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RE: Same old, same old
(01-15-2023 05:36 PM)mjs Wrote:  
(01-15-2023 04:19 PM)PTJR Wrote:  
(01-15-2023 02:18 PM)mjs Wrote:  
(01-15-2023 12:33 PM)PTJR Wrote:  
(01-15-2023 10:17 AM)Karl B Wrote:  I didn’t mean to imply I do not blame the coach as well. I think the shame goes all the way up the ladder to who allowed this hire as well as the coach. You hit it on the head. He refuses to adapt to a changing game and changing players. He did not get a single player out of the portal this year and since Alfred Jordan left our recruiting has not been close to the same. We are to small inside to stop anyone that has a decent big, several years ago we had one of the tallest teams in D1, now we barely have anyone 6’8. He was going to get Arkansas kids and besides DJ Smith he hasn’t signed any Arkansas kids strait out of high school. He has quit on us and should be ashamed to cash his checks.[/u]

The person that forced this coach on the program was the naive Chancellor from Scotland, and he is already gone. And you make an excellent point about Alfred Jordan! Recruiting has not been the since Walker ran him off, but still, I think there is enough talent here to compete in the OVC. Just not under the current leadership.
Don't know that Coach Jordan was "run off" since he left to take the head job at Clark Atlanta. I liked Coach Jordan but they are currently 4-12, so it's a little hard to argue he was the reason for our success. Currently Coach Bozeman, at UAPB, is the only D1 Coach in Arkansas whose team is not at or near the bottom of their respective leagues. I'd take him in a second, but don't know if he would see us as a move up. But he might be interested since he played here.

Jordan did not leave here to take the Head Coaching job at Clark. He did not get the Clark job until this last fall, 2022. His next position after leaving Little Rock was as an Assistant Coach at Morehouse. Now I realize that being an Assistant in the Sun Belt is not like being an Assistant in the ACC or Big 10, but it is sure a big step up from being an Assistant in DII, in both level and pay. Jordan was not happy when he left here and posted on Twitter something to the effect that he felt stabbed in the back and betrayed.

He recruited both Nowell and Root for Little Rock, and you don’t think that didn’t have something to do with the one successful year Walker had here that you like to hang your hat on? So he’s 4-12 at Clark in his first year and that disqualifies him for you, but Walker is 5-14 (3-14 against DI) this year, in last place in the OVC, and finished last place in the SBC last year, but that does not disqualify him? Talk about a double standard!

Solomon Bozeman would be a good choice for our program to move on with if he was interested!

From what I recall reading on the internet, Jordan was supposed to coach Clark the year he left, but Clark canceled their season due to Covid. Wish we still had him here. But good Assistants are tough to keep.
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Well, if you work for Walker they are for sure!
01-15-2023 06:45 PM
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RE: Same old, same old
Fisher would be a pipe dream for sure and I doubt he wants to inherit this dumpster fire for the money it pays. Solomon Bozeman sounds good and he would bring some much needed energy and enthusiasm.
01-15-2023 08:46 PM
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RE: Same old, same old
(01-15-2023 08:46 PM)UALR92 Wrote:  Fisher would be a pipe dream for sure and I doubt he wants to inherit this dumpster fire for the money it pays. Solomon Bozeman sounds good and he would bring some much needed energy and enthusiasm.

I know it’s a pipe dream but you don’t know until you ask. Solo is also an ex-player and Sun Belt player of the year who would be a very realistic choice. He knows the program, the city of Little Rock, and the State. He has connections dating back to his father’s years as coach. He would bring youth and enthusiasm. He’d be in the dorms like Steve Shield’s rounding up students to come to the games. But, of course, for now we still have a coach.
01-15-2023 09:29 PM
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RE: Same old, same old
(01-15-2023 09:29 PM)mjs Wrote:  
(01-15-2023 08:46 PM)UALR92 Wrote:  Fisher would be a pipe dream for sure and I doubt he wants to inherit this dumpster fire for the money it pays. Solomon Bozeman sounds good and he would bring some much needed energy and enthusiasm.

I know it’s a pipe dream but you don’t know until you ask. Solo is also an ex-player and Sun Belt player of the year who would be a very realistic choice. He knows the program, the city of Little Rock, and the State. He has connections dating back to his father’s years as coach. He would bring youth and enthusiasm. He’d be in the dorms like Steve Shield’s rounding up students to come to the games. But, of course, for now we still have a coach.

Most importantly, Bozeman knows how to coach college basketball. As we have seen far too much, there is a huge difference in coaching in the NBA and college, and the skills very seldom transfer! Yes, we do have a “coach” sitting in the coaches’ chair at the moment, but that is what this conversation is all about!
01-15-2023 09:45 PM
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Every time we wish this team turns the corner, it becomes a dead-end street as we crash and burn.
01-17-2023 04:39 PM
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