Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by roscoe36, Feb 11, 2015.
Not in Canada!
You get an eh.
17th for SVG in the coach ranking sounds a bit low. I expected him to crack the top 10.
I barely follow the NBA at large and I am quite sure there are at least 10 coaches who have done an obviously better job. And I am a big SVG fan.
Ok, I misunderstood it more as a "who would you rather have as your coach" than "best coaching job 2014/15". In that case, I have no problem seeing more than 10 coaches over SVG but I would have the Atlanta guy at the top.
"We asked our ESPN Forecast panel to rate every team's coach. In particular, we asked the voters to rate each coach on his guidance and leadership in terms of how it affects overall on-court success, both in the short and long term."
Having the front office ranking go from #28 to #19 in one year says a lot about what people think about SVG (and Joe D).
I will get excited next year. But then, you never know who will blow out a joint or get arrested etc. I feel like Stan is the sort of manager we've needed. Someone unencumbered/uncorrupted by the ghost of Bill Davidson. Dumars became a parody of his reputation and for whatever reason, kept doubling down on what wasn't working.
With this definition I'd for sure have SVG top 10.
The ESPN Forecast panel is made up of over 200 basketball junkies, including a couple of guys from Piston Powered. NBA: ESPN Forecast panel - ESPN
I am pretty sure all rankings would be higher without jennings' injury. Still, if our recent surge is able to continue a while, Svg will have basically turned two very sub-.500 teams around in one season. He also seems to know how to get a lot out of his PGs
This is kind of a good point, but he will actually have turned THREE very sub-.500 teams into winners: 1) by cutting Smith and trading Mitchell for Tolliver they go from being a 5-23 team to a 12-3 one. 2) after Jennings' injury and a week to integrate Augustin/Dinwiddie into different roles, they go from an 0-4 squad to a 4-3 one. 3) by trading for Singler, Augustin, Jerebko and Datome for RJ and Tayshuan and taking a almost a month to a) convince RJ to attack the basket, b) convince Tayshaun to care, and c) to get Moose to hurt himself, they turn from a 2-10 team into a 5-1 one. This continues to be the craziest Pistons season of my lifetime, and if this trend continues, SVG not only deserves executive and coach of the year, but he should be given three of each trophy for his work this season.
Let's see..... 3rd from the bottom in FG%......... 25th in 3 point %........... 2nd from the bottom in FT %......... Don't see much progress in our shooting over last season. We're 12th out of 15 teams in our conference......... I guess we'll finish a couple of wins better than last season. I'm just glad that here in Billings....we get all the Piston games televised...because we've got the coach of the year.
How many games have you watched this year?
Record three point makes... but I'm guessing record attempts too.
Nice post. Here is another approach, that is rarely mentioned: administrations and leadership (especially in newly created positions) need time in gaining extra perceptions on what their environment contains. Certainly experience helps, but nothing replaces mixing zones of close emergence. SVG's team (as well as SVG himself) needed to experience the level of talent around them. It takes at least one year. That year is about over. There have been many more positives than negatives, and the latter have not left this club without future flexibility. Ownership has provided an exceptional base and now seems ready to expand. All it needs is justification for directions and thoughtful analysis on potential scenarios that may develop from possibilities. Talent is all-around, but much remains hidden. Always duplicate your Plan B. A little luck helps. This is going to be an exceptional summer.
SVG, in an interview before yesterday's game, said he needs to improve his coaching. He said just like KCP has to get better and Drummond has to get better, he himself has to get better. I like that about SVG. He is not afraid to call anyone out, including himself.
I don't know about you guys, but SVG's willingness to make changes if things aren't working makes me a lot more confident in the team than I have been in the last couple of years. I am pretty excited for the off-season for a handful of reasons: 1) What will SVG do with Monroe? 2) What will SVG do with Jackson? 3A) Will we get lucky in the lottery? 3B) What will SVG do in the draft? 4) What will SVG do in free agency? 5) How much will an entire off-season/training camp of SVG hand-picked players help?
Detroit Pistons' Stan Van Gundy admits even he must improve in off-season
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