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I realized that but TH coached Sampson for 4 years and had the best

ACC team during each of those four years, but still failed to win an ACC title. People put TH on this pedestal, and as a person he was an outstanding individual. However, as a coach and selector of coaches, he had problems identifying the right person for the job. He didn't do very well at that process. Odom was good at WF but average at SC. Having looked at his son's resume, he can go out and find his Ralph Sampson, but he doesn't appear to have the skill set and background to help ECU - in our situation. We have a mountain to overcome. Even UNCW has a better basketball history. You mentioned go find a Duncan. I said go find a Sampson. Just because you have one outstanding player, or many, it doesn't mean squat if you don't have the ability to get the best out of them. Lebo found some better than average players. However, instead of developing them, I saw where he took their game away from them and turned them into less than average players, or worse. Thus, my statement, coaching still matters!

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Posted: 03/14/2018 at 09:27AM


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