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Pikiell Gone to Rutgers.. now what???
« on: March 19, 2016, 11:39:41 am »
http://www.nj.com/rutgersbasketball/index.ssf/2016/03/rutgers_will_hire_steve_pikiell_as_its_new_basketb.html

"Steve Pikiell, who took over a four-win Stony Brook team and led it into the NCAA Tournament for the first time this season, has been hired as the new Rutgers head basketball coach, a source told NJ Advance Media.

Pikiell will replace Eddie Jordan, the former Rutgers star whose three-year run as head coach ended when the Scarlet Knights won just seven games last season.
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Now what??  >:(

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 11:52:36 am »
http://www.nj.com/rutgersbasketball/index.ssf/2016/03/rutgers_will_hire_steve_pikiell_as_its_new_basketb.html

"Steve Pikiell, who took over a four-win Stony Brook team and led it into the NCAA Tournament for the first time this season, has been hired as the new Rutgers head basketball coach, a source told NJ Advance Media.

Pikiell will replace Eddie Jordan, the former Rutgers star whose three-year run as head coach ended when the Scarlet Knights won just seven games last season.
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Now what??  >:(

A wonderful tenure here in Stony Brook. He'll be missed. May take a while for us to realize how good we had it.

Give me someone who's young and energetic and has high aspirations for this team. This is a good job for somebody.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2016, 11:58:22 am »
I don't get why Rutgers.. it's a rotten place despite being in Big10. He could've waited for better coaching job.

I think Shawn will bring in someone hungry. Hopefully from east coast, not a Pac12 assistant.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 12:05:52 pm »
Coach P was on easy street at SBU . Rutgers entire athletic program is in shambles why start over as he did at SBU?  Sit back and wait and see now see what the Stonybrook spin machine says . Willing to bet some players leave also along with the staff . Complete new regime now . 

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2016, 01:49:26 pm »
Not an ideal move for him probably, but if he had any aspirations of moving to a high major program, he had to strike now. Two mediocre seasons would take him off the coaching radar completely.

And Eddie Jordan got paid $1.45 million plus bonuses. Big payday. He would have to be silly to stay.

Some names that friends and I have batted around: Tom Pecora, Seth Greenberg, Will Brown, Jay Young, Craig Robinson. No inside knowledge; just throwing them out.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2016, 02:07:41 pm »
Sounds like Jay Young is the favorite
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 02:25:01 pm »
For continuity   within the program Jay Young  would be the best choice .  New guy from outside would upset a delicate apple cart.

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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 02:53:38 pm »
Coach P was on easy street at SBU . Rutgers entire athletic program is in shambles why start over as he did at SBU?  Sit back and wait and see now see what the Stonybrook spin machine says . Willing to bet some players leave also along with the staff . Complete new regime now .

Mike Alomancy doesn't appear very happy about this news, as per his tweets!!

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2016, 02:56:16 pm »
I don't get why Rutgers.. it's a rotten place despite being in Big10. He could've waited for better coaching job.

I think Shawn will bring in someone hungry. Hopefully from east coast, not a Pac12 assistant.

I am not upset about this news one tiny bit. SB has a pretty big piggy bank now and I think paying a high major assistant $500,000 a year to start will entice some good coaches to make the leap over!!!

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2016, 03:11:36 pm »
Continuity IMHO is not that important because of the graduating class. This team will have an entirely different flavor next year anyway so I don't think we need to maintain too much continuity. I appreciate what Jay Young has done as an assistant but I'm in favor of going for a sexier hire. I'd be in favor of plucking an assistant from a big program with a proven recruiting record. Stony Brook is on the up and up- you have fantastic facilities and a very dedicated fan base.

As I've said numerous times, I have a lot of faith in Shawn to make the right move. I think we're a very appealing option for a young coach looking to establish himself. Plus, Stony Brook is such a great place to raise a young family. I'm excited for this next step for Stony Brook athletics.

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 03:41:45 pm »
Continuity IMHO is not that important because of the graduating class. This team will have an entirely different flavor next year anyway so I don't think we need to maintain too much continuity. I appreciate what Jay Young has done as an assistant but I'm in favor of going for a sexier hire. I'd be in favor of plucking an assistant from a big program with a proven recruiting record. Stony Brook is on the up and up- you have fantastic facilities and a very dedicated fan base.

As I've said numerous times, I have a lot of faith in Shawn to make the right move. I think we're a very appealing option for a young coach looking to establish himself. Plus, Stony Brook is such a great place to raise a young family. I'm excited for this next step for Stony Brook athletics.

Agreed a 100%. I think the future will be brighter. I have faith with our AD. Young might be a heavy choice right now because of his tenure with Pikiell, but I think we need to make the next leap forward. I want the big leagues, and want it now!!

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 04:31:42 pm »
As long as everyone keeps in mind this is the America East. At best we may move to the CAA at some point in the future .  The ACC isn't calling yet . Very long way to go .

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2016, 04:40:04 pm »
As long as everyone keeps in mind this is the America East. At best we may move to the CAA at some point in the future .  The ACC isn't calling yet . Very long way to go .

I meant to say. Find an assistant from the ACC

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2016, 04:55:27 pm »
He was at his peak at SB.  With Warney graduating, it was a good time to go.  This team won't be as good next year. 

Better job, failing program, more money.  Perfect timing and perfect job for him.  Best of luck to him.

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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2016, 05:07:56 pm »
  You are probably going to see a few players leave or not show up if they  are freshmen.  Could be even a weaker team next year than expected.