Y'all need to read/reread this article from the C&P from a couple years ago.http://www.courierpress.com/story/sports/college/evansville/2016/11/10/ue-mens-basketball-program-hopes-build-recent-success/93495746/
Seventeen members of the Champions Club made a financial commitment to Aces Basketball thru the 2017-2018 season. That time frame is obviously about to end. This group of contributors is likely VERY influential regarding what will happen to the basketball program moving forward. Other than those mentioned in the article I have no information regarding who those seventeen are. But, I would suggest if you want change or if you want the status quo, it would probably be beneficial to attempt to identify those seventeen and begin some conversation.
If you look at this article and the players mentioned and those pictured, look what those guys contributed in terms of wins and great stats for the Aces? Not much. One player never played and transferred, another transferred after a year, another averaged less than five minutes a game and another was not D1 material and maybe played ten minutes a game. All weak recruits selected by our coaching staff. Other than JB pictured we got little out of the others pictured and mentioned.
I can assure you that the guys in this Champions Group they call themselves are probably very disappointed in their investment. There has been no "Champion" of any kind (I guess you can count the CBI or CIT or whatever the play to pay tournament was) in the W column come since the investment. I am not sure what kind of ROI they may have been seeking but if it was anything more than a "donation" such as a few NCAA bids or NIT bids..goose egg. If it was quality wins vs good competition and strong showings vs top 25 teams another goose egg.
What I remember are embarrassing losses vs IU every time, Duke, Louisville, NC and a handful of others not so well known. This is also what many of our fans remember and would like to forget. Some have not forgotten and they showed their displeasure by not sending in their check for season tickets. It's like another poster noted, if the CEO keeps losing money do you not replace him because you are worried the next CEO might lose money? As others have said, how far does it have to slip before a change is made? I say all this with uncertainty of what a new guy would bring, but maybe more importantly, what in the world Olmstead is going to do.