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Kenny Atkinson interviewed for Rockets HC position this week

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DaBeard, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. DaBeard

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    Now were getting somewhere
     
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    I'm all for Atkinson. Still don't know why he was let go from the Nets.
     
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    now this is the type of news I want to hear
     
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    Kyrie and KD
     
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    Best news I've heard from coaching candidates since the playoffs ended for us.
     
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    KD had him fired because he didn’t like that he was coaching. Winning with him here would rule so much.
     
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    exactly why i don't know if he will do well with Harden and Westbrook
     
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    maybe, but Harden and Russ are a far cry from the likes of Kyrie and KD...it’s not even close

    Did u see what Kyrie said about the coaching situation in BK last week?



    Kyrie is unhinged, and KD is the most sensitive star in the league by far

    maybe it wouldn’t work here, but wannabe woke, fake deep thinker Kyrie and sensitive snake KD would be very hard for most coaches to handle
     
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    Why all the hype for a .383 win % head coach ?
     
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    He had a losing record in the regular season and playoffs. There are more qualified candidates. This is picking someone they like vs the best imo.
     
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    I’m guessing u never had a look at the talent on the rosters...
     
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    terrible point

    look at those rosters and tell me why they should’ve been better

    Who is the best?
     
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    I got you. I need to get some work done but I'll revisit this.

    Also if you don't mind, please layout your case why he is better than other candidates to better understand your perspective.
     
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    Seems the players couldnt stand him and wanted him gone. That gives me pause.
     
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    We need more people like you on the board. I appreciate this response and I will try to have responses like this in the future.
     
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    He coached in the leastern conference and didn't get at least a .400 win%. What will he average in the West?
     
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    Kenny would be a great assistant coach to Sam
     
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    the Nets were 1 of the most analytically driven organizations in the league, so he’s familiar with running analytically driven, up-tempo offenses...CF is always talking about wanting more passing and ball movement, well the Nets were 8th and 3rd in passes made per game the last 2 seasons

    this is an excerpt from an article discussing Kenny Atkinson’s offense from back in 2017

    In Kenny Atkinson, Sean Marks hired a grandchild of the Gregg Popovich coaching tree and a child of the Mike D’Antoni tree. Atkinson has adopted principles of the Atlanta Hawks’ offense with a few D’Antoni-style philosophical strategies thrown in for good measure. The offense is the fastest paced in the league and while it has not led to success for the Nets, it has kept them competitive. On a team devoid of stars and sheer talent, the offense attempts to put players in situations to succeed. It’s a breath of fresh air, compared to when Lionel Hollins would run Deron Williams off the ball and have players take turns on stagnant isolation plays.

    The Nets are finally modern.

    The Offense — Philosophy and Roots
    The Nets’ offense this season is complex — so, here’s way too much information on a team that hasn’t been successful. Kenny Atkinson took the skeleton of the Hawks’ “Spurs East” offense and injected it with D’Antoni-style speed. It’s Pace and Space meets a Spurs-esque motion.


    Kenny Atkinson is also known as a good developmental coach. If things don’t work out, and it’s decided to blow things up, he would still be a good option for a rebuild as well.
     

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