I am stunned many folks are slamming the new Rutgers AD for selling $5 tickets to upcoming basketball games, Do they think he is so penny pinching that he is doing this to earn an additional $10-$15,000 a game? I doubt it.
I honestly feel what he is doing is thinking on his feet and attempting to make things happen. Folks please do not be fooled. What this man is doing is actually marketing the program so that folks remember it exists. If the RAC is only going to have 4000 fans at the game if that, why not attempt to attract an additional 2000 fans. And charging $5 is better than not charging because people are leery of free gifts. If he just gave away the tickets RU would look very desperate. At $5 RU looks generous and caring while keeping the RAC as a home court and ROCKING!
Finally when folks watch on TV they see a full RAC and that will make a difference in the future. In fact on TV the place looks bright and alive every time I see it despite the fact we all know it needs a serious upgrade. So I say GREAT JOB Mr. AD and keep up the good work. And at least he has a plan for a new RAC!
The Hurleys as College Coaches
No one is a bigger fan of the Hurleys than I am. I have often said I would love my Grand Son Logan, who Dr.s say will be 6 Ft 10, to play for Danny Hurley one day. I love the way he coaches and develops kids while not kissing anyones butt to put it Mildly.
But at the same time we must be real here. The Big East is not a training ground for Coaches. Honestly even Assistant Coaching positions require more than a HS coaching resume unless you start as a Sr Manager, Basketball Operations Person, etc. AAU and HS guys often get Assistant jobs based on having players that come with them to a program or serious connections to programs such as DC Assault, DC Blue Devils, Gaucho's, Riverside/Metro Hawks. New Heights, Playaz, Panthers, etc. Very few guys are snatched up by Big East or ACC teams with little college coaching experience. Trust me or track it for yourself! Even Rod Strickland, now a F/T Assistant at Kentucky started at Memphis as a Sr manager or DOB guy despite a long NBA career and alot of money in the bank. Ditto Orlando Antiqua who is also an Assistant.
Danny Hurley and Kevin Boyle would be great MAC or NEC head Coaches and even that would be hard. Danny could be a high level D1 well paid Assistant as well. Maybe Kevin also based on he could bring players with him from St. Patrick's plus great connections. But jumping to a Head Coaching position in the Big East? I would be stunned and doubt it would happen until these guys get HC experience in a lessor conference.
Ready To Move to HC position at Low or Mid Major Programs from Local Schools
Dermon Player SHU
Scott Adabato SHU
Fred Quaterbaum SJU
A sleeper for a low D1 Head Coaching Job
Ray Haskins Former LIU Coach
Ready For Prime Time if a Coach wants To Win (Asst. Positions)
John Morton St. Peters (Could be a head Coach as well)
Julius Allen Binghampton
Ron Brown FDU (Wasting Away There)
Darryl Jacobs Head Coach of Clark Atlanta
Bob Holford With right opportunity could really help a team