LSU basketball coach Dale Brown once had Chris Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal and Stanley Roberts on the same team and did nothing with them. It remains one of the greatest coaching feats in basketball history.
So Texas fans need not complain that 2011 NBA draft picks Tristan Thompson and Jordan Hamilton didn't get to the Sweet 16. It's not like either of these two guys is Shaq.
This S-T piece by Mike Jones delves deep into this UT hoops issue of NBA talent and little NCAA success.
Barnes has no problem luring NBA talent to Austin - Chris Mihm, T.J. Ford, Kevin Durant, D.J. Augustin, LaMarcus Aldridge and on and on.
Like Brown, Barnes gets big-time talent with maddening results. Like Brown, Barnes at a football-first school where basketball success is regarded as gravy. If they win, wonderful. If they don't, when is football season?
Unless you're Dale Brown.
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