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Kevin McHale vs Don Chaney

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tinman, Jan 29, 2014.

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McHale vs Chaney, who's better

  1. McHale

    11 vote(s)
    28.2%
  2. Chaney

    20 vote(s)
    51.3%
  3. Same coach!

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    Don Chaney as Rockets Coach
    Won NBA coach of the year in 90-91, establishing a deadly pick and roll with Kenny Smith and Otis Thorpe
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    Season Lg Award
    1990-91 NBA Coach of the Year
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    <PRE>
    Regu Play
    Season Age Lg Tm G W L W-L% W .500 Finish G W L W-L% Notes
    1988-89 42 NBA HOU 82 45 37 .549 4.0 2 4 1 3 .250
    1989-90 43 NBA HOU 82 41 41 .500 0.0 5 4 1 3 .250
    1990-91 44 NBA HOU 82 52 30 .634 11.0 3 3 0 3 .000
    1991-92 45 NBA HOU 52 26 26 .500 0.0 3
    Career NBA 831 337 494 .406 -78.5 11 2 9 .182
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    Kevin McHale as Rockets Coach
    Dwight Howard likes him and he's a champion.
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    Regu Play
    Season Age Lg Tm G W L W-L% W .500 Finish G W L W-L% Notes
    2011-12 54 NBA HOU 66 34 32 .515 1.0 4 0 0 0
    2012-13 55 NBA HOU 82 45 37 .549 4.0 3 6 2 4 .333
    2013-14 56 NBA HOU 47 30 17 .638 6.5 2
    Career NBA 289 148 141 .512 3.5 6 2 4 .333
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  2. DieHard Rocket

    DieHard Rocket Contributing Member

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    If McHale is Cheney, then who is the next Rudy T? Finch?

    (IIRC, Rudy was not the 2nd highest rank on that staff when he got promoted)
     
  3. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    http://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/article/Black-History-Month-Chaney-broke-basketball-1688312.php


     
  4. Billionzz

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    They are the same, both of them are nice guys, but bad coaches.
     
  5. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Chaney went .500 with Dream anchoring the team. He wasn't very good.
     
  6. tinman

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    He did worse with the Knicks, but I blame Isiah for that.
     
  7. tinman

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    Bump for the similarities again
     
  8. pippendagimp

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    "we, we just need to keep our poise"
     
  9. crash5179

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    Duck was not a great offensive coach but he was a terrific defensive coach. Won a COY award and then was fired and rightly so. He was not the right coach to take the Rockets to the next level.
     
  10. OTMax

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    Don Chaney is better.
     
  11. Corrosion

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    Comparing them is like comparing the 2016 presidential candidates .... all bad.
     
  12. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Chaney and its not even close

    I don't care about records but given the talent McHale is the worst Rockets coach in history. Comparing him to the likes of Chaney, Fitch, JVG, Rudy T, Rick is a disgrace to those coaches.

    mcFial is a cheer leader masquerading as a coach
     
  13. conquistador#11

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    don because there would be no rudy without him.
    I hated opening a pack of cards and getting a coach's card.
     
  14. NotChandlerParsons

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    Were there people posting on a text-based BBS in 1991 defending Don Cheney because he had won a lot of games despite the fact that the team was clearly underperforming? If so, then definitely the same coach.
     
  15. don grahamleone

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    The important person here is Rudy T in the background. Learning, mastering, growing to become.
     
  16. Lemonte

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    The Rockets were on the up swing when Chaney was released. Rudy T was given a championship team that Chaney had helped set up.
     
  17. count_dough-ku

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    Chaney easily. He did have Dream, but the rest of the team was nowhere near as talented as the rosters McHale's been given the last 3 seasons, especially this one.
     

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