How big is D'Antoni's role in Brooklyn?

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How big is D'Antoni's role in Brooklyn? 

Post#1 » by LesGrossman » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:16 pm

Hearing MDA applied for the Blazers, i wonder how big the impact for the Nets would be. How much do you think is really Nash, and how much in game and preparation wise is this MDA? The "big 3" have so far created remarkably little drama (apart from Kyrie's unforseeable decisions to leave the team every once in a while) and they might just work out together, but what happens if they lose their veteran assistant coach? Is there any other more important assistant anywhere?
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Post#2 » by Domejandro » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:22 pm

At this point, the infrastructure is in place, it will not effect the team too badly, especially given that the transition would not happen until after the Playoffs. Effectively a non-factor.
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Post#3 » by RoxSteady » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:23 pm

I mean, let's face it, they're screwed once he leaves.
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Post#4 » by Liam_Gallagher » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:36 pm

About as big as Nash’s, which isn’t big.
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Post#5 » by RafStone » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:39 pm

I think they'll be fine. he has the experience of seeing it all, but hes not exactly known for his adjustments. What he instill rather than offensive sets is more of a philosophy of spacing. At this point late in the season they'll be ok and no doubt Steve nash was assisted by a seasoned head coach who has not only had a lot of success in this league, but is a true and true players coach who guys want to ply with and who tries to simplify the game as well.

I think he'd make the trailblazers a continued offensive powerhouse, but Nurkic will suffer with him as he doesnt do post with MDA. Their Defense, unless they get a defensive specialist like MDA had with Jeff bzdelik will also suffer so not sure its a good playoff hire to take them over the hump come the end of the season.

I think MDA was a perfect fit with the pelicans. He can unlock so much potential by letting young guys run n gun and zion and ball would be an absolute nuissance in that offense and then after a couple years of great offense then you bring in the defensive coach to take em over the playoff hunt.

Not sure its what will take blazers over the hump, Lillard may continue to ascend into god mode with this though
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Post#6 » by LakersLegacy » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:42 pm

Mike-D is a brilliant offensive coach. Just as Thibbs is brilliant defensive coach. They should really team up. I bet Nash doesn’t do as much ‘coaching’ as Mike-D. Mike-D is definitely helping Harden so much with making good decisions. Nash probably helps everyone get along
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Post#7 » by phanman » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:45 pm

They still have Jacques Vaughn and Ime Udoka beside Nash. The Nets will be fine. The seamless integration of Harden onto that team with limited playing/practice time is all D'Antoni though, as expected from his former head coach.
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Post#8 » by Theo Ratliff » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:45 am

Why does D'Antoni get so much love on here? :crazy:
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Post#9 » by IAMZOOTED2 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:49 am

Theo Ratliff wrote:Why does D'Antoni get so much love on here? :crazy:


I think a lot of guys here just remember that mustache he used to rep and still give him daps for it...
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Post#10 » by RyderMike » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:50 am

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Post#11 » by reamily » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:01 am

Theo Ratliff wrote:Why does D'Antoni get so much love on here? :crazy:

He helped usa basketball regain Basketball dominance, he help your hated big man become obsolete, make chucking of three points become norm..
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Post#12 » by djsunyc » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:02 am

mda is one of the more underappreciated coach's in recent history.
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Post#13 » by TwitterFingers » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:31 am

We can only speculate obviously, but I would guess he’s more important than Nash
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Post#14 » by SpiderX1016 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:19 am

I would love to see what Dame and D'Antoni do together but I also want Portland to succeed.
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Post#15 » by mcmurphy » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:46 am

djsunyc wrote:mda is one of the more underappreciated coach's in recent history.

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if he go to Porland and loss to the Finals, "he is a loser"
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Post#16 » by Doctor MJ » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:05 am

Theo Ratliff wrote:Why does D'Antoni get so much love on here? :crazy:


You mean other than him being the most influential coach on modern NBA basketball?
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Post#17 » by Theo Ratliff » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:28 am

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Theo Ratliff wrote:Why does D'Antoni get so much love on here? :crazy:


You mean other than him being the most influential coach on modern NBA basketball?

D'Antoni was coaching long before the league became a 3pt shooting league. You're right though. Everyone wanted to copy the coach who's never won a championship lol.
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Post#18 » by pr0wler » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:30 am

Theo Ratliff wrote:Why does D'Antoni get so much love on here? :crazy:


Because he's arguably the greatest offensive coach of all-time? With innovative systems, he lead two separate teams to multiple seasons of #1 offense in the league, year after year.
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Post#19 » by reamily » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:35 am

Everyone likes to copy from a ringless guy but any bball fan will see that he save USA basketball from being conquered in international scene, who wouldve thought that for americans to regain dominance in basketball just do the seven seconds or less
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Post#20 » by Doctor MJ » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:05 am

Theo Ratliff wrote:
Doctor MJ wrote:
Theo Ratliff wrote:Why does D'Antoni get so much love on here? :crazy:


You mean other than him being the most influential coach on modern NBA basketball?

D'Antoni was coaching long before the league became a 3pt shooting league. You're right though. Everyone wanted to copy the coach who's never won a championship lol.


Yes, this is why I said he was "the most influential coach on modern NBA basketball". You wouldn't say that about someone who just showed up. D'Antoni's been coaching this way since he was back in Europe, and if the other coaches in the NBA were smart, we've have been in the pace & space era decades ago.

Re: copy a coach that never won a championship lol. Is it not clear to you the way D'Antoni's techniques have made offenses much, much more effective than NBA offenses used to be? Forget about the rings for a second, do you understand how we got here?
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