"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Lazar Says...

Channel 12 WISN has an interview with Lazar ..

He was soft spoken, depressed .. "Of course I'm a little angry .. I feel like I lost a really good coach .. I think that a lot of my players feel the same way. I'm angry, I'm sad for the most part. " ..

Q: do you question your future here? "No, not at all. At our meeting, he made sure we don't question our futures .. he made sure he told us he loved us .. cared about us .. we believed that, he wouldn't have brought us here if he didn't."

Q: Jerel and Wes? "Yeah, I expect them back .. we have to stay strong, and stay a family."

1 comment:

FeetinthePaint said...

Very disappointing news after Crean was rounding up such a good incoming recruiting class.

Although I loved making fun of his tanning and his unkempt bangs, I was never really on the I-Hate-Tom bandwagon that so many MU fans jumped on.

He was a very good recruiter, albeit inconsistent but he did what he could with his resources.

Crean made our program. Let's get that straight. As much as Dwyane Wade's marketability has increased awareness of our school, Tom Crean made the program. Wade didn't bring Diener and Novak here -- both of whom had longer direct influences on MU basketball -- Tommy Crean did.

I hate to move in haste but a hire needs to be made soon. We might as well kiss our recruits good-bye while considering our current recruiting season drastically shortened. Cottingham -- whom my wife, a 3-year MU letterman, described as "not particularly sociable" -- needs to respond and make a smart, steadying move here.