Shaka to Meatchicken......................

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by LousianaHorn, May 17, 2019.

  1. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn 1,000+ Posts

  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    My question is why would Michigan want him?
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  3. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    I may be available to help load him up and move. When is he leaving?
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  4. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    I tend to agree with the latter part of the article. I think his agency is doing a bit of "rebranding" in order to make him seem appealing for his impending "free agency" once he has another .500 season at Texas. Putting the message out there that he might interview at another big school makes him seem like he's hot ****.

    Heck, he was interviewing Yaklich for an assistant job just last week... there's no way it was the other way around with Yaklich interviewing Smart.
  5. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Do we care? If they want him, they can HAVE him...where do I send my contribution to help pay the buy-out?
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  6. HashThat

    HashThat First Time Poster

    Looks like it is going to be Juwan Howard or Ed Cooley.
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  7. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Local radio guessed this whole thing was an image set up for the future when he is released and that he was never really in contention. So when the time comes he can say, "See, Michigan almost hired me!"
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  8. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    It was fools gold..... story gave us all false hope Smart might be on his way out.
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  9. txlandagent

    txlandagent 500+ Posts

    Fake news. We can dream though can't we?
  10. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    It was never going to happen, we couldn't be that lucky
  11. Walking Boss

    Walking Boss 1,000+ Posts

    It seems that Shaka might own us for at least two more years. He is guaranteed 12.9 million as of now and next year it will go down to around 9.4 million. Is that low enough for the big money to pay him to go away when his team finishes with an 18-13 record and 5th or 6th place finish in the Big 12 with a 9-9 or 8-10 conference record and a possible bubble appearance in the tourney. Given the apparent apathy (and lack of attendance) around the program will CdC have to wait until the buyout is in the 6 million range. I don't think attendance will rise enough under a new coach to justify the expense.
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  12. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Anwar Richardson interviewed Shaka who said he was never interviewed for the job and had nothing to do with that situation at all. Sounds like it was totally made up by his agent or publicist to drum up attention.
  13. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Assistant Meatchikin to Texas

    From TFB --

    In the three seasons prior to Yaklich’s arrival at Michigan, according to (advanced stats for College hoops) the Wolverine’s adjusted defensive efficiency looked like this: 94.0, 100.5, 100.5. In the three years that Yaklich was on campus, that number looked like this: 99.2, 90.5, 86.2. Those last two ratings were good for second-best in college basketball the past two seasons.

    Yaklich began his collegiate coaching career in 2013, after he was hired at Illinois State (his alma mater) as an assistant where he would remain for three seasons before being hired away by John Beilein at Michigan.

    Texas hired their “Offensive Coordinator” last off-season when Coach Smart was able to hire Neill Berry away from Iowa State. Texas now has their “Defensive Coordinator” in Luke Yaklich and if the numbers are any indicator, he is a very good one.

    On an interesting note, Michigan did lose a commitment from their 2019 class from 6’7 Denton (Guyer) Wing Jalen Wilson, who is a consensus top 50 recruit in the class. Wilson’s primary recruiter to Michigan was Yaklich.

    Does this mean that Texas has a shot at a late addition of Wilson? I find it unlikely. Texas does have an available scholarship with Elijah Mitrou-Long transferring to UNLV, but all of the chatter in North Texas concerning Wilson is that he is likely headed to Kansas to play for Bill Self.

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