“This is a nightmare for Roy Williams” — Billy Packer, 9:31 remaining in the first half with the score Kansas 33 UNC 10
“This game…is OVER” — Billy Packer, 7:31 remaining in the first half with the score Kansas 38 UNC 12
It would take a blind person less than a nanosecond to recognize the enormous difference in quality between the N&O’s fantastic ACC Now blog and the college basketball blog of the Charlotte Observer. Therefore, typically don’t link to the Charlotte Observer’s “Above The Rim” blog because…well…it’s pretty bad and rarely offers us any value.
But, every now and then we can get surprised. Today the Charlotte Observer originated an interesting set of observations that we will share as a part of our Final Four open entry when David Scott (no surprise that it wasn’t Ken Tysiac) blogged the following:
Larry Brown sure attracted a lot of attention at the Alamodome on Friday. But there was good reason. Brown’s influence has been huge on each of the four programs at the Final Four:
— He played and was an assistant at North Carolina.
— He was coach at UCLA from 1979-81.
— He was coach at Kansas from 1983-88 and took the Jayhawks to the NCAA title in 1988.
— Memphis coach John Calipari was a Brown assistant at Kansas and with the Philadelphia 76ers.
How can we connect Larry Brown to NC State? Take a look back to this coaching search de-brief from two years ago to educate yourself.
Update 5:30pm – Maybe I spoke just a moment too soon by giving the Charlotte Observer some credit for their comments. Click here to see how the New York Times was all over the Larry Brown-angle with significant more quality and quantity. Check out this neat graphic.
Lastly, we would be SFN if we didn’t remind you of the following: