Shaka Smart

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  1. speedfrk

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    he has never won anything. Anything. Never won the league at VCU. He had one tournament run and beat Kansas. I’m not mad at him for cashing in but Texans ran Barnes off for that?

    desire and capability are 2 different things.
     
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    We had 20 more FTs than Michigan the other night. They shot and made a lot of 3s, while we pounded the ball inside to Garza and Kriener. UM didn't attack the rim because they were shooting so well.
     
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    Told you
     
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    People are always ready to go all in on a flavor of the week. Remember when Kevin Ollie was supposed to be the next big thing in college basketball? RollLaughRollLaughRollLaughRollLaugh
     
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    I was just playing the typical role of WVU fan.

    Interesting that this logic doesn't apply when your team's on the other side of it.
     
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    I'll complain about specific calls or when it's being called too tight in general vs most of the games I've watched this year. Puts a physical team like us at a disadvantage. Lately I've been surprised that they will call the other teams big men for displacing Oscar or Culver in the post by a few inches. Hard to see even if it takes a Herculean effort
     
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    Several WV fans STILL talk about the AFH game from years ago. KU fans pointed out that WV settled for threes all night while KU drove inside consistently. Didn't fly.

    Already this season, WV has had multiple games with big disparities at home. One was a very similar number to that game in AFH. And of course the explanation is "WVU keeps taking it inside and Texas keeps settling for threes." Too funny.
     
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    This fan knows what's up.

     
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    Shaka's done. That experiment failed.
     
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    Right it makes for a nice headline. Our team is built to get the line this year at will. Unfortunately only 64% from the stripe. Gross.

    Our home whistle is probably unmatched
     
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    It’s very disappointing and disheartening to watch the direction Texas Longhorn has now taken. I’ve never witnessed a blowout of this magnitude in BIG12 play like tonight.
     
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    How hopeful are Texas fans that they'll get Beard? Had a friend tell me 30%. The arrogance in Austin is hilarious. Wish I could read Orangebloods purely for the entertainment.
     
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    Most don't want Beard.

    Billy Donovan's contract ends this year and John Beilein is probably out in Cleveland.

    If they were going to move on Beard they would have done it last year.
     
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    But, Thunder are projected to make the playoffs, so Donovan is prob safe..
     
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    I wouldn't be 100% sure of either thing yet.

    Lots of teams let their coaches go after tbe playoffs.
    There hasn't been any negotiation between his agent and OKC. I don't think a first round exit will be enough leverage.

    UNC is a bigger threat.
    Roy Williams could step down after this year
     
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    True, depends if Donovan wants to get in the trenches recruiting again.
     
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    Texas is going to position themselves to be in a good position when their new arena opens.
    The Moody Foundation donated a bunch of money for a new practice facility and most likely for a new coach.
     
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    Would also prob have to make Donovan the highest paid coach, but it's UT or UNC, so they have the funding...
     
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    Seriously, can't think of a Terp player getting better year to year under Turge...
     
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    We will see what happens. It is all speculation.

    But right now OKC and Donovan are at a dead end.
    I guess a deep run can save them but I think there is more of a chance they don't make the playoffs than a deep run
     
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    To be fair, West is loaded with both LA teams, Nuggets and Jazz...
     
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    I think it's more about the timing of a playoff run for me (Donavon). Would Texas wait that long to make a move?
     
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    Donavon could very likely end up NBA coach of the year. I don't see him leaving after that.
     
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    The Spurs are the ones to watch.
     
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    Great Point- would Texas or any other school wait to May or June to hire Donovan??
     
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    Yes because Texas as of right now only has one scholarship available so recruiting isn't a big deal
     
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    Historically the Spurs go on their run when they go on their extended road trip.

    Memphis or OKC.
    One or them isn't going to make the playoffs.
     
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    He wasted so much talent.

    For the life of me I don’t know why any big man would play for him. He does not know how to utilize big men.

    Sims could be utilized so much better with a better coach...literally any coach.
     
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    They still go to the NBA no matter what.
    NBA for the majority of high school recruits is the #1 importance

    Sims is actually the only player that showed any heart the last few games.
     
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    Question- last time Shaka made the second weekend of the ncaa tourney??
     
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    He is good. But Shaka sets up very little for him. He gets his points off of put backs and broken plays.

    And while these guys do get to the NBA, they might get there quicker or with a better draft spot if they were better utilized.
     
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    NBA game has changed.
    Losing Berry who worked with the bigs didn't help but for the most part he used his bigs in a way that they will be used in the NBA.

    Not too much back to basket in the NBA anymore.
     
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    His final 4 run.
     
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    Wow, even Mark freaking Turegeon has been to the second weekend more recently...
     
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    The dude hasn’t won an NCAAT game since 2013.
     
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    Use to be a big fan of Shaka, but he seems to have left his brain back at VCU. Would love to know what he said to his troops at halftime vs WVU.
     

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