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[ESPN] Rockets to evaluate GM Daryl Morey, interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff after season

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by daywalker02, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. tycoonchip

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    Evaluate Bickerstaff? What else is there to evaluate. If he is coaching the Rockets another season then it is obviois we are tanking a season. The man has no idea what to do out there. Do these players really respect the guy? This franchise seems so lost right now. Morey looks like the guy who just bought a ferrari and has no idea what to do with it but stare at it in his garage.
     
  2. RESINator

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    Tram chemistry does not matter.

    Coaching does not matter in the grand scheme of things.

    Maury has perpetuated a culture is of zero acciuntability and failed to come up with answers this season.
     
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  3. Zoplicone

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    If they fire Morey, then that will lead to disaster for this franchise.
    He brought this team a franchise player, built a roster that was the second best team in the toughest conference, and now has put them in a position for a quick rebuild after it became evident this team isn't working out.
    Still have your franchise player in his prime, along with a solid prospect in Capela, some solid role players with Bev and Beasley and Ariza all on good contracts. Oh yeah, and cap space for two more max players and a possible lottery pick.
    Let the man continue to do his job.
     
  4. LosPollosHermanos

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    The underperformed more than the Brooklyn Nets while having two of the best players at their respective positions...there are few things that are more embarrassing. Even the lakers at least made the playoffs, so I don't get where your delusion is coming from. There is 76ers bad, but I don't think we'll get there.
     
  5. daywalker02

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    I do not think we were the 2nd best team in the WC one or two years ago although we obtained the 2nd spot late.

    We were hovering around 4th seed or so most of the season. And then we had a good run.

    The playoff seeds 2-5 were closer than this year for sure.
     
  6. Zoplicone

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    It was one disappointing year. Some teams after a disappointing year can suffer for a long time like the Nets with trading all their picks and hanging on to deron and joe Johnson and such. Morey has a solution in place already. They're not stuck anywhere. They went for it, it didn't work and this GM quickly realized it.

    Look, everyone wet the bed this year, but we're not stuck for the future. A new GM would require a whole new vision and would be pretty much resetting everything. The Rockets have a chance to be contenders again in a year. Will Durant sign here? Probably not. But we're one of the few teams that are able to add him along with another max and have three superstars and a young prospect like Capela and a lottery pick. The fact that we have a shot for that is pretty amazing considering how bad our year looked.
     
  7. Zoplicone

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    Look. I'm the first to tell you the Rockets were lucky to come back against the Clippers. But the fact is, we had the second best regular season record, and we reached the finals for that conference, so that pretty much means we were the second best team in that conference that year. (not to mention Howard missed half the regular season and Bev and Dmo missed the conference finals). Not saying they would have beaten the Warrioms, but just pointing out we won two rounds without them.
     
  8. Easy

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    To consider your question, one must first ask, "Whose idea was it to extend McHale the year before?"

    If it was Morey's then Les would be understandably royally pissed. And Morey would clearly be in the hot seat.
    If it was Les then Les shouldn't have talked from his high horse earlier when McHale was fired.
     
  9. Easy

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    Four teams were separated by one game. The Clippers had the same record as the Rockets and had better conference record to win the tiebreaker if not for the division title rule. The Spurs lost a stupid game at the end and dropped one game.

    Basically, you can't say that the Rockets were the clear cut second best team in the West. They could easily be the fourth or fifth based on regular season performance.

    Looking back, DMo might actually be more effective than Howard in the regular season. In other words, Howard missing half of the games could just be a blessing in disguise for last season. But we'll never know for sure.
     
  10. chievous minniefield

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    It was 100% Les. This should be beyond obvious.
     
  11. Zoplicone

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    Sorry my point was you can technically say they were the second best team. When you look back on a team and say they were the second seed and lost to the first seed then technically they were the second best team.

    If you want to dissect it then go back two years where we lost because of a lucky shot and we were set to face the eventual champs Spurs who we swept in the regular season.
     
  12. hvic

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    Evaluate the whole coaching staff
     
  13. xtruroyaltyx

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    Yeah whatever.

    Results.

    This talk of evaluation is meaningless. Screw evaluation. Fire the coaches. All of them. Bring in a real coach. Keep Morey, he's a good GM. But let him know he's got to build a better squad. Gut this roster and Morey fix it.
     
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    Morey deserves atleast two years.
     
  15. heypartner

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    Cybrex told us this back in November. And the FO has publicly said JBB will be evaluated at the end of the season.

    Nice scoop ESPN.

    now, excuse me for continuing a thread tangent.

    Largely agree with you.

    Just want to say that Lilliard's shot was not what I'd call lucky. It was very clutch...he had a perfect pass in stride, perfect chance to square up and a clean look. That's the shot kids all over the country practice in their drive-ways over an over. Plus, it was the 6th game. We were down 3-1, and needed to win 3 in a row. We lost the second one. Don't make it sound like we advance if he misses the shot.
     
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    But who will evaluate Morey?


    Bob Myers - Basketball mind with analytics department.

    RC/Pop - Basketball minds with analytics department.

    See the problem with Philly and Houston?

    Analytics mind with no basketball department.

    And even if we did have a basketball mind, they should have more power than the analytics, because this is basketball not Mathletes.

    You wouldn't have Allen Iverson deciding which math guys should be on his team.
     
  18. Raven

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    So Les is going to pay both McHale and Morey to sit home next year and collect paychecks? Uh huh, sure. :p
     
  19. Nook

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    This is just an odd article and with odd timing. The only person that would "leak" this is Les Alexander and that is not how he handles these type of things....he has never had a problem directly saying how he feels.

    The only way I can see this article having any legitimate source is if Alexander was extremely mad with the Phoenix game and not making the playoffs and leaked the information purposely, but that doesn't fit Les.

    Not sure anyone is shocked Alexander is going to evaluate Morey after the season the team had, and I suspect that if Morey is back it will be with conditions.
     
  20. Hakeemtheking

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    Nobody should be safe, and that includes Morey.
     

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