He finally got his wish.
For a little bit of fun, we thought that we would highlight this blog entry that discusses provision #19 in the National Letter of Intent that high school recruits, including Larry Davis, sign.
19. If Coach Leaves. I understand I have signed this NLI with the institution and not for a particular sport or individual. If the coach leaves the institution or the sports program, I remain bound by the provisions of this NLI. I understand it is not uncommon for a coach to leave his or her coaching position.
The ACC Area Sports Journal detailed some of Davis’ ‘recruitment’ from Bobby Gonzalez. Mr O summarized it as follows:
The ACC Sports Journal explained the potential tampering involved with Seton Hall and Davis. Gonzalez delayed hiring his coaching staff even though it was well known who he was going to hire so that these guys could make contact with recruits during a quiet/dead period. One of the guys on his staff is a NYC AAU guy that is close to Davis. If Gonzalez had hired him officially right away, then this AAU guy would have had to follow NCAA regulations and he could have had no contact with Davis. Instead, Gonzalez waited or hasnâ€™t even announced his staff yet.
Even Greg Dickhead referenced the situation; We refer you to this entry for the following on how Bobby Gonzalez recruits:
3. Seton Hallâ€™s ruse: The worst secret in college basketball is that new Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez will complete his staff with former St. Johnâ€™s assistant Dermon Player. Why hasnâ€™t Gonzalez gone ahead and hired Player? Because he needs Player to stay with his AAU program, the Metro Hawks, as long as possible. Some of the best players in the area are playing for the Hawks, which means unlimited access for a future Seton Hall assistant. Is this legal? Sure it is. Should it be legal? Of course not.