Illinois hires Ohio’s John Groce as head basketball coach

So……John Groce abandons Ohio U for Illinois! Disappointing for sure, but he leaves a MAC school for the allure of the Big Ten–and a new arena being built in Champaign–AND $1.4 mill a year! That’s almost what he made in his entire 4 years in Athens!!

Who do the Bobcats go after as Groce’s replacement?? It would have to be someone with a winning spirit–and record, and someone who wouldn’t be lured away (again) by the big bucks; in other words, someone already independently wealthy. I’m thinkin’ Phil Jackson! He doesn’t need the money, he’s got nothing left to prove…I think he’d be ideal! But that’s me!