- Feb 25, 2003
He just doesn't really know what he is doing, which is reasonable since he has never done it before. He doesn't know how to handle the media, get the guys to run an offense, get them to guard someone on defense, handle the bench, handle the starters, deal with PT all around, set and handle expectations, etc... I almost think he is too nice of a guy for the job. He seems to care about a lot of things a lot more than basketball and that really isn't the case with better coaches/players, certainly not the best.
It isn't happening but is very clear he doesn't know what he is doing.
He gets waxed by any decent team they play. Defense really doesn't even resemble anything approaching competence. Sometimes they get lucky and teams miss. He admitted he doesn't scout teams anyway so it's no surprise he would do something as dumb as put Bacot on Paulo. He doubled down on it after the game so will probably do it again the next game. Offense is guys dribbling around chucking it. Luckily they are sometimes hot and make a bunch of shots though. The few times they were pressed it looked like they had never practiced it before.
He already has had a student missing because of grades and another who went home and isn't coming back.
I honestly think he just forgets. I can't think of any other reasonable explanation.
Again, we all know it was an awful hire. The only people arguing otherwise here are not UNC fans. They haven't looked like a competent team all year. Now and then they have guys who run isolation and get hot and that masks how awful they are.
He doesn't know anything about coaching, which is kind of the point. There are two examples late of why you don't hire a guy with no experience.
1. UNC doesn't want to run clock. Pitt does. UNC scores and sets up to press and looks at the ball sitting there between their legs like it is a cucumber and they are ****** cat scared of it. Pick it up and give it to the ref so he can start he count. The clock is running Hubert. But they haven't gone over things like this because those are things you learn when you coach for a few years.
2. Half court trap and UNC has two guys trapping two guys out front while the other three just stay on their man. So those three Pitt players don't move and Capel, who is an awful but at least an experienced coach, looks on incredulously like 'WTF are this UNC dudes doing'. So they just pass the ball back and forth and UNC is confused on why whatever the hell they are doing isn't working.
Those are just the two easiest that come to mind. You learn that crap coaching. Then you come to UNC.
Probably but he tends to freak out in games IMO. He forgets to sub and tends to not realize what is going on situationally. I
This may sound crappy but I also think he cares too much about the person. Great coaches care of course but they care more about winning. I think Hubert cares more about being nice to guys and caring about them as people than winning. Can't have that.
They always do exactly what the other team wants. Then Hubert just whines about the team not playing hard enough or else talks about how they are all HOF players destined for greatness.
Yeah the tables have turned, but fans tend to have short memories anyway. USC gamecocks just sacked Frank Martin who took them to final 4 just 5 years ago, and lets not forget Kevin Ollie from UConn. UNC next season will have a lot more expectations, its another story when the pressure is on. With this being said, I do believe that a final 4 trip buys Hubert Davis at least 5 more years. Beyond that, we will see.My how the tables have turned😂 Earlier in this thread it was said by the UNC fans that not very many UNC fans wanted Hubert and now they’re loving him😂 And here I thought that only UK fans done this kinda stuff.
Uconn fans were saying the same thing about OllieHell of a coach.
Uconn fans were saying the same thing about Ollie
UM fans were saying the same thing about Fisher
UK fans were saying the same thing about Tubby
the track records of coaches that win the championship in their first year is not on his side
you may be better off losing
He seemed over his head my man, the concerns were fair. A couple may have thrown in the towel a little early on it but it's not like he had y'all in the T10 all year.On January 22nd I wanted this dude run out the building. 10 weeks later I'd like to canonize him. lol