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Worst new coach/team pairing?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Nimo, Jun 2, 2016.

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Which of these is the worst new coach hire?

  1. Mike D'antoni/Houston Rockets

    32.8%
  2. Jeff Hornacek/NY Knicks

    21.3%
  3. David Fizdale/Memphis Grizzlies

    1.6%
  4. Nate McMillan/Indiana Pacers

    14.8%
  5. Luke Walton/LA Lakers

    8.2%
  6. Tom Thibodeau/Minnesota Timberwolves

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Frank Vogel/Orlando Magic

    1.6%
  8. Scott Brooks/Washington Wizards

    8.2%
  9. Kenny Atkinson/Brooklyn Nets

    4.9%
  10. Dave Joerger/Sacramento Kings

    6.6%
  1. Nimo

    Nimo Member

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    Of the new coaching hires so far, which is the worst pairing?

    Mike D'antoni/Houston Rockets
    Jeff Hornacek/NY Knicks
    David Fizdale/Memphis Grizzlies
    Nate McMillan/Indiana Pacers
    Luke Walton/LA Lakers
    Tom Thibodeau/Minnesota Timberwolves
    Frank Vogel/Orlando Magic
    Scott Brooks/Washington Wizards
    Kenny Atkinson/Brooklyn Nets
    Dave Joerger/Sacramento Kings
     
  2. J.R.

    J.R. Member

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    Larry Bird meant to hire Mike D'Antoni (or similar)
    Daryl Morey meant to hire Nate McMillan (or similar)

    Bird: We need a new voice. I want to play smaller, faster, more uptempo, shoot more threes — hires turtle/assistant Nate McMillan

    Morey: "I think it’s going to be someone who embodies what we need which is to get our defense stronger." — hires Mike Anthony
     
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  3. Chuck_Ferrari

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    Jeff Hornacek to the Knicks.

    Personality-wise & strategy-wise, it doesn't make any sense to me.
     
  4. CDrex

    CDrex Contributing Member

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    D'Antoni is not likely the worst coach on that list, but some of the rookies who will coach worse them him are on teams that aren't competitive anyways and just need a developmental guy to prep for them to bring in a win now coach in 3 years. D'Antoni has the biggest negative impact on his team's title contention status.

    (If you count dropping Vogel as part of the McMillan hire, then than one. But I don't.)
     
  5. Patience

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    Any new coach and the Knicks.
     
  6. Nimo

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    The Indiana, Washington, and NY hires were more puzzling to me than D'antoni (maybe I've let him grow on me already). As much as I wonder if D'antoni can win the respect of the locker room and convince them to play both sides of the court; I also wonder if Walton is going to be able to deal with the young Lakers and if Thibodeau's tough practices and discipline will be too much for the egos of the Wiggins and Towns.
     
  7. Jturbofuel

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    Sacremento for the one reason that Cousins and Rondo are coach killers.
     
  8. kjayp

    kjayp Contributing Member

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    I just think its funny that a third of the league fired their coach... lol
     

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