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    I'm not sure you can fault Rex 100%.

    Why wasn't the producer in his headset correcting him? It was obvious that even the producer didn't know JJ's name.

    I was also wondering about this. I figured they would slip him a note, or something.
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    I watched the local feed, so I did not hear Rex. But I admit I thought Rex did a decent job when I heard him last post season do a few games. Yes he makes a lot of mistakes, but at least he says more than the obvious. I watched the local feed, but recorded TNT, so I'll let you know if I think Rex is as bad as some of you

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    Default Re: Rex Chapman is horrible.

    Well, Rex was more useful than John Thompson, but that's not saying much.
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    Default Re: Rex Chapman is horrible.

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    Well, Rex was more useful than John Thompson, but that's not saying much.
    Good to know you think one of the greatest coaches in history has absolutely nothing to offer....

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    Actually . . .

    I thought Rex Chapman was the only good commentator. Yeah, he got some names wrong. But he had several pretty funny cracks and some good insights.

    John Thompson, on the other hand, ....he makes me want to turn the sound off.

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    Give me a guy who makes mistakes and maybe says some sumb things over a guy who is Mr. Obvious anyday of the week

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    Good to know you think one of the greatest coaches in history has absolutely nothing to offer....
    I'm not a John Thompson fan, period.

    First off, he was a Celtic, and you know what I think about all things green.

    Secondly, I was never a big fan of his at Georgetown and I thought he was embarassingly bad at the 1988 Olympics.

    Thirdly, I don't have a clue why he's announcing NBA games. He still sounds like "an outsider" to me several years later. I can name dozens of better announcers that struggle to get good jobs because this guy's got a 'strong name' on the East Coast. And no, Dr. Jack is not one of them.
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    Good to know you think one of the greatest coaches in history has absolutely nothing to offer....

    You could be individually good at coaching, playing and doing live color commentary but it is pretty rare that one person can be good at both or all three. Steve Kerr was a good player, not great, but is also a good commentator. John Thompson was a good coach but by no means is a good color guy. He probably has a lot of knowledge but I don't find him entrtaining, informative or insightful.

    Doug Collins(Peter Vecsey thinsk Doug is too soft doing color) and Mike Fratello do a good job at both coaching and and color.

    Like I mentioned in my earlier post, Rex Chapman was bad with names but he definitely had some good cracks.

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    Bill's a 'flavor of the month' type, in a non-conventional, non-conforming, pro-Southern California kind of way.

    But as a UCLA guy, you'll *never* hear him badmouth Reggie.
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    Bill's a 'flavor of the month' type, in a non-conventional, non-conforming, pro-Southern California kind of way.

    But as a UCLA guy, you'll *never* hear him badmouth Reggie.


    He has 7 UCLA and 18 Celtic references before the end of the first quarter. It is almost like he tries to stir up things.

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    I'm not a John Thompson fan, period.

    First off, he was a Celtic, and you know what I think about all things green.

    Secondly, I was never a big fan of his at Georgetown and I thought he was embarassingly bad at the 1988 Olympics.

    Thirdly, I don't have a clue why he's announcing NBA games. He still sounds like "an outsider" to me several years later. I can name dozens of better announcers that struggle to get good jobs because this guy's got a 'strong name' on the East Coast. And no, Dr. Jack is not one of them.
    Agreed, Thompson's overrated as a coach. Great recruiter, great talent-developer, but not a great team coach.

    Of course, it doesn't help that I just watched the HBO special on the '85 Villanova team.
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    ......I wasnt aware a "trailer" could be standing directly under the basket.....
    Cutter, trailer, whatever. It was a semi fast break and the guy did follow Walker under the basket to recieve the pass 3 feet away. It wasn't like it came in the flow of a set offense. The Celtics had numbers, so the easy pass should have been made.

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    Cutter, trailer, whatever. It was a semi fast break and the guy did follow Walker under the basket to recieve the pass 3 feet away. It wasn't like it came in the flow of a set offense. The Celtics had numbers, so the easy pass should have been made.
    Yes, the point was that the pass was obvious and not spectacular in any way and all of a sudden Walker is Magic Johnson.

    I only caught the game from the third quarter on but when I first turned it on I wondered alloud who the redneck was doing the commentating. I didn't notice anything great about Rex but I did notice a lot of "The Pacers just left Ricky Davis all alone. They need to pay more attention." Thinking back on it, I guess I do remember a few "Jackson needs to get himself back into the offense since they aren't going to him. They've got him isolated on the opposite side of the court while Reggie and J.O. play a two man game." All in all I suppose he was marginal. Over hyped the star players (as instructed I assume), made a fair amount of worthless and useless comments of which I would have rather have heard the crowd instead, pointed out a couple things or made criticisms or constructive comments that added to the experience.

    I don't mind when the commentator is enjoying watching the game, but I don't like when they act like fans with a microphone.

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    How do you guys think Rick would have done commentating? He was about to get hired to do commentary by ABC I think before Isiah got fired.

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    How do you guys think Rick would have done commentating? He was about to get hired to do commentary by ABC I think before Isiah got fired.
    He did color for Seattle during the season before he got the Detroit job. No idea if he was any good or not.
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    He'd have been good.

    He was an tv analyst for a team in the northwest for a season, if I remember correctly.
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