Bogus! Chris Mannix: Chauncey gone

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  1. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    OKC has about twice as much talent as we do...
     
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    SharpesTriumph Well-Known Member

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    It's not just twice as much....
     
  3. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you're right. I just don't have the energy to back it up if somebody called me out on it.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    But I thought he was a bad coach?
     
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    Blazers would have beat OKC, but those gosh darn cheater refs wouldn't give Brogdon or Chauncey a timeout.
     
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    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    I'm just pretty sure he's not a good coach. Maybe he will be some day. But not now. Not yet. But at least he got some experience. So that's good.
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    2024-25 Portland Trailblazers

    #CaptureTheFlagg
     
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    Maybe you know because you see more than most of us but I don't know how anyone can judge what kind of in game coach Chauncey would be with a roster constructed for winning. Joe has said at every turn (each trade deadline and offseason going into the regular season) that the roster was incomplete and not ready to compete... he also said he would push his chips in a bunch of times but didn't.

    Basically Chauncey has never had a winning roster, he hasn't been asked to win, so I don't know what it would look like if he were asked to win with a roster like they have now or will have next season in Phoenix. Do you have any insights?
     
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    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    What do the Blazers do? What is their identity?
     
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    Play hard full court defense.
     
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    Yeah, that's probably as good of an answer as anything. I'm not sure how many people actually know that. Does it count as an identity? I'm not sure...
     
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    Popular with some players does not mean he's a good coach.

    And the Suns just hired a dude and fired him after a year, which is partly due to those same players not being very good, so... I'm not sure a vote of confidence from that roster is an indicator of anything.
     
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    Well he's talking about "Smart Organizations" so this is definitely off-topic.
     
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    that's the Vulcan way. I still remember when they wanted to fire Olshey...they had excellent cause for the firing because he was an imbecile GM. But they had to concoct some story about him being an abusive boss, apparently in an effort to dodge paying the balance of his contract, or at least bring him to the negotiating table to get him in a buy-out mood

    this current situation looks like the Vulcans trying to coerce Billups into quitting and leaving next year's salary on the table. It's just a shitty cheap-ass management style, but that's Jody & the Vulcans in a nutshell. I don't think we should assume that Cronin is blameless in this either
     
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    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    Agree 100%. I want Phil Knight to buy the team so bad I can taste it.
     
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    Yeah I was a little uneasy with the Olshey firing - especially since its all going to be confidential agreements made for whatever settlement they ultimately did.

    Any of these situations on their own you could suspect it was entirely the employees fault. But now when we've seen multiple instances of this, McGowen leaving, Dame messy exit, Olshey, Billups, along with the blatant saving of cash over adding talent in trades.... yeah pretty hard not to suspect the Blazers have a lot of blame.
     
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    that's the dead horse I've been beating...Blazer addiction to straddling fences

    Sharpe-Scoot-Walker-Camara-extra picks....that's the rebuild side of the fence and Portland is just getting started. Grant-Brogdon-Timelord are on the other side of the fence. Ant-Ayton are completely tangled up with the fence and dragging them to the rebuilding field will leave all kinds of barbed wire to trip over
     
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    Phil Knight will die soon. Why do you think the team will be better off after he dies than now?
     
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    Yes they should all fit nicely into the same window

    Conley 16th season

    Rudy Gobert 10th season
    Towns 9th season

    Edwards 4th season
    McDaniels 4th season
     
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    Because I have far more faith in Phil Knight than Jody, Bert, or Vulcan, and Phil Knight knows he doesn't have much longer to live and will be buying the team with a succession plan in mind to keep the team local and healthy long term.
     

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