Spot on.Illinois is a more talented team. They are also better coached. They do this revolutionary thing called "drive and kick." The result is usually an open three. We haven't tried that one during the Pitino era. There are lots of other revolutionary things that Illinois does involving ball movement, passing, cuts, screens, motion, etc that we haven't tried. Of course, they are probably dying to try the hand the ball off on the perimeter and stand around watching one guy dribble for 11 seconds offense.
I'll miss Pitino on twitter, his interviews, his non coach speak and his relative honesty. I won't miss his coaching and recruiting.
A month ago we had just beaten Michigan yes, but we were 8 games into big ten play and already out of regular season title contention.Hope you're right. A month ago we had just beat Michigan and were ranked like 13th. So I don't agree.
Who is athletically overmatched against good bigs:Always room for a tough minded rebounder who has good movement. And 6'10.
I think you best tell GH who YOUR choice for coaches are - which ones meet your standard?A month ago we had just beaten Michigan yes, but we were 8 games into big ten play and already out of regular season title contention.
we also had already shown we weren’t going to be a consistent team by winning some big games but getting outclassed in others
I agree Pitino is doing what he thinks best, but he got caught not trusting his depth at center.I haven’t seen enough of freeman to say he is terrible. Ihnen is awful. Game too fast for him.
I would venture to guess Pitino would play freeman more if he thought he could help. Because Pitino probably knows his job is on the line
No idea. I don’t watch enough college hoops nationally to pretend to know who would be a good coach. Pitino ain’t it though.I think you best tell GH who YOUR choice for coaches are - which ones meet your standard?
His turnovers or turnovers he causes that lead to fast break points are what drive me up the wall. He didn’t do that a ton today, but he is frustrating to watch. Does none of the little things.I agree Pitino is doing what he thinks best, but he got caught not trusting his depth at center.
IMO ihnen is still developing. Not a lot of room for him on offense when he went cold. Not enough shots to heat up, not enough minutes to get in rythym. He can’t score off the dribble, which means he’s not scoring in an offense that depends on breaking down the defense off the dribble.
And so you know with certainty the players you called awful/terrible and dont want moving forward is because you dont watch enough college hoops nationally?No idea. I don’t watch enough college hoops nationally to pretend to know who would be a good coach. Pitino ain’t it though.
The highlight of his coaching career was beating LouisvilleAll these years with Pitino as our coach and there have not been any reasons to be really excited about the program and it's accomplishments. Winning the NIT, no...barely getting into the NCAA tourney no, nothing that makes you feel real good about this program and its direction. Unlike the football program, there has been a wealth of local talent yet we see their success elsewhere. What does he have to show for all of his years?