Merc Article

Updated on November 22, 2016 in Coach Chatter
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The article echoes everything I’ve read and heard about him. He’ll turn this, but it doesn’t happen overnight. To paraphrase ’92 in another thread, seeing improvement will be more important than won-loss ( but I’ll take wins too 😀).

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0 on November 18, 2016

Nice article and gives hope for the future.  While its early,the next two games should be wins or it bodes for a long year. 

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Got to “Trust the Process” with hopefully better short term results than the Sixers. 

 

I also have to think that any publicity is good publicity right now

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My favorite part of the article (my emphasis added):

Van Gundy said the most impressive thing isn’t that Sendek has won but that he has done so by working with whatever ingredients he finds in the cupboard. He noted that Sendek has run completely different offenses depending on the makeup of his roster.

“Some programs are so blessed with the amount of talent that they can accumulate, they can basically play the same way year after year,” said Van Gundy, who will call the Warriors-Celtics game on Friday for ESPN.

“Herb is just the opposite. He’s been an adapter ever since he’s come into coaching. I think that’s one of the great things that Coach Pitino did and I think that Herb picked that up from Coach and has been able to use that mentality throughout his coaching career.”

 

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1 on November 22, 2016

I guess I wonder… if we get 3 good years out of this guy, will he bolt back to a Power 5 conference? What are we left with at that point, regardless of floor designs, AD, etc.? 

The WCC won’t become an at-large conference as much as we’d like it to… 

on November 22, 2016

I’ve thought about this and really think that Sendek (if he really is successful at SCU) might retire here. I guess it will be up to him, but he has already coached at two Power-5 schools and had as many detractors and fans at both. I don’t see why he would move back to Power-5 unless he was sure that this time he could finish a career there. Maybe for Pitt (his hometown) or Stanford/Cal (wouldn’t need to move his family across the country again). But I think it’s cart-before-the-horse to assume he’s going to be successful enough to get a Power-5 offer from SCU within a few years. I hope he’s that good, but we’all see.

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