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Thread: Wes Miller Watch 2018-2019

  1. #141
    Now Now we had this conversation several times through the years (over a decade actually). I thought we agreed that you can disagree with me and argue that Wes Miller would not be a good choice but you absolutely could not question that I said it.

    I was a pompous ass about it 10 years ago and 5 years ago. And the reason was so no one could ever say I didnít say it. Said it then saying it now. Miller is the #1 guy for Wake job.

    I never want to hire the most qualified guy for whatever job I have. I want the one who is going to do it the best and cheapest. That was Miller in 2010. And 2015.

    I said it publicly. Screamed it actually. Disagree if you want on whether he was the best candidate. But you canít question whether I was saying it.

  2. #142
    Quote Originally Posted by donaldross View Post
    Agree. The difference is I openly admit to being a pompous ass. Itís actually on my letterhead.
    Seems like a waste of ink.

  3. #143
    Quote Originally Posted by donaldross View Post
    Now Now we had this conversation several times through the years (over a decade actually). I thought we agreed that you can disagree with me and argue that Wes Miller would not be a good choice but you absolutely could not question that I said it.

    I was a pompous ass about it 10 years ago and 5 years ago. And the reason was so no one could ever say I didnít say it. Said it then saying it now. Miller is the #1 guy for Wake job.

    I never want to hire the most qualified guy for whatever job I have. I want the one who is going to do it the best and cheapest. That was Miller in 2010. And 2015.

    I said it publicly. Screamed it actually. Disagree if you want on whether he was the best candidate. But you canít question whether I was saying it.
    Oh we agree you said it. We also agree that it was an indefensibly ridiculous proposition at the time.

  4. #144
    Quote Originally Posted by donaldross View Post
    I want the one who is going to do it the best and cheapest.
    You want the one you know personally. You just got lucky he actually turned into a good coach this time. The next time you vouch for a friend, you probably won't be so fortunate

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    Remember 2 years ago when DR proclaimed that Miller would get the LSU job? Or last year when he proclaimed Miller would get hired by some school that was equal or better than Wake?

    Yet here he is, still coaching at UNCG. Strange that none of the real go-getter (you know, the ones that go to the games, unlike Wellman), haven't scooped him up yet.

    If we have to hire Miller because we can't afford to hire anybody else, ok. Maybe he will be moderately better than Manning. But he will still suck.

  6. #146
    Quote Originally Posted by wsc8521s View Post
    You want the one you know personally. You just got lucky he actually turned into a good coach this time. The next time you vouch for a friend, you probably won't be so fortunate
    Of course you do. In any business, you want to interact with as many folks as possible. When years show you that you the right guy, you double down on him.

    You damn sure donít look at box scores and not watch video of Tulsa games for instance when hiring a b-ball coach which is exactly what Wellman did hiring Manning.

  7. #147
    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconSig View Post
    Remember 2 years ago when DR proclaimed that Miller would get the LSU job? Or last year when he proclaimed Miller would get hired by some school that was equal or better than Wake?

    Yet here he is, still coaching at UNCG. Strange that none of the real go-getter (you know, the ones that go to the games, unlike Wellman), haven't scooped him up yet.

    If we have to hire Miller because we can't afford to hire anybody else, ok. Maybe he will be moderately better than Manning. But he will still suck.
    He might suck, but generally speaking, every coach* you hire sucks or ends up sucking. Why not hire a young, smart guy to take the job. If you get it right, you are in great shape. If you get it wrong, you are probably just about where you would have been hiring a retread anyways.

    For me, I do not care as much if it is Miller specifically, but I would like a guy like that and would have liked a guy like that in 2010 and 2015.

    *I should say, most every coach does not work out eventually. Which is why it is worth gambling, IMO.
    Last edited by Ball State Deac; 11-29-2018 at 03:03 PM.

  8. #148
    UNCG hanging with Kentucky on the road. Miller much better coach than Manning.

  9. #149
    UNCG actually switches defenses, applies ball pressure. They donít just play shot clock defense.

  10. #150
    Fightin Wes Millers giving U.K. A good fight

  11. #151
    Quote Originally Posted by Ball State Deac View Post
    He might suck, but generally speaking, every coach* you hire sucks or ends up sucking. Why not hire a young, smart guy to take the job. If you get it right, you are in great shape. If you get it wrong, you are probably just about where you would have been hiring a retread anyways.

    For me, I do not care as much if it is Miller specifically, but I would like a guy like that and would have liked a guy like that in 2010 and 2015.

    *I should say, most every coach does not work out eventually. Which is why it is worth gambling, IMO.
    We gambled on a relatively unproven Manning. Fine. But you got to know when to hold em and know when to fold em. Wellman doesnít fold, instead he pushes in 18 million chips.

  12. #152
    i know it's hypothetical. i know it's not all relative.

    BUT

    any of you actually think wake would be up three on UK at Rupp right now? does UNCG have that much more talent than wake or could it be coaching?

  13. #153
    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForest Fan View Post
    i know it's hypothetical. i know it's not all relative.

    BUT

    any of you actually think wake would be up three on UK at Rupp right now? does UNCG have that much more talent than wake or could it be coaching?
    uncg unquestionably has better players than we do

  14. #154
    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForest Fan View Post
    i know it's hypothetical. i know it's not all relative.

    BUT

    any of you actually think wake would be up three on UK at Rupp right now? does UNCG have that much more talent than wake or could it be coaching?
    No, No, Hell Yes

  15. #155
    Quote Originally Posted by IAppreciateIt View Post
    uncg unquestionably has better players than we do
    well Sarr is NBA lottery talent.........

  16. #156
    uncg gonna mess around and win

  17. #157
    That Alonzo kid is pretty good.

  18. #158
    too late on miller anyhow. should have done it last year. miller's stock is rising so fast, wake can't afford him now (not just monetarily but prestige wise)

  19. #159
    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForest Fan View Post
    too late on miller anyhow. should have done it last year. miller's stock is rising so fast, wake can't afford him now (not just monetarily but prestige wise)
    I donít think I agree with this. Wake is a huge step up from UNCG, and can be a lifetime job. I know we suck right now, but things change quickly.

  20. #160
    #1 isn't half bad either.

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