This has been a hard one to process….You fire one coach(Gaudio) whose teams went [61-31] and you bring in another coach(Bzdelik) whose teams went [36-58]….
What is the trade-off rate here??? Will this change work? It won’t take long to find out, since the ACC basketball teams are due to get started with non-conference games this week….
Here’s Tudor’s take and he has been at the helm of ACC sportwriters for many seasons and this Tudor take comes in from the CharlotteObserver.com by way of the News and Observer in Raleigh……
The firing of Dino Gaudio by Wake Forest after last season long will rate among the strangest basketball coaching changes in ACC history.
It was certainly the league’s most unusual since Maryland ditched Lefty Driesell after his 1985-86 team finished 19-14 and narrowly lost to UNLV in the NCAA second round.
Deacons athletic director Ron Wellman said Gaudio was dismissed for a failure to win in the ACC and NCAA events even though his three teams won 61 of 92 overall games.
Just as extraordinary as the firing of Gaudio was the decision to hire journeyman Jeff Bzdelik after his three Colorado teams had gone 36-58.
Generally unaddressed through the changeover was the issue of programming, which must have been at least as much of a factor as Gaudio’s disappointing March results.
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And where’s Dino Gaudio these days? Is he still coaching college basketball?? Anybody got the scoop???