Well, it’s your board and you’re entitled to your opinion, but I’m pretty sure you read every comment posted on here, and I really find it laughable that you would say, “We aren’t criticizing players personally.” I don’t have the time nor the inclination to go back and document all the personal criticisms that have been thrown at our players on this board, but suffice it to say if we went back and looked we’d sure find them. General categories include, Derrick Walton last year before he blew up and carried the team to the B1G Tournament Championship. Zak pretty much throughout his entire career at Michigan. D.J. Wilson at times last year and certainly prior to last year.
Duncan Robinson on several occasions, but criticisms this year alone include, “If he’s not making shots he’s nothing more than a Division III player,” and worse. By the way, I’ve coached DIII basketball and I can honestly say I’ve seen players at that level who could handle better, pass better, go to the basket better, and shoot as well as Duncan can, but NONE of them were 6’8 and playing against high Division I players! The young man may not be perfect but he’s a valuable player who is going to help us more times than not this year, in many ways. If you don’t think these criticisms meet the the test of being “personal” then you really don’t understand Division I college basketball players, because for them basketball IS personal. It’s a VERY important part of who they are. So, do I think we can discuss basketball and analyze the play of our team? You bet. Do I think it’s hard? I don’t know, maybe, but I think it’s worth the effort. I also think we can do that in a positive way that doesn’t get overly personal, and I think usually we do. There are a lot of posters on here who remain very positive about our kids, and I, for one, appreciate that. Thanks for what you do. I really do appreciate your efforts!