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Mike Dunleavy Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:00 pm
by RobertM320
https://twitter.com/garlandgillen/status/713407358286766080


Anyone got thoughts on the new name on this list? Mike Dunleavy Sr.?

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:04 pm
by SobeWave
Hot off the Press Finalists?? credible source? Greenberg listed. Mike Dunleavy Sr. is very interesting


Garland Gillen Verified account ‏@garlandgillen 2h2 hours ago
The latest on the #Tulane basketball head coaching search.

https://twitter.com/garlandgillen/statu ... 8286766080

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:11 pm
by DfromCT
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.

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:25 pm
by SobeWave
My Rankings based on the rumored names

1 Greenberg
2 Dunleavy
3 Grant
4 Drew
5 Stansbury


Who are your top 5?

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:00 pm
by DrBox
SobeWave wrote:Hot off the Press Finalists?? credible source? Greenberg listed. Mike Dunleavy Sr. is very interesting


Garland Gillen Verified account ‏@garlandgillen 2h2 hours ago
The latest on the #Tulane basketball head coaching search.

https://twitter.com/garlandgillen/statu ... 8286766080

Why? Mediocre NBA coach. 61 years old. Never coached college.
I remember Bob Hill at Fordham...what a mess that was.

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:04 pm
by OUG
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.

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:17 pm
by OUG
CBS Sports and ESPN reporting now too. CBS Sports saying we have a verbal agreement in place with Dunleavy.

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:21 pm
by RobertM320
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?

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:27 pm
by tpstulane
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.

Mike Dunleavy Tulane's new BB coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:29 pm
by lano
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.

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:30 pm
by SobeWave
Via Scot Kushner
I can confirm #Tulane is close to hiring Mike Dunleavy, Sr. as its men's basketball coach. First reported by @YahooForde

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:30 pm
by DrBox
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.

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:36 pm
by anEngineer
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.

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:44 pm
by jonathanjoseph
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.

Re: Mike Dunleavy will be Tulane's new BB coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:47 pm
by lano

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:48 pm
by RobertM320
Should get us some national buzz this weekend during the Sweet Sixteen as well.

Re: Mike Dunleavy will be Tulane's new BB coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:49 pm
by lano
Garland GillenVerified account
‏@garlandgillen
Source confirms Mike Dunleavy, Sr. will be the head basketball coach at #Tulane. Source says contract isn't signed yet, but just formality

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:49 pm
by winwave
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.

Re: Mike Dunleavy will be Tulane's new BB coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:52 pm
by SobeWave
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.

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:53 pm
by Jaxwave
Bingo! I like. Villanova top assistant. Love their system.

Re: Mike Dunleavy will be Tulane's new BB coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:56 pm
by RobertM320
TD continues to send the message we're serious about winning. Are you listening Big XII?

Re: Mike Dunleavy will be Tulane's new BB coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:57 pm
by dpm wave
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??

Re: Mike Dunleavy will be Tulane's new BB coach

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

Re: Next Mens Basketball Coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:58 pm
by RobertM320
Any thoughts on what this does for our current players/recruits? Do you think we keep them?

Re: Mike Dunleavy will be Tulane's new BB coach

Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:59 pm
by RobertM320
Any thoughts on what this means for our current players/recruits? Do you think they'll stay?