Official Coaching Candidates Thread

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by blueadams, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. raxrets

    raxrets Team Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    tartu
    Not "should" but who was available for targeting: Pistons is not PO team and therefore for high caliber coaches not worth a shot.
    coynejeremy likes this.
  2. MARK MADSEN!

    MARK MADSEN! First Round Draft Pick

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    36
    Gender:
    Male
    LOL

    The comments in this thread are a home run too.
  3. S.J.

    S.J. All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,066
    Likes Received:
    333
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Argentina
    Well.. If it is like that and Mo Cheeks is the new Coach and all the things that reporters are saying is that he is a good developer of Point guards... I sincerily hope that we draft Michael Carter Williams.. and see who can do it better, if Knight or MCW...

    And trade Stuckey, for the love of god...
  4. coynejeremy

    coynejeremy All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    6,102
    Likes Received:
    979
    Location:
    Georgetown, KY
    I think Mo Cheeks is all that and a bag of chips. Or at least a bag of chips.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ernie the Slow Adult

    Ernie the Slow Adult All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
  6. Ernie the Slow Adult

    Ernie the Slow Adult All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    I might be OK with this hiring if I had any faith in the Pistons organization. It's like Low said though, you instinctively root against whoever emerges or is favored.

    Mo Cheeks started Sheed at the 3 in Portland so he could also play Randolph. It at least offers some hope that he is not afraid to step outside the norm if it was best for the team.
    linwood likes this.
  7. Nemo

    Nemo The Great Predictor Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,793
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lake Elmo
    Anybody who has an above .500 career record would do for starters.
    Anybody who has the players 'goin to work" instead of the fans going to sleep.
    Hire somebody out of your comfort zone...A Bill Laimbeer coach who could surprise at the NBA level.
    Why hire a coach who understands point guards when YOU were an exceptional guard yourself.
    Take a chance and hire a coach who has strengths to complement your weaknesses as a GM.
    BallDon'tLie likes this.
  8. Winless Wonders

    Winless Wonders Starter Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,772
    Likes Received:
    79
    As much as I like Laimbeer the truth is he would stink as an NBA coach. He is old school. Maybe 10 years he would have worked, but today's NBA is a bunch of whinny self absorbed ego manics. Laimbeer would not last the whole season before a player mutanny takes place.
  9. linwood

    linwood All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Messages:
    4,368
    Likes Received:
    1,353
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I don't know that I agree with this. Modern NBA players have to be just as dedicated, just as professional, and just as successful as they always have. Laimbeer has had success at the pro level, and almost all (excluding Charlie Villanueva and Ben Gordon) players are looking for that same success.
    Nemo likes this.
  10. detteam

    detteam All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    5,337
    Likes Received:
    318
    Location:
    Troy
    Mo Cheeks. Players coach.

    Really, Phil? That's all you could offer up...?

    Forget what I said about putting your grandkids in my will.


    Signed,
    Tom Gores
    -2014
    Nemo likes this.
  11. Woody

    Woody All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    353
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Bloomington, IL
    Takes one to ....
  12. pass99

    pass99 All-Star Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2006
    Messages:
    2,684
    Likes Received:
    324
    A perceptive article that lays bare a small recognition that the due process of organization propaganda, continually hides itself behind secrecy. It calls out the lack of leadership at the administrative level.
    In a sense, they are all, but, sleeping men:

    This coaching hire surely is Dumars’ last as general manager, however, so he has no choice but to back him or be gone when he goes. And if I’m Cheeks, I’d ask Dumars to do it loudly enough — and by that I mean publicly enough — so that the players can hear it.

    I was awakened by a hammer blow on the rail, and a blow on the rails also marked the end of the day. After supper, I would immediately lie down on my bunk without undressing and, naturally, fall asleep. I perceived the tent in which I lived as if through a fog; people moved back and forth, loud swearing could be heard, there were fights interrupted by sudden silence before a dangerous blow. Fights died down quickly of their own accord. No one held anyone back, no one separated anyone. The motor of aggression simply died out, and there ensued the cold silence of night with a pale tall sky peering through the holes of the canvas, and all around were groans, snoring, wheezing, coughing, and the mindless swearing of sleeping men.

    Varlam Shalamov, Kolyma Tales
  13. detteam

    detteam All-Star

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    5,337
    Likes Received:
    318
    Location:
    Troy
    Farting. Shalamov forgot the farting.
    BallDon'tLie likes this.
  14. McQuack

    McQuack Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Where am I?
    That's not a bad ideá at all. Drafting MCW would also allow us to play Knight in the starting line up (SG on offense, PG on defense and vice versa for MCW)
  15. webz

    webz All-Star Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,346
    Likes Received:
    621
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    The reason he didn't make it out of the first round was due to the Pistons. That's a good thing!

    He actually got the post AI sixers to the playoffs with a young team. Was a good effort. He got fired early the next season due to a slow start. But that team didn't have much talent.
  16. tnt1960

    tnt1960 Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    May 25, 2013
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    34
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Macomb, Michigan
    What about George Karl, now that he's available?
  17. McQuack

    McQuack Bench Warmer

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Where am I?
    I don't think anyone here would say no. Karl on the other hand..
    Nemo likes this.
  18. coynejeremy

    coynejeremy All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    6,102
    Likes Received:
    979
    Location:
    Georgetown, KY
    I don't think Joe's skills as a player translate into the development of our players very much if at all.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Nemo

    Nemo The Great Predictor Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2006
    Messages:
    11,793
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lake Elmo

    I know...isn't that sad. We all talk about certain players being selected to be mentors to our young and we cannot include his name on that list.
  20. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Messages:
    14,768
    Likes Received:
    2,864
    Location:
    Michigan
    It's a good thought, but how many NBA GMs are down on the floor mentoring the young guys? That is not their job.
    Slippy and S.J. like this.

Share This Page