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Next Head Coach

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by bratna8, Apr 28, 2016.

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Rockets head coach

Poll closed May 5, 2016.
  1. Jeff Van Gundy

    336 vote(s)
    65.5%
  2. Luke Walton

    33 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. Ettore Messina

    79 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. George Karl

    5 vote(s)
    1.0%
  5. Lionel Hollins

    7 vote(s)
    1.4%
  6. Other

    53 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. mario_v

    mario_v Member

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    This. Repped. It's like you read my mind. Couldn't have said it any better.
     
  2. Caesar

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    I'm all for JVG if and only IF he accepts analytic's, gets an offensive heavy assistant coaching staff. Keeps Ewing and Mark Jackson away. Accepts that the NBA has changed and is very offensively driven now since he last coached.

    On top of that we need to add guys like Conley, Batum, Noah or Biyombo to the roster for me to ever consider re-hiring JVG. Rondo might be pretty good under JVG on a 1 or 2 year deal.

    For those who think JVG can lead this relatively same roster back to the WCF with a 70 win and a high 60 win teams in the conference, you're in for another raping and at that point i might have to question if its rape at all if the victim wants it.
     
  3. rocketsballin

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    when he was here rockets had top 10 defense. i dont think they're elite cuz they slowed the game down but numbers dont lie,they were among the best. the offense was bad cuz there was no one outside of tmac and yao, who were always injured.
     
  4. Louka

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    werd.

     
  5. RocketsFido

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    the coach will be whoever KD wants.
     
  6. hakeemthagreat

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    He can what he wants if he turns our franchise around like he did GS. 23 wins, to 45, than eventually 51 wins. Number don't lie
     
  7. SF3isBack!!

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    Kevin Ollie or Jeff. Jeff would need some help offensively though.
     
  8. Louka

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    and now we have so much better offensive talent than we did then:rolleyes:

    need a system that creates offense more than players create offense (right now)
     
  9. hakeemthagreat

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    2nd choices, Kevin Sampson or Mario Elie just because he's one of the good guys
     
  10. YOLO

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    you need the personnel to do that. there isn't another system that this current team is built for besides what they were doing.

    new coach. new system. new players that fit this.
     
  11. Caesar

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    http://www.hoopsplus.org/Jeff_Van_Gundy_defensive_system.pdf

    From JVG himself:

    "Adjustment" is a bad word - Do what you do and stick to it - usually game "adjustments" are just guys playing harder and making shots - only adjust if you see maximum effort not getting the job done over the long period of time.

    This is the kind of thinking that lost us 2 first round series after being up 2-0 in the series. The other coaches adjusted. JVG refused to.

    Lets bring some memories back shall we?

    Up 2-0 to the Mavs. Lose the next 3 games in a row. Blow them out. Get obliterated in game 7.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PaYTyqWtFw8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Up 2-0 to the Jazz. Lose in game 7. Boozer and Harpring were getting offensive rebounds all over the place while Okur stood open for crucial threes.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HutrTHgJD5g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  12. pippsux

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    As long as Morey is our GM no coach can succeed in this 3 point heavy system that values analytics instead of the eye test.
     
  13. Realjad

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    JVG is my all time favorite coach

    Bringing him back would make me buy season tickets
     
  14. pirc1

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    JVG is known commodity, he will bring defense and toughness to this team, he will get you to 50 plus wins, but it is doubtful he will bring you championships.

    Luke is unknown to everyone, what if he is the next Kerr? Are you willing to miss out on that?

    Even if Houston wants Luke, he is more likely to go to Lakers with more young players where he can mold them to his style or stay put in GS and wait for a better opportunity next year.
     
  15. GoRoc

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    JVG or Blatt (seriously i really rate the guy)
     
  16. Matt78777

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    I don't think everyone agrees that he's a 100% known commodity. Even the most ardent JVG supporters aren't looking for the return of JVG and expect him to be exactly as he was. There's this idea that he has studied the game and rejuvenated himself as a broadcaster so that he will become a better coach, one for the modern era. I think some of this idea comes from the way Steve Kerr seemed to magically transform after his time in the studio. He wasn't a coach before, but his time in the front office certainly didn't make anyone think he was the next big thing. What kind of coach is 2016 JVG? That remains to be seen...
     
  17. Matt78777

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    a quote from an Espn article about Brad Stevens and his game demeanor:
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15356168/brad-stevens-next-superstar-head-coach

    I like that story. My problem with JVG is that he is the exact opposite of that. If you like steady as they go, unflappable leadership, JVG is not your guy.
     
  18. chievous minniefield

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    They were especially ready to play that game 7 against Dallas that they lost by 1,000,000 points.
     
  19. Bogey

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    I like JVG where he is.

    How about Shaka Smart?
     
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    Mark Jackson
     

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