that the program is bigger than the coach are comical. There was NO program without the Coach. He recruited these guys. Most importantly he is an unbelievable Xs and Os coach. He has dominated superior AE teams in March for years now and hung tight with FAR inferior talent and depth against the likes of Calhoun Donovan and Coach K. So i appreciate the excitement of us having a basketball program, but make no mistake about it we have a basketball program becasue of Will Brown!

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hahaha, that made me LOL.

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When Benson was hired, my first questions were: (a) purely a business guy without a resume anchored in athletics?, and ( why leave a school which was/is on an upward trajectory (granted, he had a l

I'm just ready to see the press release that the school and CB have executed an extension agreement so we can move on from this.

Just put ink to paper already...

Agreed. $450k base salary + bonuses for winning a Rd. 2 game, etc. Upgrades for arena such as nice new video scoreboard, etc. Then again, I'm playing with Monopoly money...I'm sure there is a lot more too it and the stuff I/we want won't happen for a long time. Benson has been doin some serious work though, so, in Benson I Trust!

 

(btw, man, I'd love to make $300k/yr - sigh)

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I don't think SEFCU would even be able to fit a modern video scoreboard in the current setup.

 

Unless you raise the roof, that's why I advocate to remove the center board, put in corner video boards but with actual software to run it that clearly shows game info and then put video boards on both sides along the floor where the game crew sits and where media sits so both sides can benefit from it.

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I don't think SEFCU would even be able to fit a modern video scoreboard in the current setup.

 

Speaking of video boards. Did anyone else notice the video boards @ the championship game were NOT the same ones as the previous two weeks? Anyone know why? {ESPN specs or something?}

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I don't think SEFCU would even be able to fit a modern video scoreboard in the current setup.

 

Unless you raise the roof, that's why I advocate to remove the center board, put in corner video boards but with actual software to run it that clearly shows game info and then put video boards on both sides along the floor where the game crew sits and where media sits so both sides can benefit from it.

 

A la Stony Brook's new digs.

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I don't think SEFCU would even be able to fit a modern video scoreboard in the current setup.

 

Many new video scoreboards are just very large extra wide screen TV's connected together in a cube shape. No need for the old fashioned style scoreboards. Being a glorified computer monitor - they can put whatever they want on it in any size.

 

Think this: 20141007krisbgmtues29.jpg

 

You can make it any size and shape you have room for. I'm thinking extra widescreen instead of taller. Then you don't need to raise the ceiling.

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I don't think SEFCU would even be able to fit a modern video scoreboard in the current setup.

 

Many new video scoreboards are just very large extra wide screen TV's connected together in a cube shape. No need for the old fashioned style scoreboards. Being a glorified computer monitor - they can put whatever they want on it in any size.

 

Think this: 20141007krisbgmtues29.jpg

 

You can make it any size and shape you have room for. I'm thinking extra widescreen instead of taller. Then you don't need to raise the ceiling.

 

That would never fit in SEFCU, unless we want basketballs bouncing off of it. I was a afraid the scoreboard was going to come crashing down at the championship game after Hooley kicked the ball off of it lol.

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LOL...coming from the guy who could be out of a job in two years. Not a knock on Patso's...but the guy should mind his own store.

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