Posted: 4/16/2009 2:27:36 AM
I need, NEED somebody who thinks this is a great move to come forward and explain yourself!
I would rather trust my team to Nicholas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas. A binging alcoholic on a drunken, suicidal sabbatical would be more trustworthy at a D-1 program then Zeke.
First off, the guy is a funkin' pig. He will rest at nothing to get another sexual harrassment assault on him. And if he doesn't do that, he'll surely start s**t with another coach, AD, alumni, etc etc. The man has caused nothing but problems on every coaching stop he has ever made. What makes you think he will stop now?
And I understand going "big name fishing" but why a man like Zeke? Why a man that is USING you to get a second chance at the NBA by pulling off a "miracle" run and taking a sub-par, under .500 team to glory, then bouncing. Obviously that will NEVER happen, but we aren't talking about a sane person, we're talking about Isiah. And instead of picking a coach in the family, a big name that is actually a proven winner ala Nolan Richardson, they go after some bum loser with severe head trauma. You lose any ounce of respect for your program that you once had with this move.
But here is the most important factor in why this was a BONEHEAD move from all parties involved.
Parents and basketball players in the Florida area will really buy into Zeke's "plan?" Obviously, if you are a D-1 recruit, both you and your parents know about basketball, and they BOTH know about this idiots track record. So you are going to look at Zeke right between the eyes in your living room when he is pitching his "future" for your boy, and you are going to believe him? You are going to really turn a trustworthy ear? THIS MAN IS USING YOUR KIDS TO GET SOMETHING THAT HE'LL NEVER SEE AGAIN. You are going to funking listen? You are going to trust your sons future in his hands?
No, no, no, no, no, no!!! I would rather have Bing Crosby as a babysitter then trust Zeke with my D-1 future both in athletes and parents eyes.
Please, justify this, somehow...anyhow. How could you? Why would you try?
You are truly the BIGGEST bonehead not only basketball, but SPORT has ever seen. Pathetic.