Lavall Jordan on the Crossroads Classic

The Kent Sterling Show
Friday, December 15th

Lavall Jordan on the Crossroads Classic

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We are joined. By the great LaBelle Jordan the head coach of the Butler Bulldogs say don't coach. I'm doing great and out of I would say great. I'm doing great but I would call me eager to find out tomorrow afternoon just I agree you are certainly didn't. Doubt about about our guys better case. How do you say is it more difficult to prepare. For what produce does defensively or heard to try to prepare for what they do offensively. Number question there's so there's so balanced. You know end and well rounded I think Dave. A really good defense retain their offensive efficiency is disturb the roof. That there's a heck of a match up problem with the with the costs and in his in his inside and all the the shooters around him and sergeant Edwards as these like always occurred every time he touches it. That he presents a whole different challenge and and three Ter just traditionally. The way they defend since in since I've known Purdue recruited a young one and obviously coach trainer. And they're an aggressive defensively and they can make your car you do to get the pain to make therapeutic to clean look so. There were ballots and in what round. Is the key to stopping Hamas. Get him in foul trouble on the other end. I tell my daddy's side say it best sometimes the best defense is often that's. The does that lift I think. Due to limited deep catches it they do he does a great job sealing. You got to this is just a question I get a double in these shooters not to give it to prevent them from killing him or you. Let him score pictured as a way and so you know they they make Q definitely ask questions and and you got to figure out. To what you're gonna commit to him and try to make him do. Where Sean meant McDermott and his recovery. You know where he's working his way back in I think you know he's he's a kid he works really hard Israel. And recovery and so you know he's he's on the path to give back. He's seeing some practice peace in the practice scored a couple times here. So now it's all about you you response to that would mean soreness and swelling at. And things like that so look for the day to day evaluation is going to be back tomorrow. I think you'll BA you know we will see you tomorrow morning you know use to our score today. You know and so I think he seemed excited to kind of be working his way back in there are some. And soldiers' times he would terms in the morning. She's a dozen overnight here and just kind of make to be called CPU Angela Moore bumper nod. Just make a decision as we go. What are the things that he does really well is something that you kind of desperately need you guys have hit 31 point 3% from beyond the arc. And spreading out a defense like Curtis is is really one of the keys to beat today sir. Joseph and I do would be that's definitely one of the keys that they need to because they are. That place such starts man to man yes style and and they've got big guys and you know not just hospital. That the freshmen farms as well he's blocking almost every shot to gain. And so those guys in the paint we need to drive and get in there and so you could stretch amounts spread about that definitely helps and in terms of attacking. What you guys went through in in November with the travel along with playing in on a neutral court today does that help you prepare. For tomorrow and that kind of atmosphere it's really unique atmosphere. Yeah I think so yeah it's to Portland you know for us that he was played on the road a true road game at Merrill to gather games. The big east Big Ten match up and in and out of Portland and obviously that's a as an NCAA tournament field too with all the programs that are. In an event like that and so hey did you you know chanted to be on that stage in the competing at that level. And obviously this is degraded. Downtown Indianapolis with a good the four teams meet up in the four programs. Great coaches and then you know really good competition so. It just gives you different different agencies and the journey and you just get different points imagine yourself and see if you gotten better. And obviously see what you need to get better as a commodity you know situations like playing games like an event like this. Target of Al Jordan ahead basketball coach Butler Butler is gonna take on Purdue noon tomorrow bankers life field house. In the crossroads classic you mentioned kind of measuring sticks to you guys that like with the pacers Nate McMillan. Likes the pacers to get 45 assists. Do you guys have kind of a Bellwether statistic words you guys do X you feel pretty good about your chance of winning. You know I think we lift retract. You know passes in terms of ball movement they have scored that's been something we we've it's been a work in progress with a just move the ball to. I think which racked up take shots we've got a good job this season of attacking the paint and score the ball in the paint. In getting in getting those opportunities and so that's something that we. We definitely look at. And some some opponents are different two bit of a great job is taken away. Some of the assists and didn't follow the lead out to the big Fella so a lot of it may be matchup driven on a given night. But some consistency we want in a more assists than turnovers mean on the question about that does make sure try to play efficient. A basketball offense. And defensively which facts and numbers just to make sure that her. Cuban team got a glass and and and trying to reduce Google percentages and things like that. Yeah I I was Sydney kinda know what you gotta get out of Kelyn Martan and Tyrell Weidman is the season goes on. It is part of your success in this season the development of Aaron Thompson. The question you know it'd take guided tours affair Thompson is coming and physically ready to play as a freshman. I think he's you know defensively. Way ahead of the curbs were for first year player. And so that's something that's definitely helped our team you talk about the guy that took four charges in the Ohio State Victor. And it depression and that's not normal and so that's normal for. For fresh completely missed an assist. At this point Simon at stake you know he's dispute settlement into his role really well then and earned the trust of his teammates. Really well and in Indian market. Actually the ball and handle a lot would determine a lot for us now on the opposite side and the defense sellable because it did they both have great potential defense. That comeback win against Ohio State did you have to explain. How would that could be accomplished or did the guys just kind of get it that is to possession by possession deal you get stops to convert it stops to convert. You do that enough you're back in the game and did you have to explain that. I can look at I didn't I had to re emphasize what our seniors Hussein in the huddle you know news it was amazing and some of the now I was proud of in the moment and after. Just to build leadership that came out of our players miles during the during you know a big important diversity down just came. You know at four minute media and that's a big mountain to climb. Could Kelyn Martin Tyler Lyman in Belgium divorces. Saying I just just keep people at chipping away at it. In a while possession at a time and so. You know who is great because those as the head coach on just echoing work when our players aside and try to give them a plan coming out of each segment. But what we're gonna do but they had direct focus. As you've heard that did you take all this is beautiful I got something new here. Question no question something that near big question in the two discs this season. You know whose early this game Lou it's the leadership like him as we've grown together it's something that we've we've been challenge and try to pull a lot of different guys. But just to be in a moment. And indeed hear the voice to speak up that were not the coaches in I think any any time you're part of a team and in India and it in this season. I would start to become player old. It is what you're trying to you know achieving each and every time and so. That was the big big moment for us to just take your pick of big step in our leadership development. I love it policy downtown tomorrow good luck coach. I direct hit the ground absolutely the great LaBelle Jordan.
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