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Frank Haith is not polling well

Posted on: August 19, 2011 4:05 pm
Edited on: August 19, 2011 4:09 pm
By Gary Parrish

Jeff Eisenberg points out that the Kansas City Star is conducting an online poll with a very simple question: What should happen to Missouri athletic director Mike Alden and basketball coach Frank Haith? Readers can answer A) Fire Alden, B) Fire Haith, C) Keep both, or D) Fire both. And, as I type, 51 percent have voted to fire both while another 27 percent have voted to just fire Haith -- meaning 78 percent of Kansas City Star readers who have taken the time to answer want Haith gone before he ever coaches a game because of an accusation that he was aware of an alleged $10,000 payment to a recruit while at Miami. Or maybe they just want him gone because he might've cheated to get players and still failed to make the NCAA tournament in six of his seven years as the Hurricanes' coach.

Either way, the point's the same.

Frank Haith is not popular these days.

Assuming he lasts till the beginning of the season, he'd better win immediately.

If not, things will only get worse.

And quickly.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:41 pm

Fire Haith now.

Pay whatever it cost to make this go away now.  It's not worth dragging it out.  We'ver been there, done that.  MOVE ON!!!

Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2011 2:52 pm

Frank Haith is not polling well

Talk about a lose-lose situation for Mizzou. They cannot fire the coach until there is determination of wrong-doing. They cannot expect to recruit with the coach while the allegations are still being investigated. Can he even get home visits? They are faced with an AD who hired Haith, displeasing the largest part of the fan base (presumably the donors as well) because of a worse-than-mediocre record at Miami and now has painted themselves into a corner.

Marcus Denman and Kim English must be dismayed. They dropped out of the draft to return to school their senior year and now are faced with this. Can it get worse? Of course! with a coach that will be preoccupied with defending himself from the accusations that he was aware of money being given to his players how can anyone expect the team to gel and become cohesive. Oh, Missouri will win more than they lose. But the Big XII (or nine?) is loaded with talent and MU may not qualify for the NCAA tournament. This is the state of MU basketball. This is truly sad.

Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: August 19, 2011 8:05 pm

Frank Haith is not polling well

Haith is a below average coach.

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