Statement from Dan Dakich

  • 02/22/2008 8:37 pm in

Statement via Indiana Media Relations from IU interim coach Dan Dakich:

Indiana University and the basketball program have played an important role in my life. I want nothing but the best for these players and the institution. The challenge ahead is to maintain the positive momentum that has been built within the team and to keep everyone as focused as possible during this difficult time.

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  • Good luck, Coach Dakich (I'm sure the first place you've looked for inspiration is right here…) Just hold down the fort. Hopefully the cavalry *cough*Sean Miller, Brad Brownell*cough* will be on the way soon.

  • MPmike

    Dan is put in a tough situation. I believe IU needs to win the Big Ten Conference and/or Tournament championship along with a deep run in the NCAA tournament(no lesser than an Elite 8 more likely Final Four run)to be a serious candidate to be named the Head Coach. If IU wins the Big Ten and the NCAA championship then Dakich deserves the job based on the teams perfomance alone.

    I agree with the Sean Miller idea for IU's next coach. He is a Indiana guy who coached with Thad Matta at Butler and Xavier. He's is doing a fantastic job and would be a great hire. I would take Brad Brownell before Tony Bennett.

  • Good luck, Coach Dakich (I'm sure the first place you've looked for inspiration is right here…) Just hold down the fort. Hopefully the cavalry *cough*Sean Miller, Brad Brownell*cough* will be on the way soon.

  • MPmike

    Dan is put in a tough situation. I believe IU needs to win the Big Ten Conference and/or Tournament championship along with a deep run in the NCAA tournament(no lesser than an Elite 8 more likely Final Four run)to be a serious candidate to be named the Head Coach. If IU wins the Big Ten and the NCAA championship then Dakich deserves the job based on the teams perfomance alone.

    I agree with the Sean Miller idea for IU's next coach. He is a Indiana guy who coached with Thad Matta at Butler and Xavier. He's is doing a fantastic job and would be a great hire. I would take Brad Brownell before Tony Bennett.