Excited for Pitt/Michigan tomorrow night. Went to the Pitt/Oakland game last saturday and I was not impressed. Our "star" freshman Steven Adams looks to be a big time project for the Pitt coaching staff. We roll out a young line-up so Ill be curious to see how they react to playing a big time school in primetime.
Fool's gold. UNC fooled their fans by looking impressive by four bad teams. McAdoo fooled us by looking great against four bad teams. First physical decent team we've played, and the lack of experience and leadership is showing tonight, and it's embarrassing.
Saying McAdoo has been bad this game would be a massive compliment.
And I'll finally say something I've been trying to hold-off on saying for a couple or three years now. Roy Williams, without elite recruits, is not a very good coach. I understand there's more to it than that, but he's got four freshmen in this rotation, and none of them are elite type players. All of them are 3-4 year players.
Guys like Bill Self and Coach K (and Brad Stevens) are MUCH better X's and O's coaches. Bill Self loses that many players to the NBA and enters a season where everyone doubts them; they win the Big 12 and make an Elite 8 or Final 4 run. Roy loses a bunch of players to the NBA and UNC is an NIT team.
Love the man. Wouldn't rather have any other coach in the country when you consider all the tasks a head coach must deal with (I mean, he shot down Kevin Durant for his principles, ffs). Coach Smith's teaching are fudamental to him and I greatly respect that, especially in the age of AAU basketball. I also realize UNC doesn't have a ton of moral ground to stand on right now, but the basketball program is clean. At least that still follows the "Carolina Way" and that is the way it needs to remain.
But this man is so ****ing stubborn.
I could go on for 10 paragraphs while covering many different facets of that thesis. I'm not going to, though.
All I will is Roy needs to unleash PJ. I don't know what PJ ever did him to be in his doghouse since his arrival at UNC. He takes 1 bad shot and he's yanked. Dex takes 3 horrible shots and he stays in the game until he gives the fatigue sign. Give me a break already.
You give PJ a little leash to play with and he can become the best player on the team. I just don't understand why... And the thing is, PJ has actually developed into a good defensive player. He's terrific on the boards. You punch him in the face, he will murder you. He's everything the team needs.