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Do you like your coach and his style of teaching and running the team during games?
Do you think your coach brings out the best in his players?

Clev Cavs/John Lucas:

Style and running team- He seems to have the team ready to play, and they play hard, but I don't think he is a top of the line coach. grade of B

Brings out the best: Last year with Person and Ricky Davis and Lamond Murray and Andre- yes. Mihm - no, and Mihm was a personal project of his in the off-season. grade of B+
 

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Nellie was & is one of the best coaches when it comes to offense! All but one of the players that have played for him absolutely love his coaching style. He brings out the best offensively in all of his players.

Now if he could team up with Pat Riley, who is a defensive wizard, and can't seem to get his teams to play offense, the two of them would run a great team. The strange thing is, they are good friends... maybe they need to compare notes so they can get their teams to do what they haven't done in the last decade. ;)
 

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I agree with the Rifleman!

I WISH Riles would loosen the reigns on O!

We gave away Ricky Davis a future ALL-STAR for Gat,cuz he DIDNT play Riley D!:no:
 

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im gonna go out and give rick adelman some credit....he deserves an A because he brings his team to play game in and game out,

I also like The Detroit Pistons coach Rick Carlisle. I mean he took the team under his wings and brought them to the no.2 seed in the Eastern Conference. He did a great job. A

But MY coach is a loser. His name is Lenny Wilkens aka Koala.
He makes no plays. They maybe if they're lucky have like 6 or 7 plays for the whole season. His relies on strictly one player at a time and doesn't give other players on the bench time to show what they can do...
 

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Originally posted by sime
im gonna go out and give rick adelman some credit....he deserves an A because he brings his team to play game in and game out,

I also like The Detroit Pistons coach Rick Carlisle. I mean he took the team under his wings and brought them to the no.2 seed in the Eastern Conference. He did a great job. A

But MY coach is a loser. His name is Lenny Wilkens aka Koala.
He makes no plays. They maybe if they're lucky have like 6 or 7 plays for the whole season. His relies on strictly one player at a time and doesn't give other players on the bench time to show what they can do...
LMAO!!! Koala!!!

Just had to sit here and picture Lenny Wilkens for a second and man, he does look like a Koala.

Next time I visit the zoo, you think I'll get some strange looks if I start chatting to the furry little fellas about some good offensive sets?
 

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Originally posted by TheRifleman
Nellie was & is one of the best coaches when it comes to offense! All but one of the players that have played for him absolutely love his coaching style. He brings out the best offensively in all of his players.

Now if he could team up with Pat Riley, who is a defensive wizard, and can't seem to get his teams to play offense, the two of them would run a great team. The strange thing is, they are good friends... maybe they need to compare notes so they can get their teams to do what they haven't done in the last decade. ;)
Wouldn't that be a sight on the sidelines. Team gets the ball, Nellie runs 'em. Other team gets the ball, Riley runs 'em back on defense hard. Poor players would wanna be marathon runners for endurance and sprinters for speed
 

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Originally posted by Shaqs big toe


LMAO!!! Koala!!!

Just had to sit here and picture Lenny Wilkens for a second and man, he does look like a Koala.

Next time I visit the zoo, you think I'll get some strange looks if I start chatting to the furry little fellas about some good offensive sets?
Go to the cages and call here lenny, lenny , lenny....he will show up sometime
 

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Doc Rivers - He's only the fifth head coach in the hall of fame, I have all but love for him especially what he has to go trough with that idiot John Gabriel. He has demonstrated over the course of his career to be a true leader. He has a very magnetic personality and a sharp basketball mind. He is an outstanding fit for our organization of the Orlando Magic. In the summer of '99 Rivers served as an assistant coach for the USA Men's Basketball Team at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia. Out of the two coaches of my two favorite teams, he's probably the favorite over Riley because of his loose personality. Nothing but love man! A+

Pat Riley - Pat Riley is probably the most celebrated basketball coach in the world alongside Phil Jackson and Red Aurebach. Riley brought Showtime to the Los Angeles Lakers and won four NBA Championships, then built both the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat into title contenders and hot tickets in the 1990s. He's inventive. He makes good quick decisions in games too. His most leathal weapon is probably his stellar defense which has been shwocased many times in those famous New York Knicks/Miami Heat series. You guys remember those right? :grinning: A+
 

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Alvin Gentry: B-

Gentry is what I would consider an "average" coach. The thing I like least about him is the way he handles the substitution patterns. However, he has done a much better job with the team overall than some of the previous Clippers coaches (such as Ford and Todd).
 

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Rick Carlisle: Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons

Ah, where do I begin. For a franchise that went through how many coaches in the past 10 years? Let's just leave that at too many to count. What a year 2001-2002 was! He turned a terrible team from the year before into an Eastern Conference contender. He led his team to a number 2 seed in his first year of coaching. Detroit is excited not only about last year but for the upcoming years. With Ben & Jerry, Rodney White, Mehmet Okur, the Grizzlies pick next year, and tons of cap room after next year, Rick has plenty of talent to work with. The carousel of coaching in Detroit has hopefully ended, and I, for one love it!
 

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Why hasn't anyone mentioned Phil Jackson? I agree that he has never had to ressurect a team, but the Triangle offense that Tex Winters brought along is HUGE.
 

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Originally posted by hOnDo
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Phil Jackson?
The fans who have responded thus far have been fans of other teams. I am sure a Lakers fan will chip in soon and offer his or her opinion on Phil.
 

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Frank Johnson of the Suns will be fired in the mid of the season next year, mark my words!
 

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Don Chaney- One time coach of the year with the Houston Rockets. Thrust into a most difficult role of coaching a team in mid-seaon with a flawed undersized and old lineup. Kept his cool during a tumultous season that would have left me on the brink. Several times after debilatating losses I thought coach was going to flpi out and go berzerk in the post game press conference but he kept his cool all year. Now he will get a chance to start fresh with an improved lineup and an offseason to implement his system and ideas. I will grade coach on his perfromance this season it is unfair to grade him in the position Jeff Van Gundy left for him.
 

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Was Don even a head coach in the NBA?
It's hard to believe he was even the coach of the year in the NBA b4!:p
 

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Phoenix Suns/Frank Johnson

I like Frank Johnson. He is good for the team since we are rebuilding and going with a younger look. Hopefully we start playing good soon.
 

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My coach gets an A+++++++. He turned a team around into a playoff contender. He is a former NBA MVP and All-Star so he knows what it takes. His name is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 

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J. O'Brien/Celts
He has turned the team around with almost the same team as last season, a team that didn't make the playoffs in the last six years.

B. Scott/Nets
Had major help with J. Kidd, but you can't reward a player without rewarding the coach and being angry at the coach without being angry with the players. All he needed was a leader on the team, which he got this season.
 
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