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Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:38 am

winwave wrote:This will be just like the football search where the name never came up in the media till right before. It's so nice to have an AD that you trust and you can just sit back and relax knowing it is going to turn out well for the program.
our current AD has been on the job for <4 months after over a decade of ineptitude. not sure if we've earned the right to relax just yet...


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Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:47 am

bananax07 wrote:
winwave wrote:This will be just like the football search where the name never came up in the media till right before. It's so nice to have an AD that you trust and you can just sit back and relax knowing it is going to turn out well for the program.
our current AD has been on the job for <4 months after over a decade of ineptitude. not sure if we've earned the right to relax just yet...
To each his own. As for me I am relaxing and enjoying it.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:11 pm

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puffy wrote:Thus far, the rumored names have ranged from tepid to lackluster...
Do any of you folks really think anyone not named Troy D will have a reasonable clue who Tulane is hiring after the leak fiasco involving EC? I'd bet not even Dannen's wife much less Fitts himself have the scoop on this. Just sit back and enjoy the spectacle.
Yeah I think Dannen understands the value of PR and will not conduct business in a cone of silence. Of course, that's all pending his rooting out of any Dickson-leaks etc.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:12 pm

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I suspect TD was shooting for his Dream List and is down to his B list now. Hope he lands a B and not a C.
Stockholm Syndrome is alive and well amongst Tulane fans.

We know absolutely nothing, but just because we are Tulane fans we things must be going poorly and we're already at backstop options. :roll:
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:08 pm

"Speaking of St. Louis…former Alabama head coach and current Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Anthony Grant’s name has also come up here. BUT, his name has been even stronger at Tulane. In addition to his six seasons at Alabama (118-86), Grant spent three seasons as the head coach at VCU (76-25). It depends who you talk to, but is sounds like Tulane and their search firm Eastman and Beaudine, have a top 2 or 3, and Grant could be in that group. Other names mentioned here: Purdue assistant Greg Gary (a Tulane alum) and Yale head coach James Jones. Apparently CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb has expressed some interest as well."


I didn't realize we were using a search firm. What are your thoughts on Grant? He spent a long time working and recruiting for Billy Donovan at Florida. I think he could be perfect call.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:19 pm

SobeWave wrote:"Speaking of St. Louis…former Alabama head coach and current Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Anthony Grant’s name has also come up here. BUT, his name has been even stronger at Tulane. In addition to his six seasons at Alabama (118-86), Grant spent three seasons as the head coach at VCU (76-25). It depends who you talk to, but is sounds like Tulane and their search firm Eastman and Beaudine, have a top 2 or 3, and Grant could be in that group. Other names mentioned here: Purdue assistant Greg Gary (a Tulane alum) and Yale head coach James Jones. Apparently CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb has expressed some interest as well."


I didn't realize we were using a search firm. What are your thoughts on Grant? He spent a long time working and recruiting for Billy Donovan at Florida. I think he could be perfect call.
To some extent they all use a "search firm" to a certain extent...make background checks...confirm education..etc....
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:34 pm

golfnut69 wrote:
SobeWave wrote:"Speaking of St. Louis…former Alabama head coach and current Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Anthony Grant’s name has also come up here. BUT, his name has been even stronger at Tulane. In addition to his six seasons at Alabama (118-86), Grant spent three seasons as the head coach at VCU (76-25). It depends who you talk to, but is sounds like Tulane and their search firm Eastman and Beaudine, have a top 2 or 3, and Grant could be in that group. Other names mentioned here: Purdue assistant Greg Gary (a Tulane alum) and Yale head coach James Jones. Apparently CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb has expressed some interest as well."


I didn't realize we were using a search firm. What are your thoughts on Grant? He spent a long time working and recruiting for Billy Donovan at Florida. I think he could be perfect call.
To some extent they all use a "search firm" to a certain extent...make background checks...confirm education..etc....
Right. This is entirely different from Rick Dickson, who did absolutely nothing other than use Tulane money to pay other people to do his job for him.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:52 pm

golfnut69 wrote:

To some extent they all use a "search firm" to a certain extent...make background checks...confirm education..etc....
Hopefully background checks, etc. are the extent of the extent.
Search firms are worthless as an identifier of candidates: Too many agendas, constant conflicts of interest.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:56 pm

What search firm? Where's the idea coming from that Dannen is using a search firm? Dannen has a list and is conducting the search himself is all Iread. I don't believe he used a search firm to hire Coach Fritz.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:24 pm

UCF...just hired Johnnie Dawkins.... http://sportsnola.com/ucf-hires-johnny- ... all-coach/
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:25 pm

JerseyWave wrote:What search firm? Where's the idea coming from that Dannen is using a search firm? Dannen has a list and is conducting the search himself is all Iread. I don't believe he used a search firm to hire Coach Fritz.
"Speaking of St. Louis…former Alabama head coach and current Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Anthony Grant’s name has also come up here. BUT, his name has been even stronger at Tulane. In addition to his six seasons at Alabama (118-86), Grant spent three seasons as the head coach at VCU (76-25). It depends who you talk to, but is sounds like Tulane and their search firm Eastman and Beaudine, have a top 2 or 3, and Grant could be in that group. Other names mentioned here: Purdue assistant Greg Gary (a Tulane alum) and Yale head coach James Jones. Apparently CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb has expressed some interest as well."

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Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:50 pm

JerseyWave wrote:What search firm? Where's the idea coming from that Dannen is using a search firm? Dannen has a list and is conducting the search himself is all Iread. I don't believe he used a search firm to hire Coach Fritz.
TD said he was using one in an interview w/local media. It wasn't named nor did he indicate what their role was in the search.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:55 pm

winwave wrote:
TD said he was using one in an interview w/local media. It wasn't named nor did he indicate what their role was in the search.
but is sounds like Tulane and their search firm Eastman and Beaudine, have a top 2 or 3, and Grant could be in that group
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:45 pm

New Report

GREG SWAIM SHOW ‏@GSwaim 25m25 minutes ago
#Tulane to decide this evening between #Yale's James Jones or Doug Gottlieb for their new basketball coach.

https://twitter.com/GSwaim/status/712795769841922048
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:57 pm

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SobeWave wrote:New Report

GREG SWAIM SHOW ‏@GSwaim 25m25 minutes ago
#Tulane to decide this evening between #Yale's James Jones or Doug Gottlieb for their new basketball coach.

https://twitter.com/GSwaim/status/712795769841922048
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:18 pm

I cannot understand how Gottlieb even got into the mix of this search...
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:54 pm

Not impressed if it's between those two. If true it's got to be the Yale coach. Unless Gottlieb is bringing brother from Oregon State or maybe it's the brother with broadcaster as assistant.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:06 pm

I'd like to see us hire Larry Coker for MBB coach.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:52 pm

greenphantom wrote:I'd like to see us hire Larry Coker for MBB coach.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:11 pm

I think I'd prefer Anthony Grant to either of those, not that he excites me. I would say we know Jones can with in an academic environment, but then again, all the teams in his conference are in the same boat, so he's got a level playing field. This situation is very different.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:23 pm

Jeff Duncan ‏@JeffDuncan_ 24m24 minutes ago
The three names I’ve heard in the Tulane coaching search are Anthony Grant. Greg Gary and James Jones.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:43 pm

RobertM320 wrote:I think I'd prefer Anthony Grant to either of those, not that he excites me. I would say we know Jones can with in an academic environment, but then again, all the teams in his conference are in the same boat, so he's got a level playing field. This situation is very different.
It just doesn't seem to be a good year timing wise for filling a coaching position. I haven't been that impressed with this years pool to choose from.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:27 pm

I'd rather have Seth Greenberg than the names being thrown around. He'd be a better respected "splash" hire than Gottlieb, and a proven "knows how to coach" hire. He was rumored early on, I hope he's been given serious consideration. That's my 2 cents.
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:31 pm

I'd be happy with Anthony Grant. He has high level head coaching experience. Alabama is not a basketball school and yet he did alright there. They have unrealistic expectations there which is why he was fired.
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Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:49 am

Gottlieb or James Jones would be uninspiring at best. How the hell did Gottlieb get in this? He's never coached.
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