If roundball is your blood, this is the place to discuss the Flames as they move into the Ritchie McKay era for the 2nd time.

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By Dalegarz1
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Roy Williams retired! Tony Bennett to UNC and Ritchie McKay to Virginia. Far fetched?
By olldflame
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Dalegarz1 wrote: April 1st, 2021, 5:57 pm Roy Williams retired! Tony Bennett to UNC and Ritchie McKay to Virginia. Far fetched?
I really don't see any reason for Tony to go to UNC. He has proven he can win it all at UVA and it seems he is deeply appreciated at all levels there. Tar Hole fans are so entitled, as an outsider running a totally different system, they would turn on him at the first sign of struggle.
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By Purple Haize
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We having a coaching carousel thread
By badger74
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CRM did a great interview on local sports radio this evening. TB not going to UNC. CRM not going anywhere soon but did not rule out a move somewhere some time. WLNI
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By Cider Jim
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flameshaw wrote: April 1st, 2021, 9:15 pm Why would TB take a demotion? 8)
Missionary work in Chapel Hill. :pray
By ballcoach15
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flameshaw wrote: April 1st, 2021, 9:15 pm Why would TB take a demotion? 8)
Going to UNC would not be a demotion. Now if the Boo Hoos Women's Rowing Coach went to UNC, that might considered a demotion.
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By ASOR Forums Admin
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RITCHIE MCKAY RECEIVES CONTRACT EXTENSION

Liberty University has announced a new contract extension for head basketball coach Ritchie McKay. This is the third straight year McKay has received a contract extension and this current extension runs his contract through the 2027-28 season. The financial details were not immediately available.

“We are grateful for Coach McKay’s long term commitment to Liberty,” Flames’ Athletic Director Ian McCaw stated. “You couple that with the opening of the new arena, it really signals a very bright future for the program. The two words I use to describe Coach McKay is selfless exceptionalism in terms of just the way he goes about his business in building this program into what’s become among the winningest programs in the nation over the last three years while still closely aligning with our mission to train champions for Christ.”

The extension comes on the heels of three of the most successful seasons in school history. The Flames have won 82 games over the past three seasons, setting a school record for wins in both 2018-19 and 2019-20. Liberty has won three straight regular season and tournament titles in the ASUN, earning the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament each season. The Flames defeated Mississippi State in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the program’s first ever win in the Big Dance.

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By olldflame
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I would not be surprised if Ian offered something like that, but Ritchie was not ready yet to make the commitment.
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By Sly Fox
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I am sure the Bill Self deal was written with buyouts for the school to cut their losses when they can him. That is not LU's motivation with Coach McKay.
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