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Fire Dave Paulsen

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

  1. GSII

    GSII Hall of Famer

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    We are medicore enough to where the new prez doesn't have to do anything right away. No glaring issues that raise red flags for presidents and AD's.
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    Mediocre does not describe our fall sports. Closer to horror show...after seeing that dumpster fire if men’s and women’s basketball crap the bed he might pull the trigger on Edwards.
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  3. gmujim92

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    No way Brad is getting fired. Zero chance.
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    how do you know? Have you interviewed the new president?
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    I wouldn’t put it at 0, but considering there aren’t any NCAA violations or glaring weaknesses (other than success), I don’t think athletics will be the top of his agenda. Plus just the way Mason does things. If Brads contract was up it would be one thing, but it isn’t up for another 3 years.
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    Just like you said Boyd was gone right?
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    I enjoyed the interview, but it had no impact on my belief that this pandemic is having a significant impact on the retention of AD's and coaches. Does anyone believe that Mason would consider the buyout of either Paulsen's or Edwards' contract as an essential expenditure during this period of austerity? Unless there is cause, I highly doubt that the school will fire either before their current contract extensions expire.

    On the other hand, Nyla Milleson has just one year left on her 3-year contract extension and, IMO, must show significant improvement next season if she wants to be retained.
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  8. mkaufman1

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    I agree, I dont think they would fire them anyway at this point. That being said, the pandemic probably gives them even less of a reason or the ability. Brad's contract isn't up until 2023 and possibly by then, he may look to move on since Dr Washington will be settled and may want someone new.

    We should be thankful that we dont' have a Hewitt like situation.
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    Agreed. Anyone who posts otherwise, I'm considering seriously out of touch.
  10. sleeperpick

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    Since you are under the opinion that Paulsen is doing a solid job and will probably be extended, I totally understand your thinking on this. Our other flagship sports (soccer, baseball, pretty much every women's sport that matters) have all faltered under his tenure here at Mason. We used to have a really good soccer program on both the men and women's sides and they are both absolute dog shit lately. Funding is down across the board (the one thing I thought he would make a large change in) and he has hired his best friend into a 6 figure position to attract corporate sponsorships that anyone including yourself has to be mystified on whether that is really happening or not. I know the Green Coat folks love taking their weekly picture with his ring but other than that what does he really do for a non football school? Brad's job is certainly safe at Mason but wouldn't be at a school that takes their sports seriously. I don't understand how he can even be considered at South Carolina other than the fact he is an alumni. He is the definition of mediocre from my perspective. And if he is mediocre... Paulsen is ...

    But we are George Mason so I am sure the BOV and Cabrera/Holton are/were thrilled with his work since neither could care less about sports other than making an appearance at the games. Hopefully the new President has a slightly different outlook and things change but I stay with bated breath.

    At Mason his job security is the highest it could be anywhere for the results he has brought in
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    This is George Mason University we’re talking about. I’ve been either a student, an alumni or a fan of this university’s athletics programs for 40 of my 50 years on the planet and I feel very safe in saying Mason is not buying out multiple years of an AD’s contract DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC for anything other than Level I NCAA violations, egregious financial impropriety or improper behavior — none of which applies to Edwards.

    It’s just not happening. No way in hell.
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  12. GSII

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    In a few years, it would make sense that President Washington would want his new AD to hire a new coach. So therefore, DP and BE are safe for next two years.
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    I agree Paulsen and Edwards Job is safe for the next academic year. I could see the pandemic serving as another excuse for paulsen and he gets to coach for a 7th season. Ughh
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  15. GSII

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    Not sure Coach L teams did great vs zone either. 33-35 caa championship win over uncw was an epic battle. But we could not solve their zone.
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    That was crazy. If memory serves, would have been even lower if not for some back-and-forth 3's right near the end.
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    I'm going to guess we've done two of the three strategies already. The problem is when you can't shoot for sh*t that takes away the advantage of having a guy in the middle of the zone or a guy on the baseline because now all the zone has to do is stop the guy there and not worry about the kickout.

    That's exactly what Bona did to us...stuck a guy right in the middle of the zone to stop that pass, which would mean another space on the floor was open but we couldn't exploit it because we can't shoot for sh*t.
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