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D. Devine Yahoo: McHale remembers who he works for

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Old Man Rock, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Old Man Rock

    Old Man Rock Contributing Member

    Oct 23, 1999
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    Kevin McHale isn’t too interested in sports analytics, until he remembers who he works for

    Interesting take on Clutch's video. (Oops it's going viral) 2 things to note:

    First, mucho accolades to Clutch! It was a brilliant question, delivered like a seasoned pro. You have a career sir, albeit a big cut in pay. You could have asked that question 20 different ways and not got as sincere an answer from Mchale.

    Second much of this article could have been hacked straight off of clutchfans. It's all been said here. But he did however attend the conference and his analysis on sports analytics and his take on what Mchale said is very interesting. Clearly Morey is aware of this by now.

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    #1 Old Man Rock, Mar 7, 2012
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  2. Easy

    Easy Very Calm
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    Jul 23, 2002
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    I've never buy this argument. If it was true, then all good players would be good coaches, which is clearly false. In fact, most if not all successful coaches have NOT been great players in their playing days.
  3. Margrave

    Margrave Member

    Nov 15, 2011
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    Easy makes an excellent point, I read an article once about great players making pretty bad coaches because they expect the players they coach to be able to do what they did while playing, and most players are not able to do that, while average players make better coaches because they had to learn how to get the most out of their abilities and can relate to other players having that same issue.
  4. durvasa

    durvasa Contributing Member

    Feb 11, 2006
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    People are making too much out of this. McHale tends to respond to reporter's questions with snark, so that explains the tone. Beyond that, he's saying that most of it is reinforcing things he already knew (which is a good things and different from saying that its a load of crap). He then says there are a few things he learned from it that were valuable. Also, good.
  5. DaDakota

    DaDakota Contributing Member
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    Mar 14, 1999
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    Reading his body language the article was spot on, McHale was poking fun at it, then realized he was dissing Morey indirectly.

  6. Ziggy

    Ziggy Tastemaker
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    Jun 11, 1999
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    I'd like to see how Morey would have built around Garnett. I imagine they would have made the playoffs more than once. :rolleyes:
  7. Nook

    Nook Member

    Jun 27, 2008
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    Right..... so this man, that has been in the spotlight for over 30 years, has had the media attention of playing in Boston, with Bird... been in multiple NBA Finals, that has been a GM and involved in basketball virtually non stop for decades... lacks the self awareness that he is poking fun at his GM, until in the middle of his conversation with reporters, on tape and then changes direction...... and keep in mind that in the past he has not really provided bulletin board material...... Riiiiiiight, that clearly is the most likely answer...... It makes perfect sense right DD? About as probable as an alien crawling in McHale's skull and controlling all his thoughts and actions.....

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