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Old 04-09-2019, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default Kevin Kruger to UNLV

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Old 04-09-2019, 11:45 AM   #2
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Best of luck to Kevin and I think this is a solid move for Kevin and OU (depending who Lon hires).
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:48 AM   #3
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I guess we can plan our national title parade for next April, since people who somehow know everything that Kevin did behind closed doors have assured us that he was the main thing holding us back.

Congrats to Kevin, I imagine he must be getting a raise and/or promotion in order to leave. Now, all Lon needs to do is hire Coach K, Buzz, Mike Anderson, or Beard as an assistant, and everyone will be happy.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:51 AM   #4
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lots of ways you could read this, as WichitaSooner stated, likely getting raise and responsibility to make this move now, also could be cherry picking a good situation before his dad retires from OU.
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well good for him.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:57 AM   #6
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well good for him.
Agree. Kevin obviously has ties to Las Vegas, and this helps in any job change in any profession. I'm sure Kevin wants to be a head coach someday, so a move like this should help. Best wishes for future success to the young man.
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I guess we can plan our national title parade for next April, since people who somehow know everything that Kevin did behind closed doors have assured us that he was the main thing holding us back.

Congrats to Kevin, I imagine he must be getting a raise and/or promotion in order to leave. Now, all Lon needs to do is hire Coach K, Buzz, Mike Anderson, or Beard as an assistant, and everyone will be happy.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:11 PM   #8
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Wow!

OU basketball has some awesome momentum right now.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:20 PM   #9
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I guess we can plan our national title parade for next April, since people who somehow know everything that Kevin did behind closed doors have assured us that he was the main thing holding us back.

Congrats to Kevin, I imagine he must be getting a raise and/or promotion in order to leave. Now, all Lon needs to do is hire Coach K, Buzz, Mike Anderson, or Beard as an assistant, and everyone will be happy.
Make it happen! LOL
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:32 PM   #10
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UNLV happy to have him.

Some of our fans think he is the sole reason we went to the NCAA tourney and didnt win it all.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:36 PM   #11
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lots of ways you could read this, as WichitaSooner stated, likely getting raise and responsibility to make this move now, also could be cherry picking a good situation before his dad retires from OU.
I doubt that. I would think being the 3rd assistant at OU probably pays more than being the 2nd assistant at UNLV.

I've never bashed Kevin or him being on Lon's staff, but the optics of this IMO suggest more than just a move to better his career. You don't leave your father's staff for what at best is probably a very minor "promotion", and what is more likely a lateral move.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:37 PM   #12
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I could not care less about assistant coaches
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:00 PM   #13
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I could not care less about assistant coaches
You should. After OU lost Hill and Henson, the on court product has suffered greatly.
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You should. After OU lost Hill and Henson, the on court product has suffered greatly.
Or it could just as easily be said like this:

After OU lost Hield and Cousins, the on court product has suffered greatly.
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I could not care less about assistant coaches
Lol! Assistant coaches are the ones who develop players. Bad assistants = bad player development and performance. That's not to mention recruiting.
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:31 PM   #16
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It’s probably a good move for Kevin if he wants to keep moving up the coaching ladder. Sometimes you have to take one step back in order to move two steps forward. Get out from under Daddy’s shadow.

I wonder is Joe C encouraged this.....??
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:46 PM   #17
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assistant coach is a pretty broad term - just like chihuahua and mastiff are both dogs. No telling what the tasks will be there plus you always want to bring in diverse viewpoints for experience. This may be more personal/professional than lateral.
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:52 PM   #18
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Everyone wants to blame someone. We should remember we are dealing with young people where college leads to sudden freedom from a lot of restrictions (many cases, not all) and parental guidance. Some will get into bad stuff that will effect their performance. No matter how good the coaches are some of that will go on.

If Odomes had worked as hard as Buddy and Isaih ( and maybe he did) he probably would have developed a better outside shot. If James had worked that hard he probably would have had better handles and a more consistent outside shot. McNeace probably would have come closer to realizing the high potential many saw for him.

Don't know how hard they worked but they did not improve nearly as much as Buddy and Isaih.

I suspect that the Vegas opening occured and it was an opportunity for Kevin to get out on his own and not have fans assume he had no ability and was just getting by because of who his father was. Being a parent I could understand that Lon Kruger encouraged the move no matter how good he felt Kevin was.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:14 PM   #19
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UNLV happy to have him.

Some of our fans think he is the sole reason we went to the NCAA tourney and didnt win it all.
Literally nobody thinks that.

Given how you've spoken about Kevin, I'm guessing you're surprised he isn't taking over UNLV as the HC. After all, he did coach for 2 years at Northern Arizona. Interesting that he couldn't get a better position after a couple years at OU. It's almost as if other schools think he only got a job here because of daddy.
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Now letís go get Kellen.
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:24 PM   #21
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Now letís go get Kellen.
Won't happen, but Cincy should give him a look.
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Literally nobody thinks that
Nobody and everybody are interchangeable to some. Aren't they the lucky ones.
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Literally nobody thinks that.

Given how you've spoken about Kevin, I'm guessing you're surprised he isn't taking over UNLV as the HC. After all, he did coach for 2 years at Northern Arizona. Interesting that he couldn't get a better position after a couple years at OU. It's almost as if other schools think he only got a job here because of daddy.
Sarcasm sunshine.

Why would UNLV hire him if heís so bad? You think their 1st year HC are just doing Lon a solid?

Youíre clueless how recruiting works, how players like certain coaches, guard development post development etc.

What I have told you Kevin was the reason Jamal made a huge gain from Hs to big 12 starting PG... or worked with KD every single day to make him our best player by the end of the year.

Is he more valuable then or just a kid who coached with his dad?

Kevin is an asset to UNLV. Knows the area, knows the town, that gets you players.
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Why would UNLV hire him if heís so bad? You think their 1st year HC are just doing Lon a solid?
Why would a mid-major school offer a job to a P5 assistant? Perhaps you're the clueless one.

Hill and Henson took HC gigs, and I would be absolutely shocked if Crutch or Hartman took demotions to be assistants at mid-major schools.
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Now letís go get Kellen.
Lol HARD pass
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