wild@nite wrote: ↑
January 30th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Ok, I'm good with disagreeing on this. I know from experience that players respond differently to different coaches. I think Mak would absolutely be better under Danny Manning. He would most certainly learn more than a drop step. A good post coach would implement an up and under, a jump hook, a quick spin, Sikma move, face up and attack, or perhaps even a fade since he's only 6'8". Not to say he could learn all of these, but maybe develop 1 or 2. Nope. No signature move at all. No counter move at all. Nothing, in 3 years for him or Stockard, but we're not going to agree, obviously.
Also, referencing your post above. Brad Korn did not work with Gip and maybe one year with DJ, maybe. He doesn't get credit for them improving. 1 guy since Korn has arrived as the big coach has gotten better and I'll say it til I'm blue, that guy was gonna get better regardless because he had "it". Development is a huge part of coaching and if you can't do that then you better out recruit people. Oh.... We're not doing that either in this department.
We are doing well with guards and I 100% believe that Weber needs to address this weak part of the program.
Ok, honest question, in college basketball games today, how many up and under's do you see? How many jump hooks? how many Sikma's or even fade-aways?? I will give that I see quick spins more, and maybe occasionally a guy will face a guy up, bang into him and spin for a layup. I might see that once or maybe twice a game from someone really good,but honestly, we are in the world of the dribble drive offense where coaches have done the research and the analytics that say it is a waste of time to teach post moves because it is too dang hard to score over a guy in the post, especially with guards digging, etc. Today's post players are more schooled to find open area's off the drive and catch and finish. This isn't great for Mak because his hands are so bad.
I also never said Korn developed those other guys, in basketball I tend to think he is teaching the Bigs what Coach Weber wants him to teach the Bigs. When I say they developed DJ and Gip, I mean this staff in particular.
I have no clue if Brad Korn is worth a darn or not, but I am also not going to judge him because he has only been the Bigs coach for a what, 3 years, and he has not had but one guy that had "it" as you say.
By the way, when you said Wade had "it," you pretty much made my point for me. If guys don't have some intangibles, forget it.