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Chris Huey to stay as director of basketball operations 1 month 6 days ago #349684

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Very nice moves by CMA: rewarding Chris Huey for helping to keep the core together during the dark days of the transition and to add Will Bartlett as Director of Player Development, as player mentor and team analyst.
The Staff seems strong, with professionals and solid basketball guys.
I'm impressed.
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Chris Huey to stay as director of basketball operations 1 month 6 days ago #349685

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All that's left for new St. John's Mike Anderson's staff now is third assistant and special assistant/advisor. Joe Esposito and Andy Borman remain in mix for third assistant, I have been told.

Hear Borman


Any word on the special assistant role? Is DeMeo no longer an option?


Would DeMeo or Borman accept an SA role, if that is still being considered to staff?
Would think DeMeo better suited for the SA slot and Borman could focus on recruiting.
Just noodling.


DeMeo has a lot of college and Juco recruiting experience v Borman who has never sat on a college bench.

Doubt either would want SA spot at this stage in their careers. If Borman took it, he could not recruit Rens kids for two years I believe.


Thanks Paultz.
Kind of thought that, but was trying to figure a way to hire both guys!
Seems like a very tough choice...for different reasons.
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Chris Huey to stay as director of basketball operations 1 month 6 days ago #349689

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Paultzman wrote:

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All that's left for new St. John's Mike Anderson's staff now is third assistant and special assistant/advisor. Joe Esposito and Andy Borman remain in mix for third assistant, I have been told.

Hear Borman


Any word on the special assistant role? Is DeMeo no longer an option?


Would DeMeo or Borman accept an SA role, if that is still being considered to staff?
Would think DeMeo better suited for the SA slot and Borman could focus on recruiting.
Just noodling.


DeMeo has a lot of college and Juco recruiting experience v Borman who has never sat on a college bench.

Doubt either would want SA spot at this stage in their careers. If Borman took it, he could not recruit Rens kids for two years I believe.


Would be Mo Hicks 2.0
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Chris Huey to stay as director of basketball operations 1 month 6 days ago #349696

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MainMan wrote:

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All that's left for new St. John's Mike Anderson's staff now is third assistant and special assistant/advisor. Joe Esposito and Andy Borman remain in mix for third assistant, I have been told.

Hear Borman


Any word on the special assistant role? Is DeMeo no longer an option?


Would DeMeo or Borman accept an SA role, if that is still being considered to staff?
Would think DeMeo better suited for the SA slot and Borman could focus on recruiting.
Just noodling.


DeMeo has a lot of college and Juco recruiting experience v Borman who has never sat on a college bench.

Doubt either would want SA spot at this stage in their careers. If Borman took it, he could not recruit Rens kids for two years I believe.


Would be Mo Hicks 2.0


Call me greedy but I would love to have Borman & DeMeo...
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Chris Huey to stay as director of basketball operations 1 month 6 days ago #349704

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In conversations, Chris has said that he loves his role here, and that because of his age, many times players will turn to him with a problem or issue that they'd rather not discuss with the coaching staff. It brings a nice dimension to his role.

GSJ is likely going to pursue an NBA role for now, but would absolutely love it if an opportunity came up that would bring him back to SJU.
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Chris Huey to stay as director of basketball operations 1 month 5 days ago #349803

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Nice job by coach Anderson rewarding Chris for doing his best to help keep this team from completely falling apart before his arrival.
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Red Bloods wrote: Nice job by coach Anderson rewarding Chris for doing his best to help keep this team from completely falling apart before his arrival.


You don't hire a guy simply because he tried to hold the fort down. I'm sure Anderson got a sense of the job he did for the team last year from Cragg and other AD staf, and from the players themselves. It's sort of an agnostic position apart from actually coaching the team, so retaining Chris keeps some sort of continuity with the players with a guy they obviously like.
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Red Bloods wrote: Nice job by coach Anderson rewarding Chris for doing his best to help keep this team from completely falling apart before his arrival.


You don't hire a guy simply because he tried to hold the fort down. I'm sure Anderson got a sense of the job he did for the team last year from Cragg and other AD staf, and from the players themselves. It's sort of an agnostic position apart from actually coaching the team, so retaining Chris keeps some sort of continuity with the players with a guy they obviously like.


A nice 're-hire' on CMA's part. He 'hears' the players. Good stuff.
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Chris Huey to stay as director of basketball operations 1 month 3 days ago #349962

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Red Bloods wrote: Nice job by coach Anderson rewarding Chris for doing his best to help keep this team from completely falling apart before his arrival.


You don't hire a guy simply because he tried to hold the fort down. I'm sure Anderson got a sense of the job he did for the team last year from Cragg and other AD staf, and from the players themselves. It's sort of an agnostic position apart from actually coaching the team, so retaining Chris keeps some sort of continuity with the players with a guy they obviously like.

No kidding. Didn’t think I needed to state the obvious. Plus I’ve seen the work Chris put in while ingrates we’re jumping ship. Just giving the coach a thumbs up for acknowledging that work.

Also a tip of the cap to AD Cragg for dissuading the dynamic duo - Bobby & his puppet master Oliva - from going with the coach from Yale. Which would have been an absolute disaster. A tip of the cap to Mike Repole as well. If not for his well deserved torching of the third floor in Newman. God only knows who would be coaching this team.

Just glad coach Anderson is here and I’m sure Chris is just as happy. ; )
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Chris Huey to stay as director of basketball operations 1 month 3 days ago #349963

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Red Bloods wrote:

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Red Bloods wrote: Nice job by coach Anderson rewarding Chris for doing his best to help keep this team from completely falling apart before his arrival.


You don't hire a guy simply because he tried to hold the fort down. I'm sure Anderson got a sense of the job he did for the team last year from Cragg and other AD staf, and from the players themselves. It's sort of an agnostic position apart from actually coaching the team, so retaining Chris keeps some sort of continuity with the players with a guy they obviously like.

No kidding. Didn’t think I needed to state the obvious. Plus I’ve seen the work Chris put in while ingrates we’re jumping ship. Just giving the coach a thumbs up for acknowledging that work.

Also a tip of the cap to AD Cragg for dissuading the dynamic duo - Bobby & his puppet master Oliva - from going with the coach from Yale. Which would have been an absolute disaster. A tip of the cap to Mike Repole as well. If not for his well deserved torching of the third floor in Newman. God only knows who would be coaching this team.

Just glad coach Anderson is here and I’m sure Chris is just as happy. ; )


Misinformed. Water under the bridge but negotiations with MA were pretty far along when Repole went off. Shows how much of an outsider he is. AD was pretty annoyed at the myth that MR's rant influenced anything. He is now clearly on the outs and never learned that to have significant input, you pony up cash first, respect others who have done the same, and work collegially.
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