Originally Posted by Tarik One
USC Hoops = $hit on a stick.
First sign of $$$$ and he bolts. He had the opportunity to build a dynasty at FGCU, especially now since they are much talked about school. Just look at VCU. Shaka chose to stay and they'll be a force to be reckoned with as long as he's there.
Seriously? Guy's making $150K at FGCU.
They're a great story, but there's no "dynasty" to be built. Hell, in today's college basketball landscape, there's no dynasty being built anywhere.
VCU has a better likelihood of being a 1 or 2 win tournament team as long as Smart's there than they do of being much more than that. His notoriety will attract attention and earn them TV spots. What it won't do is bring in big time recruits. No blue chipper wants to play that style. It's hard work and sacrifice. In Richmond, Va.
FGCU caught lightning in a bottle. It's a great story. But on his way to building that "dynasty", two crappy seasons will cost him his $200K job along with prospects for a job at somewhere like USC. In the meantime, he coaches a style that looks like fun to play and has NBA ties. In Southern California.
Gotta make hay while the sun shines.