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I see that Josh Pastner (HC GA Tech, formerly Memphis) has been accused of being involved in an extra benefits situation while at both schools.  GT has self-reported both violations and indefinitely suspended both players.  He was trained by Calipari, so no surprise here.

Could this be unfortunate timing for Price to have a good year?  Would GT be interested in a HC/PG combo deal?  I am sure he is going to appreciate the NNN protesters at his games.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/columnists/geoff-calkins/2017/11/07/josh-pastner-georgia-tech-memphis-tigers-extra-benefits-markel-crawford/839231001/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomcollegemensbasketball-topstories%3Fsrc%3Drss
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Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 01:40:14 pm
Good follow up by Gary Parrish. Accuser Ron Bell comes across as somewhat looney.

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Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 02:03:11 pm
I'd say tread lightly around the mens hoops program.  I hope none of our fans are dumb enough to make price feel unwelcome. 
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Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 02:35:39 pm
I'd say tread lightly around the mens hoops program.  I hope none of our fans are dumb enough to make price feel unwelcome.

I'm inclined to agree.  Of course for all we know, Mark may be fed up with Judy by now too.  Perhaps the disapproval of Judy should be demonstrated at a women's basketball game. 
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Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 02:45:37 pm
Agreed !


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Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 02:48:36 pm
I'd say tread lightly around the mens hoops program.  I hope none of our fans are dumb enough to make price feel unwelcome.

I'm inclined to agree.  Of course for all we know, Mark may be fed up with Judy by now too.  Perhaps the disapproval of Judy should be demonstrated at a women's basketball game.
Welp, she would be there and so would security so......I don't know what would happen, but whoever wants to take one for the team, go ahead.


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Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 03:00:39 pm
I see that Josh Pastner (HC GA Tech, formerly Memphis) has been accused of being involved in an extra benefits situation while at both schools.  GT has self-reported both violations and indefinitely suspended both players.  He was trained by Calipari, so no surprise here.

Could this be unfortunate timing for Price to have a good year?  Would GT be interested in a HC/PG combo deal?  I am sure he is going to appreciate the NNN protesters at his games.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/columnists/geoff-calkins/2017/11/07/josh-pastner-georgia-tech-memphis-tigers-extra-benefits-markel-crawford/839231001/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomcollegemensbasketball-topstories%3Fsrc%3Drss

Outside of the anti-Judy airplane banner who has been protesting at football games?


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Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 03:37:02 pm
I see that Josh Pastner (HC GA Tech, formerly Memphis) has been accused of being involved in an extra benefits situation while at both schools.  GT has self-reported both violations and indefinitely suspended both players.  He was trained by Calipari, so no surprise here.

Could this be unfortunate timing for Price to have a good year?  Would GT be interested in a HC/PG combo deal?  I am sure he is going to appreciate the NNN protesters at his games.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/columnists/geoff-calkins/2017/11/07/josh-pastner-georgia-tech-memphis-tigers-extra-benefits-markel-crawford/839231001/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomcollegemensbasketball-topstories%3Fsrc%3Drss

Outside of the anti-Judy airplane banner who has been protesting at football games?
There is discussion in another thread from yesterday about protesting at basketball games once football season ends.  I feel that will be counterproductive.
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Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 03:47:43 pm
I see that Josh Pastner (HC GA Tech, formerly Memphis) has been accused of being involved in an extra benefits situation while at both schools.  GT has self-reported both violations and indefinitely suspended both players.  He was trained by Calipari, so no surprise here.

Could this be unfortunate timing for Price to have a good year?  Would GT be interested in a HC/PG combo deal?  I am sure he is going to appreciate the NNN protesters at his games.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/columnists/geoff-calkins/2017/11/07/josh-pastner-georgia-tech-memphis-tigers-extra-benefits-markel-crawford/839231001/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomcollegemensbasketball-topstories%3Fsrc%3Drss

Outside of the anti-Judy airplane banner who has been protesting at football games?
There is discussion in another thread from yesterday about protesting at basketball games once football season ends.  I feel that will be counterproductive.

It would be, and patently unfair to Price and the team, not to mention our school as a whole.
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Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 04:56:05 pm
After reading Parrish's piece, plus another by Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports, gotta doubt the $1,275 worth of "gifts" provided by Bell are going to result in a coaching change at GT.

Of course, having players questioned by the Chinese police doesn't help anything, though it was the UCLA players who were ultimately arrested!

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Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 06:25:42 pm
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All this because Pastner apparently trusted the wrong man and then forgot to call him on his birthday.
I think Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports missed the part where the gifts were inappropriate.
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Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 07:45:41 pm
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All this because Pastner apparently trusted the wrong man and then forgot to call him on his birthday.
I think Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports missed the part where the gifts were inappropriate.

He actually touched on that quite a bit.
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I As is often the case with tales of college basketball’s sordid underbelly, nobody emerges from this story looking good.

Pastner, long hailed as one of college basketball’s most squeaky clean coaches, now will have his name dragged through the mud. At best he provided a man of questionable character access to his program at Georgia Tech and Memphis. At worst he knowingly orchestrated a scheme to provide impermissible benefits to some of his top players in hopes it would help keep them from transferring.

Okogie and Jackson aren’t wholly blameless here either. They know what’s permissible under NCAA rules, yet they jeopardized their own seasons and that of their team by accepting benefits in violation of those bylaws.

Worst of all is Bell, who comes across as a petty, vindictive shakedown artist. When he’s unable to extort Pastner into paying for his silence, he instead threatens to try to ruin the coach’s career by outing him to the NCAA.
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