I won't opine on it further because it makes sense to move on as a fan as as an institution. Very excited by what's in store. You may get your wish about resources, JAF.This is where the similarities between UD firing Donoher and SJU firing Phil end. Donoher did nothing like this, in fact he continues to represent the University.
Donoher was pulling down about $70k a year. Phil was paid millions by SJU over the years and wasn’t getting the job done.
I can’t imagine that this was a surprise.
I listened to the interview. It’s unfortunate that he is taking this route. He did a lot for SJU but SJU made him a rich man. It’s almost like he is out of touch with the fact that HC’s are required to produce on the court.
Also a few names not on this list!I know '13 already knows who the next Hawks' coach will be, but for the rest of us clueless clodhoppers, here's some speculation:
Phil went on local radio today and was a total embarrassment. I wanted him to have a graceful exit but he's not making it possible for himself.
Looking forward to the future.
EDIT: For the biggest fans of Martelli the Magnificent, here's a link: https://94wip.radio.com/media/audio-channel/great-phil-martelli
You know what, I listened to that interview, and I agree with rosceaux. Nothing embarrassing in that interview. I clearly don't know the details of all that went down with Phil's firing, but Phil just sounded to me like Phil. It seems to me that he simply answered the questions candidly and honestly, describing how he's feeling. I don't think I would expect anything different from the guy.I never would have sought this out and clicked because you linked it.
I don't think it was embarrassing at all. There has never been an issue with Phil's media availability or forthrightness before. In fact, it has been one of his strengths for St. Joe's (and an irritant for us, sometimes). He gave an honest appraisal of what happened and where he was now.
I have no intention of directing you how to feel. Divorces are always messy. Accept the fact that the decision was St. Joe's, accept the negative flack that was sure to come, and move on.
(BTW, that "Phil Martelli Must Go" thread was started in 2009. That was before 2 NITs and the 2 conference championships/NCAA appearances that followed)