Brownell hopes new hoops facilities will bring energy to Clemson program


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Brownell hopes the new facilities will energize his program

CLEMSON – Clemson head coach Brad BrownellBrad Brownell
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understands the fans’ frustrations with the recently-completed season, but he hopes new facilities and better recruiting will create the same kind of buzz around the basketball program that the football program currently enjoys.

Brownell spoke to the media Tuesday afternoon in Littlejohn Coliseum, and he said that the plans to replace Littlejohn Coliseum will pay off in the long run even if they don’t mean that much on the current recruiting trail.

“I think it will. It's not something that is wowing guys right now when we show them a photograph,” Brownell said. “But I do think it will mean more and guys will understand it more when guys come to Clemson and we aren't here. If they want to watch us play they are going to have to go to Greenville. They are going to see digging and new things going up and I think that will create some excitement. I also think you have to create some excitement within your program.”

Brownell pointed to the football program’s new amenities as something he wants to see for Clemson basketball, and he said he thinks the school’s commitment to basketball will help energize his players.

“That is one of the things you notice with football - it's 'what can we do to be better and what can we help them do to be better?' I think there's an excitement level and there is a feeling in football like, 'we are making positive change.' They see the new locker rooms and they see the new dining hall and see a new recruiting center,” Brownell said. “They see all these things that happen. Every year they come back and there's something different and new for them. Well, there hasn't been anything new for me. More than me, there hasn't been anything new for my players.

“And pretty soon and after a while that is hard on your players. That is what is going to be exciting about it - the guys on the team will feel good about being Clemson basketball players and really good about 'hey we want to be really good at basketball here.' We are spending $62 million and I think it's going to be great and I think it's going to be a fantastic arena and environment for fans. They are going to do as much as they can to make it fan-friendly and make it to where the people who come to the games enjoy the experience. Certainly new locker rooms, practice facility, weight rooms and training rooms - all those things are things that are necessary. We have OK facilities now, but to be on par with the teams that people want us to be we have to improve and I think that's going to really help.”

Clemson didn’t received a bid from the NIT this past Sunday and finished with a 16-15 record after being eliminated by Florida State, 76-73, in their first game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament last week.

Clemson had an RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) of 106 and went 2-7 against teams in the Top 50 of the RPI, but had six losses against teams with an RPI of 101 or higher. Part of the team’s downfall was a 2-7 finish that sealed its fate.

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New Story: Brownell hopes new hoops facilities will bring energy to Clemson program
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Re: New Story: Brownell hopes new hoops facilities will bring energy to Clemson program
awoffordterrier®
Anyone excited about the new arena?
tigercat650
Re: Anyone excited about the new arena?
footballmanager
Yep. ^^^^^^ This ^^^^^^***
WolfMan2
You're right. If the admin was committed they would have
Bashful Baron
Re: Anyone excited about the new arena?
allorangeallthetime52®
Exactly! It's amazing how people
Judge Keller
Re: Anyone excited about the new arena?
70tig
Re: Anyone excited about the new arena?
jerseytiger1980
Re: Anyone excited about the new arena?
Litefoot®
So actually having player amenities,
striperfan
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Oconee Tiger
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Tigerbalm1®
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ConfederateTigerFan
What they do re: facilities matters a great deal ...
apextiger®
would it have taken a miracle to beat some of the second ...
wewillROCKyou
We lost to some teams we should have beaten, but we also
apextiger®
Re: We lost to some teams we should have beaten, but we also
Felix2®
Once again ... new facilities are not for Brownell, they are
apextiger®
Re: New Story: Brownell hopes new hoops facilities will bring energy to Clemson program
clemtiger117®
You don't think recruiting to crappy facilities is an issue?
Judge Keller
So Gardner-Webb has better facilities than us?
Hi Cotton Tiger®
We beat Syracuse, so evidently we can compete with them.
apextiger®
Exactly! If you're going talk about the bad losses
El Tigre 1
Brownell is a good coach. The fact is Clemson has always
WolfMan2
Re: Brownell is a good coach. The fact is Clemson has always
widhorse
Re: New Story: Brownell hopes new hoops facilities will bring energy to Clemson program
Columbiabill
Re: New Story: Brownell hopes new hoops facilities will bring energy to Clemson program
Exiled2
HOPE is not a strategy!
clemzn1981
So do I. Brownlee gets it, and he's right, new facilities
Smiling Tiger®
Is that you Tommy?***
RC Tiger®
Re: New Story: Brownell hopes new hoops facilities will bring energy to Clemson program
74TIGER
He needs to bring the energy to the Clemson program. He
Clemson81to85
Old Clemson coaches in NCAA
cynicaltiger®
Re: New Story: Brownell hopes new hoops facilities will bring energy to Clemson program
mkuwonder
News Update; Brad can't recruit....
sbdy
Re: News Update; Brad can't recruit....
Felix2®
Re: News Update; Brad can't recruit....
Mooka
NEVER?!? Not with that attitude, we won't.
Judge Keller
Re: News Update; Brad can't recruit....
cynicaltiger®
You need to go back to following football recruiting
Cobbox
Re: News Update; Brad can't recruit....
clemtiger117®
The double standard is laughable.
Judge Keller
Re: The double standard is laughable.
Felix2®
There is absolutely a double standard.
Judge Keller
Football gets a blank check, basketball gets a piggy bank
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: Football gets a blank check, basketball gets a piggy bank
Wytiger
OhWiseOne hopes a new approach to offense will bring energy
OhWiseOne®
How about let's improve from 289th in offense***
twentytwofifteen
Agree but Jack's had many new park upgrades but still losing
lightbulbbill®
How about just WIN, winning creates all the energy you need***
AllTimeClemson
marlborocountycoot = tigerfanjack = alltimeClemson
clemson80tiger
Energy is the coaches job. If he's relying on an arena for
Clemson13
Re: Energy is the coaches job. If he's relying on an arena for
clemtiger117®
Dabo had energy and a plan. He'd have succeeded regardless.***
Clemson13
So why does Dabo talk about how important facilities are?
striperfan
So why is Dabo asking for a football only facility?
IPTAY FAMILY
Re: So why is Dabo asking for a football only facility?
imacutiger12
Brownell should've chose his words better
Hi Cotton Tiger®
Im excited
etangeman

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