Chauncey Billups coaching and basketball stuff ONLY!

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  1. JoshuaHall

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    Is that why Nurk pretty much openly rioted against him? And there were rumors of Stotts losing the team and blah blah blah

    a decent guy has nothing to do with basketball knowledge, prowess or acumen. Being a “decent guy” doesn’t deserve respect, as that should be a basic human requirement.

    they may have respected him for being a “decent guy” but clearly *at least* Nurk didn’t entirely respect him because he’s a shit coach. I’m sure he lost other ppl on the team based on his silly stupid schemes also - offensively AND defensively.
     
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    I saw a tweet for Blazers courtside and an interview with Billups. Anyone know where to find it?
     
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    It’s not posted anywhere but I listened to part of it live. My main takeaway was he’s got big plans for Nurk and thinks shooting only threes is a bad offensive strategy.
     
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    Thanks
     
  7. Further

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    Everyone seems to be putting a lot of expectations on Coach Billups but we need to remember this is year one. He doesn’t have any head coaching experience and very little coaching experience at all compared to many other candidates. I agree he shows all the early signs of a good choice but hardly any coaches are truly good right out of the gate.

    If this team is going to succeed year one, it’s going to be because Lillard is on-court coach and has the respect to bring everyone forward.
     
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    That is true and he should be allowed to make mistakes and gain experiences over a certain time period. Still, I have some hopes/expectations in Billups to learn from his mistakes sooner than later and make that team better (together with Dame as an on-court coach as you say).
     
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    I'm just excited to have a new voice. Inexperienced as far as being a coach, sure... but God it feels good to have a new coach.
     
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    Agreed.
    Just hearing the bits and peices of what he's choosing to emphasize is a breath of fresh air.

    Do you think we'll ever hear a post-game interview where he explains a loss away as 'well, they just hit their shots'? I'm willing to bet we wouldn't need to listen to that excuse again. :clap:
     
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    shame they don't record Courtside anymore. Was surprised to learn it's still on tbh.
     
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    I feel like he had some pretty solid experience as 6 years as floor general for Detroit's 'Bad Boys" Winning the championship against the Lakers who still had Shaq, Kobe, Karl Malone and Gary Payton. they won because they played team ball with super defense - the two areas that the Blazers need to improve in. Also he has with Dame as his current "floor general" one of the greatest of all time who can help him coach from within. Yes he will have a learning curve but my guess is that he's already ahead of the curve.
     
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    I’m not saying he won’t be a good, or even great coach. I just pointing out that most good coaches struggle. Monty Williams just won COY but his first year in 2019 was rough. Nate McMilian with the Blazers was not good, but now he’s pretty great.

    It takes time for the coach to learn how to get through and it takes players a while to build the layers of knowledge they need to take a big step. I think Billups stands a very good chance of being a good coach but this year might not show that quality in the record. Hope it does, but generally it doesn’t.
     
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    Both Steve Kerr and Steve Nash had super successful first seasons coaching...Brad Stevens had a good rookie NBA season..the game used to recycle the same veteran coaches over and over and over until they were just aging themselves...Chauncey learned from George Karl, Larry Brown...a bunch of good coaches in his days and he brought Scott Brooks along as a first mate to help out just like Nash did with D'Antoni...Chauncey is well known for a superb basketball IQ....he's going to surprise people...I think he'll be better than Kerr or Nash
     
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    It won't surprise me if he's fantastic and really gets a lot out of whatever roster he's given. I am hoping he gets a more balanced roster with parts that fit together, so he can really show the best of what he can do.
     
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    He wasn’t brought here for “low expectations.” For good (or bad) he has high expectations — and Neil set them high for him as well.

    Secondly, this team will literally go as far as Billups and his coaching adjustments take the team especially if we truly “run it back.”

    Lillard as an “on court coach” isn’t dictating defensive schemes. Isn’t changing the offense. Isn’t getting Nurk & Powell more involved in different ways.

    We know what has happened with this core in the past. Olshey things switching out coaches is enough. That’s the ultimate “high expectations” move. In my opinion of course
     
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    Love his teaching style but coaching x and O’s and knowing when to call timeouts is going to take some time. Having Brooks is going to be huge help
     
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    Chauncey is saying all the right things but it's still up to the players to actually execute. That is going to require most of our guys to display abilities they haven't shown in their careers yet. I'm hoping for the best but I'm also not holding my breath.
     
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    in Kerr's 1st season he had Curry-Klay-Draymond and an incredibly talented bench. Nash had Durant-Irving-Harden. Portland has Dame. Huge difference in high end talent, and in Kerr's case at least, huge difference in the talent of the supporting cast. At this stage, those two are poor comps for Billups IMO. So is Stevens in that he spent 7 years as an assistant coach, then 7 years as a head coach at Butler before accepting the Boston job. That's 14 years of coaching experience to 1 for Billups
     
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    This was pretty close to what I was about to respond, but even better.

    this isn’t to say Billups isn’t going to be a great coach, just that history isn’t on his side for year one. Unfortunately, that could mean Lillard asks out. I hope I’m wrong, but Neil has pissed away opportunities and choosing a new coach who is a first time coach may prove to be his mistake that finally pushes Dame out. I know Dame is a fan of Billups, but if the wins don’t add up, regardless of how good Billups could be long-term, this could be a disaster.
     

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