UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

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Re: Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby WFVX » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:50 am

Maine men's basketball adds Simon, Sonko to staff

..."It's going to help our program a great deal to add someone with Bob Simon's talent, professionalism and experience," Walsh said in a release. "He's played a significant role in winning programs at all levels of college basketball, and his commitment and work ethic have always stood out in coaching circles. He'll make everyone in our program better, and we are very excited to have him on board."

Sonko meanwhile heads to Orono after playing 10 years professionally overseas. He was a star at Coastal Carolina from 2003 to 2007, becoming one of just four players in school history to notch 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.


The two will fill the voids left by Matt O'Brien and Tom Barrett, who departed last week to take jobs at George Washington and Sacred Heart respectively.

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Re: Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby WFVX » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:33 am

New Maine men's basketball assistant, Bob Simon, brings excitement and experience to Orono

ORONO - Maine men's basketball head coach, Bob Walsh, has filled the vacancies on his staff.

Walsh has hired Bob Simon as his new assistant coach and Moses Sonko as the new director of basketball operations.

Simon comes in with years of experience as an assistant at top programs around the country.

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Re: Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby BDN » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:09 am

UMaine men’s basketball adds two staff members

...Simon, the former associate head coach at the University of Alabama, has 25 years of collegiate coaching experience. He has worked at Providence, Fairfield, Toledo and Wayne State. In two seasons under Avery Johnson at Alabama, Simon helped recruit ESPN’s No. 5-ranked incoming class in 2017.

“It’s going to help our program a great deal to add someone with Bob Simon’s talent, professionalism and experience,” said Walsh in a release. “He’s played a significant role in winning programs at all levels of college basketball, and his commitment and work ethic have always stood out in coaching circles. He’ll make everyone in our program better, and we are very excited to have him on board.”

Prior to Alabama, Simon spent nine seasons as the top assistant under head coach Ed Cooley at both Providence and Fairfield. He was responsible for recruiting two 2016 NBA draft picks to Providence in Kris Dunn (Minnesota Timberwolves, 1st round, No. 5 overall) and Ben Bentil (Boston Celtics, 2nd round, No. 51 Overall).

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Re: Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:24 am

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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby aechamps » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:06 pm

Noticed U of Vermont mens has a home game against UMaine Fort Kent on Nov 22nd. Article in the Burlington Free Press about how it has been hard to schedule home games.
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby bcbc55 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:11 pm

aechamps wrote:Noticed U of Vermont mens has a home game against UMaine Fort Kent on Nov 22nd. Article in the Burlington Free Press about how it has been hard to schedule home games.


aechamps: Must have been that pre-season exhibition for UMFK win over UMaine at the PIT last year. Think the score was 85-80 and the PIT is Maine's regular practice site.

Maine beat Husson at the CIC before that game and then Husson beat UMFK at home afer UMFK beat Maine at home. Who knows. Maine plays Husson at 3:00pm on Saturday, October 28th at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Long trip to Burlington for UMFK, but they are very used to traveling all over the Northeast and further.
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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby UMaine » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:02 am

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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby UMaine » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:32 am

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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby WFVX » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:27 am

Maine men's basketball understands urgency to win

..."There's urgency every day. No doubt about it," Walsh said Tuesday at the team's first official practice of the preseason.

The Black Bears were picked to finish second-to-last in America East by NBC Sports Tuesday, but Walsh knows those kind of predictions are to be expected with the past several years. He said the key to motivating themselves revolves in getting the team to buy into this season as one they can open eyes in. If they can, then the squad can turn the page on the shortcomings of years past.

"We believe in what we're doing every day," he said. "We also understand this program hasn't had a lot of success lately. So we need to start having some success so guys really believe in what we're doing and we can turn it into a championship program."

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Re: UMaine Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

Postby NEP » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:53 am

Madness 2017-2018 Preseason America East All-Conference Teams

Fourth Team
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Andrew Fleming

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