Around the League: Offseason

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by Split T » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:39 pm

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Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:03 pm
Do we have evidence that Ty Lue is a good coach? I know he has some experience, but has he accomplished more than replacement-level performance in the situations he's been put in?
I mean he coached 3 years and went to the finals all 3. Of course he had Lebron all 3 years, but hard to find fault. He’s definitely deserving of a head coaching job. He was also an assistant with the clippers, so I’d guess they have a pretty good idea what they’re getting and how they’re players feel about him.
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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by ShelC » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:31 am

MikeD may also consider an assistant role under Nash in BK. Doc is in Philly, Lue in LA....MikeD was said to be a candidate for Indy. Haven't seen him linked to NOLA. He's also familiar with the NYC area from his time with the Knicks.

https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/mike-dant ... ets-staff/

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:03 am

I've seen something about SVG to NOLA.
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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:04 am

ShelC wrote:
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MikeD may also consider an assistant role under Nash in BK. Doc is in Philly, Lue in LA....MikeD was said to be a candidate for Indy. Haven't seen him linked to NOLA. He's also familiar with the NYC area from his time with the Knicks.

https://nypost.com/2020/10/14/mike-dant ... ets-staff/
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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by ShelC » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:08 am

I was thinking the same thing. Be a lead assistant/associate head coach under his guy Nash on a team (on paper) that's ready to win. I feel like Indy and the market would be a good fit and he was an assistant there some 20 years ago, but he's pushing 70 and you'd think this would be a last gig for him.

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:21 am

I was thinking the same, but maybe under Gentry wherever he lands. Hadn't considered Steve. lol

Nash would probably be a dream boss for Mike.
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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:23 am

I do wonder if Gentry gets a new gig this year. I don't know what else NOLA thought they would get out of that team, but I also don't think Gentry has a reputation as a top coach.
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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by ShelC » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:24 am

He's with the Kings as associate head coach. Unless you mean after next season?

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by O_Gardino » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:35 am

No, I just forgot about that.

I didn't know he had any connection with Luke. I wonder if that was Luke's hiring or if the front office brought him in.
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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by Shabazz » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:31 am



Former Suns assistant.

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by ShelC » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:34 am

Wow, that's surprising considering some of the other names out there and linked to the Pacers. Maybe they want some of that Raptors magic.

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by In2ition » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:57 am

I remember Nate when he was the head boys coach at Cactus Shadows High School. Tbh, I never thought he was all that good or smart back then. Maybe I wasn't smart enough to appreciate or see it though.
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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by Mori Chu » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:26 am

Strange hire. I wonder if they had to go outside the box because other more prominent coaching candidates didn't want to go to Indiana. You'd think given their talented young roster, they could get somebody exciting to be their new coach.

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by Mori Chu » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:28 am

SVG was a pretty good broadcaster, but he belongs back in coaching. Not sure about the fit with the Pelicans, but I know he'll work hard.

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by Superbone » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:59 am

I like SVG. I'm happy for SVG. Long live SVG. :)
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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by Indy » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:00 pm

Good for him.

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by O_Gardino » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:08 pm

SVG is a good coach. He'll do well, I think.

But welcome to the West. Competition is a lot tougher out here.
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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by Shabazz » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:14 pm

O_Gardino wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:08 pm
SVG is a good coach. He'll do well, I think.

But welcome to the West. Competition is a lot tougher out here.
No joke. We could take a big leap forward and still miss the playoffs. A few good teams definitely will.

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Re: Around the League: Offseason

Post by Superbone » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:15 pm

Shabazz wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:14 pm
O_Gardino wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:08 pm
SVG is a good coach. He'll do well, I think.

But welcome to the West. Competition is a lot tougher out here.
No joke. We could take a big leap forward and still miss the playoffs. A few good teams definitely will.
Nope. Not us. We WILL make the playoffs next season. MARK IT DOWN!
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