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Since the interview is longer than most, there is some in depth discussion about what is expected of players, what they need to do to get better, and what happens when Kabongo returns.
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Thanks for sharing. +1
Nice interview, but a lot of generalities with the exception of how they focused on limiting offensive rebounds on long caroms after missed threes. If that was the point of emphasis in practice leading up to the game and if McClellan's first act on the court was to forget or ignore the lesson of the week, then that might have something to do with the quick hook.
However, when a coach talks about the "fine line between winning and losing" and alluding to a "key play' in which his team turned it over while down 7 when he's talking about a game that was lost by 20 points, he isn't being entirely forthright with himself or the interviewer.
Was Barnes a guy with nervous hands before this year? Check out the creasing of the paper starting about 5:30 in the vid.
First of all, thanks for posting this, texastom. I really like hearing longer interviews. Kind of helps me with a reality check of what I see in the games. No +1's 'cause I am out till midnight. Not that it matters, but I will be back tomorrow to rectify that.
bierce, I noticed the hand movement, too. My take on it is that Coach Barnes, in spite of all his reputed kidding around and joking, is an extremely intense individual. Like he said at the end of the interview when he was talking about Javan, "... I want it Now!". I always listen to the on air radio interviews after games, and it has struck me this year that he seems to have been, so far, incredibly patient with this young team. Seems like his brain is telling him, "Be Patient!" But as we have seen in seasons past, about this time of year, if there is going to be a blow up from the pressure of his inner competitive, "I want it Now!", well ... it's about that time of year. I get the impression that his own inner intensity can sometimes be his own worst enemy in dealing with certain players. I hope that he and his young team can get through this rough patch, because I think that the potential rewards down the road could be looking pretty good. Of course, as he said in the interview, you take it one day at a time, and I will add, one game at a time. This upcoming game with Kansas, in front of these recruits, hopefully with a crowd that has recovered from "Quietcrowditis", It could be a very big day..
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