More pro-Doherty comments are filtering in. The lastest FrontBurnervian passes along this informative profile of Doherty. The article is only a couple of months old, focusing on Doherty’s making the most of his second chance at FAU. There’s also this intelligent look at what executive management seminars did for Doherty the coach and Doherty the person. I’m back to my origianl thinking: SMU should give him a go, if he’ll let them. More from the FrontBurnervian after the jump:
The Frontburnervian who weighed in against Doherty needs to take off his Duke blue tinted glasses. Sure, Doherty had issues at North Carolina with his management style and out of control at times anger. He was also the coach who in March of 2001 was named the 2001 AP National Coach of the Year after his first season at UNC, and was the coach who recruited the three players, Sean May, Raymond Felton, and Rashad McCants (3 NBA lottery picks last spring) who formed the core of Roy Williams UNC team last spring that won the National Title.
I am a Kansas graduate (1980) and a huge college b-ball fan. Doherty was for 7 years the top assistant at KU under Roy Williams. He was also a starter on the 1982 UNC team coached by Dean Smith that won a National title. (Another starter was some guy named Jordan) Prior to his disastrous last season at UNC he had been a winner everywhere he went. At UNC as a player, At KU as a top assistant, and Notre Dame as the head coach for one season before going to UNC. Doherty has spent the last couple of years figuring out what went wrong and how to improve as a person and a coach. SMU would be very lucky to get him.