Questions of the day: August 24, 2013

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    1. Should the University of Florida honor Billy Donovan the way Duke has done Coach K by calling the court at the O-Dome “The Billy Donovan Court”?

    2. Who do you rate as the five best up and coming young coaches in college basketball?

    3. Former LSU coach Dale Brown once studied the film of every game Pete Maravich played in his collegiate career and calculated that if there had been a 3-point shot, Pistol Pete would have averaged 57 points per game and would have averaged 13 3-pointers per game. Even without the 3-pointer, Pete averaged 44.2 per game in his three years at LSU (freshmen weren't eligible), scoring 3,667 points. Will anyone ever come close to scoring 40 points a game again in college basketball?
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    1) YES (Duh)!!!!!!

    2) Would have to think about it

    3) No
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    1) Of course....Billy the Kid Court

    2) Brad Stevens, Josh Pastner, Fred Hoiberg, Andy Toole, Shaka Smart

    3) No
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    1. Yes at some appropriate time.

    2. I'll go with the CBS poll of coaches: Smart, Buzz Williams, Groce and Hoiberg.

    3. Sure if we get the right circumstances again, a good player on a mediocre team witha coach maybe his father wiling to lose while the player fires up shot after shot. The player needs to be a guard to get the required number of touches probably too.
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    1) No doubt will happen sooner than later.
    2) Smart, Donnie Jones, Andy Enfield, Ricky Pitino, Mark Few or Ant Grant
    3) Not in todays modern day basketball with defensive specialists on most coaching staffs
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    1) Yes

    2) Fred "The Mayor" Hoiberg, Brett Reed (Lehigh), Shaka Smart, Andy Enfield, Buzz Williams

    3) Yeah. I think it is possible at a small school. As I recall Keydren Clark averaged nearly 30ppg at St. Peters. It would have to be that type of scenario in which the player has the green light to shoot the ball on nearly every possession, and plays in a smaller conference. Anyone good enough to dump in that many points at a big time program will be surrounded by too many other good players to warrant enough shots.
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    1. I think that Billy might nix such a thing.

    2. I don't know about the other 4, but madgator should be one. ;^)

    3. Somebody might get close to 40 ppg for one season, but nobody will do that for 3 seasons or 30+ for 4 seasons to even sniff Pistol's career point total.
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    1. Yes, but after he retires
    2. Haven't thought much about it...and hope not to any time soon.
    3. Very doubtful
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    1. those type of accolades should come after Billy D. is 60.....yes this should happen. But not yet

    2. Hoiberg, Smart, madgator:whistle:, Enfield, Pastner, Bryce Drew

    3. I agree with above....someone will average that for a season but not for a career
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    1. I generally don't think it's a good idea to name things after persons still alive. They have a way of making you regret it. Imagine "Aaron Hernandez Fieldhouse" or "Riley Cooper Good Manners Dorm." I'd certainly support naming the court after BD after he retires, but not sooner. What if we named it after him after this season and then he took the job at UK or ((shudder)) FSU?
    2. Shaka Smart, and some other guys.
    3. Can't see anyone ever touching Pistol Pete's scoring again, UNLESS there are some overhauls in the rulebook...5-point shots, 15-second shot clock, 60-minute games, etc.
    The era in which Pistol played was a lot different. What defenders routinely get away with today (mauling) was called strictly back then, so guys on offense had more looks.
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    I understand your point, but I am of the opinion that those type of honors, accolades and recognitions are what help keep employees happy . . . . and less likely to go anywhere. That is true whether said emplyoee is a salesperson, office manager or head coach.
    Also. . . if Billy wanted the UK job. . . he could have had it a couple times now.
    I agree with you on some levels, but in this situation . . . I think it should be done. He has earned the amazing honor of coaching the program he built on the floor named for him.
    I hope we do it.
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    Billy has constantly told his players to be humble as that is the path to the best that you can be.

    I have to believe that he has taken this to heart and is very humble himself.
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    1 Definitely
    2 Don't know
    3 No one will ever come close to doing what Maravich did.
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    all good points.....but I'd still rather see it closer to 10 years from now rather than in the next 2.
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    I think you can be humble and still appreciate well-earned honors bestowed upon you.
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    Well, there's certainly no one more deserving than BD and I'd be very happy for him and proud of him if the court were to be named in his honor at this time. I still think it's a bad precedent. I've said that about the statues of Spurrier, Wuerrfel, and Tebow. I love those guys, but once you've made the decision to deify your Heisman winners, you have to deify and build monuments to the next winner. What if the next one had been a certain All-American tight end?
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    I understand. But what is the alternative . . . bestowing the honor after they die just to assure the recognition is not shamed?
    But I see your point.
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    thewhistle stated it on the premium boards and I agree, we should name the court for BD and time it with the completion of the redo of the O'Connell Center.

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