thought that there wasn't enough discipline in this program in lot of areas.
That was my disappointment. You want your coaches to succeed and I was hoping
the best that Wayne Morgan would come in and do great and take us to great
heights. When they do that,
Q: Did you see this coming?
Thompson: Well yeah I have to be honest that I thought there was a possibility when Jamie asked to hear my thoughts. Again, I go back to saying that the one thing that I think this program was lacking was discipline. I've always felt, and like I said, I'm an old-timer. That goes back to the old days when discipline is a great part and I see discipline as being very important to being successful.
Thoughts on next year's team
have an outstanding freshman who is red-shirting, Farnold Degand. We have a
couple of great recruits next year coming in. I heard that they were going to
make an offer to get Tasheed Carr to return. You've got some talented young
guys. I see a coach coming in, whoever it is that has the opportunity without
any pressure to continue something strong. Most
Q: Do you have anybody in mind right now who would be a good coach here?
Thompson? No. Well I suppose if I was honest there is a group of people but that is Jamie's decision. Over the year's I've made a lot of acquaintances with people and I can get a lot of information to help him that maybe some other people couldn't get.
Thompson: Well I think that a lot of people thought that this season was going to be better. I just did not see the discipline.
Q: It's been a heck of a week for the program, how do you assess what's happened this week?
Thompson: This isn't just about discipline on the court. There are a lot of other issues that go into their (Polllard the president) final decision. I trust their judgment.