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RENO, Nev. Hawaii's basketball teams suffered different fates on the opening day of the Western Athletic Conference tournaments at the Lawlor Events Center. Full Story
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Needs a new coach

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 11, 2009
Maybe Hawaii needs a new coach, I watched the Rainbows play the Lobos and had to leave by half time.
Bob Nash was a very good player and part of the fab five. This does not make a good coach.
Jetset

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Mar 11, 2009
bottom of the barrel....that figures.
Nani

Irvine, CA

#3 Mar 11, 2009
They were painful to watch throughout the season. Compared to other teams on television, UH looked like a high school team at best. Sorry coach, you were a great player for our school but I think your time has come to pack it up and let someone else come in. Your game management was subpar and in certain situations, it appeared that the coaches did not know what to do. Please resign for the sake of the university and the state. Mediocrity should not be rewarded by a contract extension. You will have a great pension from the state so take it and leave with whatever good memories we have of you. No ill feelings here, just relinquish your post so we can make our university proud again.
Surfbot

Mililani, HI

#4 Mar 11, 2009
Hawaii needs to get a coach from one of the visiting mainland high school teams participating n the Iolani Classic. THAT was a whole different game being played. Fast, accurate and powerful.
Da Man

Honolulu, HI

#5 Mar 11, 2009
All I keep hearing is how all these players and their coach will be back next year. Great , we can all expect another year of mediocrity. What makes people think that in one year this mediocre team is suddenly going to become great. Not going to happen. We need a new coach with a new vision. Nash promised us that and then he went back to Riley's game. The only problem is that he wasn't as good as Riley at running it. Thats why he was the assistant and Riley was the head coach.
local

Honolulu, HI

#6 Mar 11, 2009
Bob Nash has been aan assistant coach for about 20+ years. In though 20 years, he was never approached to be a head coach at any level. Now that this is his second year at UH, it shows his lack of experience as being a heach coach during a game and recruiting. He should have coached at the Junior College level and prove himself that he can coach. If Donavan does grant his extra year, UH should not pay his extra year should he be fired.
alice

Pahoa, HI

#7 Mar 11, 2009
The warriors play in a very weak league. Their performance against one of America's worst teams-Fresno State-was a disgrace,.
Bill

Honolulu, HI

#8 Mar 11, 2009
Ohhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! Another disgusting season. Please Jim Donovan, do the right thing for our basketball program before you lose the rest of your true fan base.
guardian

Honolulu, HI

#9 Mar 11, 2009
Da Man wrote:
All I keep hearing is how all these players and their coach will be back next year. Great , we can all expect another year of mediocrity. What makes people think that in one year this mediocre team is suddenly going to become great. Not going to happen. We need a new coach with a new vision. Nash promised us that and then he went back to Riley's game. The only problem is that he wasn't as good as Riley at running it. Thats why he was the assistant and Riley was the head coach.
You and so many others conveniently gloss over the fact that we lost 2 to 3 significant players to WAC schools if they had appointed Bob Nash as coach even 2-3 weeks earlier. There's nothing wrong with his vision or ability as a coach. Unless you're totally myopic, you should realize that a lot depends on recruiting talent. If you don't think that this team will be better record-wise than you are short-sighted in addition to being just plain stupid. Nani in Anaheim(?); you said it was painful to watch..did you watch any of the thrilling WINS this year?? Those weren't painful at all to watch for me. Next year, this team will be a team to be reckoned with as they will have had a yearmore of the system under their belt & Thompson & Adams are still finding their legs. If Rod Flemings can shake the nagging injuries, they're going to be scarily good. It'll be interesting to see who they'll pick up with the last 2 scholarships. If they pick up another true point guard and a big, mobile post player, we'll be in business. All of you who are clamoring for a new head coach, just chill for awhile...If they are not significantly better next year, I'll apologize on this blog. I'm not cowardly like some naysayers who just like to take potshots and then fade away when they're proven wrong. It seems that the 6 or 7 commenters (before me) today seem to be the pessimists of the bunch. Just wait & see.
small schools

Honolulu, HI

#10 Mar 11, 2009
Call Rick Pittino with his Hawaii ties and grab his 5th assistant coach to come in here with energy....
Bring in one his young guns turn the program around in 3 years than move on....Take what we learned from June Jones, put a few local kids on the team and energy is provided.... I think 12 local players (recruited) could have won just as many games, they would play with heart and pride... recruit local give three kids a chance from Hawaii to play...
Kaimaaina Fan

Kailua, HI

#11 Mar 11, 2009
guardian wrote:
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You and so many others conveniently gloss over the fact that we lost 2 to 3 significant players to WAC schools if they had appointed Bob Nash as coach even 2-3 weeks earlier. There's nothing wrong with his vision or ability as a coach. Unless you're totally myopic, you should realize that a lot depends on recruiting talent. If you don't think that this team will be better record-wise than you are short-sighted in addition to being just plain stupid. Nani in Anaheim(?); you said it was painful to watch..did you watch any of the thrilling WINS this year?? Those weren't painful at all to watch for me. Next year, this team will be a team to be reckoned with as they will have had a yearmore of the system under their belt & Thompson & Adams are still finding their legs. If Rod Flemings can shake the nagging injuries, they're going to be scarily good. It'll be interesting to see who they'll pick up with the last 2 scholarships. If they pick up another true point guard and a big, mobile post player, we'll be in business. All of you who are clamoring for a new head coach, just chill for awhile...If they are not significantly better next year, I'll apologize on this blog. I'm not cowardly like some naysayers who just like to take potshots and then fade away when they're proven wrong. It seems that the 6 or 7 commenters (before me) today seem to be the pessimists of the bunch. Just wait & see.
We can't afford to wait another dismal year. I was not one who was thrill at hiring Nash. After the hiring, I said we should not select a coach because of loyalty to the program. We should hire a coach to win games. If he was such a good assistant coach, why was he not able to have a greater influence on Riley's program. Nash, since JD is not going to get rid of you, do the right thing for the program and resign.
uh fan

Honolulu, HI

#12 Mar 11, 2009
At least Hawaii kept it close! The NCAA tournament should invite EVERYONE!
Da Man

Honolulu, HI

#14 Mar 11, 2009
guardian wrote:
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You and so many others conveniently gloss over the fact that we lost 2 to 3 significant players to WAC schools if they had appointed Bob Nash as coach even 2-3 weeks earlier. There's nothing wrong with his vision or ability as a coach. Unless you're totally myopic, you should realize that a lot depends on recruiting talent. If you don't think that this team will be better record-wise than you are short-sighted in addition to being just plain stupid. Nani in Anaheim(?); you said it was painful to watch..did you watch any of the thrilling WINS this year?? Those weren't painful at all to watch for me. Next year, this team will be a team to be reckoned with as they will have had a yearmore of the system under their belt & Thompson & Adams are still finding their legs. If Rod Flemings can shake the nagging injuries, they're going to be scarily good. It'll be interesting to see who they'll pick up with the last 2 scholarships. If they pick up another true point guard and a big, mobile post player, we'll be in business. All of you who are clamoring for a new head coach, just chill for awhile...If they are not significantly better next year, I'll apologize on this blog. I'm not cowardly like some naysayers who just like to take potshots and then fade away when they're proven wrong. It seems that the 6 or 7 commenters (before me) today seem to be the pessimists of the bunch. Just wait & see.
So what you're saying is that if we hadn't replaced Riley we would have gotten those guys. If they knew Nash was the head coach would they have still come. We don't know that. Nash said he was going to bring in a new exciting brand of basketball, but it didn't work and he scrapped it for Rileys type of play. The only problem is that nobody knows that style better than Riley . So now we have his assistant running it and he has no clue. This team and the coaching was mediocre. Nash is almost 60 years old. He's not going to get any better. He's not a young up and comer coach thats still developing his style. This team had a whole season to get better , but unfortunately for all of our fans we had to watch them regress and get worse. Nash had no clue what was going on and how to fix it. You say we need a point guard , well we had one and it left to Portland st. We just need a point guard and a big man, well duh !! Doesn't every school in the country ??? Whos' going to come here with the record we have and the coaches we have. The usual JC transfers ?? All the good ones will be taken before they consider us. Thats why Riley was so great , he knew how to recruit and then put them in a system and then develop them. Unfortunately Nash can't do any of that. He got Fleming to come here , but Fleming doesn't fit the system. He's better with a running offense. Good luck next year watching our beloved Bows with our mediocre coach .
elaine

United States

#15 Mar 11, 2009
did anyone notice that when we trail, we lose by a large margin and when we're leading in a game, we lose by 2-5 points in the last 2 minutes? Why is that do you think???
Nani

Irvine, CA

#16 Mar 11, 2009
Mr. Guardian, you have a good point but I am a realist and not an optimist. Therefore, if the team starts winning next year with the same crew and coaches, it just proves that a system needs a couple of years in order for it to work. But, like most people, I like instant gratification and cannot wait until UH becomes a basketball power, right? Besides, as "Local" eloquently pointed out, Coach Nash has 20 years of assistant coaching experience and its not like he is new to coaching and the UH system, therefore, the transition period is a non factor.
alice

Pahoa, HI

#17 Mar 11, 2009
Pathetic loss to a very bad team in a very weak league
nash has got to go

Honolulu, HI

#18 Mar 11, 2009
guardian, i can be optimistic about next year if we got better as the season wore on, and if we won a few games in the WAC Tourney. But, we got worse, just like last year. We beat the worst team in the WAC twice, then gave the last game away to them with the same sloppy, disinterested play that screams, "undisciplined and uncoached." and nash, like his mentor, riley, never takes the blame. it's always the players failure to execute. well, execute what? pass the ball around the perimeter for 20 seconds, over-dribble the ball and then take a bad shot or make a bad pass? that's not a system. that's a playground team without a clue. nope, Mr. AD, it's time to place the blame for this horrendous season, and it won't be on the players, it rests squarely on mr. Nash. BRING BACK ALIKA!
alice

Pahoa, HI

#19 Mar 11, 2009
alice wrote:
Pathetic loss to a very bad team in a very weak league
Very true and I also see nor eason this team will get much better. Fresno State is as low as you can go and they trashed the warriors.
Sneezy

Rockville, MD

#20 Mar 11, 2009
Nash has one more year on his contract - it's unlikely he'll leave and they're not going to buy him out. Just have to see what happens after that.

How much longer do these players need to learn 'the system'? It's not like he's using the triangle.

I know there were no seniors on the team, but there's been talk all year about him pulling scholarships - has there been any talk of there having been any recruiting?

At least the wahine won a game in the tournament.
alice

Pahoa, HI

#21 Mar 11, 2009
Wahines seem to be improving now that the grumpy former coach who was harassing females got canned. He was a nightmare.

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