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I have to think Mike Rice's days at Rutgers are numbered. I have already seen Bobby Hurley mentioned as a possible replacement. I have followed his career a little bit as WH always had him flagged as a top coach and someone as a possible A10 coach replacement when he was at Robert Morris. I thought he was going to have a lot of success at Rutgers, and was wondering why it was taking so long to develop. Seems like he is a bit over the top, and it is now starting to backfire:

http://www.nj.com/rutgersbasketball/index.ssf/2012/12/politi_rutgers_coach_mike_rice_1.html
 

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A 3 game suspension with a loss of pay is bad. A 50K fine for someone not making Roy Williams type money is worse. Combined, the question as to be does he last the season? I suspect if he makes it to the end of the season, Rutgers will cut the cord then.
 

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Fordham grad that did not even get an interview when our job opened up. I like him as a coach, but his reputation as a hot head preceeded him. Fordham did not interview him for a reason (a rare occassion where we made the right decision)

He his going to have to have a very good season this year to be kept on. He has 2 years left on his contract, but with the move to the B1G looming, they have to get the right guy in there before the move happens in my opinion.

The Hurleys (not just Bobby) are being mentioned as natural candidates. Would Danny leave URI so quickly?
 

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Rice was an assistant for the Hawks for a couple of years (2004 after Matt Brady left to 2006). More than a few Hawk fans argue that he never was fully committed to the program and always had a wandering eye.

Rutgers has a culture of losing that's hard to extract. So many up and coming coaching careers have gone there to die.
 

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That success under Waters was very relative. 5 years, 3 NIT's (one of them a championship), 2 losing seasons and never a winning conference record.
 

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That success under Waters was very relative. 5 years, 3 NIT's (one of them a championship), 2 losing seasons and never a winning conference record.
That's why I called it "some success". That said, those were the glory days compared to now.
 

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This is Rutgers we're talking about - what Rice did is nothing compared to Kevin Bannon's behavior about a decade and a half ago.

He had players running wind sprints in their birthday suits during practices. For some reason he got fired.
 
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