Assume Sterling would pay, of course Van Gundy is the best out there. But I like personally like Danny Ainge. I've heard him as a color analysis for a clipper game (I think it's on ESPN) and everything he said made perfect sense. (I wish I still remember to offer an example) What do you guys think?
Who's your favorite among the available coaches?
I like Van Gundy as well. But I don't think Sterling is going to be able to get a big-name coach to come in with the free agency situation as it is. No one, but Sterling, knows who is going to be playing here next year.
I really don't think Van Gundy or Ainge would be interested in that scenario.
Hmmmm- I'm not sure. Maybe they can somehow lure one of the current coaches over here. I would love to see Larry Brown coach the team again. But who knows- maybe DJ will do- though his team has had a bad start in his tenure and I'm still waiting to see the improved defense.
Yup they sure did. And they lost both times in the first round of the playoffs late in the fourth quarter of game 5- I still remember those games so vividly. The cast were Ken 'The Snake' Norman, Danny Manning, Ron 'Hollywood' Harper, Olden Polynice, Stanley Roberts, Doc Rivers, Mark Jackson, Charles Smith, Loy Vaught (Ralph Lawler and his "Vaught from his spot" :-)), etc. Those were the two best Clipper seasons I experienced since I became a fan in 88-89.
Yeah- totally- they were such great teams- they were gritty and played solid D. That first team (1992) lost to the Jazz in game 5 even though they (the Clippers) had like an 8 or 9 point lead midway through the fourth quarter. The second team (1993) lost game 5 to the Rockets. The Clippers trailed by 18 points going into the fourth quarter but I believe Ron Harper's layup with less than a minute left either tied the game or gave the Clippers a one-point lead. But then Vernon Maxwell hit a long 3 pointer seconds after and the Clippers' miraculous comeback went down the drain.
As for Van Gundy, the Knicks are going to want either money or a draft pick.
But I still think no coach will want to go into that chaotic situation they are going to have this summer.
Let's hope that they start to respond to DJ soon.