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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: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

I know it's only a pipe dream, but I hope that Amaker's rejection of the offer opens up the search to include Frank Martin.  I personally don't care about his problems at Miami High School and believe that he would be perfect to keep some of the area's talent at home at the University of Miami.



Since: Feb 16, 2011
Posted on: April 12, 2011 4:45 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.  Well its worth a shot to hire Frank....maybe the canes will get lucky and make the NIT....




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 4:31 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.



Since: Feb 16, 2011
Posted on: April 12, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

As a Duke fan I would have loved to see Amaker back in the ACC.  But in the long run it was smart to stay at Harvard.  You keep doing what youre doing Mr. Amaker and better opportunities will come along....



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Amaker is an "uncle tom" from duke, so he is right at home at Harvard...why the hell would he want to go to the ghetto in Miami?

Smart move for Amaker...



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

Cambridge Mass. is a great little college town. If that's the kind of place you're looking for then Miami is not what you want.



Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 2:56 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

A couple more seasons here and he may be ready to get it done.....when you start your coaching career with talent you may not need to master coaching right away....you can bet that he's learned an awful lot coaching these kids without lightning speed and jumping ability....my bet is he'll succeed in his next big job....but as a Hall guy I hope he doesn't



Since: Dec 12, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

My guess is that he wants bigger and better than Miami. I think that if he has a couple more good years at Harvard with a trip or 2 to the NCAA Tourney that he will get a better offer than Miami which is a scary job right now!



Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: April 12, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Amaker passes on Miami, will stay at Harvard

First off, good for Amaker. He tried his hand at big-time hoops, and did have some success. However, he has the chance to build a lifelong career at Harvard. Let's face it, Harvard has never had the level of success on the basketball court that they have had since Amaker took over the program. They've been on the bubble two years in a row for the NCAA tournament as an at-large. Amaker does not have to build the Harvard program into much more than what he already has in order to be a lifetime coach there. He also has the nice little luxury of being at a top-notch academic institution that does not offer athletic scholarships. Thus, he doesn't have nearly as much worry about his players getting into off-the-court troubles.


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