Mike Thomas announces Weber firing

Mike Thomas announces the dismissal of UI basketball coach Bruce Weber on Friday, March 9, 2012.

Videographer/Producer: 
Heather Coit/Darrell Hoemann
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urbanaman wrote on March 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm

That whooshing sound you hear is a collective deep breath as many of us Illini fans remove the paper bags from our heads and draw in some fresh air. Glad to get rid of those cutout eyeholes, too.

Love that line by Mike Thomas about integrity being part of the "dna" of personnel in the athletic program. The Chief's looking down and smilin'...

Ok, now someone hurry and post that he never had a bag over his head. That would make one a fair-weather fan! Fine, those of us with some self respect took our bags off... 

To those recruits and returning Illinois athletes out there - Do you want to play for a winner? Stick with the NEW Fighting Illini. You'll be glad you did.