I think he’s an ok coach now, who is stubborn to a fault.Recruiting has been bad and is the biggest stumbling block since the indecision regarding JB leaving and Hop taking over. Recruits had to feel uncomfortable not knowing who they were going to be playing for.
I don't think the coaching is a huge problem as we continue to see improvement from the players we have. I'm not sure what posters mean when they say the game has passed JB by. He has as much desire to win as ever and his in game coaching is still good.
But if you don't have the better quality player to begin with, you can only improve to certain level.
The guys are giving us good effort but there is too much inexperience on the bench to maximize what we have.
Change will come but how and when it will happen is anyone's guess.
He doesn’t have the players, due to his recruiting failures, to run the Syracuse Zone of a few years ago. He won’t change, alter, adapt to that fact.
I remember ESPN doing a feature on the zone before the tournament when we had Southerland and co., it was insane to watch the length and athleticism.
Now we have zero inside deterrence, a skinny chain smoker at PF and in the age of Steph Curry, every kid grows up bombing threes, and we have token defense on the perimeter with zero athleticism to close on shooters. If they miss, no worries, you’ll get a second chance because we only have two ACC level athletes on the team and we don’t teach, or prioritize, rebounding skills/toughness anyway...nevermind, again, it’s tough to rebound out of a zone.