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JB Bickerstaff has the highest winning percentage for a head coach in Rockets' history

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by bmd, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. bmd

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    Bickerstaff: .615
    McHale: .598
    Adelman: .588
    Tomjanovich: .559
    Van Gundy: .555
    Chaney: .550
    Fitch: .527
    Nissalke: .504
    Egan: .459
    Harris: .430
    Hannum: .420
    Winter: .395
    McMahon: .321





    All hail J.B.



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  2. RasaqBoi

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    Interesting! We will miss him when he's let go in the off season.

    $$$ ain't a thang.

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  3. fchowd0311

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    At the very least, ball movement on the offensive end is far less stagnant relative to the beginning of the season when Mchale was at the healm.

    Who knows. Maybe they are actually drilling offensive sets in practice more often.

    There was that one play against the Lakers where Harden came off a curl and shot an easy mid range jumper. Why don't we run those type of plays more often. I mean that's why we got Lawson in the first place right? So Harden can play more off ball traditional sg.
     
  4. TheRealist137

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    This is cause for a celebration!

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    DA BLACK STEVE KERR
     
  6. Haymitch

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    Re-hire Vince McMahon
     
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  7. CometsWin

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    Remember when all the Milkhair apologists would tout his record as of indicative of his great coaching? Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

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  8. cheke64

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    Hes also the least paid coach in the NBA. He makes 50k
     
  9. Fawkward

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    And also the lowest opponent's winning % in history. We haven't faced a single contender since he took over.
     
  10. sirbaihu

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    Only 350 more games to go for JB to measure up. . . . Hardee har har.
     
  11. Madano

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    How does this work? They essentially promoted him so I'm sure there has to be a raise involved as well right? I'm sure the Coach's Union or whatever wouldn't allow it otherwise.
     
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    He made up the number that's how.
     
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    There's a coaches union? lols
     
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    assistants only get 50k??

    that's insane.
     
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    J. B. Bickerstaff is pushing the right buttons
    By EricNielsen on Dec 13, 2015, 9:30a 1 1


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    After an abysmal start the Rockets find themselves in seventh in the West and back in the hunt.

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    A month ago I couldn't watch the Rockets. But, with the Houston only 3.5 games out of third place in the West, it's time to celebrate a little bit and welcome basketball back into our lives. Thank God!

    The schedule has helped, but in this holiday season lets be thankful for where we stand. The litany of problems have filled the pages of The Dream Shake for weeks. Now it's time to look at what's going right.

    As tough as the coaching change was, it now looks like it was the right call. Young J. B. Bickerstaff has been pushing the right buttons that McHale was loathe to make. The changes were necessary to light a fire that some players needed, to begin hitting on all cylinders. Remember, the Rockets have a boatload of players in their contract year and with the new, higher salary cap coming, they should all be playing their asses off.

    At first I thought Bickerstaff was going to be on a short leash and I didn't believe Morey when he said he had the season to prove himself. But, it's looking more and more like that will come to pass. He's now 8 and 5 and looks to be gaining some momentum and buy-in with the team. It's his rotation changes that have made the most difference.

    The biggest change is inserting Clint Capela into the starting lineup. He has the Rockets' second best PER at 21.5 and he has earned the time. The defense has been so poor that it needed the inside presence of our twin towers to get back some respect.

    Against the Lakers, the Twin Towers shot 12 of 16 and had 22 boards. Our shooting percentage this year has been tough to watch, but the horrid, weak defense was the worst part of the team. Having Terrence Jones coming off the bench is a better fit. And, with D-Mo back, Bickerstaff have even more options.

    Moving Ty Lawson to the bench and even sitting him for complete games was genius. I give Lawson a lot of leeway. Poor guy had to go through all the alcohol/court issues, rehab, changing teams and agreeing to have his final year of a giant contract non-guaranteed. Anyone would be going through shell shock with all of that going on.

    J. B. just gave him some room, gave him some time on the court without Harden and made him realize, by sitting him, that if Lawson doesn't get it together he'll be playing for significantly less money next year, even with a new salary cap. I have more hope now that Lawson will find his place in the rotation.

    After 30% of the season under our belts the Rockets find themselves climbing, full of hope and beginning to again imagine themselves in true contention. Not only have the Rockets awakened from hibernation, so have the Rockets fans. Thanks for the early Christmas present, J. B.
     
  16. bmd

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    That's not true. I wanna say they make like $200,000 a year.
     
  17. CCity Zero

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    Omfg, lol, this has to be a joke... Let's wait a season before we start crowning him as the next Kerr/Pop/Jackson etc etc..... Lol, let's see him play some real teams first as well :) and have a real sample size (thankfully we don't run significant results with that kind of sample size in a lab)

    Also... iirc I want to say his salary was 175k... But I can't find the source atm, I know lower assistants sometimes don't make much, but I would have to say he was making more than 50 before the bump (I mean I'd hope so...)
     
  18. pippendagimp

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    nook posted his salary here last month but i forgot what the figure was
     
  19. CCity Zero

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    Yes, I think you're right on this. Now post some more about this winning % :) don't get me wrong if he takes off and rockets keep getting better then Yay, I just want good bball and don't really care who the coach is as long as the team is winning. I'm not wanting the team to fail so all the bad fans can be right ;)
     
  20. FTW Rockets FTW

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    McHale fans faint

    For the longest time, all they had in support of the worst coach in Rockets history was that he was the winningest coach

    It took a mid 30's rook making bottom wage all of 12 odd games to usurp that

    LOL
     

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