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Screwed again ... Scott COY

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by levintblack, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. levintblack

    levintblack Contributing Member

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    Not overly upset over it but Adelman with our streak and injuries deserved it more. Scott was a clear No. 2 it's just annoying the Rockets always miss out on big awards.

    As recently as the 2004-05 season, the New Orleans Hornets were an NBA joke with an 18-64 record. It looks like the coach of that team, Byron Scott, will get the last laugh.

    Before the Hornets take on the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday, Scott will be named the NBA Coach of the Year, according to multiple media reports. ESPN.com confirmed the reports on Monday night.

    New Orleans sent a media advisory Monday afternoon, saying it planned a "major announcement" at 10 a.m. Tuesday following the Hornets' gameday shootaround.

    Scott led the New Jersey Nets to consecutive trips to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003 but lasted only 42 games the next season. He was hired in 2004 to guide a New Orleans team in transition.

    A series of moves over the next few years drew as many jeers as cheers. The Hornets traded All-Star guard Baron Davis, drafted undersized point guard Chris Paul, signed aging veteran Peja Stojakovic to a long-term contract and acquired Chicago Bulls castoff Tyson Chandler.

    A 16-game improvement in 2005-06 and a run at the playoffs the next season quieted some of the criticism, but few thought Scott would last to see the project through ... until this season.

    For much of the campaign the Hornets had the best record in the conference and finished with a 56-26 mark, good for a No. 2 seed in the West. That drew a matchup with Dallas, who many thought would expose the young Hornets. But Scott and New Orleans have kept proving the doubters wrong.

    They go into Game 5 with a surprising 3-1 series lead and their eyes on the Larry O'Brien trophy which goes to the NBA champ. Scott takes home some hardware of his own first.
     
  2. ind0fo0

    ind0fo0 Contributing Member

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    damnit- that is rediculous. take away chris paul and david west for 40 something games, lets see them win about 20% of their games. chris paul for mvp, but dont let byron freaking scott take that credit.

    what bull.
     
  3. Pringles

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    maybe if we didn't choke/tank the last few games against denver and kings, and possible beat utah, we could have had the number one seed, thus, our coach having a greater chance winning the award.

    plus, our coach would have won it any other year besides this year, bryan scott did a remarkable job with the hornets.
     
  4. ReD_1

    ReD_1 Rookie

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    Like that's really important, Maurice Cheeks would have done it and so what, he's not better so as Byron Scott!

    Look at the last year winner...LOL
     
  5. spence99

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    I don't think it's a bad choice. Yes, Adelman did great, but you don't win coach of the year just because of a 22 game winning streak. The Rockets won 52 last year and coach of the year is usually won by a coach who's team improved alot from the year before.
     
  6. JunkyardDwg

    JunkyardDwg Contributing Member

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    Well then it shouldn't be Coach of the Year, it should be renamed to Coach With Most Improved Team award. Not necessarily arguing against Scott, but Adelman improved the team's record from last year, got a top 4 seed (despite Utah's technicality) and did with McGrady sidelined for a few weeks and Yao out for the last month and a half of the season. He also used four rookies, heavily at times, in the rotation.
     
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    how did we choke/tank? we werent supposed to win those games or make the playoffs anyway. as previously stated......take away chris paul and david west.......N.O. might not make the playoffs let alone the 5th seed/4th best record in west.
     
  8. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    Congrats Scott, you deserved it.
     
  9. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Contributing Member

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    Like DPOY, this award is a consolation prize...someone on the Hornets had to win something.

    It's not a bad choice.
     
  10. StupidMoniker

    StupidMoniker I lost a bet

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    Adelman got the same roster as last year, but replaced Lucas, Spanoulis, and Howard with Scola, Landry, Brooks, James, and Francis. That roster improvement translated to only 3 extra wins. If anything, JVG should retroactively get COY for last season.
     
  11. EbolaScola

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    That's a good point. Either way, we shouldn't be surprised. The Rockets never get their dues. Even with the streak, people were chomping at the bit, waiting for us to lose. Then they talked about how it was just a fluke.
     
  12. Nice Rollin

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    i dont know if it's rediculous....byron scott went from a non playoff team to a team in the 2nd round.
     
  13. levintblack

    levintblack Contributing Member

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    Just to update Adelman didn't even get second. Rivers did. To me getting third and not second pisses me off more than not getting first. I have said all season while Rivers gets some credit 90% goes to Pierce, Garnett, and Allen. They practically coach the team. They determined whether or not they won. There was no gelling issues that Rivers had to address it wasn't like when Jackson was hired by the Lakers because they had so much talent but too many egos and needed someone to fix it. If the Celtics had no coaches they probably still win 45 in the East because Garnett is a coach on the floor.
     
  14. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    well if you totally ignore that he had to replace james and bonzi and couldn't rely on francis and had to work in guys who had never played nba ball. yeah then you could say that.
     
  15. ROXTXIA

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    Scola, Landry, and Brooks are rookies and needed seasoning. Mike James had QUIT written all over him as soon as he came back. Francis was either busted up and/or didn't care anymore. Adelman installed a brand new system that BJax said needs the better part of 2 seasons to really learn. He had to give sucky vets their chance before throwing them on the dungheap. Landry didn't even play until...when was it? Late in the season, anyway. The two team stars dealt with various major injuries.

    I'm sorry, JVG....er, StupidMoniker, but how is it that Adelman got it so easy?
     

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