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  Message Not Read  NIUís Montgomery out
   Posted: 1/3/2021 11:36:19 AM 
Release:

DeKALB, Ill. Ė Northern Illinois University will make a change in its menís basketball head coaching position and will separate from head coach Mark Montgomery effective immediately, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Sunday.

"We thank Coach Montgomery for his commitment to NIU and his efforts to advance NIU menís basketball over the last 10 seasons," Frazier said. ďWe wish him the best in the future."

Frazier said NIU will conduct a national search for a new head men's basketball coach

ďWe will be meticulous and efficient in finding the best person and coach to lead the Huskie menís basketball program going forward," he said.

Associate Head Coach Lamar Chapman will lead the team on an interim basis for the remainder of the 2021 season.

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Montgomery is a good guy. He raised the floor for that program for sure. Problem is, for them this is a move that probably could have happened three or four years ago. Given NIUís proximity to Chicago, the Huskies could always be a problem, they just donít recruit it well. Very interested to see what direction NIU goes. Would think coaches like EMUís Murphy and CMUís Davis are next. Murphy is in the last year of his contract and CMU keeps underachieving.
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  Message Not Read  RE: NIUís Montgomery out
   Posted: 1/4/2021 10:03:19 AM 
Very weird timing, and not only that you guarantee your program a virtual 0 percent chance at a MAC Title with the timing of the firing. Not one I would encourage, especially given the coaching pool will be deep and desperate to guarantee a job.
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  Message Not Read  RE: NIUís Montgomery out
   Posted: 1/4/2021 10:15:02 AM 
Buckeye to Bobcat wrote:
Very weird timing, and not only that you guarantee your program a virtual 0 percent chance at a MAC Title with the timing of the firing.


Their chance at a MAC title was less than 1% before the firing. But to your point, it was greater than 0%.

Last Edited: 1/4/2021 10:16:34 AM by bobcatsquared

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  Message Not Read  RE: NIUís Montgomery out
   Posted: 1/4/2021 11:31:52 AM 
Their AD is a wild man. A couple of years ago at Peden, he was continually offering his opinion on play calling to NIU's staff while roaming the sideline.

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