Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
McGrath assistants
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
bricksnivy Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,205
Joined: Jan 2015
Reputation: 14
I Root For: UNCW
Location:
Post: #11
RE: McGrath assistants
(04-11-2017 08:22 AM)82hawk Wrote:  Hearing Doug Esleek from Mercer. UNC grad and current associate head coach. Impressive get for McGrath if true.

A little more about Esleeck from his dad:

"Doug Esleeck is a 2005 UNC grad. Played JV at Carolina, then asst JV coach to Hasse, then strength intern. Dir of Ops at UNCG for one year, then assistant coach at Gardner Webb for four years (had the scout for the Kentucky game GW won), then 7 years at Mercer (had the dook scout) and associate head coach his last two years. Head of recruiting at both GW and Mercer."

Just searching Esleeck's name, I think he's pretty close to being ready for a head coaching job of his own. I think he would be a great hire.

Esleek and Manuel together would be two solid hires.

http://www.wect.com/story/35128480/sourc...hing-staff

http://www.uncgspartans.com/ViewArticle....=209230860

I recommend this:

http://ninernation.net/index.php?topic=18217.0
(This post was last modified: 04-12-2017 08:31 AM by bricksnivy.)
04-11-2017 11:06 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
bricksnivy Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,205
Joined: Jan 2015
Reputation: 14
I Root For: UNCW
Location:
Post: #12
RE: McGrath assistants
Doug Esleeck is officially McGrath's first hire. I'm pretty excited about this.
04-12-2017 12:41 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
bricksnivy Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,205
Joined: Jan 2015
Reputation: 14
I Root For: UNCW
Location:
Post: #13
RE: McGrath assistants
Alex Riley just reported that Valpo assistant Jackie Manuel is C.B. McGrath's second hire per sources. Good staff coming together.

New name in the mix for 3rd asst spot: Joe Wolf - former UNC player, veteran NBA asst & D-League HC.

As coach:
2003–2004 William & Mary (assistant)
2004–2006 Idaho Stampede (CBA)
2006–2008 Colorado 14ers (D-League)
2008–2013 Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)
2014–present Brooklyn Nets (assistant)

I'm not sure where Joe is currently. He's not on the current Nets' staff.
(This post was last modified: 04-13-2017 08:59 AM by bricksnivy.)
04-13-2017 08:37 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Uncw3 Offline
Water Engineer
*

Posts: 20
Joined: Mar 2016
Reputation: 0
I Root For: Uncw
Location:
Post: #14
RE: McGrath assistants
I'd rather have Brett Blizzard than Joe Wolf.
04-13-2017 08:46 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
bricksnivy Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,205
Joined: Jan 2015
Reputation: 14
I Root For: UNCW
Location:
Post: #15
RE: McGrath assistants
(04-13-2017 08:46 AM)Uncw3 Wrote:  I'd rather have Brett Blizzard than Joe Wolf.

Can't say that I know much about Wolf's coaching abilities, but he was a good player. I assume he'd be a better instructor for bigs than Blizzard.

I imagine Blizzard is in a tough place. It seems as if he's interested in coaching, but is he interested in coaching only at UNCW? As Keatts and McGrath put together staffs, you can see how important relationships are. Blizzard is going to have to start very low at UNCW (i.e. video coordinator), or utilize his relationships with Jerry, Rodney T, Brad, etc.
04-13-2017 09:09 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
CoastGuardHawk06 Offline
Petty Officer of the Board
*

Posts: 6,464
Joined: Dec 2014
Reputation: 98
I Root For: UNCW
Location: Virginia
Post: #16
RE: McGrath assistants
(04-13-2017 08:46 AM)Uncw3 Wrote:  I'd rather have Brett Blizzard than Joe Wolf.

I wouldn't mind having both. Although I don't see a reason to be upset about Wolf with that resume.
04-13-2017 11:07 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SEA33HAWK Online
1st String
*

Posts: 1,289
Joined: Aug 2014
Reputation: 20
I Root For: UNCW
Location:
Post: #17
RE: McGrath assistants
Don't know if it's already been mentioned, but Esleeck's wife is a 1998 graduate of UNCW.
04-13-2017 03:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Uncw3 Offline
Water Engineer
*

Posts: 20
Joined: Mar 2016
Reputation: 0
I Root For: Uncw
Location:
Post: #18
RE: McGrath assistants
(04-13-2017 11:07 AM)CoastGuardHawk06 Wrote:  
(04-13-2017 08:46 AM)Uncw3 Wrote:  I'd rather have Brett Blizzard than Joe Wolf.

I wouldn't mind having both. Although I don't see a reason to be upset about Wolf with that resume.

I have no issue with Joe Wolf other than his resume is mostly professional athletes. He was actually my favorite player at Carolina. I just think Blizzard being a coaches son, UNCW experience, foreign basketball experience would bring another dynamic to the already great coaching staff we are going to have. He would be a great hire for an entry level position. He is one of the smartest players that we have ever had in Wilmington.
04-13-2017 03:39 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
CoastGuardHawk06 Offline
Petty Officer of the Board
*

Posts: 6,464
Joined: Dec 2014
Reputation: 98
I Root For: UNCW
Location: Virginia
Post: #19
RE: McGrath assistants
(04-13-2017 03:39 PM)Uncw3 Wrote:  
(04-13-2017 11:07 AM)CoastGuardHawk06 Wrote:  
(04-13-2017 08:46 AM)Uncw3 Wrote:  I'd rather have Brett Blizzard than Joe Wolf.

I wouldn't mind having both. Although I don't see a reason to be upset about Wolf with that resume.

I have no issue with Joe Wolf other than his resume is mostly professional athletes. He was actually my favorite player at Carolina. I just think Blizzard being a coaches son, UNCW experience, foreign basketball experience would bring another dynamic to the already great coaching staff we are going to have. He would be a great hire for an entry level position. He is one of the smartest players that we have ever had in Wilmington.

I can agree there. Blizzard would be a great addition and all accounts are that he wants in. Like you said though... he would have to start low, and hopefully he's okay with that. I don't think there's a UNCW alum that would argue against Blizzard on the bench.
04-13-2017 04:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
geezerhawkdad Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 133
Joined: Oct 2014
Reputation: 3
I Root For: UNCW
Location: Charlotte, NC
Post: #20
RE: McGrath assistants
Joe Wolf was a Hornet late in his career. He was their only healthy center once when they were playing the Magic when they had Shaq. No one could see how the Hornets could compete without resorting to a "Hack a Shack" strategy.

When the game tipped off, Wolf played Shaq straight up and the Hornets won. It seemed Shaq kept anticipating a foul that never happened.

A college team can have 3 assistant coaches who can recruit off campus. A school can have a Director of Basketball Operations who cannot recruit off campus, but can do everything else. Maybe Brett Blizzard could start with that position and work his way up.

Esleeck, Manuel, Wolf, and Blizzard would be a great staff.
04-13-2017 10:06 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2017 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2017 MyBB Group.