1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

What if DM didn't implement his philosophy in coaching

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by atwood, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. atwood

    atwood Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    4
    No doubt DM is one of the best GMs in this league. He has an amazing record of identifying talent, trading up, and keeping flexibility. But I can't resist to think, what if DM didn't put his words into the coaching stuff and just let the coach do their job, will the Rockets have a better chance to prove themselves. It is a shame to watch this team plays at such a mediocre level considering how much talent they have.
     
  2. RV6

    RV6 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Messages:
    25,522
    Likes Received:
    1,109
    If by philosophy, you mean putting the ball in the basket, then yes, take that away and they have a better chance of proving themselves.
     
  3. tdo

    tdo Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2014
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    21
    Haha I was going to post this same thing. We are missing 3s, layups, and everything in between. While also not defending well at all. The team is just a mess right now. Every facet from the owner to the players deserves blame. The tougher question is where do we go from here? Obviously we are going to try to get back into the playoff race, but come trade deadline time, and if we are still way back in the standings, do we start exploring trade options for Howard, Brewer, etc.?
     
  4. ISOBall

    ISOBall Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2015
    Messages:
    2,908
    Likes Received:
    1,998
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. pippendagimp

    pippendagimp Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2000
    Messages:
    26,110
    Likes Received:
    18,920
    Without Coach Whisperer Daryl Morey in his ear, Mchale would have just been clapping without a purpose
     
  6. rocketsballin

    rocketsballin Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    8,041
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    it is stupid as hell ot keep shooting threes when they're not oging down. its basic basketball 101 but for some reason morey completely ignores it

    when the threes aren't going down, MIX IT UP! shoot some mid range jumpers. i agree dont stop shooting threes completely, but also dont keep jacking up countless threes

    u can also put in thornton or terry to get some quick threes

    i just dont understand whats going on in moreys mind when he sees the team isnt making their threes, over and over again. not just this season.

    and does he even know we dont have any elite shooters aside harden? the system wont work with average/below average shooters
     
  7. RocketsFido

    RocketsFido Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2013
    Messages:
    6,824
    Likes Received:
    6,516
    Morey doesn't actually play basketball, he just studies analytics and implements a system based on a theory.
     
  8. rocketsballin

    rocketsballin Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    8,041
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    i dont think thats the reason. i think he gets sexually aroused when he sees this big strong black guys brick three after three
    the bricking sound must be the climax. enough of those bricks, and he'll need new pants
     
  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy 99ers STAND BY
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    34,686
    Likes Received:
    10,644
    Short memories I guess. DM has let coaches run their shows in the past and his current influence on the scheme is repeatedly exaggerated.
     
    2 people like this.
  10. JeffB

    JeffB Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 1999
    Messages:
    3,584
    Likes Received:
    566
    They have bought into the ESPN narrative.
     
  11. hakeemthagreat

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    5,789
    Likes Received:
    3,872
    Lol. Short memories? DM did let our 2 better coaches JVG & Adelman run the show but essentially got rid of both so he could have more control (aka Moreyball). No valid reason Adelman should've been pushed out other than him not giving Morey more control. Our next coach will need to be able to run his own ship
     
  12. cheke64

    cheke64 Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    19,339
    Likes Received:
    8,566
    ESPN narrative? They finally caught on what Morey is really about.
     
  13. Batman Jones

    Batman Jones Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 1999
    Messages:
    15,937
    Likes Received:
    5,476
    They've been shooting mid-range shots at a high rate since about game 4. They've been missing from everywhere.
     
  14. Batman Jones

    Batman Jones Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 1999
    Messages:
    15,937
    Likes Received:
    5,476
    Wish I could rep this twice.
     
  15. Batman Jones

    Batman Jones Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 1999
    Messages:
    15,937
    Likes Received:
    5,476
    Sorry but this is inaccurate. I'd be violating a confidence to say more but this is way off. And I felt just as you do before I knew the background.
     
  16. Sweet Lou 4 2

    Sweet Lou 4 2 Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    31,207
    Likes Received:
    12,089
    You guys are crazy. DM didn't believe in anything other than finding the best guys who actually add value to the team. He uses stats as a guide - but he also goes for players who will help.

    He didn't go after T-mac because he was a great 3-point player. He didn't chase Carmelo for that reason either. Nor many other players. He put the best group of guys he could have put on the floor. You can't blame him for the players poor chemistry.

    You can blame him for letting guys walk, or letting dragic go, or the moves he made. But he did what he had to do with what he had to work with and what Les told him to do as a boss. I really think his only massive blunder was letting Dragic walk.
     
  17. SF3isBack!!

    SF3isBack!! Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,163
    Likes Received:
    1,878
    I do agree that Adelman was let go for no good reason. Morey is a good GM though. I think the Mchale/Adelman debacle will always haunt him though.
     
  18. SF3isBack!!

    SF3isBack!! Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,163
    Likes Received:
    1,878
    He wasn't GM until 3 years after we got Tmac.
     
  19. Sweet Lou 4 2

    Sweet Lou 4 2 Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    31,207
    Likes Received:
    12,089
    That's true but regardless - he chased Carmelo.
     
  20. FanSince93

    FanSince93 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    28
    He is a good GM. He hit some and he missed some and is ok.

    But he has not achieved anything yet. Is there any other city where a GM, not a player, is worshipped in such a vulgar manner? He has a cult following here - how did this happen? When did this happen? We used to have LOFs who used to consider JL as a superstar. I see the same disturbing trend here. MOFs - who think Daryl is the best thing that can happen to Houston. I just can not wait these MOFs to drive out of town. Take your GM worshipping a** to the next city DM moves to.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now