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post #40801 of 93193
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Guys like Sam Mitchell and Byron Scott should not have jobs coaching.
It'll be interesting in the next 5-10 years to see the types of people taking head coaching jobs in the NBA.

Feel like more and more the players of the 1980s-1990s will be eliminated from head coaching jobs (besides Scott Skiles because he's a coaching roach) because of their outdated methods on and off the court.

The problem is, none of these dudes (Randy Wittman, too) are forward thinking.

I'm ready for a new wave of coaches to be in that Brad Stevens/Steve Kerr mold.
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I feel like this whole B-Diddy to the D-League thing may be some troll move or will be filmed so he can make a documentary about it or something. There were times when he was close to his prime that Baron didn't seem that into hoops, so I find it kind of hard to believe that he has some kind of burning desire to really come back at 36.
" . . . what a long, strange trip its been . . . " The Grateful Dead, "Truckin'" (and a good summary of my life as an LA Clippers fan)
" . . . what a long, strange trip its been . . . " The Grateful Dead, "Truckin'" (and a good summary of my life as an LA Clippers fan)
post #40803 of 93193
HATE THE PEOPLE, LOVE THE CULTURE
HATE THE PEOPLE, LOVE THE CULTURE
post #40804 of 93193
Lakers please give derozan 25 milli a year. That'd be great
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--- The Sacramento Kings returned to the practice court on Tuesday afternoon with a complete squad. Omri Casspi played the entire session, as did James Anderson who has been nursing a sore hamstring. All 13 players are expected to be in uniform and able-bodied on Wednesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.

In a surprise move, DeMarcus Cousins made a rare appearance in the media chair. The 25-year-old center is almost always available during post game, but seldom does he make his way over to the cameras and microphones during practice sessions.

The small group of local media peppered the All-Star big, mainly about his current hot streak and the team’s preparation for the big week ahead.

“I’ve never been in this situation before,” Cousins said about the Kings playoff chatter. “I’m excited to see what happens. In my heart I believe that we’re going to be in the playoffs this season. So I’ll just keep fighting.”

Sacramento fans have been here before with this team. With winnable games in front of them, the Kings laid eggs on multiple occasions. Those losses may come back to haunt the team later, but it’s time to focus on what is ahead of this team, not the past.

“I feel like it was the time a while ago,” Cousins said. “I feel like we had a stretch earlier in the year that we didn’t take advantage of. You sit back and think about some of those losses, we’re a team in the six spot right now. You just don’t want to continue to make some of those same mistakes you made earlier in the year. It’s really not a time where you can take two steps back. It’s two steps forward, four steps forward. We’ve got to just got to keep continuing to grow as a team.”

Cousins was clear that there is a cultural change happening with the franchise. For the first time in his five-plus seasons in the NBA, his team is in the thick of the playoff conversation in January. The club is hopeful to push through and break the franchise’s nine season playoff drought.

“It’s definitely a better feeling,” Cousins said. “It’s a better vibe. It’s the best vibe I’ve seen since I’ve been in Sacramento.”

In the month of January, Cousins is averaging 32.4 points and 13 rebounds per game and the Kings are 3-2 over that stretch. On the season, Cousins is averaging a career-high 25.6 points and he is a double-double machine. He currently ranks ninth in All-Star voting amongst Western Conference forwards, but his stats scream star.

“I’m not really focused on that part,” Cousins said. “I mean, I’ve done the high scoring or whatever the case may be. I’m just trying to win games. My goal this year is playoffs. That’s something I haven’t done. That’s what’s on my mind.”

Sacramento remains just two games out of the eight spot in the Western Conference, despite their 15-22 record. It’s been a struggle to find consistency and injuries to key players haven’t helped. But here they sit, so close they can almost taste it.

“We weren’t supposed to just get it training camp I didn’t believe,” Cousins added. “Everybody wishes it would have happened earlier, we wish we could have some of those losses back from earlier in the season. But these are the cards we were dealt. This is the hole we dug for ourselves and we’ve got to get ourselves out of it.”

This is a big week for the Kings. After a three day layoff to rest and hit the practice floor, they face the Pelicans, Jazz, Clippers and Lakers over the next seven days. A healthy and focused Cousins could be the difference for a hungry team in search of playoff glory.
post #40807 of 93193
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Never liked seeing people being aired out in the media like that. Handle that **** internally.

what if internally it doesnt work?

just look at manziel and what not. some of these players with THAT mindset need to be publically shamed.
post #40808 of 93193
i wouldn't mind kings getting a seed. 8th place doh?

dubs vs kings first rd? hmmm.

are the rockets going to move higher than 7th? or will they drop? rockets blow.

Lakers tho...

Lakers tho...

post #40809 of 93193
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I feel like this whole B-Diddy to the D-League thing may be some troll move or will be filmed so he can make a documentary about it or something. There were times when he was close to his prime that Baron didn't seem that into hoops, so I find it kind of hard to believe that he has some kind of burning desire to really come back at 36.
I 100% understand why any Clipper fan would doubt BD.

After EB reneged on him, I was very disappointed in how he essentially quit on the remainder of his career. He was a fat, out of shape shell of himself. Extremely disappointing.
  
  
post #40810 of 93193
Does Hakeem still have the record for a 4 game series? Klay might break that if they play Sacramento in the first round.
post #40811 of 93193
whatever happen to hakim warrick? son debuted the invisibility cloak Kobe VII's and then was out the league lmaoooo

Lakers tho...

Lakers tho...

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Jorge CastilloVerified account‏@jorgeccastillo

Beal again acknowledged his minutes will probably have to be closely monitored for the remainder of his career.

Um....Bradley, about that max deal you want....
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Does Hakeem still have the record for a 4 game series? Klay might break that if they play Sacramento in the first round.

What record?
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Points record, my bad laugh.gif
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Thread Starter 

I think Mitchell had a lot of interesting points about developing players, breaking habits, and coaching, but of course when you name a specific player like that.. it's going to be taken a certain way.

 

 

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Now, he was the point guard, right? But he just walked out there. What about setting your man up? What about taking two hard steps away, then stepping into your guy, holding off, then [claps his hands] burst! You would think that’s just natural. But who coached him? I don’t know his high school coach. I don’t know his AAU coach. I know who his college coach was, but he didn’t start or play but 18 minutes a game in college.

People think that learning is easy. But if it is not a habit — OK, you watch Kyrie Irving. Every time he goes to get the ball, he steps into his guy and then breaks off — every time. That’s all he knows. It is a habit. I learned it when I started going to basketball camp. But back then, that was professional coaches at those camps, high school and college coaches teaching us. It wasn’t some guy that owned a car wash and had some money and decided he was going to start an AAU team and he was gonna be the coach because he read a book or he watched basketball, and thinking he can coach. No, I had professional coaches.

 

:lol

 

That's an interesting point and something that people do take for granted. Things like breaking off the ball or setting the right screen is a habit that you develop and becomes your instincts out there, so certain guys simply don't have that background where they've been taught those things consistently.. or other guys simply don't pick up on it fast enough.
 

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So then when someone wants to come in and say, “Hey now, Andrew Wiggins didn’t do this or this or this.” Wait a minute now, hold on. We got it documented. And we show this to the player and they sign it. This is what we have done with you. So they can’t say, “Coach we didn’t do that.” Every day we chart every shot they take in practice, and games. The Timberwolves have never done that. I started doing this in Toronto on every player. Every player. So that at the end of the season when the general manager had questions, I could pull that book out and show him every single day for the season.

 

 

DUMB.

 

Not dumb to have that kind of data, because I'm all for that kind of stuff.. but this is like insurance for himself and the coaches. "But but but.. we have the papers right here! The player signed it and everything, we totally worked on reducing turnovers" Give me a break.

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Um....Bradley, about that max deal you want....

He's not getting it from us. Not at this rate anyway. He better come back a savage.

Cavs are 42-5 when James, Love and Irving all play together since January last year.
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I think Mitchell had a lot of interesting points about developing players, breaking habits, and coaching, but of course when you name a specific player like that.. it's going to be taken a certain way.

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Now, he was the point guard, right? But he just walked out there. What about setting your man up? What about taking two hard steps away, then stepping into your guy, holding off, then [claps his hands] burst! You would think that’s just natural. But who coached him? I don’t know his high school coach. I don’t know his AAU coach. I know who his college coach was, but he didn’t start or play but 18 minutes a game in college.


People think that learning is easy. But if it is not a habit — OK, you watch Kyrie Irving. Every time he goes to get the ball, he steps into his guy and then breaks off — every time. That’s all he knows. It is a habit. I learned it when I started going to basketball camp. But back then, that was professional coaches at those camps, high school and college coaches teaching us. It wasn’t some guy that owned a car wash and had some money and decided he was going to start an AAU team and he was gonna be the coach because he read a book or he watched basketball, and thinking he can coach. No, I had professional coaches.

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That's an interesting point and something that people do take for granted. Things like breaking off the ball or setting the right screen is a habit that you develop and becomes your instincts out there, so certain guys simply don't have that background where they've been taught those things consistently.. or other guys simply don't pick up on it fast enough.

 
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So then when someone wants to come in and say, “Hey now, Andrew Wiggins didn’t do this or this or this.” Wait a minute now, hold on. We got it documented. And we show this to the player and they sign it. This is what we have done with you. So they can’t say, “Coach we didn’t do that.” Every day we chart every shot they take in practice, and games. The Timberwolves have never done that. I started doing this in Toronto on every player. Every player. So that at the end of the season when the general manager had questions, I could pull that book out and show him every single day for the season.


DUMB.

Not dumb to have that kind of data, because I'm all for that kind of stuff.. but this is like insurance for himself and the coaches. "But but but.. we have the papers right here! The player signed it and everything, we totally worked on reducing turnovers" Give me a break.

agreed. that is exactly what it is actually. I can almost certainly guarantee Smitch uttered the phrase 'I'm not getting fired for you'

Lakers tho...

Lakers tho...

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Um....Bradley, about that max deal you want....

He's not getting it from us. Not at this rate anyway. He better come back a savage.

Cavs are 42-5 when James, Love and Irving all play together since January last year.

Well damn.

Just need for everybody to be healthy man..finals this year will legit be one for the history books.
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 Add an unhappy Joakim Noah to the growing list of Bulls problems

A source said on Tuesday morning that Noah remains unhappy with his current standing in the organization, and “still hasn’t moved past losing his starting job’’ late in training camp. The source went onto say that Noah “hasn’t been a distraction by any means, but isn’t the biggest [coach Fred] Hoiberg fan these days.’’

This is not the first time that this has been brought up this season, with Noah feeling like he would be better served as a starter or at least on the court more often in crunch-time.

Privately, the Bulls have hoped that winning games would cure a lot of Noah’s woes, but that hasn’t necessarily been the case. It also didn’t help that the Bulls went 7-2 without Noah during a recent shoulder injury, and that he’s been the subject of trade talk.

As far as Hoiberg was concerned, Noah’s been very accepting of his new role, and was even taking pride in the fact of how the second unit has been coming together this season.

Then again, it also wasn’t an easy decision for Hoiberg, especially with Noah owed $13.4 million in the final year of his contract and headed for free agency.

In his second game back from the injury, Noah again had a minimal role, playing 15 minutes and scoring just three points while grabbing seven rebounds in the loss to Milwaukee.
Kobe 8 System :  The Man, The Myth, The Manigault
Kobe 8 System :  The Man, The Myth, The Manigault
post #40821 of 93193
Lol Noah should be even playing less than he does now.
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moar pix of Noah's sister.

Lakers tho...

Lakers tho...

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Nets considering Bryan Colangelo for general manager role

 

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 Former Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns general manager Bryan Colangelo is getting strong consideration for the Brooklyn Nets' front office vacancy, according to league sources.

Sources told ESPN.com that the two-time former NBA Executive of the Year is high on the Nets' list of potential targets to succeed Billy King, who was reassigned Sunday after a 5 1/2-year tenure marked by modest success and record-setting spending.

But sources say Colangelo has quickly emerged as a serious candidate should the Nets go the route of hiring a proven NBA executive to succeed King and then pursue one of the top of available coaches, such as Tom Thibodeau or Mark Jackson.

 

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Yormark acknowledged in a radio interview this week on WFAN radio that he would have interest in bringing back Kentucky's John Calipari to the Nets in a dual coaching and executive role, but Yormark also acknowledged in the interview that it would take "a lot" to get him away from Kentucky.

 

William Wesley, Calipari's coaching agent, has let it be known across the NBA that it would take an offer of no less than "$120 million guaranteed" to lure Calipari away from Kentucky, in addition to a president's title on top of coaching duties, sources told ESPN.

 

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During King's tenure with the Nets, the team traded 11 first-round picks (including 2010 No. 3 overall selection Derrick Favors and potential pick swaps), made four head-coaching changes (Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo, Kidd, Lionel Hollins) and spent $123.43 million in luxury taxes (including a league-record $90.57 million in 2013-14) in an effort to win now.

 

But empowered by Russian ownership's five-year championship plan, King's blockbuster trades that yielded Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace, Joe Johnson, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce mostly proved futile, and the Nets wound up winning just one playoff series over that span.

They don't have total control over their own first-round pick until 2019.

Kobe 8 System :  The Man, The Myth, The Manigault
Kobe 8 System :  The Man, The Myth, The Manigault
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moar pix of Noah's sister.

 6 on a good day... and dem elbows.

"WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA" ~ Gil Scott

"WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA" ~ Gil Scott

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You'd have to be a pretty brave man to take over the Nets mess,even the Sixers future looks brighter than theirs laugh.gifsick.gif
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You'd have to be a pretty brave man to take over the Nets mess,even the Sixers future looks brighter than theirs laugh.gifsick.gif

Kinda a good thing... Billie Ocean lasted that long, as long as you can make competent decisions you good for a few years

"WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA" ~ Gil Scott

"WHO WILL SURVIVE IN AMERICA" ~ Gil Scott

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Kobe 8 System :  The Man, The Myth, The Manigault
Kobe 8 System :  The Man, The Myth, The Manigault
post #40828 of 93193
The Nets are the epitome of being "two years away from being two years away".

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You'd have to be a pretty brave man to take over the Nets mess,even the Sixers future looks brighter than theirs laugh.gifsick.gif
Kinda a good thing... Billie Ocean lasted that long, as long as you can make competent decisions you good for a few years
Only reason Billy lasted that long was because he made the owners happy because of the win-now demands.
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So nobody gonna bless us with hi res zoom ups of Ledlow's tiddies huh? Cool.

 

only reason i'm in this thread

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 Add an unhappy Joakim Noah to the growing list of Bulls problems


A source said on Tuesday morning that Noah remains unhappy with his current standing in the organization, and “still hasn’t moved past losing his starting job’’ late in training camp. The source went onto say that Noah “hasn’t been a distraction by any means, but isn’t the biggest [coach Fred] Hoiberg fan these days.’’


This is not the first time that this has been brought up this season, with Noah feeling like he would be better served as a starter or at least on the court more often in crunch-time.


Privately, the Bulls have hoped that winning games would cure a lot of Noah’s woes, but that hasn’t necessarily been the case. It also didn’t help that the Bulls went 7-2 without Noah during a recent shoulder injury, and that he’s been the subject of trade talk.


As far as Hoiberg was concerned, Noah’s been very accepting of his new role, and was even taking pride in the fact of how the second unit has been coming together this season.


Then again, it also wasn’t an easy decision for Hoiberg, especially with Noah owed $13.4 million in the final year of his contract and headed for free agency.


In his second game back from the injury, Noah again had a minimal role, playing 15 minutes and scoring just three points while grabbing seven rebounds in the loss to Milwaukee.

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Jorge CastilloVerified account‏@jorgeccastillo

Beal again acknowledged his minutes will probably have to be closely monitored for the remainder of his career.

Um....Bradley, about that max deal you want....
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