They are stepping up to the Big East in ball next year. Need the old fart for now. They have the guy from Illinois State who will be the "Coach in waiting" and he is pretty solid. So for now, good move for SMU. For Brown - oh how the mighty have fallen.
We Bobcats fans enjoyed some success even if it was fleeting. Larry Brown had every right to want to leave the team when it became obvious the direction the team was going. At 71 Larry did not want to be a part of a rebuilding effort. Yes he did take a tough job at the college level but I believe this job offered him a chance to have more control and also a chance to deal only with young players as opposed to having to play young players lots of minutes in the pros where veterans were proven on a team he was expected to get instant results with. Playing young players extended minutes with a team lacking in talent to begin with was not conducive to winning. His job was on the line and he could not be patient with young men learning the game.
Veteran players require less coaching and thus they make Larry Browns job easier. Focusing predominantly on the young guys would have taken away from coach Browns job. Plus I am sure there is pressure for a coach to play young players when they are high draft picks but has it crossed anybodies mind that in practice these young guys were not earning their minutes. One thing I can say in regards to Larry Brown is that the players respected him most of the time even if they did not like him personally. With all the other coaches this team has had there seems to be a lack of respect. Sometimes that also came with a dislike. I will take coach Brown not being liked but respected if that means winning. That is what we had with coach Brown. I am guessing the bitter feelings are because he is no longer our teams coach. It would not have mattered with this rebuild. It may have kept us from being on the wrong side of making history but that is all. I hope we do not allow either Silas to coach our team. They are not the right fit.
http://espn.go.com/dallas/ncb/story/...s-players-teamLarry Brown cutting SMU players
Starting point guard Jeremiah Samarrippas told the school's student newspaper that Brown basically told him that he "wasn't good enough to play for him."
Samarrippas, a 5-foot-10 guard who would have been a junior next season, averaged 6.9 points and 4.2 assists a game last season. He started all 31 games last season and was a starter most of his freshman season.
The Dallas Morning News, citing a source, reported that three non-starting forwards were also being removed from the team. Leslee Smith, Ricmonds Vilde and Eric Norman all would have been sophomores next season.
Cols as ice, LB.
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