It wasn’t meant to be. Anderson decided to stay in Missouri for 2/3 the money. Nothing wrong with that. Proven commodity vs. more money. As others have put it, the decision for Anderson came down to “how big a fellow are you?” He chose less money and loyalty to what he has built. I respect that. Damon did what he could do. If I know Jimmy Sexton, he didn’t advise his client to take LESS money. It was all about loyalty and that is that.
To me, Xavier’s Sean Anderson might be the next to dance with. Villanova’s coach is very NJ, so he might be out. Brad Stephens is younger than some of my socks and is a committed Butler guy, to boot. Jeff Capel is a nice choice, but do we want to be a destination or a placeholder for Duke? I guess the question then becomes for us “how big a boy are you?”