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Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

Posted on: April 12, 2010 1:56 pm
 

Mississippi State's Rick Stansbury rejected an offer to be Clemson's next coach, a source at MSU told CBSSports.com on Monday. Consequently, Clemson will continue working to find a replacement for Oliver Purnell, who left last week to take over at DePaul.

Five coaches -- Wright State's Brad Brownell, Wofford's Mike Young, Jacksonville's Cliff Warren, Old Dominion's Blaine Taylor and former Boston College coach Al Skinner -- have already interviewed for the position, and Clemson assistant Ron Bradley is also considered a candidate. A source told CBSSports.com that neither Oklahoma's Jeff Capel nor Baylor's Scott Drew are seriously involved despite reports to the contrary. Arizona State's Herb Sendek passed on an interview, sources told CBSSports.com.

Purnell signed a seven-year deal worth more than $15 million at DePaul.
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Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2010 12:27 am
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

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Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2010 11:11 pm
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

Who knows what to expect with the Sidney situation. I don't see why he is suspended for the first 9 games of next year. The NCAA dragged their feet all last season. I hope he gets to play. From what I've heard, there's a good chance he comes back to school.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2010 10:06 pm
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

MSUDOG, will Sidney ever play a minute in a Mississippi State uniform?  His legal troubles with the NCAA seem to be ongoing and there's also the possibility he goes pro anyway.  You're probably more in the know than I am, what's the word in Starkville?



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2010 5:05 pm
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

I'm not one of those guys who knows a lot of people per se, but in a weird twist of fate, I happen to have a fairly close connection to the Mississippi State basketball program.  I've actually met Stansbury a few times.

He is not one of those coaches who can't wait to take the next step.  He is very happy at Mississippi State.  I'm not saying he'll never leave.  I wouldn't say that about anybody.  I'm just saying he doesn't look at a jump from SEC to ACC as a big enough deal to leave.  He's happy, and the folks down there like him.

One other things, and I don't know how much truth there is to this.  But, my source down there, who has been quite reliable in the past(and has no real personal skin in the matter), says there's a little more "still to come" in this whole Sydney drama.

He says there are some folks down there who think some other "stuff" is going to come out that will keep him from ever wearing a Miss St uniform?

I hope for the kids sake and for Stansbury's sake that that doesn't happen.  We'll see........



Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: April 12, 2010 4:40 pm
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

Dwight Howard went 1st in 2004, not Josh... typo.



Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: April 12, 2010 4:37 pm
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

You could be right, he could be excited for his incoming class, maybe he is comfortable and makes enough money and doesn't feel like moving the family who knows.  I think you may be jumping the gun a little with the "Like Lebron Changed the Cavs." Lebron was labeled the 2nd coming, and has almost lived up to all the expectations... only missing a championship. Syndey is great, he's #5 national recruit, but Lebron was #1 and keep in mind Darko went #2 that year. If they still allowed players to jump from HS directly to the NBA there is no way he would go higher then 10.  Let's say 3 of the 4 HS players ranked ahead of him got drafted in front of him, then you have to factor in John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors, Cole Aldrich, Evan Turner (in no particular order) and I'm sure there is someone else I'm missing off the top of my head. There are probably others but I don't think anyone could even argue against the guys I named there.  The 10th pick of the 2003 NBA Draft? Jarvis Hayes. I know there are some very good players that went after 10, like David West (all-star), Ridnour, Josh Howard (AS), Kendrick Perkins, Mo Williams(AS) etc. Although we can't argue any of those guys have changed their teams like LeBron.  Dwayne Wade went 5th in that Draft, Bosh went 4th, and Carmelo went 3rd.  Josh Howard went 1st in the 2004 Draft. Chris Paul and Deron Williams went 3rd and 4th respectively in the 2005 Draft. Durant went 2nd in 2007.  My point: no one outside of top 5 could be considered a team savior since at least 2002 and that's if you wanted to consider Amare Stoudamire who was drafted 9th. But he was always the 2nd banana when the Suns were a perennial contender. Gilbert Arenas was taken in the 2nd round in 2001, and before his legal troubles he put people in the seats and was sensational on the court.  If he could have learned to be a team player he had the work ethic and the ability to be that type of player. We'll count him.  My point... Renardo Sydney may be great, but let's stop short of putting him in the same conversation as LeBron just yet. 

Also, as a Clemson Fan I'm glad he turned us down, I would rather see us go after a proven Mid-Major coach.




Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2010 4:35 pm
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

Brownell would do very well at Clemson



Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: April 12, 2010 4:29 pm
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

tigerdug, how does it feel? How does it feel being a huge douche?



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2010 3:57 pm
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

It would be hard to lure Stansbury away from Starkville this year.  The reason:  Renardo Sidney.  He will change the dogs about like Lebron James changed the Cavs.  He's a beast.  Clemson is a good job to have, I think.  They shouldn't have too much trouble finding a quality replacement.  But, too much excitement and possibilities with Sidney to leave MSU.  I'd bet Clemson would have liked Sidney to come with Stansbury!!!Frown



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2010 3:52 pm
 

Source: Stansbury rejects offer from Clemson

Well, we know Drew's not involved, because Stansbury wouldn't have been offered over him if Drew was. No way you pick the guy who's struggling at Mississippi State if the guy who's winning big at Baylor wants the job.


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