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Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

Posted on: April 4, 2011 12:24 am
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HOUSTON -- In the most bizarre hire of this offseason, Missouri reportedly has hired Miami's Frank Haith -- a move that makes no sense, on any level, to anyone outside of Missouri AD Mike Alden's office.

The hire was confirmed by CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish. I'm writing it because he's busy, and I'm not. Who cares who writes it? Point is, Missouri panicked after being turned down by Matt Painter and went for a guy who wouldn't turn the school down.

Frank Haith had that going for him.

But not much else.

In seven years at Miami -- in a down era for the ACC -- Haith was 43-69 in league play and 129-101 overall. He went to one NCAA tournament, in 2008, and has gone 60-41 since. Known as a great recruiter under Rick Barnes at Texas, Haith hasn't shown that skill at Miami. Making you wonder if maybe the great recruiter at Texas was, you know, Rick Barnes.

Whatever the case, Miami fans were rejoicing on the Internet Sunday night to be done with Haith, and preparing for the Hurricanes' inevitable pursuit of Kansas State's Frank Martin -- who got his start in coaching in the Miami high school system and who is a force on the South Florida recruiting circuit to this day.

With Jacob Pullen graduating at Kansas State, the time could be right for Martin to go home. We'll see.


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Category: NCAAB
Tags: Miami, Missouri
 
Comments

Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2011 7:40 am
 

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

I couldn'y agree with thnderus more.  I am a UNC alum, and sawHaith for 7 years in the ACC.  He is a classy guy and I thought he did a decent job at Miami, which, let's face it, isn't exactly known as a basketball powerhouse.  I think the Missouri fans are being babies, and couldn't think of a worse way to start your new coach's tenure at your school than what you are doing.  In the end, I think the fans will be eating their words because Haith is a quality, stand up guy and will do just fine at Missouri.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 1:28 am
 

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

Robotfighter, from what he's done the last 7 years I'd guess that Missouri isn't going to be ok.
If you look at where he was, yeah, I'd guess Missouri is going to be just fine.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 12:14 am
 

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

WOW D. Bowman! You are dead on.Your astute assessment of what the the Mountain West will become(a 1 bid league) and the cash that a major school can pay the Indiana icon should lure him away from Albuquerque. However, Coach Steve is savvy   enough to understand that New Mexico is a "cake job" that only requires a few public appearances and 20-win seasons in a weak conference with all of UNM's advantages. The dude is a phoney and CAN'T answer any criticism, so he controls the New Mexico media because the good folks think Steve can walk on water. Just remember his stint @ Iowa.



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 12:07 am
 

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

Robotfighter, from what he's done the last 7 years I'd guess that Missouri isn't going to be ok.



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2011 10:09 pm
 

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

You people act like coaching is rocket science. If the guy can recruit great and coach a little bit then Mizzou is going to be ok.



Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: April 4, 2011 9:29 pm
 

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

Absolutely no way that Miami hires Frank Martin as coach.Martin does not fit school president s profile of the kind of coach with his shady history that she would hire.I would be stunned if Miami hired Martin



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 9:12 pm
 

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

Here's a name I expected to at least get a little mumbling.  What about Missouri calling Steve Alford out in New Mexico?  I know he was extended to some ridiculous year like 2017 a little more than a year ago but I don't think he's getting much more than $1.2 million per in a conference that is decidedly on the downturn over the next few seasons.  Considering the number being kicked around for Mike Anderson's extension before he bolted was in the neighborhood of $1.3 or $1.4 million per, to throw out a number similar to that for Alford might have been an interesting discussion.

Remember that although Alford was Mr. Indiana, he started out at SW Missouri State before jumping to Iowa.  He could probably do a better job recruiting in his own backyard instead of the southwest.  He should have done better working in the Big XII instead of the Mountain West which is losing BYU and Utah after next season.  With Lon Kruger jumping from UNLV you can expect a step backwards for them moving forward.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 7:23 pm
 

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

WOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!  I was thinking we were all in for another season of mediocrity under Haith, but this makes next year a bit brighter....  Haith's problem wasn't recruiting.  He's brought in some very talented players.  His problem was coaching.  They never got better once they got to school, and his in game coaching left tons to be desired.  DeQuan Jones was a top recruit, but hasn't done anything.  Malcolm Grant and Durand Scott COULD be as good a guard tandem as any if they played for someone else.  You don't blow multiple 15+ point leads in a season, or lose as many close games as they did and not look at the coach. 

I liked Haith when Miami hired him, gave him a chance to succeed, but in the end, I'm glad to see him go.



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

Jayhawk fans throughout are licking their chops at the prospects of facing a Frank Haith-coached Mizzoodle team. I'm so proud that Mike Alden is the AD of Miz-Who.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Mizzou hires Frank Haith; Miami revels

Thanks Alden. Now maybe Illinois will go on another 9 year win streak.


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