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The Wizards tenure of Scott Brooks

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Re: The Wizards tenure of Scott Brooks 

Post#81 » by SUPERBALLMAN » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:31 am

NatP4 wrote:I think Jay Wright from Villanova would be a home run hire if we go the college route. Just look at this list of quality NBA players that he has recruited and coached in recent years:

Jalen Brunson (5 star, 22 national)
Donte DiVencenzo (4 star, 124 national)
Josh Hart (4 star, 79 national)
Mikal Bridges (4 star, 81 national)

So you know he can evaluate talent. That’s 3 quality NBA players not even ranked in the top 75 nationally.

Arcidiacono, Bey, and Spellman are honorable mentions.

In his last 7 seasons, Villanova has lost a grand total of 38 games out of 253. 2 NCAA championships 4 conference championships and made the tournament all 7 seasons. They only signed five total 5 star recruits over that period. Hard to believe.



Wright is definitely intriguing, here's a good article about the Knicks interest in him...


https://forbes.com/sites/adamzagoria/2020/02/17/the-knicks-have-strong-interest-in-villanova-coach-jay-wright-sources/?sh=2935450a6437r
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Re: The Wizards tenure of Scott Brooks 

Post#82 » by NatP4 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:50 am

Here is one of my favorite interviews of Wright:

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Post#83 » by NatP4 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:01 am

Couple more videos about Jay Wright’s style of play:



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Post#84 » by NatP4 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:49 pm

Grain of salt, no clue on the source.


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Post#85 » by Frichuela » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:57 pm

And there is also this...not sure how legit

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Post#86 » by NatP4 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:15 pm

Here’s the actual article in which Kevin O’Connor states that league sources indicate that Brooks is on the hot seat.

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Post#88 » by queridiculo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:34 pm

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:lol: faith based on what exactly?
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Post#89 » by Frichuela » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:09 pm

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:lol: faith based on what exactly?

Proof that the front office is loaded with idiots... :lol:
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Post#90 » by JonFromVA » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:42 pm

The easiest way to improve the Wizards defense is to fire Mike Longabardi, which is not to say that the coach who added him to his staff, and the GM that permitted it don't hold responsibility (except when the goal is to tank).
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Post#92 » by nate33 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:07 pm

JonFromVA wrote:The easiest way to improve the Wizards defense is to fire Mike Longabardi, which is not to say that the coach who added him to his staff, and the GM that permitted it don't hold responsibility (except when the goal is to tank).


It really is remarkable. In their final two seasons with Longabardi as defensive coach, the Cavs finished 29th and 30th in the league defensively. Why would anyone possibly think he is the man for the job? What organization hires the coach of the last ranked defense to be the defensive coordinator? After he left, the Cavs rose to 29th and then up to 1st this year.

The Wizards had the 15th and then 28th ranked defense in their final 2 seasons prior to Longabardi's arrival. After hiring him, they finished 30th last year and are currently 27th this year (and plummeting).
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Post#93 » by JonFromVA » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:17 pm

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JonFromVA wrote:The easiest way to improve the Wizards defense is to fire Mike Longabardi, which is not to say that the coach who added him to his staff, and the GM that permitted it don't hold responsibility (except when the goal is to tank).


It really is remarkable. In their final two seasons with Longabardi as defensive coach, the Cavs finished 29th and 30th in the league defensively. Why would anyone possibly think he is the man for the job? What organization hires the coach of the last ranked defense to be the defensive coordinator. After he left, they rose to 29th and then up to 1st this year.

The Wizards has the 15th and then 28th ranked defense in their final 2 seasons prior to Longabardi's arrival. After hiring him, they finished 30th last year and are currently 27th this year (and plummeting).


The Suns had a bottom ranked defense when they had him as well - they fired him, and Ty Lue added to the Cavs staff when he was promoted from lead defensive assistant to head coach.

All I can figure is he must talk a good game, and on paper everyone must love his D; but the players can't execute it and he seems unable to adapt it.
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Post#94 » by queridiculo » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:21 pm

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JonFromVA wrote:The easiest way to improve the Wizards defense is to fire Mike Longabardi, which is not to say that the coach who added him to his staff, and the GM that permitted it don't hold responsibility (except when the goal is to tank).


It really is remarkable. In their final two seasons with Longabardi as defensive coach, the Cavs finished 29th and 30th in the league defensively. Why would anyone possibly think he is the man for the job? What organization hires the coach of the last ranked defense to be the defensive coordinator. After he left, they rose to 29th and then up to 1st this year.

The Wizards has the 15th and then 28th ranked defense in their final 2 seasons prior to Longabardi's arrival. After hiring him, they finished 30th last year and are currently 27th this year (and plummeting).


The Suns had a bottom ranked defense when they had him as well - they fired him, and Ty Lue added to the Cavs staff when he was promoted from lead defensive assistant to head coach.

All I can figure is he must talk a good game, and on paper everyone must love his D; but the players can't execute it and he seems unable to adapt it.


Quite fascinating how Longabardi build a career on the reputation of being a defensive mastermind learning the Van Gundy's strong side defense in Houston and inheriting a bunch of hall of famers playing the same stuff under Thibodeau in Boston.

The three point revolution and in particular the weakside corner three has killed this defensive approach years ago, and unsurprisingly Longabardi has been a disappointment wherever he's turned up.
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Re: The Wizards tenure of Scott Brooks 

Post#95 » by JonFromVA » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:38 pm

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It really is remarkable. In their final two seasons with Longabardi as defensive coach, the Cavs finished 29th and 30th in the league defensively. Why would anyone possibly think he is the man for the job? What organization hires the coach of the last ranked defense to be the defensive coordinator. After he left, they rose to 29th and then up to 1st this year.

The Wizards has the 15th and then 28th ranked defense in their final 2 seasons prior to Longabardi's arrival. After hiring him, they finished 30th last year and are currently 27th this year (and plummeting).


The Suns had a bottom ranked defense when they had him as well - they fired him, and Ty Lue added to the Cavs staff when he was promoted from lead defensive assistant to head coach.

All I can figure is he must talk a good game, and on paper everyone must love his D; but the players can't execute it and he seems unable to adapt it.


Quite fascinating how Longabardi build a career on the reputation of being a defensive mastermind learning the Van Gundy's strong side defense in Houston and inheriting a bunch of hall of famers playing the same stuff under Thibodeau in Boston.

The three point revolution and in particular the weakside corner three has killed this defensive approach years ago, and unsurprisingly Longabardi has been a disappointment wherever he's turned up.


I haven't been watching the Wizards, but does any of this sound familiar?

What stuck out to me Longo was coaching in Cleveland, is that his P&R coverage was supposed to be a combination of coverages depending what type of P&R was being run and where it was happening on the court. They might ICE in one case, stay back in another, show hard, force baseline, or trap and the players were supposed to communicate this to each other on the fly. Instead, any team with enough patience just passed the ball until the Cavs got confused and gave up an open layup or shot.

Eventually Ty Lue would step-in, simplify the scheme and then at least the complete breakdowns stopped happening.

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