Mike Davis out
Davis resigns, no longer Indiana Head Coach.
And I wish him well. And I think Big Ten wonk hit some of the right notes in talking about this.
But it was time Davis was gone.
Whether you believe he got a fair shake, or should've ever gotten a fair shake, I think everyone recognized that Davis and Indiana had to part ways.
So, this being one of George Bush's internets, let's start talking replacement, because what else can we do but talk?
Lateral move, secure at UL. Why Move?
Please no. No more bullying jerks.
Covered it all below. No.
What, we're gonna take Missouri's rejects?
I guess he signed a seven-year contract extension with a buyout clause is reportedly $500,000 per season. With Six seasons left, that's a chunk o' change.
Who? Murray State? What? No.
He's making good money at Marquette, and doing well. And do we want a Spartie?
He is good, he's doing well at UAB. But the Hoosier Nation may not want someone who's a longshot this season for the NCAA tourney.
West -coaster, just unlikely.
He's a Midwest guy, yeah, an upgrade, yeah, but is it really something he would want?
131-115, 5-10 playoffs w/ Pacers
Hasn't done great at BGSU.
Didn't do fantastic at Evansville. Got canned in fact.
Maybe if he proves himself at IPFW. But that won't happen until after next year, at least. And too close to Mike Davis, probably, even though his coaching philosophy is much closer to Knight's.
62-102 at Cavs
13-69 w/ Atlanta
He didn't take the USC job b/c of health concerns, and Missouri wants him, too. But he's a good coach who could capitalize on Indiana's traditional recruiting advantages, and he's so charismatic and witty he could endear himself to the Hoosier fans like few others. If any job could lure back him into coaching, it's IU.
Please add others in the comments if you can think of them.
Looking over the records from the Knight coaching Tree, outside of Kryzsewski, it seems that Alford is one of the best coaches (ouch!). I like Danny Dakich, and would be happy to give any of the old Knight guys a shot, but none of them have proven themselves, really. Right now my wish list goes:
1. Rick Majerus (given that the job doesn't actually kill him)
2. John Beilein (given enough cash to buy him out, if he would come to Bton)
3. Tom Crean (I would take a Spartie, I guess)
4. Isaiah Thomas (if IU could afford him)
5. Dane Fife (given that he runs a motion offense and if he could come off as not Davis' man)