Fordham Opening : Kimani would make a lot of sense.



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Kimani would make a lot of sense.

Obvious ties to NYC and there are no expectations. Wouldn't be surprised to see his name get brought up.
 
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It would be an interesting job to potentially take. It's a school in a fertile recruiting region in one of the top mid-major conferences.
 

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It would be an interesting job to potentially take. It's a school in a fertile recruiting region in one of the top mid-major conferences.
Add in the fact that he came to us because he wanted to be closer to home. I hate to say it but the job makes a lot of sense.
 

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i hope kimani is making more as an assistant here than he would as HC at fordham. losing 2 assistants in a year would be absolutely brutal...i understood kenya leaving for the same position at Indiana but i would not get this.

winning a chip as an assistant > HC at the worst program in the A10
 

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Since this is on my daughter's list of schools (perhaps tops to my dismay), should I refuse to allow her to attend if they steal our coach? That's how this works right?
 

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If a program is consistently successful other schools will come after that program's assistants. I don't think UConn has regained elite program status yet but we all hope they do and when that happens we will lose an assistant coach occasionally. It happened under Calhoun (Dickenman, Leitao). Big time college teams revolve around the head coach and there will always be a supply of eager, talented assistants available to replace those who left. Kimani has done an excellent at UConn. I hope he stays but I believe some school will come calling soon.
 
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Head coaching opportunities are pretty rare and if you get an offer you really need to take it. If you don’t you never know if another will come. And Fordham isn’t impossible. If you assemble a really good team in the A10 who knows where you could end up. Likely better than the offers you’d get as an assistant.
 
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The Fordham coaching job is for sadists.

* Since joining the A-10 twenty-five years ago, Fordham has had exactly ONE .500 or higher season of conference play.

* NINE of their top ten all-time recruits transferred out of their program.

* Only TWO of their top ten all-time recruits played more than two years with the program.

They should have never left the MAAC.

Translation: I don't want Kimani Young to take that job for his own good.
 
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Since this is on my daughter's list of schools (perhaps tops to my dismay), should I refuse to allow her to attend if they steal our coach? That's how this works right?
Great school--love the Jesuits.

Dismayed because of location, price tag, or both?
 
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Talk up Fordham all you want, but sorry, y'all trippin if you think Kimani's leaving for a mid-major A10 gig. He is on the fast track for a P6 job.
 
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i hope kimani is making more as an assistant here than he would as HC at fordham. losing 2 assistants in a year would be absolutely brutal...i understood kenya leaving for the same position at Indiana but i would not get this.

winning a chip as an assistant > HC at the worst program in the A10
He would make about 3x more money at Fordham as the HC than he does here as an Assistant
 

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Talk up Fordham all you want, but sorry, y'all trippin if you think Kimani's leaving for a mid-major A10 gig. He is on the fast track for a P6 job.
Average salary in the A10 is a million dollars. It’s in a mid-major hotbed recruiting area. Low expectations. He can always just leave for a p6 from there. He’s absolutely taking the job if offered, it’s a no brainer.
 
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Average salary in the A10 is a million dollars. It’s in a mid-major hotbed recruiting area. Low expectations. He can always just leave for a p6 from there. He’s absolutely taking the job if offered, it’s a no brainer.

LOL. He's not taking a bad mid-major (if not low-major) job. You cray.
 
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The Fordham coaching job is for sadists.

* Since joining the A-10 twenty-five years ago, Fordham has had exactly ONE .500 or higher season of conference play.

* NINE of their top ten all-time recruits transferred out of their program.

* Only TWO of their top ten all-time recruits played more than two years with the program.

They should have never left the MAAC.

Translation: I don't want Kimani Young to take that job for his own good.

This is right and Freescooter is wrong. Getting a job in the A-Ten is absolutely a great first head coaching job. Getting the job at Fordham is not. The program is a dumpster fire, and not one that a head coach can improve. It's a total non-story in the NYC market, has been since Digger Phelps left two plus generations ago, and doesn't have the funds or the alumni interest to compete at the A Ten level. They did in fact make a mistake leaving the MAAC, which is the level of financial and interest requirements that their alumni and fanbase could support.
 
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i hope kimani is making more as an assistant here than he would as HC at fordham. losing 2 assistants in a year would be absolutely brutal...i understood kenya leaving for the same position at Indiana but i would not get this.

winning a chip as an assistant > HC at the worst program in the A10
read that the new HC is expected to be paid approx. $900k
 
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That job would make no sense to me, help build something great at UConn and he'll get a head coaching job at a legit program. Fordham hasn't been good since the 60's. My friend's brother in law took the Fordham job and it will be his last head coaching gig, that place is a coach killer.
 

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