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Coaching Poll

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Who do you want as coach?

Fizdale
2
5%
Stackhouse
5
11%
Messina
26
59%
Silas
0
No votes
Larranaga
0
No votes
Blatt
2
5%
Hornacek
1
2%
Budenholzer
0
No votes
Monty W.
1
2%
Udoka
7
16%
 
Total votes: 44

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Coaching Poll 

Post#1 » by fatlever » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:29 pm

Who do you want?
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Post#2 » by MPM » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:07 pm

Messina
Fizdale
Vogel/Stack

Think Vogel got screwed a bit. Funny piece: https://deadspin.com/innocent-basketball-coach-released-from-purgatory-1825204986
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Post#3 » by yosemiteben » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 pm

I'm all in on Messina.
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Post#4 » by fatlever » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:21 pm

i think im currently:
messina
stack
blatt
fiz

w/ monty as wildcard

m. jackson at bottom by a mile
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Post#5 » by JDR720 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:25 pm

Yes:

Mennisa
Blatt

Maybe:

Stack (how good/bad is he?)
Fiz (Personality problems?)
Hornacek


Probably No:
Vogel
Monty

No:
Jackson
Silas
Brown
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Post#6 » by geraldwallace » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:45 pm

1. Fiz
2. Mennisa
3. Stack
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Post#7 » by Bassman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:19 pm

I vote Messina, just because of the experience and pedigree. But, we know NOTHING about these guys.

I am a senior Manager over profit centers, and have to pick people and talent regularly. I coach managers and sales people. Believe me, a lot of deep dive goes into selecting a head coach, in the NBA or in business. But much of the decision is also based on fit with the owner, GM, etc. Messina may be a great fit, or he could turn off MJ relative to any number of things.

The candidate field also influences decisions. I never hire anyone I wouldn’t hire, but I’ve taken some on that I knew needed extra help.

Messina seems to have all the right stuff, but at 57, he has yet to get an NBA head coaching job despite previous interviews (including for the Lakers job a couple years ago). Stackhouse may be the sleeper favorite here. If he proved he had coaching chops in G league, he may also have shown his ability to relate to players. That is a valuable commodity.
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Re: Coaching Poll 

Post#8 » by BizGilwalker » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:19 pm

1) Messina

2) Stackhouse

3) Vogel

would be cool with Fizdale or Blatt too
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Post#9 » by geraldwallace » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:22 pm

After reading about Messina im team Messina
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Post#10 » by catch20two » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:17 am

Messina
Blatt
M. Brown
Monty W.
Stackhouse

Messina is my clear cut favorite because he’s been under Popovich over the past few years and he has a lot of experience.

I like Blatt. I feel like he could be a great coach. He just got a raw deal with LeBron the same way every other coach that has coached LeBron.

Mike Brown like Blatt had to deal with the LeBron conundrum. Brown was able to get LeBron teams with scarce talent to play at extremely high level multiple seasons. He also coached the last Lakers team that went to the playoffs before getting fired the next season after 4 games.

Not really interested in Monty but I wouldn’t be mad. He coached a young Anthony Davis team to the playoffs that was competitive without much talent besides Davis. Then the team took years to get back on track despite adding more talent the next few years after he was fired. I don’t think he should’ve been fired but he had a lot going on with his wife passing around that time.

Stackhouse is a intriguing case. He might be a great coach. He might be a horrible coach. He might just be average. I don’t know which way to lean because I never heard him discuss the game of basketball. Let’s just hope he’s no Tracy McGrady because TMac would make for the worst coach or front office person based on his analysis of the game on ESPN’s The Jump.
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Re: Coaching Poll 

Post#11 » by fatlever » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:54 am

messina in a blowout
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Post#12 » by hotrod » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:04 am

I like Messina.
Read Stackhouse is good with D. Models himself after Thibodeau. No thanks.
Haven’t done homework on other guys yet. But from what I ready know, Messina my pick.
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Post#13 » by 316Hornets » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:07 am

Stackhouse
Jackson
Silas
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Post#14 » by LofJ » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:43 am

I hope they offer Messina the job by Friday and hopefully he accepts.
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Post#15 » by yosemiteben » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:46 am

LofJ wrote:I hope they offer Messina the job by Friday and hopefully he accepts.

Yeah I was a little bummed to see the Stackhouse news, not because I think he'd be a bad hire but because I was hoping Messina would be a quick hire.
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Post#16 » by JDR720 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:13 am

Is Stackhosue even good? All i can tell is he has won 2 championships with the Raps gleague team. That isn't impressive, he has been coaching for like 3 total years or something.

I cant help but think "Jason Kidd 2.0". A recently retied player with little to no coaching experience becoming an NBA HC.
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Post#17 » by 316Hornets » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:07 am

Stackhouse is cheap option for us while we tank. With MJ already having to pay Cliff this year, doubt he wants to dig in much more.
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Post#18 » by Braggins » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:45 am

Poll results confirm it will be Stackhouse or Fizdale and that it definitely wont be Messina.
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Post#19 » by BeesWax » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:14 am

I like Stack mostly because I want a rebuild and I think he fits that better than anyone else. If we are going to try to stay mediocre but with a better coach for the next few years I think Messina is a great option.
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Post#20 » by countryboi » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50 am

Messina
Messina
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If we hire anyone other than Messina, Im going to disppointed I think Stackhouse would be decent also but I really dont want to hear the UNC connection thing over and over and over.
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