March 14, 2007
Question from Justin
What I'm wondering is, are you going to pull a Doherty and talk about all that can be accomplished here and then bail? Or are you going to do it? You seem like an honest man and while this is a business it's more than that to many people, I believe you're one of them.
We took a chance on you and we were right, you're a great coach. But what happens when the next Conference USA school needs a coach? Are you going to remember who gave you a shot?
I'm sure you'll be offered bigger and better jobs over the next year or so but, how many coaches can be looked at as the birth of a program?
If you want some answers go ask some Louisville fans about Schnelly. Coaches come and go but the ones that start the program will always be remembered. I don't know who the 15th president of the US was but I do remember the first.
Response from head coach Rex Walters
Don't be so hard on Matt Doherty. He put so much time and effort into this basketball program. There is no question that he left it better than the way he found it. We were lucky to have him for a year and the program was jump started by the work that he did. Money was far from the only factor that got Coach Doherty to leave for SMU. He is a good man and should be respected for what he did here.