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td0tsfinest
03-20-2009, 08:57 PM
When asked the question "Who is the best coach in the league?" names like Phil Jackson, Greg Popovich, Jerry Sloan come to mind (All from the western conference)

So what about the East? If you had to pick any coach from the eastern conference who would it be?

superkegger
03-20-2009, 08:58 PM
Pat Riley. :D

wwwhat
03-20-2009, 08:58 PM
Mike Brown
Stan Van Gundy

KH12
03-20-2009, 08:58 PM
Larry Brown.

wwwhat
03-20-2009, 08:59 PM
Pat Riley.

Pat's not coaching anymore? :confused:

chicagocubsfan
03-20-2009, 09:02 PM
Vinny del Negro

ndfan23
03-20-2009, 09:03 PM
Same here I love VDN non offensive sets and his switch defense that causes many advantages

wwwhat
03-20-2009, 09:09 PM
Vinny del Negro

You didn't call No Homer...

NYMetros
03-20-2009, 09:09 PM
1. Larry Brown
2. Stan Van Gundy
3. The Heat coach... forget his name.

Mane
03-20-2009, 09:09 PM
Eddy Tapscott.

Second City
03-20-2009, 09:12 PM
Vinny Del Negro, hands down.

















Lol Joking!

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
03-20-2009, 09:15 PM
Well I am from Cleveland, but I really think Mike Brown has done a good job. He has brought that "Spurs" type basketball to Cleveland pretty well. (besides the pregame antics)

GoatMilk
03-20-2009, 09:16 PM
The master of panic

durtee
03-20-2009, 09:28 PM
Larry Brown is the best

I do think that the other coaches mentioned have done great jobs as well.

KeithLBC
03-20-2009, 09:30 PM
The master of panic

Agreed. I hope he gets a chance to play the Heat in the playoffs since he got robbed of the chance to lead that team to the Finals in 06.

still1ballin
03-20-2009, 09:38 PM
Scott Skiles should be mentioned. His team is fighting for the 8th spot after all the injuries they have had. Gotta give some props

Johann
03-20-2009, 09:46 PM
triano no doubt... hmmm
van gundy

ELEVATION23
03-20-2009, 09:46 PM
Larry Brown..he's turned around the Bobcats into a possible 8th seed in the playoffs (in only one season)

DerekRE_3
03-20-2009, 09:49 PM
Larry Brown...easily. What he's done with the Bobcats shows that his head coaching gig in New York wasn't his fault, the players he had just weren't open to learning his schemes and playing the right way.

This year, the Bobcats team now faintly resembles the team that started training camp. Adam Morrison, Jason Richardson, Ryan Hollins, Jared Dudley, Matt Carroll, Shannon Brown, Jarmareo Davidson, and Andre Brown are gone and have been replaced by Raja Bell, Boris Diaw, Gana Diop, Juwan Howard, Cartier Martin, Sean Singletary, and Vladamir Radmanovic. The Cats have had 24 different players suit up for them this year, but they play as a team and have great chemistry.

By the way...the Bobcats are 19-13 with a lineup of Felton, Bell, Wallace, Diaw, Okafor.

dtmagnet
03-20-2009, 09:54 PM
Larry Brown is #1 in the east I think, then second I would put Van Gundy.

Kyben36
03-20-2009, 09:57 PM
VDN, He is the best coach ever, and its just his first season. Maybe next year, a Defense will be integrated in and even a few offensive sets besides the Pick and Rose.

In all honesty though, Scott skiles has done an amazing Job with the Bucks, I mean, they are winning games with Bogut and Red, Their only 2 good players left on their team from last year, out. They are still in the playoff race.

DerekRE_3
03-20-2009, 09:59 PM
VDN, He is the best coach ever, and its just his first season. Maybe next year, a Defense will be integrated in and even a few offensive sets besides the Pick and Rose.

In all honesty though, Scott skiles has done an amazing Job with the Bucks, I mean, they are winning games with Bogut and Red, Their only 2 good players left on their team from last year, out. They are still in the playoff race.

Yeah it's insane that the Bucks are still in it, but they are losing momentum, they have dropped 7 of their last 10.

Testaverde16
03-20-2009, 10:03 PM
Stan Van Gundy comes to mind.... no one else does though.... D'Antoni?

DerekRE_3
03-20-2009, 10:04 PM
Stan Van Gundy comes to mind.... no one else does though.... D'Antoni?

Really? Nobody else?

heatking
03-21-2009, 01:35 AM
playoff coach - larry brown, regular season coach - d'antony. their both doing incrdible jobs with hardly any talent.

abe_froman
03-21-2009, 01:55 AM
playoff coach - larry brown, regular season coach - d'antony. their both doing incrdible jobs with hardly any talent.

d'antoni isnt that far off playoff win percentage-wise

cmoneytakemoney
03-21-2009, 01:57 AM
Scott Skiles is doing wonders with that Bucks team with Redd out for the season. He's a good coach. Doc Rivers is a better coach and Mike Woodson is a really good coach from Atlanta. I can't believe nobody said Woodson. He turned that Hawks team into serious players.

BranWingss
03-21-2009, 02:13 AM
Lawrence Frank iis a pretty good coach.

Lakersfan2483
03-21-2009, 02:52 AM
Larry Brown

Faneik
03-21-2009, 03:03 AM
tom thibodeau

NYKnickFanatic
03-21-2009, 03:05 AM
Hands down, Mike Brown. No question about it.

Yeah, he has LBJ, but still.

NYKnickFanatic
03-21-2009, 03:06 AM
tom thibodeau

Yeah that is his team, not Rivers. IMO :D

I cant wait to see him get his own Head Coaching job.

Faneik
03-21-2009, 03:23 AM
Yeah that is his team, not Rivers. IMO :D

I cant wait to see him get his own Head Coaching job.

doc knows his s**t. thibodeau is great help, but doc knows his s**t too.

cmoneytakemoney
03-21-2009, 04:23 AM
Hands down, Mike Brown. No question about it.

Yeah, he has LBJ, but still.

Yeah right. He has the best player in the world on his team. All he has to do is show up. Mike Woodson is a way better coach than him. If Mike Brown was coaching the Hawks they probably would be fighting for the 8th seed or, not even in the playoff hunt at all. Woodson is the best coach in the east hands down.

JordanPippen
03-21-2009, 04:33 AM
i really like spoelstra... especially as a first year coach. good find by riley.

however best coach has to go to larry brown as of right now

Faneik
03-21-2009, 07:56 AM
i really like spoelstra... especially as a first year coach. good find by riley.

however best coach has to go to larry brown as of right now

i do to...players seem to respect him

Kakaroach
03-21-2009, 10:13 AM
Stan Van Gundy
Larry Brown
Mike Brown

macc
03-21-2009, 10:51 AM
As a Magic fan I'm glad to see all the respect SVG is getting. I agree with whoever posted it above me about SVG gettring robbed in Miami. I watch every single Magic game and SVG acts like he's in the game himself. He always preaches no wasted posessions. Howard is a beast and everyone loves him but Stan won't hesitate to chew his *** if he screws up a play. That's what I like about him, he holds all his players to the highest standard and then some. I think he expects perfection at times.

EX-TREME
03-21-2009, 11:03 AM
stan the man
larry
spoelstra
mike

kingofdaburbs19
03-21-2009, 11:16 AM
Scott Skiles to have Milwaukee in this spot to make the playoffs with no Redd or Bogut all these coaches that everybody named doesn't have major injuries to their team or they have a superstar player Milwaukee has huge injuries and no superstar Scott Skiles is the best coach in the East

wwwhat
03-21-2009, 11:46 AM
Yeah right. He has the best player in the world on his team. All he has to do is show up. Mike Woodson is a way better coach than him. If Mike Brown was coaching the Hawks they probably would be fighting for the 8th seed or, not even in the playoff hunt at all. Woodson is the best coach in the east hands down.

What? Because having LBJ suddenly makes your team the 2nd most efficient defensive team in the league right? Defense is straight up coaching when you have guys like Mo Williams, Big Z, and Delonte West (good defender, but undersided SG) in the starting line up and then guys like Wally, Joe Smith, Sasha, Boobie Gibson coming off the bench.

b_rad23
03-21-2009, 12:02 PM
Anyone but Vinny Del Negro or all the intern coaches.

I'm not voting Spo because I don't like how he allocates the minutes.

Larry Brown is great, Skiles is good. Stan Van is great also. Doc is good at motivating for sure. Mike Brown has always been good defensively as well.

LB
SVG
SS
MB
DR

in that order IMO

cubbybear2290
03-21-2009, 12:04 PM
Im gonna have to go with Vinny Del Boylan.......errrrrr.............I mean Vinny Del Negro. And we could have had Avery Johnson and got stuck w/ this putts

Kakaroach
03-21-2009, 01:47 PM
Oh yeah I forgot about Scott Skiles. Chicago should have never fired him. I mean, they got the East semis.

juggla53
03-21-2009, 02:01 PM
larry brown and mike dantoni

prodigy
03-21-2009, 07:17 PM
If we are going by history then larry brown. But if we going on RIGHT NOW, mike brown hands down.

DreamShaker
03-21-2009, 07:20 PM
Vinny del Negro

Best not worst.

td0tsfinest
03-21-2009, 07:24 PM
Larry Brown is the best coach in the league.

I do think Erik Spolestra has a bright future.

Lakers4ItAll
03-21-2009, 07:37 PM
Larry n Stan are top 2 fo sho

tdunk21
03-21-2009, 07:47 PM
Mike Brown as of now..hands down...

DreamShaker
03-21-2009, 07:51 PM
if we are going by history then larry brown. But if we going on right now, mike brown hands down.

x2

Ollie Tabooger
03-22-2009, 12:43 AM
tony dileo

homestarunner93
03-22-2009, 01:02 AM
Larry Brown without question. I can't believe the people saying Del Nego and Spoelstra. That's just dumb, they've been coaches for one year.

_KB24_
03-22-2009, 01:04 AM
Im a diehard LAKER fan and i really hated this guy, but no doubt D'Antoni is a really good coach.

Sorry but Mike Brown and Doc Rivers are the two most over-rated coaches in the NBA.

Honorable Mentions: Scott Skiles and Van Gundy

_KB24_
03-22-2009, 01:05 AM
Best not worst.

:clap: dat just made my day.

Nets fan 93
03-22-2009, 07:23 PM
Mike D'antoni