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Around College Basketball 2020/21 Season 1 week 1 day ago #444093

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Mean Gene post=444090 wrote:

mjmaherjr post=444085 wrote: Who were the people saying Pitino wouldn't win big at Iona ? :)


Pitino says he wants to make Iona the Gonzaga of the East Coast.


He's turning 70 next year. He's kind of running out of time...

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Around College Basketball 2020/21 Season 1 week 1 day ago #444095

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Room112 post=444093 wrote:

Mean Gene post=444090 wrote:

mjmaherjr post=444085 wrote: Who were the people saying Pitino wouldn't win big at Iona ? :)


Pitino says he wants to make Iona the Gonzaga of the East Coast.


He's turning 70 next year. He's kind of running out of time...

70 is the new 50 at least I hope so though it is not trending that way for me as I approach. 
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mjmaherjr post=444091 wrote:

Mean Gene post=444090 wrote:

mjmaherjr post=444085 wrote: Who were the people saying Pitino wouldn't win big at Iona ? :)


Pitino says he wants to make Iona the Gonzaga of the East Coast.

I wouldn't bet against him

If he doesn't decide to jump ship for a top program, I can see him doing it also. Of course, you know bigger schools are already putting out feelers, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out. I gave him no more then 3, but not so sure anymore.  Paging Dee! 
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Around College Basketball 2020/21 Season 1 week 1 day ago #444097

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Tomorrow, if Iona beats Belmont, & Kansas beats Dayton then Iona would play Kansas on Sunday in the ESPN championship...just before our match up.

 
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Around College Basketball 2020/21 Season 1 week 1 day ago #444098

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bamafan post=444095 wrote:

Room112 post=444093 wrote:

Mean Gene post=444090 wrote:

mjmaherjr post=444085 wrote: Who were the people saying Pitino wouldn't win big at Iona ? :)


Pitino says he wants to make Iona the Gonzaga of the East Coast.


He's turning 70 next year. He's kind of running out of time...

70 is the new 50 at least I hope so though it is not trending that way for me as I approach. 

I’m hoping 60 is the new 40 but would be happy for the new 50.
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SJU85 post=444098 wrote:

bamafan post=444095 wrote:

Room112 post=444093 wrote:

Mean Gene post=444090 wrote:

mjmaherjr post=444085 wrote: Who were the people saying Pitino wouldn't win big at Iona ? :)


Pitino says he wants to make Iona the Gonzaga of the East Coast.


He's turning 70 next year. He's kind of running out of time...

70 is the new 50 at least I hope so though it is not trending that way for me as I approach. 

I’m hoping 60 is the new 40 but would be happy for the new 50.

50 isnt much fun Monte at 60ish has more energy than me :)
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Pitino is without a doubt one of the best coaches in college history.   Upgrading Iona is really not a surprise, but to put it into perspective, this is only the FIFTH Iona victory over a top 25 opponent in their entire history. 

No one should really be surprised that he could improve Iona, but it doesn't negate the fact that very few schools would hire Pitino after all self inflicted dirt was exposed about him.    He is likely going to repair his reputation by building Iona into a very good team, but even so, we made a better hire with CMA.

Good for Iona, good for NY basketball.   They aren't a threat to us.
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Beast of the East post=444101 wrote: Pitino is without a doubt one of the best coaches in college history.   Upgrading Iona is really not a surprise, but to put it into perspective, this is only the FIFTH Iona victory over a top 25 opponent in their entire history. 

No one should really be surprised that he could improve Iona, but it doesn't negate the fact that very few schools would hire Pitino after all self inflicted dirt was exposed about him.    He is likely going to repair his reputation by building Iona into a very good team, but even so, we made a better hire with CMA.

Good for Iona, good for NY basketball.   They aren't a threat to us.

Pitino and St. John' sounds like a match made in double secret probation heaven where every self-satisfied "look over there" basketball head at a "favored" P5 program is relieved at the distraction to be found in endless allegations against STJ. 
p.s. I still haven't forgiven him for the Celtics not playing defense for the time he was their coach and the disrespect he showed to Auerbach.
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Beast of the East post=444101 wrote: Pitino is without a doubt one of the best coaches in college history.   Upgrading Iona is really not a surprise, but to put it into perspective, this is only the FIFTH Iona victory over a top 25 opponent in their entire history. 

No one should really be surprised that he could improve Iona, but it doesn't negate the fact that very few schools would hire Pitino after all self inflicted dirt was exposed about him.    He is likely going to repair his reputation by building Iona into a very good team, but even so, we made a better hire with CMA.

Good for Iona, good for NY basketball.   They aren't a threat to us.

Yet 
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As long as they don't start filling MSG more than we can
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