Italy Trip

I agree with that. My working assumption is if we get to a final four (or beyond) in the '25 or '26 tourney then he might retire after that to go out with a bang.

Keep in mind: I know nothing

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Of course we should partner - this would have been golden content for ACCN during the summer. So some of the blame lies with the ACC, who absolutely should be pushing schools to give this content to the Network.

So I guess the same applies to the ACC: For a conference that needs money, their failure to be creative about ways to monetize is incredible to me.

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Wouldn’t be surprised if the 2022 class is his ‘one last ride’ group.

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…aaaaaaand it’s time to mute the Italy thread

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Why does it “feel” like he is going to retire in 2-3 years? The game has changed and his recruiting has actually picked up, as he’s hit a bit of a stride. If he was going to retire it would have to be another Pandemic like situation which brings down the program for another 2-3 years. I think this first pandemic may have lit a fire under him as he wasn’t able to capitalize on the national championship in recruiting.

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Tony has always striked me as someone whose vision of his life purpose is beyond basketball. Although Im sure he finds basketball meaningful in terms of his impact on the youngins and their development as players and people.

Could easily see him retiring after 60 and going to serve on missions or whatnot.

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Worth noting Dick first retired around 58 (might’ve been 57 still). Tony’s 53. So 2026 would put him right in the range his dad originally retired.

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Gonna be wild watching Tony and Bronco both coach Nebraska out of their retirements in 2030. JK I killed the thread anyways. (also Bronco is a quitter even if I miss the air raid).

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I set the O/U at 5.5 more seasons for CTB. Think he wants to give it a go with the current group plus nxt years and I also think he wants to leave his successor (JWilly?!?!?) with some toys in the closet to use.

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Is that John Anderson? Hey, that’s John Anderson. Dick Bennett is great.

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Incredible. And it just hit me, what if CTB went to Duke…

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This used to scare me. It no longer does for a bunch of reasons.

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