Least Favorite Active Coach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldbird View Post
    Sooooo..... don't leave us hanging. What does MTGL say?

    I will get you started.... Mick,
    I like Mick a lot off the court, in fact we've been known to grab breakfast at The Echo in the offseason.

    Jim Calhoun was a legendary bad guy, to be sure. Kevin Stallings is a dark human, and Brian Thornton (who transferred from Vandy to Xavier after being 1st Team all SEC Freshman and then a really solid sophomore year) had some crazy stories about him. Shaka Smart is a complete phony and a lousy guy. Jim Baron was a complete jerk. Dr. John Giannini is a fairly odd cat as well. Bobby Hurley is a jerk, but his brother Danny is the opposite.

    Rick Majerus, God rest his soul, was not a pleasant person to be around.

    Darrin Van Horn is the lowest of the low.

    Chris Collins is only "this much" above him...and I completely blame his dad who is THE WORST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Of the ones mentioned are there any that you feel people would change opinions on if they were to know the person?
    For sure, Josh Pastener is a great guy (but I'm in the camp that he isn't a very good coach). Jim Boeheim is a great dude and super funny.

    Everyone always rips Derek Kellogg for being crooked at UMass, and I'm sure that was the case, but he is a great dude.
    @gametime rips my "man-crush" on Fran Dunphy, but even GT will admit that Fran is one of the all-time great guys in coaching.

    No one will be shocked to know that Brad Stevens is probably the nicest human I ever met with the title "head coach".

    Johnny Dawkins is awesome, funny, down-to-earth, and really bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    For sure, Josh Pastener is a great guy (but I'm in the camp that he isn't a very good coach). Jim Boeheim is a great dude and super funny.

    Everyone always rips Derek Kellogg for being crooked at UMass, and I'm sure that was the case, but he is a great dude.
    @gametime rips my "man-crush" on Fran Dunphy, but even GT will admit that Fran is one of the all-time great guys in coaching.

    No one will be shocked to know that Brad Stevens is probably the nicest human I ever met with the title "head coach".

    Johnny Dawkins is awesome, funny, down-to-earth, and really bright.
    I've always thought it was strange for people to form opinions regarding like or hate about people they've never met but I guess it's just human nature.

    For the record I'm ok hating on Stallings right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    I like Mick a lot off the court, in fact we've been known to grab breakfast at The Echo in the offseason.

    Jim Calhoun was a legendary bad guy, to be sure. Kevin Stallings is a dark human, and Brian Thornton (who transferred from Vandy to Xavier after being 1st Team all SEC Freshman and then a really solid sophomore year) had some crazy stories about him. Shaka Smart is a complete phony and a lousy guy. Jim Baron was a complete jerk. Dr. John Giannini is a fairly odd cat as well. Bobby Hurley is a jerk, but his brother Danny is the opposite.

    Rick Majerus, God rest his soul, was not a pleasant person to be around.

    Darrin Van Horn is the lowest of the low.

    Chris Collins is only "this much" above him...and I completely blame his dad who is THE WORST.

    So you are a big fan of the Texas staff with Shaka and Horn.

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    My son attended the Duke camp years ago. Wife took him down and saw the opening by coach K. Though she is not a Duke fan, she had complete respect for him. As does my son, who is a huge KY fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Bill Self. Canít stand that guy.
    I had the opportunity to interact with him twice at Illinois functions. He may have been faking it, but he was super nice and really funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    For the record I'm ok hating on Stallings right?
    You're certainly in good company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    For sure, Josh Pastener is a great guy (but I'm in the camp that he isn't a very good coach). Jim Boeheim is a great dude and super funny.

    Everyone always rips Derek Kellogg for being crooked at UMass, and I'm sure that was the case, but he is a great dude.
    @gametime rips my "man-crush" on Fran Dunphy, but even GT will admit that Fran is one of the all-time great guys in coaching.

    No one will be shocked to know that Brad Stevens is probably the nicest human I ever met with the title "head coach".

    Johnny Dawkins is awesome, funny, down-to-earth, and really bright.
    A few guys I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on, if you've ever interacted with them, Bruce Pearl, Tom Crean and Bo Ryan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    Shaka Smart is a complete phony and a lousy guy.
    I've always thought this about him. Interesting that you confirmed.

    Ever have any interaction with Billy Donovan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    For sure, Josh Pastener is a great guy (but I'm in the camp that he isn't a very good coach). Jim Boeheim is a great dude and super funny.

    Everyone always rips Derek Kellogg for being crooked at UMass, and I'm sure that was the case, but he is a great dude.
    @gametime rips my "man-crush" on Fran Dunphy, but even GT will admit that Fran is one of the all-time great guys in coaching.

    No one will be shocked to know that Brad Stevens is probably the nicest human I ever met with the title "head coach".

    Johnny Dawkins is awesome, funny, down-to-earth, and really bright.
    Nothing but respect for Fran. Just like to joke about him being the AAC coach of the year favorite every October...

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    Danny Hurley might be my favorite guy in the business. Have sat with him watching games for hours just laughing and telling stories...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    A few guys I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on, if you've ever interacted with them, Bruce Pearl, Tom Crean and Bo Ryan.
    I spent time with Bruce Pearl once, December of 2007 when Tennessee beat Xavier at Cintas, and he was great.

    I'm not a Tom Crean fan, but I will add, I think he does a GREAT job on TV.

    Bo was great, and is really funny in a dry sort of way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Ever have any interaction with Billy Donovan?
    Twice, and while he was never anything but polite, I wasn't big enough for him to be interested in talking to.

    I will say, however, he is one of those rare coaches that just had that aura about them. Not sure how to define it better than that, but there is a real presence about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Danny Hurley might be my favorite guy in the business. Have sat with him watching games for hours just laughing and telling stories...
    You think he takes over at UConn or Pitt next season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Nothing but respect for Fran. Just like to joke about him being the AAC coach of the year favorite every October...
    You're not going to mention my DK take? I think we talked after he and I sat at Starbucks for 90 minutes once and you and I disagreed about him.

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