Jerry Sloan: Genius or Idiot?

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by BillLaimbeer, Sep 4, 2006.

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Jerry Sloan is a _____.

  1. Genius

    54.5%
  2. Idiot

    45.5%
  1. MotownPride

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    Jazz get a pass because they went up against Michael Jordan in the finals two years.
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    I vote genius, though both options are too extreme. Does he have GM powers there? If so, he's obviously done some stupid things. Chris Paul was just a monumental error, and an obvious one.

    As a coach, I like that Sloan coaches good fundamentals and makes the other team beat him. I don't think he deserves criticism for not getting a ring. You've got to be both lucky AND good, and Sloan's been unlucky -- both that he coached in an era Jordan dominated, and that his best player was a monumental Finals choker. LB, Jackson and Riley are the A list, and Sloan is pretty high on the B list.
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    He is neither IMO, but i will say i think he is a pretty good coach. Seems to have the discipline and likes hard workers, fundamentals (non-flashy players --> see arroyo case).
    those jazz teams had stockton, malone, hornacek and role players. they did pretty well without a semi-decent centre (ostertag, foster, spencer, etc). he is no genius and i don't know enough about his personality, but i would probably prefer him to say flip.
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    Mo. I was only given the choice of genius or idiot. I don't think Sloan is a genius.
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    Over half of the respondents say Sloan is a genius even though he can't get it done in the playoffs. Does this mean there is still a chance that Flip Saunders is not an idiot?
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    Don't jump to conclusions Bill!
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