Why JJ is a Great coach

“He still has the green light. I know he can make that [3-point] shot,” Johnson said. “[But] I want him to become a little more of a complete player where he can shot-fake and put the ball on the floor and drive it to the basket. … I want him to do something different than just shoot the 3, but I’m not going to take that away from him.”

He was talking about Marshall Wood.

Does anyone think Greenberg would have said something like that? There's no way he would have given someone the green light when they are shooting 17% from 3, but JJ has confidence in his guys and they seem to love playing for him because of it.

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I love this too. Every time Wood misses one of those shots, I think to myself "Imagine if he starts to make those... that can create a lot of match-up opportunities in our favor. Fire away."

As long as we are winning, I'm all for it. If he isn't making them consistently by January, I would probably like to see him take fewer long-distant shots once we start playing ACC foes. BUT if he is making them... AWESOME

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Another reason: he understands the importance of a good offense

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Recruits watching us mass points, with good ball distribution--everyone joining in on the fun--is really going to help us land kids I think.

Good coach because...

...he is tailoring the system around the talent currently on the roster. That was one mistake Greenberg made in recruiting players for HIS system, which was a defensive basketball instead of an up-tempo attacking basketball. Greenberg liked to play physical defense and grind-them-out on offense, which would work if he had the right type of players.

If Malcom Delaney had played under JJ instead of Greenberg, I think Delaney would have set several records by the time he left Blacksburg.

One of JJ weakness' unfortunately, is attacking the full court press, and I expect to see more teams utilizing it.

WVa is going to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, at Tech. If they can beat the 1-3-1 zone, then I think they can handle just about anything.

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

Is there any defense Erick Green can't beat?

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Defense

Can be beaten, but it takes five of them to pull it off. I'm not sure which you are referring to.

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

I'm just simply saying that I think Erick can produce no matter what kind of defense he's looking at. He's not bad at dishing the rock either, so I think we'll be able to beat their zone just fine (if that's what we see a lot of).

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Also, Robert Brown should be able to slice and dice his way into the lane still against the zone...

And Deathrow, I saw you defending VTMBB on the ESPN forums. Good man.

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