Clemson probably won’t have any more committee-swaying wins, even with an ACC title.
When it comes to a team trying to creep into the top four by season’s end, Louisville is still very much on the outside looking in. After ranking No. 7 in the initial polls, the Cardinals are No. 6 and still need Atlantic Division partner Clemson to lose to Pittsburgh and Wake Forest to get into the ACC title game. Don’t count on that, so without a conference title and a remaining strength of schedule that currently ranks 62nd in ESPN’s Football Power Index, Louisville might have to score 100 points in each of its remaining games.
Speaking of the Pac-12, it should be rooting hard for the Huskies going forward, because they are the conference’s only hope for a playoff berth. While a loss to No. 20 USC this week would be damaging, the Huskies could probably sneak back into the top four with a Pac-12 championship. However, the committee won’t be too kind to the conference if the Huskies aren’t the Pac-12 representative.
When asked why Rambis was chosen to coach the defense rather than another assistant, Hornacek said, “It could’ve been anybody.”
“It could’ve been Jerry [Sichting], could have been Corey [Gaines]. We all talk as a coaching staff about the same things,” he added. “So Kurt had some of these guys last year. Just felt it was better to put him in that.”
Rambis was in charge of the Lakers’ defense when they went Kerry Hyder Authentic Womens Jersey to back-to-back NBA Finals (2008, 2009). Those Lakers teams were strong defensively, finishing in the top 10 in defensive efficiency in each season. Rambis also served as a head coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009-10 and 2010-11. Those clubs struggled on defense, finishing 29th and 30th, respectively, in defensive efficiency.
The Knicks worked mostly on defense in Tuesday’s practice, specifically practicing their pick-and-roll coverage.
After practice, Carmelo Anthony was asked if the players were Kyle Van Noy Authentic Womens Jersey comfortable with the decision to assign the club’s defense to Rambis.
“Whether we’re comfortable with it or not, it is what it is, and we got to buy into that and embrace that,” he said. “[We have to] just focus in on our schemes and what we want to do and just have kinda a foundation of how we gonna do it and what we gonna do and go by that.”