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Did K-State's AD chase Martin away?

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08:17 AM ET 03.27 | Frank Martin now has South Carolina on his mind, partly, it has been reported, due to a deteriorating relationship with AD John Currie. That sour relationship reached a breaking point during the NCAA Tournament, when Martin didn't agree with the way Currie handled the decision to hold senior Jamar Samuels out of a game against Syracuse, which K-State lost. Samuels, K-State sources said, was wired $200 by his former AAU coach. ... Martin said he didn't think Samuels did anything wrong and also said he played no part in the decision-making process. The situation upset Martin. He was so upset, the source close to Martin said, that he was ready to listen to South Carolina's offer.

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March 27, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Go Cyclones!

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March 27, 2012  08:39 AM ET

He must have been desperate to leave K State because the cupboard is bare down in Columbia.

March 27, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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Yes.Next question.

100% correct.

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March 27, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Don't want to start a big debate, but IMO, this is another example of the have's versus the have-nots. USC jr is in the SEC, and with that comes the $$ to pay up for facilities and coaches. Much like Arky, a school here can use the football revenue to build facilities and pay close to $3 million for a coach.

SEC basketball will come back because of this. Calipari, Donovan, Martin, Anderson, Grant.......getting to be a pretty good assembly of quality coaches in the league.

March 27, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Don't want to start a big debate, but IMO, this is another example of the have's versus the have-nots. USC jr is in the SEC, and with that comes the $$ to pay up for facilities and coaches. Much like Arky, a school here can use the football revenue to build facilities and pay close to $3 million for a coach. SEC basketball will come back because of this. Calipari, Donovan, Martin, Anderson, Grant.......getting to be a pretty good assembly of quality coaches in the league.

While the $$$ part may be true, me thinks Martin being pizzed at the AD and playing second fiddle to Kansas was the impetus to begin the exit as much as the attraction to USCe.

March 27, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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While the $$$ part may be true, me thinks Martin being pizzed at the AD and playing second fiddle to Kansas was the impetus to begin the exit as much as the attraction to USCe.

Totally agree, DC.....my point, SEC can attract better coaches than they deserve given the current level of competition (KY excluded) based on faciliites and $$ to pay $3 mill for a basketball coach.

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March 27, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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Totally agree, DC.....my point, SEC can attract better coaches than they deserve given the current level of competition (KY excluded) based on faciliites and $$ to pay $3 mill for a basketball coach.

Speaking of SEC coaches, are all those filled yet?

March 27, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Speaking of SEC coaches, are all those filled yet?

Moo State is open.......haven't heard many rumors there. More winning tradition that USC jr, but not as good in facilities. D2, you on here? anyone else hear any names associated with the Miss St job?

March 27, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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Moo State is open.......haven't heard many rumors there. More winning tradition that USC jr, but not as good in facilities. D2, you on here? anyone else hear any names associated with the Miss St job?

One of the UK assistants.

March 27, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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One of the UK assistants.

Worked in CFB for them

March 27, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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On another note, what is up with that coach on the CBS BB set that just stated on air that he paid kids cash? Like wow.

Not sure who you are talking about 06, but on Mikle & Mike in the Morning yesterday, they mentioned that none other than Frank Martin, the subject of this thread, said that he had paid players in college that had played for him in high school in Miami

March 27, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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I agree with WPS and Deep Creek. He was trying to get out of Dodge last year, just was not welcome there anymore.On another note, what is up with that coach on the CBS BB set that just stated on air that he paid kids cash? Like wow.

Frank Martin made those comments on the live BB broadcast over the weekend!!!

 
March 27, 2012  10:35 AM ET
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I agree with WPS and Deep Creek. He was trying to get out of Dodge last year, just was not welcome there anymore.On another note, what is up with that coach on the CBS BB set that just stated on air that he paid kids cash? Like wow.

Frank Martin made that comment on the live broadcast over the weekend!!!

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