2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions
- Aug 24, 2011
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Fair analysis. It's hard to bet against Geno. I think that a good case can be made that Heather did a better job in her 14 mins. Griner didn't score and the Bears looked out of sync. As Nan said above, I'd be interested to see the effect of playing both Stef and Heather at the same time.In my mind, those are two separate questions. One question is whether Geno was outcoached. The other was whether there are in-game decisions Geno could/should have made differently.
I can see both sides of the Heather-Stef argument. In hindsight, Heather did a more effective job than Stef guarding Griner, albeit with a more limited sample size of minutes played. However, Geno may have had a "dance with who brung you" mentality, or may have had a "get the better offensive player on the floor" mentality (especially with Kelly not shooting well), or simply a "in the long run, this is a lesson Stef needs to learn first-hand for us to be successful at the highest level" mentality. It's a fair question, and one Geno will certainly be asked. I will be very interested to hear his thoughts.