Who was coach Roy throwing under the bus right at the top of that video?
Did he? I though he took responsibility, said he had to coach better, and he said it several times. Maybe he threw himself under the bus. I’m pretty sure he was quite disappointed in the first nine minutes or so of that second half, really disappointed. My favorite line was, when asked why Armando didn’t play more, “I’m the coach and I get to decide who plays.”
Roy is a lot of things, but he is absolutely not one to throw players under the bus. Not sure where that sentiment comes from.
I know Roy Williams knows more about basketball than I ever will but this is the 2nd year in a row where I am wondering just where he gets this label as a “great” coach.
Strong recruiter sure(being at a blue blood helps) but his strategy seems to involve getting a 5 star guard, letting them chuck shots, have big athletes that may or may not be good at basketball crash the shit out of the boards and play really fast. Beyond that I’m not sure there is much strategy.
As the video suggests, he is not a giant a-hole like other “great” coaches so that makes him passable but I guess the whole academic fraud thing can give some of those points back.
I guess to me three championships in 15 years is all that needs to be said.
Championships with academically ineligible players. If the NCAA had any consistency or credibility, they would have been vacated.
To imply that says anything about his coaching is just silly though.
Also are we also taking away the 90% of championships this millennium that were gotten by players paid to be at their school, or…?
I wasn’t really implying anything about his coaching ability. I was merely stating that those championships deserve an asterisk.
Well, the general consensus on this board seems to be that players should be paid. I haven’t seen anyone here argue that no-show classes are a good thing, on the other hand.
Roy does a lot more than just recruit a 5 star guard and met guys chick shots. We didn’t see it too much today, but their fast break offense, particularly after made buckets—does have a clear design and purpose. If winning just took elite recruiting, more guys would have championships.
After last year‘s loss Roy took accountability and beat himself up quite a bit for the team being unprepared for what they ran into. This year he held the players accountable for not making shots, and he certainly accepted part of the blame. Then he focused on teaching and his players learning and some of the shots falling. I thought he did a really good job with the press conference and gave credit to Teske Howard, and to Simpson. Odd that he failed to mention Brooks and DDJ and overlooked their success of limiting our star to 17 mins only.