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Post by mslacat » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:26 pm

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Re: One assistant coach opening each for men's and women's h

Post by mslacat » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:15 pm

Has anyone heard for sure where Women's assistant Nate Harris is moving on to? I thought there was going to be an announcement by now.



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Re: One assistant coach opening each for men's and women's h

Post by Catlady » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:36 am

mslacat wrote:Has anyone heard for sure where Women's assistant Nate Harris is moving on to? I thought there was going to be an announcement by now.
It’s been quiet. Wish him the best, but hope the program is recruiting a replacement. Summer ball is important. I think the Freshmen are already in Bozeman!



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Post by mslacat » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:46 am

Catlady wrote:
mslacat wrote:Has anyone heard for sure where Women's assistant Nate Harris is moving on to? I thought there was going to be an announcement by now.
It’s been quiet. Wish him the best, but hope the program is recruiting a replacement. Summer ball is important. I think the Freshmen are already in Bozeman!
Assistant coaches moving on is a bummer, but it a part of Big Sky Basketball. It is also, though, a sign that your program is doing pretty well when your assistants are wanted by other schools.

I had heard one rumor he got a D-2 Head Coaching job in the mid west and another that he got an assistant coach position with a Pac-12 school, but nothing confirmed.



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Post by imacat » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:25 pm

Hmmmmm. I don’t understand this move.


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Post by mslacat » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:26 pm

Better chance to move up to head coach then here Program is a D2 power


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One assistant coach opening each for men's and women's hoops

Post by imacat » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:33 pm

mslacat wrote:Better chance to move up to head coach then here Program is a D2 power


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Thanks. I am not as familiar as you with how these positions are viewed by the coaches.


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Re: One assistant coach opening each for men's and women's h

Post by Catlady » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:38 pm

imacat wrote:
mslacat wrote:Better chance to move up to head coach then here Program is a D2 power


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Thanks. I am not as familiar as you with how these positions are view by the coaches.


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Also cost of living for a young family. He’ll be fine. Tough to leave the friendly confines of MSU, but you got to take risk to get that first head coach job. He’s a great coach and person. Wishing success in the future.



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Post by mslacat » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:39 pm

Catlady wrote:
imacat wrote:
mslacat wrote:Better chance to move up to head coach then here Program is a D2 power


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Thanks. I am not as familiar as you with how these positions are view by the coaches.


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Also cost of living for a young family. He’ll be fine. Tough to leave the friendly confines of MSU, but you got to take risk to get that first head coach job. He’s a great coach and person. Wishing success in the future.
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Post by CatRowdy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:02 pm

Would have loved to see what kinda year Nate would have had at MSU with the team as it stands now.



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Post by mslacat » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:40 pm

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This is a great pick-up on paper. A Big Sky school steals the assistant head coach from a Pac-12 school!!!! Binford is a great recruiter, I giver you, BUT there has to an interesting story behind this.



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Post by kmax » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:20 pm

mslacat wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:40 pm
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:05 pm
This is a great pick-up on paper. A Big Sky school steals the assistant head coach from a Pac-12 school!!!! Binford is a great recruiter, I giver you, BUT there has to an interesting story behind this.
Glad to see you say that. I was thinking it but figured I must be missing something. I'll be interested to hear more about this.


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Re: One assistant coach opening each for men's and women's hoops

Post by Bobcat4Ever » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:31 am

kmax wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:20 pm
mslacat wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:40 pm
This is a great pick-up on paper. A Big Sky school steals the assistant head coach from a Pac-12 school!!!! Binford is a great recruiter, I giver you, BUT there has to an interesting story behind this.
Glad to see you say that. I was thinking it but figured I must be missing something. I'll be interested to hear more about this.
Head scratcher, isn't it? Well, this may be part of the "story behind the story." If memory serves me correctly, Sunny Smallwood was a finalist for the head coach's position here when we did a very smart thing and hired Tricia Bader-Binford. I went to all of the public forums.



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Post by mslacat » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:52 am

Rumor is that the Arizona head coach is on the hot seat this season and they have had quite a few player transfer out. Sunnywood is a defensive specialist and despite only a handful of wins last year Arizona had a tough defense I am told. I think Harris has convinced Binford of the value of having a strong defense coach on staff and that might be what Binford was looking for.



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Post by mslacat » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:20 am

Well that is one Basketball assistant's spot filled on Binford's side and we are waiting for the men's side to do the same. This comes at a good time for Binford as July 6th starts the women's first summer basketball recruiting period, Binford though is well ahead of the game for this years recruiting class with two commits for her three scholarships she has to offer. As always when all is said and done, though, I would expect at least 1 more scholarship to open up by spring of 2019. I don't have any idea who would be leaving but it is pretty standard to see a player decide to leave after the season. The men though still have not announced any new hires and I do not have a good feel for what/who they are looking for (recruiting, X''s & O's, younger/experienced etc.). The first big summer recruiting period starts July 11, and I would guess Fish would like to have a decision made if not hired by that time. The men should have 3 scholarships to offer (assuming they fill their current open scholarship this summer) and no commits that I know of. The July recruiting periods are the most important recruiting time for coaches, so having all your recruiters (assistant coaches) on staff is pretty important.



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Re: One assistant coach opening each for men's and women's hoops

Post by wbtfg » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:41 am

If my memory is correct, I believe Smallwood was a finalist for the MSU job when we hired Binford. I think they were the two top choices.



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Post by MSU01 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:50 am

wbtfg wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:41 am
If my memory is correct, I believe Smallwood was a finalist for the MSU job when we hired Binford. I think they were the two top choices.
Ah, that's why the name sounded so familiar when I first heard it. Here's a Chronicle article from when she interviewed for the job back in 2005:

https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/s ... 79d67.html


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