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Cannot wait for this fool Lebron to be out of Cleveland again

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so who coaches the east in the all-star game?

 

 

or that was announced already?

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Look for Blatt to join GSW's staff. He was going there before being offered the HC job in Cleveland
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so who coaches the east in the all-star game?


or that was announced already?

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The funny thing about all this to me is, the other night I was watching Blatt talking to reporters after the Clippers game last night on ESPN and I thought to myself, "It's amazing how he's managed to stick around and not get fired yet."

Boy that's certainly a doozy laugh.gif
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we sure they gave him a multi year deal...could be a contract in dog years...


dude will be gone, if a prominent head coach says he'll go there

Why not? Cavs seem to like to having multiple head coaches on the payroll.

tried not to laugh so hard seeing that my lakers did the same a  few years ago

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Cavs did it and at doing it now roll.gif
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Folks we are seeing the difference between Pat Riley & Dan Gilbert

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@WindhorstESPN: LeBron James was informed of the decision to fire David Blatt today, he was not consulted on decision sources said

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Chicago! Hire Blatt as your assist coach noooooow
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Folks we are seeing the difference between Pat Riley & Dan Gilbert

Spo was a better coach too.
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Chicago! Hire Blatt as your assist coach noooooow

What would that do when Deitrick is never healthy?
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Folks we are seeing the difference between Pat Riley & Dan Gilbert

Spo was a better coach too.

 

Coming into the league Blatt was the better coaching prospect. Spo is clearly miles better now though.

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Folks we are seeing the difference between Pat Riley & Dan Gilbert

Well theres like 3-5 NBA coaches who can immediately command respect of superstar like Lebron and 2 of those coaches have never been available during Lebron's Cavaliers career.
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Might as well be the GM Bron...
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Coming into the league Blatt was the better coaching prospect. Spo is clearly miles better now though.

It's like people forget how thoroughly out-coached Spo was in the 2011 Finals.
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Now they have to win it all this Spring. Or else this is gonna look really bad.

Sure David Blatt wasn't the greatest, but damn how could he leave his fingerprints on the game if his Assistant is is sitting in his chair in the 4th and coaching up his players while he stands there lookin' crazy.
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Folks we are seeing the difference between Pat Riley & Dan Gilbert

Spo was a better coach too.

the differences between the two organizations is rather astounding.

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bruce_arthur Kevin Love tried to defend Blatt, but the firing came in the form of a pick and roll
WELP.
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Folks we are seeing the difference between Pat Riley & Dan Gilbert

Well theres like 3-5 NBA coaches who can immediately command respect of superstar like Lebron and 2 of those guys have never been available.

 

I'm saying when Bron wanted Spo out, Riley stuck with him regardless. Gilbert lets Bron have his way & checkbook.

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Might as well be the GM Bron...

 

he's not?

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ESPN/ABC has the story line they want for their new Saturday 8:30 game. Should be interesting to see if Jackson throws shots like he does when he does Warrior games...
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Look for Blatt to join GSW's staff. He was going there before being offered the HC job in Cleveland

This would be EPIC on so many levels. But then again, I don't think he'd be able to tell the Warriors or any other NBA teams Cleveland's "secrets" roll.gif
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People have to remember that when Blatt was hired, LeBron was still on the Heat. He was brought in to coach a young team with no real established stars, unless you count Kyrie, but he was coming off of a down year. It made sense at the time. But everything changed when LeBron went back there. There was no way that a rookie head coach, with no NBA experience was ever going to wield any real control over "the best player on the planet." This firing was probably inevitable, but I still don't like the timing and that he was immediately and permanently replaced by one of his own assistants, who has himself never been a head coach.
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WELP.

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it's getting real
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Trade LeBron James: Is it that unthinkable? Peter Krouse


By Peter Krouse, cleveland.com
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on January 22, 2016 at 7:00 AM, updated January 22, 2016 at 9:46 AM
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Trade LeBron.

Okay, that may not be possible given the structure of his contract, but if it were, it might be the best thing the Cleveland Cavaliers could do.

People in my office accuse me of being a LeBron hater. I assure you that I'm not. But while most people believe the Cavaliers can't win a championship without LeBron, I believe they can't win one with him.

Unless things change.

The Cavaliers have great talent, but collectively their sum doesn't come close to the value of their parts. If you could unload LeBron, you might get two very good players in exchange who, when inserted in a lineup with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson, might make two plus three add up to six.

The problem is that LeBron's savior-complex prevents any kind of chemistry from developing. He thinks he has to carry the team on his shoulders all the time. That's not being a leader. That's being an egomaniac.

A leader accepts the fact that regardless of his exceptional ability, he is still a cog in a machine that is programmed by a coach. And that machine has to be finely tuned if it wants to perform at its highest level.

LeBron may think these mid-season games don't matter, but they do. If the Cavaliers develop a system now, it will carry them through the playoffs. If they're hot against Golden State, they win. If not, the discipline of a system keeps them in the game.

A leader also doesn't rely on gimmicks such as skipping pre-game introductions to ostensibly demonstrate solidarity and focus. That seemed like a stunt to draw attention by claiming you don't want it.

LeBron's presence also makes it hard for the team to respect Coach David Blatt. One way to ensure dysfunction is for LeBron to second-guess his coach or to think that he and Blatt are on an equal plane. They aren't, nor should they be. LeBron has to stop telling everybody he's the leader.

A leader also has to be able to accept criticism. Former Yankees Manager Billy Martin was hardly flawless, but when he lit into Reggie Jackson on prime-time television for loafing, everyone knew who was in charge.

Can you even fathom Blatt doing that to LeBron after he spends too much time whining about a call?

Under a healthier franchise dynamic, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert would step in to ensure greater accountability and respect. But as long as LeBron continues to sell out The Q, winning a championship appears secondary in Gilbert's mind.

Blatt may not be the answer, but maybe he is. If the Cavaliers have any hope of going all the way this year, they need to coalesce around him.

And here's a thought (not just mine). Have LeBron stay down around the basket and use his size and quickness to score and rebound and otherwise cause havoc. The dribbling and driving and the fall-away jumpers from 30 feet should be largely removed from his repertoire.

In the end, all LeBron and the Cavs need to do is go about their jobs in a scheme designed by Blatt with discipline and commitment. That's how great teams with arguably less talent than the Cavs do it.

The truth is LeBron blew it with Clevelanders when he skipped town in the prime of his career to play in Miami. And it's looking less likely all the time that he will be able to redeem himself by bringing a championship to Cleveland.

LeBron is a great basketball player and a good man, but if he has any hope of winning a championship in Cleveland, he must stop thinking of himself as the savior and more like the one who needs to be saved.

Peter Krouse is an editorial writer for cleveland.com
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Cleveland columnist: Cavs can't win title with LeBron, trade him



Sound the hot take alarms. This one sure is a scorcher.

The Golden State Warriors’ resounding beatdown of the Cleveland Cavaliers last week prompted many outlets — us included — to remark on how much better Stephen Curry and the defending champs are than the team they knocked off in last season’s NBA Finals.

There is much debate over how the Cavaliers, who despite that embarrassing loss still own the best record in the Eastern Conference, can close this gap. On Friday, Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Peter Krouse offered a particularly drastic solution: Trade LeBron James.

No, seriously.

“People in my office accuse me of being a LeBron hater,” Krouse wrote. “I assure you that I’m not. But while most people believe the Cavaliers can’t win a championship without LeBron, I believe they can’t win one with him.”

In Krouse’s mind, the Cavs would be better off trading James and acquiring “two very good players in exchange who, when inserted in a lineup with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson, might make two plus three add up to six.”

Six? Six what?

The writer then goes on a lengthy tirade about James’ leadership, accusing him of being “an egomaniac” with a “savior-complex” and an inability to accept criticism — admittedly, all valid points.

“The truth is LeBron blew it with Clevelanders when he skipped town in the prime of his career to play in Miami,” Krouse wrote. “And it’s looking less likely all the time that he will be able to redeem himself by bringing a championship to Cleveland.

“LeBron is a great basketball player and a good man, but if he has any hope of winning a championship in Cleveland, he must stop thinking of himself as the savior and more like the one who needs to be saved.”

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Folks we are seeing the difference between Pat Riley


Well theres like 3-5 NBA coaches who can immediately command respect of superstar like Lebron and 2 of those guys have never been available.

I'm saying when Bron wanted Spo out, Riley stuck with him regardless. Gilbert lets Bron have his way & checkbook.

Yeah I understand what you said but what do you want Gilbert to do?

Its not like the Cavaliers have had Phil Jackson like coaching prodigies and threw them away. They had Mike Brown and David Blatt.
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