POTB 167: IU’s decision to decline an NIT home game

  • 03/14/2017 10:06 am in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is available weekly during the season.

In this edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich are joined by Chronic Hoosier to discuss a variety of topics. Among them:

· The last 48 hours for IU basketball
· Whether the NIT is a lose-lose situation for Indiana
· The silence from the athletic department
· The optics of an NIT run for Indiana
· Fan disappointment and reaction from IU’s decision not to host
· IU’s explanation of “not devaluing the Assembly Hall experience”
· What to expect for Indiana at Georgia Tech
· What’s next for the program and Gregg Doyel’s column on Monday

And much, much more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at [email protected].

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  • Missing Moye

    Agreed. Also bear in mind that in his 9 seasons at IU, he’s made more than $19 million. $3 million is still a lot of money to him I’m sure, but not like it would be to most anyone reading this.

  • Missing Moye

    Donovan’s name gets floated a lot here, but from a financial standpoint, I doubt it’s reasonable. I can’t imagine he’s going to want to take a pay cut to come to IU and he’s currently making $6M per year. While IU probably *could* pay someone that much, you’re talking about taking on twice the salary and making him the 3rd highest paid coach in college basketball. He very well may be worth that, but I’m not sure the university wants to pony up that much cash (especially without a buyout pending).

  • Missing Moye

    While I understand your point, I think an extension right now might turn a disgruntled fanbase into a belligerent one. The timing now would be awful for that.

    I agree with others that it may be a bit too transparent as well – the media would continue to keep him “on the hot seat” regardless of how many years were left on the contract if they had an easy out. That’s what the kids would hear, not that he has 8 years left on his contract.

  • Missing Moye

    A lot of people point to Syracuse, and for a few, maybe that is true. But the real problem was that team really stumbled down the stretch. They finished the season 5-4 over their last 9 and were lucky to beat a Temple team in the previous round of the tournament. Teams figured out that if you played them physically and took away the 3 point shot, the offense couldn’t adjust and be effective. 5 years later, we still know that to be pretty true as we’ve seen Wisconsin, Butler, Ft. Wayne, and others do it to us.

    There were signs that season that the coaching wasn’t up to par well before that Syracuse game came around. That game was the epitome of underachieving and not being able to adjust, so that’s what people remember, but there were certainly other issues.

  • Missing Moye

    I agree with N71 – I don’t think talent is the issue. I think the only way we succeed with this staff in this system is with Kentucky-like talent coming in. And I wholly agree with what you said earlier that I wouldn’t want to be winning if it meant that we had to be an NBA farm program like UK.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Anyone watching this?

  • Crean will not call timeouts to settle things down, IU totally out of control and CTC just let’s the fire burn. That’s not coaching!

  • Show-Me-State HOOSIER

    Embarrassing

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Very hard to watch.. there’s no reason to play like this… none!

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    How many wide-open threes are they going to allow

  • Show-Me-State HOOSIER

    Yes. I had to mute it. We are playing like an average NIT team.

  • We’re over-helping. Again.

  • Show-Me-State HOOSIER

    We should ha e a 15 point lead.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    RJ got lucky they didn’t call a foul on that. 3 free throws.

  • HoosierDom

    Had to turn it off. The carelessness with which we throw away possessions is just too much.

  • Show-Me-State HOOSIER

    Amen …and to see any kind of “clapping” when your playing like this???

  • Show-Me-State HOOSIER

    Turnovers…tournovers….turnovers.

  • Show-Me-State HOOSIER

    Glad this is over

  • pcantidote

    Everybody else seems to do just fine playing help defense and not giving up wide open 3s.

  • MikeinNC

    Nice crowd Georgia Tech had tonight. Nice to have home court advantage.

  • AndyCapp

    Well, not ALL this negativity. There’s lots of reasons for the disgruntled fan base. I agree though that a real fan does not root for their team to lose to further another agenda.

  • AndyCapp

    Pretty much nonexistent for *us* this year. You could tell that they were MORE than happy to host.

  • IUMIKE1

    If this hypothetical coach were to be the replacement, he might not have been an assistant coach under the previous coach or be inheriting existing schemes, but I think said hypothetical coach is someone that the players not entering the draft would be willing to stay and play for and some maybe even stay when they had intentions of leaving if a change HAD NOT been made. Just my two cents worth.

  • IUMIKE1

    BOOM ! just like that

  • IUMIKE1

    He was quoted as saying exactly that after he signed his new contract, so I think if we have a chance of coming it will be because he wants to be here (which is simple another plus) and not because IU wouldn’t or couldn’t pony up the money.

    ” This contract got done quick because I told them I didn’t have to be the highest paid coach in the NBA or even be in the upper echelon of highest paid coaches. ” Not an exact quote, but pretty damn close, or at least close enough that the general concept is conveyed.

  • IUMIKE1

    I’ll put the hat of Debbie Downer on and just say that he also has probably more high draft choices than any other team in the upcoming draft.

    That was hard to think about let alone say…….

  • IUMIKE1

    Mack or Holtman ????

  • IUMIKE1

    When it comes to Stevens, who it is that first approaches him and how that approach is handled, and exactly what is said in that meeting, may be what increases our chances with him.

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