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Fire Dave Paulsen

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by tblack33, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. tblack33

    tblack33 Starter

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    I for one will welcome you on the train with open arms Jim.

    I'm pretty resigned to the fact that I doubt that Mason will get rid of him this season. However I think that a big part of ensuring the school makes a change is a large number of vocal donors expressing their opinions on the matter, so I'll keep doing that until we either make a change or make a tourney.
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  2. tblack33

    tblack33 Starter

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    That is success for me at this point. NCAA or bust. I'd rather be excited about the possibilities for a new coaching staff that may or may not work out than whatever it is we are feeling right now.
  3. Mason32

    Mason32 Sixth Man

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    Really don't understand why so many are saying this. Just because DP isn't bringing you #banners! doesn't mean he is identical to Hewitt. One has won in this conference and the other didn't escape the basement.
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  4. PoorManProfit

    PoorManProfit All-Conference

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    100% true fact. All of the Frumpy Dave apologists go here all the time with that BS. Does he get a 6th year because he is white? Hewitt got only 4. I hope the new president at G Mas likes men's hoops and dislikes being embarrassed and let's the HC go along with the fool who hired and extended him.

    And for the record I hated the Hewitt hire.
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  5. G M U

    G M U Sixth Man

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    Ah yes, the terrible coach who spent 2 years in the A10, never escaped the basement while the other terrible coach who spent 5 years in the A10, won some games in the A10 and is now turning on the light as he walks to the basement.
  6. Mason32

    Mason32 Sixth Man

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    Yes if DP follows up this season with another 10-14th place finish I feel what you are saying but it's just not true as this moment. But hey it fits your narrative
  7. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    The question is whether this is an aberration or a trend.
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    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    Like porn, I’ll know it when I see it.
  9. By George.

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    Maybe we can set objective and not subjective goals?
  10. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

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    There is no reason to think he warrants another year. There is no stud recruit coming in to save the day. And if he was, Lil Dave would probably not play him. Might as well cut bait and start over. Give the program to Simpkins like vcpoo did for Capel.
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  11. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    Go right ahead. I’m sure everyone will have a different idea of what is reasonable to expect and that’s the way it should be. Free country.
  12. duncanlamb

    duncanlamb Specialist

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    we have the guards and the winga... we need 1 if not 2 true shot blocking bigs...

    low hanging fruit....tegra izay or jeriah coleman to finish off the 2020 class.
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    It all comes down to this: Is this University going to commit to Men's Basketball or not? Are they interested in investing, and building this program into a Top-Tier Atlantic 10 program, or are they okay with middle of the road with a few highlights along the way? In almost every case, winning is the key to improving attendance, and thus, the game environment..... sorry to any athletics marketing/game experience people out there, but your job doesn't accomplish what you think it does.... so is the department content with below average attendance and a relatively bad game experience, or do they want to make more money from tickets sales and sponsorship dollars? (not sure if their L-IMG agreement is a guarantee or a rev-share).

    The next 2-14 months will tell us a lot about how the University views this program moving forward. It will go a long way in letting someone like me know if this is worth following, or if I should find something better to do with my time and money. At some point in the losing process, fans become customers, and when a customer doesn't feel like they are receiving value, they move on.
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  14. KAOriginal

    KAOriginal All-Conference

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    I say if the Univ is not going to be aggressive and push our main athletic sport....the one that actually helped give the place some recognition....

    We might as well move back to the CAA and call it a day.
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  15. mkaufman1

    mkaufman1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't have any specific insight, but I can answer in general where it is right now, but I don't know if that will change.

    My understanding right now, is that the University IS committed to Mens/Woman's basketball. Between the locker rooms, the practice facility, the basketball excellence plan (which knocked out the easy stuff, lights, scoreboard etc), theres an obvious push from Athletics Admin to get Men and Woman's basketball better and give the best resources possible to go for championships.

    That being said, it has gone quiet on what the next fundraising project is. I heard some rumblings about phase 2 of the practice facility but nothing concrete. Some of the quietness is probably because of the turnover in the Patriot Club staff. I'd love nothing more for Phase 2 to be collected for and a nice rendering and announcement.

    As far as other stuff that we haven't noticed, social media has improved drastically. In addition, my understanding is that they have been doing other things to get people in the seats (such as donating for armed services, cancer survivors etc) all trying to drum up interest. Obviously it's still very tough when your flagship sports are terrible.

    When the new President comes in, whether how much of this stuff still goes on or more creative ideas are allowed I don't really know. If you have more specific questions feel free to send me a private message.
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    The biggest problem we have right now is the fact that we missed on so many recruits in the first two years. When you have six players transfer out in one year, that’s a big issue. And so many of those players were forwards

    And honestly, of those six players, do we even miss any?
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  17. GMUgemini

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    Phase II is listed as an option right now on the Patriot Club donation options, so I’m guessing that’s a point of emphasis right now.
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    I suspect it is, but I don't know concrete plans for what it will entail, timelines, etc. If only they had a website so I could see what they would be trying to do...
  19. FreeGunston12

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    Yes, DP is better than Hewitt. But that is a really, really low bar to set.
  20. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...34c42c-d717-11e4-bf0b-f648b95a6488_story.html:

    "Paulsen, 50, is a 'proven winner and an outstanding basketball mind,' Athletic Director Brad Edwards said in a written statement. 'He is a well-respected recruiter and developer of talent. . . . Combine all that with his superb academic pedigree, and we have a coach who is a perfect fit to execute our vision for a sustainable elite basketball program.'”

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