Re: Coach Hurley

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Posted by ASTATE87 on January 02, 19 at 07:47:36:

In Reply to: Coach Hurley posted by ScooterDevil on January 02, 19 at 07:25:34:

: Is anyone else starting to seriously question Hurley's ability as a coach? There is no questioning his ability to recruit. He has also clearly changed ASU's footprint on the map of NCAA basketball. We have more non-conference wins over legit competition than ever before.

: My problem is this. . . Princeton had a week to prepare for us (including spending 3 days in the Valley before playing us so they weren't playing right after traveling as in most road games). Last year in the PAC-12 all those teams had time to prepare for us. The non-con schedule is mostly teams just playing and getting acclimated to each other. There is far less being done to specifically dissect an opponent. I would argue that there is far less "coaching" that needs to be done or is done. Even in our comeback wins I have not really seen us do much different. We just increased our defensive intensity and hit a lot more shots. I don't really see a lot of adjustments being made. That Princeton game looked a lot like our PAC-12 schedule last year. We struggled against Vandy and for most of the Kansas game. We have scored under 70 points in two of our last three games.

: Yet every game I see the same basic two offensive sets that we run. We either run a dribble weave up top waiting for an open lane or we run pick and roll. We almost never dump it low on the block. Even when White was having his way with Princeton we threw it to him in the low post one time all game. Shouldn't Hurley take a ton of criticism for this coaching blunder? Last year during conference play we just played the same way every game and hoped for different results. We really did not deserve a bid last year. I love the enthusiasm that CBH brings to the team. I love that his name and that enthusiasm convince recruits to come here. And I love that his tenacity carries over to his players and they never quit. But is in-game strategy seems to be severely lacking IMO.

: Our margin for error in the PAC-12 this year is way less than it was last year. We got in last year going 8-10 and losing our first conference game. I honestly think that the PAC-12 is so weak, with no chances at signature wins, that anything less than 13-5 in conference and we will have to win the conference tourney to get in.

This is a solid take. It is frustrating to see that Dort hasn't been coached to be better at getting into the lane and making a solid assist rather than attempting to finish amongst the trees. Here comes the zone from every PAC 12 team. How is CBH going to counter?

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