Friday, April 23, 2010

Notes from the Press Conference

(Photo, WVBR)
Below, some notes from today's press conference by the local media.
  • From WVBR, "Bill Courtney was named the 21st Men's Basketball Head Coach at Cornell University this afternoon. Courtney, 39, has never been a collegiate head coach, but does have a wealth of experience as an assistant the past 15 years. He brings with him a reputation of being a strong recruiter, and alluded to that at today's press conference calling himself a "relentless recruiter." Courtney also stated that the "best is yet to come" for the program, despite the fact that teams is losing several key seniors from a team that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. Courtney has no Ivy League ties, but played during his college career at Bucknell of the Patriot League, which maintains academic standards similar to those of the Ivy League."
  • From SlopeMedia via Twitter, "Solid press conference today. Bill Courtney seems like a stand-up guy. Looking forward to his tenure at Cornell. Expect big things."
  • Brian Delaney of the Ithaca Journal spoke with Courtney and reported the following via Twitter. "Key things from Bill Courtney presser: 1. He's hoping to get some Ivy experience on his staff. 2. He's calling all recruits today/tomorrow. 3. He wants to play fast, but not at the expense of his personnel. He'll adapt depending the level of athleticism. Andy Noel said he knew Courtney could flat-out recruit; but he dug thoroughly to make sure he was qualified in X's and O's, etc. Lastly, Courtney said he will call Donahue and begin picking his brain very soon. Noel said Courtney's deal is four years in length."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is now official: Back to reality.

Same will hold true for BC, Army, etc.