Scoot McGroot wrote:My concern is he basically coaches the nba like Nate McMillan. He coached his style and old school system and this year was basically saved with the re emergence of Chris Paul, a classic old school PG. Basically, he was Nate with the idea that the players should “just figure it out”.
Now, he’s probably better than Nate, but I just don’t know if we want to fire Nate and then hire essentially the same type of coach, but just a little better. Generally teams flip and hire the opposite of what they fired.
But, with only the one rumored interview so far, we have no idea what they’re looking for.
I totally agree that he is a notch above McMillan. Honestly, in my personal list, there are only quite a few that I consider to be "better" choices than Nate.
I like Donovan because OKC always seem to do better in the playoffs. They lose in the playoffs everytime but they were always the darkhorse. I don't think he is as conservative as Nate is, and I would agree that he somehow let the players do their thing. I am impressed with how they saw the potential in Bazley and Dort (though Dort has the making of an NBA player even in college).
And one more reason I like him better than Atkinson is his connection with Domas and Vic, two of our core players. Maybe he can help Vic regain his all-star status?
If ever he gets the job, I hope he retains Dan Burke as an assistant.