OT: New Kentucky Assistants

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Guess we’ll see if this comes to light.

Losing Orlando would be a big blow to Illinois.

 
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Dont want to be competing with UK for murray

edit: lol nevermind. UK just straight up poached 2 Illinois assistants. Imagine losing Kimani and Moore to a place like Duke or UK? This place would implode
 
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Dont want to be competing with UK for murray

edit: lol nevermind. UK just straight up poached 2 Illinois assistants. Imagine losing Kimani and Moore to a place like Duke or UK? This place would implode
who is the other Illinois coach they are getting? I only saw Antigua
 
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Antigua is a hired gun for schools that need a talent infusion. Is there a bag man that follows him around wherever he coaches? Seems like his “skills” travel from school to school. If Cal can now hire byob assistants, that would be irresistible.
 
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Last time a Kentucky and Big Ten school involved assistants, Kenya left to Indiana. So let’s hope that doesn’t happen this time around with Luke or Kimani.
 
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The rumors seem to be Antigua will bring Adam Miller with him from Illinois. But the 2nd assistant leaving is likely going to lead to Skyy Clark their 2022 5* guard to decommit
 
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They're taking Chin Coleman too lmao. Brutal loss for Illinois to lose their 2 best assistants to Squid
There are rumblings that their third assistant, Stephen Gentry, is returning to Gonzaga. Imagine going from a 1 seed to losing all your assistants and best players in the off season. Rough.
 
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couldnt have happened to a nicer fan base hahahah
I'm thrilled the Illinois basketball experiment is over. It was annoying during its short existence.

EDIT: the only thing I can recall being more annoying is Purdue fans still talking about Carsen Edwards like he's an all time CBB great and didn't even make a Final Four. Seems to be a Big 10 issue.
 
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I'm thrilled the Illinois basketball experiment is over. It was annoying during its short existence.

EDIT: the only thing I can recall being more annoying is Purdue fans still talking about Carsen Edwards like he's an all time CBB great and didn't even make a Final Four. Seems to be a Big 10 issue.
Yup, anytime a Big 10 team gets shat on I will enjoy it. All of their fan bases think they are gods gift to the sport; Underclassmen college players right now weren't even alive the last time a Big 10 school won a title lmfaooo
 
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I'm thrilled the Illinois basketball experiment is over. It was annoying during its short existence.

EDIT: the only thing I can recall being more annoying is Purdue fans still talking about Carsen Edwards like he's an all time CBB great and didn't even make a Final Four. Seems to be a Big 10 issue.
I still have nightmares of him going full steph curry mode in the elite 8...put ACC DPOY Deandre Hunter on him so he just started hitting shots from 3 steps farther back...got lucky to pull it out in that one...and the next one haha
 

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I'm thrilled the Illinois basketball experiment is over. It was annoying during its short existence.

EDIT: the only thing I can recall being more annoying is Purdue fans still talking about Carsen Edwards like he's an all time CBB great and didn't even make a Final Four. Seems to be a Big 10 issue.
I doubt underwood is done, he'll probably find more great assistants
 
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I doubt underwood is done, he'll probably find more great assistants

I don't think he is done, but that was his window to do something big. It's Illinois, the expectations aren't that high but that was his Year 4 season with an assistant that can do some work recruiting in NYC and two consensus All Americans all of which are gone. After 15 years of silence, that fan base was just happy to be relevant again (not all that different than us this year, only difference is it's been 5 years not 15).

Curbelo is pretty good and a top 30 recruiting class coming in, but not making the second weekend with that roster is pretty bad (granted not his fault Loyola was mis-seeded, on the other hand they weren't all that competitive in that game).

After making the National Title game, Bruce Weber hung around there for another 7 years of mediocre to solid seasons (no second weekend appearances after 2005). I can see Underwood following that trajectory for the remainder of his time in Champaign.
 
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I don't think he is done, but that was his window to do something big. It's Illinois, the expectations aren't that high but that was his Year 4 season with an assistant that can do some work recruiting in NYC and two consensus All Americans all of which are gone. After 15 years of silence, that fan base was just happy to be relevant again (not all that different than us this year, only difference is it's been 5 years not 15).

Curbelo is pretty good and a top 30 recruiting class coming in, but not making the second weekend with that roster is pretty bad (granted not his fault Loyola was mis-seeded, on the other hand they weren't all that competitive in that game).

After making the National Title game, Bruce Weber hung around there for another 7 years of mediocre to solid seasons (no second weekend appearances after 2005). I can see Underwood following that trajectory for the remainder of his time in Champaign.

I would be pretty surprised if they keep that recruiting class together
 
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Yup, anytime a Big 10 team gets shat on I will enjoy it. All of their fan bases think they are gods gift to the sport; Underclassmen college players right now weren't even alive the last time a Big 10 school won a title lmfaooo

Living in B1G country is annoying and this year was incredibly annoying. I've had all of these closet Illini, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa fans puffing their chests about how good their conference was this year and how they will dominate the NCAAs. The last whimper was when Michigan went down along with their team logos as their Slack/Zoom profile photos.
 

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Antigua is a hired gun for schools that need a talent infusion. Is there a bag man that follows him around wherever he coaches? Seems like his “skills” travel from school to school. If Cal can now hire byob assistants, that would be irresistible.
He was a terrible coach at USF
 

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