Who to hire? There's an old basketball saying (that I just thought up)...

Red_N_BlackRed_N_Black Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ Junior

"When in doubt pick the one who's name ends in a vowel". We've tried every thing else here at Georgia. Why not just simply pick an Italian-American Head Coach like a Izzo, Calipari, Valvano, Vitale, Massimino, Auriemma or do I dare say a Pitino. It works almost 100% of the time. Just hire'em and turn'em loose. We may need to kinda look the other way every once in a while but that's OK. So I checked out the name Matta and to my delight I discovered that It is indeed not only an Italian name but a Southern Italian name. A Double Whammy!! In other words: HIRE HIM.
PS- I was a little concerned that the name Jirsa would destroy my theory till I found out that Jirsa is Greek.

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  • SIlverCreekDawgSIlverCreekDawg Posts: 110 ✭✭✭ Junior

    You're gonna get your wish as Matta should be named the new coach by Friday.

  • donmdonm Posts: 2,934 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Red_N_Black said:
    "When in doubt pick the one who's name ends in a vowel". We've tried every thing else here at Georgia. Why not just simply pick an Italian-American Head Coach like a Izzo, Calipari, Valvano, Vitale, Massimino, Auriemma or do I dare say a Pitino. It works almost 100% of the time. Just hire'em and turn'em loose. We may need to kinda look the other way every once in a while but that's OK. So I checked out the name Matta and to my delight I discovered that It is indeed not only an Italian name but a Southern Italian name. A Double Whammy!! In other words: HIRE HIM.
    PS- I was a little concerned that the name Jirsa would destroy my theory till I found out that Jirsa is Greek.

    Being half Italian I often wondered what it was about I-A coaches that made so many of them successful. I ended up attributing it to their being able to deal so well with people - as a group we love relating to people. Of course, this theory ignores all the I-A coaches who aren't successful and don't like relating to people. But it's food (usually pasta) for thought. Nothing quite like a large family dinner (holidays and Thanksgiving) based around some pasta dish or other. Gnocci were my favorites.

  • BojanglesInsiderBojanglesInsider Posts: 986 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    WELL THAT AGED WELL, thread is now about Italian heritage pride.
    Italian grandfather ran away from home at 12 and was raised by Irish gypsies in the north east.
    It's hilarious and strange when you think about it, really. What a world.

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