Thursday, May 29, 2008

Is Doug Collins The Answer?

Waldini:

Ok G-Nice, Realist, what's your reaction ?


Doug Collins, who has coached the Bulls, Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons,
will be hired as Chicago's new coach.
G-Nice:

First of all, I want the world to give Pax some credit. He's been mauled in the media this year, killing him for missing out on Pau and Garnett (he didn't miss out, by the way. Both deals were crazy complicated and he took shots at both of them). In no way am I saying he's perfect, but I do believe he loves the Bulls and makes good decisions. Getting Collins is another one. The guy is a good coach, and players love playing for him. He's one of those rare coaches that can ride the fence. He coaches offense and defense, and can be tough and liked at the same time. I think this is a steal. Well, not a steal, I'm fairly certain he's going to demand a shit load of money. But you get it.

Da Realist:

Doug Collins is a good coach. I'm happy with that.

Gangsta D:

Are you really? He's an average coach. If I'm a Bulls fan, I don't know that I'd be angry, but I'm definitely not prepping for a parade down Madison any time soon:)

G-Nice:

D, you're not a Bulls fan.

Gangsta D:

And thank God for that!

I just think it's a lateral move. I don't know that they'll be much better next year. Of course, a lot depends on the draft and any moves they make. I think Collins is the Marty Schottenhiemer of the NBA. Good coach, but will never come through in the clutch.

Da Realist:

of course he's average compared to the current lakers coach (rolling my eyes...), but doug collins can coach. remember what he did with the pistons? and the bulls overachieved back in the late 80's. they weren't supposed to beat cleveland or new york in 89 and they beat detroit more times in the playoffs than anyone else did that year. having michael jordan was definitely a bonus, but no one else on the team was ready back then.

i hate laker fans more everyday.

Gangsta D:

Normally I'd feel distinguished, but since you hate everything I don't feel so special anymore:)

G-Nice:

I hate everything too.

I think Collins will be great.

Gangsta D:

Hey, you guys are the diehards. If you like it, I love it:)

Waldini:

Don't hate us pimpin', we genuinely care about what's happening in the Windy City. How about we order you guys a Giardano's pizza on us? I'm sure we can dig into the championship stash to fund it.

Da Realist:

May Kobe...nah...may Pau Gasol bust his knee, allowing the lakers to fall back into mediocrity and forcing phil jackson to retire only to be replaced by STAN VAN GUNDY. or maybe the lakers would re-hire RANDY PFUND. Then we can compare coaches.

That would be poetic justice.

Waldini:

that's cold mane. It's not like I wished Tim Floyd, Ron Mercer, Eddy Curry, and consecutive years of 20-25 win seasons on you guys after Krause broke up the band for good in '98.

Gangsta D:

Who's trying to compare coaches? Someone is a touch sensitive today:) I just think Collins is an average coach, who's a known commodity. You know what you're gonna get. You also know you're not gonna win a title. No different from Flip Saunders.

Someone is really dreading the inevitable "Lakers Are The Champs" emails, ain't they? lol

4 comments:

Jdubb said...

I think this is a safe pick, I loved him back in the days but if you want to go in a new directions, why go back in the past...I think he will be ok, just do not expect any miracles....

Great Waldini said...

the man has a career .530 win percentage, and has never gotten to the Finals. what makes Pax think he's going to do with this squad? He had Jordan in his prime and couldn't do it.

stopmikelupica said...

I'm going to say that I think Collins is an okay pick. But really, if you were going to pick a TV analyst as your coach, why not go with Jeff Van Gundy, Kenny Smith, or Mark Jackson? All three seem as safe as Doug Collins, but more in touch with today's NBA game than Collins - the last time Doug coached, the NBA was a very different league... isn't this more like rehiring a championship-less Joe Gibbs twenty years after he left the NFL?...

Great Waldini said...

SML, I couldn't have said it better. And to add to your list, what about Avery? Lil General would have been a great fit for this team