In most cases it seems you can separate obnoxiousness on the court in the heat of competition from a player's off the court demeanor.
Bohannon is a notable exception.
Nice fire for McIntosh, their new AD, to put out!! Wouldn't that be a beautiful thing to see Wiscy slide back to the pre-Barry programs we knew and loved.
Sorry if I have overlooked it in a previous thread here, but where is the clip of this located? I'm not finding it.
He does not have a good reputation with the schools he played against in high school. Living here in Minnesota now and have not heard good things.I remeber seeing people comparing the two after Bohannon got knocked out but apparently Davison is a pretty standup guy off the court. Big into church and community service. Still don't like the guy on the court though.
Just finished listening too. I almost feel like I personally had no business hearing all of that. Talk about a raw, brutal and honest discussion delivered from the players. And I agree.....I don't know how Gard survives this, let alone the program itself if he remains.
"We played Illinois. They had 20 turnovers and I think they beat us by 15. Because if you have turnovers, but you do everything else really well, it comes together" 12:10min mark
Great post......Clearly the culture that Gard has established was the main reason for the meeting between the 7 seniors and coaches...The recording and releasing of the meeting is a reflection of Gard and the culture he created. People in the meeting clearly didn’t trust him.
What’s ironic is that without knowing any of this, when I first heard about players getting the extra Covid year of eligibility, my first thought was: How will Wisconsin accommodate if all 7 of their seniors want to return ? Obviously not an issue...Great post......Clearly the culture that Gard has established was the main reason for the meeting between the 7 seniors and coaches...
Releasing the taped conversations shows that it's more than a bump in the road and this will reasonate for as long as Gard is there...Remember it's 7 seniors who have been there 4-5-6 years playing for him and for anyone to say " I doubt i'll ever come back " or " you made me feel like you don't have my back "
is damning to a BB program at it's deepest core....
Doubt Gard can survive , no matter what Barry Alverez says publicly....
Obviously not an issue...
I gotta imagine this this'll give recruits and their families prause about committing to play for Gard. Even if he rides this out short term, I'd be surprised if there weren't consequences in the medium to long term for him and the program.