just like Charles Barkley said, "I think JOB has a picture of Larry Bird doing it with a monkey" that is the only reason why I see Larry staying with this guy.
"I like our group of people," Ainge told USA Today. "I'm trying to teach them about basketball, and they're trying to teach me about analytics."
Yes, I'm a little ashamed to say it...but it's the truth. The thing with Zeke...he didn't contradict himself all the time. His words were usually backed up by his actions. Maybe they were poor decisions, but you could at least follow the flawed logic. I simply do not understand JOb's decisions.
In contrast, Rick Carlisle always made sense to me. He almost always did what I thought he should be doing....and even when I disagreed with his over-use of JO in the post....I at least knew where he was coming from.
The only thing I'm confident about with JOb is that he will play Troy Murphy...regardless of any evidence that should put him on the bench...or at least temporarily. Not even a test!
...Still "flying casual"
Unfortunately... Another way to look at this is: We were in every game last year with close to the same players, but this year we had to deal with an injury to a key components like Jeff Foster and had to deal with a sub standard rotation at point guard. Maybe Jim deserves a chance with those parts.
Dear God please don't let it be the above scenario!!!!
...Still "flying casual"
Maybe JOB will opt to step down like he did in Philly over Philosophical reasons. I could see this happening if Bird ends up pulling strings from the top during the last month of the season.
Nonsense! Jim had a .517 coaching record when he came to the Pacers!
As for Isiah, 187-223 with better players.
Actually Isiah would be the perfect coach for this team. Considering what he was able (or unable) to do with significantly more talent, he would probably have us running neck and neck with New Jersey for the John Wall sweepstakes.
Of course, if he were in charge he wouldve already traded our pick away for Jerome James.
Isiah Thomas ran out of timeouts (had to burn one right before the mandatory 10:00 minute television timeout when Ron was having an on-court meltdown) and then subbed Foster for Reggie for rebounding purposes on the final Boston FTs and then realized that he couldn't call timeout or stop the clock to put Reggie back into the game so we had to execute the final play without him.
This box of binder clips on my desk could have outcoached Isiah in that series. Utterly embarassing.
That's not exactly saying much.
Why do the things that we treasure most, slip away in time
Till to the music we grow deaf, to God's beauty blind
Why do the things that connect us slowly pull us apart?
Till we fall away in our own darkness, a stranger to our own hearts
And life itself, rushing over me
Life itself, the wind in black elms,
Life itself in your heart and in your eyes, I can't make it without you
I disagree Freddie. Sure he does all that, but thats also like saying "I never want to make the playoffs...EVER". Never thought he could get the team fired up before the first whistle, and thats the coach's job. We come out flat, second guess too much, and for the level of talent we have, we should be winning more period.
I would say Jimmy will start next season for one reason. They will still be paying him, however, I personally believe our next coach is already under contract. IMO, Jimmy will be fired prior the the all-star break next season and Lester Conner will be assigned as interim coach. He is already under contract and that wouldn't require additional salary. If Lester does an admirable job, I believe he will be signed as permanent head coach moving forward. I for one things LC would do a nice job as coach.
Anyone agree, disagree, otherwise?
I know that this is simplistic and probably will sound like a smart @ss answer even though it is not my intention of being one.
Jim O'Brien will be the coach until he is not.
I have no idea what to expect otherwise.
On the one hand.
The coaching right now is so cartoon villianish bad that I have to believe that Bird is in on it. If Bird is in on it then my thought is he thinks Jim is not to blame and that the combination of injury and poor player chemistry is the problem.
On the other hand.
I have no idea.
If this were Donnie Walsh it would have been easier to predict what would happen however we only have what is going on at current to see what Bird would do.
But really I tend to think at this point the first hand is the issue. I mean the coaching right now is that bad, the player management aspect of the coaching alone is as bad as I've ever seen and that is saying something considering I've seen both Versace & Irvine (twice).
simple answer: way way way to long
So Long And Thanks For All The Fish.
If you've done 6 impossible things today?
Then why not have Breakfast at Milliways!
Judging from the Larry Bird asking for patience thread.... Looks like the hits are just going to keep on coming.
Wrong way, Larry!
...Still "flying casual"
Grown Man Ball