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Knox Central Basketball

Mount Sterling, KY

#1 Jan 6, 2010
I heard kc LOST by Lynn Camp by 20 points. Just what they get for letting Brandon Elam go. He was a good coach and I am a big fan of Brandon Elam as a basketball coach. I went to KCHS and i don't understand how they fired Elam from coaching and hired Evans and Kyle Stacy..lol. Evan didnt do good with union, whitley and i heard Cumberland. I hope Elam get hired at another high school and takes over the basketball you would see me sitting in the stands and cheering on his team. I wonder who will win KC OR BHS NOW. It used to be so fun back then when you had a good coach like BRANDON Elam coaching...
Humm

Barbourville, KY

#2 Jan 6, 2010
Knox Central Basketball wrote:
I heard kc LOST by Lynn Camp by 20 points. Just what they get for letting Brandon Elam go. He was a good coach and I am a big fan of Brandon Elam as a basketball coach. I went to KCHS and i don't understand how they fired Elam from coaching and hired Evans and Kyle Stacy..lol. Evan didnt do good with union, whitley and i heard Cumberland. I hope Elam get hired at another high school and takes over the basketball you would see me sitting in the stands and cheering on his team. I wonder who will win KC OR BHS NOW. It used to be so fun back then when you had a good coach like BRANDON Elam coaching...
I agree the the hire was pretty pitiful. I mean he lost at union college, Whitley and now maybe his worse coaching performance losing at KC with alot of talent. I disagree though Elam was not the right man for the job either he had some bad records and disappointing loses with alot of talent. They really should have went out and found a good coach away from this area that has won. Way to many politics in this area. KC messed up when they fired JD Strange because I really think they would have went to the state tourney a few years back with his boy at KC and the guy can just flat out coach. He always competes no matter what type of talent he has.
what

Sheridan, AR

#3 Jan 6, 2010
Humm wrote:
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I agree the the hire was pretty pitiful. I mean he lost at union college, Whitley and now maybe his worse coaching performance losing at KC with alot of talent. I disagree though Elam was not the right man for the job either he had some bad records and disappointing loses with alot of talent. They really should have went out and found a good coach away from this area that has won. Way to many politics in this area. KC messed up when they fired JD Strange because I really think they would have went to the state tourney a few years back with his boy at KC and the guy can just flat out coach. He always competes no matter what type of talent he has.
No way KC will ever get a coach that's not from knox co. If they did the daddy's could not watch there little boys still the show. Why do you think they got Evans. They don't care whether they win or not as long as there kids are the star. How sad for KC.
229 straight

Sheridan, AR

#4 Jan 6, 2010
he,evans,has proven he is not a coach,there are many coaches that would of taken the kc job,many young players,and fans have been robbed because of the politics in the county,neither was elam a right fit for kc,but they were gitting close with strange,the stuff that hulitt went thru at laurel should be to his advavtage,but it is sad to know that something,like politics,has a hold on your sports as it does in knox. watch kc on wymt tonight and see how far they have come
me as well 1991-1995

London, KY

#5 Jan 6, 2010
I went to KC and ended up playing football because I was told by a freshman coach at that time, that I was to small to play basketball for KC so I listen to him Big mistake on my part but ya know a few years had past into my High school days and I was still always playing at our local parks and brandon and some of the players from the team stop by the park one evening to play some pickup games along with that Very same coach that told me that crap he was sitting and watching all of us and when the dust had settle Brandon walk over and said Man why did you not play w/us at KC I just look over and said I don"t know thats really all I could say but I walked away knowing I could have played for KC, Brandon knows Basketball when he sees it but ya know I had funn playing football ... but I agree w/these people some daddys won"t let coaches just be coaches...
too bad

London, KY

#6 Jan 6, 2010
Too bad we have so many "sports experts" in this county. Basketball, Football, track, and baseball should be kept in the realm of waht it is. A good pro-social community activity that parents, kids, fans, students and others come out to watch and enjoy. The Evans man is a fine person who must really like basketball a lot. He is well spoken, is a positive person and seems like the kind of man that people would want to have as a coach. Instead, our sad narrow minded community makes negative comments about how many shots Jr. is taking, how the substitutions are made, about their kid being the next D-1 Collegiate athlete or competing with Michael Jordan or Lebron James. Why not dwell on how high Johnny needs to score on the ACT or how the kid needs to prepare for a career? It makes a lot more sense and seems like the logical thing to do is watch the games and appreciate the coach and the kids vs. bashing the coach and at times the kids on these posts. Who can remmber waht happend three years ago this week in a hs ball game? No one! Let the kids and community enjoy the games. Our sports community here can not get to the next level with the negative climate that has been here for a long long time.
pitiful

London, KY

#7 Jan 6, 2010
Yes, it is a pitiful and sad situation here regarding athletics here. The football coach has won games and has some community support. A lot of the support is because he is winning. He is a good man, good to the kids, good to parents, good to non-athletes and just seems like a good all around fellow. The basketball coach seems to be a gentleman. I have seen him on the sidelines. He is not cursing the refs, screaming at the kids and talks to them and teaches them. What more can people want. I have seen so many sideline coaches (Dads especially) be critical and even become perosnally insulting to the coaches and even others about their omniscient view of the field or Court (Know it alls). Also, I have witenssed kids who have had athletic potential be turned off by overzealous, undereducated parents who live vicariously through their kids to the point that athletics become a chore and the kid quit playing or undeachieve due to the pressure. I have also seen unscrupulous educated parents acts like idiots towards coaches of opposing teams, their own coaches due to Jr. not geeting to shoot enough or because he/she was not on the floor for every second of every game, ect... or referees. Whatmessage do we want to send our children? Will this help the children or hinder their progress in life? They will find out that life poses greater struggles than a hs stadium or ball court or field. Pitiful situation here..........
whatever

Barbourville, KY

#8 Jan 6, 2010
Well I will say this...The reason you play or coach a sport is to win!!! Ask any kid or coach if they want to walk into a gym and lose every night..If they answer yes then there is a problem!! And as far as an education, There are many kids who would not have even went to school if it had not been for a sport that they loved. Sports teaches alot of life skills...And parents are for the most part the problem.I have spent alot of time watching sports in Knox County and you will everyone say well its about the kids..It has never been about the kids at KC..Its a what have you done for me lately kind of place. And as far as Brandon Elams record post both coaches records and lets see who has won more games!!! The people of KC will never be happy...They will always have something or someone to complain about..If you ask me they got what they asked for...Congrats!!! LOL
duh

London, KY

#9 Jan 6, 2010
There are SOME kids who would not have went to school without athletics-not ALOT. Furthermore, the emphasis about going to school is to be educated not "athleticated". Parents are the resource for teaching life skills and social skills - not the ball Court. The sports seems to enhance some kids lives not ALOT- the biggest % are not involved in athletics. Look at Corbin H S. They balance out sports and academics. They are to be envied as they provide both excellent athletics and academics and have good folks who coach. The community seems to support each other and the kids-not bash them or the coaches. Again-the focus needs to be on better the school and community and yes-winning is good and I am sure Mr. Evans and the kids want to win. Point is, when you have good people at the helm like Mr. Evans and Wayne Mills, good things will happen. They will both win.
whatever

Barbourville, KY

#10 Jan 7, 2010
Yea it all sounds good but then again you must not be from knox county...things get done here because of who you know not to better the system or on the behalf of the kids..and that is a fact..read the paper on where our schools rank in the state and see whats been done to correct it...nothing...and that is a fact!!! But you are right it starts with the parents the problem is,is that alot of these kids are on their own..so yea the sports that they are involved in does help to teach life skills to kids that otherwise would have nothing or noone to fall back on...So when you coach a kid alot of times the lessons you teach him or her will be all they ever get..So it sounds like you are seeing this from one side yours....
truthful

London, KY

#11 Jan 7, 2010
Its goofy to get on a public board and ask people to not criticize a man who is working on tax dollars at a prized job that by definition comes with a ton of scrutiny. That is what boards like this are about.

As for Evans - yes he is a good man. A fine father, husband, and community leader. But he has not had great success as a coach - that is just a fact. And getting beat by Lynn Camp does little to bolster confidence - especially when everybody in the stands questioned why his team continued to launch 3's while Lynn Camp was in foul trouble. Any decent grade school coach would have exploited that by putting the ball in the middle. Did not happen and we got embarrassed.

But people who are saying "daddy" gets their way for who plays are plain stupid. The 1st 5 on that team are clearly the best 5.
truthful

London, KY

#12 Jan 7, 2010
Knox Central Basketball wrote:
I heard kc LOST by Lynn Camp by 20 points. Just what they get for letting Brandon Elam go. He was a good coach and I am a big fan of Brandon Elam as a basketball coach. I went to KCHS and i don't understand how they fired Elam from coaching and hired Evans and Kyle Stacy..lol. Evan didnt do good with union, whitley and i heard Cumberland. I hope Elam get hired at another high school and takes over the basketball you would see me sitting in the stands and cheering on his team. I wonder who will win KC OR BHS NOW. It used to be so fun back then when you had a good coach like BRANDON Elam coaching...
You could NOT be MORE WRONG. Elam may have been a basketball god but he was terrible for players. I could not stand to go watch them play becuase he acted like a mad 2 year old at walmart whose welfare mommy could not buy them a GI Joe. Had he spent 1/10 the time and energy coaching his team that he did questioning calls, and screaming at refs he might have won a state championship. He set a horrid example for every person connected to that program. I pray he takes the hard lesson of losing a job and makes changes in his attitude and demeanor in games. If he learns that lesson - he may well end up a very successful coach. But not until.
KC Baller

London, KY

#13 Jan 8, 2010
Crazy stuff in here.
I think

Somerset, KY

#15 Jan 9, 2010
truthful wrote:
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You could NOT be MORE WRONG. Elam may have been a basketball god but he was terrible for players. I could not stand to go watch them play becuase he acted like a mad 2 year old at walmart whose welfare mommy could not buy them a GI Joe. Had he spent 1/10 the time and energy coaching his team that he did questioning calls, and screaming at refs he might have won a state championship. He set a horrid example for every person connected to that program. I pray he takes the hard lesson of losing a job and makes changes in his attitude and demeanor in games. If he learns that lesson - he may well end up a very successful coach. But not until.
Brandon didn't act any worse than some of the parents that showed there ignorance at some of the games.when there child didn't get enough playing time they were the ones throwing the fit.
ccfan

Manchester, KY

#16 Jan 9, 2010
dont talk about the boys coach...what about the girls he is a joke.
who cares

Barbourville, KY

#17 Jan 9, 2010
coach elam lost to lynn camp in 05-06 by 23 points
Cheer Up

Winchester, KY

#18 Jan 10, 2010
who cares wrote:
coach elam lost to lynn camp in 05-06 by 23 points
I guess many on here forgot about this game, he also had players he had coached for more than a couple of months in 05-06. One big problem I see with this years team is to many good players were ran off during Elam's tenure, some are at Barbourville, some at Lynn Camp, and some just gave up the game. It wouldn't surprise me if KC beats B'ville Tuesday, but the odds are againest them.
BoSs HoGg

London, KY

#19 Jan 10, 2010
Cheer Up wrote:
<quoted text>I guess many on here forgot about this game, he also had players he had coached for more than a couple of months in 05-06. One big problem I see with this years team is to many good players were ran off during Elam's tenure, some are at Barbourville, some at Lynn Camp, and some just gave up the game. It wouldn't surprise me if KC beats B'ville Tuesday, but the odds are againest them.
I completely AGREE with you!!!!!!!!!

Everything you said is exactly right!!!!- EXCEPT I think B'ville will win Tuesday, LOL.......
Awful

Barbourville, KY

#20 Jan 10, 2010
Cheer Up wrote:
<quoted text>I guess many on here forgot about this game, he also had players he had coached for more than a couple of months in 05-06. One big problem I see with this years team is to many good players were ran off during Elam's tenure, some are at Barbourville, some at Lynn Camp, and some just gave up the game. It wouldn't surprise me if KC beats B'ville Tuesday, but the odds are againest them.
Does it really matter if KC beats Bville.. Both teams don't have a shot to win the region. They should kill them if you stack up the talent. Ive seen Bville play and they aren't very good. But the x factor is Evans on the sidelines and he can't coach and will get out coached. KC is getting what they deserve doing political hiring instead of going out and getting a coach that actually has a winning record.
kcms

Madisonville, KY

#21 Jan 10, 2010
kcms rocks 7 grade

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