Posted by ITK on March 26, 2018 at 08:59:11:
In Reply to: Re: Florida State coach makes mistake ! posted by ? on March 26, 2018 at 06:33:15:
: : : : : : : : : : : He did not call time out with 10 seconds to go !
: : : : : : : : : He didn't have a timeout. His players gave up. They took wild off balance shots during the game, didn't get back on defense six times and got outscored 12-0 on fastbreaks. They weren't a team. They were a bunch of individuals. Michigan was a team. Florida State is going where they should be and that's back to Florida
: : : : : : : : The mistake was not that he didn't call a timeout, it was that after missing that wild three point shot, there were still 15 seconds left on the clock when Michigan got the rebound. It was only a four point game and Michigan had just missed the front-end of a one-and-one. Michigan is one of the worst free-throw teams in all of NCAA basketball, shooting only 66% from the line. This season they ranked #321 of alll Division I teams in free throws, close to the bottom. So there was a very good statistical probability that they'd miss again and it would have at least given FSU a shot.
: : : : : : : : But the coach didn't instruct his players to foul and you can see they just gave up.
: : : : : : : : THAT was the mistake. It wasn't about not calling a timeout they didn't have, but instead about why they didn't foul.
: : : : : : : : And the even bigger mistake is the fact that when asked about it after the game by CBS reporter Dana Jacobsen, the coach didn't even recognize what the reporter was asking, and he appeared stunned and befuddled, like he'd been at a different game than the one millions of fans had just witnessed.
: : : : : : : : The "mistake" will be if the FSU admins keep him around...not because he didn't tell his players to foul, but because he didn't even think about what he was doing, other than just giving up at the end.
: : : : : Are you kidding, they just went to the Elite 8. Sure he came off bad with that interview but they were not coming back. The guy with the ball was a 90% free throw shooter, down 2 possessions, no timeouts, and realistically no chance to win.
: : : : Wrong. The guy "with the ball" (the one who got the rebound) was only a 67% FT shooter. At least a 1/3 chance he was going to miss, and then still time to get down and either hit a three or a two and then go for the steal. Instead the coach quit, and his players followed.
: : : No no no, the players are on the court should already know, if they need a coach to yell at them and tell them with 15 seconds left to foul then the kids dont belong in the final four. Anyone that has played basketball knows the scenario, if these players dont know it then there basketball IQ is terrible. The coach cant foul.
: : "the players...on the floor should already know"
: : Right....because their COACH has properly coached them in tight, late-game situations. Players don't just "know". That's why there are coaches in the first place.
: : And in this case, the coach didn't coach them. He let them do what they INSTINCTIVELY wanted to do, which was give up because they sensed they couldn't win. But a good coach would have motivated his players to NEVER give up, and he would have taught them how to overcome their instincts....and, if in the heat of the moment, they forgot what to do HE WOULD HAVE REMINDED THEM BY TELLING THEM TO FOUL.
: These guys are not 10 year olds, most are over 20 and have been playing since they were toddlers. They have had tons of coaches and been in similar situations tons of times over there careers. They must of all had terrible high school coaches also and terrible Aau coaches. You must want us to fire all of these coaches also because they clearly didn't spend enough time teaching their players about miracles. Poor fools must of spent practice time working on fundamentals and skills that would actually make them better.
Ok, so your view is that once a kid graduates from HS and goes to an NCAA D-1 team, he no longer needs any coaching, right? They've already been taught to know everything there is to know, right?
Don't need college coaches at all, right?
And surely NBA coaching staffs are completely unnecessary, because if these players were good enough to have made it to the NBA, well, they must know everything there is to know already, right?
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