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Basketball at ECU has been an afterthought for over 50 years...............

....anyone who thinks or says differently is not being realistic. Joe Dooley is our 13th head coach since 1974. Forget our woeful budgets, there is no way in God's green earth you can have that type of turnover, and expect to have a decent program. I certainly don't have all the answers, but I do know that Joe Dooley, as well as all our previous coaches, has one of the most difficult jobs, if NOT THE MOST DIFFICULT job at ECU. Can you imagine trying to recruit highly regarded basketball players to a school that has our pathetic history?? Two trips to the NCAA's, and both times were accidental!!!!

I recently had the opportunity to go over to Greenville with several other supporters, and watch a workout prior to the official start of practice. We talked about the program in general, and how far down the list we were in regards to $$$ support of the program. You would be shocked to see the number of schools, much smaller than us, from inferior conferences, whose basketball budgets DWARF the budget at ECU!!

IMHO, the best thing we can do is try and hold on Joe Dooley. He works his ass off recruiting for ECU. It's obvious he is well thought of in the industry, and without doubt is a very good coach. Recruiting, recruiting is the big holdback at this point. Until the administration and fans decide they have had enough of mediocrity, and start funding this program the way is should be, you could hire the "best" coach in the industry, and the results will remain the same.

(In response to this post by ECU College Pirate)

Posted: 11/04/2021 at 12:01PM


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