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Dean Smith

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  1. We can’t be like Sweden. It’s far too late. We are working on flattening the curve so we don’t overwhelm our medical system. Sweden’s medical system and their social safety net is so robust they feel they can handle the curve without shutting anything down. And they have IKEA, and ABBA. At the same time 80% of Americans felt they couldn’t cover a $1000 emergency before the pandemic and we are going through what will be far great than a $1000 emergency for the majority of Americans. I think going to a sporting event would be a great moral boost for many Americans but how many Americans will
  2. I’m not a fan of the idea but Washut says the UNL coaching staff expects every one of the transfers to be eligible.
  3. And if the everyone gets one free transfer without having to sit goes into effect for next year like most seem to think it will, the transfer portal will crash due to the high volume of users.
  4. You made some good points but I'm not sure what connection it has to my post your quoted?
  5. People will have different opinions about all sorts of things and as long as they can give reasons for what they think what they think, I'm all about different opinions. That's what makes the world interesting. So I have no problem with your opinion. You might even be right. But every time you try to demonstrate your basketball knowledge it becomes clear you don't really get it past the ball goes in the ring thingy.
  6. Painting any large institution with several outlets with one broad brush can't be anything but inaccurate. There are clickbait sites and then there is real journalism going on at many different locations. They are not close to the same thing. The 24 hour news channels have created the need for content to fill those hours that has lead to ambulance chasing, but if you want to find good journalism you really don't have to look that far.
  7. Tom Hanks has just announced he has tested positive from Australia. There's nowhere to hide apparently.
  8. Maybe it's in the best interest of your sanity to go wherever Norm's been for awhile.
  9. Instagram post with a pile of money and the hush emoji. Can't be good. Or smart.
  10. That system or an offshoot of it is pretty much run by almost everybody today. So when someone wins the Final Four then it has been effective in a tournament setting (maybe not Virginia). You might guess that I am a fan of Dean Smith and I've only ever heard the credit for the secondary going to Roy. That's why the secondary first run at UNC is known as KU across the country. I heard Coach Smith speak in coaching clinics and he has always been quick to give that credit to Coach Williams.
  11. Roy Williams has over 880 wins. Roy Williams has three national championships to his record. It was Roy Williams as an assistant at UNC for Dean Smith that created the "secondary fastbreak." Now who actually thought of something first is always debatable in basketball. Bring up who started the flex in South Dakota and Minnesota and you might see a fist fight break out. But it was at UNC that if became a thing and spread through basketball. Wooden made the primary fastbreak a good thing and Roy Williams revolutionized and gave us the current game of basketball heavy on transition and flow throu
  12. We deserved three free throws at the end. Now whether we make all three is seriously doubtful, but even if he doesn’t we get the ball one more time only down the one possession.
  13. Good point. It was his left elbow. But that pushed his guide hand through the ball hence the shot hit going basically straight up in the air
  14. Did you see the different angle. There was a camera angle from the baseline that showed he didn't double pump that was him getting hit on the shooting elbow.
  15. The last shot they showed of the play from a different angle showed they solidly hit Burke on the shooting elbow.
  16. He has scored, or gotten really good shots, consistently every time teams have left his defender to handle him alone on the left block. He effectively uses a Barkley or double drop move, middle to baseline. He struggles with recognition when the D doubles down and digs. He tends to get it taken away too often in those situations. The double-drop counter seems to be his go to so his counter becomes the middle jumphook. He misses bunnies because there is no follow through on the shot. Yes you still need to follow through on palm to the basket layups and certainly on the jump hook. Without the f
  17. I like Green. Word on campus is he and Mack do not see eye to eye. Could be Mack's personality or that Mack is getting most of the pub, but he will usually pass you the ball when open. I do remember one play Green was running the wing and calling for the ball when Mack pulled up for a no pass three. You could see that upset him but it would have upset me too.
  18. With the 3 or 4 players leaving last week, he’s pretty much made it “his” team.
  19. He played pretty well last year when given the opportunity. That comes first. You have to get on the floor to be a player. Second, CONFIDENCE. It had to be a shot of confidence when he was the only player Fred wanted to come back. Hoiberg continues to trust him while the opportunities grow and Thor has certainly taken advantage of the chances given this year. Painter actually mentioned Thorir in his post game press conference.
  20. He also said Nebraska was awful at the beginning of the year. He didn’t want to show his team our tape. He was hoping the team that got its doors blown off against Creighton showed. He also said if they came back and won it would have been a shame because Nebraska out played them. Said Cam was the best player on the floor.
  21. Fred is an excellent X & O coach. The play to get Burke an open 3 to take us into over-time was executed to perfection. But we shouldn't get carried away. Nebraska ran dribble at action last year under Tim Miles. That's Pete Newell/Pete Carril stuff. You can probably find a bunch of elementary teams doing the same thing.
  22. Akol Arop yes? You're talking about Arop are you not. He is the only scholarship player that is eligible to play that's not playing.
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