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Anyone got thoughts on the new name on this list? Mike Dunleavy Sr.?
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Hot off the Press Finalists?? credible source? Greenberg listed. Mike Dunleavy Sr. is very interesting


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Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:11 pm

I like the idea of Mike Dunleavy, but would want Shammond Williams to stay. We'd need others on the staff with deeper D1 coaching experience. And someone who has ties to the community as well. Not a bad hire, but one that would make a splash, but bring a lot of questions as well. I'd take him over Gottleib, for sure.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:25 pm

My Rankings based on the rumored names

1 Greenberg
2 Dunleavy
3 Grant
4 Drew
5 Stansbury


Who are your top 5?
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:00 pm

SobeWave wrote:Hot off the Press Finalists?? credible source? Greenberg listed. Mike Dunleavy Sr. is very interesting


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Why? Mediocre NBA coach. 61 years old. Never coached college.
I remember Bob Hill at Fordham...what a mess that was.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:04 pm

Pat Forde saying Dunleavy is the leading candidate. Not a done deal but could be very soon.

He says he will have a story up soon.

I don't know what to make of it. He is 62, and struggled in his last coaching stint in LA (admittedly with some nightmare ownership and management in place). Never coached in college, so has never recruited. Does he have the energy and the passion needed to make us a winner? I'm skeptical.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:17 pm

CBS Sports and ESPN reporting now too. CBS Sports saying we have a verbal agreement in place with Dunleavy.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:21 pm

Didn't see that coming. He does have ties to NOLA. His wife is from here. Maybe he brings his son, who is currently an assistant at Villanova?
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:27 pm

DfromCT wrote:I like the idea of Mike Dunleavy, but would want Shammond Williams to stay. We'd need others on the staff with deeper D1 coaching experience. And someone who has ties to the community as well. Not a bad hire, but one that would make a splash, but bring a lot of questions as well. I'd take him over Gottleib, for sure.
Same here. I'm good with this.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:29 pm

I think our new coach needs his own thread. Unexpected hire but I am optimistic. At the very least he will increase the name brand of our team and put us in the national spotlight, which should translate into a uptick in recruiting.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:30 pm

Via Scot Kushner
I can confirm #Tulane is close to hiring Mike Dunleavy, Sr. as its men's basketball coach. First reported by @YahooForde
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tpstulane wrote:
DfromCT wrote:I like the idea of Mike Dunleavy, but would want Shammond Williams to stay. We'd need others on the staff with deeper D1 coaching experience. And someone who has ties to the community as well. Not a bad hire, but one that would make a splash, but bring a lot of questions as well. I'd take him over Gottleib, for sure.
Same here. I'm good with this.
Staff is a huge key here. His son is a top recruiter at Villanova...please!

He has several NOLA/Tulane connections.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:36 pm

This is hard to not like. You can throw out negatives like never coached college and too old but this is a major impact hire and will have sports shows talking up Tulane basketball as being serious. A guy like Dunleavy can get quality assistants and that's where the quality of the product can really be enhanced. Nice get for Troy Dannen. Apperently, outsiders can be sold on him and the future of Tulane Athletics.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:44 pm

Trust in Troy.

Troy Dannen continues to knock it out of the park. To be clear, I have no idea whether Dunleavy winds up a good college coach but Dannen is quickly rebranding Tulane Athletics as a destination job run by and for professionals.

At a minimum, we have a former NBA coach of the year on the sidelines in Fogelman. Meanwhile, it's only been 24 hours since someone thumbed their nose at the idea of someone choosing Tulane over Valporaiso.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:48 pm

Should get us some national buzz this weekend during the Sweet Sixteen as well.
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Source confirms Mike Dunleavy, Sr. will be the head basketball coach at #Tulane. Source says contract isn't signed yet, but just formality
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:49 pm

RobertM320 wrote:Didn't see that coming. He does have ties to NOLA. His wife is from here. Maybe he brings his son, who is currently an assistant at Villanova?
Could be part of his motivation to take the job setting his son up to be his successor.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:52 pm

Big time coach. Shocked he took this job. High school kids will want to play for an NBA coach bc of his experience and connections at the next level. Chris Mullin is crushing it at ST John's with recruits. And Larry Brown has always won at the college level.

Huge hire. Very excited.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:53 pm

Bingo! I like. Villanova top assistant. Love their system.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:56 pm

TD continues to send the message we're serious about winning. Are you listening Big XII?
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:57 pm

His son, Baker, is Asst. HC at 'Nova.
Jay Wright isn't going anywhere for a loooooooooong time.
Perhaps, Dad brings Baker over with him??
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:58 pm

I think it will turn out well. It really is nice to have an AD we trust.
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Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:58 pm

Any thoughts on what this does for our current players/recruits? Do you think we keep them?
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Any thoughts on what this means for our current players/recruits? Do you think they'll stay?
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