That is what I originally thought as well, but then I heard there might have been a rift with her and GA over it.
LOL, no. Vanderbilt was an excellent opportunity at the school at which her husband was an assistant I knew intimately. They are about to drop off ton of money building facility and they take women’s basketball seriously. There are only a handful of jobs like that in the country and she got one of them. We don’t have to look any further than that for her motivation. In fact, the fact that she got it without head-coaching experience speaks well of both her and Connecticut program.From what I have read and heard, J has little interest in coaching and it seems she might have only took the Uconn job to work with GA, which I assumes she find enjoyable.
Does anybody think Shea left, in part due to some issues she and GA had with her departure from the team during the tournament? I vaguely remember GA said something that made it seem like he was not happy with that situation. Maybe, I got it wrong, just asking...
I’m always puzzled when I hear people touting Sue or Dee as the best choices to succeed someone like Geno. Geno is a brilliant coach! They were brilliant players! We have absolutely no idea if they would or even could be a great coach! I would rather find someone with at least some kind of track record that shows they actually know something about coaching!I would love to see Sue as the next coach, however I don't see it happening. I think that at this time she would find the job to restrictive. She has been a player and recently an on air tv personality, The WNBA season is no longer that WCBB she has the ability to travel and pick her jobs outside of playing. Coaching at UCONN would be a full time job, I'm not sure she is ready for that much commitment at this time.
Agree 100%. I'm amazed when former players at the NBA, NCAA M&WBB are mentioned as possible coaches/successors/saviors. On what basis? Just imagine the depth of knowledge that is acquired over the years for Geno, Hammon, Pop, Jackson, Tara, etc, etc.I’m always puzzled when I hear people touting Sue or Dee as the best choices to succeed someone like Geno. Geno is a brilliant coach! They were brilliant players! We have absolutely no idea if they would or even could be a great coach! I would rather find someone with at least some kind of track record that shows they actually know something about coaching!
Well, you really can’t keep a coach-in-waiting on the bench. That almost never works well. If the cupboard is stocked, you’ll have plenty of suitors, but following a legend is going to be a daunting task for anyone.Whoever the choice is to eventually succeed Geno IMO it needs to be done fairly soon- at 65 he is far closer to the end of his career than to the beginning. Thankfully he is in good health and still enjoys the pressures that come from leading a very successful program. However that could change at any time. I'd hate to see everything he & CD built circle the drain because UConn had to scramble to find their successors (I don't think CD will follow Geno as HC)
I think we are missing the big picture with Shea leaving. When Geno does leave, she will have had a few years as a D1 coach in a major conference. And combined with her years of playing, coaching and recruiting top rated players, she would be the the perfect replacement. None of the former player/coaches have put in the time and effort with the team that she has put in.
Additionally, we avoid the "Holly" Syndrome-following a Hall of Fame coach. .