Fired Bill Carmody: I found him

Friday, April 03, 2009

I found him

this is him. this is the guy. the man who will lead Northwestern basketball to the Promised Land. forget for a minute that he was just hired as head coach by another school. NU isn't throwing out Carmody just after they made the NIT. but when BC's contract is not renewed after the 2009/2010 season, this is the coach who should make the leap from a great mid-major job to the Big Ten Conference.

his name? Shaka Smart. "hmmm," you're wondering, "i like the sound of 'Smart' but 'Shaka' doesn't sound like the kind of name that would fit in with the Northwestern administration." but wait, i can explain. a brief bio:
  • 32 years old
  • native of Madison, WI
  • coached/recruited for five years in the midwest (Akron, Dayton)
  • served as an assistant under Billy Donovan

and there's more:

  • played basketball at Kenyon College, but only after deciding not to go to Harvard, Yale or Cornell. graduated magna cum laude. as a senior was North Coast Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year. was one of 20 student-athletes selected for the 1999 USA Today All-USA Academic team and received a NCAA postgraduate scholarship.

i dare you to read this article and tell me Shaka Smart wouldn't immediately energize an NU program badly in need of it.


are you kidding me?!?! VCU even had Billy Donovan as part of yesterday's press conference! i'm calling on all NU boosters to put aside some money right now. we'll use it to take care of whatever trifling little buyout will be necessary to get this guy to Evanston in 12 months. mark it down - you heard it here first.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, i don't think smart is leaving VCU after 1 year.

White Magic from Siena is ready for the next step and has the same credentials as Smart except more experience, more wins, and he has taken 3 teams to the tourney.

I'd be happy with either though. Heck, i'd be happy with a lump of D'Wyane "master" Bates' shit coaching our team over Carshitty.

Fuck Carmody

4/3/09, 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please explain why, specifically, this 32 year old man who has never been a head coach before will be able to recruit big ten championship talent to evanston when nobody else in history has been able to.

4/6/09, 6:40 PM  
Anonymous AC said...

Please explain why, specifically, Bill Carmody who has been NU's head coach for 9 miserable seasons will be able to recruit big ten championship talent to evanston when he has not done that in NINE FUCKING YEARS? Also explain why, specifically, Bill Car-no-win-dy's gimmick schemes will all of a sudden fool the other big ten teams and lead to victory? Or better yet, please explain why, specifically, in this great coach’s supposed best year in the big ten he still finished 9th out of 11 teams when one of the teams he finished ahead of was on probation?

I believe there is a corollary to the the old saying "if it's not broke, don't fix it" and that is "if it is fucking embarrassingly broke, then just do something about it already for fucksake.”

I honestly don’t care if we hire shaka smart, chaka khan, keith smart, or kenneth “don’t call me dion” lee (actually, I do care about that. Dion is dead to me after I had to watch him purposely throw games because the only thing worse than watching NU basketball lose is watching them purposely lose, so fuck you dion for that mich. State game in 1998 or 1999). We know we’re going nowhere with this two bit assclown carshitty and his gimmickry. His shit doesn’t work in the big ten, we have all the proof we need. Just try something different and if it doesn’t work, we’re no worse off.

So bring on my boy mccaffery from sienna or the french guy who used to work at EV1, just fucking do something.

Fuck Carmody

4/7/09, 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did i say ANYTHING about bill carmody?

if you're going to get a new head coach, at least get one who knows what the fuck he's doing. hiring someone new just because he's different is fucking stupid, and isn't going to make the program better.

jim phillips went out and got one of the best coaches in all of women's basketball to replace beth combs. if carmody goes, why don't we ask for someone like that, instead of some 32 year old nobody who says his players are gonna play hard?

4/7/09, 8:05 PM  
Anonymous AC said...

Fair point Anonymous. I wrongly assumed you were implying we keep carshitty rather than just questioning why we would hire shaka smart.

I consider anyone an upgrade so I am fine with whomever jim phillips hires as long as he just hires someone (though i am partial to this mccaffery guy).

I actually was talking with a friend whose brother-in-law was recruited by Mcaffery when he was at Penn. Said mccaffery is a great guy, loves being in a city, and is a very smart dude. Jim Phillips, do you hear this?????

Free White Chocolate!!!!!!

Fuck Carmody

4/8/09, 11:07 AM  
Anonymous AC said...

Looks like White Magic is stayng at Siena (i erroneously called mccaffery white chocolate in my last post, i just get so giddy when thinking about what could have been).

Extension to be announced today:

Fucking sucks.

Fuck Carmody

4/8/09, 11:14 AM  
Blogger buckyor said...

The annual coaching carousel is coming to a stop, and once again we remained standing off to the side, anxiously eyeing the ticket booth, afraid to get on.

4/9/09, 8:20 AM  

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