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Well, What now?
(03-17-2017 01:33 PM)Seahawkhoops Wrote:  
(03-17-2017 01:17 PM)bricksnivy Wrote:  I'd be surprised to see an offer today, unless Archie has already said 'no thanks, I have better offers'.

I've heard that is If swings and misses on their pipe dreams, Archie is #1

CBS reports are saying Archie is not going to take it and Keatts became their top target.

Read another article saying that if the meeting is already going public, their probably close to a deal.
03-17-2017 01:36 PM
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I would hate to see it happen at all, but if it happens quick, it would be better. Can't pull for NCSU regardless of the coach, but I'll always appreciate what he did in a short time here. When he is looking for a job in 4-5 years, I'll be a fan again.
03-17-2017 01:49 PM
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My biggest concern isn't the loss of Keatts per se', it's the transfers and de-commits that will surely follow. The best time for a player to transfer is after their freshman or sophomore year. That leaves open Cacock, Bryce and Fornes as ripe for pickin'. Don't forget, Wichita State was hot on the heels of Bryce to leave UNCW and commit to them.

Not to mention the JUCO transfers and HS recruits.

It's the reason why whoever is next up is so incredibly important. MUST be someone who plays just as we do now, and comes from a program that has succeed in our style of play.

Keatts total pay is #48 in the nation right now, which means we should be able to compete with any mid majors in that aspect. Look no further than the Smart or Pitino coaching tree. And if Keatts is interviewing, so should we. I'd be on the horn right now, setting up interviews for all next week.

Love the guy, but if this is business, it's business.
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03-17-2017 01:57 PM
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I agree on all that 82. I hope Bass isn't just sitting back and waiting to see what happens, but at the same time doing whatever he can to convince Keatts to stick with UNCW and wait for better offers than just NC State.

However, right now it looks like the writing is on the wall. This is something UNCW must address with either Keatts or the next coach. Start paying our coach better so that we can have sustained success and they don't bolt for the first big pay check. Otherwise, in 3-4 years we're gonna be in this situation again and we'll be shaking hands with some low major as they hand us a $200,000 buyout and then give our coach a couple million or more.

If we want a top 25 program we need to pay top 25 money.
03-17-2017 02:04 PM
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I don't even think they will wait and interview anyone else. Keatts interviews extremely well and has the recruiting connections. Debbie Yow and their Chancellor will roll the dice to be sure he doesn't end up elsewhere. Hope i'm wrong, but damn this interview was quick!
03-17-2017 02:09 PM
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What is Ark St able to pay a coach? Moton would be worth an interview, and likely would prefer to stay in NC.
03-17-2017 02:10 PM
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(03-17-2017 02:04 PM)CoastGuardHawk06 Wrote:  I agree on all that 82. I hope Bass isn't just sitting back and waiting to see what happens, but at the same time doing whatever he can to convince Keatts to stick with UNCW and wait for better offers than just NC State.

However, right now it looks like the writing is on the wall. This is something UNCW must address with either Keatts or the next coach. Start paying our coach better so that we can have sustained success and they don't bolt for the first big pay check. Otherwise, in 3-4 years we're gonna be in this situation again and we'll be shaking hands with some low major as they hand us a $200,000 buyout and then give our coach a couple million or more.

If we want a top 25 program we need to pay top 25 money.

We don't have the donor base, the corporate base, the size or the regional following to get to that level in my lifetime. Our location on the coast is great, but being in a relatively small town pushed up against the border of South Carolina, and hundreds and hundreds of miles from any big city that doesn't already have a university limits our upside.

I heard we were willing to get Keatts to a topside of $750k, but when an ACC school comes calling with over $2 million, you pick up the phone and say GO PACK!

We are what we are. If we want a keeper, our best chance is a coach on the back side of their career who has made their money, and just wants to coach in a great location. CofC and Coastal both made those moves and did well.

I still think this is our guy if Keatts leaves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrin_Horn

However, if NCSU takes Will Wade he may be VCU's guy....
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03-17-2017 02:17 PM
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At this point, it seams clear that he's been contemplating the NCSU job for a bit and likely was already in talks with NCSU prior to today.
03-17-2017 04:13 PM
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Most depressing 24 hours to be a Seahawk in a long time.

I say offer Assistant Coach Thomas Carr.
03-17-2017 04:38 PM
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(03-17-2017 04:38 PM)Fletch 8 Wrote:  Most depressing 24 hours to be a Seahawk in a long time.

I say offer Assistant Coach Thomas Carr.

He is not ready. If anyone Stanley would be the better pick.
03-17-2017 05:14 PM
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