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Technical Tidbits 3/19: Pastner Still Coaching

No sports, no problem thanks to throwback videos; and other Tech sporting news.

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at Clemson Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Well, as this article proves, coronavirus might take the basketball away from the coach, but it can’t take the coach away from basketball. That seems to be the case for Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner. As many people have to deal with the sporting world coming to a halt, and the idea of being isolated at home, keeping active with a pick-up game of backyard basketball is certainly one way to make things feel a little more normal. The feature image of the article shows Pastner displaying what appears to be proper passing technique. The social distancing technique is not too bad either.

Without much live sports to watch, the next best thing to do is to watch some tape. In this SI article, the focus is on Tech’s men’s basketball team’s upset victory over fifth ranked Louisville this past season. It’s hard to believe it was a little over a month ago when that happened. That game seemed to give the Yellow Jackets the push they needed to finish the season above .500 in the ACC.

Here’s some more video, except instead of basketball it’s from the football season. The particular game was Tech’s 14-10 win over the University of South Florida. That definitely was one of the more memorable games of the season.

This article was a good read and provides a pretty good summary of the Yellow Jackets’ 2019-20 basketball season. Here’s a few interesting highlights from the article:

  • Tech finished first in the ACC in 3-point defensive percentage (.285)
  • All but one start will be returning next season
  • Tech is looking forward to a solid recruiting class coming in

The loss of Jose Alvarado definitely had an impact on Tech’s season. Hopefully with some new recruits and everyone staying healthy, the Yellow Jackets can bounce back next season and improve on their strong finish.