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It's huge...but reeks of desperation on Rutgers part. He was likely third on their list.

 

St John's WILL turn it around solely because of Mullins contacts with the NYC AAU and H.S. circuit.

 

Rutgers...unless they demolish the RAC and build a stellar facility...is going to be competing for the same NY/NJ/PA kids as other Big Ten schools, Big East Schools...basically all the P5 schools. It's a tough job.

 

Good luck to him. Truly.

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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...

But if he somehow builds a winner and not even winning the conference but being towards the top a couple years and making some noise in the tourney he will probably get looks from even better programs because I'm sure people know how hard it is for them to compete.

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And to top it off, he's taking the job after SBU got TROUNCED by Kentucky. Yes, they had a NCAA appearance, but not leaving on the highest of notes.

 

Interesting, given that Brown hadn't had more interest in the past, given his repeated success, and great performance in the NCAAs. Unless the lack of "interest" (by big programs), is due to his apparent happiness in Albany/

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Jon Rothstein ‏@JonRothstein 6m6 minutes ago

BREAKING: Rutgers has hired Stony Brook's Steve Pikiell, sources told @CBSSports.

 

 

Ugh. I guess it'll be a big paycheck for a few years but otherwise it seems like a lousy move. I guess if he wanted to move then now is the time.

 

Seems like there are two things that happened a lot when you have success in a single bid conference:

Win at a small conference school, take bad big conference job, get fired in a few years, get hired at small conference school on the way back down.

Or:

Win at a small conference school, then stay there. Kind of what Bob McKillop has done at Davidson and Rick Byrd has done at Belmont.

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And to top it off, he's taking the job after SBU got TROUNCED by Kentucky. Yes, they had a NCAA appearance, but not leaving on the highest of notes.

 

Interesting, given that Brown hadn't had more interest in the past, given his repeated success, and great performance in the NCAAs. Unless the lack of "interest" (by big programs), is due to his apparent happiness in Albany/

My sense is happiness is relative...big week coming up for program.

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Maybe this will knock SBU down a serious peg or two and basically leave the conference up for the taking between UA, UVM and maybe UNH next year. I still think, all things considered, that we can be pretty competitive and win around 18-20 games next year. Not 24 like the last 2 years, but I think we'll still be 1-3 in the league.

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Maybe this will knock SBU down a serious peg or two and basically leave the conference up for the taking between UA, UVM and maybe UNH next year. I still think, all things considered, that we can be pretty competitive and win around 18-20 games next year. Not 24 like the last 2 years, but I think we'll still be 1-3 in the league.

 

That all depends on if all their players return and even if they do I think they end up 5th or even 6th. They've showed they don't have many scorers other than Warney and Purifoy. Maybe that changed when other guys become the focal point of their offense. I could see them losing some of their players though who came there for Pikiel.

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News day is saying $8 million over 5 years. Serious money for someone with one championship and a blowout loss in the tourney.

 

Hope Brown doesn't get that kind of offer...

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