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Old 01-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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IMO both were bad hires. We are already falling fast in basketball just like football. Hamilton really did a number on the Vols, We need a new basketball coach now before it hits bottom. Where is Bruce, bring him back now.
Cuonzo and Dooley shouldn't even be in the same sentence. Cuonzo did a great job at his last stop. Dooley was the worst hire in UT history in any sport.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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He brought in Stokes last year that was supposed to be our best player this year. He just hasn't coached him up to potential. Cuonzo ain't a bad coach I just honestly think Pearl was better! Pearl started with nothing and went to tournaments he didn't "almost" make it!!
So what is Pearl's excuse for Hopson?

I like Pearl don't get me wrong, but if you are going to use it against Cuonzo, then why not use it against Pearl too?
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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As a fan, one thing I find distressing is that no one is talking about UT basketball now (and for good reason). Shortly after Bruce arrived, everyone was talking about UT basketball.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #19 (permalink)
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So what is Pearl's excuse for Hopson?

I like Pearl don't get me wrong, but if you are going to use it against Cuonzo, then why not use it against Pearl too?
Pearl had a more exciting team to watch and he found ways to win with the lesser talent he had when he 1st got here that was all I was saying.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:22 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Pearl had a more exciting team to watch and he found ways to win with the lesser talent he had when he 1st got here that was all I was saying.
No, I get what you're saying. I loved the Controlled Chaos offense he ran in the beginning. However the half court there towards the end was pretty bland. Also, Tony jones is a clown and everyone should be happy he is not affiliated with the program anymore. Now if he would just leave the area.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Give the guy a break... How bout you go out and coach W/O 1st team all sec player...
Pearl didn't have a 1st team all SEC player when he got here. He took a nothing of a team and made a winner out of them .
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
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He brought in Stokes last year that was supposed to be our best player this year. He just hasn't coached him up to potential. Cuonzo ain't a bad coach I just honestly think Pearl was better! Pearl started with nothing and went to tournaments he didn't "almost" make it!!
I don't agree with this assessment at all. Look at what he's done with McRae. I think CCM has done a great job with McRae. He's turning into what we hoped he'd turn into.

Did Pearl "coach up" any player he had at UT? Hopson? Hall? Anyone?

Pearl also had more than one year to get his team to the tournament, and Calipari wasn't at UK. CCM been the coach all of one year, and he won SEC coach of the year. C'mon man.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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No, I get what you're saying. I loved the Controlled Chaos offense he ran in the beginning. However the half court there towards the end was pretty bland. Also, Tony jones is a clown and everyone should be happy he is not affiliated with the program anymore. Now if he would just leave the area.
Agreed ^ maybe 1 day we can get back to that level of competition and excitement but until them ill continue to support CCM!!! GBO
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Pearl didn't have a 1st team all SEC player when he got here. He took a nothing of a team and made a winner out of them .
not entirely true. Pearl had a legit PG and legit shooters already on campus when he arrived.
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oh man, you're such a good fan to only go to games when pearl was here
I was think the same thing
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He brought in Stokes last year that was supposed to be our best player this year. He just hasn't coached him up to potential. Cuonzo ain't a bad coach I just honestly think Pearl was better! Pearl started with nothing and went to tournaments he didn't "almost" make it!!
Started out with nothing? I guess you don't remember Lofton, Watson, J Smith, or Bradshaw?

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Started out with nothing? I guess you don't remember Lofton, Watson, J Smith, or Bradshaw?
Did the players make pearl or did pearl make the players?
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Pearl had a more exciting team to watch and he found ways to win with the lesser talent he had when he 1st got here that was all I was saying.
If you call having an NBA pg (Watson) and an AA (Lofton) lesser talent then yeah..
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Did the players make pearl or did pearl make the players?
Players made Pearl. Look at Maymon with Pearl then look at Maymon with Martin... Pearl had most of his success with Lofton bailing him out. He couldn't evaluate talent worth a damn.
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Players made Pearl. Look at Maymon with Pearl then look at Maymon with Martin... Pearl had most of his success with Lofton bailing him out. He couldn't evaluate talent worth a damn.
Maymon showed alot of potential with pearl.....he was just out of control.......you do realize that those same players did not bail out buzz......also pearls best season, lofton wasn't even on the team.
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