Brownell, Radakovich set to meet soon over program, next steps


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Clemson coach Brad Brownell and AD Dan Radakovich will talk soon about the program and what's next.
Clemson coach Brad Brownell and AD Dan Radakovich will talk soon about the program and what's next.

Clemson’s 2018-19 season came to a close at home in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday. The 63-55 loss to NIT 6-seed Wichita State finished off a 20-14 season, where they also ended up ninth in the ACC standings.

The Tigers suffered seven defeats by five points or less while straddling the line in search of another NCAA Tournament bid. Ranked relatively high in efficiency metrics along the way, a 1-10 record versus Quadrant 1 teams (Home versus NET 1-30, neutral vs. 1-50, away vs. 1-75) ultimately stuck out on Selection Sunday.

When reached for comment on his view of the basketball program after the season, Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said he will meet with Brownell soon for their annual year-end discussion.

"I will set a time in the next few days to meet and look at the program and what opportunities lie ahead," Radakovich said in a statement to TigerNet Monday.

The campaign held some extra expectations with four starters returning after a Sweet 16 run. Brad Brownell’s Tigers were ranked as high as No. 22 preseason (AP) and picked sixth in the ACC.

A number of metrics favored the Tigers throughout the year, including carrying top-35 ratings in the NET (35) and KenPom (29) going into Selection Sunday.

Clemson went 2-6 in games decided by three points or less and 3-7 in contests in the 5-point or less range - four of those losses making up the Tigers’ 1-10 record in Quadrant 1 matchups.

“There’s no question we were a team that couldn’t quite finish enough games to have a great season,” Brownell said Sunday. “We did a lot of good things throughout the year and won some good games. We beat most of the teams we were supposed to beat. But certainly there were 4-5-6 games that are down to the last minute or 30 seconds or five seconds that if you find a way to make a shot or get one stop or get a call - things maybe go your way and the season is different and we’re playing in the big tournament (NCAA). It didn’t go that way. So we got to dust ourselves and go for what’s next.”

Brownell received a new six-year contract last July worth $15 million that runs to 2024. This year’s NIT appearance was a fifth postseason draw in his nine seasons at Clemson (three NIT; two NCAA).

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DirtyTiger2000
spacer I've said it before and I will say it again....
BigCUFan®
spacer To be fair, you could have been
Salty55®
spacer Re: To be fair, you could have been
BloodbeOrange®
spacer If he was going to be let go
striperfan
spacer When exactly did you say it?
ClemsonGville
spacer Agreed. Hard for fans to get excited year after year for
Chuckston T-Man
spacer How exactly are we a lower tier ACC team?
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jstone D329
spacer LOL, did you read what you just typed?
Judge Keller®
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Tiger Contractor
spacer LOL okay. ***
Judge Keller®
spacer really? "not close to lower tier"....
Snowtown®
spacer Doesn't change the fact that our average ACC finish
Judge Keller®
spacer Re: really? "not close to lower tier"....
rncox
spacer well Bobby Cremins left, Mark Price and Stephon Marbury,
BGREENCLEMSON
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magicman
spacer Re: Agreed. Hard for fans to get excited year after year for
imacutiger12
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jstone D329
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widhorse
spacer A change would have already happened if
Clemson_Orange
spacer I just don't see any justification for keeping him
jbrock11
spacer Re: I just don't see any justification for keeping him
FutureDoc
spacer going from a 5 seed and a sweet 16 appearance
T_I_P
spacer Preseason Top 25 and 6th pick in the conference.
Chuckston T-Man
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74TIGER
spacer That assumes zero improvement by 4 fifth year seniors or
Chuckston T-Man
spacer EXACTLY THIS!!!!
nkickha
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M3
spacer Brad favored Newman's ability to guard***
striperfan
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tigerphils
spacer Either Brad goes or Drad does for being incompetent***
81TigerS16
spacer Overreact much?***
Judge Keller®
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b2westfarm
spacer I'm not the one who suggested that Radakovich
Judge Keller®
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b2westfarm
spacer I don't have any connection to him.
Judge Keller®
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b2westfarm
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wlc
spacer Brownell is ultimately responsible
Judge Keller®
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tgre
spacer Dude! Did you even read what I wrote?***
Judge Keller®
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jstone D329
spacer Re: I'm sure he'll get a raise
Jamey
spacer I like Brownell, want him to succeed,
grover173®
spacer There is absolutely zero parallel between Brownell and
CootNDawgHater
spacer Can someone send Radakovich every season of The Apprentice?
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spacer still staying***
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spacer UVA spends twice as much on basketball as we do.
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striperfan
spacer I knew extending his contract was a mistake
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