The knock on Nick Young is simple. He scores. A LOT. And he does so because he's a bit of a black hole. The numbers bear that out. Last season it took him 14.6 shots per game to average 17.4 points. His usage rate (24.46) is higher than Stephen Curry, Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, John Wall, Chris Bosh and Tim Duncan to name a few. But his PER (14.49) and his adjusted PER (13.88) are below average. And last season he assisted on 6.6% of his teammates baskets while he was on the floor.
Ok, by now we get it. Nick Young is a gunner.
Now, to the fun part.
Nick Young set a Drew League record by dropping 60 points in a game. That's six-zero, as in one more than 59. And, what makes this a perfect Nick Young story is that his team lost. And the loss made them miss the playoffs.
So how does a summer league team with an NBA player who is capable of scoring 43 points in a single game lose when he goes off and not make the playoffs? When that player is Nick Young. He's the NBA's version of a designated hitter in baseball. He can only do one thing. He'll do it well enough to stick around and keep getting shots. But it's pretty obvious this is all he's going to be good for.
Think Hoke's stats are a little skewed- had 1 good year at Ball State, but lost his last 2 games.. and had 1 decent 9 win season at SDSU, but all of those wins came against teams that had 4 wins or less outside Navy and Air Force (Bowl)..
Think he can get UM back to 8-9 win area, but anything more, might be a stretch..
Miracle worker my ass. I followed SDSU as well; in fact for 21 years! You, like others in the inept National Media fell for Hoke-the-Jokes facade. Hoke inherited a team burgeoning with talent recruited by his predecessor Chuck Long. Do Ronnie Hillman and Ryan Lindley (Top NFL Prospect) ring a bell. Oh, and what about the two NFL caliper receivers that he DID NOT RECRUIT (e.g., Vincent Brown now a San Diego Charger), but used to make him look good. Borges is just a fat dumb-ass and did nothing to cultivate excellence in that Offense. It was on shear talent alone from the players he adopted from the previous coaching staff. Borges is nothing but a two-bit lose. I am sick an tired of the excessive lauding over Hoke by a ill-informed pontificating media. Hoke-the-joke is just: a joke! He rode the coat tails of a previous administration and then high-tailed it out of San Diego before the real coaching needed to be done. The reality folks, Hoke success was predicated entirely on a strength coach; a great defensive coordinator (Rocky Long) and a high-level of talent that had been supplanted well before hoke-the-joke's arrival. Hoke is noting more than inflated, fat mouth defensive line coach that was Michigan's THIRD choice to be the coach of a failing and corrupted program. LOL!
@CoachesBTN Excellent breakdown. Have followed Hoke closely being in San Diego, and he was a miracle worker at SDSU. He'll prove to be a great hire, and I believe sooner than most expect.
I really like the thinking used in this article. Easy to understand and well thought out. I'm not a big Brady Hoke fan. I scoffed at the hire. But reading things like this are really eye opening.