March 13, 2011
By Matt Winkeljohn
As the search begins for Georgia Tech’s next basketball coach, there is a long list of what you want in the man, although what matters more is what Dan Radakovich wants.
Feel free to send in your thoughts, but while you’re at it commit a little more thought to the matter than just saying you want someone who wins and does it the right way. That is way too easy for someone as bright as you.
Send me some ideas about how you would “sell” the job to candidates.
You’re going to have to work through – not around – the fact that Tech’s academic mission is rigidly adhered to, and that it will have an impact on the size of the pool from which you’ll be able to recruit.
That is far from a death sentence, though. Tech has so much to balance that out, not the least of which is being located in a vibrant city (although some haters will find ways to use location against the program), in a conference within hailing distance of once again becoming the nation’s best.
No need to go on because the point here is for you to go on, to take this task and run with it. What’s your pitch? Why is the Tech job a great job?
I could list several selling points right off the top of my head, but I want to hear whether my idea match yours, and how many of your thoughts surpass mine. That shouldn’t be difficult. You know the address: firstname.lastname@example.org.