I'm simply never going to be able to agree with your opinion that actually making the NCAA tournament is not a very important metric when evaluating the performance of Men's Basketball coaches at the ACC level. We will never agree on this.
I think SG performed in line with how he had performed at both HC jobs he had before VT. I think he was what he was. Perhaps in his next stop, wherever or whenever that may be he will prove me wrong, but I doubt it.
This is all really a non-sequitur though, the bottom line is that JW is a disaster for MBB at this school, and he keeps finding ways to make bad situations worse.
Not saying that it should have necessarily been enough to give SG a pass, but it wasn't like the teams were just bad and never played well enough to make the tournament.
Regardless of that, I think we are all in agreement the timing was horrible. If your'e going to can a coach, do it right at the end of a season, not in the middle of the offseason and recruiting period like Weaver did. We'll probably never know what happened exactly, but waiting as long as JW did strikes me as either sheer incompetence, or someone that made an emotional decision, and either one is bad for an AD.
I agree with you on JW 100000%.
Ahh didn't know about Pittsburgh...that makes me feel better, I had gotten the impression we weren't anywhere that weekend, one of the 2 critical live periods.
It still seemed like we were the only ACC program not in LA, and one of just a few D I programs without a rep in LA..I guess it's part of a broader recruiting strategy by JJ and staff.