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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sad State of Affairs

It's hard to watch what is the painful downfall of one of the greatest prep-hoop dynasties the state of Michigan ever saw.
To say former national high school cage power Birmingham Detroit Country Day is a shadow of its former self on the boys hardwood would be the understatement of the New Millennium.
The cavernous drop-off in the program once led by the OC ZEN MASTER himself, Kurt Keener (departed for Arizona in 2013 after taking the 'Jackets to 9 state titles in three and a half decades on the bench while mentoring tons of Division I college players on and off the court), happened lightning quick and isn't at all the fault of Keener's successor Mark Bray.
This was an untenable situation. However, Bray is out in front taking the brunt of this cataclysmic storm, as we've witnessed a team who just two years ago could go toe-to-toe with literally any club in the country and just yesterday got completely dismantled and embarrassed in a 30-point blowout loss to a very average Orchard Lake St. Mary's squad.
DCD will finish below the .500 mark for the first time since I can remember this winter and tragically I am of the opinion that this is what the school itself wanted and why Keener is no longer there. They resented being known as a "basketball school" and want to be known as an elite academic school - why it can't be both, like it had been since the 1980s, I'm not quite sure.
 

2 Comments:

Blogger david feldman said...

Will the same thing happen to girls program when Coach Orlando leaves?

February 19, 2015 at 8:53 AM 
Blogger david feldman said...

Will the same thing happen to girls program when Coach Orlando leaves?

February 19, 2015 at 8:53 AM 

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