Friday, March 21, 2008

IU's Season ends in Raleigh

Why am I not surprised with that performance in the NCAA. DJ and Armon showed up on Offense. No one showed up on Defense. And Eric Gordon remained the biggest disappointment in years.

Thank you DJ. I appreciate all you did for IU. I hope your hard work over 4 years and your overall improvement get you a nice contract in the NBA.

Good riddance Eric. I hope potential gets you a large contract in the NBA. Your current game sure won't get it done. 8 pts, 3-15 from the field, 0-6 from 3 and 2-6 from the FT line.

Note to Billy Packer. If Thomas, Tabor and Stemler aren't the answer inside to compliment DJ... call me crazy, but I don't think Dakich could add a 7 footer to his team during a game. You might want to look at IU's lineup before making a stupid comment like that again. And we can thank Mike Davis for not having that compliment inside for DJ. There was this kid who wanted to come to IU, but Mike wouldn't have him... I think his name was something like Luke Harangody. He might have made a difference.

Well it is now time to blow it up and start over. I want a clean start. I want a young coach who can stabilize the program for the next 25 years. I want a guy who stresses solid basketball fundamentals. I want a team that plays team oriented basketball, not one-on-one matchup basketball. I want to recruit Indiana kids that will be with the program for longer than a year.

Note to the Blue Ribbon Selection Committee. If you go with an NBA guy like Scott Skiles, Randy Wittman, or god forbid Isiah Thomas... I am done. My back room will get a makeover quicker than you can announce Scottie as the next IU head coach.

And one last thing. Thanks Sampson! You ruined a great thing for you, but sadly you ruined what could have been a great year for these kids and us fans. Glad to see you had no problem taking IU's buy out and then quickly taking on another job in the NBA while leaving the IU program in Shambles. I didn't think I could have a bigger dislike for a former IU coach than my feelings for Mike Davis, but I think my dislike for you has far surpassed that of Mike.

Off to the Golf Course!


DK said...

As usual, good blog. I agree that Gordon, especially, the last month and a half, has hurt IU more than he's helped. But I think he's a product of today's youth basketball cesspool - where if you have extraordinary talent no one bothers to teach you how to play the game the right way. In a way, I feel for him because I do think he's a good kid.

While Mike Davis was an incredibly incompetent basketball coach & a whiner, I cannot put him anywhere near as low as Kelvin Sampson. Sampson is a scumbag while Davis was just in way over his head. Davis graduated his players and never cheated, two things that could never be said about Sampson.

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