July 2, 2013 at 12:29 am #10512
Per Tom Housenick tweet and the below link, it appears we are in the need of a new assistant coach. I wasn’t aware we needed a new assistant coach, I vaguely perhaps recall something about TJ moving on, but he isn’t an assistant coach but instead director of basketball operations. Anyway, I’m scratching my head on this one so hopefully someone can lend a helping hand, thanks.July 2, 2013 at 12:39 am #10513
Just saw tweet also, Busy trying to figure out who left when saw your post, He was an asst? Is DBO classified as an asst coach?
lol,,, there I hope that clarifies it allJuly 2, 2013 at 1:26 am #10514
Haha, thanks Rich! Not sure, maybe DOB is classified as assistant coach, but the way Housenick tweeted it, it was as if we were down a recruiter as July period opens up…and I don’t think DOB goes out and recruits, right?July 2, 2013 at 1:54 am #10515
“Accountabilities” as listed in Position Description are certainly not those of a DBO. Know nothing and surprised as you are. Could this be a call to Matt Logie to return to his roots?July 2, 2013 at 4:00 am #10516
A beer at the next get together at a game goes to the first to break this story 65!
Re Logie, I think the next time he comes back to Bethlehem it is as head coach, and nothing short of that gets him back to LU, in my opinion…July 2, 2013 at 4:08 am #10518
Just was hitting twitter and saw a tweet saying that it looks like Ott is the one leaving, wow I didn’t see that coming as he was tweeting LU related stuff as recenlty as a few days ago, seems he is going to Florida International…weird move, he must know someone down there and must be a step up from bottom assistant to associate head coach or something like that.
Also, too early to tell you replacement, but former stud Joe Knight has changed his twitter handle to CoachKnightLU….man things getting interesting here folks..July 2, 2013 at 4:14 am #10519
Regardless of who is coming in to fill in for Ott, Ott was killing it in the midwest on recruiting front, so that will be a loss.July 2, 2013 at 4:19 am #10520
Ott great recruiter. Whoever hired hopefully will be good also. Knight, very personable man, ready to coach? What’s he been doing?July 2, 2013 at 4:26 am #10521
FIU third coach in 3 years, isiah thomas and younger pitino. Anthony Evans from norfolk state is new coach who must have hired Ott.
If it is Knight as new guy Rich, I think he has been in regular workforce and away from teh game, but that is just ffrom some twitter reading that I’ve seen, nothing confirmed.
One thing I’ll note, I think Reed brought Knight to LU from High Point??? Right, or am I smoking something. If my memory serves, Knight transferred to follow Reed, so one could assume they are very close and tight…July 2, 2013 at 12:49 pm #10523
Brief bio that confirms that Reed brought Joe to High Point.July 3, 2013 at 7:28 pm #10536
Here’s the skinny on the coaching moves………
Joe Knight worked the summer camp and has or soon will replace TJ as Director of Basketball Operations. TJ has departed the sceen.
Asst. Coach Ott has moved on to FIU and we are in search of an Asst. Coach.July 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm #10538
Interesting tidbit 65 – so we were right that Jordan left, but I had figured or hoped that his spot would have been filled by now, but appears not. Surprised knight being placed in that role and not as assistant – I always liked idea of having a solid former player as an assistant and especially someone who played pro overseas, think that helps recruiting because he knows that option well.July 10, 2013 at 11:11 am #10571
So July recruiting period I believe opens up today, it’s been a week since Ott bailed, and no “beat” writer cares to mention Ott is gone and that we haven’t figured out a staff yet at a most crucial part of the year for a staff.
This is the crap that annoys me, I love reed but when he moves on the one question that I have is how he will do in answer real pointed and sometimes critical questions about his program because he never has had to so it here. How we don’t put out an update on this stuff is a joke. How no media member calls with questions is a joke.July 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm #10573
I agree Hoops, it’s a pretty big joke. Especially when a guy like Housenick can’t get basic facts straight.
I trust that Ott wouldn’t totally leave us out in the cold and hopefully we were ready to move on Joe Knight (or whoever else) as soon as he left. I really hope (and believe) that we have a full staff to hit the recruiting trail during this incredibly important live period.July 10, 2013 at 9:25 pm #10578
I think toddcudd an everyone else on twitter should hit housenick tonight for an update – basically beg him to do his fing job!
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