Not too much we didn't already know except he knew J. Howard growing up and attended Michigan but the didn't know he was on the fab 5 until the documentary came out. I....FEEL......REALLY....OLD.
Hardaway Interview on Grantland
Sorta contradicts what Juwan says right at the end of the documentary about people still remembering him more for the Fab 5 than for his NBA career.
I think Juwan was talking more about regular fans. Tim Jr. was a special case, being an NBA players' son and being around the team.
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Makes it sound like Hardaway's on his second tour of duty with U-M, with the first one coming while he was a youth.
Think he was trying to say that Hardaway knew that Howard attended U-M, but not that Howard was a member of the Fab Five.
Tim sounds way older than 19/20, he's got a great head on his shoulders. I liked his answer about leaving early. "No. Er, maybe but I'm not planning on it." (paraphrased). It sounds to me like if he went out in a blaze of glory, winning the NCAA title and inflating his draft stock like crazy he'd go, but otherwise he'd stay.
I also didn't know that some of his dad's criticisms might have stemmed from his dad dealing with the backlash of his homophobic remarks. I always thought that Tim Sr. made a good turnaround in that respect, but people don't remeber the healing, they remember the original comments. That Tim Jr. can equate the issues his dad was dealing with to his criticism is a very adult way to look at it. I'm really glad that Tim Sr. came off his homophobic remarks, and I'm really glad that Tim Jr and Sr were able to salvage their relationship and are at a good point now as father and son.
Tim Sr probably had to get creative with his trash talk. He has to leave out talking about his family or he'd just be trashing himself.
When Jordan Morgan isn't posterizing fools:
He's being touted by the national media as the "Unsung Hero".
I guess its just great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
and some hard work, Beilein is going to turn Morgan from a 2-star into a draftable prospect. Kid's got game, and he's really developing his power.
I don't think he'll ever be an NBA prospect. What position is he going to play? Too small for center and not athletic enough to guard many of the PF in this league. He doesn't even have a unique skill that other undersized guys have. He can't jump out of the gym and isn't a quick jumper. Guys like Maxiell and Ben Wallace can work in the NBA despite being undersized because they are unathletic. And Morgan isn't an offensive specialist so he isn't going to add much on that side of the ball either. I love him and he plays hard and consistent, but he's limited and I'll be very surprised if he plays a minute in the NBA.
What I love about Jordan Morgan is that he knows what he is good at and what he isn't. He's not out there like Brent Petway practicing his 3 point shot. Morgan is never ever ever going to hurt your team out there on the basketball court.
My money says Jordan Morgan and Ben Wallace see each other eye to eye. Wallace was just about savant when it came to rebounding, but I can totally see Morgan in a "Big Ben" role at the next level.
The only way in which JMo and Big Ben are similar is that they are undersized and they both run the floor well. But Big Ben was an elite athlete in his prime. Strong, fast, quick jumper and long. JMo is not very long, can't get in the air quickly and is bad in traffic. He does not get very many 50/50 balls because his hands are not so good.
I see potential in Morgan to be a good TE in the NFL. He'd be a great blocker, he has good speed for his size as evidenced in his running the floor. He also has very good hands catching the b-ball in traffic. I'd like to see him try to be a TE cause I think he has some real potential
Sorry, i can't see morgan playing in the NBA... Especially right now...
Unless the ball is fed directly to him under the basket for a quick layup he turns it over.
He doesn't have the greatest hands either, noticed that again in the game last night.
Eventually. Not now. He's got a couple more years to develop. The big thing is that he's more athletic than he realizes, and his body looks like it can still develop quite a bit more. He's definitely a little bit of a late bloomer.
Our coach is the one guy I would trust more than anyone else to not only improve the team, but improve the player. He will help Morgan work on his weaknesses, none of which are glaring.
I graduated from high school a few years ahead of Morgan and when he was a freshman he was without a doubt the goofiest and most unathletic kid I've ever seen on the basketball court. When I first heard he got a scholarship to Mich I was like whaaaaaaa??? He really grew into his body to say the least. He's come a long way.
Personally, I think Smot has always been our X-factor. Love Morgan, he's dependable and consistent. But he's limited. When Smot is hitting shots, our offense is so much greater because it opens up the middle for Burke to get inside and finish or kick it out for an open 3.
Our offense is better when he's on but the D really suffers. Not particularly Smot's fault, but he's just not strong enough at this point to defend inside against anyone playing the 4 or 5, and he's not quick enough to cover the 3. His best defensive attribute is quick hands. If he can build additional strength, particularly in his lower body, he should be less of a liability next year.
I don't disagree. But Smot plays decent defense when you consider he's guarding centers and not PF. I'm looking forward to Smot's development because I think he has alot to tap into still.
I loved Smotz last year but this year he really has taken a step back. I know he has overmatched a lot of times, but he fouls far too often.
People keep saying this and I don't know why. Smotrycz has improved his production across the board this season. By any measure he was a worse player a year ago. People seem to only remember his handful of good games in 2010-11 and forget about the 25 or so where he struggled mightily.
Agreed. I think he takes a big step forward next year because he will be allowed to play his natural position and he won't have as much pressure to produce because we should have a deeper bench. Watching the games, he's obviously been more aggressive this year and improved his rebounding. Needs to work on being smarter, continuing to refine his skills and and strength. Bright future for him.
but not so highly of the author of this article.
After a fairly unproductive freshman campaign, the sophomore has progressed at a steady pace this season.
Stats. Use them.
C'mon, never let facts get in the way of a good narrative!
Great interview. With how much you hear/see on BTN about Zack, Stu and Trey, I feel like THJ has been sort of lost (by the media). I feel like his play will be instrumental on our ability to make an NCAA run.
I also love seeing his dad geared out in the maize and blue in the stands.
BTN/Local media are all about the seniors, but the ESPN highlights are 90% Hardaway, whether he had a good game or not.
Yeah, when I was a kid we played a seven-game series every Saturday. I used to go to open gym to play with my friends and teammates, and I'd get there 30 to 45 minutes early so I could play one-on-one against my dad. When I reached ninth grade, I was finally able to beat him. He'd win the seven-game series, mostly, but I knew if I got two or three wins I could tell everybody that I'd beat my dad one-on-one. That's when I knew he was done.
I loved this bit.
How does one not know the members of the Fab 5? I'll give some people a pass if they forget about Jimmy and Ray, but Juwan, Jalen and Chris are the unforgettable members. Right? Please someone agree with me so I don't think I'm getting old as well...
I don't fault someone for not knowing who was in the Fab Five, but I think it's very strange that he knew Juwan personally and didn't fine out that Juwan went to Michigan until he watched the documentary after his freshman year at Michigan. Just strange.
Tim said that he knew Juwan went to Michigan. He just didn't realize he was one of the Fab 5.
You have to remember that Hardaway was born in 1992.
There's no way Timmy's leaving after this season. If he had played all season like he did last night he could have picked up a nice paycheck in the draft, but he's pretty much been lost all season by his standards. He has more to prove.