Do you think Bill Self has coached well this year?



  • http://sports.yahoo.com/news/our-writers-make-their-picks-for-college-basketballs-coach-of-the-year-133729395.html

    I think this may be his best coaching job besides 2012. Playing with 6.5 players, handling some tough road games that normally give us problems. I don’t know, when you look at the names on this list, while some are deserving I suppose, some, I say, if Jay Wright is on that list (east coast media anyone?) well, what he has done is no more impressive than Bill Self I’d say. Maybe since Bill deservingly won it last year you can’t give it to a guy two years in a row.

    Sean Miller? Really?

    The guy at Gonzaga? Give me a break. When they lose in the 2nd round of the dance again we’ll know about them.

    Other names have me laughing out loud. Gregg Marshall! Hilarious! He deserves coach of the year mentions?

    I don’t mind Chris Collins name on the list. NU looks like they’re dancing for the first time.

    Scott Drew, I’ll grudgingly admit he’s deserving of some votes.

    I guess Bill Self is too good to be considered the coach of the year. That’s the curse of winning a lot of games every year. No one ever says wow, look at what Kansas is doing.



  • @wissox Going with Few. When you defeat all comers, you are at the top of the list.



  • @wissox said:

    Other names have me laughing out loud. Gregg Marshall! Hilarious! He deserves coach of the year mentions?

    KU would lose to this WSU team.



  • Actually hard to judge Self, since to us KU people he is a known commodity. We intimately know his philosophies, and to me its only a question of how quickly (or not) incoming kids are able to do all the little things that add up to Ws.

    This season? I dont know enough facts to judge his handling of Bragg. Bragg simply is not a factor on the court. Still not.

    Didnt like IowaState shooting so many 3s in AFH, when that is their known calling card. How is that allowed to happen? Is that all on the coach? Or the players? Or both?



  • The fact that Bill Self has gone to a 4 guard line up and has sought advice from coaches like Hoiberg who have run the system in the past is a sign of flexibility. So is mostly abandoning the high-low due to a lack of adequate personnel and has adopted more of a dribble drive, motion type offense to fit his personnel is a sign of good coaching.

    No coach is infallible and Bill Self has made some mistakes this year. Not utilizing Lightfoot and Coleby more to give the guards and LL some rest has veen problematic for this year.

    I think most people who follow college basketball, but not necessarily Big 12 or KU specifically realize Self is a great coach (some think dirty, but name a major program where non-fans don’t say or think that), and KU having the potential to take a 3 game lead with 4 to play in a league woth 3 top 10 teams is pretty impressive no matter who you’re a fan of.



  • @Texas-Hawk-10 Yep, this year’s playstyle is almost the ultimate example of something Self has been good at for quite a while: Masking and covering weaknesses.



  • @BShark said:

    @wissox said:

    Other names have me laughing out loud. Gregg Marshall! Hilarious! He deserves coach of the year mentions?

    KU would lose to this WSU team.

    Wow, you’re brave writing that here!



  • @BShark said:

    @wissox said:

    Other names have me laughing out loud. Gregg Marshall! Hilarious! He deserves coach of the year mentions?

    KU would lose to this WSU team

    .But not if we use a strong enough hatchet man & his aim is precise Heh, heh…



  • @BShark We would lose to this WSU team? Why?



  • @Hawk8086 really, lost all my respect!



  • @BShark What are you smoking?



  • @Hawk8086 Hilarious. It’s always nice to know we have Shlocker fans on here.



  • @wissox Maybe a better question would be, of the coach’s listed who could’ve accomplished what HCBS has accomplished with what he has had to work with?



  • @wissox Coach Self is a Hall Of Fame coach. I think he has been amazing considering Doke’s injury, along with Bragg’s meltdown. 12 straight conference championships …going for 13 is truly otherworldly.



  • Yes, we are still winning games despite Udoka’s injury and player suspension distractions. Mason, Graham, Jackson and Lucas must be enough to get us to the Big 12 and NCAA championships. It will take an incredible effort by these four, but they can do it. The necessary scoring is double, double from Lucas, 20 pts. each from Mason and Jackson, and Graham must hit key 3’s and score at least 14/ game.



  • I know and understand that Marshall is not popular here but when you look at what he has done at WSU, there is no question he is a very good coach.



  • @KUSTEVE said:

    @Hawk8086 Hilarious. It’s always nice to know we have Shlocker fans on here.

    I can’t stand Gregggggg and WSU.

    @Hawk8086 said:

    @BShark We would lose to this WSU team? Why?

    They would play harder and want it more.



  • @BShark You thot we’d lose to Dook…and Kentucky. Wichita St? Seriously?



  • Well, we aren’t likely to find out I suppose. Then again, the committee loves setting up that shit.



  • @BShark tell that to frank. Face to face please. Call me


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