Is it just outlived it's time, or is straight up man to man defense a thing of the past?
I was just thinking, and other posters have mentioned it too, at times, that our rebounding problems are a result of being out of position, and not knowing WHO to box out, leading to offensive boards and easy hoops for the opposition. Wouldn't going back to straight man to man D alleviate that? We've supposedly got some really strong defenders on our squad, in addition to AB when he gets back! Or is all the constant switching on every ball exchange, and blitzing the PG's by our big men necessary!? I think it's causing more problems than its worth!
When TThibs, the defensive guru was here, it was fine, but with LFrank and now Longabardi, our D is just a shell of itself!!
I say go back to basics. Play man to man, and mix it up with zone on occasion. Know who you are supposed to be boxing out. Keep a couple guys back to stop breaks and get some offensive boards, and maybe this group can still work!