Monday, April 28th, 2014

 

Stokes trying to take his power/finesse game to the NBA

  During a routine conversation about his team in the summer of 2012, Florida coach Billy Donovan took time to answer a question about Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes, whom he had just coached in the FIBA U18 World Championships in Brazil, where Team USA won the gold medal. Even as he was praising Stokes for being dominant—“There was nobody there that could match up with him,” he said—Donovan, ever the coach, talked about how much more dominant Stokes could become. This was no brief summation; Donovan talked more about StokesRead More


Advanced statistics provide preview of new Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall’s system

Under new coach Donnie Tyndall, Tennessee is going to start playing a lot more like Kentucky and Louisville and less like Vol teams of recent vintage coached by Bruce Pearl and Cuonzo Martin. That should be welcome news for Tennessee fans, given that the Wildcats and Cardinals have won two of the last three NCAA tournament championships. Advanced statistics tell the tale. Lest anyone think Tyndall’s pressing system is run and gun, the numbers compiled by statistics guru Ken Pomeroy suggest differently. In nine seasons as a head coach atRead More