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Ignoring more recent data points to accept data points that fit a narrative

First people should renew their season tickets no matter what. The relatively small money coming in from tickets sales should have no impact upon the firing of a staff. The revenue growth potential far outweighs current revenue losses even if season ticket numbers went to $0. Also, the young women on our team deserve the support of the our fans.

No one can argue that CTT had an illustrious playing career. But she wasn't hired to play. She was hired to coach which she has done poorly, only being saved record wise by COVID blamed cancellation. Her greatest achievement was a 1st round pick in the WNBA draft. However, not only was that not her recruit (which is to be expected with the length of her tenure not yet equating 4 years) but that when said player was on her team as a senior Virginia had the worst record of any team over the past 4 years with an upcoming 1st round pick on their team (the Cal team we beat in 2018 in the NCAA tournament being 2nd worst at 20-13, our record at 13-17 during 19/20 with our first round pick). Her overall record of 25-41 (13-23 in ACC).

This could all be excused if recruiting was going well. But at no point has a major recruiting service seen one of our classes as top 25 worthy. Period. Even the much maligned Mike London was able to recruit.

Add in staff mismanagement (what happened with Jama Sharp, once a close CTT ally who stepped in as an AC only to find no spot for her on the staff later has made an impact in the coaching community), staff withdrawals (Monica being another example), and lackluster hires you must eventually see a disturbing trend of data points both subjective and objective that cannot be ignored. Choosing to look at data points that were created before a single recruit was born is at best short sighted and at worst stupidity.

(In response to this post by UVAFan2626)

Posted: 05/26/2021 at 11:12AM


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