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fadedmario
05-27-2010, 10:30 PM
I think Barkley could be a coach if he tried to. I know he's a clown on TNT, but when he played he was one of the most fierce competitors the game ever seen. I think he'd bring that same flare to coaching. The NBA needs some charisma and personality in league right now, whether it's from a coach or a player. Can you imagine watching Barkley in post-game news conferences after a loss? Don't take this thread too serious, have some fun with it. In a day and age where everyone in the league takes themselves too serious, Barkley would bring some much needed honesty and controversy to the league.

bigsams50
05-27-2010, 10:33 PM
IF Isiah Thomas had a chance to coach, so should Barkley

jetsfan28
05-27-2010, 10:35 PM
How is he going to tell people not to stay up late gambling? Or not to take bad 3 pointers? No chance IMO, very hard for a flawed superstar to do it, it's easier for a guy like Phil Jackson who didn't play as much so his flaws weren't as noticeable.

Jays Claw
05-27-2010, 10:36 PM
I don't think Charles Barkley has the patience to be a coach.

The Ooh Child
05-27-2010, 10:45 PM
Yes

Sadds The Gr8
05-27-2010, 10:49 PM
no ****ing way. I couldn't imagine him being a coach. And I like Barkley...

SA5195
05-27-2010, 10:51 PM
"Guys your playing turrible defense!" :D

clutchski
05-27-2010, 10:55 PM
No.

fadedmario
05-27-2010, 10:55 PM
"guys your playing turrible defense!" :d

:laugh2:

mvb815
05-27-2010, 11:16 PM
yes, he is very in your face and wouldn't take any **** from players.

the nba needs more coaches with his attitude

ldc62
05-27-2010, 11:37 PM
I like him a lot on tv, but he would be TURrible Coach.

rythym
05-27-2010, 11:39 PM
Gambling bullies forfeit their chances. Keep to the awesome Taco Bell commercials.

MrFastBreak
05-27-2010, 11:50 PM
this thread fails

MacFitz92
05-27-2010, 11:55 PM
Charles Barkley lacks the basketball IQ or seriousness to be a NBA coach.

RaptorsFanatic
05-27-2010, 11:56 PM
No.

Your sig is very, very sad. :pity:

Korman12
05-28-2010, 12:04 AM
He could be an excellent big man coach, but I'm not sure about anything else.

Slimsim
05-28-2010, 12:04 AM
"Guys your playing turrible defense!" :D

This was ****ing Hilarious.

jackdawson
05-28-2010, 12:05 AM
Is this a trick question?? If not then it's a ter-r-r-r-r-rible question.

shep33
05-28-2010, 12:06 AM
No way, I love Chuck but I just don't see... and most of all i don't want him to leave TNT!!

Kakaroach
05-28-2010, 12:07 AM
No way he just hasn't shown the discipline to be an NBA coach, none of the players would listen to him. GM maybe, but coach no way anyone takes a chance on him.

69centers
05-28-2010, 12:23 AM
Considering he is a moron at being an analyst, and usually just calls it by his gut feeling, biasness, or personal favorites, the answer would be a resounding, HELL NO! I doubt he could call a play or analyze strategies to save his life.

Raph12
05-28-2010, 12:29 AM
Can he be a coach? Sure, why not.... But would he be a good one? Doubtful.

JNA17
05-28-2010, 12:32 AM
I think Barkley could be a coach if he tried to. I know he's a clown on TNT, but when he played he was one of the most fierce competitors the game ever seen. I think he'd bring that same flare to coaching. The NBA needs some charisma and personality in league right now, whether it's from a coach or a player. Can you imagine watching Barkley in post-game news conferences after a loss? Don't take this thread too serious, have some fun with it. In a day and age where everyone in the league takes themselves too serious, Barkley would bring some much needed honesty and controversy to the league.

Charles would be TUURREBLE!!!

td0tsfinest
05-28-2010, 12:34 AM
it would be a turrible idea to make him coach.

97NYer
05-28-2010, 12:42 AM
No. But if I hear Kenny Smith say "Paul Gasol" one more time I don't know what I would do.

thekmp211
05-28-2010, 12:43 AM
wouldnt be the worst but no. he is at his best as a pundit

Lakersfan2483
05-28-2010, 12:49 AM
He doesn't seem like coaching material and I am not sure how good he would be in terms of x's and o's and managing personalitites.

Caps1989
05-28-2010, 12:50 AM
Charles would just talk about how trbl things are.

_KB24_
05-28-2010, 12:51 AM
Ernie would be a better coach then Barkley. The guy is a straight up dumbass.

ldc62
05-28-2010, 01:14 AM
I do however, want Charles to be a GM.... he talks a big game when hes discussing what teams should do in the off-season, but I want him to prove it. Can you imagine him just ruining a franchise?

fadedmario
05-28-2010, 11:08 AM
I do however, want Charles to be a GM.... he talks a big game when hes discussing what teams should do in the off-season, but I want him to prove it. Can you imagine him just ruining a franchise?

That's actually a better idea than a coach. It's also a little more realistic.

RaiderLakersA's
05-28-2010, 11:21 AM
Maybe he could be a head coach on someone's team, but not mine (if I were the GM or owner).

champ101695
05-28-2010, 11:35 AM
yes

GSW Hoops
05-28-2010, 11:50 AM
No NBA player would take him seriously. Plus he's unprofessional--leaves TNT studios "sick" quite often, gets arrested for DUI, talks out of his ***, etc.

C_Mund
05-28-2010, 12:35 PM
From what I've seen, GREAT players in most sports don't make good coaches. They were just able to do things most people can't. Legends aren't usually who they are because of x's and o's, it's just instinctual. How do you teach that?

ManRam
05-28-2010, 12:41 PM
No. And this is coming from an absolutely huge Chuck fan. I named my dog Sir Charles after him. I eat up everything he does...

With that said, I can't see him being an effective head coach. Maybe an assistant, but not a HC. I don't see him being a master strategist.

#1 Jazz Fan
05-28-2010, 12:41 PM
He could be a coach in my opinion. I like coaches that have also played in the nba before becoming a coach. Maybe he could start of as assistant coach though.

CityofTreez
05-28-2010, 12:48 PM
He could try, but he will Fail turribly!

Squad13
05-28-2010, 12:49 PM
Hell no, the guy is fun to laugh at but a complete moron.

sep11ie
05-28-2010, 12:49 PM
I don't think he'd take it serious enough.

Sly Guy
05-28-2010, 12:52 PM
if he were, I would be a fan of his team simply for the comedic value.

JNA17
05-28-2010, 12:54 PM
I eat up everything he does..

Unless you have a metabolism as high as Lamar Odom, then EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. :puke:

Hawkeye15
05-28-2010, 12:55 PM
eh, probably not a good one

CowboysKB24
05-28-2010, 12:57 PM
no he is good where he is at. he could help a team but not coach one

Raoul Duke
05-28-2010, 01:08 PM
No! He'd be turrable. Theres no way he could maintain the NBA travel schedule and remain productive/sober.

He can be one of the best basketball personalities on TV though. Barkley is in my top 5 list of people I'd love to party with.

igPay atinLay
05-28-2010, 01:12 PM
Can he be a coach? Sure, why not.... But would he be a good one? Doubtful.

Well said.

He struggles to control his own personal life, he has proven time and time again that he is extremely likely to give in to the emotions or temptations of the moment.

He could not mentor others if he cannot handle his own actions also I can't see him developing a proper training and conditioning schedule and developing on court chemistry and rhythm.

I am a huge fan of him as a player and think is personality is great.

Ezekial
05-28-2010, 01:13 PM
No.
No.
A million times No.
As Chuck himself would say.
"This guy would just be turrible."

smith&wesson
05-28-2010, 01:25 PM
mad men!!

barkley was a great player! first and formost give sir charles his respect!

he couldnt possibly do a worst job then isiah thomas.

JasonJohnHorn
05-28-2010, 02:42 PM
I am a huge Barkley fan, but everytime he makes a prediction on a game I'm watching, he gets proved wrong, so i gotta think that he may not be able to make the adjustments needed to change the flow of a game.

Like I remember after half time of game one of Mavs/Spurs, he was like: "There is no way the Spurs can win this series". that had a huge number of turnovers that first half, which was uncharacteristic, and were still within a possession or two of the lead, and I thought: If they only had their regular number of turnovers they woudl be destroying the Mavs right now. Barkley saw that as pure Mav dominance and I saw it as; if you got 13 turnovers handed to you by the opposition, you should be up by 20.

So... I gotta guess as entertaing as he is to have talk, he just doesnt read the game that well.

gmm902
05-28-2010, 08:17 PM
i dont think anybody would want him as a coach

Raidaz4Life
05-28-2010, 08:18 PM
No he would be a horrible coach, I could never see him motivating a team.

thescore53
05-28-2010, 08:45 PM
'' guys you gotta play lebron better, lebr. lebron james le.le. .e lebron james is the best player in the nba''

bahama0811
05-28-2010, 08:47 PM
Could he be? Yes
Does he want to be? No

Sixerlover
05-28-2010, 08:48 PM
Hey, if Isiah was a coach, Chuck can be a coach. And be better than Isiah.

Mplsman
05-29-2010, 12:23 PM
Who could take chuck seriously in a huddle? He'd just be cracking jokes and promoting taco bell.

USMCLaker
05-29-2010, 03:07 PM
He could coach a pie eating contest.

majestic
05-29-2010, 03:23 PM
he should coach and get a ring

juggla53
05-29-2010, 03:34 PM
in terms of knowledge of the game and that stuff he could absolutley be a coach but the first time he was seen out getting harmmered and dropping a couple mill at the roulete table then the media would have a feild day. he would probabley be a real good assistant though. i could see a guy like charles making a world of difference with a guy like michael beasley, if he had a 10th of charles intensity he would be a force. But with the money he makes for TnT and all his endorsements i doubt he would want to divulge into the coaching world, although i have no idea he certinaley seems like he enjoys what he does now and i imagine coaching a professional sports team is a lot of stess.

heathonater
05-29-2010, 05:14 PM
i think the problem with alot of great players being coaches is that they expect their players to do the same things they did during their career. i think he should stick to the tnt booth, because he, kenny, and ernie are the best halftime crew in sports right now.

superkegger
05-29-2010, 07:24 PM
I doubt it. He knows the game, but I don't think he has the work ethic it would take to do it. I mean, it's a grind, on the road all the time, and all that. It's a high stress job, and I don't think he would even want to work that hard. I mean, I guess if it was something he really really wanted to do, and was determined to do it, he could, but I don't see him having that drive to want to.

fadedmario
05-29-2010, 09:31 PM
he should coach and get a ring

it would be cool to see Charles get a ring

GSW Hoops
05-29-2010, 09:35 PM
Hey, if Isiah was a coach, Chuck can be a coach. And be better than Isiah.

That's not setting the bar very high.

Kakaroach
05-30-2010, 12:45 AM
it would be cool to see Charles get a ring This is probably the only reason he would ever coach. Still, I find it highly unlikely he would ever take a head coaching gig. GM he's said he would do, but coaching probably not.

KBfrom8to24
05-30-2010, 01:24 AM
I think Barkley could be a coach if he tried to. I know he's a clown on TNT, but when he played he was one of the most fierce competitors the game ever seen. I think he'd bring that same flare to coaching. The NBA needs some charisma and personality in league right now, whether it's from a coach or a player. Can you imagine watching Barkley in post-game news conferences after a loss? Don't take this thread too serious, have some fun with it. In a day and age where everyone in the league takes themselves too serious, Barkley would bring some much needed honesty and controversy to the league.

No. He's a loser 4ever...If he coach nobody listens to him because he is trash.

Mochalman
05-30-2010, 08:12 AM
No NBA player would take him seriously. Plus he's unprofessional--leaves TNT studios "sick" quite often, gets arrested for DUI, talks out of his ***, etc.

mark cuban?

coloradobuff
05-30-2010, 11:24 AM
yeah b/c players would listen to him...his weight would go back up though

PrettyBoyJ
05-30-2010, 05:38 PM
I like charles barkley but I wouldnt like him as a coach for the simple fact that he make a lot of wrong decision.. Jus watching him contradict himself on tnt jus says a lot if he where to be a coach

td0tsfinest
05-30-2010, 05:52 PM
oh god

BradyIsTheMan12
05-30-2010, 06:39 PM
I doubt he would be a very successful coach. He knows the game but I think he would get too frustrated with certain players. Plus like others have said it would seem likely that Chuck may not be taken seriously by his players.

xabial
05-30-2010, 06:43 PM
hes too fat

dtmagnet
05-30-2010, 07:57 PM
I'd love Chuck to be the Raps big man coach.

shen
05-30-2010, 08:04 PM
He has said he wants to be a GM one day. I can't see him as a coach, I think after the third time he called a player turrable they would clock him.

BkOriginalOne
05-30-2010, 08:22 PM
No.
I would like to seem him as a GM though, his biases may prove brilliance.

The smartest thing he's said was that the Cavs should play faster. That's still not enough to warrant a head coaching position, but I do agree that if Zeke got the reigns, then....

fin_frenzy_84
05-30-2010, 08:59 PM
Yes I do... I think he will be straight up with the players hahaha lol

Akshay
05-30-2010, 09:21 PM
He could coach somewhere in the east and make it to the playoffs. This Box, This Box, It Rocks, It Rocks.

DenButsu
05-30-2010, 09:21 PM
I would love to see it happen, as long as it wasn't for the Nuggets.

But it'll never happen, so really it's a moot point.

gfixer33
05-30-2010, 09:26 PM
Craig sager could be his assistant.

DengelBerry
05-31-2010, 03:28 PM
no way:facepalm:

Tribe
05-31-2010, 03:34 PM
Yeah he could be a coach...but he would suck

DamnGoat
05-31-2010, 03:37 PM
Barkley's probably one of the dumbest analysts out there, so I don't see how he could ever take on the responsibility of coaching and developing young players. It'd be a funny to watch, but I doubt any owner or GM would ever give him the opportunity.

maddBat
05-31-2010, 03:57 PM
Yeah he could be a coach...but he would suck

lol :clap:

Cracka2HI!
05-31-2010, 04:01 PM
I think a better question is "Should Charles Barkley have his own sitcom"?

Rivera
05-31-2010, 04:19 PM
I think a better question is "Should Charles Barkley have his own sitcom"?

yes! 100% agree

BaustinSali08
05-31-2010, 04:22 PM
Yeah like others have said, he doesn't have the patience and the background to coach. His gambling problem would probably be the first no from teams wanting him to coach due to the scandal in the past.

barreleffact
05-31-2010, 04:24 PM
let me get this straight, the man is one of the biggest clown analysts and always speak his mind and you want him to coach because it will draw attention basically? isnt he already dealing with a few "debts?" and you want him to basically get fined everyday cuz you know that wopuld happen, right?

raptor fan
05-31-2010, 06:25 PM
i think there is about 0.000001% chance of it ever happening.

sventhedog
05-31-2010, 10:07 PM
never heard of him wanting to coach. but i saw him proposing to teams in 'inside the nba' to hire him as GM. charles barkley ftw.

CLASSOF72
05-31-2010, 10:29 PM
No

xxxplicit69
05-31-2010, 10:39 PM
I don't think Charles Barkley has the patience to be a coach.

that could be the very reason he wouldn't coach. He has the fire to be a good coach though. But in this very sensitive era of sports, where you have to really watch what you say or even worse, "TWITTER" :facepalm: Barkely would probably be fined so much he would go broke.

fadedmario
06-01-2010, 12:26 AM
I think when he loses a little more money to gambling he will give it a try. He'd make alot more coaching than working for TNT.

fadedmario
06-15-2010, 07:29 PM
On pardon the interruption, they mentioned Charles was interested in a GM job. Maybe he read this thread. lol

Klivlend
06-15-2010, 07:46 PM
I think he would be a bad coach, but do I want to watch a team coached by him? Yes. I think it would be amusing for one season. The post-game interviews would be priceless. He is easily my favorite color commentator. He would make so many of the count-downs for best coach/manager quotes. And, after he is fired he would be awesome in some of those Coors Light commercials if they started using old basketball coaches instead of football.

fadedmario
06-15-2010, 07:49 PM
I think he would be a bad coach, but do I want to watch a team coached by him? Yes. I think it would be amusing for one season. The post-game interviews would be priceless. He is easily my favorite color commentator. He would make so many of the count-downs for best coach/manager quotes. And, after he is fired he would be awesome in some of those Coors Light commercials if they started using old basketball coaches instead of football.

It sounds like he's poking around right now to see if a GM job is a possibility.

SNYmets86
06-15-2010, 07:54 PM
i love barkley the guy is funny like watching him on tnt .... if he's ever a coach i think the guy will get T'd up every game cuz he never learns to shut up

boolish
06-15-2010, 11:54 PM
no...he doesn't have the discipline....