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    Default Mark Few Coach of the Year Awards Thread

    Two good articles about how Few should be COY... not too much new, but glad he is getting more and more conversation, as he should.

    http://www.slipperstillfits.com/2017...ch-of-the-year

    http://www.fanragsports.com/cbb/why-...he-year-award/



    Hope the links work.
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    If GU goes 32-0, and he ISN'T named coach of the year, that would only speak to his incredible career prior to now. He has set his baseline so high that even this (thus-far) undefeated season has only recently gotten him much recognition. It also speaks to Few's lack of interest in self-promotion. The team, not the coach, is the brand at GU and his humility sets an example for all others in the program.

    As to this year specifically, it's easy to look at a sweet 16 team last year and forget that a) they were hardly a lock for the tournament and b) they lost 2 NBA players off of that team. Yes, the Zags brought in a lot of talent, but many new faces. We haven't had a single digit win in conference, and only 3 all year. It's remarkable, to say the least.

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    He's got my vote. The man must be getting better every year because I find myself questioning his decisions (we GUBoard experts are good at that) less and less. It's probably going to come down to him and Baylor's coach, but I can't imagine Few not getting it if we go undefeated heading into the tournament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotoriousZ View Post
    He's got my vote. The man must be getting better every year because I find myself questioning his decisions (we GUBoard experts are good at that) less and less. It's probably going to come down to him and Baylor's coach, but I can't imagine Few not getting it if we go undefeated heading into the tournament.
    Baylor's coach? They're totally fading.

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    As more of the national media types weigh in on the Zags, I have the impression those guys are really pulling for "Fewie." There was an article ( Feinstein ? ) linked on this MBB where Gary Williams called Few " a great coach." When the Zags faced Coach K two seasons ago, he was also very complimentary of Few and the GU program. Izzo and Bill Self have also had positive things to say, as did Arizona's Sean Miller.

    I'm just a knucklehead Zag grad living vicariously through the drama and excitement of this season ( and every season, for that matter ). Should the Zags make a deep, deep run, I'll be happy for the players, for the fans, and for my alma mater. But I think I'll feel the happiest for Mark Few. I think he's paid his dues and deserves to get the skeptics off his backside.

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    As I keep saying, if you consider that PK only played a few games last season, 6 of the 8 players in Few's main rotation didn't play for Gonzaga last season. I don't care how much talent he has, what he has done has been impressive.

    Gary Williams has been a long time Few supporter, and I think I know why. He sees himself in Few. Williams was chastised for years and years at Maryland for never getting the Terps to the final four. And then all of a sudden he got Juan Dixon. Final four one year, national championship the next.

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    I can live with all of the bull$%&^ grief on message boards that treat GU like a favorite whipping boy, but I can't live with supposedly competent sports journalists that are not diving in head first for Mark Few. Cripes.....he should have won this award a long time ago.

    I'm so sick of these subjective beauty contests. The sports award shows that emulate the Academy Awards are nothing more than a means for sports pundits to impose their will. They can't affect the scores, or the outcomes of games, so they find any little niche possible to leave their mark. To them, the sporting world is a fire hydrant, and they are the dogs. If the narrative doesn't smell like them, they will lift their leg, pee all over it, and make sure that the narrative does smell like them. The next dog that approaches will sniff, dutifully lift his leg to impose his scent, and so on. After enough iterations, nothing smells like basketball anymore, but everything reeks of journalistic piss. They have their own little competition going on and they believe it is just as important as the basketball games themselves.

    Screw the guys that don't have Mark Few at the top of the list. Screw them all to hell. They disgust me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickMick View Post
    I can live with all of the bull$%&^ grief on message boards that treat GU like a favorite whipping boy, but I can't live with supposedly competent sports journalists that are not diving in head first for Mark Few. Cripes.....he should have won this award a long time ago.

    I'm so sick of these subjective beauty contests. The sports award shows that emulate the Academy Awards are nothing more than a means for sports pundits to impose their will. They can't affect the scores, or the outcomes of games, so they find any little niche possible to leave their mark. To them, the sporting world is a fire hydrant, and they are the dogs. If the narrative doesn't smell like them, they will lift their leg, pee all over it, and make sure that the narrative does smell like them. The next dog that approaches will sniff, dutifully lift his leg to impose his scent, and so on. After enough iterations, nothing smells like basketball anymore, but everything reeks of journalistic piss. They have their own little competition going on and they believe it is just as important as the basketball games themselves.

    Screw the guys that don't have Mark Few at the top of the list. Screw them all to hell. They disgust me.

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    Just watch, he will get the national COY award but the WCC will pick someone else. Like the USF coach

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickMick View Post
    I can live with all of the bull$%&^ grief on message boards that treat GU like a favorite whipping boy, but I can't live with supposedly competent sports journalists that are not diving in head first for Mark Few. Cripes.....he should have won this award a long time ago.

    I'm so sick of these subjective beauty contests. The sports award shows that emulate the Academy Awards are nothing more than a means for sports pundits to impose their will. They can't affect the scores, or the outcomes of games, so they find any little niche possible to leave their mark. To them, the sporting world is a fire hydrant, and they are the dogs. If the narrative doesn't smell like them, they will lift their leg, pee all over it, and make sure that the narrative does smell like them. The next dog that approaches will sniff, dutifully lift his leg to impose his scent, and so on. After enough iterations, nothing smells like basketball anymore, but everything reeks of journalistic piss. They have their own little competition going on and they believe it is just as important as the basketball games themselves.

    Screw the guys that don't have Mark Few at the top of the list. Screw them all to hell. They disgust me.
    I wouldn't normally support a vulgar post but this hits the damn nail on the head. Great job mickmick
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    Parrish said that if GU goes unbeaten thru the WCC tourney Few will win COY in a landslide. An unbeaten record means automatic COY.

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    did anyone catch sportscenter with svp tonight? coach few was supposed to be on it and talking about his zags...

    just wondering if anyone has the clip?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Idahozag10 View Post
    did anyone catch sportscenter with svp tonight? coach few was supposed to be on it and talking about his zags...

    just wondering if anyone has the clip?
    http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=18730457
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZagPhish View Post
    Thanks Phish. Loved the interview. Thank you
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    thank you TheZagPhish !


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    Thanks for the link, Phish. Good interview


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    Mick is absolutely correct... how many coaches replaced four (really five) starters, lost
    Two guys to the league, (one, a lottery pick)... and replaced them with transfers
    (Albeit very good ones), freshmen and previous role players... and led that completely
    New group of players to 28-0??
    Honestly... This should not even be a close vote.

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    Few deserves it this year

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    Default Bump!

    He's got to be the odds on favorite now. Great job coach Few!
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    Default Coach Few Named NBC Sports NCOY

    Hopefully just the first of many NCOY accolades to close out this year. What he has done with this squad is nothing short of spectacular.

    http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.c...k-few-gonzaga/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zags_Fanatic View Post
    Hopefully just the first of many NCOY accolades to close out this year. What he has done with this squad is nothing short of spectacular.

    http://collegebasketball.nbcsports.c...k-few-gonzaga/
    He has earned it in my opinion Yay Coach Few!

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    Congratulations! Well deserved!

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    Well done and well-deserved.

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    Default USBWA Names Coach Few District IX COY, and Shem and Nigel All-District Team

    Nice! http://www.sportswriters.net/usbwa/n...ict170307.html

    DISTRICT IX
    CA, OR, WA, HI, AZ, AK

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Lonzo Ball, UCLA

    COACH OF THE YEAR

    Mark Few, Gonzaga

    ALL-DISTRICT TEAM (10)
    Lonzo Ball, UCLA
    Jordan Bell, Oregon
    Dillon Brooks, Oregon
    Markelle Fultz, Washington
    Przemek Karnowski, Gonzaga
    TJ Leaf, UCLA
    Jock Landale, Saint Mary's
    Lauri Markkanen, Arizona
    Ivan Rabb, California
    Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga

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