18 Burst results for "Russell Turner"

"russell turner" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:38 min | 2 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Road went to my four years how much are you had thirteen with us a little under four years or the west coast covers us the second thing people don't give battle respect awfully similar is it's not a conference in the very good seasonally when you look at it send this by the way Russell Turner has played a phenomenal schedule but you look over the course of a who the boy cal state Fullerton in there they're just Santa Barbara which we played a couple times your last couple years Long Beach state Northridge's inducements pretty good basketball unit leaves here in in recent years hello the way they are deshawn towards political editor through a couple of years ago when we talk to people posted delivers and he's talked about kind of committing himself going into his junior season really kind of buckling down a nutritionally how it worked out the weight room confidence is built for the off season and you could tell just even in two bowl games or four for you different level is your I think really that's what's races game and that was a mature guy talking to search for the game the other night mark we're talking about diet and you know and and taking better care of myself that's that's usually are some guys don't get to that for twenty five or thirty he's only twenty twenty one year old guy already sure enough to believe and see how they can help and you know we're leaving on Sunday to go to Vegas a few days there also are involved in fact this team here tonight is actually part of that MGM resorts medium you want him talk about to buy stuff if you just raise the white blood overall of legacy players on world peace water world peace place for this the whole team and also you remember this is a user roughly all right with Christian who was a phenomenal player university of Washington they're also leaving for you to the state he was a couple years older than me I was high school college actually when I was in Europe he was a big name over there in Europe after his NBA career was over time is almost forty years old the first two games we really haven't seen the boss that was really going to challenge them in the tonight the Lucchesi words Dallas Walton caller very able to tie them up because I was gonna be game played out this is not a.

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"russell turner" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Exam required to qualify. The Stephen a Smith show. I saw the news about Tom is up yelling at his players. I swear to you know, what y'all don't get your act together. I just don't know what the hell among people everywhere. Will you stand the hell up stop being a bunch of wusses he yelled at one of his plays. He got in their face and that is called for national headlines. What the hell is wrong with y'all. The Stephen a Smith show weekdays at one on ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Will Cain show dealing with Brian James like dealing with the government. I mean, there's so many people so many agencies so many spokesman so many back channels. How do you know what's ever true? There's so many voices from within the same house in the White House in the executive branch in the legislative judicial and executive branch. I'll put together who knows Rich Paul. You know, I don't know somebody from the Lakers. No, it's gotta be deleted somebody from this team or that team Pell. He's got fifteen different Sarah gets out there. They can say post like that could really help who knows what to believe. So you gotta be skeptical of everything the timing and the bureaucracy that is LeBron James in most important, perhaps reason that I cannot fight it up. Can't laugh it up is the strength of the state. The exaggeration. Came show weekdays at three eastern on ESPN radio and on the ESPN app. This is wing of UC. Irvine ant eaters won their first round game. And then they played Oregon in their second round game. Russell Turner the UC.

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"russell turner" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

03:10 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"They're following up on leads founded an industrial part of Compton where the body of a fifteen year old girl was found are also talking to the teens friend who was with her Friday. Samantha boosts does had told her mom. She was sleeping over at the friends house. But they went to party relatives told KTLA they spent the weekend looking for boost does drove around everywhere looking for her nothing. I was wrong. Who's does was reported missing Sunday. Her body was found early Monday morning. Detectives say they believe she was killed sometime Saturday night, the second depth of a man at the apartment of democrat donor, Ed buck in West Hollywood has been ruled accidental LA county coroner found fifty five year old Timothy dean died of a methamphetamine and phetamine overdose. In January deans friend. Walter Harris says he's not surprised by the coroner's decision. But still believes buck is responsible. I believe that something happened that that shouldn't have happened. I not be didn't go there to die. Twenty six year old man Mel more also died of a meth meth overdose in bucks apartment. Buck was investigated last summer, but prosecutors declined to file charges activists have been pushing for buck to be prosecuted, Southern California Edison is facing a hundred sixteen thousand dollar fine for violating federal requirements. It's in connection with what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says is the best candling a nuclear fuel canisters at Centeno freight. Edison says that should not have happened, and it takes full responsibility. You see men's basketball coach has apologized for game strategy. Some say was homophobic, Russell Turner taunted a player from the university of Oregon whose last name is king by calling the guy Queen people chanted it from the sidelines and Sunday's game which the end eaters lost to the ducks in the NCAA tournament Turner used the nickname in the post game interview double team Queen. The new my dear Tatum. Because our important is of their team McQueen and chess turnout says his actions were inappropriate and insensitive, and he asked for and has received forgiveness from king his parents and Oregon's head coach secretary of state, Mike, Mike Pompeo's announced the US will expand the Reagan era antiabortion rules known as the Mexico City policy. This administration has shown that we can continue to me are critical global health goals, including providing healthcare for women role, refusing to subsidize subsidize the killing of unborn babies, while Reagan Republican presidents have. Have refused to fund groups that support or promote abortion, the Trump administration. Brought that back in two thousand seventeen but cappelli says the US will go a step further and refuse to fund groups that fund other groups that support or promote Abro abortion. The house has tried and failed to override President Trump's first veto ABC's. Lana Zak says the attempt was to knock down Trump's emergency declaration to get more money for the border wall measure had initially passed the house and the Senate with members of congress sending a message that power of the purse constitutionally belonged with the legislative branch, but failing to override the veto means that Mr. Trump will be allowed to proceed with bypassing congress to use tax payer funds to build the wall veto vote needed a two-thirds majority of the final tally was to forty eight to one eighty one the maker of the painkiller Oxycontin has reached a two hundred seventy million dollar settlement with Oklahoma state accused Purdue pharma of contributing to the opioid crisis with aggressive marketing. Working in south LA. It's on the ten freeway.

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"russell turner" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

02:22 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on 790 KABC

"News live and local at seven thirty. I'm Brian peers top Republicans say the molar report is evidence that one southern California Democrat got us tax wrong and needs to leave is committee. House minority leader Kevin McCarthy at Bakersfield says house Intel committee chair Adam Schiff, Burbank unfairly, criticized the president you cannot have a chair of a committee misled the American public misled their conference in a moment that we now have an answer Democrats point out that Miller says the evidence quote test, not exonerate the precedent the studio network that produces empire is happy that actor Jesse smell at is not being prosecuted, but it's not clear if he has a job on Tuesday, FOX released a statement saying in part, small smaller has always maintained his innocence earlier, the prosecutor in Chicago dropped the charges that had alleged small at faked and attack. It's not clear if the actor will get to work on empire again. But after the prosecution ended the empire writers tweeted out a picture of snow. Let with the words see y'all on Wednesday Kevin trip. KABC news and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is among the protesters who gathered in front of the US supreme court today to call for an end into the way voting districts are drawn Schwarzenegger spoke at the fair map rally, which coincided with the supreme court hearing the redistricting cases of North Carolina in Maryland here, Mark that gerrymandering is a political game that has to end in both political parties are responsible for it and California has a porch pirate problem. A new study that looks at internet searches for package theft shows California is the third worst state US packaging and branding conducted the study they think California's high on the list because we tend to order more stuff online Wyoming in Vermont top the list, the study's author thinks that's because it can be easier to slap a package in a rural state in a San Francisco based legislator is trying for third time to allow California parts to stay open until four in the morning. The Bill made its way to governor Jerry Brown's desk last year, but he beat. Towed? It saying, quote, we have enough mischief already, but the current two in the morning closing time in KABC sports UC Irvine men's basketball coach Russell Turner is apologizing after a furring to Oregon ducks Louis king Queen and the team's recent NCAA tournament game, the clippers lead the timber wolves big late looking at stocks. They're rising led by Bancshares the closing bell. The Dow Jones industrial average is up one hundred and forty points. The NASDAQ rose fifty four points in the S and P five.

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"russell turner" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

03:41 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on Channel 33

"So we wouldn't know what they were saying delicate daily called. Hey, they were very delicate about it. Yeah. But, but, but yeah, I mean, it's a it was a piece that was just sort of harping on the, you know, the the some of the points that I had just made. I it's it is. It is interesting that like, you know, I mean, I think I I feel pretty comfortable saying, you know, I grew up around a lot of people who are probably ideologically closer to the daily caller than the average listener. This podcast. And I think a lot of those people would probably, you know, punch Izzo in the face if he was coaching if he did that to their kids what you said a minute ago was I think of way more eloquent version of what I said. But when when somebody does something that would be transgressive or bonkers in normal life. That's okay and coaching. That's news. That's news to the point that out not again. That's what I'm saying. Wishing that away is not an answer to this. Like, we we cannot like just pretending that doesn't exist is what gets us through the day as college sports fans and probably sports sports fans. Yes. And so it is worth even if it gets even if we don't say naughty naughty, Tom Izzo. You don't get to you know, you don't get to yell at your players. It is we're trying to come to grips with this sort of in a related story. USC Irvine coach Russell Turner. This is deadspin reporting and me summarizing decided to call. They were playing Oregon the other day UC Irvine the anti-doping one of the beloved Cinderellas of the tournament. Russell Turner Irvine's coach decided to call one of the ducks players Louis king Queen during the tournament was Queen. This is news to me. Alright. And here is Russell Turner explaining why he tried to do this in a press conference talking closely with Louis king you talked to him for a little bit. Can you share? Maybe what you were talking to him about. I'll tell you. I would say a double team Queen to try to see it back here Tatum. And I did. And I kept talking to my team about what we wanted to do. We were calling them Queen because I knew it might air Tatum. Because important is their team the Queen and chess was a play on his name of king. It bothered him. Started thinking about me started thinking about max. But he came back and finish the game really, strong and. He'd had a thing or two to say to me during the game. And I wanted to let him know that what I'd done was out of respect. Do we really think he was talking about him out of respect because he was comparing to the Queen on a chessboard is that the? And I think there's a good example because this shows how oh I'm just yelling instructions at a player can very easily go into the bad place. And certainly does all the time go into the bad place. So this subject is is worthy scrutiny. And I saw in a later part of that Scott van pelt clip that you were referring to him saying this doesn't have the this doesn't concern. You you the people complaining about it. Because Michigan state players are okay. With this a lot of Michigan state players past and present came out said, hey, we're okay with us. No big deal. Of course, it concerns us court time. Tom Izzo is a state employee. If the governor of Michigan is yelling and public at his chief of staff that is of course, a story. And that doesn't that if the college guys are okay with it. That's okay. That is ridiculous. I just I don't even understand just don't even understand the rationale of that. I just don't know that just seems like it would just just end all journalism of in. You know, everything having to do with college sports as long as you can get the players to sign off on it. How many players are okay..

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"russell turner" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

Izzy and Spain

03:29 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

"I think from some people, and it's rare that I say this. But it's a it's a conversation that I don't think has a lot of in-between usually see gray area on a lot. And I don't on this one. We'll get to that in a second. But before we get to that, Sarah. I wanna take a second and give you all of the praises like, whatever, the whatever the number is of appropriate praises. I'm stacking them all into one deck, and I'm giving them all at once. Because we on this show. We like to make sure that the world understands that there is more than one NCAA tournament. There's also there's also the women's tournament you and I entered a bracket together and to no one's shock. I'm not doing particularly, well, I stopped looking a little while ago. It's it's not good. I tried to find you. But I couldn't scroll. Yeah. That's probably fair. I'll try and find it Ziv I could figure out where I am in this in this awful awfulness. But that you my friend are doing. Incredibly. Well. That is correct. I am I'm tied for first place in the WNBA stars featured bracket, and I'm in the ninety eighth percentile in that one. We got a little fire symbol next to my name. I'm in the eighth percentile in Elena Delle don's group. I got a fire symbol in that one worst group, which is sue bird's still at seventy five percent. So. Crushing? I got four hundred and thirty points in one four ten and four hundred. And so things are looking pretaped. Critique good for me. And most of the I actually all of the first round. I think I was all alone up top beaten out women's bracket. Tala Charlie cream, just putting sue bird and Modeste and people are starting to catch up a little bit because I think I have to wrong, but that's it. So, you know, I'm gonna take this moment before things go awry to really just brag just flat out just brag. I think you should. I don't have as much to brag about it to no one's surprise. I'm I'm getting about twenty six percent of my games. Right. So. Yeah. So it's a thing. It's a thing. So right now. Twenty six point six percent of my games. Right. So feel pretty darn good about the fact that I'm terrible at this. That's all. Michelle voelpel is going to join us in a little bit. And she's not going to help you because it's too late to fix your bracket. But maybe she'll help you at least understand the story lines going forward. So you can watch you know. And maybe maybe if you're putting down some bets, you'll do you'll fair a little better. I did pick Notre Dame to win at all. So maybe I have shot choice, by the way their fire right now, they have like a cheat code. Can that is if you just came up with that? But that is up sixty nine to thirty eight. But the fact that you just said they have a cheat code is navy. My favorite thing in the world. I ranked fifty fourth thousand so. I rank it says rink fifty four. I don't know what the little k- afterwards means. I have no idea fifty four strikeouts. Apparently. That's that's right. And so I really feel like I'm crushing it. And I'm I'm proud of that from from proud of that let's go to the opposite. And and this this is a tough conversation for some. But you see Irvine coach Russell Turner. You might have seen it a was playing obviously UC Irvine playing Oregon in the tournament. And they went after the the freshman for Oregon Louis king by calling him Queen during this. So you've got a coach you've got a head coach in his players. This isn't eight Tom Izzo situation. This isn't talking to your own player in a way that we don't understand..

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"russell turner" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

10:39 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Home of the best sports talk in Colorado. Xtra sports thirteen hundred is better than I thought. State. But here comes my little upset someday. I love eating for next round Scott Brooks. Oh, wow. What Scott Brooks went to Irvine? And Russell Turner. Russell Turner was on the staff at Wake Forest when they had kept Donkin. He worked for my Montgomery. I got it might be a west coast. I think Washington is going to be Carolina. Wow. Coach serve, but I'm floored. Monte line. Washington has talent see I love the fact that you throw it in the money line there too. Because one of these years will just yeah. Exactly. I can't wait till July fifteenth a circuit on the counter for my summer trip out there. I love it. My wife and I go out every year for anniversary. Let's let's go real quick on that lot. Why am I know? I'm not crazy. But I have the one thirty games. Abc's class country that didn't play well against. I saw him in Atlantic City. They got killed by Virginia Tech. It wasn't even a game advocate cross country. They won, but they're resting. They're getting used to here. They got nowhere to sent me. Right. They got something like second round late first round type players looked a pack. Twelve was bad. But it's still the Pac twelve I upset. Somebody. I got Washington. Mike Hopkins could coach. The three days. I gotta beat Carolina. Wow. Coach Jimmy passes joins us here. NBC sports Washington. Former coach as we discussed the NC double A, we'll have you back during the cow turn the NBA playoffs to talk low MBA with you there. I gotta ask you though, as far as the the the way the tournament unfolds. If the ACC did have a big crap out like, you know, if it would be shocking because to me, I'm in the SEC country down here in Atlanta and seeing LSU Auburn and Kentucky all advance coach. I wasn't thinking that was the way this season was going to unfold when it all tipped off in November. I've been I've been impressed by the SEC. I would say somebody USCC fans I went to Nashville I drove over to Memphis for day. But I was Nashville four days. So impressive. Athletic. I loved the Bridgestone arena. All the fans are great. I hit the palm in between game. Nashville. I was going to be sort of all let me check it out. Great coaches great players to Brown Harper backward. Auburn is so dangerous LSU. And you know, this John LSU gets that with a win that could propel. Okay. Oh, yeah. You get that close win Virginia did the same thing. They had their little weird scare play while the first place slow, and they're really good at it. But L S share in Auburn, and I like Tennessee a big cowboy fan, I back to Washington DC. I even recalled marks in Atlanta, despite you being black. I want beat the next year. I've already circle the SEC tournament. You're gonna come down here. You're gonna come to seize. I gotta deal with every day. I didn't know that. I is it on Zuma's all my sister station. So I have to deal with Zillow every day, and I'm so proud of his service to our country. But I mean, you know, Zimmerman ready to we're ready to rumble. We're ready to rumble every single day over radio guy. I don't know. I was in Maryland for thirteen years. Because he works Gary Williamson, blah, blah, blah. And then I go to Royal Mark Xenos, my radio guy. He's also cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens is. Yes, he was just a good, man. He got the twice and definitely a Mets fan, and they're not afraid to say, we developed this friendship. But I kinda give them grab a little bit about the SEC basketball. And I'll tell you what Frank great coach they have. That that's a power to be Tom. I Tom drinking. The Tom green Kool aid that he's going to get it done. After Anthony Anderson. He's got the top high school player the managers coming in. And I guess they're coming up. So but let me take some players. So last night. Dwayne Wade had his final game at the cap center. And it was a great. I mean, the Capital One arena. And it was a great a great event. He they beat the wizards trying to secure their playoff. I know you guys are young in Atlanta. And the buzz around the place was the SEC Kentucky. Johnson and Travis read who's the transfer guy. Calipari figuring out I Kentucky Duke and my final. And I got Kentucky and Tennessee in the final four. That Anthony Edwards by the way, watch him for next year coach, that's my church. That's my parish Holy Spirit where he goes to Holy Spirit prep. That is my parish in Atlanta and this kid if you do is a great kid. Yes. Can't get really score. He came out to the Steph curry camp. Like, I said I went around with. Sure. But but I wanted to Steph curry can't be put on a show, but he could really score. Unfortunately, you're all get out for one year. But that's how life goes these days but tremendous person, but I mean can really play like I just right now. I think it'd be a top five players is just drafts a little weak. But so we can't eaters, and we like what are you talking about Houston? Kelvin I being a fan I've gotten to see Houston quite a bit. They're the team to me coach that I think if somebody messes with their flow if somebody gets them were they're dictating the pace of play. I can see Houston being taken down. Yeah. And the best thing he does is get creepy guards secluded offensively founders. He started with the five seventy dollars price over, but I liked Yelverton. Coach dallas. And auburn's battle. I don't think Ohio State beat up today. But my my take away. I just have a feeling Washington's been acclimated to the east Zaka showed up the way they have for real. They got four. That's one thing. They got Brandon Clark was a transfer from San Jose State your players to get cramped who came from North Dakota Perkins. Fuse a good guy. But I think it's really going to shape up to answer your question. My long answers that it's returnable Donna great job. But we need one little speaks. You know, Loyola Chicago take team so UC Irvine and eaters well coach I've been here since ninety five. So when you come to Atlanta next year, I'm not going to take you out on. I'm going to take you out. I'll even let Zeno com I'll pay I'll make sure we got free. Come on when I'm driving around Sunday mornings you got the following week. But to do the Sunday morning. Thank you for all of high. Appreciate that coach, by the way, things real quick. I bought my first pair of of under armor sneakers around two months ago, and I'm already disciple. And you've got tremendously bowl my gosh, they've gotten upbeat now but curry and everybody's pushing us, and we're just gets better. And Secondly, there is one name drop on you did you ever run into my my high school, classmate, buddies, Sean Sullivan. W did a tremendous job. You guys went to cardinal O'Hara together. How the kids who great? Yeah. Me and every other NBA referee Jesus. Oh, jesus. He's alleged years when he's with Sean Sullivan under armor has gone small schools like northeastern called Georgia of yes. Oh, believe seventeen teams in the tournament. But it's good for the little those little school. Just out of David Chen, Wichita state schools. And it's gonna make some fun because the medium school. That's why today who do you? Let me ask you. This is your final four. I have. Well, I can tell you what I have. I have Regina winning at all. So now you've scared me to death. Hey, when they when they when they're up for like up twenty I just get down a little bit. But I got to Texas Tech, Tennessee Kentucky. And then I got to Kentucky coach we're catching up against soon. Right. Thank you, buddy. Dago s coach Jimmy pats. Joining us here on the jacking Keijo didn't know we had so many friends in common. See you learn these things all the time. And we appreciate coach making time for us today. I'll tell you the teams that I have the ten teams to the major league baseball postseason coming up. We will open the phone lines for you at eight five five two one two four CBS eight five five two one two four CBS, and I will tell you about the most disturbing trend in marriage in the United States. We're going to squeeze it all in jonky Cates. Show CBS sports radio Justin shackle, they're just in a brand that you are loyal to in like athletic wear or shoes or otherwise -ironically. It has been under armor for for how long. I've never I was never an under. I liked my school was under armor at temple. So, and I was just saying there, my buddy, Sean Sullivan who I went to high school with was a big exotic with them. And so I was exposed to the Under Armour brand, I was always a Nike shoe guy. I bought my first pair of under armor sneakers don't fell in love with him. Well, I it's funny. You say that because I just do the opposite. I'm slowly gravitating back to Nike Syra gravitating back to Nike. I find the FOX of the shoe the shoebox the toe box too small. I don't know if it's just that my feet are getting bigger, you know, what they say big feet. Get the big Justin really big American League postseason teams. So we can segue off that sure. Yankees in the east twins in the central Astros in the west, okay? Red Sox Indians in the wild card and and the Indians barely making it in that second wildcard. To raise the entire year. I love this killed me. Not taking the race over the Indians. All right. You got to follow Justin check on social media to he's going to be able to keep you up to date on everything going on around the Yankees and otherwise throughout the course of the year. So make sure you're following him too. So great job, Justin. Appreciate buddy. All right. We got a lot of a lot of stuff coming up. I'm going to take your calls to at eight five five two one two four CBS including the newest trend in major league baseball free agency to jonky Keiichiro. Here is Justin shackle. Sports flash. John. The defending champion Villanova. Wildcats found out how tough it is not just a repeat but make a pass the first weekend of March madness, though, they may have not accounted for produce Carson Edwards to turn up his game. A few notches like he did it last night's round of.

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"russell turner" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority

Chicago's Business Authority

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority

"Friend Mike Harmon UC Irvine pulls the upset, and you are watching the end of the coaching career of UC Irvine is Russell Turner Turner is a guy who forty eight years old. He's a guy that has a great pedigree. But now he's got the signature win in the NCAA tournament. 'cause if you're big program you're looking to make that higher who's the next up and coming coach you need that win in the NCAA tournament. Because if you don't have it's well, maybe you're a small time coach great at a small school and can win. But you just prove you can win on the big stage in credits one game. And Russell Turner is not any better coach today than he was yesterday. But when you get that win on your resume, you become that guy. You're listening to Jason Smith with Mike Harvard. Yes. The last men standing. Ten PM eastern seven Pacific on Fox Sports radio. Visited the? My point is this. Here's my point Chris Broussard, and rob Parker LeBron's on coach. I think LeBron. He's got great bath. Why Q and obviously great player. And I think players like that. There can be challenges the coaching Magic Johnson guy. Paul Westhead who had led the Lakers to the championship. Got him fired. We wanna play a certain way and the coach of the opposite way. So magic said is him or meet them army. And at that time, you remember they wound up signing magic to a twenty five year contract five year twenty five million if LeBron worked so hard himself, obviously he holds his teammates, and the coaches as well to that same standard. And if he feels like you're not working, then he's gonna be upset. Chris Broussard, and rob Parker at seven pm eastern, four PM Pacific on FOX..

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"russell turner" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

02:16 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Network court pressure. They get Stokes for Kansas state. Final seconds puts up with three. No good. Goes down in San Jose, all from Westwood One. A number thirteen UC Irvine got back to back threes from Evan letter to spark a deciding role in that upset of case day Leonard max hazard each with nineteen thousand seventeen th straight win and first NC double A tournament victory aber, they are currently the lowest seed to advance to the second round. And we'll take on Oregon Leonard post game following this. Impressive w definitely one of the things. I noticed right off the bat. You know, the noise out the arena. I was that loud. So at times it kind of made it hard. But you know, like, you said it definitely felt like a home game. In a lot of our fans traveled will. So we appreciate that beaten up at crowd energy urban coach Russell Turner on Freddie and Fitz Symon. Oh, man. It's really exciting. Couldn't be better for my players and my staff and all the folks at UC Irvine. You kinda waiting to stick our chest out a little bit. Feel real special about what we've done, and I feel like we've got a competitive group that wants to keep grinding and take another round you've won seventeen in a row and I noticed after the game when the celebration was starting back in Irvine California your team did not look surprise. They expected to win where did that come from? Well, that was genuine, you know, I think we have a competent group and team is good. You know, we. Getting better and better really throughout the whole season. And you know, we play Kansas state more than a year ago, and they blasted us and made us look bad. And we knew that that had to be somewhere in their brain. They were likely to be able to have their way with us. The early run. They put on us. Tired at halftime got confidence. Coming down the stretch. We make plays to wear like we have it. All go all the cost games replace years. Now.

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"russell turner" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

08:52 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Stoked for Kansas. Seconds puts up with three. No god. Jose. NCWA radio network with the call if you know about the leader's before, you know, about them. Now, they take now. Kansas state one of the upsets of the tournament credit Coleman and Freddie and Fitz Simons on ESPN radio and the ESPN app is a pleasure. Bringing Russell Turner the head coach at UC Irvine rejoin the here, thanks to shell Pennzoil performance line Costa. I saw online at ABC seven out in Irvine, California. So many people jumping up and down the celebrating the first ever tournament win in the history of this program. You've had a chance to digest that since early today. What does it feel like to be a part of history? Oh, man. It's really exciting. Couldn't be better for my players and my staff and all the folks at UC Irvine. You kinda waiting to stick our chest out a little bit. Real real special about what we've done, you know, I feel like we've got a competitive group that wants to keep grinding. And we can't take another round you've won seventeen in a row and I noticed after the game when the celebration was starting back in Irvine California your team did not look surprise. They expected to win where did that come from? Well, that was genuine. I think we have a competent group and team is good. Getting better and better really throughout the whole season. And you know, we play Kansas state. More than a year ago, and they lasted us and made us look bad. And we knew that that had to be somewhere in their brain. They were likely to be able to have their way with us. You know, sort of withstand the early run. They put on us. Tired of halftime confidence. Coming down the stretch. We make the plays wear like we have in almost all the costs games we played this year. So my guys, you know, they're competitive they have belief and they're really a team. They really trust one. Another. Makes it really fun to be a part of you said back in two thousand fifteen that you have put UC Irvine on the map. And you said, no, we put them on the map. We put them into bracket. And a lot of people when you're on the bracket and you in the tournament. Now did you want a game into tournament? What are your thoughts on now with UC Irvine? How this could help you not just on Sunday. But in the future. Hey, we're on a bigger we're on a bigger section of the bracket. Now. Look through big. Also, you think about the leader's they're going to have to say, wait a minute. What's up with those guys? Give us a closer. Look. They're gonna see that. We've got we've got an emerging program. You know, we're getting better with steadily getting better for a long time a metal world class educational university. You know, it's a great academic community in one of the best places in the world of wake up every day. So we can get even better than where we are. Now. That's our goal is to continue to improve Russell Turner the head coach at UC Irvine. They'd be Kansas state in the first round match. And they moved to the second round matchup versus Oregon on Sunday. Joining me, Freddie, Coleman on Freddie and Fitz on ESPN radio. You would know scrub when you played in college you scored over two thousand when you played in college college basketball at happens, Sydney college. How would Russell Turner the coats coach Russell Turner the player. The same way. I coach all my guys. I would coach me hard because that's what's best got my attention demanding guys. You know, I played a division three. So a lot of people think the guys visit three can't play or or at least not as good as others. So I understand a little bit. What it's like to feel like a younger brother a little brother to maybe have UCLA. So I'm really excited about right now where where our program is because we put ahead of those schools in our neighborhood themselves is better than us. Right. I said after the game it's like like, we're the little brother that's been in the weight room. Begins better, not real happy about good slapped around for a while. And that we read this slapping ourselves, you very emotional in the locker room, you even said, I'm one of those guys who often struggles to contain his emotion, you said there's a lot of emotion with your program, but it's mostly happiness for these players coaches and all the fans, and you also said, and I quote coach Turner happiness for being rewarded for what goes into doing something like this? How hard has this been for you to get this point with you and your basketball team? Oh, man is a tough crown sports is a tough business and everybody who coaches. One level as a lot in this really committed really good at what they do the same with the players. You know, so to try to figure out ways to emerge ahead of others hard, and it takes real commitment. It takes I feel like real integrity about who. You are what you're willing to do. And how hard you're willing to chase. What you're trying to accomplish. We've done that in our program, and that's really a credit mostly to our players. We get from our players to work to do the things that the coaches asked to them. To push one another to be better. That's what makes us special. And that's what gets me excited about that. Because that's big part of. Each of our individual identities. Russell Turner UC Irvine coach joining Freddie Coleman, Freddie and Fitz and ESPN radio used a great word integrity. How much can that be lost not just as a coach or coach player relationship? When you think about it in college basketball, whether you're a big power school or mid major school trying to make it. Yeah. I mean, I think of integrity Cup different ways. Obviously, you know. I wanna I wanna be around guys. Well, believe in truth. Who you could trust? But also think that you know, like. The structural structural integrity to a program to like HouseCall is your foundation. We built a strong foundation here something like we have individuals with integrity that we have a program with integrity. And I'm happy to been a part of building that I feel really fortunate to seen that done at Stanford under Mike Montgomery Wake Forest under Dave before that. Sydney college under Tony shaver. Okay. Incredible role models who building programs doing things right way. I'm now passing along what was passed along to me. That's pretty fun. My coach who coached me in college football says when you have a big win. I want my team to leave the earth. But I want you to come back to planet earth. So we can focus on the next game in front of us you earth today having the upset at Kansas state. How do you bring this team back the planet earth to get them ready to take care of Oregon on Sunday? You know, we're gonna do it the same way that we did after we won the big west championship. When we won that game qualify African state tournament. It was one of the best games ever played. But we were serious in our next practice because we talk all the time about mental toughness and metal companies for us. The ability to focus on the next most important thing we needed to enjoy winning today. But the next most important thing now is getting ready to win again or give ourselves a chance to win again on Sunday. I have no question. My guys are because do that. We'll go to dinner together night will meet about Oregon and tomorrow have practice because I got a balanced team. We're gonna practice hard play hard. We'll see what happens a man who is a Roanoke native of the state of Virginia. Also at the Hampton Sydney score over two thousand points in his career. Even with back was thirty high school, reunion and said, I didn't know anything about UC Irvine. Everybody knows about UC Irvine now. That it'd be Kansas state. They're automated a second. I'll take on Oregon terrific stuff on the head coach of UC Irvine. Russell turner. Join me, Freddie, Coleman on ESPN radio. Coach. It was fun. Watching your team win today. Congrats on the win and good luck Sunday. Take on organized the Pac twelve hey, thanks for having me on. On your show. Hope we can do it again after Sunday's game coach if you're able to pull that off I guarantee you that's going to be a date and one upset begets another number twelve liberty. They take down number five Mississippi State in an east region matchup. They're able to find a way to get that done. They win eighty to seventy six so you can do it with me liberty liberty. They're pretty they're pretty, you know, you would think about that jingling your head when I told you maybe just be Mississippi State the twelve ticket on the five in the east region. They win that game by eighty to seventy six we'll keep you updated on the game all night long right here.

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"russell turner" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:38 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"Yeah. I like I was date night game for sure, you know, how stay I thought was one of those tease of maybe should not have been in the tournament. But they got in their plane Iowa State tomorrow. But unfortunately, for the buckeyes runs a really good big twelve team. And I I'm taking cyclones again. I'll tell you what man. You blink. And is sometimes these things can change in. A hurry Wofford was up thirteen second half. They are now trailing by a point fifty four fifty three Seton Hall has come all the way back miles Powell and company they are dangerous and Willard's a hell of a coach they had to beat Marquette and Villanova their last two home games. In order to set themselves up for an at large. Of course, they lose in the finals of the big east tournament at Madison Square Garden to Villanova. So that's meant it and Seton Hall Wofford one of those much-anticipated games, and it looked one-sided for a while. But right now, the pirates are barking, and we'll keep an eye on that one as we look up ten twenty three to go. It's now tied at fifty four p Seton Hall and Wofford should be one heck of a we'll keep an eye on that one as well. As all the other games tomorrow as well. You've got Kansas state. And it's sad to see anybody lose a star player but dean wave their best player. He's not gonna play tomorrow, but Webber sent a great job coaching. But Russell Turner for UC Irvine dominated the big west and a lot of times because I called games for Long Beach state there. I know that. Conference. Sometimes you dominate the regular season. Many get knocked down a fluke game in the tournament. You don't go because only one team's gonna go from that conference. Somehow Russ attorney not only got there to that finale. But he blew out Fullerton was over fifteen minute Markle's is done Irvine tomorrow catching five down to four and a half because wades out against Kansas state can K states. Go pull it off without dean way told him. He's a great game Ken, and I know I like Irvine I like the points tomorrow night. In fact, I think this team might win this cage trade up there that good. But you know, K state has been playing well and they're good little team. But again, you're right. They lost their star. But I'm taking the annuals plus the points. I think is a good bet. All right now, sports X, Michelle. Causing with her bets like a girl play the week every Thursday, but she's a big Villanova backer. Now, Michelle look I pushed on the game. I had minus four but it went up to four and a half. And there's a lot of disgruntled people that don't don't they don't know how to buy a half point. And Tony with a let them by half point down to four and they would have pushed, but nobody just couldn't close out and Paschal missed free throw front end of a one, and one fact he missed two of those and they end up pushing. But you're no the back of you just like to see them win. But you've been on them in one of your bets like a girl bets over the last three weeks, you're eight and four and your last twelve that's like a girl sports X Michelle where are we going for tomorrow's actually Crayton Crayton?.

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"russell turner" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

03:35 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"He pushed hard, you know, the first year that we were, you know. Stuff rookie year when we went to Madison Square Garden that was a big deal for step. And it was so hard. That game fairly played them. Tough on him. But the fire that Steph has the burnings in him is different. And he couldn't be who he is. And if done what he's done without that. And in that way. He don't have a great similarity, you know, because. Earn with some different you'll end up even different things that was staff could have been a greater experience for me to be around him as a guy. You know, we I remember taking him over Stanford of playing golf. Because I was buddy what the pro and. Back. Then nobody knew who he was. And what that big a deal. Where he's where. He's grown to really special million. I'm happy for all fans of the bay area that they've got to experience great story. And by the way, that golf swing on Steph curry ah. Yes, not bad. Yeah. Yeah. For sure he does it by the way, the other big news. This morning is got your neighbor. Mike trout's landing a twelve year. Four hundred thirty million dollar deal has trout. He swung by what are you guys? Call your pavilion there. I don't know the an eater dome, or whatever what do you guys call it? The breast center. You know, we got to make that happen. Yeah. Yeah. He needs. I mean, he's he's as good a Representative for baseball team. I feel like you step is for basketball team. But we need to get him at our Jim Roope. And I'll tell you what he might as well since he's making it home there for the next decade. He might as well adopted team in Orange County. You guys. No question. I'll tell you. What man if if he's here for the long term, he's probably going to live right in our neighborhood. You know, Kobe lives only a couple of miles from Irvine is a lot of big top properties right around. As I recall Russell, we're talking to Russell Turner here. The head coach at UCI. We'll let them go on just a second. They're coming on the tournament play in Kansas state, Friday, it's in San Jose. As I recall when I did my college tour back in the eighties Irvine kind of the back backs up against Newport Beach, right? Oh, yeah. Believable. Okay. Should I mean people really are shocked when they come to our place about where we are down. Nice. It is it is a to recruit to this place because that's always the reaction that the pool house. His house is about a half from mine believe it or not. We're we're not the same similar contracts to rustling similar contrast in kind of basic. Oh, yeah. Yeah. But I would be trout lives over over near where we are too. But it's not easy to see those guys. It's great. Yeah. By driving distance only fourteen point three miles from UCI to Anaheim stadium. So angel stadium. So you guys I'm calling for trout adopting the an eater. So there you go. Well, we have a pure, man. We're on board. Russell to great story between you and Randy Bennett. You guys are a couple of you know, what all those all those big Pac twelve schools take backseat. And we'll watch you guys in the dance. All right. Congratulations. We're happy for you. Man. We're glad you answered our call and we'll watch on Friday. Hey, thanks, guys. I really appreciate it. Join us people. We'll come come for the. We'd love to have with us. Let's say that. That's right. That's right. Russell Turner on his way to the dance on the guest line on can't be are six eighty the sports leader..

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"russell turner" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

11:33 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"The only California teams in the tournament. Our very own Saint Mary's Gaels right here in the bay area and Rockin thirty wins from the land of Mike trout. Our next guest. Former Golden State Warriors assistant former Stanford assistant and now the man who built a big time program down there at UC Irvine. They're gonna be playing in San Jose Friday against Kansas state. Russell Turner, the head coach of the UC, Irvine ant eaters. Yeah. Thirty wins later. A Russell it's great to have you on the Murph and MAC show. Akanbi are the guests that hey, congratulations. Good morning. Russell. Thanks, man. Really appreciate your about on your show. Well, listen as a UCLA Bruin and our producers a USC Trojan. There's only one team from the Southland dancing, and it ain't the Bruins or the Trojans, man. So are you here to say Russell, you guys are the new kings in the south. What's that? Noticed that here. It's been pretty good, man. Pretty good. And what an exciting time, man. And so I know you guys are sort of maybe balancing excitement with preparation, right? I mean, there must be a huge rush that you guys are in the tournament. And yet at the same time, you wanna go and beat K state Friday. How you how you handle that as a coach? Yeah. We are excited. A team that's been able to maintain their focus handle success. Which is sometimes the hardest thing for young guys ado, we've done that with sixteen wins in a row. There is great. Energy around campus now because we're part of the bracket and a lot of people see that we are going to have a great practice today. I'm sure of it because my kids are really competitive people said we got deep team. So we're gonna get after for a couple of days and come wait on the line the northern California on Friday morning at eleven AM. Yeah. And by the way, what a what a return for you. Right. Four years at Stanford six years of the war as you were here for ten years. So you got you're probably pulling for San Jose, weren't you? Yeah. Really was not personally so much is because the people around here. Get Irvine could make the drive if they want to so many people who want to be a part of this experience with us. Can but it is also satisfied. I love living in the bay area for ten years credible experiences make great friends there. So I am excited on a personal level to my whole family is gonna join me there. So it should be fun. So Russell talk about when you left the warriors with Nelly, and you took that job at UC Irvine. It's a big move, you know, and so, you know, the head coach at school that's not known for its athletic history. It's not a big time program. You've almost been there darn near a decade now. And here you are now racking up championships for big west regular season championships already a couple of big west tournaments three big west coach of the year award. So just kind of dial your mate brain back to when you made the jump from the NBA to a smaller school how you felt in your gut when you made that move. Was a tough decision because I love the NBA loved the warriors. Bay area fans. Most of all we just grafted Steph curry I got a chance to coach him for a year while I was there. So there was hoping that organization, but I was also aware of the organization was likely to be sold. It looked like belly was going to leave the team when she did. So there was some uncertainty about what may happen next. And this job was intriguing because of the potential here if you haven't been this is one of the best places in the world to wake up every day. The university is fabulous. It's got a world-class academics. Similar to what I experienced was at Stanford at Wake Forest, and I thought we could build something here. Like, I experienced there Sanford and also wait. Nine years later. We've we've we've pretty much done what we set out to do. I think there's still more to be done here. More to be done. I like it including maybe beaten, K state and working your way through the bracket. So w what's it like to go recruiting for UC Irvine? I mean like you said, I mean, it's it's the UC. System's fabulously rated southern California's very appealing on a number levels. But the name recognition wasn't there and your team name is the an eaters, and I don't know how that plays with the AAU kid. Russell. Embraced the editors. Back in high support him. You think? You. Missile. People. Remember the editor's desk. That's maybe the best thing about our marriage. There's so much here to sell. I can't explain to you. How surprise people are when they come on campus. And all we have here. It's really an incredible place, but the reputation I don't think has fully caught up to our reality men's basketball. We've got a chance to help that happen. And hopefully, that's what we're doing or a young school, and we're still growing, and that's the way our program is that's what sold here. And I do think we've changed the belief of what's possible in our program. So kids are attracted to that. You know, they don't they don't have maybe the preconceptions of this place that older folks, do we we we've used that to our advantage. And right now, we're doing it or on the real stage opportunity. That's a great point. I mean, things change and kids grow up thinking of UCF and look at. You know, I have an eleven year old kid playing basketball. He's going to watch the tournament and he's going to see UC Irvine in the tournament. And he's not going to see UCLA USC. He's going to be like, oh, yeah. I know I know the animators are tournament team. So I mean, that's the of. Eleven to eleven. Fully convinced that UC Irvine. I'll tell you what. I'm jealous right now as as a Bruin, man, we're jealousy. You guys right now. But listen, let's talk about the thirty one season the sixteen in a row learning how to win a thing. Right. And thinking of how to win is a thing and thinking of yourselves when you take the court that you're gonna win which is what you're going to try to do Friday is. So maybe is there something you learned from the NBA or just your entire life and basketball, obviously of telling these kids. Amen. We're going to go be a thirty win team. I mean, obviously talent as part of it. I'm sure you coaching little of it. But there's also mentality. Right. Oh, absolutely. But you know, if I sit out before the season that said, we're gonna win thirty wins. People wind me up for a drug test because that's not something that you really think it'd be possible. But what we've done is better every day, which is is really where we focus ourselves. You know, you mentioned the NBA chance Golden State coach Steph curry, well, nobody when he was shown sawed it would end up the best player in the world, the NBA repeat you times truly getting. But he made that happen. Also had a chance to coach Tim Duncan. Wake forest. Nice to have the same same experience. You know, nobody expected a kid growing up in Virgin Islands is going to become two-time MVP and best of all time. But he did it is so having proximity those stories. Relate, those experiences to young people believe myself that you could surprise people about what's possible. If you just stay focused on getting better every day. That's what we're doing here. Hey, man, I'm buying in. And so what does is case stayed in for in? I the prize on Friday. I mean, this is a four seed Kansas state. They have pedigree. You guys are a thirteen seed you should be thought of as of course, you know, maybe the underdog, but like we said thirty wins and last time UCI made the dance. Right. You guys played Louisville. Right. As I recall. Shot here in Louisville, and it didn't go in. So we, you know, we showed up and we performed in that opportunity. I'm open aggressive do it. Yeah. Kansas state is excellent. They were at the top of the big twelve all season. They've got coaches coaches national championship game. So we're not gonna sneak up on them. But we do believe we can compete. That's the great thing about this tournament. You know, it's a one one game one off deal. We got the rectangle and performance we can do that. We can take the game and have a chance. So hopefully, we're talking to Russell Turner the head coach of the UC Irvine an eater thirty wins. Big west champs are come into San Jose Friday to take on K. Stay one of only two California teams the other one Saint Mary's. It's a great story. And of course, Russell with his history at Stanford and the warriors a bay area figure that we've known through the years. So just kind of you know, if you had to describe so somebody's going they didn't pay attention to big west hoops. But they love March madness. They're tuning in what kind of team are they going to see from UC Irvine. Anybody would like our team is a fan of college basketball because our guys played hard, man. They really really get after it isn't. That's what I think people. Enjoy most about ten say tournaments. Just the intensity passion the kids put on the floor. Our guys who consistently done that? That's why we've got thirty wins or a balanced team or lease score only gets twelve game. But we play nine or ten deep was that nine different guys scoring this year. We passed five different guys break game when it baskets. We truly are a team that's better than the sum of its parts. But we got excellent players. Even though we don't have guys with huge numbers of fun team to watch. I think you need a team to root for comes on us one. Room on the bandwagon comment, man, I'm in LA and eaters, all the way. Do you guys still say Szott Z OT's out? Yeah, we looked into that. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. We we get married. We say side side side. I think that goes back to the DC comics, you know. Became the the mass became the mascot here because it beat out the unicorns, and none of the above. That's how it happened. Get a real quick you mentioned you don't have a superstar leading the team. But you do have a name speaking old UCLA. Max hazard is a is on your team. He's the grandson of Waldhauser one of the great players of all time. Yuppie sure is max was the MVP of the big west tournament and his Granddad. A wall was the most valuable player is the final four in UCLA's first national championship, and that's a big name around here. But we've also got some other people might recognize because Doc Rivers son Spencer is on our team. Courant Butler Sunjay. And Kristen wealth son, Colin leading scorer as a freshman in a championship game. Oh my gosh. You guys are been era. I'm getting with the an eaters. Russell you guys got swagger. We do our guys are confident and feel confident in this group because of good guys they are and how hard they play man. Hey, real quick on the warriors. When you get any stories remember from Steph and Nellie and the early. I mean 'cause you're right. Those were dark days for the warriors. I mean, we believe was great. You were there we believe it was amazing. But for the most part, it was a long stretch of darkness, and here comes staff he wanted to be a Nick and everybody I dunno. Russet, can you remember him walk into the door the front end? Did you like think man this kid's to tiny? I don't know. What what'd you think? You don't want people sit that. But I'll give credit from the beginning that he was going to be a superstar. 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"russell turner" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

06:59 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"You know that those eleven six games are are are pretty good spots to pick up sets as well. Like, I like Belmont to be temple. And then Maryland to get to the second round so eleven Sixers a good line to look at that. Like what Randy better stomach? The same Seth Davis. The college basketball at the athletic. I am looking at your bracket right now and people should go. Check it out. It's fun to look at and funding to gaze on. And you know, we're gonna have on next hour Seth who's that? Is Russell Turner the head coach the UC Irvine ant eaters, and you have them in the Sweet Sixteen six zero to prep for interview. With Russell Turner. Gimme your UCI. Download Well, I I just I just like teams that went, you know, and UCI and New Mexico state are are two teams out west they've won all season long. And both of those teams won their conference term championship games by mass. I think both of them are more than twenty points. And so they're athletic and big, and you know, can score a little bit inside. And you know, I kinda like the match up that they went went up against in in Irvine's case Kansas state team that's going to be missing its best player in the first round and dean, wait. If he does play he's going to be very compromised. And that becomes a problem for them. And then you know, Wisconsin and Oregon I think are both teams that that can be got by them. So that's a little bit of a of of a chance to take and and similar with New Mexico state. You know that twelve five game is is a game that historically almost every year one of the twelve seeds advances one of the thirteen seats usually advances. And if New Mexico state can get by Auburn, which is a tough game for them. I don't think this is clear. It clearly this is not a vintage Kansas team. And I think Kansas is one of those oversee two teams based on what they did during the season as they kept losing guys by injury. And then, you know, their best outside she just left the team for personal reasons late in the season. So they get a little bit oversee did based on what they did during the season. But it doesn't quite reflect who they are now last couple of questions for you Seth I know it's a busy time for you. Appreciate your time here at WCC, we mentioned Saint Mary's. But we have a we still have a lot of people in our area that are that are somehow connected to their. There. They are number one seed tough loss as we mentioned now two years ago final four but last but last year not and looking at their chances this year coming off the Saint Mary's loss having beaten Duke in Maui. What's your read on Mark's use latest iteration here? Well, first of all, let's just go up to thirty thousand feet here and behold, the specter specter of Gonzaga, here's a team in the west coast conference in Spokane Washington that two years ago was one possession away from winning national championship. And is right back as a number one seed in in one of the favorites to win the whole thing. People. Just don't appreciate how incredible this story is this is a really really good team. The fact that they're doing it largely with a guy who transferred from San Jose State and Brandon Clark one of maybe the best two way player in college basketball, certainly on on a very short list. And look teams lose all these one seats have lost games. They should quote unquote shouldn't have lost. And when when you've beaten there. Team twice and not just beating them but destroy them during the regular season. You know, coach can say to his guys. Hey, these guys can beat us. They can beat us. But do they really believe it? So I I don't know if it was private ready. I'm not making an excuse Saint Mary's play great. And and they're certainly capable of missing shots. But but what they're able to do defensively because of Brandon Clark and getting killing killing until he back is is to me really the x factor. We really have not gotten a chance to see what this team is like with Tilly healthy. And and and the flow at playing well over an extended period of time, he looked pretty good in Vegas to me. So if he continues to play that way, they could very well when this whole thing, you're right. That thirty thousand foot view is incredible speaking as a UCLA Bruin, they're doing what UCLA should do every year and UCLA can't even get in the dance much less. Find a coach which was kind of my last little sneakier for you. Which is actually it's a two pronged question. I'll start with the Pac twelve in general. I mean, listen, we just went through one of the worst football seasons of all time. Now this basketball. And I mean, I don't know. Arizona state has a plan. I don't even know what to say about that. And then Oregon getting in because they win the conference tournament Washington's there. But I mean, the highest seed is Washington at a nine twelve set I'm gonna give me a sauce rough year. My my my my thoughts are I I would be I would caution people against trying to sort of look for all these causal relationships. Whether this is a long term problem. The fact that it's happening at the same time that two struggling at football. You know, you've had a couple of years cycle where some players have a lot of players have left a lot of coaching turnover and the FBI scandal. Really, you know, really hit Arizona. I'm Arizona's your flagship program in the Pac wealth, and they were terrible this year. I don't know if not for that FBI scandal that would have been the case. And so I'm bringing in one of the top recruiting classes for next year. So it's a really really bad downcycle come out of it so easily they've got to get UCLA going again, we'll see how they do with this higher. I wrote a column last week. About a lot of stuff around the coaching carousel, including whether buzz Williams is going to go to Texas and to kind of start us off. So they haven't quite narrow things down. They're going to try to swing for the fences with Tony Bennett and John Calipari. That's obviously too long shots. But there's kind of starting to narrow in on some guys, and you know, my my sort of dark horse coming to light. And all this is gonna be Mara. Formerly of Ohio State, and I know they've reached out to him. And I think they like him, but it's a little bit early. But and by the way, the other one that comes to mind that I know they're interested in is Mike Hopkins who's from that area. And is obviously if dynamic coach, I think would do great there Mike bringing in a great recruiting class. So that's a little dicey for him. But I think it'd be very very hard for Mike Hopkins to turn down UCLA if he gets that opportunity as the Washington, husky coach. So Seth man, it's always fun picking your brain this time of year. I know it's back a long way to it. We're too old men. Still still haven't worked at Dan are live, and you and I used to sit right next to the great his own self and at the masters in so poor one after for Dan Jenkins while you're in Atlanta. Right. Absolutely. Couple. TV man. Thanks so time at Seth Davis from the athletic. That's just the brain is open sense brain. And let the college basketball I could talk to and our ready for my tournament. Paulie? There you go buffalo. There's your pick buffalo. What do you make of a buffalo? Paulie, MAC, just take. Right. All right. Speaking of taking them, we've acquired some audio tapes. I think I should probably share with you guys on the other side. Okay. Just some tapes have come my way, some acquisition. Remember, I told you everybody's always rolling tape. Somebody's always rolling as the case of that. I can't wait standby. 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"russell turner" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

10:28 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Here on the ESPN family of networks, and we are getting things going the brackets and now just over seven thousand seven million fifty seven thousand bracket steamrolling towards seven million fifty eight thousand all my cash out all morning begging us, you say a little over seven million. I was told there'd be no matter very specific goes on here, though. It's a lot over seven million. And most of the uptick has been you now being awaiting conscious morning and finally being able to log into your account of the tournament. John promise. It's very easy. He just makes it look different horrific. No it is. It is very easy. I just cannot do it. I is watching you. But you feel me though. Greenberg with this. Our college basketball analyst, by the way, the show. That's not the show. Sometimes is the best show. That's sort of the way we look at it. So again, Mike Golic Michael junior. Trey wingo here with you. We got a cavalcade of people with us including Seth Greenberg here. So let's talk about a couple of things now with straight talk. Brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones, best networks contracts. We had it last year happened for the first time you NBC university of Maryland Baltimore County took down number one seat Virginia and not only the number one seed a number one. They were the number one. It was literally sixty eight against taking down number one. If you go by getting into the tournament all that kind of stuff. So that's how crazy it was. So Jay Bilas was asked on sportscenter yesterday. Is it possible that we could see this happened two years in a row that a sixteen could take down a number one again. And the ant eaters always love to have the anti. Coach by Russell Turner. They've won thirty games. Now. The last time a team out of the big west one thirty games as nineteen Ninety-one UNLV with Greg. Anthony, Larry Johnson stakes when they are not this. This team is not that good. But they've got a bunch of really good players. They're very good defensively Irvine can play and they are not afraid and they played Kansas state year ago, and they got beat in Manhattan with they're not afraid. So they're not afraid. But does that mean, they can do it? Do you see it happening again two years in a row now, it's not gonna happen to you? UC Irvine is a very good team. They're really good defensively. An elite defensive team they were very well balanced team. They share the basketball passion team. Russell turn is a terrific coach played at Hampton Sydney for a guy named Tony shavers. But no, I don't see Irvine pulled that off wolf hazards grandson, the great rollout through his his grandson plays on a team. I think Doc Rivers son also plays on that team are clippers. Shirley in the morning. Yeah. People are gonna what your final four a lot of people. Final four is going not so much one on one chalk, but one and two if you could see a lower seed getting there, which which would that be I like, Texas Tech. I like, Texas Tech. I think that crispier is an incredible job. And if you if you don't follow Chris beard on Twitter or Texas Tech on quarter Twitter, his court, his fireside chats our Twitter magic, it's the funniest thing. You've ever watched in your life. I mean, it's absolutely layers. But Texas Tech is a defensive team. Why are they lead defensive team? They pressure the ball. They deny ball reversal. They've got rid protection they can play a little bit of zone. But it's offensively. The reason why I'm moving forward in an eight game win streak before they lost to West Virginia. And now aka this forty two percent from three point line average ten three made threes game. So you defensive team they've got to go to a pro lottery pick and Jerry Culver, Matt Mooney. Their point guard can really pressure the ball and make shots. And all of a sudden Dhabi Moretti is making shots. So you've got rid protection. Shop acres are they real old school Bobby Knight motion, but they have some sets they run into it. And they've got a toughness about them and collectively about them in terms of between the coaching staff and the players in his spirit. Texas Tech is really good Texas Tech looking really good, and you mentioned the physicality there, which makes me think of one of the teams that was interesting the other day as we were talking to the NCAA tournament committee chair Tennessee who if they had won the SEC tournament. They said would have been in line for a one seat in this instead gets blown out by Auburn and that one but physical team Admiral Scofield, one of the best names in college basketball, certainly, but how do you like Tennessee's chances kind limping in off at SEC title game. I really liked ten this year little guard Jordan bone trae Jones Xavier Simpson at Michigan caches Winston and Michigan state your bones. As good as any of those guys, maybe not cash cash Swinstead at a different level this year. But they've got an elite point guards and guard the ball. They've got a matchup problem in Admiral Scofield, they've got inside outside presence. And a lot of ways in grant Williams. And they they have their seat is not a burden like those dudes have fun. Like they have. They work is Rick Barnes runs a Har, he coaches them hard. But when they're off the court, they have another team that has a great chemistry and a gate rate. Great spirit now they have to play Virginia potentially. And that could be a very tough match up. But I liked this Tennessee team. I have a problem with the chair saying they won the conference that they would have been one. But everyone else who wanna conference tournament did move up receipt. So if you win we're gonna make you a one, but everyone else Iowa State since it had like Cincinnati got wrecked. Their coach was no stranger and letting people know about that too. I heard him. He's a great. In fact, let's play that right now. This is Mick Cronin. The Cincinnati head coach on the ESPN radio NCAA tournament preview special. And let's just say he made it clear where he stood about where he thought his team should be. And where his team was seated shouldn't have been a seven seat. Yeah. Oh, you know, and that's fair because it for those of us more than fair. But it's a fact. If the. League schedule. But hey, man, it don't matter. But I'm not gonna act like we did us any favors that one. I'm not going to accept jerick Cumberland is getting going at the right time. Do you feel like he's taken his game to just another level in the March that you guys have had right now. Well, I'm glad you watch the conference started it because I don't think anybody on the selection committee did. I think we know where he stands on why they play Iowa in the first round they get by that. Then they'll have Tennessee. So a second round it gets right to just love him yanking it back from the depths start trying to talk about the players committee. Hosed us Mick Cronin. I joke with Macron's by five nine pound for pound the best coaching American. I've because of his stature right what he's to nine straight and play tournaments. Wow. Nine straight. He took over the program. There was a little bit of disarray nine. He's a Cincinnati guy. He reflects Cincinnati that team plays this match up zone. It's hard to play against I did one of their games, and jerk Cumberland is a shot made the reason he answered that way because he had thirty in that game. At thirty. So they absolutely game. They beat Houston. They're not a seven seat. They should have been five seat. Plain and simple now, can I would beat them. Yes. I can beat them. I can get down to forward score. I was struggled defensively. I was disarray after Fran mccaffery got suspended for those two games when he had that meltdown. But Nick Cronin is right. And why if Tennessee wins they're going to be number one? But every other team that won their conference tournament. Michigan state most important. Yeah, they got host. All right. So let's let's look at the end of this because it's nice to pick the first round upsets. But they really in most polls only get your point. Let's get to the final four where you're getting the most points and then the championship game who's your final four who's your title game. Who's your who's your national champ? I mean, it's not real averaging in Kentucky. Kentucky beat North Carolina. They beat North Carolina early in the season. PJ Washington's playing high level he matches up pretty well. With Luke maye that. I have do contentious tack to beaten, Texas Tech. And then I have the rematch of the first game of the season. Kentucky and it will be a better game. But I think to win the game is there one number one seed that you really have concerns about more than the other three. We've got three from one conference. Yeah. And of those three and a conference everyone's going to say it's going to be it's going to be Virginia. Because of the style of play everyone gets if you can post your style plan the game. It makes no difference. That region is perfect for them because they all pretty much playing the same way. The thing is late in the clock. They don't change the personality, which I like the Andrea hundred makes them different because the end of a shot clock. He can just go get a shot. They didn't have that guy before my only concern about Virginia's tied drums had his back issues. Also, and no one really knows is one hundred is one hundred one does it flare up doesn't flare up because that dude is a tough guy that you guys probably didn't see the circus game. He took an album right to face, and the I mean, I'm talking about just. AM from six eight player who's about to six to forty. And the only thing he did. He was Lopez. Does I think he did was the ball moved from the wing to the baseline so defensively moose Winton based on. You can get got to get to the other side of the post. He didn't even flinch. You got his head taken office literally face this crushed if you do it slow motion all he did was Spain and get to the other side of the post and get his arm across and continue to play. I mean, it was the craziest thing that he's a tough kid Baxter. Brutal. I mean, you never over flares up. It's an issue by the way, Seth Greenberg with is what our are you right now in the marathon on day. No, I'm good. I'm good. I last yesterday. We I was there from the morning till eleven o'clock at night. And then now I'm to the end. Are you ready? All you need right now, shower and believe me. That's true. That would be that would be where the wind is coming from plane about this. Yeah. This is true. Yeah. It's all secondary. Where would you rather be than right here? Right now doesn't get on the golf course taking those. I look forward to. Do we don't have my own golf cart? That is straight talk, by the way talk wireless, nationwide coverage on America's largest and most.

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Deep Dive into March Madness

KNBR Tonight with Drew Hoffar & Kevin Frandsen

09:36 min | 3 years ago

Deep Dive into March Madness

"To this point. We've got Abilene Christian beating Kentucky. We have seen the whole over walford. And we have Georgia state over Houston. All upsets is it your belief that any of those could actually happen. I would say you might as well just go and put money on those because if any of those hit you guys are going to be rich your need. The giants sponsor the show. So. Look, I think I don't know you say you had Wofford or seeing hall winning that game. We have Seton Hall. Seton Hall is winning that game. Yeah. Like, I think that's one that could realistically happen. I will say that while you know, me the supposed- expert isn't picking Georgia's state like I don't think it's inconceivable that they win that game. They they have no probably have the best player on the floor. They have a kid named DeMarcus Simmons who's going to play in the NBA at some point. He he actually he averaged eighteen a game this year and his numbers are actually down a little bit. So I don't know that I would be the guy to pick Abilene Christian over to Turkey. If that's where the darts are going. I do think you're right. Yeah. The the dogs are feeling it and might be by the way, we should tell everyone that you're biased can you? Tell everyone the name of your book. Please. Oh, yeah. No. I had a book about Kentucky basketball. You know, what I was gonna say to you was is that when you say nobody knows what they're doing. So I I said this on another radio interview this morning is there's a reason that they offer a billion dollars for a perfect bracket every year, and nobody wins it. So I think that as much as I'd like to say that the hours and days, I've spent in front of the TV and talking to coaches and talking to you know, is that it's all worthwhile. When I fill out the bracket. I don't know that throwing darts at a wall isn't just a better option than what I've been doing. Thank you very much. Would you like to be with us right now as we select a couple more games? Yes. Okay. I tell me what you think real quick just give me like fifteen seconds or less on Ohio State versus Iowa State. So I always state they got three or four pros on that team. They could legit make the Sweet Sixteen or elite. I wanna be surprised they could legit lose to Ohio State. And I would it be spread. Okay. So if you wouldn't be surprised by anything. This is a a pressure free throw that I'm about to make Ohio states the eleven I was states the six so rat is Ohio State Brown will be Iowa State. Here we go. We got read. Again, we got nothing but upset so Ohio State is going to defeat. I was day. But you don't think that's crazy. I don't think it's crazy. So state hit Ohio State. Yeah. We've got nothing. We've take four games so far. It's all upsets, I don't know why I'm hitting hitting all here on the board. There you go out to Vegas. It all read their. Let's you know. So no, I don't I don't think that's insane. At all. I mean, Ohio State plays in the big ten. They laid great teams all year. They've been good teams Iowa State again. These are the facts that are going to be meaningless when my bracket blows up, but they lost five out of their last six games in the regular season. They got hot in the last week. I don't think it's insane. At all that Ohio State would pull that upset. Okay. Let's do one more Jimmy ten seconds on Kansas versus northeastern. Kansas. I'll say this hits read I won't be surprised really was Kansas was a biz mole on the road this year. So they had a couple injuries. A couple of suspensions. You know, one guy's not playing, you know, guardian took some money and got caught by the FBI. And so they went like one in seven away from home in their last eight games. So it waiting their last eight games away from home. So it would not surprise me. If on a neutral court, they got upset I'd hear it goes, Kansas versus northeastern. Okay, Kansas is going to survive Kansas is going to win round one. So we do have our first favorite of the first round. And will be Kansas defeating northeastern very exciting stuff. I'm I'm glad that you're you're right in the middle here, though that you're you're becoming one of us us us. Every man college basketball fans were just like, yeah. I'd this could go either way. I'm glad you're saying that right now. Well, I remember a few years ago. First of all my bracket is always the worst one. And everyone's like, what are your picks? And I'm like, you don't really want my picks. But I remember, you know, I was talking with our buddy Colin cowherd three years ago. And he said do you get mad when everybody else that doesn't watch like me has a better bracket than you? And I said, you know, Colin, I'm a lot like Bill Belichick. I just focus on myself. I don't worry about the outside noise. What it does drive me a little bananas that all these all these men hours. I put loving the sport. And it's all for nothing come March. I wanna ask you this. This is a conversation that was happening here at the office about an hour ago. Which is the best college basketball team in the state of California this year. Oh, man. I feel like I had this conversation. It's obviously not USC. It's not. I'm trying to think, you know, I think it might be UCLA by down. And there's only there's just a letter listeners. All there's only two teams from the entire state of California in this bracket at its UC Irvine, it probably should have been without a major upset. It would have only been one. It's UC Irvine in Saint Mary's that's wild that's wild. I think Saint Mary's would probably went on a neutral court, but I'll tell you what Irvine is one if the dark skew towards Irvine that would not surprise me at all like, I know you said a minute ago. Nobody knows these head coaches follow, blah, all I'm saying is as cow is abysmal in the Pac twelve Russell Turner. Who's the head coach at UC Irvine? They could be they could do themselves a favor to give him a call, by the way, he coached at Stanford. He was in assistant with the Golden State Warriors. He knows the bay area that guy can coaches, you know, what off I don't know that he'd be a great interview for your show. You just want more entertaining. College basketball. You should have your. Your buddies over Cal get him a call. Hey, while we're on it. What are we doing here with with Pac twelve sports? What's what's what's happening right now? So as anti Pac twelve is anybody as everybody because I think the bottom line is we had the worst combined year ever since they've been recording numbers in wins and losses for Zona and UCLA in the same season. We gotta season where one's been bad. We've had a season where another has been bad. But we've never had a season where they're collectively as bad. And so what I always say is, you know, we would be talking about how bad the ACC was if Duke in North Carolina had historically their worst seasons combined ever the big twelve. Did it feel a sexy this year because Kansas wasn't good? And I just think look Arizona. They have the number one or three class coming in. They're going to get right? But if errors Zona was just what they've been in UCLA was just what they've been all of a sudden, you add two more top twenty five teams in you. Then potentially have five bitch the NCAA tournament. Nobody feels bad now with that said, I can't really speak for football, which is a total mess, but basketball, I think it's cyclical I think they'll be fine. I see that you said getting back to the brackets the Tennessee and Michigan state where the two teams that got screwed. Why why do you think that? So two different reasons. I think in general nobody really has a big gripe. But Mark, you know, for people who don't follow this stuff three hundred sixty five days a year in the past the committee has kind of made this big stink about we do wanna keep teams close to home because you know, we don't want these student athletes to travel, whatever buffalo, blah. I know where you stand on all that. But they always have given preferential treatment to the higher seeded teams. It's a very simple concept you bust your butt. You're awesome all year, you shouldn't have to play in somebody's backyard in so Tennessee could potentially in round to have to play Cincinnati in Columbus, Ohio, which is only about an hour from Cincinnati. I just think that's totally unfair for a team. That's done. You know, they they've been awesome. And it could come down to their basically playing a true road game in the NCAA tournament, you know, after six months of hard work. I just think that's kinda nonsense and then when Michigan state. You know, it's the deal of the committee considered them one of the quote unquote, best number two seeds. So then why are they lined up with the best number one seed, and do it makes absolutely no sense to me. Yeah. That's interesting. All right. Gimme gimme the dark horse that could make some noise who's wearing Cinderella. This year. Well, I'll tell you. I know I know you have a primarily NBA audience Murray state with John Mirant got to be a lottery pick that kid is unbelievable. He average twenty four games scoring led the nation in this. I think he is every bit the real deal. And if you told me he put his team on his back. I'll Steph curry wins to three games basically by himself. It wouldn't surprise me kid is just out of this world. I think whether you follow college basketball, whether you're following the darts. That's a kid to watch out for because he's

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"russell turner" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

02:55 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"I just sort of toss it him any team in the tournament. And he can absolutely turn on a dime. And give you a computer software analysis that would fit somewhere on ESPN. So let's just start with what is UC Irvine tell us gods. What people need to look for don't even know what you see Irvine's nickname is what do people have the ant eaters out of the big west thirteenth seed in the south. I I'm Dan I am telling you this is one of the most underrated conferences in America. And they're chipping the anti-drug one of the most underrated teams in America winners sixteen straight head coach Ron Russell Turner has the team playing great at the right time because you wanna be hot headed. It's a March. And no one is hotter than the anti-drugs out of the big was, and I'm telling you, they are the best even California not UCLA. Not USC was trying to figure out if they're basketball players actually played basketball eight is the ant eaters out of UC Irvine, Dan, and I'm telling you, they should have been a higher seed. They're gonna really talk draw, but they don't have senior guard play, but they do have experienced guard play. They have junior Gord play math hazards, wealth and a half points to game worker. Two point eight assist. The game. I tell you both these guys a lockdown defenders at don't be surprised if the anti-delors out of the big west conference, the big ones champions, find themselves in the elites, so good. He can do it on any team. He can do it. I don't know if the coach's name is Ron Russell on us. Russell turner. Everyone knows paying attention. The college basketball. Like, I have the attire season. Everyone knows Turner. And he won't be there along I promise you that. And it wasn't Kansas state. You should be worried. You should be staying up all night because this is a team that no one wanted to see in the first round of the NC double A tournament. Why? Because they should probably be a seven or eight, Mike. Do we wanna give people yet? Do we wanna start down the path of giving people who is UC Irvine in our tournament. Are we ready to unveil in any way, the things that we're going to be doing in our tournament? If you're not familiar with what we do. We are not interested. We're interested in the game start on Thursday and Friday, we'll be interested in the storylines. In fact, we I won't even be here. That's how interested I going to be watching the story lines at home. So I could concentrate on on how much fun it is once the tournament starts but our tournament for years now has been the looks like game we take each team. And we find a correspond. Funding looks like that has been submitted by the producers or us or the audience, and you have the number one seeds back there. We have the number one seeds. Now, we spent a large chunk of our budget this year, just assembling a committee..

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"russell turner" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

10:35 min | 3 years ago

"russell turner" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Potentially high NFL draft prospect in studio Christian Wilkins, former Clemson defensive tackle. That's coming up next hour rod Brindamour now number three. But as promised we are joined right now by the head basketball coach at UC Irvine. He is in his ninth season at UCI a two time conference coach of the year. He led the and eaters to four regular season titles a conference tournament title five postseason appearances UC Irvine twenty five and five on the season thirteen one conference play. And they take on Cal poly Thursday night. Seven PM Pacific. Russell Turner is my guest Ross nice to have you back on the show. How are you? I'm doing great. Jim. It's great to be with you. I can't thank you for having me and use your van on the show. Russ otas. Great to talk to you. And it's great to talk UCLA basketball. Let me ask you this. I beat UC riverside Saturday, and you wrapped up the big west regular season title is I mentioned that gives you twenty five wins on the year. Most in regular season school history. You've won eleven straight. How is life around UCI and on campus right now? Life is always good on campus at UC Irvine. Anybody who's ever been here knows that? And our team is doing well right now, I'm pleased with that. And you know, we're still hungry. I've got a group. That's as competitive is is any I've been around, and they love the fact that I'm pushing them, and they're also pushing me so we have a house what's still to come. You know, I was there not long ago. I was in your house, and you guys are hungry. They play hard. That's the place really really hard. Let me ask you about Johnson Galloway. He broke the school record for career rebounds. And that title is in addition to a couple of big west defensive player of the year awards, which you already owns how much is he meant to the team and to the program overall. Oh, man, Jonathon Galloway is just a quintessential college basketball player. He's unbelievable Representative of this university. As you mentioned, he's the all time leading rebounder. He's going to be the first player ever to get the defensive player of the year ward for three times. You know, his stats don't indicate all the impact he has on us. He's just a a winning player. And what I've said recently, Jim that I think resonates with people is that I haven't been around again have a similar impact on a team since I was an assistant coach for Tim Duncan at Wake Forest, and people know what Tim Duncan became before. It became all that we saw the impact he had gallows had an impact here at Irvine. That's amazing praise right there. And I'm gonna ask you about your time at Wake Forest in a couple of minutes. Russell Turner is the head coach UC Irvine thing is you've got some amazing depth on this team. You've got the ability to play nine guys nearly starters minutes as a head coach. How valuable is it to have that kind of depth and that kind of options they've opened things up for you. What's incredibly valuable to have so much talent is all been willing to make sacrifices and that's been the key to our team success? You know, we do feel like we have at least nine guys who could be considered starters. Both with their contributions and the minutes they play in all of those guys has been willing to sacrifice for their teammates. And I think that's given this team energy and allows us to continue to have momentum's deep in the year. UC Irvine is one twenty five games their head coach Russell Turner is my guest now when you and I spoke on the eve of your first tournament, they're back in two thousand fifteen we talked about how there had not been a big basketball racially UC Irvine and the word had been that. This simply was not a place where we can have success. But now you're in a position now where you can add even more trophies to what you've already done how much has that narrative changed in recent years. Yeah. Think the narrative has changed altogether. And it was I remember vividly where I was standing when I talked to you last on the first that first NCAA tournament game we're still hoping to break through again in the NCAA tournament because that's such an impactful opportunity for our university. If we can do it we've said now the goal is changed. Not just to make the NCAA tournament. But to be in position and good enough to advance. I think that if we can make it this year we do have team. It's good enough. We'll see if we can continue to build on the goals. But I do think the perception of our program is altogether different crowd of that. And a lot has gone into that a lot of people have play part in that most. Specifically, my players, obviously my staff, but it's been a team effort UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner, my guests. So in terms of changing that narrative, I know you're not gonna Pat yourself on the back to much but over the course of the season is there a better college team in California, then UC Irvine. I'm glad you asked. I don't think there is. Obviously an opinion statement. But it's also one I think that can be backed up by the numbers this year. The only team that's ranked higher than we are at California your Saint Mary's, and we beat them on their home floor and one of the things we always struggled with the scheduling the teams in California. We play any of them this year, some of the ones that are usually good or down. And we're not we're up, and I do like to promote the fact that if you stacked everybody up week likely be on top of this year. Russell Turner, my guess now if you've had the kind of success that you've had your name is going to come up for other jobs. So how do you approach that? Do you owe it to yourself to answer the phone when it rings? I mean, everybody likes to be recognized for being solid at what they do. But what I'll say to you on that. Jim is that if you've been here you've been on this campus? I've got a great life here. I've got a great team program in place where I fit really well. And I could see myself being here for a long time. Like, other coaches, I've admired if done, you know, Bob McKillop at Davidson been his place for a long time ready Bennett at Saint Mary's been his place for a long time. Mark you Gonzaga's been his place for a long time. There's not much better at coaching them to feel like you've got a great fit. And I feel like I've got that. With with my players in our program here, we're talking to UCI head coach Russell Turner going back to something we've talked about you played your college ball at Hampton, Sydney. Were you were a division? Three all American, and then you served as an assistant there before he went to work for Dave Odem it Wake Forest, which meant you were coaching, Tim Duncan. And then he chased by. Coaching Steph curry in Golden State. There are not too many people on the planet who can say they've coached both guys. What were those experiences? Like, those are those are incredible experiences to draw from you know, as an athlete. I'm not an athlete more. But to watch those incredibly high level, athletes and all the things that go into making them good. And then from a coaching standpoint to see the impact that those two had was just remarkable haven't coach to two time NBA MVP what I stress to my players is the things they have in common, and that's their character and their commitment to the game and their ability to make other players better. Both of those two guys have that more than any other athletes I've been around, and I think that they also have great basketball brains. Great brains general great brains for the game, and we recruit to that here. What I like to think we do is help our players get better. Just as I watched Tim get incredibly better and stuff gets incredibly better. They kept doing that throughout their careers. And that's what we try to get our players to do one more thing about Steph. When he first started the NBA, he clearly was not the physical shape that he's in right now. What do you remember about the early days with Steph? Well, first of all Don Nelson said from the beginning that he thought he'd be a superstar. And so I give credit for you know, seeing down the road on that stuff. Did you know struggle a little bit physically when he began in the NBA the story, I tell gases remember going into Madison Square Garden the first time and Nelly. I think either didn't start him or pulled him out of the game real quickly barely played him in that game. And it was almost like he was and stuff. Resolve to be good or something. I made it hard on him. And there's probably another better Nellie could've done to present that type of challenge to stuff and see the way that he attacked it every day. You know, Steph was incredible in his determination belief in himself and his drive to get better. I think that's the thing that separates the guys who end up being the best is they're drive to get better. And just feel really fortunate to being around him. It was a lot of fun. Speaking of Nellie. Did you see a press conference recently? It looks like my man or man is living the very best life in Maui. Did you get a look at him? And have you spoken to him recently? Yeah. Yeah. I have spoken to them. And last time I spoke to him was before I saw that interview. And if I'd seen the interview, and I told Nellie it looked like he joined him on a motorcycle gang. Since that interview. I've told people that I'm not on the Nellie coaching tree. I'm one of the roots on the coach and we'd. Russell Turner, my guest. I gotta be honest Russ. Now, you know, I'm a couch show, and you may or may not know, but I brought the family out the last two years to watch you guys grow up against my alma mater UCSB. Let's just say y'all have not been very hospitable to the Rome family. I mean, come on. Russell put you on the show. You punch us in the face. That's not. That's not the way I've thought of it. I mean, I do appreciate everything you do it for me. And you know, we'll give you some luxury seats next time. You come over here. Just let me know. Yeah. You guys always do that. That's not a concern. Russell Turner the head coach UCI they're twenty five and five thirteen and one in conference. They've got a game at Cal poly on Thursday night. Russ nice to have you back on, you know, I'm watching closely, and it's always good to talk some ball with you. Very man. I appreciate it. Jim keep doing your thing. UT Russ Russell Turner UC Irvine head coach. You know, if you're in Irvine, and again, I was out there to watch my gauchos beat up on them. And it didn't happen. They play hard. They're deep. They're talented athletic day, play extremely hard. And you've got head coach. He's done an amazing job there in amazing job. And you have to hope that he has a quality of life and says like all the others. You know what I can? I like what I have. I like my family being here. I like the school. I like my team. I like what we're accomplishing. Maybe I don't have to leave. Maybe I don't have to go someplace else to live the kind of life and have the kind of career I want you got hope for the best if you're UC Irvine and you put a priority on basketball. You can do whatever you can't keep this guy's long as you can..

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