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shiftworker
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I love listening to John Brady speak.
I don't want him back as head basketball coach, but the man knows basketball.


sicboy
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re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
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Players say "I worked on my game today". But very rarely is defense a part of that. #LSU John Brady on @1045espn now.


1badboy
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re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
But we have JJ!


S
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re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
If Brady stayed this hungry after reaching the Final Four he might still be coaching at LSU.


TigerDM
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2013
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re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
I agree, I remember attending a tiger tour after the team went to the final four. He described perfectly why Tyrus Thomas should come back, to develop his offensive game, why he wouldn't, money and how he would be used, strictly defense.

He also said even though Brandon Bass appeared doomed to never get passed the D league, that because of his maturity and work ethic, he would be a solid, but not star NBA player


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shiftworker
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re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
There are some retards on here who will downvote anything with Brady's name it. No doubt we had some rough years while he was here, but we had a couple sweet runs with him here as well. And his teams ALWAYS played defense.


LSUGoose
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Vandelay Industries
Member since Jan 2006
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re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
It wouldn't surprise me if Kermit Davis is next LSU hoops coach and John Brady is hired on as an assistant. Brady admits he made mistakes and is a better person/coach for it now. Similar to O and his reflection on days with Old Myth.


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nicholastiger
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Member since Jan 2004
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re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
With talent Brady was a decent coach especially if you can beat Coach K and some of the wins he had.

His problem was the players hated him so much and outside of the Temple AAU team he never could recruit well enough to sustain it, he lost several players in LA that never gave LSU the time of day.
He could not recruit New Orleans at all, losing out on Quannas White, Duhon, Augustin, Monroe, etc.

Had Brady got an ace recruiter out of New Orleans he would have been set.


lowhound
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Effie
Member since Aug 2014
1143 posts

re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
He was a dick, but at least his teams played great defense. The X's & O's on offense might not have been the best, but his teams were rarely blown out and always in the hunt for a win because the defense could hold the opponent down. Better than letting every team score 90+ like now.


Tigerpaul1969
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Member since Jan 2010
3093 posts

re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
I don't always listen but yesterday Hunt was saying that from something like 2001-2012 we played 190 SEC games and only gave up 90+ points twice, one of those was a double OT game, and this year we've done it 4 times in 7 games.


Tigerstark
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re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
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I love listening to John Brady speak. by shiftworker



If your name is Misty, Brandy or Crystal, you better watch out.


TigerRagAndrew
Portland Fan
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6519 posts

re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
He and Trent were run off due to a boring product that eschewed offense in favor of defense. Now we have the exact opposite and people are complaining. Why are people surprised that the team plays just like the Bullet did?
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LSUGrad9295
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re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
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He and Trent were run off due to a boring product that eschewed offense in favor of defense. Now we have the exact opposite and people are complaining.


I am glad someone else noticed this. I swear I knew people who used to say, when Brady and Johnson were here, "Well if we are going to lose, I would rather lose 89-87 than 54-53...at least the basketball would be exciting"

Not that I am excited about what I am seeing....but the point about people complaining about how we are losing is a valid one. Unfortunately, the people got what they wanted


therick711
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Member since Jan 2008
20883 posts

re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
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And his teams ALWAYS played defense.


Yep, Brady's problem was that his teams couldn't always score. The zone defense puzzled Brady throughout his tenure. His other problem was being so abrasive that we never had a full recruiting class because he ran everyone off.


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therick711
Chicago Cubs Fan
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re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
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Not that I am excited about what I am seeing....but the point about people complaining about how we are losing is a valid one. Unfortunately, the people got what they wanted


No one got what they wanted. First of all, no one wanted Johnny Jones. Second, people wanted a balanced team, not a no defense run out team. Third, people wanted a winner first and foremost. Fourth, other than A&M we are getting blasted, we aren't playing close high scoring games.


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purpleandgoldhaze
Member since Oct 2015
57 posts

re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
He was, without a doubt, the strongest X's and O's coach for LSU in living memory. But, he was insufferable to his players, generally paranoid, and still lacking in offense.

I really wonder what Brady's legacy might have been if he had not had to struggle with the crippling NCAA sanctions at the beginning of his career. I believe his flaws might not have been so exposed under normal conditions, and he might have developed into a truly great coach. But, with the nearly impossible state of affairs he inherited, his flaws got exacerbated, and we all know the rest of the story.


basiletiger
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Member since Aug 2007
1035 posts

re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
Great defensive coach. His first few years were horrible due to the scholarship limitations left by none other than Dale Brown and Johnny Jones. He had a bad year after the final four year. The following year that he was fired Trent Johnson won the SEC with Brady's players. That was a very good team with Marcus Thornton leading the way.


roger79
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Member since Dec 2012
1374 posts

re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
LSU Had scholarship restrictions in Brady's first few years? I would have never known. Brady never brought it up, never made excuses and never blamed anybody but himself.

He was a good defensive coach who couldn't coach offense to save his life. And his boring brand of basketball could have been tolerated better if he wasn't such an insufferable jackass. So I refuse to embrace this revisionist view of his LSU tenure.

Good coach who always seemed to have a short roster every season because he ran people off.
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MT555
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BR
Member since Feb 2009
261 posts

re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
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If your name is Misty, Brandy or Crystal, you better watch out.


Or Destiny


Keltic Tiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2006
11177 posts

re: I love listening to John Brady speak.
The way he treated The Pistol's son was inexcusable. And in his "prime" he would have given B.Petrino a run for his money in the lack of morals dept. From all accounts he has straightened that part of his life out but he is where he has put himself, retired.


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