- Mar 8, 2021
This article, written last month discusses several of the same topics you have in your post.I think this is the biggest issue to solve for right now. Both Jackson and Horston are ball dominant players. Horston has good court vision, but has a tendency to just go for hero ball when things are tight while her teammates stand out. Rickea doesn't look to pass; once the ball goes to Rickea, she's looking to score. I don't recall her passing it back out much when she was at MSST. Between her, Horston and Powell, that's too many players that are looking to go one on one-two-three. These three need to lose their "score at all costs" mindset and play more team ball.
Sounds like a third quarter timeout would've solved everything. So there you go.
Actually, the in-game adjustments were not a strength of CPS. In fact that was the constant complaint during her dry years with no NC-- she could not adapt on the fly like Geno, or Tara, or Mulkey. Under CPS, the LVs had plenty of off nights.
That is basketball. It is not fair to compare Kellie to CPS but it is even worse when people trot out an idealized version of CPS and her teams.
It appears that a lot of professed "fans" did that several years ago.
Agree and Ladies BB gets deeper & deeper in player talent & coaching talent every year. In the 80s & 90s you had to get up for select games but there were hardly ever upsets and you could pick the F4 and always be close or on. The game has evolved you got to bring it every game. Little girls start playing early and there are a lot of good HS & ASU BB Coaches feeding the system.
How old were you in 1971 ?little girls have always played early,,,they just didn't get little-boy teaching re sports. They got uncle coaches and big brothers. rarely got coaches,,,and I mean real coaches. Coaches whi were students of the game.
Now it is vogue to coach girls.
I can say that bc I coached girls when it wasn't (1971).
But they are getting serious coaches all the way up the ranks now.
CD, i was making an inside joke about one of CPS's favorite motivational tools to use when she felt her teams weren't playing "Lady Vol" basketball..Maybe some on here will remember..As far as me being a "professed fan", yeah from the early 70's.....
Sorry, Scoob, I wasn't aiming at you. I got the Pat kicking-out-of-locker-room tactic allusion (although my initial reading was that you were also taking a sarcastic shot at the perpetually dissatisfied gripers, drive-bys, and trolls who only show up during games). It was funny either way, and I was just riffing on your jest in a slightly different direction.
Apologies for giving the impression that I was lumping you in with the above-mentioned scalawags.
Your fandom predates mine. I became a fan of girls' basketball during my student-teaching daumys when some of my students invited me to come watch them play. Became a LV fan around 1981 around the same time that I took over a middle school team.
Discipline in the game. You can't win with 29 turnovers, I don't care how aggressive you are.Discipline re control?
As Pat Summitt's dad said,,,“You don't take donkeys to the Kentucky Derby. You better get you some race horses.”
We got the horses, now treat em like thoroughbreds, not quarter horses
You break a quarter horses' spirit, you control a thoroughbred's
But you never break it