maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
Lavall Jordan will not be head coach at Butler
but would have liked to have seen LaVall elevate to a HC position. Hopefully his time will come either in AA or another good program.
I was really hoping he was going to get that job. Would have been a major boon for Coach Jordan to take over one of the top midwest programs, especially one where has such close ties.
I agree that he seems to be the heir apparent for Coach Bielein.
at Iowa and I was glad Coach B found him out there. All the best for him going forward, now we can focus on Buliett.
Have to think Jordan will stay and hopefully take over for Beilein now.
It is DBs policy not to hire head coaches with no HCing experience
You assume Dave Brandon will still be around when that transition happens.
I actually feel kinda bad for Jordan. I think he deserved the opportunity.
but it may have been one for Miller. It was rumor that said Jordan was the front runner, and reading the linked articles it seems Miller was rumored to be following Stevens to the Celtics. Just as easy to speculate that Butler was worried Miller would leave and called in Jordan just in case. Not that Jordan wouldn't have been an excellent option: both have solid histories with Butler, both have good resumes as assistants to respected B1G coaches with successful programs during their coaching time, but Miller knows the current players, who were taken for a loop when Stevens left.
But interesting to learn that Miller just came back in April. More baseless speculation: Stevens asks him to follow him to Celtics, obviously someone he likes as a coach, lured him to Butler only a few months ago... Who knew what when? Did Miller know Stevens was ready to move and did Stevens suggest he was HC-in-waiting, only to ask him to come with him to the pros?
Nevertheless, the players of both schools win. The Butlerites keep their assistants, probably to retain their system. Our guards, including those who may or may not be joining the team [ptui,ptui-don't tempt the evil eye], have the guy they thought would mentor them. And Jordan's recognized for his contributions and value.
That's good for Michigan. Not great for Jordan but other chances will come along if he wants them. Certainly should help in Michigan's pursuit of Bluiett.
247 reporting that Bluiett has taken Butler off the list of schools he is considering.
Per Sam Webb, that 247 report was wrong:
Been getting questions about rumors that 2014 #Michigan wing target dropping Butler. His dad indicated yesterday that they are NOT true
— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) July 7, 2013
"That's not legit. Trevon hasn't talked with anyone." - Mr. Bluiett on rumors his son dropped Butler
— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) July 7, 2013
His time will come but for now I'm glad he's still with us
their loss = our gain.
I wonder why the other guy for the job over him
Sorry Coach J, you'll get'em next time (sarcastic voice)
USA Today had some interesting details (HERE).
Most notably, Brandon Miller actually interviewed for the position within hours of Stevens accepting the job with the Celtics, according to this piece. LaVall Jordan was set to interview today, but obviously that was before this decision was made official. Supposedly, Miller and Jordan were the only two people even considered for the position, or at least it seems this way. That would be Butler's MO though.
Certainly would not have blamed him for going, but I'm glad to see him staying. Keep the continuity. This coaching staff has got a great thing going here. Jordan's time will come, whether its at another top program, or whether he's Beilein's heir apparent.
They really Bluiett.
God that was a terrible joke
Yes, I'm claiming that ghastly joke.
Hanging is too good for punsters – they should be drawn and quoted.
Great to have him back, but I bet he would've loved to have that job. Hopefully he gets another chance sometime soon. I'm sure just by being a prime candidate for Butler, he's put himself on the radar for other programs looking for a head coach
Definitely bodes well for Hoops right now. Would be nice to see some Belein proteges get a chance to be headcoaches and get a Michigan Hoops coaching tree going. In the end, I guess I'd rather take this though.
That seems inappropriate.
That's actually a pretty common term for someone who takes band way too seriously and is only really used amongst people who would be called that anyways. I don't support the use of any language like that and this phrase still takes me aback, but context is very important when it comes to determining whether to chastise someone's use of a particular word.
I appreciate you stepping in to my defense, though perhaps that term is just a weeeeee bit dated (damn I hate it when I realize how old I am). Anyway . . . in order to prevent any further misunderstandings, I will update the sig.
I got where you were coming from, but I commend you on the calm realization you show by noting it has a different connotation in this day and age.
What was the sig? I am old too, but don't recall any band connotations that had homosexual slurs in them - but maybe because I was an Orch Dork (Orchestra 15 years), I was sheltered from such slanderours signatures...
The term in question was "Band F_ _" (the second word beginning with "f"; rhymes with bag).
for handling this whole thing in the best possible manner.
please see below.
But I agree...feel bad for Coach J on "JUST" missing out on a wonderful opportunity. It'll come though, hopefully down the road in the maize and blue.
One thing I thought was interesting, when we were "struggling" for a couple weeks during the B1G season and people wanted Coach B fired (fucking idiots)...it was Bacari Alexander that they clamored for, not Jordan. Now everyone is ready to give Jordan the "coach in waiting" title based off the information and he was a Butler front-runner.
Ummm who wanted Beilein fired? Are you talking about this past season?
The GhostOf(Insert Name Here) certainly wanted him fired.
Bacari is flamboyant and outgoing and gets the pub. So that's what the fans see - i.e. the nutrcracker and stuff. Jordan is quiet and behind the scenes. Fans don't know what is going on behind closed doors. Maybe Jordan got this opportunity because it is Butler specific. Maybe he is indeed the next hot coach in waiting. We don't know - have to see how the next few years play out and who gets more feelers.
Shocked, but in an extremely good way. My sources very close to the MBB program had said that if Lavall was offered, he planned on taking it (obviously), and with the way things were going, an offer seemed inevitable.
It's a shining testament to Beilein that we've managed to hang on to Meyer, Alexander and Jordan these past few years when all 3 of them should be head coaches somewhere else right now. We've got a hell of a good thing going here.
His name coming up makes him seem like a serious candidate for jobs, and if he goes somewhere other than Butler and does a good job it might be easier to pry him away to come back here from someplace other than his alma mater.
Feeling is being upset for coach Jordan. I hate to see a Michigan man denied an opportunity. Can't say whether or not he deserved it over miller, but selfishly I would always like to see our guy get it.
I wonder how this will play out in Blueitt's recruitment. Will Butler do negative recruiting for a a situation they created? ie Will they claim that Lavall's interest in HC suggests that Blueitt's position coach (Laval) will soon leave UM? If so, will Blueitt see through this tactic. Will he see that Butler now has lost their star HC. It now has an inexperienced rookie coach who woulld have been his position coach but now will be too busy learning a new job?
It's worth thinkiing about this issue in order to address Blueitt's potential concerns.
He will get multiple opportunities within the next few years to become a HC, and he'll probably get a bump in salary here anyhow. It's not the worst thing in the world to not become the head coach at your alma mater, given the extra pressure and scrutiny an alum is subjected to.
His time will come, whether it's at UM or another school.
I'm not sure it would be the wisest career move to follow Stevens at Butler anyway. What are the odds that the coach following him will be able to come close to equalling his tournament runs? It does not often end well for the coach following the most successful coach in an institution's history.
Get those guys a raise.
It is truly a luxury to get the entire coaching staff back. What a win for the program.
Feel bad for him in a sense because it is his alma mater, but this is good news for at least one more year.
Hey I'll still call it a victory if it means he is coming back here.