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RE: NS: MBB story - Miller vs MM
I honestly don't think this is anything more than hearing one side of the story. Scholarships are not four year commitments, not yet at least. Tom Crean did this when he first took over at Indiana and it got the nickname "Creaning." There's no easy way to do it, and when you only hear the cut-ee's side it can appear worse than it is.
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RE: NS: MBB story - Miller vs MM
(04-12-2012 03:39 PM)chihuskie Wrote:  Hmmmm. I read the story-- which is essentially Miller's dad's version of things. It provides NO detail at all about any meeting between MM and Zach Miller. So, I'm not sure that there is any problem here. I don't really see one. If MM came in and swept out, for example, Tyler Storm, I would think that's a problem. But Zach came in to the program knowing there was a new coach, and knowing the new coach is not the guy that recruited him. He had a year to show what he could do (that's all that he is guaranteed) and he did. I don't mean to be mean, but did he show he was a good D1 point guard? I didn't see it, and more importantly, MM didn't see it. So, he apparently was told he didn't figure in future plans. He was told this privately, where he could just choose to say that "I decided to seek opportunities elsewhere." What is wrong with that?
Instead his dad throws out some hand granades on the way out!
That's how the Miller's chose to handle the situation. I am not going to fault them for that either, but I just don't see that MM could have done much differently. (Other than put a kid on the bench that he didn't feel belonged there, and filling up a scholarship that he could use instead to get a player he really thinks he can use.)

I think I'm going to have to pat MM on the back on this one. Tough choice, but the right choice.

as I understand, Miller was to be a package deal with Johnny Hill. Hill went to ISU and we had to take Miller. For him to transfer to Hilldales says alot about his ability. That probably his where he should play. MM needs to get us going and maybe every once in a while a tough decsion has to be made.
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RE: NS: MBB story - Miller vs MM
It's never pretty but scholarships are one year commitments and you can't have a D-II level player eating one of your 11 scholies up for 4 years when you're being paid big bucks to win games. The coach has to identify the players who aren't performing, approach them and explain that the scholarship won't be there next year. After that though he should offer to help them with future plans (eg find a transfer destination, offer a walkon spot if he's willing to pay his way or maybe secure an academic scholarship (which would necessitate his leaving the basketball team)).

Unless Monty was insulting in some way that went unreported I'm not going to fault him for this. Hard feelings are to be expected but it's better than just using 10 of your 11 scholarships for 4 years to placate a high school coach.
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RE: NS: MBB story - Miller vs MM
I am confused. If scholarships are 1 year commitments why would Compher say he is on Scholarship?
After the year is over wouldn't Montgomery have the option to continue the scholarship?
Does Montgomery determine who has a scholarship for next year?
At the time Miller was praised Baker had not decided to attend NIU.
When Baker decided to come someone had to go.
Sound right?
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RE: NS: MBB story - Miller vs MM
Because he's still on scholarship for this school year?
He should, maybe in conjunction with Compher.
I think so.
Probably. I bet though if Baker decided not to come Miller would've been gone anyway as Monty would have kept looking for someone who could contribute. I mean, maybe if he struck out with 10 guys Miller would've stayed, who knows.
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RE: NS: MBB story - Miller vs MM
This is a non issue. Miller's dad is bitter his son isn't good enough to play here.
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