ORIGINAL: David Levine
The Startribune poll shows 66% currently favor keeping Ryan Saunders as the coach. Baaaaa Baaaaa Baaaaa Baaaaa the sheople have spoken.
It's going to be the decision of POBO and not the fans. But, at the same time, The new POBO has to realize that Ryan has fan support and with good assistants, Saunders might become good. Saunders understands the modern game and is good with communications. A good shooting coach, conditioning coach and a good big man's coach would help out a ton.
He's worked for Tubby Smith, Flip Saunders, Randy Wittman, Sam Mitchell and Thibs. Not a "modern" coach in the bunch.
And I didn't see anything from his offense or defense that suggested otherwise.
If we keep him, it sounds like Rosas might force him into the modern world, so that's kind of a positive.
Rosas said in his presser that the head coach position would get due diligence. I would at least hope that they conduct a search including Saunders even if they end up keeping him. If they don't to me it sends a bad message.
I would hope that Rosa does his due diligence on the head coach, and bring in Sanders and let him compete. I have no problem with Jouger being a head coach, but lots of coaches have abrasive personalities, that no longer work. He needs to get this done ASAP. Who from Houston decided to hire McHale as coach?