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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    We can agree Marlin inherited a mess when he got the job. His first three years were underwhelming. His winning percentage over the last five years is .651 with two championships (one tournament, one regular season). Now, we can debate all day whether that's good or not. But I dont think using the 50% argument is totally fair here.
    You're right, this can be debated forever. I agree with your assessment but we also have to remember than with the exception of 2 games per year which many of Marlin's most ardent supporters would suggest are unwinnable, he wins 58% of his games against like competition or lesser competition with little to no postseason success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    We've given two multi-year extensions far before his contract was even up for a 58% winning percentage and 1 NCAA tournament appearance. Until last year, that winning percentage was under 55%. Why not a 1 year extension? Why not wait until his contract is up to evaluate?
    I thought his original contract called for an extension by contract much earlier but he delayed it at our request for a couple of years so we could pay for Hud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    I thought his original contract called for an extension by contract much earlier but he delayed it at our request for a couple of years so we could pay for Hud?
    I have no idea. His contract had an automatic extension provision? How nice for him.

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    SOS vs Wins the tournament team was Marlins best year by far

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    I have no idea. His contract had an automatic extension provision? How nice for him.
    If memory serves he had performance related incentives in his original contract that were met but not fulfilled.

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    I was one his biggest proponents for the longest time and still want to be. He runs a clean program and his players play hard. If we were to make a change I would be okay with because we can't win any big games and he has had more than enough time to do that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    I thought his original contract called for an extension by contract much earlier but he delayed it at our request for a couple of years so we could pay for Hud?
    It is true he was asked to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    We can agree Marlin inherited a mess when he got the job. His first three years were underwhelming. His winning percentage over the last five years is .651 with two championships (one tournament, one regular season). Now, we can debate all day whether that's good or not. But I dont think using the 50% argument is totally fair here.
    He inherited one or two all conferences players. Not sure that's a mess. Much of his problems were self administered. He chose the bad assistant coach. He signed onto the players who abandoned the program.

    So we always give the coach a lotta credit for choosing the right staff, the right players he's not gonna get a mulligan for bad choices.

    His record vs the top 200, 100 is what it is. The better SBC coaches have moved on to bigger jobs except for him and Hunter. Hunter owns Marlin. I'm recognizing him for what he is, slightly better than average in a lower level basketball conferences.

    I'd perfer if Maggard wanted a much better basketball coach. He clearly doesn't, so an early extension fills that box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxCajuns View Post
    I was one his biggest proponents for the longest time and still want to be. He runs a clean program and his players play hard. If we were to make a change I would be okay with because we can't win any big games and he has had more than enough time to do that.
    Nobody is talking about a change. That has not been suggested in these numerous posts. The point was why jump the gun on multi-year extensions when you don't have to. That's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Nobody is talking about a change. That has not been suggested in these numerous posts. The point was why jump the gun on multi-year extensions when you don't have to. That's it.
    There are some who have said they would like a change. Cajun Express earlier today said he would prefer if Dr. Maggard wanted a much better basketball coach. Express does realize that we are not going to fire the conference and state coach of the year however. He understands his view is a personal desire and not an expectation. With that, the question of why an extension now is one I cannot answer. My best guess is that he figured he did not want to have the coach recruit with only one year left on the contract which would have been the case come March. March was only 6 months away at the time the made the decision so they said why wait. It is possible the extension did help with recruiting in the early period. Again, I don't know why it was done now. I am only speculating with this post. I do know Dr. Maggard does think very highly of Coach Marlin as a person and coach. Recall, the only year he was AD for basektball was last season when we did do much better than predicted. That is his only sample in the portfolio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    He inherited one or two all conferences players. Not sure that's a mess. Much of his problems were self administered. He chose the bad assistant coach. He signed onto the players who abandoned the program.

    So we always give the coach a lotta credit for choosing the right staff, the right players he's not gonna get a mulligan for bad choices.

    His record vs the top 200, 100 is what it is. The better SBC coaches have moved on to bigger jobs except for him and Hunter. Hunter owns Marlin. I'm recognizing him for what he is, slightly better than average in a lower level basketball conferences.

    I'd perfer if Maggard wanted a much better basketball coach. He clearly doesn't, so an early extension fills that box.
    Marlin inherited a total mess.

    Coaches were being hired fired and retained based on player demands.

    In short, the mates were running the asylum.

    Moms were dictating playing time.

    Marlin inherited a mess.

    When Marlin instilled sanity the players balked, and the "players coach" mentioned made things worse.

    Marlin had to start over in year 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    There are some who have said they would like a change. Cajun Express earlier today said he would prefer if Dr. Maggard wanted a much better basketball coach. Express does realize that we are not going to fire the conference and state coach of the year however. He understands his view is a personal desire and not an expectation. With that, the question of why an extension now is one I cannot answer. My best guess is that he figured he did not want to have the coach recruit with only one year left on the contract which would have been the case come March. March was only 6 months away at the time the made the decision so they said why wait. It is possible the extension did help with recruiting in the early period. Again, I don't know why it was done now. I am only speculating with this post. I do know Dr. Maggard does think very highly of Coach Marlin as a person and coach. Recall, the only year he was AD for basektball was last season when we did do much better than predicted. That is his only sample in the portfolio.
    I like him as a coach as well but that doesn't mean I think we should extend as we've discussed. Perhaps having a contract looming can motivate him to push the envelope as well and keep getting better? Either way, CajunExpress is in the minority on the firing of the basketball coach thing. What happens if we fall back into say, 5th place in the league and of course miss out on the NCAA ? We've just extended and given a raise to a coach who has slipped right back into the middle. I'm not really sure how a coach who is barely 55% in their time here can have so much job security. Anyhow, nothing can or will be done so its time to get ready for the season and Kansas.

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