Hasta la Vista, Bill Carmody

By Ramzy Nasrallah on March 16, 2013 at 12:08p


Carmody was 191-204 in his tenure, but was unable to take the program to its first-ever NCAA tournament berth. Northwestern went to four consecutive NIT's prior to this season, when the Wildcats finished 13-18 overall and 4-14 in league play.

The frontrunner to replace Carmody, sources told CBSSports.com, is Duke assistant coach and Illinois native Chris Collins.

It's very unlikely Collins - or whomever Northwestern hires - will keep Carmody's system in place. So with that: R.I.P. B1G's-version-of-the-Princeton offense.

Comments Show All Comments

ATXbucknut's picture

Northwestern has a basketball team?

AJW_16's picture

Not surprising. Never really seemed to get his team over the hump. I have always felt bad for NW fans, as they are in this perpetual state of oh-so-close but never sealing the deal.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

Urbstache's picture

Eh...I understand it, but I'm not sure it's a coaching thing. I doubt the next guy takes them to the dance on a regular basis.

Urban Warfare

Smanpoint10's picture

He did well for them. they just need a change of pace

Bucks43201's picture

LOL @ this Carmody pic

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Buckeye Chuck's picture

It was time.
What Northwestern needs more than anything is to get one big name out of Chicago. A little momentum could do wonders for that program. No reason they couldn't have a run like DePaul did beginning in the late '70s.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Hovenaut's picture

He's begging for that index finger to be photoshopped.....


RedStorm45's picture

They had 7 scholarship players left at the end of this year.

Kurt's picture

There's no reason NW - a small private school - can't win in basketball.  There's plenty of reason NW - a small private school - can't win in football.  

BME_Buckeye's picture

You fire a guy after most of the team is injured, seems like a bad idea to me. This could back fire on NW. Anyone remember Glenn Mason at Minnesota....

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


Michael Citro's picture

That photo is begging to be a starter photoshop for a Smokin' Bill Carmody Tumblr.

Hovenaut's picture

Think the PSU loss to cap the schneid at the end of the season did him in. He was up against it going into the season, the Cats only had eight on scholarship I believe.

bukyze's picture

Sorry to see Bill go.  Was always hoping he would finally get them into the big dance.  Maybe the next coach can tap into some of the incredible talent around Chicago.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Usually hate to see someone loose their job but it was time. I'm hoping the next coach can get Nerdwestern to the big dance.

buckeyedude's picture

I'm not buying the "N'western sux because their academic standards are too high, making it difficult to recruit."
Their football team has been very competitive of late, and they have more players to recruit in football, than basketball.
I'm not saying it isn't much harder to recruit athletes at N'western, which it no doubt is. But if they can be competitive in football, why not basketball?