Jimmy Patsos’ Advice to Will Brown: Lifetime Contract or Chase the Money [AUDIO]
UAlbany’s Will Brown has reportedly interviewed with both Fordham and George Mason this week. Cross-town rival Siena head coach Jimmy Patsos weighed in on the decision that Brown could be facing.
“Will brings a lot of stability, but he is a tough out,” said Patsos, with Armen and Levack on 104.5 The Team, Wednesday afternoon. “He grinds it out and coaches differently than I do, in terms of the style of play but he is an excellent coach.
“I have sat on the bench of an ACC school and I have that in me, but I have also gotten that out of my system. Will is probably saying, 'I just coached my butt off and almost beat Oklahoma, we almost beat Florida, we almost beat Connecticut, we beat Mount Saint Mary’s in the tournament. I want to go to an A-10 school, I want to go to a BCS school.' Because he has been on charter flights in the NCAA tournament, it’s a nice lifestyle.
“He should get a lifetime contract at Albany, or not only chase the money, but chase the challenge. But if you don’t win at this level, they don’t care about graduation rates.”
Will Brown’s UAlbany program has won the America East three years in a row and most recently lost to Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 69-60.