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Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by psyclone, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

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    Huge get. Kudos to DP and/or Brad for getting Maurice and promoting Simpk. Makes DP's seat a tad warmer imo.
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    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure why you say that his seat is getting warmer. Simpkins probably just got a title and money promotion. Dave isn't going anywhere as long as Brad is around.

    That said I'm not sure about Maurice. I am hoping as a 2nd assistant he will fit well. I've heard hes really nice and probably will connect well with recruits/alumni etc. The downside is that his coaching was very questionable while at GW (although he may have not been ready).

    I hope he can help continue to improve the recruiting and scout well since that will be a lot of what he does.
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    He’s a good recruiter and motivator who will connect with our guys. Also from Canada and played at Vermont, so he’s got name recognition in the Atlantic corridor we like to recruit. He was just in over his head at GW given the mess he inherited for his first HC position.
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    sleeperpick All-American

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    I just hope this guy is a bit more like Simpkins than Hutchins was. Lonergan coaching tree is finally in Fairfax!!! I am ENTHUSED
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    Those are two areas that I heard hes very good at. Recruiting and motivating. I have to think this is a good fit and probably the best Mason could do for this type of position.
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    Outstanding hire
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    I love this move on all fronts. Past time for Duane to get the promotion and Maurice Joseph might prove to be a game changer in recruiting the DMV.
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  8. mkaufman1

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    There is too much positivity on this thread. :p
  9. Patriotsince81

    Patriotsince81 All-Conference

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    We suck. They suck. Everyone sucks. There won't even be a damn season so I don't know what the f&ck people are happy about.
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  10. KAOriginal

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    Pure recruiting hire. Thank god.
    We might finally turn a corner.

    I give credit for them really solving the problem.
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  11. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Knew I could count on you! :chuckle:
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  12. sleeperpick

    sleeperpick All-American

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    now Paulsen just needs to design a proper offense that highlights AJ and Javon and a defense that doesn't make it too easy to get to the hoop because our safety blanket AJ needs to stay out of foul trouble all year for us to be in a good spot. Maybe MOJO had an inbounds play worth a damn up his sleeve as well??!? being hopeful.
  13. JPgmuswim

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    Really like the hire of Maurice Joseph. In my opinion we were able to upgrade the coaching staff very quickly after Pete announced he was departing.
    Also nice to see Coach Simpkins get a promotion. Time for this staff to capitalize in the recruiting game and get it where it should be. Let’s start competing and beating other A-10 schools for recruits.
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  14. gmutom

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  15. ephoops

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    Nice hire by DP.
  16. FreeGunston12

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    MoJo's contract with GW was 5 years - he coached 3 of those and 1 at FDU. Will GW still be paying him as he coaches for us next season?

    Fun fact- he was also fired after losing to us in the A-10 tournament.
  17. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

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    Has the MoJo and Simpk stuff been officially announced?
  18. JPgmuswim

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    If it has MoJo hasn’t updated his twitter bio to reflect it.
  19. gmujim92

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    Yes
  20. sleeperpick

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    By the school or by the article we all saw?

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