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    Hoiberg/Christopherson ESPN Article

    Nice article about coaches and their playing experience and how it translates to coaching the college game.

    Some top coaches prove you didn't have to play at a high level to coach at one - men's college basketball - ESPN



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    Re: Hoiberg/Christopherson ESPN Article

    I've always thought that it was difficult for naturally talented players to coach. It's very similar to teaching. The people who understood something the first time they saw it have a very hard time teaching to people who are not as smart as they were.



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    Re: Hoiberg/Christopherson ESPN Article

    Interesting read, but the linked article has nothing to do with Hoiberg ir Christopherson.



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    Re: Hoiberg/Christopherson ESPN Article

    I like how Scotty more or less says he likes Fred better, but tries to save it at the end saying that Crean was okay too. He should run for office!



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    Re: Hoiberg/Christopherson ESPN Article

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    Interesting read, but the linked article has nothing to do with Hoiberg ir Christopherson.
    The last 5 paragraphs or so are talking about Fred and then Scotty's thoughts on him



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    Re: Hoiberg/Christopherson ESPN Article

    That's a lot of words just to say good coaches are good coaches regardless of their background.



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    Re: Hoiberg/Christopherson ESPN Article

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    That's a lot of words just to say good coaches are good coaches regardless of their background.
    Do journalists get paid by the word?



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    Re: Hoiberg/Christopherson ESPN Article

    I love Martin's quote about Beasley:

    ""Five years ago everyone said I was hired to keep Beasley," Martin said of the player who was the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA draft. "At the end of the day, Michael Beasley averaged 14 rebounds as a college basketball player. That might be more than he's grabbed in any NBA game."

    HAHAHAHA. Yep, Once Beasley started to get paid, he became one of the laziest guys on the court. Amazing given all his talent.



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    Re: Hoiberg/Christopherson ESPN Article

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    I've always thought that it was difficult for naturally talented players to coach. It's very similar to teaching. The people who understood something the first time they saw it have a very hard time teaching to people who are not as smart as they were.
    I'm not sure if it relates to intelligence as much as it does to athleticism. There are plenty of players that have the natural ability to be great at whatever they choose. The coaches help control their ability and guide them to their strengths to allow them to produce the way they do. They may understand their role but when it comes to combining the efforts of five different positions it becomes difficult for them to understand and teach others the positions they are not strongly familiar with. If they have players that played their same position they may be a different type of player so you have to know basketball all around to be a good coach. Freddy's experience allowed him to discuss draft picks and potential trades/free agent signings to understand what would be needed for each position. I'm sure there was also a lot of discussion on how players would fit in with the chemistry of the current team to improve on the future. The good thing for us is that he has finally begun selecting the players he wants to fit his system rather than taking what he can get to be competitive immediately. The 2012 class is his first true recruiting class as last years influx of talented transfers that didn't really cover true positions for a team doesn't count.



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    Re: Hoiberg/Christopherson ESPN Article

    I'm glad we have freddie as our coach, and Scotty is right in saying that he's the type of guy that will push buttons if needed but not push them if not needed. I think that is something that is overlooked. Babb was in a "slump" most of the year but I'm sure that Fred didn't push his buttons over it and put Babb in a bad mood (he probably was already in a bad mood because of it). Fred understood that Babb was playing the best defense on the team and kept him out there even though he couldn't hit his shots all the time. Fred is going to be a very well respected coach in the near future (more than he already is).



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