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Rank 'em: Rockets Coaches, 2003-2015

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by CDrex, Jun 2, 2016.

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How do you rank the Rockets head coaches?

  1. 1) Jeff Van Gundy 2) Rick Adelman 3) Kevin McHale

    10.2%
  2. 1) Jeff Van Gundy 2) Kevin McHale 3) Rick Adelman

    2.5%
  3. 1) Rick Adelman 2) Jeff Van Gundy 3) Kevin McHale

    61.9%
  4. 1) Rick Adelman 2) Kevin McHale 3) Jeff Van Gundy

    4.2%
  5. 1) Kevin McHale 2) Jeff Van Gundy 3) Rick Adelman

    6.8%
  6. 1) Kevin McHale 2) Rick Adelman 3) Jeff Van Gundy

    5.1%
  7. JBB is the true Rockets legend

    9.3%
  1. CDrex

    CDrex Contributing Member

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    Our past three permanent head coaches have each lasted four seasons with the Rockets (McHale got a few games into a fifth season).

    With coaches in the news and the last disastrous season under JBB to think about it, how do you rank the four seasons and change of Jeff Van Gundy, Rick Adelman, and Kevin McHale?

    The three men have relatively similar win-loss records, which leaves a lot of discussion left to have about how much they achieved given the player resources they had to work with.


    Jeff Van Gundy
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    Record: 182-146 (.555.)
    Playoff Appearances: 3/4
    Playoff Record: 7-12 (.368)
    Playoff Series Wins: 0
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    Yao Ming - 4 seasons, 38.1 Winshares
    Tracy McGrady - 3 seasons, 24.6 Winshares
    Dikembe Mutombo - 3 seasons, 13.0 Winshares
    Juwan Howard - 3 seasons, 11.7 Winshares
    Rafer Alston - 2 seasons, 10.0 winshares
    Luther Head - 2 seasons, 9.1 winshares
    Shane Battier - 1 season, 9.0 winshares

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    Rick Adelman
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    Record: 193-135 (.588.)
    Playoff Appearances: 2/4
    Playoff Record: 9-10 (.474)
    Playoff Series Wins: 1
    Key players:
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    Luis Scola - 4 seasons, 26.9 Winshares
    Shane Battier - 4 seasons, 21.7 Winshares
    Yao Ming - 4 seasons, 19.2 Winshares
    Chuck Hayes - 4 seasons, 16.0 Winshares
    Carl Landry - 3 seasons, 15.1 winshares
    Kyle Lowry - 3 seasons, 13.1 winshares
    Kevin Martin - 2 seasons, 11.8 winshares
    (McGrady off list due to injury)

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    Kevin McHale
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    Record: 193-130 (.598.)
    Playoff Appearances: 3/4; losing record in Season 5 but team made playoffs after firing him
    Playoff Record: 13-16 (.448)
    Playoff Series Wins: 2
    Key players:
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    James Harden - 3 seasons, 42.1 Winshares
    Chandler Parsons - 3 seasons, 18.0 Winshares
    Dwight Howard - 2 seasons, 11.6 Winshares
    Terrence Jones - 3 seasons, 11.0 Winshares
    Patrick Beverley - 3 seasons, 9.9 winshares
    Jeremy Lin - 2 seasons, 9.8 winshares
    Omer Asik - 2 seasons, 8.0 winshares

    Let's make it official. Who's #1? And which one was the worst?
     
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  2. FTW Rockets FTW

    FTW Rockets FTW Contributing Member

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    This is very easy.

    1. Rick Adelman

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    2. JVG

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  3. RasaqBoi

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    lol.. same for me.
     
  4. jimmyv281

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    1. Rudy T
    2. Rick the Ruler
    3. Jeff Van Gundy
    4. Mchale
     
  5. Easy

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    McHale is ahead of the pack by a wide margin.
     
  6. J.R.

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    Van Gundy, McHale & Adelman?

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    This is the correct answer. :grin:
     
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  7. mfastx

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    If you mean for last place, then yes.
     
  8. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Only one of them took the Rockets to the Western Conference Finals.



    and he is the worst of the three
     
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    I gotta go
    Rick the ruler
    JVG
    and lastly Mchale...
     
  12. ThatBoyNick

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    Loved the Rick Era, lots of hustle, heart, always played hard and competed.
     
  13. baller4life315

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    What's the criteria? X's and O's or are we going by results?

    Because as Nimo pointed out, only one of those coaches took us to the WC Finals.

    That said, this is also a bit skewed, IMO, since JVG never had the benefit of working with Daryl Morey.
     
  14. CDrex

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    So the Rick/JVG/McHale order is what I expected to be in the lead, but I am a bit surprised that it's leading a JVG-first choice by such a wide margin. There was a ton of JVG nostalgia going around lately.

    ^The criteria is, who do you think is the best Rockets coach. You can define that as you wish.
     
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    Harden's win shares are insane.
     
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    Don't tell me about McHales record as the Rockets coach lol.
    1.RA
    2. JVG



    3. McFail
     
  17. BleedRocketsRed

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    McHale did get farthest in the playoffs fwiw
     
  18. BleedRocketsRed

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    But yeah I voted RA JVG and McHale
     
  19. rocketsballin

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    1- jb
    2 - rick
    3 - jvg
    4- mchale

    ricks offense > jvg's defense. i dont mind either. give rick defensive players worth a daam he too can coach a good defensive team. same with jvg with offense.
     
  20. Ekiu

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    I voted for the guy who got us the farthest in the playoffs. Plus look at those scrubs... Jones, Asik, Bev, Portions.

    Not a damn Battier, Scolandry, or Mutombo in sight!
     
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