- Feb 19, 2020
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Did Pohto and Thompson already commit either way?
Well s___t, now all he has to do is win.Ben is in a great spot. High expectations for himself and his players, low expectations from fans and a media who is very patient with basketball coaches. Also the media pays attention to several other teams in the market.Great opportunity.
I don't follow recruiting that closely but it seems Pitino would settle for players in the spring because he missed on guys in the early signing period. He had some bad luck with some teams; but he never constructed a team that had depth. Maybe more accurately he never developed depth.
BJ also needs to grow into this job, having established transfers will allow him to experiment with strategy with veteran players.
Low expectations from fans. Just wow.Ben is in a great spot. High expectations for himself and his players, low expectations from fans and a media who is very patient with basketball coaches. Also the media pays attention to several other teams in the market.Great opportunity.
True, but I think the transfers will need their own adjustments coming into a completely new roster and system. Completely different than having a veteran group that’s played together. Took a lot of time for Gach and Robbins to find the right pace of play. Neither ever figured out how they gelled in the gopher offense (which is also on Pitino). I could be wrong.
You've said some good things in your post, for sure, but I think you overstate the complaint. For the most part, I think people are pretty happy around here with Ben's pickups so far. Something else that's very good is that he was able to pick up these three quality veterans in comparatively little time. That gives reason for optimism that he will be able to fill his additional roster needs with players of reasonable quality in perhaps a shorter time than expected.
Trying to achieve perfect consensus and eliminate criticism and snark on an internet message board is a fool's errand. It's also a bit fascist. Also, if everyone agrees with you, then there's nothing to fight about. Hell, that's half the reason I come to this site!
The portal wasnt an option when Pitino took overSo many parallels between Johnson and Pitino. No proven track record as a head coach. Reputation as a strong recruiter. Nice, likable guys. Other than the pressure to make a minority hire, Johnson seems to be Pitino 2.0. If anything, Pitino’s experience as an assistant was under much more accomplished coaches and programs than Johnson’s (which was mainly Pitino, himself). While the portal has made the process of transferring much simpler and more public than in the past, and the freebie that the NCAA gave transfers last year (which, it seems, many players are counting on continuing), players have always faced the decision to stay or bail when a new coach arrives. I’m most disheartened by the fact that Pitino was able to keep all of Tubby’s players (which provided an NCAA bubble team and NIT champ) and Johnson has had virtually the entire team say “no thanks.”
Which is what I said. And no Covid. Players often still bailed in that era, though.The portal wasnt an option when Pitino took over
True fans have low expectations but what about potential recruits?Ben is in a great spot. High expectations for himself and his players, low expectations from fans and a media who is very patient with basketball coaches. Also the media pays attention to several other teams in the market.Great opportunity.
Funny how all the posters that have been lecturing others on this board about demanding more and having high standards and expectations all of the sudden are now saying we are going to stink and that’s ok.
I've said I think we will be better than last year. I think it's mainly the people who have been complaining about the hire who are saying we are are going to stink. We don't even know who will be on the team yet.
Why would any player who can legitimately, reasonably help us place better than last year, come to our program in the current state it is in? Particularly for their last year of college basketball?