Sunday, June 26, 2011

Reflecting on Christian's departure

Reflecting on Christian's departure | Flat Hat News

Here's a little take on Christian moving from W&M to VCU from the William and Mary perspective.

The thing that surprised me the most during this whole process was that folks at W&M were surprised that Christian was considering the move. Forget for a minute that the job brought Christian an approximate 80% pay raise according to the article.

He had the chance to coach for a team that went to the Final Four last year and beat Duke in the NCAA tournament in very recent memory. William and Mary has done well, and is making strides - thanks in large part to Christian - but this seemed like a no brainer to me.

Once the news officially breaks and Jamion gets through the busy recruiting period upcoming we hope to have some thoughts from him on the move.

Anyhow what I was getting at was that sometimes as fans we overvalue the strength of our teams and our own players. An outsider looking in on this sees it as a great move. A Tribe fan sees it as a lateral move.

I'm not even going to think I haven't been guilty of that in the past, just found it funny how it played out here.

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