How Cal consistently misplays the high screen on defense
Well written. Learned a great deal. Fox needs to be moved out. Thank you very much for your efforts.
Fox has a reputation as a "good defense, bad offense" coach. Turns out he's a "bad defense, worst offense" coach. This issue is important because it's not an athleticism problem. Given that these student-athletes are making it through Berkeley, it's not an intelligence problem. It's specifically a coaching problem, most damning because it's Fox's supposed strength.
There’s nothing wrong with this article, it’s a fine piece highlighting an issue that the team needs to address, and I learned quite a bit about mechanics.
That said, it’s like writing 500 words on how the tuba player on the Titanic was consistently flat.
good analysis, and win or lose, I like to talk basketball (the fire coach posts are boring and repetitive (regardless of my opinion)
I agree with your analysis and agree Lars missed the assignment, not Grant.
What's disappointing is the two errors you pointed out were both seniors.
Of course, players lose vision and focus so defensive assignments are missed all the time. Still, you've been watching for this over many games, so it is a chronic defensive failure.
What I noticed is in both cases, UCLA's top gun was left open for wide-open threes. If I'm coach, I say what ever you do, keep vision on Jaquez (maybe easier said than done as I consider him the conference POY, even above the AZ post because of his ability to just take over games)
Please keep the game breakdowns coming!