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Hire Mike Rice 10 months 1 week ago #234460

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In my opinion I don't think hiring another assistant coach is the issue here. Mullin and Richmond know basketball better than most. As Bill Parcells famously said, "It's not about the X's and O's it's about the Jim's and the Joe's". It's about the players. We need to recruit better players and the players we do have who have the potential to be very good Big East players are very young and need experience. right now we have Ponds, Lovett, Ahmed and Mussini who are Big East caliber players and we are bringing in three more next year. Yakwe, Freudenberg, Ellison, Owens and Williams can be good players but need to mature and most of all get more game experience. Mullin started from nothing, literally. we need to bring in more quality players who are Big East ready from the get go like Ponds , Ahmed and Lovett. It's not about the X's and O's it's about the Jim's and the Joe's.
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Hire Mike Rice 10 months 1 week ago #234463

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How involved is Mitch Richmond.

Assistant coaches should be hungry and working with players nonstop. I do not see him living on campus helping players and watching film.

He needs to move back to the special assistant role.
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Hire Mike Rice 10 months 1 week ago #234469

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A skilled BIG would make this team entirely different. We would have a good team that could compete and win on a regular basis. The way we play is being dictated by the fact that we have no one to go down low to.
The Big East and NYC needs a strong SJU team!
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Hire Mike Rice 10 months 1 week ago #234474

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Paul Massell wrote:
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Fun's condition was someone who wasn't a sociopath. ;) :)
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Hire Mike Rice 10 months 1 week ago #234489

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Mean Gene wrote:
In my opinion I don't think hiring another assistant coach is the issue here. Mullin and Richmond know basketball better than most. As Bill Parcells famously said, "It's not about the X's and O's it's about the Jim's and the Joe's". It's about the players. We need to recruit better players and the players we do have who have the potential to be very good Big East players are very young and need experience. right now we have Ponds, Lovett, Ahmed and Mussini who are Big East caliber players and we are bringing in three more next year. Yakwe, Freudenberg, Ellison, Owens and Williams can be good players but need to mature and most of all get more game experience. Mullin started from nothing, literally. we need to bring in more quality players who are Big East ready from the get go like Ponds , Ahmed and Lovett. It's not about the X's and O's it's about the Jim's and the Joe's.

I see your point, but if it was strictly about the players we may as well put Mike Maher on the bench and let our HoF coaches spend all their time with Matt on the recruiting front. Mike can wear himself out jumping out of his seat with his arms raised to the ceiling when ponds and crew hit their threes.

It takes top line players and excellent coaching to win at this level. Top talent can go to waste without excellent coaching. Coaching is much more of a factor than 5 or ten percent.

As others have expressed here, as a fan of the program, I the see improvement in the coaching this year with the exception of the del state no show - and they responded well to that lapse.

It's another year of growth for the team and a new staff.
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Hire Mike Rice 10 months 1 week ago #234490

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Mean Gene wrote:
In my opinion I don't think hiring another assistant coach is the issue here. Mullin and Richmond know basketball better than most. As Bill Parcells famously said, "It's not about the X's and O's it's about the Jim's and the Joe's". It's about the players. We need to recruit better players and the players we do have who have the potential to be very good Big East players are very young and need experience. right now we have Ponds, Lovett, Ahmed and Mussini who are Big East caliber players and we are bringing in three more next year. Yakwe, Freudenberg, Ellison, Owens and Williams can be good players but need to mature and most of all get more game experience. Mullin started from nothing, literally. we need to bring in more quality players who are Big East ready from the get go like Ponds , Ahmed and Lovett. It's not about the X's and O's it's about the Jim's and the Joe's.

Then why did Phil Jackson win championships with the Bulls where Doug Collins couldn't?
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Hire Mike Rice 10 months 1 week ago #234491

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bamafan wrote:
Paul Massell wrote:
Sean Woods
Fun's condition was someone who wasn't a sociopath. ;) :)

Dang, I was hoping Matt Dougherty was ready to come back. He's due.
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Hire Mike Rice 10 months 1 week ago #234492

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OLV72 wrote:
Mean Gene wrote:
In my opinion I don't think hiring another assistant coach is the issue here. Mullin and Richmond know basketball better than most. As Bill Parcells famously said, "It's not about the X's and O's it's about the Jim's and the Joe's". It's about the players. We need to recruit better players and the players we do have who have the potential to be very good Big East players are very young and need experience. right now we have Ponds, Lovett, Ahmed and Mussini who are Big East caliber players and we are bringing in three more next year. Yakwe, Freudenberg, Ellison, Owens and Williams can be good players but need to mature and most of all get more game experience. Mullin started from nothing, literally. we need to bring in more quality players who are Big East ready from the get go like Ponds , Ahmed and Lovett. It's not about the X's and O's it's about the Jim's and the Joe's.

I see your point, but if it was strictly about the players we may as well put Mike Maher on the bench and let our HoF coaches spend all their time with Matt on the recruiting front. Mike can wear himself out jumping out of his seat with his arms raised to the ceiling when ponds and crew hit their threes.

It takes top line players and excellent coaching to win at this level. Top talent can go to waste without excellent coaching. Coaching is much more of a factor than 5 or ten percent.

As others have expressed here, as a fan of the program, I the see improvement in the coaching this year with the exception of the del state no show - and they responded well to that lapse.

It's another year of growth for the team and a new staff.

John Calapari is not known as a great coach when comes to X's and O's. He wins because almost every Kid on his team is a top 20 Kid. He doesn't need to be a great tactician when he's bringing in that kind of talent year in and year out.
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Hire Mike Rice 10 months 1 week ago #234493

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RedStormRising2 wrote:
bamafan wrote:
Paul Massell wrote:
Sean Woods
Fun's condition was someone who wasn't a sociopath. ;) :)

Dang, I was hoping Matt Dougherty was ready to come back. He's due.

Don't even go there . . . .
There have been nearly 3000 Gods so far but only yours actually exists.The others are silly made up nonsense. But not yours. Yours is real.
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