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NBA Scouts Sour On Guerrero/Alford's Third Rate Program

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"I'll never go back to Pauley"

Stephen Dunn

Thursday's game against Arizona wasn't only the Hoosier Loser's last chance to inject any kind of enthusiasm or momentum into a dead basketball season and program, it was also a chance for Chianti Dan to "showcase" the competency of his athletic department in a game of national importance and attention. And boy did he ever deliver...some hilarious gems.

Stop me if any of the following surprises you (H/T to jjreicher for calling this out):

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Plenty of grumbling from NBA execs from UCLA-Arizona last night about how poorly they were treated. &quot;I&#39;ll never go back to Pauley&quot; one says.</p>&mdash; Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) <a href="https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/statuses/421770113444888576">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Another NBA GM texts: &quot;clearly they don&#39;t want NBA people there evaluating their guys. I just hope their next batch of recruits know that.&quot;</p>&mdash; Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) <a href="https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/statuses/421770160614027265">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>They were seated in the nosebleeds. Couldn&#39;t see anything. Wasted trip RT <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnCon973">@JohnCon973</a> can you cite an example? just gonna call it grumbling?</p>&mdash; Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) <a href="https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/statuses/421771001798479872">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/UNMHoops">@UNMHoops</a> I don&#39;t think there&#39;s anything wrong with charging. Every NBA scout I spoke to said they are happy to pay for a good seat.</p>&mdash; Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) <a href="https://twitter.com/DraftExpress/statuses/421807700574760961">January 11, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Givony is of DraftExpress.com and Dan's terrible hospitality inspired him to do an informal survey of the NBA scouts to see which colleges are most/least accommodating for scouting. But what's the big deal? Well for starters, it's not like Givony is new to this game. He's been covering this a while, and unless every scout he's talked to is new at their job, then their treatment at Old Pauley Under Glass must have been particularly poor compared to our peers for them to vent in this way, and for Givony to find their complaints unusual enough to tweet.

I hope the scouts enjoyed their view of the fancy electric ribbon that we paid over 100 million dollars for or the great glass job they did on the exterior of OPUG, because they sure weren't going to be able to do the job they were sent to Westwood to do. Whatever your opinion of the NBA itself and the guys they send to scope out our guys, it doesn't sound to me like any of them are being unreasonable. They're not looking for a whole lot of free swag. They all said they'd be glad to pay for a good seat so that they could do their jobs properly.

It's just another example of the embarrassing, third-rate, bush league way Chianti runs his AD.