Trent Johnson leaves dream job behind for LSU basketball

Pac-10 Coach of the Year in men's basketball didn't get the contract extension in time from Stanford

Trent Johnson may have been too honest for his own good, describing his situation at Stanford as his dream job and letting anyone within earshot know it.

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Posted by chris
a resident of University South
on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm

congratulations to Trent on getting a high-paying job;
a lot of people in this area can relate to that objective

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 9, 2008 at 5:35 pm

If only Monty had waited a week or so before signing at Cal. This is rather ironic.

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Posted by post lopez duet
a resident of Green Acres
on Apr 9, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Johnson and Montgomery knew that there was a big downside to Stanford's fortunes once the Lopez twins turned pro. Without super quick, athletic guards that can hit 3's in their sleep, and bruising post up inside leapers, there's no way the Cardinal will compete with the best of the Pac 10. Neither J or M could recruit with the effectiveness of other schools because of the Stanford admissions office mindset on "scholar athlete" model freshmen.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 9, 2008 at 8:02 pm

In the past Stanford has had great teams and great scholar-athletes - men and women.
It will again and more power to the University for sticking to its ideals.

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Posted by chris
a resident of University South
on Apr 10, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I don't think Stanford wants or needs a BB coach who is insulted if he isn't making $1.5M/year.

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Posted by SKC
a resident of another community
on Apr 11, 2008 at 5:45 pm

1.5 mil per year seems like poverty coaching pay in the Bay Area to me. Billy D is getting 3.5 mill per yer in cheap to live Gainesville,FL ...but does have a few NC rings to deserve to earn it.

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