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Coaches that you think should be on Nebraska's list, if this trend continues

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After a period of mourning our disappointing season, it's fun to return to HHC to see the passion that exists for Husker hoops. Several weeks ago, I heard what I considered to be credible information that an "agreement in principle" had been reached with Dana Altman. The reason I found it at least plausible is because it was consistent with something I heard from another person who had "first hand" knowledge of an alleged meeting somewhere "outside of Lincoln." Perhaps pieces of those stories were true and Altman used this as leverage for his contract extension at Oregon. Who knows. I've learned over time that until the announcement is made and a new coach is introduced to the public, it's all merely speculation. I am not even close to being an insider. Nonetheless, part of the reason it's enjoyable to discuss these scenarios is because we have such a passion for our team. 

 

The bottom line for me is that I will root for the success of whoever happens to be the coach next year, be it Miles or someone else. My hope would be that we could lure a proven coach who has won at a power 5 school. The exception would be for a guy who comes from a distinguished coaching tree where he has learned how to create an identity for a program and is a proven recruiter. I will say that unless we have been in discussions with such a person and it's essentially a done deal, I'd almost rather keep Miles than take another chance with a mid-major guy.  I didn't feel that way until we made our run in the tournament. 

 

My other hope is that "something" happens which will convince our fan base that being a legitimately competitive basketball program is important to the UNL administration. Pure speculation here, but I am wondering whether Moos' trip West included a stop somewhere, say Las Vegas or LA, to meet with representatives for a prospective coach? GBR and let's beat Butler!!

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13 minutes ago, nustudent said:

If the above occurs and Moos lands Hoiberg, who just turned down UCLA, his PR is going to be the opposite of taking a hit.  

But, Hoiberg saying the deal is already done without an opening, looks bad.  I would be happy if true, but Moos has to work on his PR skills.  

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3 minutes ago, nustudent said:

You don't think the Frost deal wasn't.

This is how it's done.   And no one will care, nor should they.

 

I would give Moos all the credit in the world for getting Hoiberg here. How could anyone not?

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34 minutes ago, nustudent said:

If the above occurs and Moos lands Hoiberg, who just turned down UCLA, his PR is going to be the opposite of taking a hit.  

 

Exactly. Ultimately, if Moos makes a good hire, nothing else matters and everything is forgotten. 

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Everything you are hearing today I can confirm except for the UCLA stuff. From what I heard it was the other way around.

 

Either way, if this gets finalized this is a major get for Nebraska. I consider Fred an elite college basketball coach. I watched first hand what he did in Ames, and it was impressive. Guy can coach circles around people. He will get talent and he knows how to get the best out of it. The one downside is it will be interesting to see how long he stays in Lincoln. If he got it rolling here I could easily see him being a candidate for UNC/Duke.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, GATA said:

 

I would give Moos all the credit in the world for getting Hoiberg here. How could anyone not?

 

If in another week Moos has Frost AND Hoiberg overseeing the two major athletic programs, he could drink a 30-pack of beer and pass out in a Haymarket alley every night for all I care. 

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9 minutes ago, HoiBall said:

Everything you are hearing today I can confirm except for the UCLA stuff. From what I heard it was the other way around.

 

Either way, if this gets finalized this is a major get for Nebraska. I consider Fred an elite college basketball coach. I watched first hand what he did in Ames, and it was impressive. Guy can coach circles around people. He will get talent and he knows how to get the best out of it. The one downside is it will be interesting to see how long he stays in Lincoln. If he got it rolling here I could easily see him being a candidate for UNC/Duke.

 

 

If he can make NU a contender, and win that elusive NCAA tourney game before he leaves, we'll build a statue of him outside PBA....

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4 minutes ago, HoiBall said:

 

He can literally come in and become a legend. Not many other places he can do that. 

I'm totally on board if it's Hoiberg.  I live about 40 miles from Ames and also saw first hand what he did at ISU.  If nothing else, he'll bring an exciting brand of offensive basketball to Lincoln.  No more stand around for 25 seconds and the have to fire up a bad shot as the clock hits zero....

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19 minutes ago, HoiBall said:

Everything you are hearing today I can confirm except for the UCLA stuff. From what I heard it was the other way around.

 

Either way, if this gets finalized this is a major get for Nebraska. I consider Fred an elite college basketball coach. I watched first hand what he did in Ames, and it was impressive. Guy can coach circles around people. He will get talent and he knows how to get the best out of it. The one downside is it will be interesting to see how long he stays in Lincoln. If he got it rolling here I could easily see him being a candidate for UNC/Duke.

 

 

From Nebraska to UNC/Duke... yeah, I'd consider that a win ?

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1 hour ago, brfrad said:

That would be another major hit to Moos' PR.  Making a deal BEFORE the other coach is fired is a horrible tactic.  Add to that, if it should be announced next week sometime, what if Nebraska goes to the NIT championship games.  Makes me think it is not Nebraska, and probably an NBA job.

 

So you would rather we fire our coach, hire some phony search firm, and conduct weeks of interviews and searching while every other program locks up their #1 targets? Because that's worked so well in the past. 

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20 minutes ago, HoiBall said:

Everything you are hearing today I can confirm except for the UCLA stuff. From what I heard it was the other way around.

 

Either way, if this gets finalized this is a major get for Nebraska. I consider Fred an elite college basketball coach. I watched first hand what he did in Ames, and it was impressive. Guy can coach circles around people. He will get talent and he knows how to get the best out of it. The one downside is it will be interesting to see how long he stays in Lincoln. If he got it rolling here I could easily see him being a candidate for UNC/Duke.

 

 

 

So from what you're hearing nothing is finalized? He's still exploring all of his options? A lot of these twitter rumors are indicating it's all wrapped up. 

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If we have Hoiberg as a "done deal" why are we making an announcement on Friday and why didn't we fire Miles Saturday night/Sunday?

As it's been pointed out what if Miles makes a run in the NIT and while we're waiting Hoiberg changes his mind?

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3 minutes ago, OmahaHusker said:

 

So from what you're hearing nothing is finalized? He's still exploring all of his options? A lot of these twitter rumors are indicating it's all wrapped up. 

 

The finalized part I am skeptical about. I know UCLA has come and gone, I would be a little worried about Arizona. 

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Just now, hskr4life said:

My biggest worry with Fred is his statement that he "hated recruiting" while in college.  Nebraska isn't really a place that talent just lands in your lap, so you are going to have to put in a little effort.  This is an area that Miles excelled at.  Can Fred do the same?

His assistants sure can

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