I would strongly disagree about the on court product. The on court product has been down ever since the beginning of the Capel era. Now the off court product has been better sans this incident. But this incident really hurts the depth of what he was building. Logan and Robinson were both guys Fox was counting on for next year.Yosef10 wrote:Gonzo wrote:Hold on there. We're obviously not in a financial situation that would allow us to buy out Fox's remaining years. It's reasonable to hold off for one more year. But let's not pretend that he's done anything to "deserve" a full five year tenure. This program went from bad to worse. There have been no signs of improvement from JC on or off the court. Put down the Fox Koolaid.
Him signing the contract in the first place is all he needed to do to "deserve" 5 years. No coach App State could reasonably get was going to do anything with this program unless it was a 5 year deal. You're wrong to say it's gone from bad to worse, we're in a significantly tougher league and that's not to be discounted. You're also wrong to say there have been no signs of improvement off the court, just not true. Never said the man was Dean Smith or K but he does deserve the full length of his contact and next year will start the determination if he'll get extended or it. No kool-aid, just reasonable expectations.
One thing everybody forgets is that Jim was not Doug's hire. He's already proven he will let a coach with a year on his deal to find his guy. I don't think he is coaching for an extension next year, I think he is coaching for his job. Another sub 10 win and near bottom finish in the Sun Belt and he will be gone.