Serious question. How long does Hurley get?0



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Dave Dombrowski Red Sox GM won a World Series last year. He just got fired last night.
Because John Henry. Such a disfunctional ownership group no idea how they won so many championships w them.
 
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I think it’ll be time for him to go once he reaches the age where he’s comfortable enough to pick his nose while coaching on national TV.
 
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Because John Henry. Such a disfunctional ownership group no idea how they won so many championships w them.
Yes and he was known in the past to sell off the farm system to do it but the point is this: Danny is a very good coach and the UCONN fan base is in love with him during this rebuilding but....a few seasons of non success can change sentiment in a New Jersey minute. Not much loyalty anymore in this world for non winners in any sport. We forget how many of us were enchanted with KO’s shtick for a long time, taking the stairs not the elevator.. I can’t remember them all but no one repeats any of them anymore. It happens all the time.
 
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I was talking to someone at the football game on Saturday and it got me thinking. This will be Year 2 of the Hurley regime. If we are not a tourney team by next year does he get another? The guy was saying Edsall is in year 3 and hasn’t turned the program around yet. My view was given the mess he needs at least until 2020. But football was A. a total disaster and B. Harder to turn around. Basketball programs can go from eh to wow in one year. By next year Hurley will have had 3. Does he need to deliver something serious by then? Does he need to do it this year?
Me personally... I opt to what JC was told by John Wooden many years ago... JW told JC... "You must get good players." ...Maybe Chief00 can shed some similar thoughts or something different. Please someone correct me if I am mistaken about this. Did I read it JC's book...not sure but I do remember that comment from him - I believe.... Caliparai gets excellent players but is unable to keep them long enough to make a powerhouse team. Everything is 1 and done. Gives him 20+ wins and keeps him in his job.

I am convinced DH can coach as well as anybody... My view of him is what he brings with him to secure 'good' players. I think he has the network to do that. I still think KO's problem was his marriage - after stepping into a JC (basically) assembled team. IMO, give DH a couple of cycles and an injection of his blood. Still think Cole is truly an amazing talent... that should be a bit of a clue.

How long? Administrative people (feeling pressures) make decisions like these... not folks with deep understanding of basketball and the current landscape. Ugh..
 
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Because John Henry. Such a disfunctional ownership group no idea how they won so many championships w them.
I'm thinking you don't what dysfunctional means. Four rings for a franchise that hadn't won in 86 years. Then they did it all over again at Liverpool.
 
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Yes and he was known in the past to sell off the farm system to do it but the point is this: Danny is a very good coach and the UCONN fan base is in love with him during this rebuilding but....a few seasons of non success can change sentiment in a New Jersey minute. Not much loyalty anymore in this world for non winners in any sport. We forget how many of us were enchanted with KO’s shtick for a long time, taking the stairs not the elevator.. I can’t remember them all but no one repeats any of them anymore. It happens all the time.
By Shtick, you mean winning a national championship? I think I learned Yiddish differently than you did.
 

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Because John Henry. Such a disfunctional ownership group no idea how they won so many championships w them.
Uh, need I remind you of Yawkeys? Henry's group is a major step up.
 

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By Shtick, you mean winning a national championship? I think I learned Yiddish differently than you did.
I think he means the Ollisms ten toes in, don't take the escalator, etc. When things are going well they are endearing. Less so when they aren't.
 
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Serious question: Who is going to remember to bump this in a few years when Hurely is kicking butt and taking names?
 
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Serious question: Who is going to remember to bump this in a few years when Hurely is kicking butt and taking names?
Serious answer: Hurley and his coaching staff are already kicking butt and taking names. In the time span of about 1 year and a half Hurley has completely turned this program around and continues to aggressively improve it. The timing for pulling the trigger on the coaching change was very good; can you imagine how much further we would have fallen with a 3rd terrible year under KO? Hurley has resurrected this program and we are rising fast. The move next year to the Big East is huge step in the right direction.

Watch how good we are this year; how hard this team plays, with veteran leadership and players, excellent depth, and the influx of talented recruits, who came here because of HURLEY, his 2nd to none top rated coaching staff, and the promise that UConn will again contend among the nation's elite.

Beast of the East, again, remember that? In the next few years we will own the northeast. Sitting up on the high shoulder of New York City, Jersey, and the northern mid-Atlantic states, we will again dominate college basketball.

Hurley's 2nd season. Watch how good we are.
 
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Dave Dombrowski Red Sox GM won a World Series last year. He just got fired last night.
A little different because the Sox keep hiring specialist type GMs (Cherrington - Rebuild, Dombrowski - Win Now, next one will have to build again)

Dombrowski is still a good GM just not right for them where they’re at. The farm is dry and the payroll is high, time to restock the farm and get creative. Chaim Bloom from the Rays would make sense.
 
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I was talking to someone at the football game on Saturday and it got me thinking. This will be Year 2 of the Hurley regime. If we are not a tourney team by next year does he get another? The guy was saying Edsall is in year 3 and hasn’t turned the program around yet. My view was given the mess he needs at least until 2020. But football was A. a total disaster and B. Harder to turn around. Basketball programs can go from eh to wow in one year. By next year Hurley will have had 3. Does he need to deliver something serious by then? Does he need to do it this year?
Wow I have seen many,many really stupid questions posted on the boneyard over the years. This has to be at the top of the list of stupid questions. Coach Hurley just brought in a top recruiting class in basically his first year. Give him a chance and keep your mouth shut while he builds a winning team.
 

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I'm thinking you don't what dysfunctional means. Four rings for a franchise that hadn't won in 86 years. Then they did it all over again at Liverpool.
Four managers and soon to be 4 GMs in less than a decade...
 

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Four managers and soon to be 4 GMs in less than a decade...
And scorched earth with a lot of those. Can't forgive the Tito drug addict thing.
 
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Four managers and soon to be 4 GMs in less than a decade...
Contrast that to the Yanks. Two managers and 1 GM in a decade. How many rings? Less than 2.
 

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Contrast that to the Yanks. Two managers and 1 GM in a decade. How many rings? Less than 2.
Successfully dysfunctional is still dysfunctional
 

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Of course it's also successful, which is kind of the whole point right?
They also have 3 losing seasons during that time too. And we’re beyond lucky to get bailed out by a haileys comet level trade of stupidity from LAD.
 
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They also have 3 losing seasons during that time too. And we’re beyond lucky to get bailed out by a haileys comet level trade of stupidity from LAD.
One of those losing season was due to the idiotic decision to hire Bobby Valentine (thanks Lucchino!). That was the definition of dysfunctional.

If UConn wins a national championship in 2020 was it worth the last 3 years?
 
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If UConn wins a national championship in 2020 was it worth the last 3 years?
Probably is regardless because of the one we won in 2014.
 
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They also have 3 losing seasons during that time too. And we’re beyond lucky to get bailed out by a haileys comet level trade of stupidity from LAD.
I remember when the Sox had two decades in a row of winning seasons with no rings. I prefer the rings.
 

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