Forum Game When should Chauncey be fired?

Discussion in 'Portland Trail Blazers' started by Rastapopoulos, Mar 12, 2023.

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When should Chauncey be fired?

  1. Yesterday

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  2. Let him coach out the season (it'll help with the tank) but then fire him

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  3. Lay off him - it's not Chauncey's fault!

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  1. Fairly-Hard

    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    I don't disagree to a point?
    My problem is we used this excuse last year as well. The beginning of last year Billups had vets and some talent to work with and it was abysmal. He had Dame, CJ, Roco, Powell, Nurk.
    This year started out with some players actually winning before they got scouted fully. After that the excuse was they were too small which was valid.
    I started this season feeling like they still had a rookie coach because of the tank last year.
    What am i supposed to think to begin next year? Is Billups off the hook again because he isn't expected to put a quality effort out right now?
     
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    when a team basically tanks a season, like the Blazers did last year, you don't really pay attention to any adjustments the coach made or didn't make. You don't really pay attention to whether or not bad habits are corrected, habits like consistently losing big leads in the 2nd halves. You really notice if the schemes the coach is running fit the personnel. You don't notice questionable rotations and substitution patterns

    but when a team is trying to win and make the playoffs, you notice all those things. And what I've noticed this season is that Chauncey has failed consistently at those things all year. I don't know how anyone can justify giving him another season to get things right when he's spent 2 seasons getting things wrong.
     
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    Fairly-Hard Former Member Gone New!

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    Every indication I am getting, albeit I have absolutely no connections, is he is here next year. Everything that seems to be being written is they will bring him back.
     
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    Unless he gets an internal complaint filed against him, I tend to agree that there is little reason to believe he'll be fired this calendar year.

    It also seems unlikely the franchise will be able to bring in a proven winner as their next coach, so adding further instability probably wouldn't be that great of a move anyway.
     
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  5. Chris Craig

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    I've noticed all the things. Chauncey keeps getting to hide behind tanking and having a lackluster roster. Eventually though, the coach takes the blame. I'd say he will be here next season, but if the Blazers don't start winning, especially if Cronin hits a trade out of the park, the spotlight will be on Chauncey.
     
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    The Front Office is having fun scouting the top 10 rookies. The Blazers are having fun padding stats. Fans are having fun getting their free chicken nuggets.

    Some of us see the players show little to no effort on defense. It's not from lack of talent, it's from having a nice coach that doesn't aggressively teach them to win. Until actual player names show up in the Coach complaint box, Billups has job security.
     
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    Oh I agree 99.99% chance he is coaching next year.
     
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    "they" just decided to add a stupid looking bigfoot mascot who seems more suited to a horror movie. They decided that having one player on the active roster over 6'9 was a good idea. They decided that hard-capping the team to sign Gary Payton was a good idea. They decided that trading 3 first round picks for RoCo and Nance was a good idea. They decided to give Evan Turner 70M and matching 75M for Crabbe were good ideas. They decided that adding Bazemore, Hezonja, and Tolliver was a good off-season's work. They decided that paying Nurkic 18M/year for 4 years was smart.

    just because Blazer management is choosing to do something, or not do something, doesn't begin to convince me they are making a good decision. I'm convinced that any decision made by Olshey that hasn't paid off after 2 years should be revoked. And Billups sure as hell hasn't paid off

    if next season means anything, and I suggest it means a lot, keeping a coach in place who has performed as poorly as Billups is a bad decision, IMO. There is only one justification for keeping Billups and that's the duration of his contract. It sure the fuck isn't anything he's done as a coach
     
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    Like Shae I think he'll get better.
     
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    So, Jerami Grant in Quick’s article today offers up his opinion of fans who are calling for Chauncey’s head on pike:

    “I think those people are stupid,” Grant said. I’m ready to run through a wall for him, no matter what. I’m looking forward to playing for him.”

    From Lillard on down the roster, the view seems consistent that Chauncey isn’t the problem.
     
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    No one gives a fuck about chicken nuggets except Sly.
     
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    Irrelevant until the Blazers have a HCA roster. Let's see what happens in the summer, but I suspect we won't have that next year either.

    So priority 1 2 3 is upgrading the talent on the roster.

    Chauncey has buy in from players and seems to develop youth well. Unless that changes there is no reason to consider a coaching change.
     
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    Pretty sure Jerami just called me stupid.

    I'm fine with BOTH Chauncey and Grant going. Jerami can run through a wall instead of out the door.
     
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    Sharpe and Little says hi too
     
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    A rookie 57th pick in the draft who skipped his last two years of college. Did you expect him to be an immediate NBA rotational player?
     
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    Blazers just lost 5 straight games immediately after telling everyone they're gonna put in extra effort to make a playoff run. The fallout ?? Big fat juicy "we love Coach Billups" articles get printed.
     
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    He looked a lot better in SL than players that Chauncey DOES give minutes to. He's one of our best +/- guys in the few minutes he plays. He rebounds like a motherfucker and we need that badly. Given that we're obviously fucking tanking, yes I absolutely do.
     
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    Aren't the things that Chancey is supposedly good at more usually the province of an assistant coach?
     

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