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Ainge Retires - Stevens to Front Office - Celtics search for New Head Coach

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Re: Ainge Retires - Stevens to Front Office - Celtics search for New Head Coach 

Post#1861 » by SmartWentCrazy » Sat Jun 5, 2021 11:26 am

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bucknersrevenge wrote:Kara Lawson was brought on to Duke, recruited her first class and their season ended promptly after 4 games. Sure, being a woman coach in the NBA is a dream but Lawson does not strike me as the type who would bail on those promises this early in her tenure. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if she outright declines to interview.


Perhaps. But I think if she explained to her recruits that she has a chance to make history, they would understand and might actually encourage the move.


100%.

What women's NCAA player would not want to say that they were recruited by a current NBA head coach? They could transfer, or stay and play for the next qualified coach that they hire.


Having a relationship with a current NBA head coach is also one hell of a positive for your network, which all of her players are 100% thinking about as well.
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Post#1862 » by 31to6 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 12:07 pm

I’ll be a bit salty if we want Chauncey and don’t get him.
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Post#1863 » by grantlongforpresident » Sat Jun 5, 2021 1:05 pm

Kidd beat his wife and played for a key rival. His coaching record isn’t anything special. why would we want him again?
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Post#1864 » by KGtabake » Sat Jun 5, 2021 1:16 pm

Kidd will be remembered as the ciach who destroyed Giannis jumpshot and shooting motion.
Those who are interested can find on YouTube videos from the rookie season of Giannis under a different coach. His shooting motion was fluid.
Then Kidd took over. He forbid him to shoot. And he broke him.
Watching Giannis shooting as a 19 year old and watching Giannis after Kidd, is like watching another player shooting.
I can't imagine what Kidd will do with our youngsters.

I love Dame, i want him to succeed. But if he has decided that he doesn't want to compete in the near future then Kidd is the right choice.
And if that keeps Kidd away from Boston, i'm glad.
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Post#1865 » by The Corey's » Sat Jun 5, 2021 1:25 pm

Any coach the let's this team bomb 3 pointers all game cause the math says 3 is better than 2 is the wrong coach.
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Post#1866 » by MagicBagley18 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 1:29 pm

I want Chauncey. Sam and Kara are also fine by me as well.
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Post#1867 » by cloverleaf » Sat Jun 5, 2021 1:38 pm

MagicBagley18 wrote:I want Chauncey. Sam and Kara are also fine by me as well.


All good options. I like the Juwan Howard idea as well.
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Post#1868 » by themoneyteam2 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 2:07 pm

Kalela wrote:If they will go for a new, less experienced coach I hope they hire Jerry Stackhouse.


He’s atrocious at Vanderbilt...
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Post#1869 » by raduray » Sat Jun 5, 2021 4:06 pm

What is the NBA rule about interviewing assistants whose teams are still in the playoffs?

Also, what is a jobber? Ham and eggs doesn't do it for me.
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Post#1870 » by bisme37 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 4:09 pm

raduray wrote:What is the NBA rule about interviewing assistants whose teams are still in the playoffs?

Also, what is a jobber? Ham and eggs doesn't do it for me.

To interview someone under contract with another team you generally have to get permission from that team. And most teams aren't trying to have their coaching staff interview for other jobs during a playoff series.

A jobber is just a run-of-the-mill 9-to-5 worker, basically.
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Post#1873 » by Jakeopp » Sat Jun 5, 2021 5:59 pm

jirrit wrote:Say no to Kidd.

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Post#1875 » by Tatumfor2 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 6:46 pm

I look forward to accepting the coaching position and coaching remotely via GIF's:



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Post#1876 » by Andrew McCeltic » Sat Jun 5, 2021 7:29 pm

I’m liking Udoka, Lawson and Hammon.. would love to hear anything about why Lloyd Pierce is still so respected when McMillan got the same roster to play so much better.
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Post#1877 » by ajones9219 » Sat Jun 5, 2021 7:35 pm

Andrew McCeltic wrote:I’m liking Udoka, Lawson and Hammon.. would love to hear anything about why Lloyd Pierce is still so respected when McMillan got the same roster to play so much better.


Im not pulling for Pierce to get the job but he got a raw deal. Dealt with a huge slew of injuries that basically resolved itself right after he got canned. The injuries made it look a LOT worse than it was.
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Post#1878 » by NuckyPowell » Sat Jun 5, 2021 8:07 pm

Tatumfor2 wrote:I look forward to accepting the coaching position and coaching remotely via GIF's:



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Post#1879 » by Andrew McCeltic » Sat Jun 5, 2021 8:19 pm

ajones9219 wrote:
Andrew McCeltic wrote:I’m liking Udoka, Lawson and Hammon.. would love to hear anything about why Lloyd Pierce is still so respected when McMillan got the same roster to play so much better.


Im not pulling for Pierce to get the job but he got a raw deal. Dealt with a huge slew of injuries that basically resolved itself right after he got canned. The injuries made it look a LOT worse than it was.


This piece also brings up the issue that Pierce was giving a young team a lot of freedom (to screw up) and that they’ve done better because McMillan has provided more structure:

https://www.theringer.com/nba/2021/4/15/22385033/atlanta-hawks-trae-young-nate-mcmillan
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Post#1880 » by gocelts » Sat Jun 5, 2021 8:51 pm

:roll: Sam Cassell is the only one I want. He’s won here and is a competitor that hates to lose.

As a rookie coach, it will also provide ownership and Brad that built in excuse of “growing pains” to keep the high expectations off our fan base.

He just checks all the boxes and I’m sticking to that’s who we are waiting for.

And NO I’m not really Perkins....although he is spot on here. Cassell is IMO is the “Best available”.
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