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Old 04-07-2019, 08:00 PM   #26
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Would the serial killer from Wichita State be a fit?
Only if he got a divorce first . . . and probably not even then.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:01 PM   #27
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At this point in their careers, Mike Anderson is a much better fit for OU than Lon.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:12 PM   #28
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I wonder who the realistic candidates would be.

OU wouldn’t pay enough to lure Chris beard or any big name, not to mention the lack of support for OU basketball that would prevent such a hire.

Mike Anderson has been talked about but who else?
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:13 PM   #29
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I thought this was a fake news rumor, but wow ...

https://newsok.com/article/5628099/r...d-for-ucla-job

http://www.oudaily.com/sports/ou-men...cb311e491.html

https://www.wate.com/news/local-news...cla/1906874778
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:14 PM   #30
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Anderson went to the tourney three times in his eight years at Arkansas, winning just two games, and he just got himself canned. Lon went to the tourney six times in eight years. Some of you have very fluid standards. Whichever stats suit your purpose, you'll float them as if they're the final word. Nice to know that Anderson's teams excel at steals, though.

If Lon leaves, we can surely do better.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:16 PM   #31
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Just mentioned this in another thread... This would be best case scenario. Hire Mike Anderson immediately.
Lol you're crazy
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:17 PM   #32
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Then there is this ...

https://247sports.com/college/ucla/A...ive-130987240/

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Old 04-07-2019, 08:21 PM   #33
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Interesting to note that both of those local stories you linked to merely quoted a single tweet and added no other info.

And that Shaka Smart is listed among the candidates on the Bruin Report.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:21 PM   #34
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Man you all are really down on the squad next year. When I saw this I was hoping it wasn’t true. IF Lon leaves, anyone on the team can leave and probably not have to sit out. As someone excited for the next couple years with this roster, it’d be a major bummer to start over
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:24 PM   #35
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When unsubstantiated rumors like this appear in the twitter-sphere, the usual response is:

"I wonder if Lon is floating this story to get a pay raise."

My guess is that the reports about Lon are bogus, but we will never know for sure. Just a guess.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:25 PM   #36
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Man you all are really down on the squad next year. When I saw this I was hoping it wasn’t true. IF Lon leaves, anyone on the team can leave and probably not have to sit out. As someone excited for the next couple years with this roster, it’d be a major bummer to start over
No, not all of us. Just the usual suspects, mostly. I'm with you: I'm very excited about the team going forward and I recall all too well the exodus that occurred when Capel got hired. There's nothing on Anderson's resume that would convince our recruits to stick around, if they were inclined to reconsider their commitments.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:25 PM   #37
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Where does Harmon go if Lon leaves?
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:35 PM   #38
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This fits Lon's M.O. to a "T". Especially if the Bruins start throwing around stupid money. But it would have to be REALLY stupid money to combat the taxes.

Stranger things have happened.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:36 PM   #39
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https://twitter.com/Jake_Trotter/sta...80424768847875

Kruger: “I have not interviewed for the job at UCLA, nor have I had any contact with anyone from UCLA.”

Still laughing at OU hiring Mike Anderson. Thanks for that.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:38 PM   #40
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Mike Anderson is 60 years old and just got fired after an undistinguished 8 year run at Arkansas. And you really think he's the guy to take this program to the next level?

Beard isn't coming here.

Mick Cronin was born in Cincinnati, attended Cincinnati, was an assistant coach at Cincinnati, and has been head coach at Cincinnati for 15 years. He's not coming to Oklahoma.

Gregg Marshall isn't a fit, and he's making $4 million per year. We aren't paying a coach twice what we were paying Lon.


Go get a young up and coming coach. Whether that's a head coach at a smaller school or an assistant at a top program.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:40 PM   #41
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Kruger: “I have not interviewed for the job at UCLA, nor have I had any contact with anyone from UCLA.”

Still laughing at OU hiring Mike Anderson. Thanks for that.
The end. Moving on.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:41 PM   #42
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Geez, some of you sound just as dumb as some of the football message board posters who were wanting Stoops gone back in the day!

GAFL!
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:42 PM   #43
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It's about the fit. Anderson fits.
He fits any program looking to miss the tournament more than they make it.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:42 PM   #44
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This fits Lon's M.O. to a "T". Especially if the Bruins start throwing around stupid money. But it would have to be REALLY stupid money to combat the taxes.

Stranger things have happened.
Agreed. But UCLA is not throwing around stupid money as evidenced by the Calipari paycut offer and the Dixon buyout issues.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:44 PM   #45
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Mike Anderson is 60 years old and just got fired after an undistinguished 8 year run at Arkansas. And you really think he's the guy to take this program to the next level?

Beard isn't coming here.

Mick Cronin was born in Cincinnati, attended Cincinnati, was an assistant coach at Cincinnati, and has been head coach at Cincinnati for 15 years. He's not coming to Oklahoma.

Gregg Marshall isn't a fit, and he's making $4 million per year. We aren't paying a coach twice what we were paying Lon.


Go get a young up and coming coach. Whether that's a head coach at a smaller school or an assistant at a top program.
And I'll add with respect to Marshall, he has made it past the first weekend of the tourney twice in his life, has an ego that wouldn't fit in Norman (he would expect Riley to play second fiddle), and his family is certifiably insane. Other than that, what a catch!
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:51 PM   #46
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And I'll add with respect to Marshall, he has made it past the first weekend of the tourney twice in his life, has an ego that wouldn't fit in Norman (he would expect Riley to play second fiddle), and his family is certifiably insane. Other than that, what a catch!
Just curious. Would Shocker fans be sorry to see him go? Are they tired of the insanity factor?
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:57 PM   #47
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UCLA sounds far fetched. I hope Lon stays at OU. There is slim Pickens out in the D1 world right now.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:02 PM   #48
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Kruger: “I have not interviewed for the job at UCLA, nor have I had any contact with anyone from UCLA.”

Still laughing at OU hiring Mike Anderson. Thanks for that.
It now sounds as if the Kruger rumor was just that.....a rumor.

Having said that, if Mike Anderson ever became our coach, I would politely take a sabbatical from watching OU basketball.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:14 PM   #49
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... if Mike Anderson ever became our coach, I would politely take a sabbatical from watching OU basketball.
oh please. you'd watch it just like the rest of us would and you'd cheer and his teams would do well.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:18 PM   #50
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oh please. you'd watch it just like the rest of us would and you'd cheer and his teams would do well.
Turn on your sarcasm meter.....of course I would watch. But MA would be far from my first choice. I mean...c'mon, he can't even win at Arkansas....which has played in an easier conference (by and large) than the Big 12 over his tenure. I just don't see what would make people think that he would come here and be a winner.
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