: I think we have a lot of teams that went
: through player transitions, and staff and
: players didn't adjust well.
: Long Beach hasn't really looked like they've
: had an identity since Fab4. Last year we had
: to have the smallest lineup in the nation at
: times, which simply didn't work, in the flex
: dip dive duck dodgeball offense, even if
: those guys are talented.
: UCSB hasn't adjusted to life after Big Al
: (and a certain extent, Johnson and Nunnaly),
: and injuries have killed them.
: CSUN seems to have the same type of high
: level athletes under Braswell, but they
: either are suspended or disjointed together
: on the court.
: Irvine no longer has Mamadou, to distract
: from everyone else. Will Davis was very
: important to their success and his absence
: was masked by the big man.
: Cal Poly tried to play more uptempo
: (relatively) a few years ago after being
: near bottom in nation for tempo stats.
: Davis had Hawkins, but no one else had his
: skill set the following year, and they lost
: their bigs who could spread it around the
: perimeter. i think it was something like 5
: seniors on that team.
: Hawaii was a cluster with sanctions.
: Fullerton lost it's best player, which some
: people say was a good thing as he was a
: All of this equals teams with little
: cohesion especially regarding their best
: --Previous Message--
: Q: How does the talent level improve and the
: league ranking take such a hit? Quality of
: schedule? Success against other conferences?
: Failure to develop that improved talent?
: Perhaps the talent isn't improved. Perhaps
: the quality of play is not improved. The key
: statement you made, and it is a powerful
: indictment of the conference is this:
: "No BWC Head Coach has been chosen to
: be the Head Coach of another Division 1 MBB
: School. I think that Donny Daniels moved
: from HC to Top Recruiter for UCLA and then
: Gonzaga. But, other that him, I don't think
: anyone else moved directly from coaching a
: BWC school to HC or Top Assistant at another
: D-1 MBB School."
: --Previous Message--
: Sparky...you have provided a nice summary of
: the BW records over the years....you (and
: others) have provided similar thoughts
: A framework to look at the body of work
: performed by Monson and the other coaches
: might be helpful to quantify the records of
: the BW teams.
: * In 2007, the BWC was rated #17 of 32 NCAA
: MBB Conferences.
: * In 2017, the BWC was rated #29 of 32 NCAA
: MBB Conferences.
: It appears that other conferences have
: obtained better players, scheduled better,
: and have developed better teams than the BWC
: coaches during the past 10 years.
: Subjectively, I agree with BeefEater (who, I
: think said) that the talent in the BWC has
: improved and, overall, it is better than it
: was 10 years ago.
: As for Monson, in 4-7 months, we will have a
: good idea of what the 17-18 season holds for
: No reason not to hope for the best...
: Go 49ers!
: That being said, I want to note one other
: point about the BWC during the past 10
: No BWC Head Coach has been chosen to be the
: Head Coach of another Division 1 MBB School.
: I think that Donny Daniels moved from HC to
: Top Recruiter for UCLA and then Gonzaga.
: But, other that him, I don't think anyone
: else moved directly from coaching a BWC
: school to HC or Top Assistant at another D-1
: MBB School.
: The few of us, who comment on the BWC
: Boards, are pretty parochial in our
: viewpoints. We know the BWC fairly well,
: but, the other conferences...not so much.
: So, as to my friend's Sparky's points, I say
: it is OK for what it is: A comparison within
: the BWC. But, I think looking at a bigger
: group of D-1 schools is helpful for framing
: his analysis and our discussion.
: (By the way, I am reading Michael Lewis'
: book THE UNDOING, which is all about
: understanding why people see a set of facts,
: and, then come to widely differing
: conclusions or results.....if you have an
: interest in Statistical Analysis or
: Psychology, this book may interest you. The
: first chapter focuses on how the Houston
: Rockets changed their method of drafting NBA
: players....sort of like a condensed
: Moneyball in Chapter One.
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