December 08, 2022, 03:04:43 AM

Author Topic: The David Nakhid Thread  (Read 139407 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline asylumseeker

  • Moderator
  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 17844
    • View Profile
Re: The David Nakhid Thread
« Reply #990 on: September 27, 2021, 03:55:42 PM »
I honestly don't know where David is going with this.

The path he usually trods.

Placing aside considerations grounded in the law, consider that DN is arguably the most distinguished AU soccer alum and is the father of an accomplished AU soccer alum. Many institutions turn to pedigreed alum without collegiate head coaching experience as hires for programs. A lot of times that happens with a nod and a wink and an adulterated selection process in which the job is the candidate's to lose rather than to gain. Clearly, here there was no inside track for DN ... although one may have existed for someone else.

Institutional discretion and standing aside, there is a pot worth stirring here. And, arguably, this suit seems to have influenced AU's sensibilities regarding minority hiring ... particularly vis-a-vis the hiring of the women's coach.

There's a lesson in this already for AU.
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MB2LQlWVWKU" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MB2LQlWVWKU</a>

Think of the 2022 conversation regarding reparations as the item tabled for future discussion when initially raised for negotiation during talks in 1834. A lot of intere$t has accrued.

Offline Cocorite

  • Hero Warrior
  • *****
  • Posts: 2376
  • John 5:24
    • View Profile
Re: The David Nakhid Thread
« Reply #991 on: September 27, 2021, 07:11:57 PM »
I honestly don't know where David is going with this.

The path he usually trods.

Placing aside considerations grounded in the law, consider that DN is arguably the most distinguished AU soccer alum and is the father of an accomplished AU soccer alum. Many institutions turn to pedigreed alum without collegiate head coaching experience as hires for programs. A lot of times that happens with a nod and a wink and an adulterated selection process in which the job is the candidate's to lose rather than to gain. Clearly, here there was no inside track for DN ... although one may have existed for someone else.

Institutional discretion and standing aside, there is a pot worth stirring here. And, arguably, this suit seems to have influenced AU's sensibilities regarding minority hiring ... particularly vis-a-vis the hiring of the women's coach.

There's a lesson in this already for AU.

Good stuff as usual Seeker. Point well made. DN knows he will probably not win the case. But the stirring of the pot is indeed a worthy cause in itself.
Socawarriors Need A Winning Mentality