Originally Posted by BowDowntoWashington
Dawkins is a much better recruiter than Montgomery or anyone on his staff. Montgomery is definitely a far superior coach.
Who is the last player that Cal sent to the NBA? Leon Powe, who is a fringe player at best? Recently, Stanford has sent the Lopez twins and Landry Fields. If you want to go back a little further, you can include Josh Childress.
Well that comment made about as much sense in a conversation about the current Cal and former Furd coach as being excited about a U of W undergraduate degree.
But I digress.
Lets embrace the hopeful upside that AC stays another year. Ditto Solomon. Now we have 2 HUGE seniors to replace in 2013 but I like our chances if we start from the perspective of building around AC and RS. Early indications are that Cobbs can put points on the score board. In my mind that makes THIS year the critical one - some young talent - especially in the front court, that can get minutes.
Monty has been pretty clear and candid about his criticisms of the past regime - that Braun was not about building a PROGRAM. There really wasn't a long term master plan that focused on how Frosh could turn into monsters by their Junior and Senior seasons - the hallmark of MM's Snotfurd teams.
And least we forget in all our bemoaning of the talent that UofA is assembling lets see.....
A) Can they avoid la second loss to an NAIA team.
B) Can they find a way to distribute minutes to all this talent in a way that actually keeps everyone happy and the club house functioning.
As any NBA coach or commentator will tell you, B is perhaps the hardest thing there is to accomplish and can turn a team of superstars into a really nasty and underperforming clubhouse. Sean Miller hasn't shown that he can do that - so lets see him manage all the talent that is coming
(And BTW - Lets see how Howland does in respect to "adjusting" his style to players who may not fully buy into the whole "grab and grope" Big East Style)
I am willing to be MORE than critical about JT. His track "record" is frankly pedestrian and open to tremendous criticism. But I just don't think you can do this with MM and
. Heck, when was a BB team ever picked to finish first in the conference. had 2 players on the Naissmith watch list, and the front runner for PAC POY?