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Doesn't Delaware have a practice gym? When were they ever "hot" ? Same for UMass. I seriously doubt the horrible in game coach thats named Kelloog sparks the movement for a practice gym at umass. Heck, unless you are Coach K, I doubt many coaches hold much water vs the AD when it comes to building anything for the bball teams. Coaches come and go, especially at the A10 level. Caberra and Brad will build a practice gym for the student athletes benefit, not b/c we have a good coach.
I suggest you check out Delaware's balance sheet and get back to us. They are in a totally different situation financially where a practice facility is really not a planning or funding issue. More importantly you have to look beyond a basketball facility to see how they view athletics. Given their size and availability of funding - they have decided to remain in CAA football when their profile could have supported moving up to FBS. Yet they have remained in the CAA. Soooooo.......how much do you think they care about athletics given they are a football first school.
Your last statement is correct - and I think Cabrera and Brad Edwards will build a practice facility for the benefit of the student athletes just like they renovated the Field House and will build a new baseball facility and make enhancements to the Pat Dome.
I never said their intentions or plans were driven by a shitty coach and previous AD - BUT - and this is a very important BUT - That crappy coach and AD DOES impact their ability to raise money for it.