SANJAY Posted March 20, 2014 Group: Member Topic Count: 298 Content Count: 7,950 Reputation: 909 Days Won: 20 Joined: 10/31/2005 Share Posted March 20, 2014 The current basketball coaching search made me review the poor history of usf basketball. My own personal knowledge goes back to Radenko Dobras and Hakim Shaheed while I was in high school. But I had heard of Lee Rose and USF's attempt to launch the program to the big time through hiring him. So I did some research. Lee Rose led the UNC-cHARLOTTE 49ers to the final 4 in 1977 and then left for Purdue who he took to the final 4 in 1980. He came to USF later in 1980. What a coup. At the time USF was in the Sun Belt. Rose led the team to 3 NIT berths and a 106-69 record during his 6 years. The best winning percentage in usf history. So why did he leave? Well based on the article below it appears that Rose was hard to get along with, not a gladhander, butted heads with the AD and the president, suffered from an underfunded program and poor fan support. Not sure how accurate the article is but the article left me with a feeling of what could have been. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1986-01-08/sports/0190090001_1_lee-rose-south-florida-sun-dome Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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