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Old 03-15-2018, 02:09 PM   #1
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If Lon left (retired), who would be the next big hire? I think I've seen enough of the Kruger type team so I wouldn't want to see Henson be the next coach. I want a splash of a hire like Lincoln Riley was to the football team. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate Lon and what he has done, especially the final four, but in my opinion it might be time to move on. Could just be frustration and disappointment of the way things finished on my part but you never know what might happen.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:12 PM   #2
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If Lon left (retired), who would be the next big hire? I think I've seen enough of the Kruger type team so I wouldn't want to see Henson be the next coach. I want a splash of a hire like Lincoln Riley was to the football team. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate Lon and what he has done, especially the final four, but in my opinion it might be time to move on. Could just be frustration and disappointment of the way things finished on my part but you never know what might happen.
Riley was not a splash hire. Glad they hired him but a splash hire is Michigan landing harbaugh or a&m landing jimbo.

Lon needs to improve his assistants. If he doesnít, then we will go down with them.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:14 PM   #4
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Steve Henson.

Edit: Not my first choice, but that's who it would be.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:14 PM   #5
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Henson would be great...that's who I would hire.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:14 PM   #6
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:18 PM   #7
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I want them to back the truck up, unload some money, and hire a proven coach. Bennet from UVA, Wright from Nova, I would even go after Kelvin again. I think I remember lots of rumors of trying to get Wright from years ago and didn't they also try to get Geno from UCONN?
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I want them to back the truck up, unload some money, and hire a proven coach. Bennet from UVA, Wright from Nova, I would even go after Kelvin again. I think I remember lots of rumors of trying to get Wright from years ago and didn't they also try to get Geno from UCONN?
No, go get Henson!
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:27 PM   #9
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I agree, I think it would be Henson but personally I don't know if I'm ready for that. Not saying it wouldn't turn out to be a good hire, just ready for something else, mostly a team that plays tough and lock down defense.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:28 PM   #10
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Steve Henson.

Edit: Not my first choice, but that's who it would be.
I respect your opinion, who is your first choice?
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:28 PM   #11
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I want them to back the truck up, unload some money, and hire a proven coach. Bennet from UVA, Wright from Nova, I would even go after Kelvin again. I think I remember lots of rumors of trying to get Wright from years ago and didn't they also try to get Geno from UCONN?
They would never leave those schools but i would die from excitement except geno
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:42 PM   #12
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Not sure if they'd come but Greg Marshall or Buzz Williams.
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Not sure if they'd come but Greg Marshall or Buzz Williams.
Greg Marshall would be a splash hire. He is my first choice since I doubt kelvin would happen.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:50 PM   #14
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Greg Marshall would be a splash hire. He is my first choice since I doubt kelvin would happen.
I'd rather not hire a thin-skinned, ego maniac with an insane family to lead our program! Fortunately, we have a better coach who has given no indication he plans on leaving soon.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:53 PM   #15
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I'd rather not hire a thin-skinned, ego maniac with an insane family to lead our program! Fortunately, we have a better coach who has given no indication he plans on leaving soon.
Iíd rather have the version of Lon we hired (which included incredible assistant coaches) over Marshall. Unfortunately, that Lon is not what we have right now, and the nepotism will not allow for it to be corrected. As such, I would probably take Marshall and his baggage right now.
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:09 PM   #16
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Marshall is going to stay at Wichita until he retires. I want a coach that’s a teacher - we ve lost that since 2015 and all the low b-ball IQ that keeps costing us games is a result of poor coaching. If that means bringing Henson back let’s go.
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Just a fun fact...

Lon is now 3-13 in overtime games at OU.
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Not sure if they'd come but Greg Marshall or Buzz Williams.
Buzz got excited when he heard you wanted him as our coach!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6HVd493yAhM
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:18 PM   #19
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Just a fun fact...

Lon is now 3-13 in overtime games at OU.
I would be curious about close games. I donít mean games that finish class se. I mean games that are under 5 points with 3 minutes or something like that.

The best thing about Sampson was I felt very comfortable in close games b
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Lon is now 3-13 in overtime games at OU.
Super fun!
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:26 PM   #21
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I would want the best coach that would want to come here, we all can hope, wish for the big time coach but not sure on how many would take the job
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:29 PM   #22
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I would want the best coach that would want to come here, we all can hope, wish for the big time coach but not sure on how many would take the job
It's going to take someone that would embrace football and use it as a tool. Most of the ego guys aren't going to do it.
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:33 PM   #23
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The timing might work out perfectly for ou to make a run at billy Donovan after next season.
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:36 PM   #24
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It's going to take someone that would embrace football and use it as a tool. Most of the ego guys aren't going to do it.
True. If a bb coach wants to be THE BMOC, he's not going to come here.
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Old 03-15-2018, 03:46 PM   #25
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No elite coach is going to come to OU until the donors and administration fully commit to the program. So, never.

There are so many things that could be done to upgrade the facilities and the basketball experience. So many things that could be done to help the OU program take the next step and be great. But it will never happen as long as basketball is an afterthought at OU.

I understand footballnis king, but why is basketball neglected. We canít compete with the big boys if we donít try.
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