The Indiana Hoosiers have finally found their next men’s basketball coach.
No, it’s not Brad Stevens, Chris Holtmann, Chris Beard, Porter Moser, Eric Musselman, Billy Donovan, or even John Beilein.
Indiana Basketball is now Tennessee Football— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 28, 2021
Two former powers living in the past with delusional fanbases who have been slapped in the face with their national irrelevancy for a decade but continually still refuse to believe it
Woodson, who has been coaching in the NBA since 1996 (a very good year might I add), will come to Hoosierville sporting a 315-365 record in head-coaching stints with the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks.
In his nine seasons as a head coach, Woodson’s teams missed the playoffs four times, got beat out in Round 1 twice, and bowed out in the Eastern Conference Semifinals three times. He’s never been to a conference finals series.
A likely key reason for Woodson being the man is he’s an Indiana alum who was born in Indianapolis, so he’ll definitely have as good of a feel for the program as one could hope for.
That’s about the only upside from this hire.
The 63-year-old has never coached at the collegiate level, and he’s currently an assistant for the Knicks.
It’s shocking that the Hoosiers couldn’t find a more suitable coach. Woodson certainly had some nice moments running NBA teams, but college is a completely different animal.
Oh, and imagine paying a $10 million buyout to get rid of Archie Miller only to hire...Mike Woodson.
I could be wrong, but I don’t think we’ll be saying ‘Indiana basketball is back’ anytime soon.
But hey, we’ll be getting plenty of Mike Woodson face for the foreseeable future. It’s the small wins in life that really bring out true joy.
If you absolutely HAD to hire a basketball coach named Mike, how many Mikes would you go through before you got to Mike Woodson?— Not Kyle Tucker, man (@NotKyleTuckerCJ) March 28, 2021