- Apr 19, 2009
Chill, see this is how we can tell that our friend CRF is a newer fan, or more likely not a fan at all. It is obvious to anyone who was around when the Shaka was the coach that Mike and Will had a lot to do with Shaka's success. Heck, even Shaka will admit it.Uh, please share all the investigation reports that surfaced when he was coaching at VCU.
So Anthony Grant took over a program that went to the NCAAs four straight seasons including an elite eight and he missed the tournament his first two seasons at Dayton. Guess if you were a Dayton fan you would've been calling for his head, correct (cue to post some convoluted logic why that's different)?
For those new people, I challenge you to go back and watch the old tapes. They are out there. I don't have to because I was at every game Shaka coached at VCU, but for five. Many times at road games I was sitting behind the bench. No matter where I sit, I always watch the staff. Who is the coach talking to? Who do the players go to when they come off the floor. Who is standing next to the coach when critical decisions were being made? You don't have to take my word for it, look at the video.
I was told a long time ago, when discussing Shaka's success at VCU, that it was a combination of things. But mostly it was the troika- Shaka, Will and Mike. Shaka had the concept; Will put it on paper; and Mike figured out how to execute it. We have been blessed by having all three as a head coach.