Re: Assessing the Era

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Posted by Devil4ever on March 19, 15 at 09:26:17:

In Reply to: Assessing the Era posted by ScooterDevil on March 19, 15 at 09:09:14:

: I think it's only fair when assessing the Sendek era to throw out year one. He took over a team that was really had no shot to be very competitive and was patiently changing the culture. So let's just take his 8 years since then. In doing this let's assume that ASU didn't get snubbed twice by the NCAA (on two occasions ASU was a #1 seed in the NIT and most experts clearly thought they deserved a bid). If that were the case then this is what his 8-year tenure would look like:

: - 4 NCAA Berths; 2 NIT's
: - 6 out of 8 times finishing in the upper half of PAC.
: - 5 (and possibly six 20-win seasons) out of 8.
: - 6 out of 8 seasons with winning records.
: - 6 out of 8 seasons with .500 or better record in conference play.

: It is hard to win in the PAC-12. It's even harder to build a program. For all his faults and bad moments, Sendek has made ASU somewhat competitive and relevant since he's come here. Look at all the teams across the country in major conferences, that don't have basketball traditions. Most of them have resumes similar to or worse than ours. Take a look at Clemson, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Penn State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Washington State, TCU, Texas Tech, etc.

D4E: So, I take it you are making a case for ASU to retain Sendek. Had ASU not beaten a so so U Conn team I doubt if you would have made that post. As far as what other schools do, I could care less, I only care about ASU does......period. I think that we all hope and expect better then what we have shown under Herbs tenure. We were "snubbed" for the dance 2 times, but how did we fare in the NIT as #1, not to well as I remember, so maybe the "snub" was justified? I'm glad we won yesterday, and hope we win Sunday and beyond, but it will be a uphill battle. GO DEVILS!!

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