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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 12/09/2012 8:31 AM

    Do we need to start thinking about replacing Stotts?   Personally I do not think he is capable of building a Championship Team as he has no clue about Team Defense.

    Get Jerry Sloan in here or Bring in Brian Shaw!

     http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/5/14/3019182/nba-free-agent-head-coach-power-rankings-2012

    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
  1. BDawg
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    Posted 12/09/2012 8:44 AM

    I do not fault Stotts as much as the situation he finds himself facing.  I've stated before, I believe Stotts is simply a "stop-gap", a token head coach while Nate's contract continues to be paid off.  It's about cash.  That said, I DO believe this team tried in earnest to land a premier coach before "settling" on Stotts and going both feet in with this money saving venture.  Just my opinion.
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 12/09/2012 8:59 AM

    How much do we have left on Nate's contract?
    I am a fan of WES, the heart and soul of the Blazers.
  1. BDawg
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    Posted 12/09/2012 9:13 AM

    Nate's extension runs thru 2013 I believe.
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. riverman
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    Posted 12/09/2012 6:40 PM

    Add an elite assistant coach to pair with Stotts and there will be marked improvement. Free agent coaches are a small group and I think Sloan's out of the game for good. Van Gundy, McMillan, Westphall, Brown, Ewing and a few others. I'd like to see Bill Laimbeer on our bench.
    I am a fan of A team that plays like Tower of Power on a big stage on a good night
  1. BDawg
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    Posted 12/09/2012 11:12 PM

    @riverman...excellent point, and I agree fully. I too would LOVE to see Laimbeer here in an assistant role. That would be a HUGE hire, and one I firmly believe would pay almost immediate dividends.
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. BLASER
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    Posted 12/10/2012 12:06 AM

    yea a strong defensive assistant coach to pair with stotts would make us look a whole lot better 

    I am a fan of defensive man beasts
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 12/10/2012 10:29 AM

    I would like to see how good of a coach Stan Van Gundy could be without a legit superstar. LA is great but Dwight Howard, Shaq or D. Wade he is not. 

    According to basketball reference Stan Van Gundy is the 14th best offense coach of all time with a team average 2.69 above the league average offensive rating. While he posted the 7th best defensive number with -3.02 below the league average. 

    I am sure having Alonzo Morning, Shaq, and Wade on one team and D. Howard on another helped inflate his defensive acumen but those numbers are still impressive.  

    I am a fan of Getting Defensive Players This Summer.
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