I was checking out The Post's columnist Bernie Miklasz's column about SIU's basketball team this morning. It reminded me about his last column published in the Southern Illinoisan "Bernie Bits from Arch Madness: SIUC needs to pull out all stops to keep Lowery." In there somewhere, Miklasz says, "Memo to the wealthy SIUC alums: Get out the checkbook. Keep your coach."
I don't think that SIU should worry about letting Lowery go. He inherited Bruce Weber's recruits and system, he didn't recruit any of SIU's big time players, he just lost a game to Creighton where he was out coached. He is OK, but anyone could have done just as well. I agree that he has some accomplishments, but it is from being in the right place, at the right time.
If Lowery leaves, it is clear that a revolving door works for coaches. There are lots of other choices. Maybe promote an assistant. It looks like SIU basketball is lined up for success no matter who is coach. The next guy will get just as lucky or more, so why keep the known guy for big bucks?
Your comments are welcome.