Friday, April 1, 2011

Lon Kruger Is Oklahoma Bound Depending On Who You Ask

Various reports are saying that Oklahoma will name UNLV's Lon Kruger as its men's basketball coach. Oklahoma says they will hold off on the announcement until the players at UNLV are informed. Kruger has told that  he hasn't seen the report.

Say anything to soften the blow. Kruger said he was staying at UNLV as recent as yesterday and now it's looking like he has a change of heart. It's known that coaches will always do that. Say one thing and do another. It's in their DNA. As far as Kruger goes he's becoming another version of Larry Brown. He can't ever get comfortable in one place. He's not a bad guy, just a rolling stone.

This is a good hire for Oklahoma and a big loss for UNLV. He's won everywhere he's been, except the NBA. There's never been a hint of scandal anywhere he's been and he is a class guy. He should have the Sooners back to respectability in a few years.

UNLV might have to turn to a former Rebel to take over (Dave Rice, Reggie Theus). This is going to be a key hire for the program. They've built up some momentum after being irrelevant since the mid 90s. They need someone to keep the ball rolling, not a big name seat filler.   

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