So a 5 game increase in wins; losing a key player with a few games to go and all while the freshmen played significant minutes and he hasn't advanced this program much? I'd say you're not being very objective.
Bonus: Per Kale, we beat the Hawks twice for the first time in the regular season for the first time this century.[/quote]
Gee whiz....you sure are a positive, upbeat kinda guy! 😁 You're right.....now that I think about it, this team reminds me of the 30-2 La Salle team. I'm sure we'll be close to that kind of won-loss record next year! 😁
Yeah, what a great message that would send. Brilliant!
Yeah, so it would be better to let the kid rot on the bench for another 3 years, right? That's absolute genius!
It would be better for the player to actually have an opportunity to play at another school, perhaps at a lower level, where he'll get a chance to possibly start.
People on this board write with regularity whenever a player leaves because he thinks he can better his situation, "Oh well....it's a business." Well, it's a business from the college's vantage point, also, and they're serving the best interests of the kid to boot.
Schools not in the Power 5 can cut players loose at anytime in order to free up scholarships. If the Atlantic 10 didn't vote to uphold the scholarship rules of the Power 5, it's something La Salle should seriously consider.
Unfortunately, the revised outlook seems to be headed THIS way.....
Year 1: We stink Year 2: We stink Year 3: We might be a little better with addition of the players who out this year. Year 4: We might be a little under .500 in the league, or..............we'll stink.
Since it's obvious that the program won't get better with 3-star (or lower) rated players, what are you (or what is the school) doing to make La Salle look good to prospective players in order to get better recruits?
That Hikim kid killed us in overtime. Bad pass decisions, throwing passes at player's feet, he wanted to be the hero and tried to take the ball to the hoop when he had no shot. Ugh! Croswell may have finally arrived as a player, based upon this game and the steady improvement he's shown up to this point.
Consistent whining about a new coach not turning around an underfunded, under-supported program in less than two years totally screams "half a clue about how college basketball works" for sure. Its definitely the coaching that's been holding us back over the last 25 years in the A-10.
Keith Dambrot didn't seem to have any trouble turning things around at downtrodden Duquesne.
16-16 and 7-11 his first year, inheriting a 3-15/10-22 team.
19-13 and 10-8 his second year.
15-3 and 5-1 currently.
There those who can coach without making excuses and "5 year plans" and those who cannot.
It's not rocket science......it's shouldn't take an act of Congress to turn a basketball program around.
Listen stupid. If you read the board a little more often, you'd see today there was talk of him playing. But no, you're too busy making asinine comments left and right while preening over your supposed cleverness. How old are you anyways? 10?
"To make matters worse, Miller-People said, she was living by herself — not only without a roommate but without anyone else on her floor — for a number of days before the other non-athlete students arrived on campus. She spent her nights alone, depressed, scrolling mindlessly through her phone and crying herself to sleep, she said."
She sounds way too immature to be at ANY college. She's a product of that culture that calls 17-24 year-olds "kids," helping to produce the childish mindset they have. ("I don't have to "adult" until I'm about 30.") Instead of preparing to show the world how independent and grown-up they are, they embrace the "kid" label and continue with their infantile behavior.
It's a shame La Salle, like so many organizations today, doesn't have the courage to stand-up and say, "We investigated and we find no evidence of any destructive "hazing" and therefore, the case is closed. We wish her well."
This is insane. There are 6 new guys on this team. Gonna take more than 120 minutes to develop something cohesive. I’m totally fine with punting the OOC schedule. Not looking at an NIT berth from this team so who cares how they look in November or even December.
OK, 6 new guys. But the ball is still round, right? The hoop 10 feet up from the floor? Same demensions and geometrical spapes they've been playing with since middle school, right? Don't try to make it sound more complicated than it is. They shouldn't look as bad as they have been, like they've never played the game before.