“Beyond those obvious benefits, joining the Mountain West would force the Spartans to confront two areas that have suffered from institutional neglect: the floundering men’s basketball program and outdated facilities.
It is difficult, even impossible to imagine the Mountain West inviting San Jose State without assurances that the university will do whatever is necessary to raise those components to its standards.
Before extending an invitation, the Mountain West’s basketball heavyweights surely want to know what steps San Jose State will take to fix a program that posted an abysmal power rating last season (278 out
of 344 teams).
If left to wallow, the Spartans would undermine the RPI of everyone else in the conference and jeopardize the Mountain West’s ability to get multiple bids to the NCAA tournament.”
Hmm. Isn’t this the same guy who stated last year that Nessman deserved to keep his job? Just what kind of “fix” is going to repair SJSU mens’ hoops? Will the real Jon Wilner please stand up?