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Former Kansas basketball assistant Jerrance Howard leaves Texas hoops program

"Howard joined Beard’s staff last season after Beard was hired from Texas Tech, but has been off the road since June and is planning to become an agent, according to reporting from Inside Texas." SB Nation

UT had just recently hired an assistant coach after another recent asst. coach departure.
Howard off road since June? And crickets until this announcement more than five weeks later???
Hopefully he was not an "agent" while with KU.

August 6, 2022 at 7:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Kansas basketball assistant Jerrance Howard leaves Texas hoops program

This is very strange. I hope his departure is not due to any medical condition or serious health concerns. Situation will unfold in time.

August 5, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

4-star combo guard Chris Johnson picks Kansas

"confident, physical and plays with an edge that can be either a competitive advantage or disadvantage depending on how it is impacting him"

CB? Or maybe a much larger version of early Frank Mason. At any rate, sounds like a player that could thrive in in Self's system.

August 5, 2022 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teammates for life, Kansas' Ochai Agbaji, Christian Braun taken 7 picks apart in Round 1 of 2022 NBA draft

Andy, Actually Braun was the 8th "next best player" on Bilas' list after pick 20, just before the Nuggets selected him.

June 25, 2022 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teammates for life, Kansas' Ochai Agbaji, Christian Braun taken 7 picks apart in Round 1 of 2022 NBA draft

Bryce, it's ironic that you are so disgusted by a culture that they - and their families - already embrace. And it's unlikely that these two classy young men will backslide into the hateful, nasty mentality of an era for which you so obviously long.

June 24, 2022 at 8:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins wins NBA title with Golden State Warriors

Yes - family a big part of Self basketball. Kerr's was a similar concept - Strength in Numbers. I wasn't really saying who may have stolen from who, just that they are similar philosophies. And that if you put certain things first, winning will follow.

Both had good relationships with strong father figures. Self is 3 years older and has indeed coached longer. Kerr's experience is from multiple perspectives - his mantra rooted in 15 years as a player, and years as a broadcaster and GM. Biggest influences were Lute Olson, Phil Jackson, Popovich, D'Antoni, and Gentry. He also learned what to avoid from dealing with certain coaches and GM's who were not as skilled or forthcoming.

Both are simply outstanding at what they do!!!

June 19, 2022 at 3:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins wins NBA title with Golden State Warriors

Rodney teaching me a thing or two

June 17, 2022 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins wins NBA title with Golden State Warriors

Wiggins was the perfect fit for the Warriors, and visa versa. He never wanted to be "The Guy," he just wanted to win. So of course, during the season (All Star), and Games 4 & 5 he WAS "The Guy." His defense on the best opposing player, game after game, team after team, was superb and relentless.

This GSW team has many similarities to the 2022 Jayhawks. Self said something like, this may not be the most athletic (best?) team, but they THINK they are. GS wasn't the most talented team, but they were the most "together" team. Like the 2022 Hawks, their defense won the day. Boston's #1 defense was amazing, but GS broke it down just enough. Point Guard by committee ran a superior offense. Fighting through injuries and missing championships, then finally being healthy for the championship. The blend of youth and veterans. And over the years both teams have preached ball movement and the extra pass.

Two pretty decent former college guards as coaches. Self + staff probably incorporate Kerr's core team values: competition, mindfulness, compassion and joy. Dream big Hawks for 2023!

June 17, 2022 at 12:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins sensational in bringing Golden State within 1 win of NBA title

He was a freshman for goodness sake!!! (As were Embiid, Selden, Lucas, AND Frank Mason. Perry Ellis was only a sophomore. They were BABIES! Imagine if they'd had one more year together.

Steve Kerr's passion and outspokenness is personal. As you well know his father was assassinated by a militant group when he was only 19. His being raised in Beirut, Egypt, and Pacific Palisades shaped his world view and his understanding and respect for different cultures, beliefs, and personalities. It forged a great compassion for those who have very little - especially a voice.

Your own character is exposed by disparaging his. Pastor Landon once again spreading the gospel of hate.

June 14, 2022 at 3:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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