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  1. Dean Smith

    Jordy Gone

    Miles talked to the family and must have heard enough right things to allow him back. Either Jordy or his family or both knew they were being untruthful at that meeting. This is 100% on Jordy even if the decision was guided by others.
  2. Dean Smith

    Jordy Gone

    If Nana leaves it doesn’t put the program in such a bind. Wouldn’t make it an less unethical in their part but less harmful to the program.
  3. Dean Smith

    Jordy Gone

    Where you there? Did you hear any pleading? Miles has a conversation with his family and when everybody was done talking Jordy stayed with the program. That’s all I know and unless you were in the room you don’t know any more either. I assume that Miles let him back because he recommitted to the program because as a coach that’s the only way I would have let him come back. I wasn’t there either but based on my experiences coaching I’m assuming Jordy lied whether he knew it at the time or not and just threw his team under the bus in an incredibly selfish act. I’m assuming that someone in his camp decided that leaving then would lose Jordy a semester of eligibility and they started planning his exit at that time. The best word that comes to my mind to describe Jordy right now is weak.
  4. Dean Smith

    Jordy Gone

    A real friend will be honest. Your friend may want to get back together again but you know better and are willing to risk having them be mad at you to tell them that. Continuing the metaphor this is the second time we caught him cheating. Once maybe forgiven but twice is a pattern. And this late date is the equivalent of leaving you at the alter. The wedding and the reception have been paid for and there is no recouping that lose. So it is human to hope that he never finds true love. I hope he makes a nice living with the psychology degree that he earns I but am petty enough at 1:00 AM to hope he never makes another jump hook in his life.
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    Jordy Gone

    He still needs too and Borchedt isn’t the answer either.
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    Jordy Gone

    I feel he is weak and lets his “handlers” too easily push him, regardless his actions are incredibly selfish. I would say good ridence but now our only option is small ball. So late we can’t find his “Evan Taylor.” Much worse than Andrew White. Tomorrow maybe I’ll get past the pettiness but tonight I’m bitter and hope his basketball career ends badly for him.
  7. Dean Smith

    2018-19 Roster Player Rankings

    Dachon Burke Article - this was all my phone would do
  8. Dean Smith

    Roby (is Good)

    I wasn't suggesting you were. I was just saying I really don't know what qualifies as "prominent people around the basketball program."
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    Roby (is Good)

    I don't know exactly what qualifies as "prominent people." If it is an assistant coach then I suppose he should listen. I suppose the athletic director would count as prominent. But no athletic director of any quality would try to dictate specific tactics to a coach. If by prominent you mean a booster then I would say no coach of any intelligence would listen to a booster try to talk tactics. Now I suppose a coach might have to pretend to listen politely to any booster arrogant enough to think they were qualified to make suggestions but they wouldn't listen. So I guess I still don't know what qualifies as "prominent people."
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    What type of kid should we recruit?

    That would be very inappropriate and all mandatory reporters on this site would have to have made some calls if they did.
  11. Dean Smith

    Roby (is Good)

    Technically it isn't completely necessary for someone to take fewer shots for Roby to get more shots. You could up the tempo and create more possessions creating more total shots overall. I hope that wasn't too obvious a fact to point out.
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    Roby (is Good)

    I never said your stats were incompetent. I'm not sure how numbers can be incompetent. I said it appeared you were implying the staff was incompetent by saying they didn't already know that. Basketball is coached and played by people, not machines. You can't control every little thing and there is more to it than simple numbers. I agree that some of Watson's shots were forced but part of the reason he took more shots than Roby was Roby's fault. He had an unwillingness to impress his will on the game. He simply wasn't aggressive enough. It's not his personality but that's something I'm sure everyone involved is working on. Another reason is Watson took shots in transition that he made his sophomore year that he did not finish last year. We want him to take those this coming season but he needs to finish at a higher rate. As well being a primary ball handler Watson had the ball in his hands near the end of the shot clock way more than Roby did leading to tougher shots that also affected his shooting percentage in a negative way. Basketball is more complicated than simple numbers. Though I agree with the general premise that Roby needs to shoot more this coming season it can't be done simply by saying Roby and Watson will swap their number of shots.
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    Roby (is Good)

    I'm pretty sure the staff and team are well aware of who shoots how many and how well. They are not incompetent. You'd be hard-pressed to find a junior high coach that did not know those type of statistics.
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    2018-19 Roster Player Rankings

    If Burke was eligible he would play and lots.
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    Why Recruiting Small Cities Pays Off

    Two things: Sports Illustrated did a great article on Jordan's high school coach. It did not end well for him due to a mental illness. The real story was Jordan did not get cut from the team his sophomore year. The varsity had made it to state the year before and had 8 guards coming back include Michael's older brother. There was one slot left on a varsity that had 10 seniors on the team and the coach went with another 6'7 sophomore because the team had no one else taller than 6'3. That player went on to play professionally in Europe so he was no slouch. The coach felt that a 5'10, physically weak at the time Michael wouldn't get off the bench and it would do him more good to get lots of playing time on the JV where he ended up having a great season. The article is definitely worth the read if you have the time: https://www.si.com/vault/2012/01/16/106149626/did-this-man-really-cut-michael-jordan Second, I realize soccer seems to push some people's buttons on this board but they have addressed the early birthday issue for some time now. The national team's feeder system is the state Olympic Development Program teams from each state. Their research showed the same thing about the early birthdays dominating team selection and they felt they were missing out on some very skilled players that just weren't as physically developed yet. They went to creating two teams per state. An older team with birthdays Jan-June and a younger team made up of players with birthdays July-December. In this way, they are giving those younger players the same opportunity as the older, more physical at this time players. They are now going one step further. I'm not sure how it works but they are piloting a new system starting in California and then planning to go nation-wide. They still have teams designated Under 10, Under 11, etc. but through some scientific measurements, they are no longer using chronological age but are determining biological age. So everyone in that division whether they be 10, 11, 12 or whatever age will be of the same physical maturity and the true "best" players will be allowed to shine through. It would obviously be more effort than going with a chronological age but I applaud the effort to bring out the best players.
  16. Dean Smith

    Summer workouts

    Or Brandon Ubel to some extent.
  17. Dean Smith

    Successful Season

    And... I think 5 on 5 all three of those teams have more talent than this years team. Maybe (I hope) time will show that this coming year's team was the best ever, but again I think you might be setting expectations a little high and under-appreciating the level of Tony Farmer, Rich King and Verson Hamilton
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    Successful Season

    1991-92 1992-93 1993-94
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    Successful Season

    1990-91: Tony Farmer, Rich King, Eric Piatkowski 1993-94: Eric Piatkowski, Eric Strickland, Mikki Moore 1995-96: Tryon Lue, Eric Strickland, Mikki Moore
  20. Dean Smith

    18-19 depth

    I wish for the best for all Huskers but Kaminsky was the 9th overall pick in the NBA draft. To even mention Frank Kaminsky in this conversation is really unfair to Heiman by setting standards that he cannot hope to meet. He can have a hugely successful career here and not touch Kaminsky which I think is the best case scenario for him.
  21. Dean Smith

    the Decision Mark III

    Boogie is now a Warrior. Did not see that coming.
  22. Dean Smith

    the Decision Mark III

    I will be shocked if Ball is still there at the start of the season. Playing styles don’t mesh well, Ball can’t shoot and Bron is not going to put up with listening to the father after every game.
  23. Dean Smith

    the Decision Mark III

    I disagree about the Magic thing. He has some long-term strategy that has been in the works for awhile and we are seeing it start to play out. They get another max salary next year and until then it will be very difficult for them to create enough space for any more stars. Ball needs to go to maximize James but you would have to pretty much get rid of all their young players to make something work for next year. If that happens I'll agree with you Magic statement because that would be very short-sighted.
  24. Dean Smith

    the Decision Mark III

    Yes but not next year. He signed a 4 year contract which is basically admitting it will take them some time to put a championship team together.
  25. Dean Smith

    Akoy Agau

    No, what I meant to say is I hope Jordy shows the ambition and consistency to develops a consistent post game.
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