Do you think they could adjust mid-season?
Almost anyone would be an improvement. JOB's rotations and PT distribution are stupid beyond belief.
How many of these players have the current system figured out? It apparently takes playing in it three years to figure it out. The only guys who have played in it for three years are Granger, Dunleavy, and Foster. Of those three, Granger is the only one likely to be on the team next season. I think we would be better off making one player adjust to a new system than have to wait years for twelve players to figure this one out.
Mike Brown probably isn't going to come in and save the day mid-season, but that would be fantastic if he would. I think it is more likely you go the interim head coach route with one of the assistants currently on the roster, and then you get somebody like Brown (who I would really like as the next coach) to come in during the summer.
BUT why are Granger and Hibbert playing poorly? Isn't it part of the job description of a head coach to get players and keep players playing well? If they can't, why are they coaching? Jimmy can't seem to coach the players Bird gives him, so other than the money owed to Jimmy why is he still the coach when he can't get the players to play?
Last edited by Justin Tyme; 12-14-2010 at 11:22 AM.
If this team goes anymore below .500 or they fall out of the 8th spot then I EXPECT O'Brien to be fired. We have been lead to believe that this is a playoff team and anything less should result in coaching and philosophy changes.
"But, first, let us now praise famous moments, because something happened Tuesday night in Indianapolis that you can watch a lifetime’s worth of professional basketball and never see again. There was a brief, and very decisive, and altogether unprecedented, outburst of genuine officiating, and it was directed at the best player in the world, and that, my dear young person, simply is not done."
The coach has to give them opportunities to play well. If the player does not execute when given an open shot, it isn't the coach's fault - how can it be?
You can point to whether the opportunities are or are not sufficient, but don't just look at raw numbers and blame it on the coach. There's a lot of shouting about missed open 3's, which can MAYBE be blamed on JOB's emphasis even with shooters who have no business taking them, but what about the missed open FT-line-extended or top of the key or layups or short face-up jumpers? Players should make those.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Or throw in a first-round pick and flip it for a max-level point guard...
IF, Jim is let go during this season... I can all but assure you an interim off his staff is who you'll see coach till the next time the ball goes up sometime in 2011 or '12 providing the lockout doesn't squander next season.
Remembering Lester Conner... Not all the assistants have to share the same philosophy!
Last edited by Roaming Gnome; 12-14-2010 at 11:30 AM.
...Still "flying casual"
Lately when the coach gets fired the owner makes the GM (or whatever Larry is called) coach the team since he put the mess together in the first place.
I think if you replace Jim after we lose to the Lakers tomorrow and replace him with anybody, you will see a new sense of hope. Its like if at work you have a tyrant for a manager who, no matter how hard you work, is constantly putting you down, you jump for joy when that manager is replaced
I think just by mere default , replacing Jim NOW would benefit the current Pacer squad tremendously.
Seriously, who would want to work for someone who constantly plays mind games , insults you, and on top of that has no winning record and hasn't accomplished ***
I would cut off my pinky if he was fired today. SO yes I don't think anything but good can come from firing his tired azz now
Forget the substitution patterns, the reliance on the proverbial stretch 4, the poor coaching decisions
he is just a complete jerk, and for that alone I will thank God when he moves back to Philly
Sittin on top of the world!
Oh coaches don't coach players on shooting or trying to get a player to be more aggressive? Hum, that's quite interesting. Maybe that's part of Jimmy's problem of coaching. Let's not hold Jimmy to any accountability by not doing part of his job.
With your misguilded view, I guess it isn't part of a teachers job to encourage and help students in areas they have problems in either. Then maybe that's what is part of todays problem with the school system... just have low expections with little to no accountability.
Really, you don't. The team after the recent personnel changes engineered by Larry Bird is improved. Jim has found a way to change the strategy to make the team worse after the first month AND damage chemisty by creating a PG controversy. None of this deserves credit.
With that said, no, I don't think Jim is a bad coach. I really don't, but maybe I should.
Why do I feel like I'll have to do this all season