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Horry: Rudy T was the greatest NBA coach

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ROCKCITY, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. ROCKCITY

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    http://www.theplayerstribune.com/robert-horry-kobe-phil-jackson-lakers/

    Great read. Lock if posted.
     
  2. ibm

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    i just cant take the fact rudy has not been voted in to the hall yet.
     
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    That was a great article.
     
  4. Air Langhi

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    He took a bunch of D leaguers to bronze metal in championship. He took steve and cuttino and got them 45 wins. He was a great coach. He was not a good GM, but I think he could maximize the talent on a team.
     
  5. heypartner

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    And Horry was also coached by Pops the dictator.
     
  6. thirdengine

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    And Phil Jackson
     
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    My respect for Big Shot Bob just quadrupled.
     
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    No Ainge, ey.
     
  9. rocketsjudoka

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    Thanks for posting. I loved this part:
    [rquoter]Inside my head, I’m like, **** Dream, it’s cold outside. What the hell could we possibly have to talk about so bad? We’re 22-2. But I say, “Sure, Dream.”

    We go outside and he looks me dead in the eye and says, “Do you care if we win or lose?”

    I look back at him dead in the eye and say, “Dude, you probably don’t understand this, but I care more than anyone on this team. I hate losing.”

    “You do not show it in your emotions, Ro-bert.”

    This was one of the defining moments of my career. I’m getting called out by my idol. I could have tucked my tail between my legs. I decided against it.

    “Well,” I said. “You don’t show your emotions either!”

    Two grown men standing on a porch talking about their emotions. I’ll never forget him cracking a smile and laughing.

    “Good point,” he said. “Let’s go inside.”[/rquoter]
     
  10. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    That article was awesome! Horry keeping it 100!
     
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    In before tinman bookmarks the link and regurgitates every couple of years.
     
  12. Sleepy Flloyd

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    I love Robert Horry. I saw him at Best Buy one day and when I asked for a pic he was glad to take one. We stood tgere and talked about clutch city for about 15 mins, real good dude, not like a stuck up star at all.
     
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    That's because clutch city is real.
     
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    A great story by Horry, he seems to be too smart to not seek a coach position.
     
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    ...Oh well... Morey continues to make them pay for their sins.
     
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    Good stuff, but you have to take things not as 100% truthful. Robert Horry being the only player who yelled at Olajuwon, come on now..
     
  17. durvasa

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    That was a fun read. Thanks for posting.
     
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    loved reading this.

    wrt the trade, Horry writes:

    [rquoter]The next day, I got a call from my agent saying, “They found a problem with Sean’s kidney. The trade is off. Ya’ll are going back to Houston.”

    Me and Matt jumped in that car and drove to the airport so fast that I don’t even think we hit the brakes when we pulled into the parking lot. We did a ninja-roll out of the car and onto that plane. That car might still be rolling somewhere in the midwest. [/rquoter]

    i recall at the time that Rudy T met Matt and Horry at the airport to welcome them back to the fold, and tell them how much they needed them going forward (and to tell Horry to shoot), and that Rudy's being there to greet them went a long way towards overcoming any animosity about the trade.
     
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    I kind of soured on Rudy T's coaching during the "iso-ball" years.
     
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    Showed that he could adapt. Gamed the NBA's system to find an advantage during a time when Iverson kept getting to the playoffs every year. Used a different system to win a bronze medal with Brad Miller (lulz), then later a gold, during a period USA basketball was getting run off the court.
     
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