Bill Amis is today's guest

Basketball player Bill Amis is today’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show, which will begin at about noon today.

Questions may be posed on this blog or the show’s Cover It Live section.

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Jackson Wheeler has had a lifetime of heartbreak.

Because of family circumstances, as a prep student, Wheeler lived in his high school gym for several months. His first wife was killed in a traffic accident. She was pregnant at the time. His brother died young, leaving behind a large family.

But you would never know about such obstacles. He always appears to be upbeat, even when he isn’t.

For 20 years as the UH basketball team’s primary recruiter, Wheeler brought in some of the program’s best — Trevor Ruffin, Tes Whitlock, Anthony Carter, Michael Kuebler, Fabio Ribeiro, Tony Maroney, Phil Handy, Nerius Puida, Predrag Savovic, Eric Ambrozich, Micah Kroeger, and so forth.

Coaches from other programs often seek Wheeler’s advice on how to instruct their own recruits to do the things necessary to become eligible.

He was good at his job, because his job involved people. The people test, as proposed by the Wizard of Oz, is: A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.

And people like Wheeler. Every day his UH office was filled with people just wanting to hang out.

Former players and coaches — and their families — keep in contact.

Riley Wallace’s grandson is named Jackson.

He even passed the most important people test: Oprah likes him. (Oprah’s boyfriend was the best man at Wheeler’s wedding.)

Wheeler will not be retained on the new basketball staff. That’s a shame — for UH, because Wheeler was good for the athletic department and the school.

But he’ll be OK. He has a great and beautiful wife. He has a lot of friends. And he’s a survivor.


  1. chopsueyboy March 23, 2010 7:57 am


  2. chopsueyboy March 23, 2010 7:59 am

    Thanks Coach Wheeler. Your smile will be missed.

  3. chawan_cut March 23, 2010 8:01 am

    thank you Jackson.

  4. Stretch March 23, 2010 8:03 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I think that the athletic compliance office could use Jackson Wheeler’s services.

  5. chawan_cut March 23, 2010 8:04 am

    Always loved your energy and spirit. It was tough to watch you sit on the bench last year. Here’s to a renewed 2010 season!
    -chawan (orange jacket guy)

  6. Bulla March 23, 2010 8:05 am

    good luck to coach jackson,

    best of the best to you, mahalo for your years of hard work!!! all the way back to the jarrin akana and AC Carter memories, whew.

  7. d1島 March 23, 2010 8:05 am

    Good Luck Coach Wheeler. Mahalo!

  8. jm2375 March 23, 2010 8:07 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Top 10!

    Best wishes to Jackson Wheeler in his future endeavors.

  9. koakane March 23, 2010 8:26 am

    Good Luck Coach Wheeler. Mahalo!

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

  10. (Jesse)James March 23, 2010 8:39 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Good Luck Coach Wheeler….Godspeed…and thanks for all the years of service….

  11. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2010 8:45 am

    Jackson had a big impact on a lot of people.
    Last week, I received e-mails from Trevor Ruffin and his father, Levi, asking about Jackson.

  12. Warriorbacker March 23, 2010 8:50 am

    Questions for Bill Amis.

    What’s your impression of Coach Gib so far?


    Are you excited to play a different offensive style?

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid March 23, 2010 8:50 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Mornin’ Mr. Tsai.

    Is there any chance Jackson can continue working in the UH system?

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid March 23, 2010 8:52 am

    Thanks for everything, Jackson!

  15. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2010 8:56 am

    Not sure. There is somewhat of a hiring freeze.
    I’ve known Jackson for 20 years, and what I like is how persistent he is. His work doesn’t end after signing day. He’s always on the recruits to keep working hard.
    Someone once told me the biggest concern about a recruit is from signing date to the end of the academic year.

  16. Buffoman March 23, 2010 8:59 am

    I think of all of the staff, he was the one worth keeping. Nothing against the others, but he appeared to be a good recruiter and with guidance from who is supposed to be a top recruiter, he may have been better.

    Oh well, we’re fans. Got to support.

  17. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2010 9:00 am

    I don’t mean to just single out Jackson.
    I still feel really bad for Bob Nash.

  18. Kendall March 23, 2010 9:02 am

    Maybe Jackson could come back as the Director of Basketball Operations, although I know that job pays peanuts. Does the DoBO pay the same at all institutions?

    ST, Rigot recruited Savo.

    Also, last year around this time I recall Jackson Wheeler at a Men’s Volleyball game hosting a friend. In probably the most critical time, he wasn’t even on the road, he was hanging out at the VBall game with a friend.

    I’m sorry to say, but because of that memory last season I am glad he was let go.

  19. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2010 9:02 am

    No doubt Gib Arnold is a good recruiter.
    But it should be interesting to see the innovative way he can navigate around a recruiting budget that will be much less than the one he had at USC.

  20. Stephen Tsai March 23, 2010 9:03 am

    I think director of basketball operations would earn about $40,000

  21. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 23, 2010 9:07 am

    Last night’s Bowsball game turned out to be not very enjoyable. Started off by having to put up (briefly) with this very obnoxious guy with an extremely loud voice making really nasty comments towards the Air Foce team. Shortly after we’d moved to another part of The Les a couple of rows below a number of Tsai-kos, Stadium staff either ejected him or shut him down.

    I know that some fans think that anything goes when harassing the other team, but this guy really went beyond acceptable.

    Actually, we lost interest in the game and left going into the bottom of the 7th. For me, great baseball is a 1-0 win, not a blowout.

    Best of Luck Coach Jackson. What’s next? Coach Gib – are you going to attend The Final Four as well?

    Picked my Elite Eight – not my emotional favorites, but The Probables.

    Finally, I forgot to let folks here know that last Wednesday the City Council passed the University of Hawai`i Plan Review Use Permit. In doing so, the Floor Draft amendment stripped the language requiring that the Manoa Campus adminiinstration offer the City the Right of First Refusal for any “commercial” use of the Stan Sheriff Center.even if the proceeds would go to a UH program.

    Instead, here is the final language: In the event that the performance floor and seating area of the Stan Sheriff Arena is proposed to be used for activities of a commercial nature held by or sponsored by the University of Hawaii or a University affiliated organization, UHM shall first obtain prior approval from DPP (Department of Planning and Permitting) to ensure that any anticipated impacts on the community as a result of the event shall be identified and properly mitigated. Such impacts may include, but are not limited to, traffic, noise, frequency of events, and parking.

    See – sometimes intervention does work.

    Off to work –

  22. LizKauai m/ March 23, 2010 9:12 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    God Bless our former coaches who are not being retained.

    ST- Why is your name NOT on the Warrior Beat streamer on the front page?

    Hi Ho Willie Grace

  23. Kazz March 23, 2010 9:21 am

    Mahalo to Coach Wheeler for the 20+ years of his life he gave to UH basketball.

    Good fortune keeps finding those that deserve it!

  24. Kazz March 23, 2010 9:23 am


    What is the perceived attitude of UH basketball with the campus community right now?

  25. Kazz March 23, 2010 9:25 am

    Chawan aka “LOUD GUY”.

  26. Kazz March 23, 2010 9:26 am


    Is there any indication right now as to what the offensive philosophies of Coach Gib Arnold may be for this team?

  27. Slugger March 23, 2010 9:29 am

    Good morning!

    Really too bad about Jackson Wheeler. Good luck to you in your next endeavor.

  28. al March 23, 2010 9:36 am

    aloha and mahalo jackson.

  29. al March 23, 2010 9:38 am

    it appears that eran ganot may be retained.

  30. al March 23, 2010 9:41 am

    bill amis

    i am glad that you are on the road to recovery, right now are you at 100% or is there a ways to go still?

    what more do you need to do to feel totally confident physically?

  31. al March 23, 2010 9:48 am

    bill amis

    this is a two fold question that are related…

    you and your buddy hiram are two of the lone returnees that have been around the program for several years, it is going to be an interesting transition for the team and hopefully we get a few good men who can come in by the summer to at least acclimate.

    my question is, should recruits be brought in for a visit and you are paired with some of these prospects, what positives can you mention that will help sway these young men and parents?

    at that point also what can you say about the new coach?

    thank you.

  32. A-House March 23, 2010 9:50 am

    Coach Wheeler, thank you for all of your contributions to the UH basketball program and best wishes in any future endeavor.

  33. A-House March 23, 2010 9:52 am


    thank you for your tireless efforts in your quest to help many “non-profits” in their effort to meet their goals be it members, donations, etc.

    and, thanks for all your efforts to assist the UHAD in making it a better unit within the UH-Manoa family – A-House family thanks you!!!

  34. anonymous March 23, 2010 9:57 am

    Re-I’m glad that Coach Wheeler wasn’t retained

    There’s no nice way in saying this, but the new coaching staff has to rid itself of the old ways of doing things, like recruiting and coaching.

    I heard Al Davis on Artie’s show once saying that the coaching staff, referring to the Coach Nash regime, takes the same approach to recruiting every year. Which basically means they take the same beaten path in their approach to recruiting, mainly the JC’s and other areas. And it doesn’t allow them to be up to par competitively with the rest of the WAC.

    Furthermore, Artie questioned why Idaho of all places and schools can attract the inner city kids from LA and Portland and UH can’t.

    Maybe this reverts back to recruiting. And maybe it reverts back to Coach Wheeler. But the facts are what they are. Call it what you want. Coach Wheeler not being retained in part because of collateral damage and the fact that the Coach Nash regime, in which he was a part of, was sullied by incompetence and losses.

    So from my perspective I’m glad Coach Wheeler gone. Maybe others are silently thinking the same thing. But in the big picture Coach Arnold has to do what’s right for his program. He has to put the pieces of the puzzle together so that he turns up a winner. Coach Wheeler’s past, while great to some of his fans and colleagues, is not in the eyes of the new coach of which I think is a good thing.

  35. ai-eee-soos March 23, 2010 10:00 am

    NFL changes rules for overtime – playoff games only.

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The NFL has changed its overtime rules for playoff games.

    Starting next season, if a team wins the coin toss and then kicks a field goal, the other team gets the ball.

    If the game is still tied after that, play will continue under the current sudden-death rules. Should the team winning the toss immediately score a touchdown, then the game is over.

    Team owners voted 28-4 on Tuesday in favor of the proposal at the NFL meetings.

    The new rule applies only for postseason games.

    HA post.

  36. rage777 March 23, 2010 10:08 am

    That really sucks for Coach Wheeler. I hope you have a good and succesful life after UH.

    ST, did you say that Tony Maroney was one of the best? I remember a guy that was tall, but couldn’t catch or rebound and couldn’t do anything but dunk the ball. I did enjoy seeing him around campus with his really petite girlfriend.

  37. EH NO MAKE ! March 23, 2010 10:20 am

    Coach Jackson Wheeler –

    Much mahalo for your hard work and many years of service to our University. Your efforts were apprectiated, and tour efforts will be missed.

    God speed.

  38. Kazz March 23, 2010 10:43 am



  39. Paul M March 23, 2010 10:58 am

    I too was subject to the baseball game last night, great game for UH but the loud guy was really overbearing. Even to the point of hollering at our players while they were at the plate, that’s where I draw the line. They need some concentration out there. But the lady who went for stadium personnel was also “overbearing” in my opinion.
    This is, today, still a free country, albeit not as much as last week.

    As a religious person I still did not know the meaning, or origin of Godspeed. Here it is:

    Godspeed coach Wheeler!

  40. Pomai March 23, 2010 11:04 am

    #4 Stretch

    I was thinking the same thing while reading the post, but the problem with that is it makes sense……. LOL

  41. Garret March 23, 2010 11:24 am

    Wayne Hunter signed a $1.2 million, 1-year contract with the Jets today.

    Jets backup offensive lineman Wayne Hunter has signed his one-year tender, keeping the restricted free agent in New York after helping pave the way for the NFL’s top-ranked rushing game last season.

    Hunter, entering his fourth season with the Jets, signed the deal worth about $1.2 million Tuesday. He has filled in at tackle and as a blocking tight end on goal-line and short-yardage situations.

  42. A-House March 23, 2010 11:25 am

    Stretch & Pomai:

    Good idea of Jackson Wheeler in the “compliance office” – is there a position open? is there a hiring freeze? is he qualified for the position?

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  44. A-House March 23, 2010 11:29 am

    With all the attention/focus on basketball and success of the baseball and softball teams, ST, what’s the word on filling the Asst Coach and Dir of Football Operations at UH?

    Is Coach Mack still reviewing applications?

    acknolwedgement to “al” for his ideas of why no word on this matter.

  45. A-House March 23, 2010 11:34 am

    With all the attention/focus on basketball and success of the baseball and softball teams, ST, what’s the word on filling the Asst Coach and Dir of Football Operations at UH?

    Is Coach Mack still reviewing applications?

    acknolwedgement to “al” for his ideas of why no word on this matter.

    Now, this is weird as the above post is already on the blog #45, but still appears in my “space” to place forth more “garbage” – ST, what the heck is going on with the blog? Is this a signal for things to come? “pop-up” ads take up the entire page and I cannot get rid of them!!

    well, here goes as I will submit this entire page again!

  46. al March 23, 2010 11:40 am

    ahouse…word on the street is that the asst coach/personnel dir will happen as planned. however, was kept on the back burner due to these important basketball announcements. wait til furlough week is pau then stuff will roll out.

  47. chawan_cut March 23, 2010 12:06 pm

    i am just one of many loud people that might frequent this page…. i do not want to take credit for it.

  48. Garret March 23, 2010 12:15 pm


    UH has a strict hiring freeze right now. When Amanda moved up from the #2 compliance person to the #1 compliance person, they never hired anyone to replace her as #2. In fact, they got rid of the student assistant also, so basically Amanda has to do the jobs that 3 people used to do.

  49. SteveM March 23, 2010 12:23 pm


  50. A-House March 23, 2010 12:40 pm

    Hot & Spicy Bubbling Tofu Soup – Korean style – any recommendations where we can get some?

  51. fake pseudonym March 23, 2010 12:52 pm

    Sorry to see Coach Wheeler let go.

    Other than Coach Farmer being Marv Vitatoe’s roommate at UCLA, and his stint as coach at UCLA and COI, what was his function at UH – not throwing rocks but really curious.

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  53. Ralph March 23, 2010 1:19 pm

    A House call Gigi

  54. OZ March 23, 2010 1:20 pm


    March 23rd, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    UH has a strict hiring freeze right now. When Amanda moved up from the #2 compliance person to the #1 compliance person, they never hired anyone to replace her as #2. In fact, they got rid of the student assistant also, so basically Amanda has to do the jobs that 3 people used to do.

    A “strict” hiring freeze is a myth. All it would take is for Jim to ask for an exception and it would be granted. And there are no limitations on hiring student assistants.

    The reality is he has to make some hard choices as to where he wants to cut costs, and, good or bad, right or wrong, this is the choice he must have thought was best.

  55. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 23, 2010 1:27 pm

    Oh lord….

    While the Wahine softball team can be seen on K5 all weekend, Chris Hart will be doing play by play on ESPN 1420.

    Get to the game live if can people!!!! If no can get to a TV. If no can do either, Ill post results. 😆

  56. homey March 23, 2010 1:33 pm

    #51 – Try looking at a Korean restaurant.

  57. SteveM March 23, 2010 1:33 pm

    March 23rd, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    Hot & Spicy Bubbling Tofu Soup – Korean style – any recommendations where we can get some?

    …and don’t forget where to buy 52″ Bravia’s and a contractor to knock down a wall to make room for it…. 🙂

  58. A-House March 23, 2010 2:05 pm


    I like a 55″ LE/LCD/HD Samsung – get space in the livingroom to sit back and enjoy many sporting events!

    BTW, homey, not all Korean restaurants serve the tofu soup.

  59. Ralph March 23, 2010 2:09 pm

    changed browser, video and audio on, but audio too soft to hear. All three participants are soft spoken and to far away from the mike for me to hear. I got the streaming video volume on max, my computer on max, still can’t hear.

  60. NorthShoreFan March 23, 2010 2:23 pm

    Kaz…#56..dey neva fire dat guy yet?…no can stand his comedy broadcast of a Wahine SB game…betta wam up da fingers … will be counting on your reports…

    #35…recruiting inner city kids may or may not yield the best student athlethes…remember this is for higher education. If these kids cannot meet UH entrance requirements they will not be pursued. BN was under orders to take care of things academically too.

    Aloha Coach Wheeler..we appreciate all the years of commitment to UH and the State of Hawaii. Good luck on your future endeavors.

  61. jm2375 March 23, 2010 2:23 pm

    anyone heard from bhf2 lately? do we need to send out another search party to keaau?

  62. LizKauai m/ March 23, 2010 2:29 pm

    #51 – A House- Sorabol. No can go wrong.

  63. Ralph March 23, 2010 2:31 pm

    BigHilo is probably in Kau checking out BIK and his Kau Pidgin. BigHilo thought he had the King’s pidgin – Hawaiian Creole, along comes BIK telling everyone that Kau has its own Hawaiian Kine Original pidgin.

  64. Ralph March 23, 2010 2:35 pm

    watching the Wahine NCAA bb tournament, lots of screens, drives, opening space for drives and passes, lots of basic stuff if UH did we could have been more competitive. I would have been happy if the UH team played as fast as these women do, exciting games.

  65. Slugger March 23, 2010 2:53 pm


    Liz is right: Sorabol. Dubu Jigae is one of my go-to-meals at Sorabol.


    I just had to turn up the sound (way up) when the interview started playing.

  66. Old Diver March 23, 2010 2:55 pm

    Regarding # 52

    In hindsight hiring Farmer was a big mistake. He did not recruit one player while he was here. If you don’t recruit then you have no business coaching college ball. Arnold fit the bill as someone who is familiar with current recruits, willing to accept a smaller salary, coached on the west coast and was an active coach and not selling barbecue equipment in Nevada for the last nine years.

  67. Old Diver March 23, 2010 3:08 pm

    Regarding # 35

    Al Davis and Artie Wilson were great basketball players for us but are not in the college basketball coaching business. Nash at first was bringing in those kids on the recommendation from past players who wanted to help him, but soon found out most of the recruits were just coming for the trip and those who committed weren’t very good. It was Nash’s choice to listen to his friends and while it helped cost him his job he was the head and he has to live with his decision. Point though is Al and Artie can talk all they want, they in fact have no clue how to make this a successful program.

  68. Garret March 23, 2010 3:26 pm

    Article about Miami’s WR situation mentions both Bess and RGM.

    Davone Bess: Who wouldn’t like Davone Bess? He works hard and runs good routes and unlike Ted Ginn has very good hands. What he lacks is explosive speed and the ability to make decent separation. When Tony Sparano talks about liking people at the position, there is no doubt Bess is one of those guys and truth be told, there is always a position on a team for a solid possession guy and that is what Bess is.

    Julius Pruitt, Taurus Johnson, and Ryan Grice-Mullen: These three round out the Dolphins current 8 man unit and none of these three are likely to touch the field of play. The Phins say they like what they have seen in Pruitt and Johnson but that is a far cry from saying that they will compete for a job and not just fill out a roster spot to push someone else.

  69. Garret March 23, 2010 4:05 pm

    The Pac-10 may be able to have a conference championship game even if they do not expand!

    As part of his conference’s ongoing expansion study, Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott has explored the possibility of staging a conference football championship game with the current membership of 10.

    Scott told that he has spoken to the commissioners of the Big Ten and Big East about the feasibility of a Pac-10 championship game with less than the NCAA-mandated 12 members. The Big Ten has 11 members. The Big East has eight.

    NCAA bylaw (c) states that a conference must have at least 12 members to stage a championship game. NCAA legislation would be needed to change that bylaw. Supposedly, such a change would be non-controversial.

  70. Garret March 23, 2010 4:07 pm

    The Pac-10 has been having trouble finding schools that would increase the revenue they earn per school…so, they are looking at getting the millions from a championship game without expanding.

    As expansion talk heats up, some college sources have said they have had a hard time finding value for the Pac-10 to expand by the two teams it would currently take to add a championship game. The far-flung league would have to divide revenue 12 ways instead of 10. A Big Ten championship game was estimated to be worth a total $12-$15 million to the conference. It’s not clear what such a Pac-10 game would be worth.

    The Pac-10 is still in the preliminary stages of addressing expansion but is at the point where it is ready to hire a TV consultant in the next 30-60 days, Scott said. Candidates met with Pac-10 presidents earlier this month in Los Angeles.

  71. Slugger March 23, 2010 4:13 pm

    There are assistant women’s volleyball and basketball coaching positions open at NAU.

  72. wafan March 23, 2010 4:17 pm


    Are you thinking of applying or recommending someone, Slugger?

  73. al March 23, 2010 5:07 pm

    ahouse….choi’s garden on rycroft street just off of sheridan st. near the old lunch house.

    good food over there.

  74. al March 23, 2010 5:19 pm

    #72 everytime she speaks of her former employer i think of pig guts.

  75. Jason March 23, 2010 5:30 pm

    I haven’t been to Sorabol in years, but its reputation precedes itself. And I second al’s recommendation of Choi’s Garden on Rycroft, I went there on his recommendation and they have good stuff. And this is coming from a Korean, mind you, I’m pretty picky cause I can always get the homemade stuff. 🙂

  76. Jason March 23, 2010 5:33 pm

    BTW, it’s called sundubu jjigae (or just sundubu), 순두부찌개. Dubu is Korean for tofu; sundubu is soft tofu. Jjigae is a Korean version of stew. And the stew bubbles because it is usually served in a stone pot (dolsot, 돌솥) that is piping hot.

    Man, I’m getting hungry.

  77. protector March 23, 2010 5:59 pm

    Mahalo Coach Wheeler for your service, efforts & loyalty to the UH Ohana.

  78. SteveM March 23, 2010 6:32 pm

    …even with bubbling tofu soup. 😐

  79. jm2375 March 23, 2010 6:55 pm

    slow day today.

    Sorry to hear about WOLA shutting down. Perhaps Coach Mack could find a place for Mr. Onosai?

  80. al March 23, 2010 7:47 pm

    whoa…all this talk about sundubu jjigae is making me hungry.
    …and i just had dinner.

    twice cooked shoyu chicken.
    salad w/boiled egg pietro’s dressing
    cold tofu.


    oh wait, the #2 made some quesadilla while we were waiting.

  81. al March 23, 2010 7:49 pm

    …and choi’s garden will lay out a dozen different side dishes.
    refill as need.
    bottomless rice bowl.

    their tableside yakiniku is awesome.
    the inside kalbi is as good as their premium kalbi.
    flap meat and all the good stuff is available even for the seafood lover.

  82. labratatouie March 23, 2010 8:18 pm

    Onosai could assist with the strength and conditioning.

  83. postmanke March 23, 2010 8:25 pm

    Thanks for everything coach Wheeler! Best of luck.

  84. Bigislandkurt March 23, 2010 8:30 pm

    I can truly appreciate the many beautiful hearts on this blog…including the blog host. I can feel your guys’ concern for Wheeler and surely appreciate your good-hearted suggestions about he being retained in the dept. There are good folks on this blog for sure.

    But folks, eventually gotta let go and Support Coach Gibb and his new program. It may not resemble anything close to what you have been used to for the past 20 years. Gotta move on..Sooner better than later, but that’s just my opinion. Everybody cope in their own time.

    INHO, time fo move one. By doing so, we make a tremendous statement: Go Coach Gib! We support you. Time for the new chapter of Rainbow Warrior hoops.

    Mahalo Wheeler.


  85. postmanke March 23, 2010 8:34 pm

    I like Gib Arnold. I think he will do a great job @ UH. He’s hip, he seems genuine and will continue to be a magnet to top talent – but i don’t trust him, someone please keep a eye on that guy!

  86. Slugger March 23, 2010 8:41 pm


    That’s na’au!

    There was actually a young man from Hawaii who’s last name was Na’u who went to NAU. During the freshman orientation, all they gave him was a hat.

  87. postmanke March 23, 2010 8:45 pm

    ok, so if JW was instrumental for bringing in all that talent mentioned above, I wanna know who in the world was responsible for bringing in Rogue Harris?

    was it a 2 for 1 Crosetti Speight – Rogue Harris deal?? what? even as a kid never really understood that deal..

  88. Jason March 23, 2010 8:46 pm

    Actually, al mentioning Choi’s yakiniku (which is REALLY good, they have nice quality meat) and banchan (side dishes) reminded me that I actually did try some of their jjigaes, and they didn’t impress me too much. Then again, my Mom’s jjigaes are really good, and the soups had cooled down by the time we ate them. (I think they give you a free bowl of jjigae if you order enough from their yakiniku menu, and so we were eating the meats instead of the soups. Or something like that, it’s been a while since that party.)

  89. expat March 23, 2010 9:03 pm

    That really is a shame about Word of Life. That is really tough for those kids – not to mention the teachers and the rest of the staff.

  90. Ralph March 23, 2010 9:08 pm

    next cc at Choi’s, or is it too pricey?

  91. tennis March 23, 2010 9:16 pm

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to start my own BlogEngine blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine example of it.

  92. Jason March 23, 2010 9:19 pm

    Don’t I owe you a meal, Ralph? Can’t remember if it’s lunch or dinner, but my treat.

  93. Ralph March 23, 2010 9:20 pm

    Can WOLA get charter school funding from the state, or separation of Church and State issue?

  94. jm2375 March 23, 2010 9:31 pm

    Ralph – DOE has a moratorium on new charter schools. I believe Laupahoehoe High was trying to get charter status but was turned down

    I’m all for a cc (I don’t mean chawan_cut) at Choi’s. Walking distance from work is always a good thing. 😀

  95. Da Punchbowl Kid March 23, 2010 9:51 pm

    Sorry to hear about WOLA!

    Joe Onosai is too talented to sit on the side for long. Maybe UH has a place for him.

    Hang in there Brother Joe! Our prayers go out to you and of the excellent WOLA ‘ohana.

  96. jm2375 March 23, 2010 9:52 pm


  97. Da Punchbowl Kid March 23, 2010 9:52 pm

    and all of*

  98. jm2375 March 23, 2010 9:52 pm

    niner niner

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  100. jm2375 March 23, 2010 9:53 pm

    nytal. i’m tired.

  101. Da Punchbowl Kid March 23, 2010 9:56 pm

    won oh tree

  102. Ralph March 23, 2010 9:56 pm

    Jason McDonald’s is fine with me. You can’t enter a horse race with a mule, the speed of the game was just too much for UH flex offense and transitioning defense. Watch any NCAA game in March Madness, men or women, the game is played quicker even in the half court offense, and team defense is a lot more physical than UH’s and there is someone on the shooter nearly all the time, something UH’s zone lacked.

  103. al March 23, 2010 9:57 pm



    you got my drift is all that matters.

  104. al March 23, 2010 9:58 pm

    one eye exam will more than cover one lunch special (under $10),

  105. Slugger March 23, 2010 10:01 pm


    I’ve had the sundubu jjigae at Choi’s and I think that Sorabol’s is a little better. The banchan items differ between the two restaurants, but about even.

  106. al March 23, 2010 10:05 pm

    j boy…i’ve been getting my fill of sundubu. the girl learned how to make it and i must say it was goooood.

    sweat on top of the head.

  107. Ralph March 23, 2010 10:06 pm

    Slugger, differ banchan items “but about even”, only in Hawaii do we get confused over food. Maintain we enjoy, be happy, and leave full.

  108. Slugger March 23, 2010 10:07 pm


    I haven’t been able to watch Coach Gib’s interview on the Warrior Beat show. The replay ‘mechanism’ isn’t working. Click the MENU button and nada.

    ST ~ Can we have the techs look at the problem, please?

    I have no opinion on Coach Gib until I can hear him via the WB interview. Thanks.

  109. Ralph March 23, 2010 10:08 pm

    what girl, you referring to your daughter as “the girl” and wifey as “da boss”.

  110. Ralph March 23, 2010 10:16 pm

    Slugger, coach Arnold is a good communicator, you’ll be please with his presence, compared to coach Mac, he could be Mr. Dale Carnegie himself. But can he coach as the head man, time will tell, in about 3 years, maybe sooner. He gets to give out 5 scholarships this recruiting round, and at least 5 next year. The ten scholarships should define his program, quality young players can compete in the WAC, especially if he recruits a few JUCO and the players currently on roster contributes next two years.

  111. Ralph March 23, 2010 10:19 pm

    St John’s offered Donovan out of Florida 3M to coach basketball, he turned them down, he makes 3.5 M per season already for the gators. So what are we paying Gib Arnold?

  112. Ralph March 23, 2010 10:22 pm

    Donovan probably pays more in taxes than what we offered Arnold.

  113. Slugger March 23, 2010 10:32 pm


    Arnold is making the same salary as Nash was, $240,000; it was in an article.

    We’ll need better conditioning if Gib is going to have more uptempo plays. Who handles conditioning for the basketball team? More running?

    NAU was offering $24,000-$25,000 for an assistant women’s basketball coach. I wonder what our assistants are making?

  114. al March 23, 2010 10:37 pm

    yes ralph.

  115. Ralph March 23, 2010 10:38 pm

    isn’t 25K at the poverty level for a family in Hawaii, a family of 4 I think.

  116. labratatouie March 23, 2010 10:40 pm

    Coach Gib is Mr Energy. He is wasting no time and is already seeking recruits.

  117. Slugger March 23, 2010 10:44 pm


    free throw
    free throw
    free throw


  118. Ralph March 23, 2010 11:41 pm

    Ganot has been a bb assistant only for 3 years, all at UH, after Nash promoted him from his Dir. of Operations duties. He did a lot of admin stuff at St. Mary’s and at UH, including some recruiting. At UH he was responsible for the guards, and I think our guard play stunk. I know he can’t dribble or shoot for them but their use of spacing, passing lanes, movement without the ball, etc. were lacking, and that’s coaching.

  119. Slugger March 23, 2010 11:56 pm

    It is slooooowwwww tonight.

    I gotta go… night y’all!

  120. el guapo March 24, 2010 12:29 am


    March 23rd, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    ok, so if JW was instrumental for bringing in all that talent mentioned above, I wanna know who in the world was responsible for bringing in Rogue Harris?

    was it a 2 for 1 Crosetti Speight – Rogue Harris deal?? what? even as a kid never really understood that deal..

    USF stopped basketball for a few years, can’t remember if it was voluntary or NCAA mandated, so the players could transfer and play right away. I recall that there was incidents involving Quintin Dailey. That was during Larry Little days, so Riley was here.

  121. wafan March 24, 2010 1:58 am

    Enjoy a great Hump Day everyone!

  122. wafan March 24, 2010 1:59 am

    Godspeed to Wheeler. Hope it turns out to be UH where you find your next success!

  123. wafan March 24, 2010 2:02 am

    Half day to get ready for student-led conferences all day tomorrow, tomorrow night, and Friday morning.

    Should be loads of fun. Especially for the kids who ignored my warnings and chose to behave foolishly. Their folks, if they show up at all, may be disgusted.

    One can only hope, anyhow.

  124. NYUH March 24, 2010 3:24 am

    Alabama officials disappointed in appeal outcome which includes “vacating” the win with Hawaii. Does Hawaii vacate the loss?

    Hawaii, Vanderbilt, Louisiana-Monroe, Duke, Mississippi and Florida International.

  125. Bulla March 24, 2010 4:21 am

    have a good day wafan 🙂

  126. Bulla March 24, 2010 4:21 am

    you too NYUH 🙂

  127. Garret March 24, 2010 4:27 am


    The games were *not* forfeited, which means that the losses to Alabama’s opponents are not overturned. So, officially no team won those games, but UH and the other opponents lost.

  128. Garret March 24, 2010 4:34 am

    Idaho never had

    The Idaho football program, which hasn’t played a non-Saturday regular-season game since 1960, will play two of them this fall.

    “One of the things I’m real excited about is getting the Friday night ESPN2 game here with Boise in the Dome,” Akey said. “That’s going to be a great four-hour commercial for the University of Idaho and it lets the entire nation see the Vandal-Boise rivalry. That’s a great thing.”

    At one point, Idaho will play three consecutive road games.

  129. Garret March 24, 2010 4:36 am

    I don’t know what happened to my post–I was trying to write:

    Idaho never had a non-Saturday regular-season game before, but they have 2 nationally televised non-Saturday games this season. They also have 3 straight road games on their schedule, with the 3rd of those road games being a WAC game.

  130. NYUH March 24, 2010 4:39 am

    Thanks Garrett,

    I can understand UH not getting a win, but its too bad it can’t take off the loss.

    Thanks Bulla! Its bright and sunny here in Manhattan.

  131. NYUH March 24, 2010 4:44 am

    Wafan, do you use a timer with your parent conferences?

    I was looking for Aloha Stadium in this but on second thought, that would not really be good advertising.

    Primetime Madness: College Football’s 10 Most Intimidating Night Venues

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  133. Garret March 24, 2010 5:35 am

    Notre Dame’s head coach kind of hints that they will be joining the Big 10.

    On Notre Dame’s independence vs. conference expansion: “At the end of the day, you love the independent status as it relates to football. Being able to play on the West Coast and the East Coast and not have to always play at those same destination stops. I think it’s great for everybody. Our fan base goes from coast to coast. If we can continue to do that, that would be a preference. But I’m a realist. We’re going to do what’s right for the University of Notre Dame.”

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  135. d1島 March 24, 2010 6:08 am

    Great Morning All!

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  137. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 24, 2010 7:04 am

    Time for a new blog – thus this post.

  138. d1島 March 24, 2010 7:17 am


    My understanding is the Warrior Beat is a (we)blog that is updated by posts from the host who, in turn, invites comments.

    I don’t think that your comment is asking that an entirely new blog be created as a result of Stephen posting that Bill Amis was the guest on the WB show. (but I have been wrong before)

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  140. TwinFallsSpud March 25, 2010 2:13 pm

    Being a closet UH fan, I wish the program the best of luck. I hope Coach Arnold hires some good recruiters, that will be key in being competitive in the WAC. He should hire J. Cyriac, who was the real recruiter at CSI (College of Southern Idaho). Cyriac was the best recruiter in JC basketball during his time at CSI. He was first on staff with Derrick Zeck and then stayed on to help Coach Arnold. I heard Cyriac got his college degree recently, so some lucky division one school will be picking him up. Cyriac was the main recruiter at CSI, not Zeck or Arnold. Too bad about Coach Wheeler, who is known as a very nice man and a real operator as a recruiter. Remember the pipeline he had to Saddleback College??? Too bad, they just won the California state JC championship and they have a good 6’10 big man that people are recruiting. Wheeler’s connection was his close friendship with Saddleback Coach Brummell, who has long since retired. I heard his Brummell’s son was on scholarship as a manager at UH. I’d hope that Arnold would keep Wheeler on as DOB, but it would only work if the coaches could keep their egos in check. And if things turn south, I’m sure that Coach Arnold doesn’t want his possible successor on his own staff. I never really understood why UH hired Nash and UH’s hiring of Coach Arnold is also surprising. Hopefully, it works out.

  141. TwinFallsSpud March 25, 2010 2:24 pm

    On another thread, someone mentioned Leonard Washington, who was asked to leave the program at USC by Kevin O’Neill. Trust me, you don’t want that maniac on the Islands. Bad person with a severe anger management problem. Floyd (as he is known to do at pretty much every campus he’s been to) sold his skimpy soul, to get SC winning. Especially when he took this bad apple. Guy started a major oncourt brawl in high school at the Reebok tournament in Las Vegas one July (I think it was the semi-finals, he suckerpunched someone) Floyd: Bad person, who was cheating all over the place. Buying players left and right. L. Washington is a major punk, who will cheapshot his own teammates. He’s really a bad kid, who has very little respect for people and causes trouble wherever he goes. He was the one who sucker-punched Blake Griffin’s Macadamia nutz. Trust me, UH doesn’t want Washington. He’d be a customer of Da Kine Bail Bonds within a month on Oahu.

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