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Brey out at Maryland, too

Posted on: May 8, 2011 4:29 pm
Edited on: May 8, 2011 4:33 pm
Notre Dame's Mike Brey is the latest candidate to remove his name from Maryland's coaching search, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Consequently, one of the nation's best jobs will remain open until at least Monday. Where the search will turn next is unclear.

"I don’t believe it’s going to be a long process,” Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson told the paper on Sunday. “We’re doing our due diligence, making sure we’re going to hire the right person. ... We’re just not going to panic and pick somebody who might not be the best fit for Maryland. We’re going to look at the whole person. Here’s what I’m looking for: Someone with most, if not all, of the qualities Gary Williams possessed."

Pittsburgh's Jamie Dixon, Villanova's Jay Wright and Arizona's Sean Miller have also removed their names from consideration, meaning four men who were obvious candidates have essentially passed on the opportunity to succeed Gary Williams -- the legendary coach who retired last Thursday after 22 seasons at the school. Maryland has also reportedly reached out to Butler's Brad Stevens in an informal manner. Stevens, though, rejected the overture, leaving Anderson as the latest in a long line of athletic directors to have trouble filling a high-profile basketball opening.
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Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 11:20 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

Steveinphoenix- Maryland has won a natty more recently than U of A - you probably don't wear a cornicello, so here's a nice Italian litte horns out to you and your program on winning a Natty. We're gonna get another before you all, so suck it... 

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 10:27 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

Brey has been about as consistent as they come in the Big East the last several seasons.  Look it up. 

Since: Nov 20, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:58 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

I agree that Shaka has the POTENTIAL to be a great coach.  Lets face it one year can be chalked up as a fluke.  I also agree that the UM A.D. has proven to be dense.  They shouldnt have reached out to Miller.  He reached out to them, though.  Stevens was never going to leave Butler, and who the hell wants Brey?

They will most likely get Turgeon, which would be a good hire.  At least as good on the basis of potential as when UA hired Miller.  Remember too, Millers first year was awful, so it may take two years to figure out if they hired a good coach.  I can promise you this though, no Maryland coach will ever reach out to the administration of another school about their coaching position.  If I were a UA fan, I would be disgusted by this, even if it was only something he did to make a few bucks for him and his assistants.

Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:37 pm

Maryland would be lucky to do as well as 'Zona

If you're gonna crack back on Arizona for the mess they had at the end of Olson's time, then you have to acknowledge two things:

1)  Arizona ended up with a great coach in Sean Miller

2)  Maryland won't get anyone that good unless they get incredibly lucky with a no-name coach.  Part of the reason for that is that Maryland's administration is too dense to reach out to an obvious candidate right in their backyard:  Shaka Smart.

Since: Nov 20, 2009
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:31 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

After the end of the season, various coaching names were considered to succeed Lute Olson on a permanent basis. Arizona contacted 's , 's and then- coach (before he accepted the vacant position at ) to take the job. Arizona even brought 's on campus for an interview and made an offer, which he ultimately turned down.

This after the fantastic Pennell hiring.  0-4?  Or should we include O'Neil and Pennell since they were at the very least given tryouts.  If you are going to call Maryland like it is, at least have the self respect to look at the pathetic state that UA was in two years ago. 

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:03 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

I was hoping Mike Brey would've left Notre Dame so Notre Dame could finally find a coach that will win them a championship and coach the program consistently. 

Since: Oct 15, 2007
Posted on: May 8, 2011 8:01 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

I'll take top 20 job...i'm not sure why that is funny to you.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 8, 2011 7:55 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

Maryland is not 0-2 but 0-3 right now because not only did Arizona's Sean Miller and Notre Dame's Mike Brey take there names out of the running for the Maryland job but Butler's Brad Stevens has to today. Sorry to say but there is no top head coach in basketball would take this run down job at all and it's showing. Now if Brey in Notre Dame and Stevens in Butler say no to Maryland then I'm sorry to say to you Terps fans that this is not the top program in the nation like you guys are saying it is, it's really only in your imagination. Really Maryland has sucked for quite some years now and if a top head coach take this job then there is no doubt that it would take about six to seven years to rebuild here in Maryland by what the media are saying and it would be crazy for any top head coach to do here at this poor Maryland school. Now there is always a high school head coach that you Maryland fans can look for but then again it would be crazy for a high school coach to take this job too. Right now you Marlyland fans are in big big trouble and your poor school. Good Luck...

Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: May 8, 2011 7:35 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

hey since the high profile head coach we were reachin out for didn't want the job to succeed GW lets go search for some of the top assistant head coaches in the top programs of college basketball even on our own rivals benches like Duke - UNC 

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: May 8, 2011 6:32 pm

Brey out at Maryland, too

Terrific Take !!!

And accidentally rated your comment as 1-star ... definitely a 5-star comment.

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