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Anthem
05-18-2005, 07:03 PM
Question: Is there any thought to hiring a coach specifically for Jermaine O'Neal, similar to Houston hiring Ewing for Yao Ming? J.O. is a good player, but it seems to me that when he makes his move he puts his head down and that's it. I think teams are defending him much better now, realizing this and double- or triple-teaming him as he starts his move.

If you look at Shaq he'll begin his move and as other defenders drop down low, he passes the ball out in mid-stride. I think J.O. could benefit from someone teaching him things like this. (Mark from Indianapolis)

Answer: I don't believe the Pacers are planning to bring in a specific coach for O'Neal. He often works with Chuck Person after practice, and has plenty of other people around to offer instruction. The issue you bring up can't really be taught. It's a matter of instinct and court awareness.

No wonder JO's been playing crappily. That's not a slam on Person, who's a great shooter. But Jermaine shouldn't be getting tips from a shooter. He should be getting tips from a post player.

Say what you want about Zeke, but at least he brought in good tutors for big men. Bunny's last line is flat-out stupid. Those are absolutely things that can be taught, and evidently nobody is teaching Jermaine.

3ptmiller
05-18-2005, 07:09 PM
Question: What does it mean when a team is "in the penalty" or "in the bonus," as stated by Mark Boyle when he broadcasts the games? Is there a recent good book about basketball that explains things like that, and like posts and screens? (Steve from Bedford, Ind.)

:unimpress Did this guy just started watching basketball?

3ptmiller
05-18-2005, 07:11 PM
If you look at Shaq he'll begin his move and as other defenders drop down low, he passes the ball out in mid-stride. I think J.O. could benefit from someone teaching him things like this. (Mark from Indianapolis)

:amen:

Kegboy
05-18-2005, 08:29 PM
No wonder JO's been playing crappily. That's not a slam on Person, who's a great shooter. But Jermaine shouldn't be getting tips from a shooter. He should be getting tips from a post player.

Say what you want about Zeke, but at least he brought in good tutors for big men. Bunny's last line is flat-out stupid. Those are absolutely things that can be taught, and evidently nobody is teaching Jermaine.

If Mike leaves, I'd pay out of my own pocket if Mark Aguirre came back. The effect on Harrison alone would be monumental.

grace
05-18-2005, 08:39 PM
If Mike leaves, I'd pay out of my own pocket if Mark Aguirre came back. The effect on Harrison alone would be monumental.

Since when did you become rich and not tell the family? :eyebrow2:

Kegboy
05-18-2005, 08:45 PM
Since when did you become rich and not tell the family? :eyebrow2:

I didn't say I'd pay for all of it. I've got $99 in my pocket. And a bunch of pennies in my car. That should be enough.

Btw,

:bunny:

Doug in CO
05-18-2005, 09:17 PM
My favorite part was when he took time to explain what 'in the penalty' means.

In 49 states it's just basketball... In Indiana we have Montieth explaining what 'in the penalty' means

Bball
05-18-2005, 09:22 PM
My favorite part was when he took time to explain what 'in the penalty' means.

In 49 states it's just basketball... In Indiana we have Montieth explaining what 'in the penalty' means

I'm cutting him slack because it could be a question from a small kid and besides that the question was from Bedford, IN which could explain a lot.... ;)

-Bball

ChicagoJ
05-18-2005, 11:51 PM
No wonder JO's been playing crappily. That's not a slam on Person, who's a great shooter. But Jermaine shouldn't be getting tips from a shooter. He should be getting tips from a post player.

Say what you want about Zeke, but at least he brought in good tutors for big men. Bunny's last line is flat-out stupid. Those are absolutely things that can be taught, and evidently nobody is teaching Jermaine.

Chuck wasn't great in the post, but he was - at worst - capable and probably above-average for a 6'8" guy that couldn't dunk.

Until Dick(head) Versace told him all was allowed to do was stand out at the three-point line and shoot jumpers (and then bellyache that Chuck was never in position to get offensive rebounds... duh... what an idiot.)

In fact, Bo Hill used Chuck at PF quite a bit for that Spurs team that went to the WC Finals.

Chuck's 2-pt FG% was generally outstanding, but his coaches felt it was best if he was a long-range bomber.

shags
05-19-2005, 12:01 AM
My favorite part was when he took time to explain what 'in the penalty' means.

In 49 states it's just basketball... In Indiana we have Montieth explaining what 'in the penalty' means

:laugh:

Anthem
05-19-2005, 01:31 AM
Chuck wasn't great in the post, but he was - at worst - capable and probably above-average for a 6'8" guy that couldn't dunk.

Now there's a ringing endorsement for a big guy's coach if I ever saw one.

Bring back Aguire!

NorCal_Pacerfan
05-19-2005, 02:14 AM
Anything can be taught.

Unclebuck
05-19-2005, 04:41 PM
When I was really young, I would listen to Pacers games on my litle transistor radio. This was back in the Bob Lamey days

Whenever Bob would say that is the 5th team foul. I always thought he was saying the 15 foul.

For a few years I thought it was Ricky Silvers not Ricky Sobers. And I thought Mike Banton, was the guys last name, did not realize Mike was his first name

When I played basketball for the first time in 1st grade and they told me to play the forward position, I had no idea what position that was, in fact I had no idea there were positions.

DisplacedKnick
05-19-2005, 05:49 PM
Now there's a ringing endorsement for a big guy's coach if I ever saw one.

Bring back Aguire!

Wait a minute! He's OUUURRRSSSS!!!!

We are regaled on an almost daily basis with the wonderful job he's doing with our big men - how they're learning so much, they'll all be the next Patrick Ewing, how great they are in practice, how they'll make the world forget about Hakeem, Shaq and every other big man who ever played.

Of course none of them ever produce for squat in games ...

On second thought - have at him. We'll take our chances when Herb hires PE as an assistant.