Originally Posted by Bay Ridge Jet
Doherty wouldnt help at all. No one, sans Calapari would really help the situation. Recruiting in NYC is a joke. The kid doesn't even pick anymore; its all about what his parents and coaches want out of the deal.
AAU teams are more powerful than the NCAA, its gotten to the point all of the coaches in the Big East recruit based on a single AAU team because if you try to develop a relationship with more than one AAU coach in NYC, you'll get blacklisted. The high school you play for has now become irrelevant.
Another problem SJU has is that it has dorms now. Instead of giving kids stipends they get free housing. The old players used to get cheap apartments near campus and pocket the rest of the cash.
Doherty is a great recruiter, he would have had alot more talent at SJU. he brought back ND w/ recruting and UNC won a National Title w/ his recruits.
Originally Posted by cr726
You are talking about the coach who took UNC to the NIT? He has been at 4 schools over the last 8 years, he would not of saved St. John's. He would of used St. John's like ND and jump ship as fast as possible.
The fall of St. Johns is a shame, hopefully they will bounce back, but the Big East is a tough league and having Gonzalez and Hill in their backyard doesn't help.
He was in a bad spot. Bill Guthridge did a poor job of recruiting so after the good players left after '01 Carolina had very little talent, they shouldn't have been 8-20 in '02 but they had very little talent. In '03 he led them to the NIT b/c Sean may got hurt, they were ranked pretty high early in the year and they had crushed Kansas who would go on to lose in the Title game.