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Casual Hoya 11 hours ago
Georgetown Hoyas Head Coaching Search: Thinking Outside the Box

Georgetown Hoyas Head Coaching Search: Thinking Outside the Box

It seems like most folks are coalescing around the following: If Shaka Smart is indeed off the table (and hopefully he is not), then the next targets are Danny Hurley (who seems to make sense, but is still a bit risky), Tom Crean (who has a much more consistent track record, but also has a punchable face), Jamion Christian (who is probably too green) and Patrick Ewing (if we want to stay in the family). Maybe the above summation makes sense, maybe it doesn’t. For now, in the interest of thoroughness, I think we should also consider looking at some of these names that have yet to be...
Casual Hoya 17 hours ago
Georgetown Hoyas Head Coaching Search: The Latest Rumors

Georgetown Hoyas Head Coaching Search: The Latest Rumors

There was a flurry of activity yesterday as Georgetown Athletic Director Lee Reed and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors Paul Tagliabue continue their pursuit of the Hoyas next coach. The first and most significant news was that per CBS Sports, Texas coach Shaka Smart and Notre Dame coach Mike Brey told Georgetown that they were not interested in leaving their current positions. FWIW, I’m told Georgetown is willing to pay big. Money will not be the reason anybody turns this job down. https://t.co/wFluwdooRM— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) March 28, 2017 Reaction: Good for Reed...
Casual Hoya Mar 28, 2017
Georgetown Hoyas Coaching Search: The Latest

Georgetown Hoyas Coaching Search: The Latest

It has been five days since Georgetown fired John Thompson III, and though we have precious little real information emanating from search for Georgetown’s next coach, this is what we know about the rumored candidates: Shaka Smart: - True or not, Shaka is rumored to be Georgetown’s #1 target. While he hasn’t issued a statement suggesting he is committed to Texas, there is this reasonably legitimate report from this morning suggesting he might be staying put. @ChipBrownHD says he's hearing #Georgetown is Shaka Smart's job if he wants it but shaka wants to stay at #Texas— Chris...
Casual Hoya Mar 27, 2017
Georgetown Hoyas Coaching Candidate: Tom Crean

Georgetown Hoyas Coaching Candidate: Tom Crean

Our Man Booker Award-winning coaching profile series rolls on with Tom Crean. Until about two weeks ago, Crean was the coach of Indiana, where he ran the storied Hoosier basketball program after previously serving as the head coach at Marquette. In Milwaukee, Crean took over a team that had slipped into mediocrity and guided the Golden Eagles (or whatever they were at the time) to five NCAA tournaments in nine seasons. Most famously, Crean coached Marquette, led by future Heatle Dwyane Wade, to the 2003 Final Four. Also notably, Crean’s teams didn’t suffer any slip after moving from...
Casual Hoya Mar 27, 2017
Georgetown Hoyas Coach Candidate: Ed Cooley

Georgetown Hoyas Coach Candidate: Ed Cooley

Next up in our award-winning series of profiles on head coaching candidates is a familiar face: current Providence Friars head coach Ed Cooley. It would be an interesting move to acquire a coach from within the Big East, as he would be more familiar than most other candidates with the Hoyas recent scheme and struggles. Cooley’s teams are unfailingly competitive and, as was the case this year, meet or outperform preseason expectations. After a four-year playing career at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, Cooley began his New England coaching journey with one-year assistant stops at...
Casual Hoya Mar 27, 2017
Georgetown Hoyas Coach Candidate: Patrick Ewing

Georgetown Hoyas Coach Candidate: Patrick Ewing

Next up in our Pullitzer-prize winning series of profiles concerning the head coaching candidates for the Georgetown Hoyas is Patrick Aloysius Ewing, first of his name. Ewing’s credentials for the position are well-known and numerous. He is the greatest player in Georgetown basketball history and the best player on a Hoya team that won the program’s only national championship and made three national finals. He is a two-time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame and an 11-time NBA All-Star. He has won multiple Oscars (in my mind anyway) for his roles in Space Jam in a Snickers...
Casual Hoya Mar 26, 2017
Georgetown Hoyas Coaching Search: What You Need To Know

Georgetown Hoyas Coaching Search: What You Need To Know

As the world is now aware, John Thompson III was fired by Georgetown’s Board of Directors on March 23rd. In the days following this news, we previewed a number of possible candidates for the position, including Shaka Smart, Mike Brey, Danny Hurley, Tommy Amaker and Richard Pitino. We chose these individuals for these brief blurbs because these are the individuals whose names have been associated with the position, mostly from what the fans want and from media speculation. It is this speculation that I want to touch on here because if there’s one thing you need to know when it comes to...
Casual Hoya Mar 25, 2017
Georgetown Head Coach Candidate: Danny Hurley

Georgetown Head Coach Candidate: Danny Hurley

Next up in our award-winning series is current Rhode Island head coach Danny Hurley. The younger brother of Bobby and son of legendary High School coach Bob Sr., Hurley has shown the ability to not only coach winning teams,, but build programs. While Georgetown isn’t a teardown situation, there is potentially plenty of work for any coach entering. The Hoyas are coming off back-to-back losing seasons and, for now, only have eight players on scholarship for the 2017-18 season. Let’s start from the beginning. This Hurley knows the Big East vibe from his playing days at Seton Hall...
Casual Hoya Mar 24, 2017
HOYAS PODCAST: What Happened, What’s Next

HOYAS PODCAST: What Happened, What’s Next

How many people does it take to talk out all that went down Thursday with the Georgetown men’s basketball team? Apparently three as Casual Hoya, Ben Standig and Bobby Bancroft went through the ouster of John Thompson III, behind the scene details, potential coaching candidates and more.
Casual Hoya Mar 23, 2017
Sources: Candidates Emerging for Hoyas Opening

Sources: Candidates Emerging for Hoyas Opening

Tommy Amaker, Shaka Smart among names mentioned as potential replacements for John Thompson III It goes without saying that March 23, 2017 won’t ever be viewed as just a normal day on the Hilltop. As first reported by Casual Hoya and Ben Standig, John Thompson III is out as the Georgetown men’s basketball coach after 13 seasons. The university confirmed the change shortly thereafter. What’s unknown is what happens next. Crazy as it sounds, somebody else will take over the program and presumably that person will not have the last name Thompson. That person will conduct practices in...
Casual Hoya Mar 23, 2017
Developing: John Thompson III Will Not Return as Head Coach of Georgetown

Developing: John Thompson III Will Not Return as Head Coach of Georgetown

John Thompson III will not return as the head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, multiple sources tell Casual Hoya. Though nothing has been officially confirmed, there are conflicting reports as to whether he offered his resignation or was fired by the Board this morning. More on this situation as it develops.
Casual Hoya Mar 23, 2017
Georgetown Offers JUCO PF Bruce Stevens

Georgetown Offers JUCO PF Bruce Stevens

Per @SportsManCave, Georgetown has offered 2017 PF Bruce Stevens, who currently plays for Jones County Junior College in Mississippi. Georgetown has offered 2017 Jones County JC (MS) Forward Bruce Stevens— Shoot The Jay (@SportsManCave) March 23, 2017 Stevens is listed at 6’8”, 257 pounds and averaged 16 points and nearly 12 rebounds per game for the Bobcats last season. As the Hoyas currently have just 8 players under scholarship next season, the staff will likely need to fill the remaining spots with JUCOs, grad transfers, and any remaining 2017 players that have yet to commit....
Casual Hoya Mar 22, 2017
JT3 Must Resign to Save Georgetown Basketball

JT3 Must Resign to Save Georgetown Basketball

Is this some cruel joke? I apologize in advance if (m)any of these points were already on this website, but candidly, I haven't had much interest in writing about the Hoyas over the past few years. Yes, I know, odd behavior from an original cast member of the site, but not as odd as the current situation brewing on the Hilltop. To put it simply, it is beyond my comprehension that anyone in their right minds, outside of the Thompson family, is arguing for having John Thompson III back as head basketball coach for another year. Let's take away all of the emotion and just work off of facts...
Casual Hoya Mar 21, 2017
L.J. Peak Leaves Georgetown, Declares for NBA Draft

L.J. Peak Leaves Georgetown, Declares for NBA Draft

Georgetown junior wing L.J. Peak has decided to forego his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft. He averaged 16.3 points and 3.8 rebounds for the Hoyas during his junior year. Georgetown's LJ Peak is forgoing his senior season, intends to sign with agent, sources told ESPN. Gets worse... https://t.co/iTg9DBYzkU— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 21, 2017 This news comes as no surprise to most Hoyas fans, as Peak recently welcomed a child into his life and frankly had no reason to return to school for his senior season. Best of luck to L.J. and hopefully we’ll be able to...
Casual Hoya Mar 20, 2017
Reggie Williams: “In My Opinion We Need To Make a Change.”

Reggie Williams: “In My Opinion We Need To Make a Change.”

Former Hoya greats Reggie Williams and Michael Graham sat down together for Williams’ “Fire and Ice” radio show on the WBGR Network and discussed the current state of the Hoyas program. Their comments on Georgetown, which begin at the 42 minute mark, are particularly disheartening for any alum of the school and fan of the program. Check it out below:
Casual Hoya Mar 17, 2017
Reaction to Voice Editorial: Need for Change in Basketball Leadership

Reaction to Voice Editorial: Need for Change in Basketball Leadership

In today’s print issue of The Georgetown Voice, their Editorial Board put forth an articulate critique of the administration’s communication practices and the perceived lack of accountability within the basketball program. The entire piece, entitled Change Needed in Basketball Leadership, is available on their site. I strongly recommend that you take the time to read the full text, as it is well-reasoned and comprehensive. Here are a couple of excerpts: “We were encouraged last year by the apparent recognition on the part of the coaching staff that the Hoyas needed to make...
Casual Hoya Mar 14, 2017
Bloomberg: FGCU & Cinderellas Capitalize Off March Madness Upsets

Bloomberg: FGCU & Cinderellas Capitalize Off March Madness Upsets

They should send Georgetown a thank you note. Thanks to wadetandy for bringing this story to our attention. What a fine way to mark the impending four-year anniversary of the most gut-wrenching moment in recent basketball history. It’s not as though Georgetown fans are coping with any other wonderful recent revelations on this fine, snowy day. Before we get started, a brief word from Kevin McCallister: It looks like the Hoyas are having a positive impact on the world of college athletics, extending far beyond the boundaries of our own campus. Bloomberg published a piece yesterday...
Casual Hoya Mar 13, 2017
Report: Trey Mourning to Transfer from Georgetown

Report: Trey Mourning to Transfer from Georgetown

The Hits Keep Freaking Coming Citing unnamed sources, local reporter Brandy Simms has tweeted that Trey Mourning plans to transfer from Georgetown. This would appear to confirm rumblings around the Hoyasphere of Alonzo III’s departure. Mourning would depart having seen little playing time over three years as a Hoya. Trey played averaged less than a point and a rebound per game at Georgetown, frequently being confined to a clean-up role at the end of one-sided games. He showed skill in those limited appearances, memorably hitting a couple of jumpers in a narrow loss to Duke in his...
Casual Hoya Mar 12, 2017
Selection Sunday 2017: Time, TV channel, and live stream for bracket announcement

Selection Sunday 2017: Time, TV channel, and live stream for bracket announcement

Don’t look now, but the Big East may send 7 teams dancing. It’s Selection Sunday! Oh boy! For the third time in four years, the Hoyas are out of the conversation. Ain’t life grand? You can pretend that you don’t care about the NCAA Tournament or say that you’ve got something more important to do this afternoon, but the siren call of March basketball persists. This is the place to vent when it takes two hours to reveal a bracket that may leak on the internet before the announcement even begins. The Selection Show begins at 5:30pm EST on CBS and will also be streaming live on...
Casual Hoya Mar 11, 2017
Report: Hoyas Commit Tremont Waters Wants Out

Report: Hoyas Commit Tremont Waters Wants Out

The 2016-17 season is over, but apparently, the Georgetown Hoyas are still losing. Point guard Tremont Waters, the centerpiece of Georgetown’s 2017 recruiting class, doesn’t want to show up on the Hilltop after all, according to a report from ESPN. ESPN 100 PG Tremont Waters has requested a release from Georgetown per his father.— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) March 12, 2017 Waters is a top PG & one of the most skilled players in the national class of 2017.— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) March 12, 2017 The Connecticut native, ranked 33d among the 2017 class by...

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