Posted by rtmsf on July 25th, 2008
Some things we’ve missed while lounging in a pool of indignant contempt (and mineral hot springs)with Lute Olson, Kevin O’Neill and friends the past few weeks…
It’s Extension Season! - Davidson’s Bob McKillop
(3 more yrs until 2015-16), UCLA’s Ben Howland
(7 yrs at approximately $2M per until 2014-15), Tennessee’s Bruce Pearl
(1 more yr until 2013-14, but with a raise that will average out to $2.3M per over that span), Notre Dame’s Mike Brey
(2 more yrs until 2014-15), Temple’s Fran Dunphy
(2 more yrs through 2013-14), and Oregon’s Ernie Kent
(3 more yrs until 2012-13) all got their wives a new car last week.
- UCLA’s AD Dan Guerrero is the new NCAA Tournament Committee chairman for 2009-10. Expect UCLA to play in Pauley and the Staples Center during its first four rounds that year.
Tim Floyd breathed a sigh of relief when he learned last week that Demar DeRozan
passed the ACT and will be eligible next season for his Trojans. DeRozan is a likely 1-and-done, which means Lute Olson has vowed to not recruit players like him
for the rest of his career (still feeling the burn of Jennings and Bayless, Lute?)
Gonzaga forward and RTC fav Austin Daye both tore
and didn’t tear
his ACL at the Lebron Skills Camp recently. He should be ok for the upcoming season.
Memphis guard Doneal Mack
has decided to return to Calipari’s squad after all – he had previously stated that he was transferring to the University of FEMA
This is interesting. Georgia Tech center Ra’Sean Dickey
has decided to forgo his senior season so that he can begin his professional career in Ukraine
? Wow, thie Euro thing is starting to heat up, eh?
The fall of former Florida gambler
guard and gunner Teddy Dupay
is now complete. He was recently charged with rape, aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping of a Utah woman, according to court documents.
We wanted to get a take in on the Brandon Jennings Experiment
, as articulately described by N-Bug upon BJ’s announcement that he’ll spend his “1-and-done” year playing in Europe. Generally, we think this will be a disaster and wouldn’t be surprised if Jennings absolutely submerges his draft stock during the season (that is, until he returns next spring and excels in the 1-on-1 workouts given by teams). Gottlieb
nailed it when he pointed out that EuroLeague ball is of a much-higher quality than what Jennings probably thinks it is (and certainly well above college hoops). Lots of risk of exposure here for Jennings. Bad decision.
makes a compelling point about the inherent conflict of interest in referees working for schools calling games on international trips and scrimmages, then turning around and calling games for those same teams during the season. As you may recall, we wrote exactly a year ago that the Donaghy situation happens way more than anyone thinks
, and this is just another loophole that encourages it.
Maybe we’re cynical, but there has to be a Shawn Kemp is Broke
story somewhere in this tender piece by Luke Winn.
Davidson’s Stephen Curry
has noticed that his life has changed after his spectacular March run.
Where does Super Mario’s shot
rank in the all-time great NCAA shots pantheon? His former teammate Sherron Collins
won’t have to worry about watching the highlight from the pokey, as prosecutors stated there was not enough evidence to substantiate allegations against him stemming from an alleged incident in an elevator with a woman on the KU campus.