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Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Posted on: April 12, 2011 2:22 pm
 
Tommy Amaker decided to remain at Harvard after meeting with Miami officials on Monday, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Tuesday.

FoxSports.com first reported the news.

Miami was willing to offer Amaker a five-year deal worth roughly $1.1 million, according to the Miami Herald. The school's search could now turn a number of different directions. Mike Davis (UAB), Rob Jeter (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Donnie Jones (UCF), Tony Barbee (Auburn) and Billy Kennedy (Murray State) are among the possible candidates. Sources have told CBSSports.com that Frank Martin (Kansas State) would be willing to take the job if Miami committed additional resources to its basketball program, but Miami officials have not pursued the Miami native even though most believe he's the only candidate with the ability to make the Hurricanes nationally relevant immediately.

Miami is trying to replace Frank Haith.

He left earlier this month to take over at Missouri.
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Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 8:36 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Anither reason he may have stayed at Harvard is that the offer wasn't enough to get his wife to leave the Harvard faculty.  She is a heavy hitter in her own right.



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 7:07 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Can Frank Martin run the point? or grab 20 rebounds a game? thats what hes gonna have to do for miami to even think about the top half of the ACC.

You're right, coaches have zero impact on their programs.  Hellen Keller could step into the Duke job and lead them to 8 straight NCAA titles.  I have no idea how Miami will ever finish better than Maryland, FSU, BC, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest.  Nope, that could never happen.


maybe the canes will get lucky and make the NIT....
If only the 'Canes had dones exactly this under a coach far less qualified than Frank Martin. 


Oh wait they already have and you entire post is just one huge statement to the world about how monumentally retarded you are.  Thanks for sharing.



Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 7:01 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

 Besides, Miami has hardly been a serious player in college basketball for eons

And Harvard has made a mad rush every year for March Madness.  This would have been a chance for Amaker to be back in the ACC and be able to coach against the master in Coach K besides traveling back to Duke.  IMO, it would have been a decent hire for the Canes, not great.  Shalala is more concerned with academics since stepping on campus which has proven worthy to the cause.  The diehards of past Canes glory in football have been hurt terribly.  There will be a decent hire albeit a homerun hire for basketball due to being in the ACC. 



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

If Miami can only offer him $220K per year, Amaker would best be served to stay at Harvard.  Because the Crimson and the rest of the Ivy League don't offer athletic scholarships, Harvard won't have to be concerned with NCAA investigations, low graduation rates and other dilly dallying that occurs in college  professional sports athletics.  Especially with what is going on at the Ohio State football money laundering facility.



Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Part of the reason Amaker passed on Miami might well be because the 'Canes lowballed him. If the salary figure reported is anywhere near accurate, why should Amaker move? The figure is well below market value, especially for the ACC. Besides, Miami has hardly been a serious player in college basketball for eons. Amaker made the right move by not moving at all.



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: April 12, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

In the perfect world, Amaker should have taken the job and brought Martin on as his assistant.  Amaker could have built a very good program with the help of Martin's ability to recruit the local talent.  Martin could get his feet wet at that level and groomed to replace Amaker in 3-5 years.  The school gets a blue-blood coach who passes those virtues on to the local guy that can recruit within the region.  He stays there forever and faces the teacher when Amaker takes over at Duke.  It could have been a win-win-win for the two coaches the school and the conference. 



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

He doesn't want to play against Coach K twice a year... Can you blame him? Besides, he's probably the next one in line for the Duke job, so why go to Miami in the ACC when you know in a few years you'll be headed back to your alma mater??



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

This just in: Frank Martin isn't Jesus Christ.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Thank you Tom Amaker for doing Miami a favor and pasing on the job.  Now the new AD can focus on getting the only man for the job, Frank Martin.  Get a pair and do the right thing.

Yep. He's a Cubano and is from the area. He's also a great coach and recruiter. Miami would be an ACC contender from the get go. They should move heaven and earth to get him.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

How bad is this job, if Tommy Amaker pases on it? I mean turning down South Beach and the ACC exposure to stay @ Harvard? Wow, that speaks volumes on how Miami is regarded in relation to hoops. Whose next to turn down the job, the coach of Fordham?


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