Re: LBS men basketball
Good points Sparky. My feelings too.
As you know, I have been a long time supporter of LBSU and also have long defended him. I was not opposed to extending him when we did, had it been done better. But, a 5 year extension, to a coach whose performance was on a multiyear downturn, at the price we signed him at was flat out irresponsible. Despite the fact that I like CDM, I think he is a good guy and brings some solid things to LBSU, locking yourself in was not just some forgivable error.
Had he had the $50k buyout clause he allegedly told several boosters he had, it made fine sense. Give Monson a chance to recruit a solid group and turn it around. If he cannot do so, maintain an emergency exit. It appears that he lied to several regular board members. I say appears because he may have had a handshake deal that is not in the written contract. But, there are only three possibilities: 10 He lied to donors, 2) The donors are lying about what they were told, or 3) he has an off contract agreement, that he has yet to exercise.
I think Fee is a nice man. But, even I, a long time Monson supporter, would not have given the contract to Monson on the terms it was given. A friend in the department tells me that Fee had no choice, Monson would not have signed otherwise. If that is true, Fee should have let him walk. This, combined with the decision to non-renew a successful women's golf coach, and the way they treated Dan Smith are the reason's I don't think Fee is up to the job.
Hi David! I don't think anyone on this board hates CDM, but I know that many are frustrated with the results of our MBB team. I, like you, realize that LBS, and many mid-major programs are on very tight budgets. I am guessing that the administration is searching for something that could be done, and I am sure that CDM is working as hard as he can to turn things around. I am pretty sure that he would love to save his job!
I like many of our fans am frustrated with the results of our MBB program, and I wish that I had some sort of a magic solution to propose to our administration to get us beyond where we are today. I have made a suggestion or two! I also believe that Andy had good intentions when he resigned CDM to his current contract. I would guess that if Andy had the decision to make today, based upon the experience that he has now gained that he would have not made the agreement with CDM as it stands today!!! Making the decision that Andy made does not make Andy a bad guy. As all of you know, many of the items in the contract have been well performed by CDM. The big kicker is, in my opinion, that more emphasize should have been placed on wins and loses! Many of us have had to make tough decisions in our lives, only to find out at a later time that we should have made a different one. I would also think that Andy would now wish that he had made the contract for a lesser number of years, but that is also a lesson learned...
GO BEACH!!!! I am frustrated because of MBB, but we have a lot to be thankful for in the performance of our OVERALL athletic program!!!
YES...I know that MBB should be one of our "showcase" sports...
So many of you hate Dan Monson as our coach. So be it . He will probably be here until April 2024 . The sports programs are running in the red so it is great we have anything.
NOW , the players are here to represent Long Beach State and play for you. YOU! They don't deserve to called lousy . They were recruited and they chose to play for YOU.
APPRECIATE WHAT WE HAVE! i DO!!
EVEN WHEN THEY LOSE
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