Tyler Hansbrough Wins Wooden Award

In what is a shock to absolutely no one, Tyler Hansbrough completed his sweep of the national player of the year awards by receiving the Wooden Award last night in Los Angeles.  Having racked up such a nice cache of individual awards the only thing that remains is a national title.  Here is hoping the Big Three decide to come back and do just that.

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18 Responses to Tyler Hansbrough Wins Wooden Award

  1. Will says:

    It’s kind of amusing that a few weeks that the debate between Tyler and Beasley was so vigorous. K-state losing a number of games down the stretch, plus Tyler’s clutch shots against Virginia Tech and Louisville (for the award that voted that late) seems to have put Tyler over the hump. Pretty amazing.

  2. tarheler4life says:

    I just wanted to make another comment about Roy wearing the Kansas sticker at the Kansas-Memphis game on Monday night. For all those idiots out there that think that was a stupid thing for him to do, do you know that he was at the Carolina-Michigan game after his Jayhawks lost to Carolina in the final four that year and he was waving a UNC pom pom? It goes both ways. He’s a very emotional guy and it’s also goes to show that he supports the teams he loves and it is evidently obvious that his love runs deep for both teams. There’s def. a lot of emotion there. That’s all I have to say on the subject.

  3. Will says:

    I love Roy and, personally, I think he can do no wrong. But a relevant issue is whether it’s a good idea to make your fans angry by supporting the team that beat you two days earlier. This issue has motivate the debate, not what was in Roy’s head at the time he put on the sticker.

  4. TxTarheel says:

    Roy is probably spending time on the road next week recruiting the next wave of Tarheel players. And just what, exactly, will you or I plan to do in that regard? The correct answer, of course, is nothing. We do not recruit, we do not travel, we do not take time away from our families to build & maintain a top-tier college program. Roy and his coaching staff does that, and it is clear he wil continue to do so for the CHAPEL HILL program.

    We should be seeking the high road and take it, since that where Roy leads anyway.

  5. Tar Heel Fan says:

    “But a relevant issue is whether it’s a good idea to make your fans angry by supporting the team that beat you two days earlier.”

    The answer is that I am not sure it matters in this case. Obviously some coaches walk more of tightrope for obvious reasons. Roy, a son of NC and Dean’s top student has more leeway with the fan base, especially since his body of work in the past five years has been exemplary.

    Look at it this way, we are not talking about the Republicans nominating John McCain and having the conservative base stay home from the polls or not support the party. Sports fans are committed and do not change their mind especially when there is a HOF coach in the employ of their team who is still producing winners at a consistent level.

  6. Will says:

    I was fine with the sticker. But there wouldn’t have been a debate if it didn’t bother some. If you can’t blame Roy for how he feels, then you can’t blame those fans who were offended. But you are corrent, that is where things will end.

  7. Will says:

    On the Inside Carolina Basketball this week, “stickergate” is addressed by Roy. Sounds like he took some MAJOR heat this week from some. He also looks like he aged 5 years in the past week.

  8. keithunc says:

    I just saw this on inside Carolina, We already have two commitments for the 2010 season. I dont know why that strikes me funny but that is basically 3 years away.

  9. Kat says:

    THF you say that sports fans are “committed and do not change their minds” but if they’re so committed this whole “stickergate” thing should never have been such a big deal in the first place. It’s like people aren’t happy unless the have something to b**** about. They can’t just accept the fact that we have a great and dedicated coach, they have to dig for the dirt under the surface, it’s really pathetic.

  10. Tar Heel Fan says:

    Well part of that is the fickle nature of fans in general but I was speaking more to the question of whether Roy doing something that would piss off the base is wise. My answer is it does not matter because (1) he would never lose his job unless he breaks the law or major NCAA regs and (2) the fans will not switch to another team. Yes, they might get angry and vent but how much of that was venting anger over the loss versus anger that he actually did it? If lost to WSU in the Sweet 16 and Roy was there in SA and did it do you think the response would have been so strong? I think it wouldn’t.

  11. Kat says:

    You raise a very valid point.

  12. Will says:

    Here’s a poll question: do you think Roy would do the same thing next year if we lost to Kansas again in the FF semis?

  13. Tar Heel Fan says:

    Hard to tell. You would think not since it raised a furor but at the same time he says he is consistent so woudl doing otherwise mean he is admitting he was wrong? That in itself makes me think he would still do it.

    Then again I do not think he would lose to Kansas again next season.

  14. Will says:

    I was surprised how upset he was by the whole thing on Inside Carolina Basketball. This makes me think he would not.

  15. Tar Heel Fan says:

    I think that is available on THB…I will have to watch that later this evening.

  16. Kat says:

    I would like to think he’d do the same…mainly because he didn’t do anything wrong!

  17. DeanForever says:

    Congrats (once again) Tyler. Now come back.

  18. Josh Bowling says:

    People still say that Roy Williams did a better job of coaching Kansas on Monday night than he did coaching UNC on Saturday. I am still holding hopes that we have no transfers due to the fact that some players feel that Roy is not on their side because of this whole “sticker” situation. As far as incoming recruits & prospects are concerned, I hope that none of the committs are having second thoughts because they feel that the coach (Roy) will abandon them when it matters most (final 4 situations) like he did UNC on Saturday vs Kansas. That is the buzz that is going around on various UNC sites. The Czar of Inside ACC has said that this has really hurt the team in many ways. Remember, that blog had NC State finishing next to last in the ACC while WE all thought they would be in the top 4.

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