Georgetown's Urick denies he's feeling heat
In 22 seasons as Georgetown’s head coach, Dave Urick has compiled a 209-95 record, guided the program to 11 trips to the NCAA tournament in the last 14 years, and has endured only one losing campaign.
But the No. 14 Hoyas haven’t qualified for the postseason since 2007, and there’s some murmuring that the school should review whether the program is headed in the right direction under Urick.
Urick, who said he doesn’t know how to text message, said he doesn’t pay any attention to message boards or Internet forums questioning his leadership.
“You deal with it,” Urick said. “I don’t worry too much about it. But I’ve been around long enough to know that it’s about what have you done for me lately? Georgetown puts a lot of support and emphasis on the program here, and we certainly aspire to be a tournament-caliber team and ultimately try to get to the games on the weekends at the end of the year. It’s a very competitive environment, and what we’re trying to do is get ourselves into a position to compete for a national championship. It’s a steep slope, and the schedule we play allows us to play our way in, but at the same time, you can play your way out. You need to understand that and deal with it. If at some point they decide that somebody else might be better prepared or better able to take this program and move forward, then you deal with that as well.”