University of Washington Mens Basketball Program has released head coach Lorenzo Romar. As the search for a replacement begins, can the University of Washington Men’s Basketball Program turn it around in the 2017-2018 season?
The University of Washington Huskies Men’s Basketball program was caught between a rock and a hard place over the fate of head coach Lorenzo Romar. Do nothing? The trend of the men’s basketball team has waxed increasingly worse, while the talent level on the team has seemingly become better.
Make a move? In that scenario, the team may end up playing more effectively, but the team runs the risk of losing the pipeline of some pretty good talent. Right now, the UW Men’s 2017 recruiting class is ranked very highly in the nation. Coaching changes place each commitment at risk of changing their minds.
So what did UW do?
Many are not surprised at the news. But the spiral downwards is not unique to this season. It’s been building for some time. The University seemed to accept the bad with the good in so much as Lorenzo Romar has had success bringing quality talent to the University. But when they arrive, they excel at scoring, and struggle to defend.
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As a compromise, we had even suggested that the team restructure the coaching responsibilities, limiting Romar to the face of the sidelines, and reinforce the team by bringing in a strong number two.
But the move has been made. And in the aftershocks, it seems that the team may not have a grip on Michael Porter Jr either.
This is a very fluid environment. We will bring you updates as they occur.