Originally Posted by Stanley Nickels
I'm really becoming concerned that Haith's coaching abilities have been exaggerated by the play of Pressey and, albeit to a lesser extent, Bowers. There is such poor movement from this offense, and while we don't have the greatest scorers in the world (Bell, Ross, and even AO are only out there because of their defense and rebounding) we should certainly see better production from guys not named Pressey or Brown. NWC has talent and potential; why is it, then, that his game seems to belong in Division II? Jankovic should utilize his height to become a weapon, but on offense he seems to take up space and ruin timing, and on defense he far too often is out of place or abused by speed. Ross should never shoot a three again, ever. I don't care if he's wide-open on the wing- STOP- SETUP A PLAY. Ugh.
I said it during the last debacle: it's becoming increasingly clear from the play of the team this year that last year went as well as it did because you had a veteran team that was self-motivated because they felt spurned by their old coach. A hands-off approach works brilliantly in a situation like that, but a team full of transfers needs to work on cohesion. There appears to be little offensive identity and our perimeter defense, often dependent upon communication, is completely incompetent.