Official Coaching Candidates Thread

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  1. Slippy

    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    Agreed.

    We need a better system of developing guys. Right now, there is a prevalent sense of having the players overcome obstacles in order to be great players. It's like the weeder course in college. If you can't hack it at the 101 level, we don't need you in our program. The thing with this is the 101 weeder course is pretty easy when the team sucks but impossible if its in championship mode. There was no way ANY of the 1000 SFs we drafted would beat out Tayshaun. There has to be a mechanism. The NBA doesn't have a farm system but it should. Just like advanced stats. It took a while but teams are adopting it with a fair amount of success.
    I don't think JD should be on the floor talking to the guys too much. He can bring in people to do that. He needs to have that blackberry on speaker phone in the conference room so he can deal Stuckey while eating a tub of popcorn and a colossal coke.
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    Its not that bad. I was hoping for Shaw but who knows if he would have been any better. Maybe Cheeks learned from his mistakes and is better now. Plus as someone else commented he worked under LB for some years.
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    What BillLaimbeer said.


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    GMs are not usually interested in undermining their hirelings - coaches, trainers, etc. By doing so GMs admit - their choices were bad. Also the main job for GMs is usually talent evaluation and legalese. Scouts make suggestioms but ist is up to GMs who to pick and who suits the best. Legalese - various contract issues but I suspect in this area usually owners show some activity.
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    As GM, you need to be able to trade guys without it being overly personal. Joe keeps his distance appropriately I think.
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    So was that deal that was supposed to be reached Thursday night been sign sealed and delivered yet?

    Just wonder if the thread should be re-titled "might be reached any time in the next few days"
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    Whoops. I was going to post about MCW and merged the Cheeks rumor into the coaching thread instead.

    :hoops:
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    Agree.
    I kinda side with Lionel Hollins on this.

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    I've watched the chain of command function appropriately, and also become completely abused during my working career.
    i agree with all the posters that JD's job doesn't include coaching players. I just envision a weekly chat with the coach's permission
    to just share insights with his guards. I would think his player credentials have earned him that.
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    waiting on the story to be reported by wigs before I buy in....
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    On a similar note, I don't find it surprising that there is no confirmed contract with Cheeks since the news has yet to be reiterated through the proper channels, i.e Wiggles.
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    I'm not at all opposed to the idea of Mo Cheeks winning a championship ring as the Pistons head coach.
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    Nothing in Forbes either.

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    Just to clarify, Wiggles doesn't "repeat" or "reiterate" news.
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    Who could even bother talking about the finals if the Mo Cheeks third times a charm deal is announced with the Pistons?
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    I just read in the Freep about Larry Brown's name being tossed around as a possibility for the Philly, Brooklyn or Clippers' gigs.

    Bring back lb4lb!
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    They'll announce it after the Finals.
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    Just in case Cheeks get cold feet, Jason Kidd indicates he's available:bs:.....Joe may as well interview Grant Hill if that's the case.

    The Nets will probably offer Kidd an assistance's job to sow his oats first.
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