Who should be the next basketball coach at uga ? Is Hugh Durham still alive?

cfc136cfc136 Posts: 44 ✭ Freshman

I wish Billy Tubbs was still out there . who would you get? Would you try to coax someone out of retirement ?who would that be?I think I would try to get a guy who would turn up the tempo a little .

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  • KaseyKasey Posts: 3,188 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Jim Chaney

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 4,853 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I assume we don't pay McGarity for his looks and sparkling personality.
    He needs to prove he has the judgement to pick the right man to lead our basketball program.
    If I was the right man to find that coach I'd be the guy making the call.
    If McGarity can't make the right hires, which to date he hasn't displayed he can, maybe he should be fired along with Fox.

  • cfc136cfc136 Posts: 44 ✭ Freshman

    I think in all honesty ,I would try to bring in a Tim floyd at a utep,Bob Hoffman at mercer ,a Don Monson who coached at Idaho and Minn. A Tom Creen Indiana and Marquette .A thad Matta Ohio state.even try to land a Cliff Ellis Auburn and clemson or a Rick Pittino .

  • cfc136cfc136 Posts: 44 ✭ Freshman

    I really like that idea of a Jim Chaney. But I think I would go after a young lion in Chris Hack could work to ..

  • coastaldawgcoastaldawg Posts: 839 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Don't really keep up with college basketball, except for Georgia games. Maybe Jeff Capel from Duke or another top assistant at a big-time program.

  • CoachChadCoachChad Posts: 7 ✭ Freshman

    Chris Beard Texas Tech would be choice number one for me.
    Kelvin Sampson would second but it would be short term since he is 62 years old.
    His "NCAA issues" are not even against the rules anymore to tell how screwed up they are

  • donmdonm Posts: 4,680 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 4

    @cfc136 said:
    I think in all honesty ,I would try to bring in a Tim floyd at a utep,Bob Hoffman at mercer ,a Don Monson who coached at Idaho and Minn. A Tom Creen Indiana and Marquette .A thad Matta Ohio state.even try to land a Cliff Ellis Auburn and clemson or a Rick Pittino .

    I especially like your last two - both NCAA stalwarts.

  • BigcalidawgBigcalidawg Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Do we have any former players who are coaching now?

  • 3rdshift3rdshift Posts: 187 ✭✭✭ Junior

    a young, hungry and ambitious person...eager to build something from the ground up...Capel may expect more support/commitment from uga. Most of these avail upper tier coaches want program support just as much as an upper tier paycheck. Uga has to show that prioritization "keeping it real"....we are looking for a guy looking to build a name...rather than an established name. We are a stepping stone bball program right now. What Uga does not need is a known mediocre name to satiate fans ....as He rides out his career in mediocrity .

  • BamaDawgBamaDawg Posts: 1,614 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Who was that guy at UCLA? Wooden, or something like that.....

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 4,853 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @3rdshift said:
    a young, hungry and ambitious person...eager to build something from the ground up...Capel may expect more support/commitment from uga. Most of these avail upper tier coaches want program support just as much as an upper tier paycheck. Uga has to show that prioritization "keeping it real"....we are looking for a guy looking to build a name...rather than an established name. We are a stepping stone bball program right now. What Uga does not need is a known mediocre name to satiate fans ....as He rides out his career in mediocrity .

    Fox was supposed to be that young, hungry coach, this will clearly come down to the person making the hire being a good judge of ability. I haven't seen anything remotely special about McGarity.

  • abigale19abigale19 Posts: 10 ✭ Freshman

    Chris Jans New Mexico St or Steve Forbes East Tenn St, both have turned those two programs around. They both have won everywhere they have been. Watched both of them dominate one of the toughest JUCO conferences and states when they were at Chipola and NW FL State.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Forbes_(basketball)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Jans

  • cfc136cfc136 Posts: 44 ✭ Freshman

    Who could they sign as head coach ,that you would want to watch first game?In other words get you excited enough ,to think basketball would not just get back to the ncaa's but go for deep runs .

  • PTDawgPTDawg Posts: 556 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    In terms of name recognition an excitement, Capel would be a big pull but I'm not sure if we could get him, honestly without some major steps clearly indicating our commitment to the basketball program.

  • donmdonm Posts: 4,680 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @PTDawg said:
    In terms of name recognition an excitement, Capel would be a big pull but I'm not sure if we could get him, honestly without some major steps clearly indicating our commitment to the basketball program.

    We ain't getting Capel. He's the coach in waiting at Duke. Coach K is 70 now and won't be around all that much longer.

  • PTDawgPTDawg Posts: 556 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @donm said:

    @PTDawg said:
    In terms of name recognition an excitement, Capel would be a big pull but I'm not sure if we could get him, honestly without some major steps clearly indicating our commitment to the basketball program.

    We ain't getting Capel. He's the coach in waiting at Duke. Coach K is 70 now and won't be around all that much longer.

    Probably true. Was just trying to think of someone who would be a splash for recruits and would generate fan excitement.

  • donmdonm Posts: 4,680 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @PTDawg said:

    @donm said:

    @PTDawg said:
    In terms of name recognition an excitement, Capel would be a big pull but I'm not sure if we could get him, honestly without some major steps clearly indicating our commitment to the basketball program.

    We ain't getting Capel. He's the coach in waiting at Duke. Coach K is 70 now and won't be around all that much longer.

    Probably true. Was just trying to think of someone who would be a splash for recruits and would generate fan excitement.

    I just can't see us getting a big name coach. As some have already stated, it would take a major commitment on the part of the administration (AD as well as president) and I don't see that happening. Why would an already successful, big name coach want to come to UGA without that type of assurance? That leaves us with "bright, up and coming young coaches" and that is, of course, always a gamble. Coach Fox was just that sort of guy when hired. There have been a couple of interesting options mentioned on this thread and someone who really knows basketball might have a couple more. I'm not sure if our AD is a guy who really knows basketball. UF got Mike White who was, I think, at Southern Miss and he's done well. So it can be done. BUT...UF had a well known program and their admin is clearly behind it.

  • ugadawgs07ugadawgs07 Posts: 201 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Just give Dominique Wilkins whatever he wants to get him to leave the Hawks, and come back to his
    Alma mater.

  • bmauldinbmauldin Posts: 3,149 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Shaka smart or an energetic young coach. He’s only making 3 million at Texas and stalling out.

    Put him near Atlanta and watch him recruit like crazy.

  • donmdonm Posts: 4,680 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @bmauldin said:
    Shaka smart or an energetic young coach. He’s only making 3 million at Texas and stalling out.

    Put him near Atlanta and watch him recruit like crazy.

    One of my friends works with Shaka Smart and he is VERY happy at Texas. He and his wife love it there and he'd be unlikely to leave due to $. His record is sort of middling, but he has dealt with a lot of injuries/illnesses this year and might still make the tournament.

  • JoelSidneyKellyJoelSidneyKelly Posts: 1,421 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Hines Ward.

  • 3rdshift3rdshift Posts: 187 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @WCDawg said:

    @3rdshift said:
    a young, hungry and ambitious person...eager to build something from the ground up...Capel may expect more support/commitment from uga. Most of these avail upper tier coaches want program support just as much as an upper tier paycheck. Uga has to show that prioritization "keeping it real"....we are looking for a guy looking to build a name...rather than an established name. We are a stepping stone bball program right now. What Uga does not need is a known mediocre name to satiate fans ....as He rides out his career in mediocrity .

    Fox was supposed to be that young, hungry coach, this will clearly come down to the person making the hire being a good judge of ability. I haven't seen anything remotely special about McGarity.

    Agree...Imo another factor in the fox hire was his squeaky clean image... @ that time uga was still working on image repair from the past...A plus for uga is our fertile recruiting ground...This should lessen the risk vs reward factor. Also w all the heat around recruiting ...it MAY level the playing field a bit.

  • UnderDog68UnderDog68 Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @ugadawgs07 said:
    Just give Dominique Wilkins whatever he wants to get him to leave the Hawks, and come back to his
    Alma mater.

    That's an idea I could get behind, for sure.

  • CoachRob16CoachRob16 Posts: 371 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @PTDawg said:
    In terms of name recognition an excitement, Capel would be a big pull but I'm not sure if we could get him, honestly without some major steps clearly indicating our commitment to the basketball program.

    Capel did nothing with Blake Griffin at Oklahoma. Very overrated in my mind. Better assistant than HC material.

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I wouldn’t mind seeing ole Pistol Pete trying his hand at coaching the dawgs.

  • ugabossugaboss Posts: 35 ✭ Freshman

    We are talking about resurrecting the dead basketball program not a coach.

  • BiffLowmanBiffLowman Posts: 209 ✭✭✭ Junior

    @CoachRob16 said:

    @PTDawg said:
    In terms of name recognition an excitement, Capel would be a big pull but I'm not sure if we could get him, honestly without some major steps clearly indicating our commitment to the basketball program.

    Capel did nothing with Blake Griffin at Oklahoma. Very overrated in my mind. Better assistant than HC material.

    Not sure what you base that on. He averaged 14.7 as a freshman and 22.7 as a sophomore. He improved in every offensive statistic. The team those 2 seasons was 53-18. That's pretty dang good. I will very much agree that he didn't do much after that, but his time with Blake Griffin there was pretty impressive. Having a post as your best player will not get you as far as having a guard as it.

    http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=208793234

  • greshamdiscogreshamdisco Posts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Here’s the dilemma: we need a good recruiter who can compete with the biggest programs for in-state talent. However, to do that, one has to cheat and dance with the AAU crew, both of which will have us put on probation again. So, we look for a solid coach who has integrity and can win by working hard - and so we have Mark Fox. Until we see how, if at all, all of the FBI stuff reshapes the paradigm of college basketball, it’s going to be hard to know what kind of coach to hire. How do you compete when teams like Louisville, KY and UNC get away with so much sketchy behavior while schools like Auburn, Alabama and Tenn out and out cheat?

  • JRT812JRT812 Posts: 1,401 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @ugaboss said:
    We are talking about resurrecting the dead basketball program not a coach.

    Apologies... I read some far fetched/humorous posts and thought I would add to the melting pot of ideas.On board now....

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