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Remembering Hewitt

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Basketball' started by alagold, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. jbix80

    jbix80 Helluva Engineer

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    I'm not really a Wright fan. I can actually get very frustrated watching him at times. I just found it interesting that their stats are pretty similar during their sophomore years.
     
  2. Peacone36

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    Ish could dribble two consecutive times without throwing into media row
     
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  3. mstranahan

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    Ish was a beast on the defensive end and rebounding. His dunks were awesome to watch. that said, he didn't shoot well outside the lane. He had a career year in '04, shooting 57%. (he shot 44.8% from the floor the other three years) I don't know how many of his made shots were dunks or layups, but if you assume he made 1 dunk per game on average, his FG% drops to 34% one those other three years. That feels about right to me, based on my again memory
     
  4. LargeFO

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    Zack Peacock was a sneaky good player.
     
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  5. jbix80

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    I just ate lunch. Don't make me laugh that hard at the truth.
     
  6. vadimivich

    vadimivich Ramblin' Wreck

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    He's averaging 19ppg in France, living in the Burgundy wine region. Led the French top league in scoring and was the MVP of the league last year.

    Life and basketball has treated him well.
     
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  7. mstranahan

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    Didn't know that about Zack's current situation. That's awesome.
     
  8. LongforDodd

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    What do you think he's making over there? $$$
     
  9. RamblinRed

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    Keep in mind that Pastner was hardly Mbob's first choice. He was probably more like 5th or 6th or 7th.
    First call was to Chris Mack who had no interest in the GT job. Then it started to come down to Bryce Drew and Jeff Capel. Drew was very close to coming (reportedly had verbally accepted) but ended up at Vandy when they came at him late and outbid GT. They reached out to at least a couple of others including Cuozo Martin who never signed his contract with Cal and couldn't get anyone to bite so eventually hired Pastner.

    I think Pastner's vision is similar to early Hewitt years. Good, but not great talent that plays well together. But Pastner right now isn't getting enough of the 4 star type talents Hewitt got his first 5 years.

    The 09-10 team is all about expectations. I even posted on another board at the time to appreciate the 23 wins as that wasn't the norm at GT, but don't let it mask the long terms issues.
    Fans had very high expectations for that team and it never really lived up to them consistently.
     
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  10. vadimivich

    vadimivich Ramblin' Wreck

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    Capel would have killed it recruiting at GT. I'm personally biased there, I'll admit ... but damn, would have been a terrific hire.
     
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    I fully realize CJP was option number 5 or likely more. Out of the box was pretty much a necessity by that time in the process. My point was when you hire out of the box you have to be willing to support out of the box levels.

    Like Vad I was high on Capel but would have been happy with Keats. Not sure if he was ever part of the process. Capel I assume we didn’t offer enough to get him out of Durham.
     
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    Wwould have "bagged" a ton of recruits.
     
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    When we called the timeout before Will Bynum made the game winning layup , Hewitt asked the players “what y’all wanna do?” A good coach in that situation knows what to do & draws up a play ! I don’t think Hewitt was as bad as some think & yes he could recruit , but go back & look at his offenses & look at how he did at mason .. horrible
     
  14. THWG16

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    I wanted Keats
     
  15. ESPNjacket

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    That is exactly what many good coaches do. Cremins would have done the same. The guys playing know who has the advantage in a short time scenario like that better than a coach does.

    Tech fans get mad about Hewitt for all of the wrong reasons.
     
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  16. gte447f

    gte447f Ramblin' Wreck

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    Not no but hell no... but he could morph into a baby giraffe right before our very eyes.
     
  17. StingU2

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    You would be amazed how often coaches ask players what plays they want to run during a time out, college and professional
     
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  18. Peacone36

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    And that would be fine too...
     
  19. RamblinRed

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    Keats was not seriously considered.

    Drew and Capel were the frontrunners once Mack said he wasn't interested.
    GT and Drew were closing in on a deal so Capel was allowed to do the public 'I have no interest in the job' bit. Then Kevin Stallings jumped from Vandy. They came after Drew hard after he had verbally agreed with GT (there was at least 1 asst that had already been lined up), Drew preferred the private school to the public school after watching his brother at Baylor and Vandy could pay more (rumor is it went $2.7MM yr).

    At that point it was too late to go back to Capel since he had already made the public statement.
     
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    [QUOTE="RamblinRed, post: 550405, member: 1776

    At that point it was too late to go back to Capel since he had already made the public statement.[/QUOTE]
    Wish we had gotten Capel....
     

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