Shaka Smart Turns Down Illinois

March 21, 2012 at 1:49p    by Ramzy Nasrallah    


Irricoir's picture

Why should he be under any pressure other than to hire the best coach who gives you the best possibility to win a national championship?

I don't always take names when I kick ass but when I do, they most often belong to a Wolverine.

Denny's picture

lol, Illinois is screwed.


BrewstersMillions's picture

The most delusional fan base in the B1G Basketball scene. I couldn't enjoy this anymore than I do right now. I know a slew of Illinois alums who still claim Bill Self made a 'lateral' move when he left Illinois for Kansas. Even better-a guy doesn't want to leave a mid major for what Illinois fans consider a "Top 5 job" in the country.


Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

SouthernBuck's picture

Ha!  it might be a top five job in the B1G....?

Nick's picture

Ya I would say #5 maybe.


1. Ohio State

2. Michigan State

3. Indiana

4. Wisconsin

5. Illinois


Wiscy/Illinois could swap, I still say OSU is the best because we have everything in place, including big time money, and the pressure isn't nearly as high as MSU or IU.