Re-starting Arizona State men's tennis

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  1. Nostradamus

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    800 ?? that is way too high for foreign player that can hardly speak English. more like 200 would be fair...
     
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  2. ClarkC

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    800 is the combination of reading and math. You get 200 points on each section for signing your name.
     
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    Exactly,,, if you can sign your name, you Qualify for college in USA.......
     
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    That's how you got into Standford, right?
     
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    I have a S.A. friend who played DII tennis in Nebraska, might have been NAIA back then. Transferred to a Colorado School of Mines to finish his tennis and complete his Petro Engineering degree. He's now a VP at a major oil company. Darn good player too. BTW, came to America as an exchange student, ended up in rural Nebraska, loved soccer first, but the H.S. he went to did not have it, so his family took him to the football coach. He ended up their FG kicker that year, HAHA. Even got some looks by colleges as a kicker. All sort of paths out there kids, not just at the big DI schools.
     
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    Forgot to add. So much for the super coach ASU thought they might hire, like a Roddick (Andy or John), Todd Martin, etc. Supposedly that was their goal, to hire some marquee name that most anyone would know. Good luck to them and Steinberg.
     
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  7. Nacho

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    we are joking....
     
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    The Adam Steinberg who is one of only 4 head coaches to win a National Championship in the last 10 years? Or the Adam Steinberg who coached the only non-Power 5 school to a National Championship in the last 40 years?

    I bet he'll do just fine there, especially with the support from the ITA.
     
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  9. andfor

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    He's a good hire, not saying he's not and agree he'll likely do well. Just a far cry from ASU's rumored pursuit of a household name, that's all.
     
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    If they want to recruit non-tennis players, then I guess they need to hire Andy Roddick or Pete Sampras or Andre Agassi, because even non-tennis fans have heard of them. If they want to recruit junior tennis players, then Steinberg can list his credentials in 60 seconds or less and be more impressive than anyone else that Arizona State actually had a chance to hire.
     
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  11. Collegetennisrules

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    Great hire by ASU. Watch and see what he does with the program.
     
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    Oh wait....watch what he does back at Michigan.
     
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  15. illzoni

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    The ASU athletics department is a train wreck.
     
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    ASU is one of the best athletic departments out there. They will make a huge hire soon.
     
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    Agree, I can't imagine the ITA would set up camp there if it was a disastrous athletic department. Sucks they had to start off like this I am sure they will find someone else just as qualified
     
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    Or maybe he didn't want the ITA to dictate to him how to run his program...
     
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    Probably some truth to that statement....A lot of money floating around just for tennis
     
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    You threw in there Sampras and Agassi. I was tossing out examples, maybe not the best ones, but there's some big tennis names still in the game they might be able to hire. I'm not saying that's the right path. Personally I'd rather see them hire a good assistant or mid-major type coach looking to move up or former successful college coach looking to get back in the coaching ranks.

    Given Steinberg is a big name in college tennis, now that he's reneged we'll get to see what ASU's second choice is.
     
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    I am surprised they haven't gone after the Oklahoma State coaches....
     
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    Yeah good call, don't want one of the best coaches in the country who already has won a national championship at a non-BCS school. Makes complete sense to me. Doesn't matter now because he is staying at Michigan.
     
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    I admit I'm an Arizona Wildcats fan and am biased, but I don't believe this is accurate. A lot of what I read about ASU is tinged by rivalry, but the fumbling by their AD is clear.

    I can think of several factors:
    1) Location: year-round tennis, not at the premium price of SoCal or Florida;
    2) Transit: Phoenix is an affordable air destination and not completely cross country (but nearly so) from anywhere;
    3) Negotiating position: As I've asserted, a subpar AD would be easier to push around at the negotiating table.
     
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    Hey I agree with Clark that Steinberg was a good hire from a college coaching perspective and would be known among prospective juniors for recruiting purposes. Just not a household name they supposedly were after. Just a rumor I had heard from folks close to the program. Regardless, he backed out. Who really knows what the heck is going on there. Bottom line is it's really a good thing ASU is bringing back mens tennis. They have a little time to find someone, will be interesting to see who their next choice is.
     
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    South Florida's Matt Hill just accepted the job - release
     
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    Little surprised hill would want to be second pick, maybe he was even third, will be interesting to see what he can do with a bcs job
     
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  27. andfor

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    Hill is a very strong hire for ASU. He'll take them very high. I see top 20 and top 10 being a regularity with them.
     
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    Yup, I agree with those, but there are other places you could go that are similar. I think number 3 and the money behind the restart probably helped rather then messing with an established program.
     
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  29. illzoni

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    Definitely.
     
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    Anyone know if they have any recruits yet? What's the latest?
     
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    Benjamin Hannestad (ITF 45 / UTR 13.96) will go with Matt to Arizona. Matt should be getting players at that level no problem.
     
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