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    Default Coaches show on Channel 9 beginning January 2, 2019

    Fox 9 KMSP has been advertising a coaches show that will be aired beginning January 2, 2019 from 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Will be featuring Whalen and Pitino.


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    Will it be a cooking show, Eating with Whey? (see what I did there?)

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    The Gopher Coaches Show.


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    Would appear that the format of the show is an even split between Whalen and Pitino. As pictures were posted prior to the TV show hitting the air, clear it wasn't live (I missed that!! Thanks for noting, Shades.) As the men already on the way to Madison tonight, the Pitino portion was taped. Next week, we're playing away on Wednesday night, so the Whalen portion will need to be taped in advance.
    Last edited by fanfromthevalley; 01-02-2019 at 08:26 PM.

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    Obviously wasn’t live since Iggy posted a picture from the show over 3 hours before the show.

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    Lindsay said they are working on spacing and pace this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius L Hoops View Post
    Lindsay said they are working on spacing and pace this week.
    Team is a work in progress, I guess, even more so than a Stollings team trying to figure it out late in the season. We should have all expected that.
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    The entire show was with Coach Whalen. We are on a 4 game losing streak and she gets 30 minutes instead of 15. Poor timing. Her most repeated comments are that they need to continue to work and she sure is glad that Gustafson is a senior. The other item I didn't realize as I am only a casual fan of the Lynx, is that zone defenses aren't permitted in the pro game, so it had quite some time since she had seen one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaganGopher22 View Post
    .... The other item I didn't realize as I am only a casual fan of the Lynx, is that zone defenses aren't permitted in the pro game, so it had quite some time since she had seen one.
    Clarification....

    You are actually permitted to play zone defense in the WNBA, it's just that for all intents and purposes, it's nearly impossible to do so due to the defensive 3-second rule.

    For a while, quite some time ago, zones were illegal in the NBA. Then they switched to the defensive 3-second rule instead, with the same rule adopted by the WNBA later on.

    The rule is both obscure and somewhat obtuse, and when they call it, fans often don't understand the call.

    Basically, you can't park a defender in the lane, who's not explicitly defending somebody, for 3 seconds. Any would-be defender of the paint, at a time when no offensive player is in the paint to defend against, must get out of the paint and guard someone there - or if an offensive player then goes into the paint, you can go back in and guard them.

    It's hard to explain and hard to officiate. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defe...cond_violation

    So it's a complicated dance if you want to play a 2-3 zone, for instance. You end up playing a 2-2+1 or 2-1+2 zone, alternating, where the + represents the paint hole in the zone. And what's a zone for, if you can't use it to clog up the paint? So most teams give up and just go man-D. But some might do some kind of semi-zone like an alternating 2-2+1/2-1+2 constantly swinging the middle defender across the paint to the strong side if nobody in the paint to defend. It's gotta be tough to train the players to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaganGopher22 View Post
    The entire show was with Coach Whalen. We are on a 4 game losing streak and she gets 30 minutes instead of 15. Poor timing. Her most repeated comments are that they need to continue to work and she sure is glad that Gustafson is a senior. The other item I didn't realize as I am only a casual fan of the Lynx, is that zone defenses aren't permitted in the pro game, so it had quite some time since she had seen one.
    Well, the men played at Illinois on Wednesday night, so they would have left on Tuesday afternoon. If Pitino didn't want to tape a segment before they left, that meant the show would have to focus on the women's program. As it turned out, the men had a terrible game against Illinois so maybe it was a good thing he wasn't on?

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    On the coaches show tonight (no Pitino section tonight), Whalen indicated it is "unlikely" that Hubbard will be able to play this season. I think it is the first time she has gone this far in terms of Gadiva's availability. Prior to this, it has been "we'll see"....

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    Is she a Medical Red Shirt then? If she can return healthy and to her old form, she will have an extra year of eligibility and veteran presence.

    What was the nature of her injury? I can't recall if she had surgery.
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