Arizona Basketball 2019-2020

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  1. Russ Smith

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    I am just trying to figure out does TJ actually think the only thing that happened was Book scammed some people for money and none of the kids actually got paid.

    2 simple questions that I've aksed before and are never answered.
     
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    The high profile guys get paid in HS/AAU, then at the P5 level. The coaches all know, many are involved personally. Until this is an anomaly and not SOP I do not care even a little.
     
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    I agree I've said repeatedly everyone is getting paid and everyone knows it.

    If tomorrow it comes out Under Armour paid Moses Brown to go to UCLA, I won't be surprised, and I won't spend months defending it and insisting the coaches didn't know etc. Alford recruited Naz Reid, Alford recruited Bowen, I know they talked to Dawkins about Bowen.

    Yes Dawkins is not a good guy but I just find it extremely difficult to believe that what he apparently said in this story is just a lie and him trying to make a name for himself. He literally chose a trial and a sentence over setting up the very guys he's now talking about in the HBO movie apparently. If he was all about himself he could have set up Miller and Pitino, let them get caught and then walked away.

    I strongly believe the kids should be getting something, just wait and see the financial impact of no tournament and quite possibly a delayed start next year. it's a huge industry. The only ones not getting anything out of it are the kids.

    FYI as for real basketball news, there was some claim on a UCLA site that even Koloko is considering going pro this year? He surprised the hell out of me this year I thought he was way in over his head at Arizona, but that said he'd be nuts to turn pro. WIth everything going it's quite likely the NBA and G League seasons are delayed, a guy like him would be crazy to not stay in college and work on his game and his education now.
     
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    Sounds like the Big-3 (err 2.5) are leaving and we’ll rely on transfers. This will probably the season that Arizona will move from Miller after...
     
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    Then why not just move on from Miller now?
     
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    Boosters think Heeke will butcher it plus you’re not hiring anyone good during probation.
     
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    So is Heeke about to be gone as well? If so, why not get rid of HIM now?
     
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    Heeke just signed an extension. He is signed through 2023.
     
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    That’s exactly why it goes deeper than Heeke. Robbins is a well liked president but he’s loyal to a fault. With a bad season likely upcoming plus sanctions I think there will be a clearer path to move on.
     
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    I don't think I can take being stuck with Sean Miller (or Heeke, for that matter) through 2023...
     
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    The boosters need to get the point across to Robbins that the damage is already done. A housecleaning of our athletic department is in order, and actually long overdue.
     
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    Feel free to cut a check and let them know.

    The overall apathy is the issue here both with football and basketball. Ticket sales revenues and donations are way down plus the usual crappy Pac-12 revenue stream makes any big move nearly impossible.
     
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    There was a story on BRO yesterday that had interviews with cronin. In it he suggested they're being told by the NCAA that EVERYTHING is on hold, not just the proposed transfer rule changes, but everything. He didn't say it since UCLA isn't involved but I got the impression that means even things like NCAA investigations and punishments are on hold because they can't do business as usual, they don't know if/when there will be a season, so they're operating under assumptions things might be held up.

    So even if you strongly believe UA will get sanctions it's entirely possible they could be delayed.
     
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    Nnaji declaring for the draft despite obviously needing another year in school. The program is about to implode...
     
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    The problem with declaring this year is apparently the NBA has already cancelled the pre draft camps they normally have and are likely going to cancel the combine and pre draft workouts, all due to Covid 19. So once a kid declares this year it's not clear how he's going to get much feedback to tell him stay in or go back to school. In past years I always wanted kids on the fence to declare figuring they'd get more accurate info from the NBA than from agents, but this year I have no idea what info they will get. There's been some talk players might literally rent out gyms and do private workouts and send tapes to NBA teams, but still hard to see. So my guess is if a kid declares this year it's more than likely he'll stay in the draft.
     

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