TTP wrote:PhillyPhilly wrote:TTP wrote:
What specifically makes Ty Lue a good coach to you? Good coaches might win championships, but winning a championship is not sufficient to being a good coach.
Steve Kerr took over a team that won 51 games the year before and won 67 games by implementing a system that revolutionized the game on both ends for the rest of the NBA. He was smart enough to play one of his team's best players off the bench. He unlocked his players' talents with a heavy emphasis on pace and 3 point shooting to an extent that had never been seen before. On defense, he emphasized a heavy switching scheme and ran a lot of small ball lineups. The rest of the league took note and pretty much every team has copied that blueprint.
Steve Kerr is a great coach because he was adaptable and progressive - not simply because he won a championship.
As far as your argument for Lue, it seems to hinge a lot on the fact that he won a championship and that's not enough for me because it doesn't indicate his ability to succeed in a less fortunate situation. He wouldn't be coming into the same conditions here where he has one of the greatest players of all time and could let him do his thing. It's also just pretty damning that the Cavs got rid of Lue just six games after LeBron left.
I'm not sure what "knowing the East inside out" means when it's been like a year and a half since Lue has coached in the East and the league changes rapidly. The competitive landscape in the East is nothing like it was when Lue was coaching. Our team has gone through like 3 different iterations since then. The Raptors, Celtics, and Heat are completely different teams. Jason Kidd was coaching the Bucks during Lue's last full season in Cleveland, and the Bucks played completely differently then.
Point to me some specifics about what Ty Lue did well and how that could translate to success here. What does he do better than Brown and other coaches?
All Kerr did was copy what he learned playing under Jackson and used it at Golden State. MARC JACKSON did all the hard work and he merely finished the job. Now all the stars have gone what has Kerr done? Same thing with Eric In Miami...he had stars and won championships but what has he done since then? Ty Lue went to three or four finals and had to deal with emotional guys like Lebron and Kyrie...had to deal with the roster changing every five minutes and an owner who sacked his gm etc. The team he last took to the finals were NOT as talented as our Sixers, Toronto or Boston and yet they still made it through.
Can you name a better candidate?
Yikes at the bolded. I don't think it's possible for us to have an intelligent debate if you believe that.
I asked if you could provide me with some specifics about what Ty Lue did well and how that could translate here, because that's literally the only question that matters when deciding on a new coach, but you don't seem to be able to do that. I mean, Brett Brown's arguably best trait is that he's great at managing player morale, so Ty Lue is just going to come in here and do it better?
KEVIN LOVE ON TY LUE!!..
“I love Ty Lue ... Definitely if he’s not their first pick, he should be right there at the top, because he’s an unbelievable X’s and O’s guy. A players’ coach, a guy that’s very approachable that you can talk to, and I think with the personnel that they have he would be great. As well as already feeling familiar and being familiar with LeBron, and not only having that friendship but being able to coach LeBron and get in his ear because Ty really knows the game, and he’s been around the game, been around Jordan. He’s been around those great Lakers teams (with) Shaq and Kobe. Been around Phil, been around Doc, a lot of great basketball minds. So I think the more time that Ty Lue has as a head coach, he’s only going to get better. He would be a great decision.”
Ty is a young coach with championship experience....so he's done exactly what we're all dreaming of. Does he have faults? Yes...but so does every single coach in the game. Kerr is hailed as some "great" coach whilst having three of the greatest shooters on his team the game has ever seen...Jackson is hailed as a great coach despite having Jordan, Pippen, Shaq, Kobe etc to work with...Riley is hailed as a great coach and he had Magic etc etc. Pop has even had Duncan aswell...so I'm not gonna sit here and downplay Ty just because he had Lebron!!..it's simply not fair. The guy is only 42 years and with so much experience under his belt, will only get better imo.