Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 102
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Steel City
    Posts
    4,813
    vCash
    1500

    Grillzlies coach Hollins ticked off at front office for moves

    If Lionel Hollins is coaching the Memphis Grizzlies next season, Iíll be surprised.

    He continues to say things that clearly can be taken at tweaks at management. Last month he had a rant against the trend of advanced statistics in the NBA, that right after new owner Robert Pera (an advanced math guy) hired a front office filled with stats guys including former ESPN analyst John Hollinger.

    Now this. No coach likes it when one of his best players gets traded, but you say things that back the organization when you do. But Hollins said this, via the Oklahoman.

    ďWhen you have champagne taste, you canít be on a beer budget. Itís a small market and I understand the economics of being in a small market. Iíve been with the Grizzlies for 11 years in Memphis. Rudy Gay has been a big part of our success. Iíve known him as a kid as a rookie coming in. Heís a big part of my success as a coach here and I feel I was a big part of his success and I wish him the best as he moves forward into the second chapter of his career.Ē
    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...-of-gay-trade/

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2,223
    vCash
    1500
    Gay and coach Hollins took over after the Pau trade so yea he is mad about this.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    11,772
    vCash
    500
    Can't agree more.

    I guess time will tell whether these stat geeks know what they are doing. But I promise you in the short term (this season) the Grizzlies are worse after the trade.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    St Louis
    Posts
    17,777
    vCash
    1500
    Grillzlies...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    New Brunswick
    Posts
    12,983
    vCash
    1500
    i understand moving rudy. i dont understand the pieces they got back from him, or why its being tied to advanced statistics. it was a money saving move, not a stat move, yea?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Steel City
    Posts
    4,813
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno87 View Post
    i understand moving rudy. i dont understand the pieces they got back from him, or why its being tied to advanced statistics. it was a money saving move, not a stat move, yea?
    Hollinger was always hard on Rudy when he was an ESPN stat guy or whatever for being inefficient, prob wanted him out from day 1

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,198
    vCash
    1500
    I totally agree with coach. You don't win titles by being cheap.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    53,892
    vCash
    1503
    Game time.

    Per 36;
    Player A 16.9ppg 5.8reb 2.5ast 40%fg 31% 3pt
    Player B 13ppg 5.2reb 2.7ast 44%fg 43% 3pt

    One of those guys makes 15mil this season, and 45mil over the next 3 seasons
    the other player makes 6mil this year and 14 over the next 2 seasons.

    For a team that needs shooters one could say that player B and his higher FG% fits better.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Bushwood Country Club
    Posts
    59,936
    vCash
    1500
    Hollins doesn't pay the bills. Now do your job, and coach.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Bushwood Country Club
    Posts
    59,936
    vCash
    1500
    btw, the last 5 NBA champions all employ statistical analytics crews. Sorry guys, its part of the current and future NBA. The old days of going with your gut have been molded.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    53,892
    vCash
    1503
    Hollins isn't even that good of a coach. He has cost that team more wins than gay imo.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    4,268
    vCash
    1500
    lol, he's not the only one. I think Casey's quietly mad in toronto as well.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    43,285
    vCash
    7100
    Hollins can't be happy with these moves, but he shouldn't be voicing it in the media. That's a quick, one-way ticket out of town.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    8,357
    vCash
    1500
    Hollins should be upset. The trade was made for all the wrong reasons and just threw away the best shot they ever have had, and perhaps ever will have at winning a title. They had already dumped salary it wasn't necessary. Worse case scenario they could've gave it a shot this season and unloaded him in the summer, it's not like they got a blockbuster deal.......


    BRIA MYLES.....SWAG!

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Windsor, Earth's Rectum (as reported by Stephen Colbert).
    Posts
    8,302
    vCash
    1500
    Hollins is right. I understand. Gay gave him a lot and he feels loyal to the player and wants him to know he wasn't behind this move. And he's right when he says you can't drink champagne on a beer budget.

    How many championship teams were below the salary cap? I'd hazard a guess that the 04 Pistons were likely one of the cheaper championship teams, and even they spent a fair share on their team (though they failed to keep them together because the ownership didn't want to spend the money).

    Gotta feel for a coach who is trying to win but his bosses are pulling the rug out from under him.

    that said, I think Ed Davis and Prince have the potential to make this team better.
    Why did the chicken cross the basketball court?
    Because he heard the refs were blowing fowls.

Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •