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    Report: IU offers Alford 7 year contract

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    Jordan Schultz reporting Indiana offering Alford $31 million for 7 years.

    When asked directly about if he was offered, Alford wouldn't confirm/deny.
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    Would love to see the Bruin Nation reaction if this goes down. I always thought Alford would coach at IU one day. I thought he would leave the Lobos for that job. Ever considered he would leave a job like UCLA but they didn't really want him in the first place so they can't be that mad.

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    can we counter offer $7 million for 31 years???


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    UCLA fans are the most delusional fans in the world. NOTHING will make them happy except John Wooden rising from the dead and coaching again. Even then, since no school will ever have the easy path UCLA had to the finals year after year, even then they might turn on him. Alford should flee UCLA as soon as he can, and with three big likely losses this is probably his opportunity to sell high.

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    Having said that, it is a shame any serious rumors/facts come out while UCLA is still alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boingee View Post
    can we counter offer $7 million for 31 years???
    I think that's the latest extension that Krebs is offering Neal.

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    I personally would love to see him win a national championship this year, then bolt to Indiana

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    If Alford accepts and hires away Neal will he be messing with crappy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdanger007 View Post
    Jordan Schultz reporting Indiana offering Alford $31 million for 7 years.

    When asked directly about if he was offered, Alford wouldn't confirm/deny.
    I posted this in an earlier thread

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    I imagine the figure for this offer didn't just come out of nowhere. I'm assuming his people have been in touch with their people and this is what they've negotiated so far...

    I coulda swore I saw a post earlier from our fearless leader Mark saying this wasn't true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDamnFans View Post
    If Alford accepts and hires away Neal will he be messing with crappy?
    Might be messin' with nappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boingee View Post
    I imagine the figure for this offer didn't just come out of nowhere. I'm assuming his people have been in touch with their people and this is what they've negotiated so far..
    Sort of like when he met with a UCLA hired head hunter in Vegas right after the MWC tourney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDamnFans View Post
    Sort of like when he met with a UCLA hired head hunter in Vegas right after the MWC tourney?
    You mean during the MWC tourney...agents were talking in Vegas while the MWC and PAC 12 tourneys were in process.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRI View Post
    You mean during the MWC tourney...agents were talking in Vegas while the MWC and PAC 12 tourneys were in process.....
    I stand corrected. I thought it was the late evening of the championship. Makes it that much more slimy. Good UCLA fans deserve to be slimed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdanger007 View Post
    Jordan Schultz reporting Indiana offering Alford $31 million for 7 years.

    When asked directly about if he was offered, Alford wouldn't confirm/deny.
    I think he should demand a 10-year deal from Indiana like he did UNM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoboMike View Post
    I think that's the latest extension that Krebs is offering Neal.
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdanger007 View Post
    Jordan Schultz reporting Indiana offering Alford $31 million for 7 years.

    When asked directly about if he was offered, Alford wouldn't confirm/deny.
    The tightrope is quite narrow.

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    Please take Neal with you! Fingers crossed...

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    Since it would appear that Alford may already have the job and that enough time is passed that it may not be a distraction, I'll bet he wants to stick it to the Bruin fan base by winning the whole damn thing and then quitting the following day.

    I think they have a real shot if they can get by Kentucky seeking payback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightWolf View Post
    Might be messin' with nappy.
    IDK I think yous guys are messin wit sappy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobo_for_life View Post
    Since it would appear that Alford may already have the job and that enough time is passed that it may not be a distraction, I'll bet he wants to stick it to the Bruin fan base by winning the whole damn thing and then quitting the following day.

    I think they have a real shot if they can get by Kentucky seeking payback.
    Yeah, winning UCLA another national championship would really be sticking it to those fans. It would suck to be in their position wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VWolf View Post
    Yeah, winning UCLA another national championship would really be sticking it to those fans. It would suck to be in their position wouldn't it?
    Bastards!
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    I look at it that we missed out on 4 years of Alford ball. If he left for ucla. He sure as heck would have gone home to Indiana from unm.

    Especially if if he leaves ucla for Indiana would reaffirm this.

    Originally I was disappointed because Alford left a 10 year contract to head to ucla. But as it turns out, it would have been over after this year anyways.

    Theres some solace in that realization to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDamnFans View Post
    Sort of like when he met with a UCLA hired head hunter in Vegas right after the MWC tourney?
    Now that is the finest avatar I have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savaran View Post
    I look at it that we missed out on 4 years of Alford ball. If he left for ucla. He sure as heck would have gone home to Indiana from unm.

    Especially if if he leaves ucla for Indiana would reaffirm this.

    Originally I was disappointed because Alford left a 10 year contract to head to ucla. But as it turns out, it would have been over after this year anyways.

    Theres some solace in that realization to me.
    Not necessarily. Part of the reason they want him is he now has experience running a blue blood and being successful at it. Had he still been here, he would have been unproven at that level.

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    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/bryce-alford-ucla-basketball/

    I certainly have a lot of mixed emotions reading this article by Bryce - about Bryce.
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    Stop shooting!
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    White boy.

    And there’s a whole lot of other stuff you can’t print. . . . . . . . . . .


    “Hey,” my dad asked, 'Are you excited to be playing off the ball, finally?' And that’s how I lost my job."
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    Wow.. excellent article. I love that kid.
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    A bottom line is, why would Aldord stay in a dying conference:

    Television? Mediocre
    Fan Base? Disillusion
    Local Bar Support? Weak
    Fan Base Knowledge? Declining
    Local Support? Weak

    CBS would rather have a weak Kansas State than a tough Boise State or Colorado State. Why do you think Dayton and Wichita State were matched up? To eliminate one non-BCS rather than two BCS.

    In fact, since Billy Packer rampaged on behalf of CBS against qualified mid major teams in the Dance, it's been a greater intrusion of mediocrity.

    UNM will continue to live in mediocrity unless it changes conferences, and the best chance is the AAC, which includes Cincinnati, UConn, SMU, Tulsa and soon, Wichita State. But our fans want Wyoming and Colorado State.

    Stop whining about the program. We are in a dead conference. We have no real conference television. we have to do less with more. Craig Thompson is in the process of destroying the MWC and it seems many fans and Krebs are along for the ride.

    Blame Neal all you want, but he is one of the least experienced coaches among the top programs:

    Eric Musselman, maybe the top coach in the league other than:
    Steve Fiasher, but maybe like Dave Rice at UNLV, too much over-rated talent: what does it say when you have five star players whose offers are pulled by the likes of Kansas and Kentucky.

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    Really good article. Some great insights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterig View Post
    Stop whining about the program. We are in a dead conference. We have no real conference television. we have to do less with more. Craig Thompson is in the process of destroying the MWC and it seems many fans and Krebs are along for the ride.

    Blame Neal all you want, but he is one of the least experienced coaches among the top programs:

    Eric Musselman, maybe the top coach in the league other than:
    Steve Fiasher, but maybe like Dave Rice at UNLV, too much over-rated talent: what does it say when you have five star players whose offers are pulled by the likes of Kansas and Kentucky.
    Paying Neal the second highest salary in the conference despite his inexperience as a HC is an example of doing less with more?

    Dave Rice was awful at running a program, but calling his players "overrated" is a stretch. Bust or not, Anthony Bennett was the top overall pick in the NBA. Zimmerman was drafted in the 2nd round. Vaughn went in the 1st. They had another kid who's name escapes me also drafted. The man could recruit. Couldn't do much else as a HC, but he could recruit. Neal is basically Dave Rice without the recruits.

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