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WoodbridgeSkins
07-26-2009, 03:40 AM
I'm talking about being a coach. I'd have to go with Isiah. Steve Kerr is a pretty lousy GM too.

abe_froman
07-26-2009, 04:02 AM
thomas surely wins this surely

GREATNESS ONE
07-26-2009, 04:52 AM
Magic didn't do to well either. Also who the hell is gonna do anything with that New York franchise at the time.

Rosh
07-26-2009, 05:47 AM
Isiah, not even a question.

dee279
07-26-2009, 05:57 AM
Isiah Thomas

dee279
07-26-2009, 05:57 AM
Steve Kerr aint doing all that well either.

SteveNash
07-26-2009, 08:06 AM
Isiah is actually a pretty decent coach and GM.

JVene
07-26-2009, 08:23 AM
Larry Bird

crewzmega
07-26-2009, 09:12 AM
Mike Dunleavy has been terrible for years as a GM, and a coach. Dunleavy has Isiah beat for sure.

KnicksR4Real
07-26-2009, 09:40 AM
To be 100% honest Isiah was a good GM draft wise because he got some great talent. Wilson Chandler, David Lee, and Nate Robinson were all steals. But he really did suck as a coach.

Dunleavy, Bird, and Kerr

SiteWolf
07-26-2009, 09:45 AM
how can it be anyone other than Isaiah with the way the Knicks payroll has been for years...........gotta be the highest dollar amount for the least amount of production in the history of professional sports...

mark1125
07-26-2009, 09:48 AM
No one is mentioning Elgin Baylor? Clipps? Worst team in NBA history? Funny how many memories of NBA only go back about a year and a half.

nyanks79
07-26-2009, 09:50 AM
To be 100% honest Isiah was a good GM draft wise because he got some great talent. Wilson Chandler, David Lee, and Nate Robinson were all steals. But he really did suck as a coach.

Dunleavy, Bird, and Kerr

He also drafted Ariza during the second round. And Tmac and Camby were also his picks i think, who workout out well.

Ironman5219
07-26-2009, 09:51 AM
Isiah, not even a question.

this one isn't even a question, its more of a statment. I loved Isiah as a player, but he's going down as the worst coach of all time!

PennyMy#1
07-26-2009, 10:05 AM
Del Negro hasn't that much fans as a coach, too. But I think Mr. Dunleavy has the No.1 seed in this one ...

ldawg
07-26-2009, 10:50 AM
Del Negro hasn't that much fans as a coach, too. But I think Mr. Dunleavy has the No.1 seed in this one ...

M Jordan

Storch
07-26-2009, 11:06 AM
Dunleavy. Mr. combo coach gm. Terrible

DaoudS
07-26-2009, 11:10 AM
Can we put Michael Jordan in this equation?

mark1125
07-26-2009, 11:52 AM
Have any of you even heard of Elgin Baylor? The NBA does go beyond 3 years. It's true. Check the books.

Look at his tenure as GM with the Clipps and find anyone that is in his league as GM. He has to be the worst GM ever in all sports. Well......Matt Millen for the Lions has that title, but Baylor has to be second.

Jordan, Kerr, Thomas, Dunleavy, etc. should bow down to the king of incompetence......Elgin Baylor.

ChiSox219
07-26-2009, 11:55 AM
Can we put Michael Jordan in this equation?

No, he's exempt.

SpeeMN
07-26-2009, 12:00 PM
KEVIN MCHALE!!!

-traded ray allen for marbury
-Paid Joe smith under the table and lost us a half decade worth of first rounders
-Traded Roy for Foye
-Picked Corey Brewer with the 6th pick a couple years back
-Traded Kevin Garnett instead of firing himself
-Fired Flip Saunders instead of himself

I probably missed a bunch of other stuff

BkOriginalOne
07-26-2009, 12:10 PM
Isiah Thomas.
Steve Kerr.... Let's see if the suns even compete this year.

MSG34
07-26-2009, 12:22 PM
This thread should be besides Isiah Thomas who is the worst player turned coach/gm :laugh2:. He was that bad and I don't think anyone would make the case that there was worse in this situation.

JVene
07-26-2009, 12:24 PM
KEVIN MCHALE!!!

-traded ray allen for marbury
-Paid Joe smith under the table and lost us a half decade worth of first rounders
-Traded Roy for Foye
-Picked Corey Brewer with the 6th pick a couple years back
-Traded Kevin Garnett instead of firing himself
-Fired Flip Saunders instead of himself

I probably missed a bunch of other stuff

I agree with that. I dont know why he flys under the radar so much. Maybe because Isiah did it in NY but most people dont realize how bad of a situation he was given. Scott Layden handed over the keys to a train wreck. But instead of doing it how Walsh is doing it, Isiah thought if he added decent players with bad contracts he could make a winner. It proved to be costly and not work. He wasnt a bad coach in Indiana and took them to the playoffs i believe 3 times so maybe we can blame his bad fortunes with the knicks on marbury and layden.

Hawkeye15
07-26-2009, 12:27 PM
Thomas easy.
But McHale, Ainge, Baylor, Bird, Jordan, Kerr, all these guys are not good at the office side either. Its pretty common for great players not to be good coaches or GM's. Just cause you are good at doing something, doesn't mean you can teach it, or orchestrate it behind the scenes.

ink
07-26-2009, 12:32 PM
Isiah is actually a pretty decent coach but definitely shouldn't ever be a GM again.

Fixed that for ya.

MSG34
07-26-2009, 12:35 PM
Fixed that for ya.

I'm not so sure. He really had no offensive game plan. Our team was always a joke on the defensive end. And you could always depend on the Knicks collapsing in the last 2 minutes of the game when you really need coaching the most.

Players did always seem to love him though but they just never played too hard for him.

PurpleJesus
07-26-2009, 12:44 PM
kevin mchale