What happened to Kentucky basketball?
Posted On June 18, 2021
Posted September 14, 2018 12:07:51 A few months ago, Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops said that he was not sure he was going to coach again.
He did say that he would be happy to coach at a Division I level again, but that wasn’t the case for a number of reasons.
Stoops was one of the top coaching candidates for a job at Missouri when the Tigers were in the midst of a four-year stretch that included a national championship run.
He had a great relationship with the Tigers’ athletic director, John Currie, and they worked together on the search for a new head coach.
That relationship led to the hiring of Bo Pelini, a coach who is well known for his work with the Kansas Jayhawks.
Stoels and Currie have had a good working relationship, and it was clear that the two wanted to do a lot more than just recruit a coach.
“We had a really good relationship, really good chemistry,” Currie told the Lexington Herald Leader.
“I think we both really like each other.
We talked a lot and he really likes Mark.”
And then there was the money.
Currie said he had “a lot of conversations with Mark about money,” but that the conversation wasn’t about how much money Stoops would pay for Stoops.
It was about whether or not Stoops wanted to stay in Kansas or whether he wanted to move to Missouri.
Currier said that the discussion wasn’t much more than that, and that there were other considerations.
Stoos was already considering Kansas a home.
He was also interested in Missouri, but had a lot of questions about the Missouri job, which was more difficult to find than the Kentucky job.
He decided to leave Kentucky because he didn’t want to go through the same process again.
“He’s a great person,” Currier told the Herald Leader after Stoops’ announcement.
“When I met him in August he had been to a couple of schools and we had a pretty good relationship.
Stoops has made it clear that he does not want to stay with the Wildcats, and Currier confirmed that the decision was not about money, but more about a desire to return to Kansas. “
But I felt like he was just not comfortable being here.”
Stoops has made it clear that he does not want to stay with the Wildcats, and Currier confirmed that the decision was not about money, but more about a desire to return to Kansas.
Curries statement said that “there is a big difference between the Missouri coaching staff and the Kentucky staff.”
That’s because Stoops is a great recruiter, and there is a huge difference between a top recruiting class in the nation and a top program in the Big 12 Conference.
Curri said that they had “good conversations” about the potential for Stoos to return.
That was the message Stoops delivered to Currie in August.
It seemed that Stoops thought that Kansas had a better chance to land him, but he didn