Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What Would You Do If You Were Geno?

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the University of Connecticut women's basketball team won the NCAA National Championship last night.  It was the third year in a row that the UConn women have won this tournament, and it was the tenth national championship for the Lady Huskies under Coach Geno Auriemma.  Even though UConn trailed at the half in one of the regional games, they were never seriously threatened in this tournament.

This record led to an interesting discussion on the Tony Kornheiser radio show this morning and that was, if your Geno Auriemma, where do you go from here?  What is left for him to accomplish at UConn?

  • Are you content to stay at Connecticut and keep steamrollering all comers?  He's 61 years old, so maybe he is.
  • Would you like to take on another challenge, like, say, coaching a men's college team?
  • You've already coached a women's Olympic Gold Medal winner, so what mountain is left to climb in the women's game? 
  • Would going to the WNBA be an option?  I have to think that any coaching position in the WNBA would be a step down from the UConn job.
And on the other side of the coin, if you are a University in need of a men's basketball coach, would you consider offering Auriemma the position?  If not, why not?


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