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Sports Speak Up!: More on Paul Weir and possible coaching candidates

WE LEARNED something about Paul Weir over the years — he is an honest, decent and talented man, perhaps just not well-suited to be a D1 head basketball coach. We have also learned something about Eddie Nuñez — he is a liar. Nuñez said it’s not about wins and losses. Oh really, do you think we would be having this conversation if the Lobos were undefeated this year or even had won 70-80% of their games?

— Frank, South Valley


THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR dismissed the Basketball Coach, if I recall FAILURE starts at the top, The University should also seek a new AD. … Let’s not include GOLDEN PARACHUTES. Let some young new coach earn his pay. Learn from your past mistakes and failures.

— RC


I HATE to see Weir go. I really like him as a person and thought that his vision for the program was excellent. He just never could bring it to fruition.

— Lobo ‘68


HEY FOLKS at the Journal you left out a name. John Beilein is available. And he has better credentials than any of the good old boys in your Sunday article.

— jpb


NOODLES SAID he did not coach effort. I think Paul Weir did. But what is clear to me is that no recent Lobo coach has coached or taught free throw shooting. The players can practice all they want. But if those who struggle with it are not taught proper technique, they will continue to fail. I hope that the new coach will address this.



PAUL WEIR is a nice guy who was liked by players and fans alike. He was too nice which could explain his teams being undisciplined and lacking in the basic fundamentals of basketball. UNM needs a disciplinarian and I would love to see Gregg Marshall or Frank Martin! Yes Marshall had the player issues but hopefully he learned from his mistakes and his results speak for themselves. If a guy like Calipari who left two schools on probation can still be coaching then why shouldn’t UNM at least talk to Marshall?

— John, Los Lunas