Saturday, May 10, 2014

Gregory Crawford On Basketball, May 10th, 2014

By Gregory Crawford---TV, Print and Radio Basketball Analyst twitter @wchoops @crawssportsbiz

Steve Kerr----Could Steve Kerr be fooling all of us and soon become the new head coach of the Lakers. Kerr certainly has been coy about where his next move will be, he handles his analyst duties with TNT exactly the same way, with a sharp, concise and coy nature.

It is no secret that Phil Jackson is becoming increasingly impatient with Kerr, as the process draws out even further. And word is slowly trickling out that Joe Lacob, is a very tough owner to work for at Golden State, which is Kerr's second choice after the Knicks.

A decision will come soon, perhaps before the weekend is over, so do not be shocked by anything.

Oregon State---The Oregon State basketball job is not a bad job at all as many people have indicated. Yes, the Beavers have not been to the NCAA tournament since 1990, but that does not mean in the least they can't get back there and get back fairly quickly.

Probably no D-1 program in  the country since 1990 has gone through as many bad coaches as the Beavers. And please to do not put Craig Robinson in that bad category. If you really look at his record and see what he did with the Beavers, it actually was not that bad, just no NCAA appearances and low attendance led to his downfall and being let go.

Ben Howland is a terrific coach, who never should have been let go at UCLA. But for some reason, I do not feel he is the answer at Oregon State. I would much rather the Beavers would look at people like Kerry Keating, Bob Cantu or bring back the past Beaver glory days with a name out of the "think outside the box category", like A.C. Green.

Whatever happens, this is such a key decision, it will impact the program either greatly, or send it into oblivion for the next 25 years.

Let's get a fresh face in Corvallis, like the names I mentioned.

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