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Old 03-30-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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The CH 2k8 Accidental Legacy of Guy West

Table of Contents

Season 1: Post 1
Season 2: Post 76
Season 3: Post 94
Season 4: Post 124
Season 5: Post 220
Season 6: Post 335
Season 7: Post 416
Season 8: Post 549
Season 9: Post 708

Legacy History
Spoiler

Legacy Goal Achievement Status
Spoiler

Legacy All-Time Season Statistical Leaders
Spoiler

Legacy Team and Individual Awards
Spoiler

Hired, but Not What He Signed Up For

Life happens sometimes. There's no other way to put it. See, Norfolk is a fine town in a good area, with Hampton and Newport News to the north along the bay and Virginia Beach about 45 minutes to the east (at least in off season). It's not a big city. It's not a small town. No, the whole area has its own charm, and it's an area that supports its historically black colleges and universities very seriously.

But a strange thing happened on the way to Guy West's professorship at Norfolk State University. West had already gone through the interview ringer of call backs and let downs at other schools, but when he got the call from NSU saying, "You have the job," he packed his bags and cleared out of his apartment in record time. But maybe he didn't need to pack all his books.


The Dean welcomed him with open arms and offered to walk West personally to his office. Astonished at the reaching out, West accepted and the Dean began to talk about expectations. About meetings with boosters. About scheduling practices. About the need to build a sustainable program and looking for "diamonds in the rough." It dawned on West slowly: this wasn't the Dean he was talking to, but the Athletic Director. And when he realized what job he had been given,

"Hang on, I don't know anything about basketball. I haven't played since 7th grade!"

"You don't have to play to coach," replied the AD, "but I'll tell you what. Word gets around. You moved some of the faculty more in ten minutes than others have been able to do in their whole career. And c'mon! You're smart, you'll figure it out."

So begins life's curious prodding of a man, Guy West, towards the career he was meant for. This is a story of one of the all time greats, or maybe it's only a story of someone making a terrible mistake.

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Old 03-30-2011, 11:54 PM   #2
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Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Gym



Season 1 Preseason Outlook

The first months weren't what Professor, no, Coach, West expected. No time to learn the ropes, and no time to call other people to try and pick their brain. First, there was bouncing between gyms watching high schoolers duke it out for colleges' attention. NSU enters the season with three scholarships to give out. At least sitting down and talking to recruits is something West knows how to do. He's still struggling to figure everything else out.

Coaching Attributes
Guy West
OVR: C
Offense
C-
Defense
C-
Teaching
C-
Scouting
C-
Charisma
B+
Discipline
C-











What else is there to say? Coach West can talk a good talk. But it's going to take some time around basketball before some of his other skills, like teaching and discipline, begin to translate to the hardwood. For now, NSU has provided him with some assistants that can pick up where he's deficient.

2011 Season Preview
Using Raiderfan's 2011 Sliders

Norfolk State Starting Five
PG
Rob Hampton
6'4"
SR
65

A very speedy guy with an unreliable jumper
SG
Pendarvis Williams
6'6"
FR
60

Incredible dunker, but even Coach West outruns him
SF
Rodeny McCauley
6'5"
JR
56

Best passer on the team. Can't create own shot.
PF
Tim Zephyr
6'8"
JR
60

Specialized rebounder. Can*'t even hit a layup or dunk.
C
Kyle O'Quinn
6'10"
JR
73

Great post offense. Good mid-range shot. The total package.


Rob Hampton


Pendarvis Williams



Rodeny McCauley



Tim Zephyr



Kyle O'Quinn

Norfolk State Key Reserves
G
Alex Pauline
6'1"
SR
61

Very good shot. Horrible passer and ball handler.
F
Marcus Tamares
6'7"
JR
57

Mediocre all around. Okay defense. Okay close game.
G
Kris Brown
6'3"
SO
57

Decent shooter and distributor. Unfortunate name.


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sounds like its gonna be good. Are you gonna play or coach your games????
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Looking forward to it.
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2011 Season Outlook

First, in what is stunning news, Savannah State and North Carolina Central have left the MEAC. They have been replaced with Winston Salem State. The Rams had moved to the CIAA (Division 2) recently, but they're back in the fold and worse for wear as the preseason standings show.

Preseason MEAC Rankings
Morgan State
77
Hampton
73
MD-Eastern Shore
67
Coppin State
67
Howard
67
Norfolk State
67
Bethune-Cookman
67
SC State
66
NC A&T
65
Florida A & M
64
Delaware State
64
WSSU
59

MEAC 2011 Preseason Accolades

It's Kevin Thompson and Morgan State's Conference, we're just living in it.

Best Overall & Best Pro Prospect
Kevin Thompson, JR PF (78) Morgan State

Best Freshman
Justin Black, FR PG (68) Morgan State

Best Shooter
Dewayne Jackson, SO SF (77) Morgan State*

Best Playmaker
Larry Bastfield, JR PG (64) Morgan State

Best Defender
Danny Agbelese, JR PF (62) Hampton


* (from Bowie, MD. Bonus points if you know how to pronounce Bowie)



Norfolk State November Schedule

11/5: 2k Sports Hoops Classic B (vs #6 Memphis)
11/6: 2k Sports Hoops Classic B (TBA)
11/11: vs Robert Morris
11/13: at Longwood
11/21: vs UNC Greensboro (Spartan vs. Spartan!)
11/26: at Prairie View
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sounds like its gonna be good. Are you gonna play or coach your games????
Thanks for the positive feedback from both you and duece. Coming from a Football Manager 20XX background (see: http://loswonderkids.com/community/t...attarodag-red/), I tend to write dynasties a little differently. Instead of plodding game by game, I write after every few games. It lets me play the game more and get info to readers faster.

Thus, my philosophy can be broken down as: if it's an important game, I'll write about it. If it's an unimportant game but something important happens, I'll mention it. I won't play every game but my goal is to play most all of them. Unfortunatelly, I won't have all the screen grabbing tools that I had with FM, so I'll have to make do with tables and vivid descriptions.
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Bowie is pronounce Boowee... I used to go to Bowie Bay Sox games during the baseball season back when I lived in Maryland
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Bowie is pronounce Boowee... I used to go to Bowie Bay Sox games during the baseball season back when I lived in Maryland
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