First, 15 NCAA tournament appearances in 26 years is 57.6%. Second, Sampson has a Final Four appearance on his resume. Mike does not. Finally, your mind is made up. Nothing is going to change. If Sampson is hired the only way will know if it is an upgrade or not is in 5 or 6 years.
KS can coach. So can MA. Recruiting is a bit iffy. I’m not certain he’s an upgrade, but I’m not certain he’s not. As far as the NCAA sanctions, he’s served his time with the show-cause, which was a lot longer than Bruce Pearl’s. So I’ll give him a chance, if he is indeed the choice.
If you recall, I identified Sampson months ago as a strong possibility if HY decided to make a change, based on his familiarity with KS at UH. And that was before they were ranked, before he was in the Sweet 16 with 33 wins. So none of this surprises me. It doesn’t fill me with joy either, but it doesn’t surprise me.
As a side note, I knew KS grew up in North Carolina, but discovered yesterday that he’s from my neck of the woods, 30 miles of backroads away in the southeastern part of the state. He’s part of the Native American Lumbee tribe that is still in this area. The town where he grew up is approximately 90% Lumbee according to Wikipedia, and the local UNC branch developed as a school for Native Americans. I suspect John Chavis, who grew up not far away in South Carolina, may also be a Lumbee.
Thought it was said somewhere, HY had a good younger coach in mind or ready to hire?
Well either way if KS has success or not, we may be doing this all over again in about 6-10 years (he will be in his 70’s), sooner if he resumes any old habits.
Hey ya’ll no more bashing & accusing other SEC coaches & programs for hiring known cheaters until they are officially charged by FBI and NCAA sanctions applied. Because we will now come be mentioned in the same breath for now.
AR now has followed suit to keep up with the Jones of the SEC.
This is my whole issue. You see his career success above, it’s very similar to Mike, if you gave Mike 26 years, he’d probably mirror those results. Mike was fired because he wasn’t winning enough, and we needed an upgrade, the fact you can’t see if he’s a definite upgrade means that was a load of crap, and HY just wanted to get his buddy some money. That’s my whole issue, if it was anyone else, even an up and comer, I wouldn’t be so pissed, but Kelvin Sampson. A lot of people are gonna be very disappointed for the next decade.
LOL - he’s a “ Jack A” for responding aggressively to Baked’s post but you don’t call Baked a “ Jack A” for saying that anyone who supports the possible hire of Sampson is “ NOT an AR Fan” and saying the AD needs to be fired.
You’re right you have a reason to be a JackWagon, but I PUT FACTS. Trying to say well his time here shouldn’t count proves my point. To defend him you take out part of his resume. He IS NOT an upgrade. If it’s him and he fails, you and the others better not say a word, but if he succeeds I’ll eat my crow. I bet the board will finally get quiet
This is another issue I have he also wants his son to take over for him, so if he’s here 5-6 years and has similar results (which I’m positive is gonna happen) he retires and we get his son, another five years.