Sunday, May 04, 2008

Cragg for AD? Seriously?

When I saw Cragg mentioned among a list of candidates to be Duke's new AD I didn't think much of it, but apparently he's trying to get the job (from the Seattle Times). Um, yeah, this isn't necessarily what you would call a change from Alleva. But I'm sure he has K's support.

Cragg out of AD hunt, Moos not contacted
Mike Cragg, a 1986 graduate of Washington who is an associate athletic director at Duke, said Friday he will not be a candidate for the Huskies' vacant athletic-director job.
Cragg said he is instead focusing his energies on attempting to become the new AD at Duke, where he has worked since 1987. That job is open after Joe Alleva recently left to take the same position at LSU.
Cragg, a native of Yakima, applied for the UW job in 2004 and had said in December he would like to be considered this time. But now, with the Duke opening, he said "the timing is just not right" to jump into the mix at UW.


Big Daddy said...

To turn down even the chance at UW must mean that he thinks he has a pretty good shot at getting the Duke job. Not really what I was hoping, but then again I don't know a lot about the AD world enough to know who we could/should get.

Head Dude you must be excited about the prospect of your Mavs getting Rick Carlisle right?

Head Dude said...

I'm ambivalent towards Carlisle, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. He's a decent offense/defense coach without being a specialist in either, though at least he runs a motion offense, which will be much better for Kidd than constant isolations.
D'Antoni is intriguing but not the right guy, and though I think Cuban's top choice is Donnie Nelson, he's not interested in giving up the GM job.
So all things considered, Carlisle at least has shown an ability to win.

The Dude said...

does that mean Sparky gets the Assistant AD gig?