Post by JS on Aug 25, 2007 10:10:35 GMT -5
tgo said:I was there.
I didn’t feel tension between Muir and Coach or them being on a different page. Coach’s goals and plan include one team. Muir’s involve 27 teams. Muir thinks about hoops first thing in the morning and more often than any other program most days but he also cares about all 27 teams. That will inevitably lead to disagreements on finer points which does not mean there is disagreement on the big picture. This is unavoidable
They were very much on the same page, they demonstrated it with their answers and said specifically at least once.
To clarify slightly. On jeff green, coach said he could have convinced him to stay but that it wasn’t his role to push him one way or the other, he helped him gather information and stepped back for him to make his own decision, which was the right decision according to JT III.
Coach and Muir complement each other very well in this setting. Both very impressive men who inspire confidence. Coach rambles a little, tells lots of stories but gets to his point in the end. Muir I can see transitioning easily into politics should he ever choose to do so (I mean this in a good way) since he always knew exactly what he wanted to stay and effortlessly wrapped his answer together with his larger talking points no matter what the question.
Thanks for the clarification TGO.
Just to add one more tid-bit I heard with regard to recruiting... one of his primary targets is Orlando Woolridge's son.
I would imagine there's some sort of preexisting relationship between Coach Thompson and the Woolridge family. Zach Woolridge is about to start his senior year at Princeton and is a member of the basketball team.