I thought I’d compare Lutz to some of his peers, maybe I picked fair comparisons, maybe not. Tried to pick similar age and tenure, school focus on hoops, similar conf affiliation, and equal program scope who have had some success. I’d say Jerry Wainwright is very similar to Lutz consistency wise. I wanted to include Greg Marshal, but people would put down his accomplishments at Winthrop and the Big South, so he is ommitted. Mike Anderen at UAB comes to mind too, but he left for Mizzou.
Bob Huggins - Cincy/KSU/WVU
Phil Martelli (had some awful yrs 97-99 at St Joes)
Tom Crean - Marq
Jerry Wainwright - UNCW - Depaul
Dana Altman - Creighton (wow)
I don’t have a problem if every 4 years we reboot and go 14-16, but this will be 4 yrs in a row of non NCAA play. Lutz is 54-47 since joining the A10. [U][B]At this current rate, we will be sub .500 since joining the A10.[/B][/U] :unhappy:
Why the hell is there such a disparity from the first half of his tenure vs the second half???
I would hope Lutz for the good of the program resigns if he can’t get this year turned around- we can’t afford a buyout. I still also believe he is often handcuffed by Judy, and the industry knows her reputation doing this to him. I know the green Koolaid gang denies that- but its true. I fear the only coach willing to come here-- would be desperate. If Lutz is gone, our choices are green 33 yr old rookie, or retread 55 yr old.
*disclaimer, I love Lutz but something has got to give.