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Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:16 pm

According to the other site in the original version of this article SK said Tulane tripled the basketball budget in order to get CMD :

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/sp ... ball-coach


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Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:39 pm

winwave wrote:According to the other site in the original version of this article SK said Tulane tripled the basketball budget in order to get CMD :

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/sp ... ball-coach
So when Rick Dickson said Tulane finally had everything it needed to win championships, he was only off by 3X in basketball? Because that means he was likely off by at least 3X on football. Just making the point that the degree of incompetence there was stunning, and something no program could overcome. That's the kind of negligence that Boards are legally obligated to prevent.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:47 pm

Robert1969 wrote:I love this hire. I think it is a great move. Maybe he can get Dylan O to reconsider.
For nonsensical reasons, I immediately thought "Dylan Osean".

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Actually that looks like a Netjet. So, it maybe more like "semi-private."
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:29 pm

Dunleavy checked out football practice today and met Willie Fritz.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:03 pm

tpstulane wrote:Dunleavy checked out football practice today and met Willie Fritz.
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Coach Fritz has too much hair to run with that crowd.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:22 pm

Not everyone is sold yet. Riverside head coach Timmy Byrd said its a head scratcher with Ed Daniels.
https://www.facebook.com/WGNOSports/vid ... 116397912/
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:34 pm

I didn't see Coach Byrd offering to take the job. Looks more like Ed Daniels has an opinion and conveniently interviewed a coach that had the same opinion.
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RobertM320 wrote:I didn't see Coach Byrd offering to take the job. Looks more like Ed Daniels has an opinion and conveniently interviewed a coach that had the same opinion.
I think the fact that we have two players from that coach is more likely why Ed interviewed him.
I think Ed will come out with a column.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:12 pm

Funny, I was actually wondering if he would take the gig. He has won at Riverside for a good while now. But I am glad not everyone is drinking the kool-aid. The man hasnt coached in over 6 years, AND his W-L record in the NBA is under .500
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:15 pm

He met with players today. Video on Twitter. He said "champions think like champions before they become champions."

He said he coaches like black jack. He plays the percentages. Says teams may beat Tulane, but not with what they normally do. In other words, he will attack their strengths.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:22 pm

Yes, Riverside is a better job. good lord.

He made a good point about high energy. Clark definitely had that. And I agree that the value of recruiting locally is underrated in basketball. However, note to Ed - we're after 4 star players, thank you.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:28 pm

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mbawavefan12 wrote:FYI, MD does commentary for NBA TV. The guy knows Bball and seems to have plenty left in the tank.

It's the TU in me, but I am a little nervous there still is no formal announcement.
Stockholm Syndrome symptoms. There are professional adults in charge now.
that comment sounds closer to the opposite of Stockholm Syndrome. He doesn't trust Tulane based on history, despite a change in leadership. SS is when you show empathy/positive feelings toward your captors. Kind of like when the Cowen/Dickson supporters would justify their actions and debacles, even after more than a decade of incompetence.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:46 pm

Is that the Timmy Bird who "played" football at LSU? Does he even know that Tulane has won in the past with a mixture of La. And national players. He sounds like the local football coaches who liked getting their lesser prospects scholarships to Tulane under CJ. I for one would like to see a wider swath of recruits than just La. ones. Tulane is a nationally known university who can appeal to national recruits.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:00 pm

tpstulane wrote:Not everyone is sold yet. Riverside head coach Timmy Bird said its a head scratcher with Ed Daniels.
https://www.facebook.com/WGNOSports/vid ... 116397912/
A silly, silly interview. It's a different game? No it isn't. It's still 5-on-5 and the hoops are still 10 feet tall. The administration of it is. And we have competent administrators. (edit: nevermind). If you say that it's dumb because Perry Clark knew how to recruit locally, you can't be foolish enough not to know that Perry Clark recruited nationally. IIRC, Chris Cameron was from Georgia, Corey Childs from Detroit, Ledaryl Billingsley was from Chicago, etc.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:05 pm

You can count on one hand the number of Top 100 recruits Louisiana produces each year. It's important for Tulane to get their share of the best local recruits, but they won't be able to compete at the top of the AAC exclusively with Louisiana players. High school basketball matters more outside of the state than inside.
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jonathanjoseph wrote:
mbawavefan12 wrote:FYI, MD does commentary for NBA TV. The guy knows Bball and seems to have plenty left in the tank.

It's the TU in me, but I am a little nervous there still is no formal announcement.
Stockholm Syndrome symptoms. There are professional adults in charge now.
that comment sounds closer to the opposite of Stockholm Syndrome. He doesn't trust Tulane based on history, despite a change in leadership. SS is when you show empathy/positive feelings toward your captors. Kind of like when the Cowen/Dickson supporters would justify their actions and debacles, even after more than a decade of incompetence.
So the affects of Stockholm Syndrome are changing. There may be a new term that is more appropriate than Stockholm Syndrome, but it's the same root cause underlying. It used to be the fans echoing the "we are who we are" or some version of it. Certainly, 6-12 months ago very few here believed we'd be able to lure a former NBA coach of the year to Tulane.

The distrust of "maybe this good news isn't for real" is a remnant of that ugliness. It will go away for good once the good vibes turn into good teams and wins.
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puffy wrote:You can count on one hand the number of Top 100 recruits Louisiana produces each year. It's important for Tulane to get their share of the best local recruits, but they won't be able to compete at the top of the AAC exclusively with Louisiana players. High school basketball matters more outside of the state than inside.
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Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:43 am

After watching the Introductory Press Conference there should be no doubt that this is an incredible hire for Tulane. I even enjoyed the subtle swipe that Fitts and Dannen took at their predecessors.

Dunleavy is connected in the basketball community all over the world. He is going to bring unprecedented talent and success to Tulane basketball. Let's enjoy the ride!
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JerseyWave wrote:After watching the Introductory Press Conference there should be no doubt that this is an incredible hire for Tulane. I even enjoyed the subtle swipe that Fitts and Dannen took at their predecessors.

Dunleavy is connected in the basketball community all over the world. He is going to bring unprecedented talent and success to Tulane basketball. Let's enjoy the ride!
Win or lose, this is a solid hire. He is an incredible X/O guy with recruiting connections all over the world. Add in the fact that he has had three kids go through the D1 process then one plays int eh pros and ht other coaches a top 10 team.

At this point I am more concerned with losing TD in a few years as opposed to anyone else.
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Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:52 am

When he was asked about assistants, he kind of hinted that he's been contacted by a lot of people already that might be interested.
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