NippySudz wrote:MartinToVaught wrote:I've been saying for years that the Clippers should look to Europe for the next coach. Someone like Jasikevicius, Obradovic, Itoudis, Pablo Laso, etc. Europe has been producing incredible basketball talent for a while now and one of the biggest reasons why is the coaching/systems they get to develop with. I think it's silly to dismiss an entire continent full of coaches just because Blatt didn't do well in Cleveland.
It would be a bold move, I'm sure it's an unpopular opinion, but conventional coaching hires have rarely worked out for the Clippers, so we should try something different.
we're in win now mode. You think a european coach can win it all next year? Someone with no prior experience in the nba at any level? That's a bold ask. You might be right but its super bold. Also, if the front offices are shrugging off the hiring european talent, the players might. You need a guy that the locker room can respect and can manage personalities.
Nurse, Stevens and Spo are all a huge refutation of the "prior NBA experience" argument. I'd much rather have a supposedly "inexperienced" coach who brings something new to the table than another uninspiring retread who was fired from their previous jobs for a reason.
Don't forget, Pat played in Europe. He could vouch for some of those guys, just like he did for Milos when we signed him.