It’s official, so let’s take a very 2014 look at Haith’s departure
It’s official: Tulsa held a press conference Friday to introduce Frank Haith as the Golden Hurricane’s new head basketball coach, replacing Danny Manning, who had left for Wake Forest.
Considering that Haith informed his boss, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, via text message Friday morning that he was resigning — and used the same medium to tell his players — it’s only fitting that we explore social media for the latest reaction.
Here are some of the top tweets from around the land about Haith’s decision to leave, his press conference at Tulsa and the whole matter of resignation by text.
Translation of Frank Haith's inaugural press conference at Tulsa: "Missouri was going to fire me next season, so I beat them to it."
— Mark Mize (@markmizewriter) April 18, 2014
— Mike Brown (@brown4vols) April 18, 2014
I'm pretty sure Haith just became the first coach to ever lose the introductory press conference.
— Andy (@CarnerosYTigres) April 18, 2014
Everyone rips on Frank Haith, but he's the smart one in that whole scenario. The AD at Tulsa, on the other hand…..shew.
— Todd Probus (@tprobus) April 18, 2014
Man, the more I listen to this presser, the more I realize how lucky we are Haith left
— Chinmay Vaidya (@Chinmay_Vaidya) April 18, 2014
Haith mentions uptempo pick and roll O, talks about maybe playing zone D (doesn't mention they didn't play defense at MU). #sorrycheapshot
— Todd Leabo (@Leabonics) April 18, 2014
Haith jersey… That was quick. pic.twitter.com/DudsGilH9M
— Eric Blumberg (@BlumbergOTB) April 18, 2014
Rosburg said there was no inkling Haith was leaving, but that Haith focused more on recapping than looking forward at Wednesday's banquet.
— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) April 18, 2014
By far the happiest person in all of this is Corey Haith. He might see real minutes at Tulsa.
— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) April 17, 2014
Can't believe Haith let Alden know that he was taking the Tulsa job through a freaking TEXT!! Wow that is unbelievable! #NoClass
— Nick Jacquin (@njacquin5) April 18, 2014
— Erin Sorensen (@erinsorensen) April 18, 2014
This next #Mizzou basketball hire is crucial. Mike Anderson and Frank Haith got the program back rolling in the right direction.
— Kim English (@Englishscope24) April 18, 2014