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    Default Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    No - he has a good intiutive sense as to what is going on, but he doesn't explain the nuts and bolts of it very well.

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    I voted no. He is to busy working on his golf game.

    The only way I could see him working out is a team like the Pacers that Larry Bird inherited filled with vets who know their role.

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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    No. Better as a PR/ face guy.

    I don't see any reason to get his occasional straight talk/ ridiculousness out of the broadcast booth.

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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    Beyond being somebody who knows the game a coach is a advocate for their team. I could see Chuck as a a great advocate for his team; He would be the Lou Pinella of basketball. If he had a couple of good assistant coaches to help learn to coaching angle he would be great.
    Thats one thing where I wish they would have handled better was the situation with Roy, West said. Ill be honest with you, that bothered me a little bit, and I told Roy that. Im the type of guy who feels like were all in this fight together and Im not designed in that way to put it all on one guy. That did rub me the wrong way. That threw me off. I started reading some of that stuff, I started thinking, Whoaa. I just didnt feel good about that. I told Roy that it bothered me, that hes still my teammate"

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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    I said yes. The challenge is always if the great players of the past could relate to the players of today. I think he's a bit straight forward, but I think he'd do fine. If for nothing else, it would be worth it to watch Dick Bevetta games.

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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    No, players and their egos are way too fragile.

    You would have to have players with extremely thick skin for them to want to play under him.

    Coaching is much more than just knowing the game, a lot of it is having the ability to manage people, and Chuck doesn't have the personality for it.

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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    Chuck doesn't have the personality for it? I don't know about that. Look at Ozzie Guillen. I could see Chuck as a basketball version of that.
    Thats one thing where I wish they would have handled better was the situation with Roy, West said. Ill be honest with you, that bothered me a little bit, and I told Roy that. Im the type of guy who feels like were all in this fight together and Im not designed in that way to put it all on one guy. That did rub me the wrong way. That threw me off. I started reading some of that stuff, I started thinking, Whoaa. I just didnt feel good about that. I told Roy that it bothered me, that hes still my teammate"

    David West on leaving the Pacers

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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    Baseball and basketball players have totally different makeup personality wise.

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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    I voted no but I do think he might be pretty good in the front office.
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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    Maybe as an Assistant coach. . him running a team. He's too Open Minded and a straight up Ish talker, player wouldn't want to listen to him, cause he might say the wrong thing at the wrong time.
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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    Chuck is right where he needs to be. He's an entertainer through and through. I love watching him, Ernie and Kenny crack each other up.
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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    No reason to even vote because he will never he a head coach with his affinity for gambling.
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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

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    No reason to even vote because he will never he a head coach with his affinity for gambling.
    Good point.

    Has Charles ever said he wants to coach? I don't think he has the temperament or the patience for it.

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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    He is a much better clown than coach. He's the George Foreman of the NBA and should stick to that schtick.

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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    Nope. Could be a good assistant though.

    I'd love to have him as an occasional color commentator instead of just a studio analyst.
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    Absolutely not. He's personality and wise cracks but he's not a coach.
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    Default Re: Would Charles Barkley make a good NBA head coach?

    I think he is excellent in his current role. He should stick to what he is doing great at.

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