A source close to the Eastern Washington University men’s basketball program confirmed Saturday morning an earlier rumor that Eagles assistant Craig Ehlo has accepted a coaching job with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.It's definitely a big blow for Coach Hayford, who talked before the year about how nice it was to have three assistants. It is a bush league move by Ehlo, though you can understand the allure of the NBA.
Here's hoping Coach Hayford doesn't miss a beat.
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Your post is bush league. He's probably getting paid at least double what he was at Eastern and he will have a future in the NBA. It is easy to pass judgment when you're not in that situation. You would probably make the same call as with the hundred percent of the people presented with the same option. please.ReplyDelete
He'll be making a lot more money than he would at EWU -- but it's still a bush league move. You just don't quit an assistant coaching job during the season itself. It's a rotten thing to do to the players. It's a rotten thing to do with the head coach. And it's a rotten thing to do to the school. It's kind of an "unwritten" kind of rule that most coaches adhere to.ReplyDelete
You may be right, but the fact is he committed to being an assistant coach at Eastern Washington and was given a job by Coach Hayford and the EWU staff, and he up and left in the middle of the season for greener pastures. That is our society today, committed unless something better comes along. If he makes this move after the season, I totally understand.ReplyDelete
Now, if he specifically had some type of clause in his contract that says he is free to leave if an NBA team offers him a job, then I would take back my comment. But assuming that is not the case, I stand by that what Ehlo did is something you should not do, extra money or not.
Please. Fans need to get over this "loyalty" bs. Coaches run off players, AD's fire coaches but stupid fans will cry when a player leaves or a coach leaves when it is best for THEM. Fans don't defend the player that is told to leave or the coach that is told to resign. Good for Ehlo!ReplyDelete
In most cases, you're talking about a situation which occurs AFTER the season is completed. I've seen situations where players have quit a team immediately before a season. Sure, it's their right to do so, but it's a wormy thing to do. Coaches can't go out and immediately re-recruit after a school year has started.ReplyDelete
Ehlo has every right to take another job. Who is EWU going to get to replace him at this point? No other assistant from the college ranks is going to jump ship during a season itself, and frankly, I wouldn't want somebody who did. EWU is going to be short handed, and there will be a lot of extra hours to cover Ehlo's job. Hopefully there's a grad assistant they can pick up to help them out.
Completely Busch League.ReplyDelete
Interesting comments. Let me get this straight. Ehlo has the chance to move from being the third ranking coach (of four) for a middling program (at best) in a one-bid conference that is irrelevant on the national stage to a position in the NBA that will more than double his pay, returns him to where he had his greatest career success and allows him to coach with the best athletes in the world. I can't believe he would leave Eastern! People on this blog could only dream of having such an opportunity/decision to make so it is easy to armchair quarterback.ReplyDelete
Looks like he is staying. Still a bush league thing to even consider.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the link, very interesting... looks like he interviewed, and just didn't get the job, so was kinda forced to stay...ReplyDelete
Good to see he is staying around!ReplyDelete