Insider Request: Best NBA Coaching Destinations

Clippers TopBuzz Forum/Message Board » Clippers News & General Discussions
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Search This Topic:
 
Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
 Avatar
Age: 28
Posts: 15216
votes: 89
 

http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/ ... ng-options

uncool
Clipper Starter
Posts: 887
votes: 5
  1. Los Angeles Clippers

"You've got a superstar [Chris Paul]; that's the first thing. He gives you great leadership on the court. That helps you as a coach. It makes you look like a smart guy. That's a security blanket.

"The second thing is the market. A great market and a superstar -- put those two together and you'll always be able to attract players. Players are going to want to come to play with Paul in L.A. They also have great facilities. L.A. is a hub for summer ball. As a coach with that team, if you don't really get in the way, you're going to have a chance to win. Now, the owner [Donald Sterling] makes it a little bit scary. Plus, their lack of tradition could worry you. But they're headed in the right direction. Anytime you get to coach a superstar in his prime is a great opportunity. A new coach can get his career off to a great start and a [retread coach] can resurrect his career with this job."

uncool
Clipper Starter
Posts: 887
votes: 5

#1 was Brooklyn.

Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
Posts: 15216
votes: 89

Lol at Brooklyn being first. We have 2 stars. Can you post Nets part? Thanks.

seanrooks
Clipper All-Star
Posts: 1364

us.gif
votes: 31

^^Regarding Brooklyn--

  1. Los Angeles is awesome, and I like it better, but New York is New York. You can't argue with that.

  2. Money. Prokhorov is the anti-Sterling. And while DTS has done a decent job recently, he still doesn't have the best track record. Prokhorov is willing to throw money anywhere, anytime, and that must look nice if you're looking for a job.

  3. While they don't quite have the same star power we have, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson is nothing to scoff at. They're not as good a team as we are, but they're not so bad either.

Overall, it's not so crazy for people to put the Nets ahead of us.

Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
Posts: 15216
votes: 89

Knicks were also the anti DTS look how that turned out. the Nets now have a bunch of bad new contract thanks for the owner and will be crippled by it going forward. LA is an equal market to NY just about with better weather. We have more future cap flex, better stars with more upside. Nets shpuld be 2.

divinebeast
Clipper Starter
Posts: 450
votes: 5

New York isn't better than LA

I mean if you want to freeze your ass off, smell piss everywhere you go and live in a closet sure.

seanrooks
Clipper All-Star
 Avatar
Posts: 1364

us.gif
votes: 31

divinebeast wrote:
seanrooks wrote:
^^Regarding Brooklyn--

  1. Los Angeles is awesome, and I like it better, but New York is New York. You can't argue with that.

  2. Money. Prokhorov is the anti-Sterling. And while DTS has done a decent job recently, he still doesn't have the best track record. Prokhorov is willing to throw money anywhere, anytime, and that must look nice if you're looking for a job.

  3. While they don't quite have the same star power we have, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson is nothing to scoff at. They're not as good a team as we are, but they're not so bad either.

Overall, it's not so crazy for people to put the Nets ahead of us.

New York isn't better than LA

I mean if you want to freeze your ass off, smell piss everywhere you go and live in a closet sure.

I didn't say I liked it better. But people like New York. It's the biggest city in the country. Sure, plenty of people prefer LA, but New York is still the biggest market and a great city.

divinebeast
Clipper Starter
Posts: 450
votes: 5

seanrooks wrote:
divinebeast wrote:
seanrooks wrote:
^^Regarding Brooklyn--

  1. Los Angeles is awesome, and I like it better, but New York is New York. You can't argue with that.

  2. Money. Prokhorov is the anti-Sterling. And while DTS has done a decent job recently, he still doesn't have the best track record. Prokhorov is willing to throw money anywhere, anytime, and that must look nice if you're looking for a job.

  3. While they don't quite have the same star power we have, Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson is nothing to scoff at. They're not as good a team as we are, but they're not so bad either.

Overall, it's not so crazy for people to put the Nets ahead of us.

New York isn't better than LA

I mean if you want to freeze your ass off, smell piss everywhere you go and live in a closet sure.

I didn't say I liked it better. But people like New York. It's the biggest city in the country. Sure, plenty of people prefer LA, but New York is still the biggest market and a great city.

I wasn't chastising you haha

Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
 Avatar
Age: 28
Posts: 15216
votes: 89

Rooks you need to consider who's making the decisions. For an under 30 PLAYER for sure they would normally choose NY over LA. More to do and a busier city. From the perspective of veteran coaches in their 50's and 60's though who love warm weather? They choose LA 8 out of 10 times. So again for a player NY, for a coach LA is a better place most the time. Plus our specific team situation is better. As I said up above sure our owner is cheaper but look at the 2000's Knicks vs the 2000's Clippers. They are the only team that had less success than us and they had THE biggest payroll in the NBA, while we were known as frugal. Big spending if it's not smart spending is worse than being frugal because of how it cripples the team long term. Now they have Lopez+Deron locked up on max deals (no biggy) and Joe Johnson with like 3 years left on his super max deal and Gerald Wallace who's on the wrong side of 30 and declining rapidly locked up for 3 more years at 10 mill a year.

DJ's really our only "bad" contract considering guys like Butler expire by next year. They have two contracts that will cripple them the next 3+ years.

divinebeast
Clipper Starter
Posts: 450
votes: 5

Not to mention Ramona Shelburne said the Clippers aren't freaked out about paying the tax this coming year

I'm pretty sure that as long as the Clippers don't have an 80-100 million dollar payroll the luxury tax isn't an issue for a season or two

Clippersfan86
CTB MVP Champion
Posts: 15216
votes: 89

Agreed. My biggest concern with DTS that he's yet to prove is that he's willing to pay for an all star front office and coaches. When it comes to players... he's been spending pretty freely for about a decade now.

toohipcliptoslip
CTB MVP X1
 Avatar
Posts: 4699
votes: 31

! NY has more culture but the only thing a lot of players understand is the culture of their VD test. Can you see Demarcus Cousins at the ballet or going to the Met? The women are better looking in LA and wear fewer clothes

seanrooks
Clipper All-Star
 Avatar
Posts: 1364

us.gif
votes: 31

I mostly agree in that I would probably prefer LA in most situations. But it makes sense why New York is a top destination too, even for coaches. Sure, some of the older ones might prefer the warm weather, but there are plenty of coaches who aren't so old, too. Regardless, let's just say they're both big markets(neither is Milwaukee) and it's basically a wash, because it's just a matter of preference really. Some prefer LA, some NY.

And I agreed our team/star players/payroll were all better. But what I was saying about money also had a lot to do with paying for other things, like coaches. DTS is spending on players now, because he realized you have to spend on them to win. But coaches? I think(not totally sure) Chicago paid for Vinny's first year in LA, and before that we had the whole fiasco with DTS not wanting to pay out the rest of Dunleavy's contract and them going to court...you could see why a coach would want to avoid that type of situation and go to the owner who has no problem paying a coach a lot of money. Sterling's improved, but he's still not perfect, and coaches know that. That edge(and it's a big factor) clearly goes to Prokhorov.

uncool
Clipper Starter
Posts: 887
votes: 5
  1. Brooklyn Nets

"The Nets have a lot of stuff you want. The owner [Mikhail Prokhorov] has money and he's willing to spend, so you're not worried about shallow pockets. That's huge. The market you're in is huge. You'll always be able to attract free agents because of the market you're in.

"This team is already positioned to be good. They got talent -- guys that can play. The next guy that comes in can really have success. All they need is time. When LeBron James and those guys put their team together in Miami, they didn't win it their first year. It takes time. Very rarely does it happen as quickly as it did in Boston [in 2008]. Billy King does a great job, and he's committed to winning. He does a nice job of having his hands on the players, but at the same time, he gets out of way of the coach and lets him coach. Plus, they've got great facilities. And they're in the East!"

sfernald
Clipper Starter
Posts: 462
votes: 7

Yeah, but what happens when you fail under Prokhorov? PJ Carlisemo was given free trip to Russia by Prokhorov after the playoffs and has not been heard from since. If he's lucky he's in Siberia. If he's not, he's probably being made into Vodka

Go To the Top of the ThreadGo Home

or Comment Using FB

Post new topic   Reply to topic


← (Video) Paul George Grew Up a Clippers Fan!

→ Metta World Peace Tweets RE: Lakers vs Clippers

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

register
You are an anonymous user- Register now!


Follow our Los Angeles Clippers RSS Feed, plus the Clippers Rumors RSS Feed, the LA Clippers News RSS feed, and the Clippers Forum RSS feed to get the newest updated Clippers News and Trade Rumors plus Clippers Game update in your RSS/XML reader!