Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Just some interesting reading from the past...
I have no particular point here -- you can draw all your own conclusions -- but...
Here are some random comments - just a sampling of what I found today from the past couple years about what Bradley basketball "fans" wanted to see .....
These are culled directly from message board opinions....
I am still very hopeful we can get there - I look at every single game as the next chance to win - and even expect a win at every opportunity.
There are some things that are discouraging and it's not like we weren't warned about the fallout........
There's plenty more - maybe even some better and more enjoyable comments - but remember - these were all people saying these things 1-2 years ago - and oddly all those same people seem to have suddenly grown satisfied with the exact things they had previously said they hated and wanted to replace....
"There are those who are comfy with CBI and CIT tourneys ...Mediocrity should not be our mantra. We all should expect more. We all should demand more.
I just want more than this middle-of-the-road stuff year after year."
"I WANT BRADLEY TO BE BETTER THAN AVERAGE.
I cannot sit year after year and watch the same result. I want more than this.
.... I don't see any improvement. I don't see stability. I don't see the signs of this turning out successful..."
"..I thought about what you want in a coach.
These are just some things that came to mind (in no particular order):
1. teaches fundamentals...players shoot, pass, defend well
2. sound defensively....in position, flexible, know the X's and O's
3. gets the most out of or develops players ....growth in skill is obvious
4. good recruiter....team is deep and talent is varied by position.
5. contends for titles (league, tournament, etc)
6. instructs players outside of basketball...ie, being a good student, being a better man, working hard
7. coaches motivate players.........to achieve, play hard, buy in to program"
"I want a coach who adapts system to fit personnel and situation, rather than the other way around. This is what makes most great coaches great"
Then an entire long harsh critical thread really unloading directly on Jim Les and attacking his coaching ability...
(this is just to expose the stupidity and dishonesty of those who claim the message board never allowed anyone to criticize Coach Les -- ha, that's all they did for several years and here's proof!!)
and some funny ones...