Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by Superbone » Thu May 23, 2019 10:04 am

ShelC wrote:This team is always 2 years away from being 2 years away.
Until they’re not.
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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by ShelC » Thu May 23, 2019 10:14 am

I'm fine with 2 years away if we crack 32-35 wins next year (and are competitive throughout the season) and then make a bigger leap the following season into the playoffs.
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Post by Split T » Thu May 23, 2019 10:19 am

This is the most optimistic I’ve been about this team in awhile. Sarver is saying the right things, everyone around him is supporting him and agree that he’s changed. We have two guys(Jones and Williams)in charge who are very highly respected in the nba. We have an experienced front office guy(Bower)to help Jones. We have young talent(booker, Ayton, Oubre, Bridges) that want to be here. We have trade chips(TJ, TJ, Melton, okobo, Mil pick) we have some cap space and avenues to more cap space, and we have the #6 pick.

We won’t make the playoffs and we don’t need too, but I think significant improvement will come from just staying healthy, natural progression from our youth, and adding a couple steadying influences.

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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

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Split T wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:19 am
This is the most optimistic I’ve been about this team in awhile. Sarver is saying the right things, everyone around him is supporting him and agree that he’s changed. We have two guys(Jones and Williams)in charge who are very highly respected in the nba. We have an experienced front office guy(Bower)to help Jones. We have young talent(booker, Ayton, Oubre, Bridges) that want to be here. We have trade chips(TJ, TJ, Melton, okobo, Mil pick) we have some cap space and avenues to more cap space, and we have the #6 pick.

We won’t make the playoffs and we don’t need too, but I think significant improvement will come from just staying healthy, natural progression from our youth, and adding a couple steadying influences.
I'm hopeful but that little voice in my head is telling me not to trust Sarver. We'll see.

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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by Indy » Thu May 23, 2019 10:59 am

Let's hope this is a sign that Sarver realizes he should reach out to Jerry (and others) more. the awful thing would be for him to think "see, I did it, so now we are good and I can go back to doing what I have been doing the last 10 years."

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Split T wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:19 am
This is the most optimistic I’ve been about this team in awhile. Sarver is saying the right things, everyone around him is supporting him and agree that he’s changed. We have two guys(Jones and Williams)in charge who are very highly respected in the nba. We have an experienced front office guy(Bower)to help Jones. We have young talent(booker, Ayton, Oubre, Bridges) that want to be here. We have trade chips(TJ, TJ, Melton, okobo, Mil pick) we have some cap space and avenues to more cap space, and we have the #6 pick.

We won’t make the playoffs and we don’t need too, but I think significant improvement will come from just staying healthy, natural progression from our youth, and adding a couple steadying influences.
Jones is respected, but I'm not sure he's any good at his job yet. It still seems like we have a bare-bones front office. We're posting job ads for scouts on LinkedIn, FFS.
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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by ShelC » Thu May 23, 2019 12:15 pm

LOL I almost applied for that scout job.

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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

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Split T wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:19 am
This is the most optimistic I’ve been about this team in awhile. Sarver is saying the right things, everyone around him is supporting him and agree that he’s changed. We have two guys(Jones and Williams)in charge who are very highly respected in the nba. We have an experienced front office guy(Bower)to help Jones. We have young talent(booker, Ayton, Oubre, Bridges) that want to be here. We have trade chips(TJ, TJ, Melton, okobo, Mil pick) we have some cap space and avenues to more cap space, and we have the #6 pick.

We won’t make the playoffs and we don’t need too, but I think significant improvement will come from just staying healthy, natural progression from our youth, and adding a couple steadying influences.
A sure sign of a toxic personality is when everyone around them is talking about how they've changed. We'll know little Robbie has really changed when the news is no longer about him.
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Post by O_Gardino » Thu May 23, 2019 1:03 pm

LOL, Split is just trying to enjoy the off-season and believe in his team and there's a string of downers chiming in with the Hold Up - Things Are Probably Still Bad.

You do you, Split! Don't listen to us. :lol:
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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by Indy » Thu May 23, 2019 1:06 pm

O_Gardino wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:03 pm
LOL, Split is just trying to enjoy the off-season and believe in his team and there's a string of downers chiming in with the Hold Up - Things Are Probably Still Bad.

You do you, Split! Don't listen to us. :lol:
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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by Split T » Thu May 23, 2019 1:18 pm

O_Gardino wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:03 pm
LOL, Split is just trying to enjoy the off-season and believe in his team and there's a string of downers chiming in with the Hold Up - Things Are Probably Still Bad.

You do you, Split! Don't listen to us. :lol:
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Post by Superbone » Thu May 23, 2019 5:08 pm

ShelC wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 10:14 am
I'm fine with 2 years away if we crack 32-35 wins next year (and are competitive throughout the season) and then make a bigger leap the following season into the playoffs.
That's my exact hope.
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Post by Superbone » Thu May 23, 2019 5:11 pm

ShelC wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 12:15 pm
LOL I almost applied for that scout job.
Do it!
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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by Superbone » Thu May 23, 2019 5:12 pm

The Woj Pod podcast interviewing Monty Williams is fantastic!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s ... 0439125001
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Post by carey » Fri May 24, 2019 12:01 am

Superbone wrote:The Woj Pod podcast interviewing Monty Williams is fantastic!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s ... 0439125001
I actually found it to be boring. Maybe boring is a good thing though.
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Post by Flagrant Fowl » Fri May 24, 2019 12:59 am

carey wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:01 am
Superbone wrote:The Woj Pod podcast interviewing Monty Williams is fantastic!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s ... 0439125001
I actually found it to be boring. Maybe boring is a good thing though.
I haven't listened because I expect that it's a bunch of coach-speak. Am I wrong?
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Post by Superbone » Fri May 24, 2019 2:13 am

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:59 am
carey wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:01 am
Superbone wrote:The Woj Pod podcast interviewing Monty Williams is fantastic!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s ... 0439125001
I actually found it to be boring. Maybe boring is a good thing though.
I haven't listened because I expect that it's a bunch of coach-speak. Am I wrong?
Yes.
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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by Indy » Fri May 24, 2019 5:32 am

Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:59 am
carey wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:01 am
Superbone wrote:The Woj Pod podcast interviewing Monty Williams is fantastic!

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s ... 0439125001
I actually found it to be boring. Maybe boring is a good thing though.
I haven't listened because I expect that it's a bunch of coach-speak. Am I wrong?
No--You can pick up a couple quotes and get a complete understanding of the interview.

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Post by carey » Fri May 24, 2019 7:23 am

Indy wrote:
No--You can pick up a couple quotes and get a complete understanding of the interview.
Pretty much what Indy said. Also, it's widely known already but Monty is very religious. He talks about how his youth basketball coach was the first person to bring him to coach and the role that has taken in his life. Expect the locker room to find a little Jesus this year.
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Re: Suns hire Monty Williams to be the 20th Head Coach in franchise history

Post by Indy » Fri May 24, 2019 7:34 am

carey wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 7:23 am
Indy wrote:
No--You can pick up a couple quotes and get a complete understanding of the interview.
Pretty much what Indy said. Also, it's widely known already but Monty is very religious. He talks about how his youth basketball coach was the first person to bring him to coach and the role that has taken in his life. Expect the locker room to find a little Jesus this year.
I think you meant church.

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