Post by GlitterBro #2 on Apr 30, 2019 14:49:24 GMT -5
"We would have loved for Jay Wright to walk out on the floor, but even when we offered to double his salary, he still wasn’t coming. Nothing we can do about that. But I am proud of our effort. We didn’t assume anything, took our shots and I believe will end up with a solid coach who will embrace UCLA and build a program we all can be proud of and root for.”
He makes about $3.8M at Nova, so, assuming this isn't hyperbole, he turned down a ton of cash.
If the Sixers get bounced by the Raptors, they should offer Jay 10M a year for 10 years.
I'm a Sixers fan and I fully expect the Raptors to bounce them. They were hammered in the first game and barely escaped with a win in the second game. They won the second game for 2 reasons. 1.) The Raptors shot very poorly and 2.) the Sixers D was at another level. The Raptors don't normally miss like they did in game 2 and the Sixers don't normally play intense D like that game in and game out. Raptors in 6...maybe even 5.
Post by GlitterBro #2 on May 1, 2019 9:46:18 GMT -5
I don't see him leaving. He doesn't strike me as a Larry Brown type that's always chasing the next thing. He had chances to leave before both for pros and P5 programs and didn't. I'm guessing his family connections keep him rooted locally...and let's face it, he has a great gig going at Villanova with a supportive administration that gives him what he needs to succeed. The only thing I wonder is if he looks at what happened to Phil as something that could happen to him with an administration change and a few down years...but that would be a real stretch quite frankly.
IMO if the Sixers are eliminated by the Raptors, Brett Brown will be fired.
Jay Wright no longer has anything to prove to anyone at the D-1 collegiate level, and having to reload every year with " one and done " players who have little or no interest in playing defense, staying for four years, or graduating from college must be getting old by now.
Ergo, Jay Wright, at age 57, prudently recognizes that he owes it to his children and future grandkids to cash - in on the basketball legacy he has built and he takes the Sixers head coaching job this year for an initial salary of something like $10 million per year X 5 years, with at least the first $30 million guaranteed. Jay Wright's successor as head coach at Villanova will probably be current Quinnipiac University head coach and former long-time ( 2009 - 2016 ) Villanova assistant coach Baker Dunleavy.
[ Conversely, if the Sixers beat Toronto this year, Brett Brown gets one more year as head coach, and Jay Wright takes the Sixers job following next season. ]
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Post by GlitterBro #2 on May 2, 2019 13:26:56 GMT -5
Brown is locked in by his contract until 2022. The Sixers would have to pay out a big chunk to let him go, and then pony up a ton for Jay to get him to leave Nova. I don't see that happening, even if the Sixers are eliminated in 5.
And Brown will suck again, the team will underperform and they will seek a replacement. Brown rolled the ball out on the floor and let embiid stand outside our arc all night. Jimmy Butler became our PG in a crucial game 7 contrary to the way Ben ran the O all year . Based on those genius moves in crunch time I don't expect him to morph into Phil Jackson before he has another sh!t year of coaching.
By the way Harris is a dope for announcing plans on keeping him the next day after a putrid coaching performance. methinks it is not moot and it wouldn’t surprise me if they “changed their mind” before next season.
Harris made his billions by being a bottom feeding, self-absorbed control freak for which his “truths” are stretched beyond natural and supernatural limits (and subject to heavy negotiation especially around his intended definitions of the words he uses).