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JasonJohnHorn
12-01-2015, 10:43 PM
http://prosportsdaily.com/articles/luke-walton-wont-get-credit-for-wins-and-losses-but-is-eligible-for-awards-384521.html

Thoughts?



If this roster is handed over to Kerr on pace for more than 72 wins, and they end up in the high 60's, I think there may be a legit case.


This has a lot to do with talent, obviously, but this is going to be really awkward when Kerr comes back. It reminds me of Steven Young covering for Joe Montana when he was injured. HOF/champion QB comes back from injury playing at high level and loses his starting job.

tredigs
12-01-2015, 11:09 PM
Except, comparing NFL QB's who are on the field actually producing to an NBA coach who has the head coach in his ear and/or at practices the majority of the time is... fairly ridiculous.

Luke's seemingly doing a great job with them, but Curry just had one of the best months in NBA history + Draymond is producing at a near MVP level as an all around talent as well. Truly, props to Luke, but he ain't exactly the puppet-master for them.

Everyone expected year 2 of this offense to hit new levels (as Kerr maintained all last season), and what we're seeing is that coming to a reality.

There will be no awkward transition. Kerr took a personal gamble in appointing Luke over some other options, and as per normal with Kerr he's seeing his decisions pay dividends. What's going to happen though, is Luke is going to be offered a head coaching job in the very near future. He's forever indebted to Kerr for that.

goingfor28
12-01-2015, 11:09 PM
Stupid especially if he doesn't even coach half the season. Plus I'm sure Kerr is calling all the shots just telling Walton what to do.

TrueFan420
12-02-2015, 12:15 AM
I don't see it being awkward at all. Plus Kerr always gives mad props to his assistants and seemingly never takes credit for their ideas. There were plenty of times last year where he credits Gentry drawing up a play or Adams defensive ideas when questioned during or post game.

JasonJohnHorn
12-02-2015, 12:46 AM
I don't see it being awkward at all. Plus Kerr always gives mad props to his assistants and seemingly never takes credit for their ideas. There were plenty of times last year where he credits Gentry drawing up a play or Adams defensive ideas when questioned during or post game.

Good point. He stays humble. Always has. He's even given Jackson props for helping to put the team together if I recall.

slaker619
12-02-2015, 01:44 AM
I could see him coaching a team in the future

numba1CHANGsta
12-02-2015, 01:53 AM
I could see him coaching a team in the future

He's the Lakers future HC post Kobe era :)

Scoots
12-02-2015, 04:27 PM
From what other coaches and players have said Walton has been a clear future head coach for some time now ... the Warriors were just hoping Gentry, Adams, Walton, and Collins would all stay around a little longer. If Walton gets offered a job he'll go ... unless it's in Philly. Adams doesn't want to be a head coach, Collins is a big man development and defensive specialist ... I guess Nash is the next man up :)

Tony_Starks
12-02-2015, 04:39 PM
He will make a good replacement for B Scott next year... =)