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    Blog: Players love the hire

    I caught up with LaRon Dendy, Diante Garrett and Jamie Vanderbeken today.

    Blog: Current players love the hire | Cyclone Fanatic



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    Re: Blog: Players love the hire

    This is amazing...last night I was thinking "WTF?" but about every hour I get more and more excited about the hire. I am excited to see/read Hoiberg's plan for everything and hear reports about how our players are progressing and everything.

    It's absolutely GREAT to hear they love the hire and can't wait. I know this actually goes a long way in how hard (and well) you work if you have a ton of respect for the person in charge of you and you like the work you have to do.



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    Re: Blog: Players love the hire

    When I read that quote from JVB, I wondered if the weight he was referring to was just the coaching search like he seemed to allude to later. I can't help but think the players view Hoiberg as a breath of fresh air from the previous coach.


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    Re: Blog: Players love the hire

    I love that Diante is happy with the hire. That kid takes more crap than he deserves, and he's never wavered.



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    Re: Blog: Players love the hire

    Chris you have done one hell of a job the last couple days.



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    Re: Blog: Players love the hire

    this is great!


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    Re: Blog: Players love the hire

    does anyone think the players would come out and say "nah you know i was hoping for gillespie"

    OF COURSE they are telling the media they love the hire! they dont want to ride the pine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dinger View Post
    does anyone think the players would come out and say "nah you know i was hoping for gillespie"

    OF COURSE they are telling the media they love the hire! they dont want to ride the pine.
    Well, when McDermott was hired, they all just bolted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dinger View Post
    does anyone think the players would come out and say "nah you know i was hoping for gillespie"

    OF COURSE they are telling the media they love the hire! they dont want to ride the pine.
    yeah, you would make a good point, but look at the way theyre saying it. you can tell they've bought into this idea.



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    Re: Blog: Players love the hire

    Dendy looks giddy in that picture.



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    Re: Blog: Players love the hire

    Quote Originally Posted by Final42b View Post
    Dendy looks giddy in that picture.
    Now that I've gotten over the emotional elation of Freddie's return, I started looking forward to next season and for some reason(can't really pinpoint why), I keep thinking that Dendy is going to be one that is really going to benefit from the change. Maybe it's just the overall attitude change coming over the program.



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    Re: Blog: Players love the hire

    Quote Originally Posted by MilehighClone View Post
    Now that I've gotten over the emotional elation of Freddie's return, I started looking forward to next season and for some reason(can't really pinpoint why), I keep thinking that Dendy is going to be one that is really going to benefit from the change. Maybe it's just the overall attitude change coming over the program.
    Fred said more than once today that the players will have roles. He will coach to their strengths and away from their weaknesses.

    Dendy could be an NBA player IF he learns his role. And his role is to not take jump shots or handle the ball. His role is to be scrappy on the inside. Get offensive and defensive rebounds, get putbacks, and block a lot of shots. There is a great need at the NBA level for this kind of player and Hoiberg knows it. I agree that Dendy will benefit greatly.

    But I also think DG can take his game to a whole new level as well. Fred says that he is going to work tirelessly with DG this offseason on his jump shot. That will make DG a very good player.



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    Re: Blog: Players love the hire

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    Fred said more than once today that the players will have roles. He will coach to their strengths and away from their weaknesses.

    Dendy could be an NBA player IF he learns his role. And his role is to not take jump shots or handle the ball. His role is to be scrappy on the inside. Get offensive and defensive rebounds, get putbacks, and block a lot of shots. There is a great need at the NBA level for this kind of player and Hoiberg knows it. I agree that Dendy will benefit greatly.

    But I also think DG can take his game to a whole new level as well. Fred says that he is going to work tirelessly with DG this offseason on his jump shot. That will make DG a very good player.
    Players knowing and buying into their roles is the key to any team success. I think that Greg tried to get the players to grasp their roles, but ended up with mixed results. When Lucca left, for example, he implied that he felt that he should have been more involved in the offense. Thinking that the offense should run through you and having the skills to do so are two different issues. I hope that Fred gets better buy in and better results.



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    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    Fred said more than once today that the players will have roles. He will coach to their strengths and away from their weaknesses.

    Dendy could be an NBA player IF he learns his role. And his role is to not take jump shots or handle the ball. His role is to be scrappy on the inside. Get offensive and defensive rebounds, get putbacks, and block a lot of shots. There is a great need at the NBA level for this kind of player and Hoiberg knows it. I agree that Dendy will benefit greatly.

    But I also think DG can take his game to a whole new level as well. Fred says that he is going to work tirelessly with DG this offseason on his jump shot. That will make DG a very good player.
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