2024-25 UConn Men's Hoops: Defending the Throne Again

Ale Xander

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Tough day for the Lakers, their fans, and AleX. Tragic.
I don't mind the Lakers schadenfreude. At all.

I do love the Celtics more than BC (and NC). Plus CBB is changing too much (sorry, Cormac, it was fun for a bit)
 

j-man

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the lakers are not going to win for a long time unless the NBA pulls some funny buisness and helps with them with a young star in 3-5 years like SGA j grenn etc their ownship thinks too much like a fan does
 

j-man

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This may be my happiest post (of everyone) to read post-Covid! I hope you're right!
u have 2 top 7 nba players then atother 3 of 35 after that 4 top 30 players and 6 top 50 players only teams that have a shot as of now are all in the west OKC Minn denver dallas and SA in 3 years i wouild say NY but their coach runs his guys in to the ground philly lacks a 3rd guy ditto with milw mia is too in to their cutule and etc
 

mauf

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the lakers are not going to win for a long time unless the NBA pulls some funny buisness and helps with them with a young star in 3-5 years like SGA j grenn etc their ownship thinks too much like a fan does
NBA contracts don’t run more than 4-5 years, and unless the player is a total zero contracts are usually tradable in the final season. They might be in the wilderness for a season or two post-LeBron, but the Lakers still own all their post-2025 picks, and they’ll always be an attractive free agent destination. They’ll be fine in the long run.

Of course, the Lakers’ next head coach will be gone by the time that “long run” takes shape, and the likelihood of that next coach meeting the fan base’s unreasonable short-term expectations are practically nil. I’m sure it isn’t easy to turn down the most high-profile coaching gig on the planet, but unless Hurley wanted to be in LA (and all indications were that he didn’t), he made the right choice. I think coaching in college is a better gig than the NBA, but if Hurley wants to prove his mettle in the pros there will be better opportunities than this one.
 

j-man

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NBA contracts don’t run more than 4-5 years, and unless the player is a total zero contracts are usually tradable in the final season. They might be in the wilderness for a season or two post-LeBron, but the Lakers still own all their post-2025 picks, and they’ll always be an attractive free agent destination. They’ll be fine in the long run.

Of course, the Lakers’ next head coach will be gone by the time that “long run” takes shape, and the likelihood of that next coach meeting the fan base’s unreasonable short-term expectations are practically nil. I’m sure it isn’t easy to turn down the most high-profile coaching gig on the planet, but unless Hurley wanted to be in LA (and all indications were that he didn’t), he made the right choice. I think coaching in college is a better gig than the NBA, but if Hurley wants to prove his mettle in the pros there will be better opportunities than this one.
oh he made the right choice uconn will end up in the big 12 because of their hoops it wont be uiltl 2035 through

what is going to happan 10 years from now is 3 24 team super conf with everyone else g5 basiccy there is 8 seats left in SEC 6 in big ten and 8 in big 12 assuime the ACC dissoves and 17 of their members take up the last 22 spots ore st and wash st will lanch to the big 12 which leaves 3 spots for group of 5 teams all big 12 those 3 spots are u conn memphis tulune san diego st boise unlv and freno

1 u conn
2 san diego st
3 tulane memphis or boise
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

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NBA contracts don’t run more than 4-5 years, and unless the player is a total zero contracts are usually tradable in the final season. They might be in the wilderness for a season or two post-LeBron, but the Lakers still own all their post-2025 picks, and they’ll always be an attractive free agent destination. They’ll be fine in the long run.

Of course, the Lakers’ next head coach will be gone by the time that “long run” takes shape, and the likelihood of that next coach meeting the fan base’s unreasonable short-term expectations are practically nil. I’m sure it isn’t easy to turn down the most high-profile coaching gig on the planet, but unless Hurley wanted to be in LA (and all indications were that he didn’t), he made the right choice. I think coaching in college is a better gig than the NBA, but if Hurley wants to prove his mettle in the pros there will be better opportunities than this one.
I really thought the uncertain college landscape and portal and NIL would be the difference. But Hurley must be pretty confident that if college gets too weird, there will be other NBA jobs in the future.
 
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JOBU

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Glad he's staying! Hope our tax rates don't go up to pay him.
I don’t really care how they fund it. There’s 3.6 million people in CT. Maybe 2 million pay taxes. I don’t pay taxes to CT but if I did I would gladly kick over a couple bucks a year to make the numbers work. I’m aware this is probably not how tax increases work. The Hurley tax… I’d be down.