thebuzzardman wrote: Zenzibar wrote:
he's just re-assembling his CHI/MIN staff's + Woodson and/or Miller; this was widely expected
The diversity is insane. Some of the best minds in the game have been assembled under our roof. Hearing Rockets top advance scout may be coming. That's 1 from Thunder, Rockets and Utah top teams in the West.
I want the Knicks to assemble as much coaching talent as possible.
Also, I know Thibs is a good coach by himself, but lots of coaches seem to have a guy integral to their success. I mean, Hornacek was supposed to be ok, as long as you got his good defensive assistant. Kenny is good, but better with Fleming, and so on.
As long as the Knicks did their homework and Thibs is able to bring the 2,3,4 guys
that actually make a difference, like this Houston advance scout, I'll be good. Knicks have always f*cked this up in the past.
THEN bring in additional development guys as well.
And analytics guys.
Thibs won't be burdened with recruiting, he's only giving his feelings and thoughts, Rose and team are picking the candidates.
For example:New Knicks Scout Alex Kline, 26, Brings Relationships With, And Intel On, NBA And College Players
SportsMoneyNew Knicks scout Alex Kline brings a wealth of relationships with NBA players.
Alex Kline ALEX KLINE
Rob Kennedy is a lifelong Knicks fan.
In recent years, he’s been a frustrated Knicks fan. Like so many others.
The Knicks, after all, haven’t made the playoffs in seven years — and missed them again this year.
But Kennedy, the longtime President of the New Jersey-based Hoop Group, thinks the move the Knicks made in hiring Alex Kline, 26, as a scout will pay dividends down the line.
“Here’s what I think he does for the Knicks: Alex has really good relationships with a lot of people and he’s very well-liked but he’s got some real deep relationships with people — with certain players but also with AAU coaches, college coaches, so Alex is a relationship-builder,” Kennedy said Friday by phone.
“And in any business, and especially in the NBA and in free agency, his ability to tap into those relationships that are deep, I think gives them an opportunity hopefully to have a leg up on some people.”