Illinois should make the Smart choice

March, 9, 2012
3/09/12
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Bruce Weber's greatest failure was never turning Deron Williams into Derrick Rose.

Or Eric Gordon.

Or Jon Scheyer.

Weber, a nice-enough guy and a good-enough coach, never evolved into the head salesman of a program.

A once-in-a-program trip to the national championship game never amounted to a top-flight in-state recruit committing to Illinois (besides cautionary tale Jereme Richmond). It never evolved into another trip into the second weekend of the NCAA tournament.

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Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.

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