After the way Tubby SMith got canned in hoops despite making the tournament nearly every year he was at Minny Lucia should be in the breadline tomorrow.
Props to UML for their great season and I hope they win it all.
I have to confess...I have no idea what's going on with the U of M basketball squad. It's been since the Clem Haskins era (beacon of responsibility he was) since I paid close attention. I watched the second half of the first round win against UCLA, and that's it. College Basketball isn't in my wheelhouse....
So that said, (and while I don't know CBB, I certainly know Tubby Smith's accomplishments and loved the hire for the University) I have no idea what's behind his dismissal. I don't know if people are unhappy with the system or if there's a recruiting issue. I do know that U of M is traditionally a place that sticks with a head coach for a while.
As far as Lucia, I'll have to play closer attention. this year's squad is a disappointment...I know he's been plagued in recent years by early departures (in that way, hockey's starting to resemble CBB). As someone else earlier in this thread mentioned, there's a lot of current NHL'ers from MN over the last 10 years with little to show for it, what with the last title being in 2003.
We'll see how it pans out. The school's been quiet to this point.
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