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Not Van Damme: The James Borrego Thread

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Not Van Damme: The James Borrego Thread 

Post#1 » by BlackOutBuzz » Tue May 8, 2018 4:51 pm

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Post#2 » by _tijo_ » Tue May 8, 2018 4:52 pm

Not my first choice for a Spurs assistant. Hope Mitch is right.
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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#3 » by SeanBobcats » Tue May 8, 2018 4:56 pm

Don't know how to feel about this. No clue what his strengths as a coach are, or how he might envision this team playing
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Post#4 » by Braggins » Tue May 8, 2018 4:58 pm

Sigh... Of course we interview multiple candidates that everyone would be thrilled with then go with one of the uninspiring guys that no one was excited about. I'm guessing we just hired the Steve Clifford of the Popovich coaching tree. Lesson learned (for the millionth time). Never get excited about anything related to this franchise.
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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#5 » by -Ian- » Tue May 8, 2018 4:58 pm

I knew it.

Larranaga was the obvious choice so they went with Borrego instead. This **** franchise, man.
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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#6 » by fatlever » Tue May 8, 2018 5:05 pm

bit shocking. no clue about him, but was sure it would be larranaga.
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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#7 » by BlackOutBuzz » Tue May 8, 2018 5:06 pm

I'm not gonna pretend to know anything about him. Young guy, but with several years of experience. Fits the mold I was looking for so I'm optimistic.

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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#8 » by fatlever » Tue May 8, 2018 5:06 pm

the 4th best spurs assistant?
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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#9 » by JDR720 » Tue May 8, 2018 5:07 pm

fatlever wrote:the 4th best spurs assistant?

He was probably the cheapest one.
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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#10 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Tue May 8, 2018 5:10 pm

A branch of the Popovich tree. I know there were way flashier names out there, but I'll reserve judgment till I see what he's got in store for us.
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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#11 » by Braggins » Tue May 8, 2018 5:10 pm

Braggins wrote: I'm guessing we just hired the Steve Clifford of the Popovich coaching tree.

From his wiki page. "Borrego began in 2003 his career in professional basketball with the San Antonio Spurs, starting as an assistant video coordinator in the summer of 2003"

Totally giving me Clifford vibes. I admit that I know nothing about this guy and have no idea if he is good or bad, but it feels like we just hired another long time assistant who was never going to get a head coaching gig unless we hired them...
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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#12 » by fatlever » Tue May 8, 2018 5:11 pm

defensive coach again... sigh

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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#13 » by fatlever » Tue May 8, 2018 5:11 pm

JDR720 wrote:
fatlever wrote:the 4th best spurs assistant?

He was probably the cheapest one.


yeah that's my thinking
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Post#14 » by JDR720 » Tue May 8, 2018 5:11 pm

He had a 10-20 record with Orlando in 2015 as an intern HC.
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Post#15 » by yosemiteben » Tue May 8, 2018 5:13 pm

Braggins wrote:I'm guessing we just hired the Steve Clifford of the Popovich coaching tree.

What does this even mean?
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Post#16 » by Braggins » Tue May 8, 2018 5:14 pm

fatlever wrote:defensive coach again... sigh

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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#18 » by Braggins » Tue May 8, 2018 5:15 pm

yosemiteben wrote:
Braggins wrote:I'm guessing we just hired the Steve Clifford of the Popovich coaching tree.

What does this even mean?

The worst of their coaching tree who was never going to get a head coaching gig unless we hired them. At least its a good coaching tree.
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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#19 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Tue May 8, 2018 5:18 pm

Braggins wrote:
yosemiteben wrote:
Braggins wrote:I'm guessing we just hired the Steve Clifford of the Popovich coaching tree.

What does this even mean?

The worst of their coaching tree who was never going to get a head coaching gig unless we hired them. At least its a good coaching tree.

He interviewed for most of the coaching vacancies this summer. It's not like this signing is that far out of left field.
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Re: Borrego named head coach 

Post#20 » by fatlever » Tue May 8, 2018 5:18 pm

As coach:
2001–2003 San Diego Toreros (assistant)
2003–2010 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
2010–2012 New Orleans Hornets (assistant)
2012–2015 Orlando Magic (assistant)
2015 Orlando Magic (interim)
2015–2018 San Antonio Spurs (assistant)
2018–present Charlotte Hornets

10 years under Pop, 2 under Monty (pop tree), 3 under Vaughn

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