So, while Tiger fans are in recovery mode, there apparently isn't that much time to dwell on the Final Four losses. While the Final Four is certainly a blessing, it can also be a curse. It's a time of potential upheaval for a program, because the success leads to other programs wishing they had what you have and people looking for greener pastures. Case in point, while we debate whether Big Baby and Tyrus leave (and certainly their performances lend credence to the argument that they should stay), John Brady's and Butch Pierre's futures at LSU also hang in the balance. Today the Advocate reports that Brady wants to stay, but obviously, he wants to be treated "fairly". I wonder how much all of the undeserved bashing sits now with Brady and our school's administration. It certainly doesn't help. http://www.2theadvocate.com/sports/2566011.html This should be really an eye opener, b/c there are some "high profile" schools looking, like Oklahoma and NC State, where salaries easily could eclispe Brady's paltry $715K per. In addition, Brady is currently paid less than Tubby, Donovan, Pearl and Gottfried (can you say, never been to a final four?)(and probably Lebo, too?), in the SEC alone. I wonder do all of the Brady bashers want a change now? Also, if you were Skip, what do you offer Brady? Let's hope Skip does the right thing. Not only pay Brady what he's worth, but also up the ante for John Treloar, Pierre and staff. Then, upgrade our facilities (remember, LSU spends half of what Florida spends on men's basketball...) didn't realize we didn't upgrade our locker rooms and practice facilities... that's a key recruiting expense, Skip. As for Pierre, he's also in the hunt for a head coaching position (not anything new). With a Final Four to his credit, perhaps a mid-major will be calling. He's interested in UAB and Murray State, right now. There might be others. What's interesting in all of this is, what if we up the salary for Brady, but Butch leaves? Do we lose Butch's recruiting? Does Nikita then get the chance to step up? This is going to be an interesting few weeks LSU hoops fans. April 29th... Draft deadline. Brady and Butch, in the coaching carousel? And, we go right into the heat of summer high school hoops recruiting... where we could be one PG and another top recruit away from perennial college bball dominance. :geauxtige :bball: :champs: LSU IS A BASKETBALL SCHOOL. RESTORE THE FAITH.