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2009 Basketball Hot Seat: Firings 3.12.09

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Surprisingly, DePaul’s Jerry Wainwright got a vote of confidence.

But those let go from their jobs:

Boston University logoBoston University‘sDennis Wolff (which really surprised me) – Coaching record by season; Boston Herald | Boston Globe

Conference: America East

Tenure: 15 seasons;

Record: 17-13 in 2009 + 11-5 conference, 247-197 overall at Boston

texas pan-americanTexas-Pan American‘s Tom SchuberthCoaching record by season; article

Conference: Independents

Tenure: 3 seasons

Record: 10-17 (no conference record), 42-45 at UTPA

elon logoElon‘s Ernie NestorCoaching record by season; article

Conference: Big South

Tenure: 6 seasons

Record: 11-20 in 2009 + 7-13 conference,
61-116 overall at Elon

high point logoHigh Point‘s Bart LundyCoaching record by season; article

Conference: Big South

Tenure: 6 seasons

Record: 9-21 in 2009 + 4-14 conference;
96-87 overall at High Point

Meanwhile, an uncertain future at St. John’s.

Game #33: Marquette 74 vs St. John’s 45 – Keys to the Game and Postgame Media

March 12, 2009 3 comments

A continuation from yesterday’s post.

5 Points, or, Keys to the Game

Forward Effort? Two free throw attempts by Rob Thomas. 6 shots by Sean Evans with 4 turnovers. 3 boards from Justin Burrell , and 5 apiece from the other two; the team gave up 17 offensive rebounds to a team that missed 27 shots? And only picked up 8 offensive boards on 28 misses. St. John’s didn’t just get defeated on the glass, they were mutilated. Score: F.

Young Legs: The postgame remarks below talk about tiredness, lack of energy (and preparation). The team defended poorly, got out-hustled, and couldn’t score. Score: F.

Defense and Pace: The game was at St. John’s slower pace, but it didn’t matter; the team turned the ball over anyway. Marquette couldn’t score early, but that didn’t really matter, because St. John’s scored like an elementary school team. The defense was hardly there. Score: D.

Repeat Performances: Horne wasn’t terrible, overall, but not an impact player early. Kennedy was relatively okay. Sean Evans didn’t have a repeat performance in him, and the rest of the team actually performed far worse in this matchup than against Marquette on Valentine’s Day. Score: F.

The Basics – Make Shots: Wow. They couldn’t even get shots off. It was sad, disgusting, and I still haven’t seen the second half. Score: F.

(click on the “read the rest…” to see the postgame media and quotes below.) Read more…

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