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    Keep us informed, DB. Thanks.
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    Drake is in the middle of nowhere....Des Moynes Iowa.....one would think going from Gonzaga to Des Moynes is a bit of a step down...

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    Here’s what I can tell you, as of Tuesday evening:

    Indiana State coach Greg Lansing talked to Drake about the job, which would have provided a bump financially, but decided to stay in Terre Haute. He didn’t feel comfortable accepting a different job in the same conference. Lansing, a Harlan native who wanted the Drake job when it was open in 2008 but was not interviewed, was making $219,000 at last report. Drake paid former coach Mark Phelps $291,000 in 2011, the last year for which tax records are available. But apparently the Bulldogs are willing to move north of that figure this time.

    – Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti has emerged as, at a minimum, a finalist for the position. The 49-year-old Peoria native has been on Mark Few’s staff since 2007, when he was fired after three years at the helm at Utah. Giacoletti had a telephone interview with Drake on Sunday and was said to be flying to Des Moines tonight for an on-campus interview tomorrow.

    That will give him a chance to meet face to face not only with athletic director Sandy Hatfield Clubb, but also the Drake players. What is unknown is whether this interview is the precursor to a job offer, or if one or two more on-campus interviews will occur later.

    If the latter is the case, look for Creighton assistant Darian DeVries and former Iowa Energy coach (and current Rio Grande Valley Vipers coach) Nick Nurse to be the two most likely to land interviews.
    http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/d...n-line/article

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylean View Post
    Drake is in the middle of nowhere....Des Moynes Iowa.....one would think going from Gonzaga to Des Moynes is a bit of a step down...
    It'd seem going from an Assistant Coach to a Head Coach is a bit of a step up.

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    Good for him, he's a great coach
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    depends on your definition of nowhere. To people in Des Moines, Spokane is in the middle of nowhere!

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    To the people in the West Side of the state...Spokane is no where.. the east side is Bellevue...after that...nothing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartruff1 View Post
    To the people in the West Side of the state...Spokane is no where.. the east side is Bellevue...after that...nothing...
    Having served in the military at Lewis and Yakima and having biked clear across the state, I can say Washington is one of the most beautiful and varied states topographically in the country. One exception, the vast nuclear waste site that I unwittingly rode through. Add: It was the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
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    "One exception, the vast nuclear waste site that I unwittingly rode through".


    Ahhhhhhh that explains alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoopaholic View Post
    "One exception, the vast nuclear waste site that I unwittingly rode through".


    Ahhhhhhh that explains alot

    i set you up perfectly for that, right? like an alley oop to kelly -- oh no! have a great easter.

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    so the question would be.....did I slam it home one handed 9 inches above the rim or did I clank it off the back iron as the buzzer went off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoopaholic View Post
    so the question would be.....did I slam it home one handed 9 inches above the rim or did I clank it off the back iron as the buzzer went off

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    http://seattletimes.com/html/budwith...withers28.html

    Bud suggests michaelson may be ray's replacement if he leaves. I think he's a great guy from what little I know of him, but it seems to me that the program could use some new blood, preferably with a defensive emphasis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Having served in the military at Lewis and Yakima and having biked clear across the state, I can say Washington is one of the most beautiful and varied states topographically in the country. One exception, the vast nuclear waste site that I unwittingly rode through. Add: It was the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
    Wow, Jazz how cool. I too biked from Spokane to Portland during Spring break my Sophomore year at Gonzaga. We biked through Yakima, my hometown, and over White Pass and the Cascades. It was one of my best times in my life. A great memory. Thanks for bringing it back to me.
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    Sounds like Giacoletti may have turned the job down, according to Miller and Brinson ("The No. 1 afternoon drive sports show in Des Moines"):

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    Monday Greg Lansing turns down Drake, Wednesday Giacoletti says no thanks, is it time to call for a Nurse?

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    Drake just doesn't pay enough. I think this is an issue that keeps popping up for RayG when it comes to these jobs.

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    For what it is worth (and it may be nothing) but I have a few friends in that part of the world and they say that Miller & Brinson aren't exactly the most clued in guys to the inner-workings of the program. I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in that tweet but they have a 50/50 shot to get it right!

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    Yep, looks like they were wrong this time. Congrats to Coach Ray.

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    Default Have to pay the bills

    Seriously though, Ray G would likely be taking a pay cut to go there. And this is on top of losing his shorts to the pyramid schemer who committed suicide a few years ago. Whatever millions he got from the Utah job is long gone.
    Ray has to balance the checkbook every month like the rest of us.

    Late edit: Maybe Drake sweetened the ###? Promised him a freezer full of pork chops, bacon and ham every year?

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