When it rains it pours

Press-wise, it’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Hawaii men’s basketball team.

You had Norm Parrish departing for a small college back in Utah; Bryce Canda not getting into school; the release of a schedule criticized by some as lackluster; columnist Ferd Lewis pointing out the above a couple of times; and most recently, the coming to light of the broken jaws for Roderick Bobbitt and Drybe Enos in an off-court incident.

And, looming over everything, is the specter of the unresolved NCAA investigation that seemingly is being put off indefinitely.

The steady stream hasn’t been intentional on our end — we do what we can to report the news as it comes. Like the weather right now, it just happens that the rain is coming in bunches.

There will be many opportunities for coach Eran Ganot to turn the narrative around going into the 2015-16 season. He brought in a couple of guards to help defray the absence of Canda, he’ll hire a new coach, get a head start on next year’s schedule … and he’ll hope “Jawgate” is a freak occurrence that won’t be repeated.

Quietly, Ganot and his staff have kept at it in workouts with their guys, although Ganot was at the Big West coaches meetings on the mainland this week.

It hasn’t been an easy transition for the former Saint Mary’s/UH assistant, that much is true. But, you’ve got to figure the law of averages will kick some headlines in his favor sooner or later.


  1. Wonna September 4, 2015 6:34 am

    Thanks for not throwing your stone!

    Hope your law of average materialized soon.

    Need your accentuation of the positive for the entire season for this TEAM, who are deserving !?

    Wished your leadership start to gain momentum.

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