Always nice to hear about how former players are doing in the pros, and this is no exception. Many were sad/surprised when GRIII left early and wasn't drafted until the 2nd round, but an executive from Indiana was pretty pumped.
The article/work laptop (Yay IE whatever) won't allow me to copy/paste a snippet but Bird wanted to acquire GRIII for over a year and ended up investing in him pretty heavily with a 3 year deal. Worth the click.
Per multiple reports on twitter, SMU basketball banned from postseason play this year and head coach Larry Brown suspended for 30% of the season (~10 games). This would seem to include Michigan's game at SMU in December.
Updated to include Jeff Goodman tweet:
SMU hit with postseason ban and Larry Brown suspended for 30 percent (about 9-10 games), sources told ESPN. Story: http://t.co/ig654wkYzj— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) September 29, 2015
The winningest coach in Michigan Women's Basketball history percentage-wise has signed a contract extension.
KBA signed a 3-year extension today on her existing contract that now goes through the 2020-21 season.
Wonder if she was being pursued by other schools as she had years on her existing contract still left.
Barnes Arico is 62-40 here which ranks 5th all-time in wins among Michigan head coaches. Her .608 win percentage is the highest ever. Michigan has made the postseason every year she has been here.
Her .500 conference record is one percentage point shy of being the highest B1G winning percentage of any Michigan WBB head coach ever.
Sure there have been many but in thinking about some of the dumbest statements I've heard from high profile coaches, three jump out at me right away. They are:
1. Brett, opening his mouth about SEC schedule and gettin his ass beat by Toledo then TT
2. Rex Ryan, tugging on Superman's cape
3. Dantonio, just when I was ready to acknowledge his success and thinking he was secure:
"They are selling hope. We are selling results." I mean JH has no results to stand on.
I am certain you can think of many more. Would love to hear them. These tree top the list so far, imo.