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Wade>You
10-30-2010, 06:13 PM
Did anyone notice how Stan Van Gundy addressed his team compared to Erik Spoelstra? Van Gundy looked like he was a scared drill instructor while Spoelstra looked like a psychologist mentally preparing his team.

I didn't think much of Shaq's "Master of Panic" comments towards SVG when he first came out and said that, but now I'm beginning to see just what he meant exactly. Every time he talks to his team it's like he's scaring them into playing better. Imagine having to deal with that for 82 games and playoffs.

A guy like Phil Jackson, Master of Zen, approaches his team completely different. That calm, collective approach has been cited by his players as one of the reasons he's been successful as a coach.

Other great coaches in this league are just like that. Their speeches and tone are encouraging and motivating. Van Gundy's is just awful, IMO.

dnewguy
10-30-2010, 06:15 PM
He panics a lot in Orlando, he wasn't this bad when he coached the Heat. He yells at those guys too much IMO.

ManRam
10-30-2010, 06:15 PM
He always talks loud, obnoxiously and with a ton of desperation in his voice. That's how he is. His tone never changes, from pregame to postgame. He doesn't yell at his players, he just yells in general. He has a great rapport with his team.

It's not panic.

dnewguy
10-30-2010, 06:21 PM
This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chVmRqjuXrw) how he talk to people in front of him.

TheHoopsProphet
10-30-2010, 06:39 PM
STan Gun D. (STD), is a great coach. In many respects, he's like the bizzaro Don Nelson. He loves that fast-running game, but he loves players oversized for their position. A player like Landry Odom would be perfect for his SF position. Like Nelly, he doesn't know how to utilize th bigman position and simply thinks outshooting teams will win you games. And it will win you games over the freak and grind of the long season, but shooters go through cold streaks that come up here and there. Its impossible to shoot hot for two straight months, which is why he never could win a championship. Does he panic? No. He just needs to change his philosophy and use his indoor voice, otherwise he'll be kicked to the curb and starring in pornos in no time.

GodsSon
10-30-2010, 07:00 PM
Ron Jeremy always stays cool under pressure :cool:

redsox0717
10-30-2010, 07:12 PM
I think the perfect coach is somewhere between SVG and Spoelstra. SVG yells way too much and that may put off some players. Spolestra is way too low key and doesn't look like he commands much authority, like he should be an assistant coach or something. As far as panicking, I don't think SVG panics per se, it's just his personality to be very overt and loud to try and get his message to his team.

Hawkeye15
10-30-2010, 07:20 PM
He always talks loud, obnoxiously and with a ton of desperation in his voice. That's how he is. His tone never changes, from pregame to postgame. He doesn't yell at his players, he just yells in general. He has a great rapport with his team.

It's not panic.

exactly. He looks the same on the sideline whether he is up 20, or down 1 with 8 seconds to go. The dude is just a lunatic

Jays Claw
10-30-2010, 07:24 PM
His panic attacks actually work in a positive way. The constant 'I'm on your ***' approach got players like Hedo, Dwight and Rashard where they are today. Like others have said, he's been like this ever since and won't stop anytime soon. It's his natural tone and way of motivation.

evadatam5150
10-30-2010, 08:14 PM
Did anyone notice how Stan Van Gundy addressed his team compared to Erik Spoelstra? Van Gundy looked like he was a scared drill instructor while Spoelstra looked like a psychologist mentally preparing his team.

I didn't think much of Shaq's "Master of Panic" comments towards SVG when he first came out and said that, but now I'm beginning to see just what he meant exactly. Every time he talks to his team it's like he's scaring them into playing better. Imagine having to deal with that for 82 games and playoffs.

A guy like Phil Jackson, Master of Zen, approaches his team completely different. That calm, collective approach has been cited by his players as one of the reasons he's been successful as a coach.

Other great coaches in this league are just like that. Their speeches and tone are encouraging and motivating. Van Gundy's is just awful, IMO.

He should be panicking right about now, his team just got their arses handed to them, and I mean good.. They had no answer's at all and just looked horrid.. Good news, there's always time for improvement but dang..!!! How do you come back from something like that..