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Ty Lue to meet with Rockets Brass in Vegas

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Tristan_fiore, Oct 2, 2020.

  1. Nook

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    Right now there are a number of really strong assistant coaches around the league getting consideration.
     
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    he would fit the pelicans
     
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    Dantoni on pelicans would be so fun since everyone is still in developmental mode his system would be great in opening up BI, Lonzo, and Zions games. Once all those young kids find their niche and enter their prime then u hire a more balanced coach
     
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    Brass bc he can’t afford gold.
     
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    Guessing Lue wanted too much money. I like Lucas but this seems like a cost saving move.

     
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    It's really an interesting choice. Let's get beyond the "cost cutting, Tilman is cheap" comments. What exactly does John Lucas bring to the table? We know he is a good mentor since he has helped a ton of NBA players. It's possible since he has helped a ton of NBA players that he also would be good at "establishing a culture". What about the X's and O's and adjustments? Any insight on any previous coaching stints that he has had?
     
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  7. treyk3

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    It's nothing beyond cost cutting and James and Russ being friends with him. He hasn't coached since the early aughts. He works with players around the league on mental health and substance abuse issues. He truly is one of the most important figures in the NBA and I think this is a terrible hire. It A) takes him away from a greater calling B) This is equivalent to hiring Steve Nash and having Kyrie claim there is no coach.
     
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    I would think we could hire a more relevant X and O's assistant coach if this is the plan?
     
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  9. treyk3

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    It's less about cost for me (as a primary issue) in the long run. Hiring him clearly is a cost cutting move but there are worse things at bay than that. Other coaches would take a small amount of money to get the opportunity. This is a cost cutting move but it's worse than that.

    It's more about his value as a mentor to non-Rocket players. He's a much better man and mentor than he ever will be as a coach, even if he wins a championship here. I'm honestly shocked Lucas even wants this job. He's found a calling and now he wants this? Tilman will have found a new low as owner in my view.

    If Lucas takes this job then I will have a new perception of him. This is equivalent to Jose Andres going to work solely for a billionaire and abandoning his non-profit endeavors. Yea, get your money, but I'm going to see you differently.
     
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    Well, here is a snippet regarding his coaching approach from an interview:

    https://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2015/03/28/nba-lucas-spurs-addiction

    Appears to be a culture guy. Probably bringing some strong assistants with him for offense and defense if they truly plan to make him the head coach.
     
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    Everyone screaming for more discipline and in game adjustments should run for the hills if Lucas hired as HC.
     
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    Already should now that Harden and Westbrook run the team. It's going to take some kind of special coach to turn this into chicken salad.
     
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    Lmao! When it comes to Houston sports signing everything is always getting rescheduled and pushed back. Man we talking about a interview smh...
     
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    That's another week that Tilly does not have to shell out HC salary.

    He will milk this search like cheapass chump that he is.
     
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    Ty Lue is a good coach.

    What is the reason he cancelled the interview on Sunday?

    What is the reason he did not interview Morey first?
     
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    I'll take it a step further. if harden/rus won't buy in to Atkinson, lue, or Silas... if they propose its either Lucas or we go. I'd question their desire to win and be open to moving them. if they're serious about championship goals, you need a top notch coach. if they're not up for that I'm ok starting the rebuild.
     
  18. Nook

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    Harden and Westbrook did not demand Lucas as far as I know. Both think highly of Lucas as he is a very strong role model and a really good man that does know basketball well.

    Atkinson is a concern for a few reasons. First, he lost the support of his star point guard in Brooklyn. The veterans didn’t want to do things the way the coach did. The team wouldn’t trade Irving so Atkinson left. Second, Atkinson will incorporate analytics and gladly meet with the front office and discuss things; but Atkinson plays who he wants, how much he wants and he decides what to focus on and what the team culture will be. If Morey or Tilman interfere, Atkinson will balk and then leave or force them to fire him. Last, Atkinson wants to pick his staff.
     
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  19. D-rock

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    I think this is more fan projection than reality.

    Harden is not unreasonable nor irrational. Same with Westbrook.
     
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    A Concern? Sounds like he's his own man, strong coach, one that I might want!

    Kyrie? LOL :rolleyes:
     
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