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The Shantay Legans Era

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Post by Sound Voltex Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:49 pm

http://collegehoopswatch.com/2021/04/02/marching-to-madness-episode-626-portland-head-coach-shantay-legans/

https://www.spreaker.com/user/bossmanshow/shantaylegans_2?autoplay=1

More podcast interviews, kinda skimmed through them and seemed to be usual talking points about transitioning, transfer portal, building a program, etc. Seemed to have talked to Porter and the other players.
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Post by DoubleDipper Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:59 pm

Coach Legs talking to Canzano today:  Portland is a "Sleeping Giant."

https://soundcloud.com/kxtg-the-bald-faced-truth/bft-interview-shantay-legans

...battling Tatjana at ping-pong. Shocked
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Post by Sound Voltex Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:32 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:Coach Legs talking to Canzano today:  Portland is a "Sleeping Giant."

https://soundcloud.com/kxtg-the-bald-faced-truth/bft-interview-shantay-legans

...battling Tatjana at ping-pong.  Shocked

Agreed with Canzano's post-interview point, the men's basketball program needs to focus more on finding an identity instead of just "be the next Gonzaga" (or the team that beat an Elite 8 team yet went winless in conference)
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Post by DoubleDipper Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:57 pm

Shantay Legans wrote:I put them through so much, and they stuck by my side
A once brash young kid in a homeless shelter is now the University of Portland Head Men's Basketball Coach...

https://newspress.com/from-homeless-shelter-to-collegiate-glory/
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Post by DoubleDipper Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:46 am

Sorry, meant to post this article 3 weeks ago, but it is still a good read:
From my perspective, having watched Legans’ teams fairly closely over the past few seasons, this is a great hire for the Pilots.
https://medium.com/wills-wcc-blog/shantay-legans-named-head-coach-at-portland-fd3c00c36f30
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Post by Sound Voltex Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:46 pm

It’s not just athletes who have been leaving Cheney since the height of the pandemic.

After leading EWU to the NCAA Tournament last month, head men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans accepted the same job at the University of Portland, opening the floodgates.

Legans took three of his better players from EWU – Jack Perry, Mike Meadows and Tyler Robertson – assistant coaches Bobby Suarez, T.J. Lipold, and multiple Eastern recruits with him.

Legans pointed to EWU’s lack of resources and management for the recent departures.

“Not knowing what you’re going to get day in and day out, that’s hard,” Legans said. “This ain’t Forrest Gump. It ain’t like a box of chocolates.”

https://www.nbcrightnow.com/sports/eastern_washington_university/eastern-washington-navigating-mass-exodus-of-athletes-coaches-in-new-culture/article_6760c038-eb6c-5f9d-81b6-ee6d48525aeb.html
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Post by Pilot14 Thu May 06, 2021 11:48 am

From Brian Bennett's mid-major mailbag on The Athletic:

(Won't let me post a link)

"Q:What’s it going to take for Shantay Legans to help Portland crawl out of the WCC basement? Timeline? What is the program’s ceiling? Can they get to the top 3 of WCC?    

A:Legans is a bright young coach who did an excellent job at Eastern Washington. But I was kind of surprised to see him take this gig, frankly. I lived in Portland not long ago and have been to a game at the Chiles Center. It’s a beautiful campus in a great city, but this has been an absolute graveyard of a men’s basketball program. The school has high admissions standards and is an afterthought among local sports fans. Legans somehow found players to come to Cheney, Wash., so at least now he has a desirable location to sell. The WCC has a good TV deal, and you can tell recruits they can come and play against Gonzaga. If Legans succeeds here — and success should be considered a winning record and, like, a top-four conference finish in the next five years — it will be quite an accomplishment. At least he can enjoy plenty of Breakside IPAs in the process. (Hey, boss, I need to go do a Legans feature ASAP!)"

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Post by DoubleDipper Sat May 08, 2021 12:23 am

Pilot14 wrote:(Won't let me post a link)
Welcome to PilotNation, Pilot14; we look forward to your contributions to the forum.

I cannot remember for sure, but I think you have to post 5 times before the administrators will allow to post links and pictures...so start posting!! Very Happy


Andy Katz welcome Shantay Legans to the WCC:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1390739134348554241
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Post by DoubleDipper Thu May 27, 2021 10:19 am

Oregon Live wrote:Shantay Legans looks to dig University of Portland out of college basketball graveyard: ‘Our time is now...’

https://www.oregonlive.com/pilots/2021/05/shantay-legans-looks-to-dig-university-of-portland-out-of-college-basketball-graveyard-our-time-is-now.html
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Post by Geezaldinho Thu May 27, 2021 5:11 pm

It’s funny how we focus on different sentences  from an article…

Pilot14 wrote:From Brian Bennett's mid-major mailbag on The Athletic:

At least he can enjoy plenty of Breakside IPAs in the process. (Hey, boss, I need to go do a Legans feature ASAP!)"


My first though was I bet there is plenty of this stuff floating around in the back room.

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Post by up7587 Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:32 pm

@PoohJeter wrote:You know I had to take a photo with the new coaches at my alma mater @PilotHoops. Congrats again to my bros @CoachLegans (Head Coach) and @CoachJPope (Asst coach.) Let’s goooooo Pilots!!!

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Post by DoubleDipper Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:59 am

This morning's CBB Central podcast with Coach Legans...

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cbb-central/id1474433304?i=1000527313246

I've chosen the Apple link because it is easier to jump to Shantay's interview at the 36.30 mark, but you do NOT have to have Apple iTunes to listen.

Coach Legans exclaimed:
Go Pilots!  Wear Purple!  Root for us!
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Post by ExpatPilot Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:24 am

The men's basketball twitter profile shared this article, but it is paywalled. Anyone have "methods of access" or can post a synopsis?

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/insider/story/_/id/32762324/college-basketball-first-year-coaches-overachieving-schedule

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Post by Fox Mulder Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:38 am

FloridaPilot wrote:post a synopsis?


there is only a small paragraph on Legans and UP

New high-major coaches and other notables

Shantay Legans, Portland Pilots: Given the strength of schedule, it's too early to get too excited about the Pilots, but they've already won seven games this season -- after winning six games all of last season. The best win was probably over Portland State and one of the seven wins came against a non-Division I opponent, but at least there's some promise for a Pilots program with nine losing seasons in its past 10. Portland has improved defensively up to this point in the season.
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Post by up7587 Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:46 am

BSleik wrote:
FloridaPilot wrote:post a synopsis?


there is only a small paragraph on Legans and UP

New high-major coaches and other notables

Shantay Legans, Portland Pilots: Given the strength of schedule, it's too early to get too excited about the Pilots, but they've already won seven games this season -- after winning six games all of last season. The best win was probably over Portland State and one of the seven wins came against a non-Division I opponent, but at least there's some promise for a Pilots program with nine losing seasons in its past 10. Portland has improved defensively up to this point in the season.

I agree it is too early to get excited, but it is hard to control enthusiasm for the coaching change. I recall that Porter had some successful pre-season results (6-3 last year, starting 6-1 two years ago including strong showing in a loss at USC), and we all know how those years ended.

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Post by DoubleDipper Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:11 am

Family/Trust/Commitment...

https://www.upbeacon.com/article/2021/12/a-coach-beyond-the-court

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Post by DoubleDipper Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:04 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:This just in, EWU stars Tanner and Jacob Groves are both in the transfer portal!  Shocked
Don't get excited folks, that post is from last spring, and we all know Tanner and Jacob are thriving at Oklahoma with no plans to go anywhere else.

I watch Oklahoma and the Groves brothers every chance I get, and this article describes their experience in Norman...

https://www.khq.com/sports/eastern_washington_university/its-been-perfect-for-us-so-far-with-kansas-matchup-looming-tanner-and-jacob-groves/article_893eb094-e2ab-59c3-9324-ac0e61895e41.html
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Post by up7587 Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:18 pm

Didn't see this until it was too late.
@PortlandMBB wrote:Tune in to @johncanzanobft today at 12:30 PM as
@CoachLegans joins the program to chat Pilot Hoops!

Anybody catch it? Will have to see when it is uploaded to Canzano's web site.

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Post by Sound Voltex Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:01 pm

up7587 wrote:Didn't see this until it was too late.
@PortlandMBB wrote:Tune in to @johncanzanobft today at 12:30 PM as
@CoachLegans joins the program to chat Pilot Hoops!

Anybody catch it?  Will have to see when it is uploaded to Canzano's web site.

https://soundcloud.com/kxtg-the-bald-faced-truth/bft-interview-shantay-legans-2
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Post by DoubleDipper Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:54 am

Tyler Robertson wrote:“The three of us knew we were going to have a big responsibility and a lot of changing the culture within the new players coming in.  We’ve got some young guys that are taking some time to get there, but they’re doing better and better every game and that’s just the big thing, the three of us that have come with Legs, guys need to learn the new system, new defense, new offense are just learning how to cope with our coaching staff

https://www.khq.com/sports/eastern_washington_university/youve-just-got-to-have-belief-former-eastern-washington-coach-shantay-legans-working-to-change/article_f2b4d879-b366-5da3-88de-43cd4eb02b05.html
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Post by Pilot14 Thu Feb 17, 2022 9:45 pm

Will the Shantay Legans era last past the 2022-2023 season? Seriously, what a job- man (and staff) can coach ball and it’s easy to see

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Post by blacksheep Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:00 pm

Pilot14 wrote:Will the Shantay Legans era last past the 2022-2023 season? Seriously, what a job- man (and staff) can coach ball and it’s easy to see

The answer is yes, but us boosters will need to step up.
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Post by Snus Junction Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:35 pm

Totally agreed. Got $ give it. Got limited money help the AD increase the budget and plans to build attendance. This team deserves butts in the bleachers.

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Post by Sound Voltex Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:01 pm

From the latest episode of a podcast called CBB Central a few days ago. Two guys argue whether Legans should get WCC COTY over Few.

https://vocaroo.com/1gFpvfgQTNfE

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Post by Snus Junction Fri Feb 18, 2022 7:21 pm

The question is can we keep him?

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