Saturday, October 31, 2009

Chris Murray on San Jose State

Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal checks in with his look at SJSU basketball last season and for 2009-2010. Keep in mind that nobody -- neither players, coaches nor media -- has seen any of the newcomers on each WAC team, nor the improvement of returnees, how well (or not) teams are playing together, et al. But it's still fun to read if nothing else than to get the basketball juices bubbling:

Snakebitten Spartans try to get proactive with injury bug
Chris Murray
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 30, 2009

San Jose State coach George Nessman has to be thrilled that he can finally bury the memory of last season.

It's not because the Spartans tied for sixth place in the league last season and failed to break the .500 mark for the seventh straight season.

It's because he finally has a healthy team.

Nessman watched last season as his best player, Adrian Oliver (knee, ankle), starting point guard, Justin Graham (wrist), and top post force, C.J. Webster (ankle), struggled with injuries all year.

"There's no question that was a major contributor to us (struggling last year)," Nessman said. "We couldn't get our team at practice, let alone games, and we had a hard time being cohesive."

So, Nessman and his staff took a proactive approach to fending off injuries this year...

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