Advertiser writers Dayton Morinaga and Ferd Lewis are reporting that Gib Arnold is expected to be named the new UH head basketball coach, as soon as tomorrow.
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The Board of Regents’ instructions were very specific: The athletic department should be run like a business.
As a result, five-year plans are being crafted, buzz words such as “under-funded” have replaced “debt” in power-point presentations, and Bob Nash was not retained as head basketball coach. Business decision, you know.
And because the coaching change was a business decision — and, not, say, a basketball decision — it makes sense that an advisory committee contains key business leaders.
Which brings us to this: Which of the interviewed candidates would be best for business?
Which hire will boost preseason ticket sales? Who can bring in supplemental money, such as through sponsors or lucrative shoe deals? For instance, football coach Greg McMackin was instrumental in UH’s deal with UnderArmour.
It will be interesting to see how the next hire will impact the bottom line.
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Who wants tickets to Saturday’s baseball game?
Just post: I’m lovin’ March Madness
Avis will pick a winner tonight.