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Nov 12, 2022Liked by Rick Chen

Fire Knowlton.

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Nov 12, 2022·edited Nov 12, 2022Liked by Rick Chen

Thanks Rick…tough to watch….and write.

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This team is not without talent - we have good guards, tons of athleticism, not a lot of shooting and size at each position. I think we should get out and run - when we made our comeback in the second half, it was off turnovers, defections and Askew and Joel pushing the ball up the floor.

Instead, our offense has become a series of dribble hand-offs which ultimately lead into a contested shot, and it looks like the goal is trying to get the ball to Lars in the post. Look, all respect to Lars who has worked himself into a legit Div 1 basketball player - but he's also still a high turnover, low efficiency post - and while he's a pretty good shot blocker and rim defender - he also gives up a lot because we have to play a ton of drop coverage because he doesn't have the foot-speed to show, trap, or obviously switch.

I'm not saying this is an uber talented team - but we have the creativity and athleticism, and maybe not the shooting. We should be playing aggressive defense - our roster is deep - and we should be running. This ball control, limit possessions style of play doesn't fit with the players we have.

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Anyone wanna google the last time a D1 team went winless? Might've been the NJIT Highlanders in 07-08, can't confirm. This is going to be an historically bad season for Cal MBB, & in the Fox era, that's saying something. Combine his & Wilcox's conference record for their careers in Berkeley, and that is a lost decade if there ever was one!

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Whoever told these kids that they could actually play D1 basketball should be arrested for child abuse.

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"Cal Men's Basketball Fails to Upset Kansas State" - there weren't any expectations that the Bears would, were there?

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