Author Topic: Would you like Geno Auriemma coaching your favorite team (college or pros)?  (Read 4418 times)

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Offline bdm860

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Pretend your favorite menís college team didnít have Coach K or Calipari or whoever coaching it, or pretend the Cís didnít have Brad Stevens.  Instead they have ML Carr, Matt Doherty, or Craig Esherick coaching and your team definitely needs some new blood.

What would you think if it was announced that Geno Auriemma accepted a deal to be the new coach of your favorite men's team?

The dude has won 10 NCAA championships, 6 Naismith and 7 AP Coach of the Year awards, is in the basketball hall of fame, has 4 gold medals (2 Olympics and 2 FIBA), has a head coaching record of 917-134 (highest winning percentage for all of NCAA, men or women), has coached 5 undefeated teams, has a current streak of making it to 8 consecutive Final Fours,  and has had a winning streak of 90 straight games.

Would you be excited/optimistic? Heís one of the most successful and decorated basketball coaches of all time.

Would you be disappointed/pessimistic?  He wonít be able to coach the menís game.

Do you think he'd be a good hire for any major NCAA men's program?  How about an NBA team?

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I would definitely take him over ML Carr. If I had a bad coach I might take him for my men's program. It might depend on the other candidates.

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Nope, he is a great coach but motivating guys and girls is too different things when coaching.   Guys you can lay into them more and ride them, girls take things more personal.

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I'm very happy with the head coach my favorite college team has now, but I'd be thrilled to have GA coach the team if the position opened up.  What's not to like?
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It would be interesting to see how he might do in the men's game.  I'd like to see him give it a try once he gets tired of coaching the UConn women (not sure he ever will, though--why would he?)
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It depends -- is he going to bring that awful NCAA habit of 39,532,532,432 dribble handoffs per offensive possession?
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Can't root for the guy.  Think he's a pompous scumbag.


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Can't root for the guy.  Think he's a pompous scumbag.
+1

He's a great recruiter and a good coach but he's Pitino-esque.

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That could apply to any college coach, IMO.
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Nope, he is a great coach but motivating guys and girls is too different things when coaching.   Guys you can lay into them more and ride them, girls take things more personal.
aside from the assumptions on men and women above, may i ask what proof you have that auriemma is incapable of doing what you describe?
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That could apply to any college coach, IMO.
No way. Many college coaches don't throw their players under the bus whenever something goes wrong. That's one of Geno/Rick's go to moves in the press conferences.

Not to mention recruiting shadiness.

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Nope, he is a great coach but motivating guys and girls is too different things when coaching.   Guys you can lay into them more and ride them, girls take things more personal.
aside from the assumptions on men and women above, may i ask what proof you have that auriemma is incapable of doing what you describe?
Geno lays into his players extremely hard.

He has a long time woman assistant coach who is the "nice" one who will talk instead of scream on the bench. Most coaching staffs have that sort of setup in some manner.

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Could somebody please expand on the scumbag part? I wasn't very aware of that

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That could apply to any college coach, IMO.
No way. Many college coaches don't throw their players under the bus whenever something goes wrong. That's one of Geno/Rick's go to moves in the press conferences.

Not to mention recruiting shadiness.

Oh, I was mostly referring to the "pompus scumbag" bit. Should've clarified.
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The only Gino I care about is the one who dances at the end of blowouts.