What does take for Shaka to keep his job? - Poll

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by ronich, Mar 10, 2020.


What does take for Shaka to keep his job?

  1. I love Texas Basketball and am tired of people calling us a Football School

  2. Beat Texas Tech in Big 12 Tournament Quarters and win one game in the NCAAs

  3. Beat Texas Tech in Quarters and win Semi Game in Big 12 Tournament and win at least one in NCAAs

  4. Lose to Tech, but win one Tournament Game

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  5. Lose to Tech, but go to 16 or beyond

  6. Win the NIT again

  7. It doesn't matter his buyout is too big, and if he doesn't win 25+ he is gone next year

  8. Beat Texas Tech in Big 12 Tournament Quarters and not make NCAAs

    0 vote(s)
  9. IT doesn't matter he is gone this year

  10. Shaka's style of basketball is killing me slowly, my jr high school's PE Coach was better

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ronich

    ronich 25+ Posts

    Full disclosure I loved Rick Barnes, but thought the time had come for a change.

    I had a short list at the time and Shaka was very high on it, but it has been gutwrenching to watch.

    With the BIg 12 Tournament around the corner curious to see where the HornFan Nation's head it at regarding Shaka.
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  2. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    It is beyond his control. Short of a miraculous run and making the Final Four (or two), his future is dependent on his fellow coaches. If there is a qualified "name coach" that will take the job, Smart is gone, and has likely been told that and who his replacement is. If CDC hasn't identified that guy and cut the deal, it is beyond "likely" that Smart will be back for one more year.

    Many people lose sight of the fact that this program will gross about $4 million less than UNC, which is leading all programs. That $4 is less than 2% of the total budget.
  3. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    O Shaka keeps his job, because coronavirus saved him from losing another game.
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  4. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Shaka may may go down in history as the only person Covid-19 saved.
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  5. ronich

    ronich 25+ Posts

    I should have put act of God as a choice, because that’s what it took.

    • Winner Winner x 4
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  6. txlandagent

    txlandagent 500+ Posts

    it was Shakas famed, Covid-19-12 season
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  7. Omniscient.one

    Omniscient.one 500+ Posts

    Agreed. With the new arena opening next year, seems like the time is now. The basketball program needs a shot in the arm to say the least, I mean the attendance is pathetic, and I strongly believe that the ceiling with Shaka coaching is winning two NCAA games. He’s just not the guy to win a championship.

    A new coach, or better the right coach, could help offset the buyout losses with better ticket sales. Not completely offset of course.
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    Last edited: Mar 13, 2020
  8. Walking Boss

    Walking Boss 1,000+ Posts

    Shaka didn't sign anyone in the early period and there appears to be no real buzz about anyone. Could it be that the decision to let him go was made awhile back and he just shut down public recruiting.
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  9. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Yeah, it's odd. We only have I think 5 offers out and only to 5 star recruits where maybe we get one who lives in Austin.

    LHABSOB 500+ Posts

  11. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    Let's keep Shaka so he can break in the new home for Texas basketball, you know, house-sit for a couple seasons to get all the punch-list items ironed out....
  12. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Since I'm not one of the two people attending those games, I shall defer my vote to them.

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  13. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    I am correcting myself. According to 247 we have six offers with only Greg Brown & Donovan Williams showing interest. One 5*, one 4* and four 3* offers out. There are 13 of the top 27 recruits in Texas all are unsigned and 3* but only one with an offer from Shaka. He feels like he has to go to Nebraska, North Carolina and Canada to offer the same recruits to get virtually no interest. Maybe if he looked closer to home he might get more interest.

    KJ Pruitt Little Elm (Little Elm, TX)
    6-3 / 180

    Kerwin Walton Hopkins (Hopkins, MN)
    6-5 / 195

    Donovan Williams North Star (Lincoln, NE)
    6-5 / 190

    Silas Mason Ben L Smith (Greensboro, NC)
    6-7 / 180

    Greg Brown Vandegrift (Austin, TX)
    6-9 / 195

    Karim Mane Vanier College (Montreal, QC)
    Combo Guard
    6-4 / 195
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2020
  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Travis Mays - 30 years ago today
    I know we've had teams advance further but I would argue that BMW was our most fun team, ever

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  15. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Unfortunately, evidently the SMU WBB players have a different opinion of Travis.
  16. Jacob Johnson

    Jacob Johnson 1,000+ Posts

    Another year of shaka:smh:
  17. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Coach speak - the 's can be "is" or "was" :beertoast:

    Seriously, that gives Chris a full year to choose & negotiate the new head coach. :popcorn:
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  18. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    An article in the Dallas News this morning discussed the fine line financially that CdC is walking. For instance, the total cost of the SEZ Project has been pledged, but not much cash has changed hands. So CdC is in a cash hoarding mode, and Smart's buyout isn't in the script right now.

    I agree with Sabre and would add that CdC probably has put Smart on notice of what is expected of him the next season there is basketball.
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  19. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    I agree with Sabre and would add that CdC probably has put Smart on notice of what is expected of him the next season there is basketball.[/QUOTE]
    why didn't he do it LAST season??
  20. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    why didn't he do it LAST season??[/QUOTE]
    Buy-out way to much prior to last season. No one stepped up with enough cash to get rid of Smart and pay for a now guy that will come and be better than Smart so another season of nothingness.
  21. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    There was no way between Covid and the buyout that Shaka wasnt coming back next year. There is going to be a huge money crunch for the next 12-18 months and frankly with oil now selling at the murphy's down the street for 1.37 a gallon Texas is in not in great financial shape and needs to make money based decisions and this one was an easy one.
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  22. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    Here's what's going to happen. Whomever will defeat Donald Trump in the election, and Shaka, no longer fearing for his and his players' lives will then coach said players up and look out Final Four!!!!!!!
    • poop poop x 1
  23. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    Greg Brown is closer to "hot".
    Says he only comes if Smart is coach.
    He can pick and choose anywhere he wants to play.
  24. Horn87

    Horn87 1,000+ Posts

    Buy-out way to much prior to last season. No one stepped up with enough cash to get rid of Smart and pay for a now guy that will come and be better than Smart so another season of nothingness.[/QUOTE]
    my point was not re:buy out, but rather CdC should have put Shaka on notice after LAST year!!
  25. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    The basketball program brought in $13+ million last year. Pay the coach $10 million to leave?

    I'd be for it, BUT only if Chris can find a home run coach to take the job. There are only a couple of those out there and they ain't leaving a basketball school.

    Ask Alabama bout that
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  26. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Shaka has to just keep on keeping on. We would be nuts to dismiss Shaka. This year has been great. And don’t forget, we’re the defending tournament champions (NIT).
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  27. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Remember when we were wondering if this team was one of the 5 best in the nation?

    And now a month and a half later, we are wondering if this team is one of the 5 best in the conference.
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  28. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Chris Beard at ttu would have taken this team to the elite eight. He's already taken ttu to the NCAA finals.

    Is he elite? He is very successful and puts on a coaching clinic every time tech plays the Horns. He is a Texas graduate and would be a significant upgrade over SS.
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  29. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    How do you know that CDC didn't put SS on notice?
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  30. txlandagent

    txlandagent 500+ Posts

    Shaka just needs to get into the tournament and start peaking. He finally has the depth and talent and we know he can coach a blue collar veteran squad to a Final Four...

    I think he’s going to keep his job if he gets into the tourney, which, barring a complete shitting of the bed down the final 3-6 game stretch, we should be a 7 seed or better.

    For the record I never liked the hire. And still don’t like him as the coach of our program.

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