Fired Bill Carmody: Shurna gets a gold medal

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Shurna gets a gold medal

although he didn't get off the bench much in the final game, John Shurna has to feel good about this tournament.  today the USA finished their 9-0 run to the championship with a win over Greece.  although Shurna only averaged 12.2 mpg, he finished 5th in rpg on the team, and his numbers translate to 12.7 rebounds per 40 minutes.

and that's good, because NU will need those rebounds if Kyle Rowley plays like he did this summer for Trinidad and Tobago, he won't be much help.  T&T finshed out of the medals and there was very little, if any, mention of Rowley's contributions.


Anonymous AC said...

You don’t get it. The Princeton offense doesn’t rely on big men who can rebound. As our fearless (and by fearless I mean winless) leader has told us, the princeton no-ffense revolves around a big guy who can hit mid-range jumpers. So don’t despair that Rawley is not showing up in the box scores, especially under the rebound column. He is not on the floor to rebound, he is there to work on his jump shots. Have faith, it’s only year 10 of Car-no-win-dy’s 25 year plan (that means we’re 40% of the way there for you Medill majors, and 40% is better than 30%, right?).

Fuck Carmody

7/13/09, 4:46 PM  
Blogger #1 blogger said...

in fact, BC addressed this exact issue last October...

How do you see Kyle Rowley fitting into the offense, especially since big guys have typically played at the top of the key like Vince Scott?

"He seems fine out there (away from the basket). In fact, he sort of likes it out there, I think. He passes the ball well from there. He doesn't shoot the three-point shot, but he makes 15-footers. We've played before with centers who don't take that shot. Some of the best centers I've ever coached took maybe 20 to 25 a year. So that's not that important. The passing, and the seeing, and the understanding are so much more important. I don't think you reshape things. You look at your guys and you sort of let them tell you what to do with the team. Can I get this guy Curletti to play on the outside? Can I get Kyle, how's he going to do this? Don't have any preconceived notions, which is hard. Just let them play for a couple of weeks, look it over and say, 'Ok, uh huh, yep, I thought this maybe, but'...and that's what I'm doing with Kyle. I know some of the things he can do and I want to see if we can expand it a little bit. If not right away, then you continually work at that kind of thing. You always try to hide weaknesses and exploit strengths, and that's what we're doing."

7/14/09, 11:05 AM  
Blogger #1 blogger said...

it seems to me that coach was "hiding weaknesses" when he only played Rowley for 13 minutes a game last season.

i realize he may not be in there to rebound, but he showed little ability to hit mid-range jumpers AND he doesn't rebound.

7/14/09, 11:08 AM  

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