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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject: Better coach: D'Antoni or Tom Thibodeau?

Would you rather have someone who can coach offense but no defense, or defense but no offense? Both have bad player relations skills.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject:

IMO,Thibs is overrated. In all sports, there is a bias in favor of defensive coaches. Coaching defense just seems "smarter." Neither Thibs nor D'Antoni ever won anything, but D'Antoni came closer.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:21 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:36 pm    Post subject:

I think it's about time to start calling him Thibodoh!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:20 pm    Post subject:

Thibs probably should go back to being a defensive assistant. He just isn't really meant to be a head coach, no shame in that. It's the same with a lot of guys.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Better coach: D'Antoni or Tom Thibodeau?

CandyCanes wrote:
Would you rather have someone who can coach offense but no defense, or defense but no offense? Both have bad player relations skills.


I think from a structural point of view, it's a lot easier to have a defensive assistant handle everything at that end (if houston is defending an endgame timeout, their assistant runs it), than the other way round.

If all else was equal, Thib is a better coach, but all else is never equal
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject:

MDA's style of basketball is more enjoyable to watch.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
IMO,Thibs is overrated. In all sports, there is a bias in favor of defensive coaches. Coaching defense just seems "smarter." Neither Thibs nor D'Antoni ever won anything, but D'Antoni came closer.


Both have reached the conference finals with an MVP point guard. Thibs also has a ring as an assistant. But I do agree with you that D'Antoni is better.

One is known to boost the stats of a player. The other is known to overwork players to the point of injury.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject:

Can Thib's voice handle another season, im surprised he hasn't needed surgery.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject:

Gellollo wrote:
Both have reached the conference finals with an MVP point guard. Thibs also has a ring as an assistant. But I do agree with you that D'Antoni is better.


D'Antoni made the conference finals twice during an era when the West was historically strong. Thibs exceeded 50 wins only once during an era when the East was weak, though not as weak as it had once been. That's the difference to me. Both of them are flawed coaches, but D'Antoni has produced better results.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject:

City_Dawg wrote:
Can Thib's voice handle another season, im surprised he hasn't needed surgery.


How did Thibs and Doc ever have a conversation? Must have had UNLIMITED cough drops in the locker room
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:15 pm    Post subject:

Gellollo wrote:
Aeneas Hunter wrote:
IMO,Thibs is overrated. In all sports, there is a bias in favor of defensive coaches. Coaching defense just seems "smarter." Neither Thibs nor D'Antoni ever won anything, but D'Antoni came closer.


Both have reached the conference finals with an MVP point guard. Thibs also has a ring as an assistant. But I do agree with you that D'Antoni is better.

One is known to boost the stats of a player. The other is known to overwork players to the point of injury.

D-Antoni and Kobe's injury
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject:

D'Antoni. At least I'd see a lot of action on court
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject:

It's hilarious that D'antoni was pilloried here for wanting Gasol to stretch the floor, and Pau passive-aggrssively acted out. But now with the Spurs Pop is a genius for having Gasol shoot 3s.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject:

22 wrote:
City_Dawg wrote:
Can Thib's voice handle another season, im surprised he hasn't needed surgery.


How did Thibs and Doc ever have a conversation? Must have had UNLIMITED cough drops in the locker room


Tommy Cheesesteak screams at players the entire game. That gets old and it isn't working in Minnesota.

Pringles is a fun guy to have coach a bad team. Just don't assume he will ever take you to the Promised Land.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:20 am    Post subject:

Both would be great assistants.
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