Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 32
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    LA
    Posts
    45,589

    Coaches that have cost their teams...

    Can anyone think of coaches that have cost their teams? It could be a single game, a playoff series, even a championship in your mind.

    I can think of a few recent examples, like when SVG held Wade out of a final play in the playoffs. When Dunleavy put in an inexperienced player to defend a final play vs the Suns in the playoffs that cost us dearly. Mike Brown vs Boston/Orlando.



    The real challenge of this thread is to see if you can find a worse example than Butch Von Breda Kolff. No other coach has ever totally dropped the ball the way he did with LA in 1969. Before we even get to his infamous, if ballsy call to bench his star with the Final game of the year in the balance, focus on the mans basketball IQ.

    When LA created the first Big-3, expectations were through the roof. Its true that the stars were aging but Butch didn't know which players were actually declining on the court. The perimeter attack was logically centered around West, he just needed to figure out where the interior scoring would come from. That left the other 2 stars. Elgin's preferred area to score was the baseline drive, exactly where Wilt had been at his most effective. For his interior scoring he would have to decide on prioritizing either the incumbent Baylor or Wilt ****ing Chamberlain.

    Now ask yourself this question, if you need to get past the Celtics and your team brings in the only other superstar to have actually beaten these Celtics. Would you make use of that weapon? Or relegate him the third option behind a 34 year old who shoots a low %?
    As you can tell from his Finals performance, Butch didn't much care for featuring Wilt. He was posting career lows in scoring and the media began overstating his decline, when Wilt caught wind of it he responded with two 60-pt games averaging +30 for the next few weeks. Till Butch put an end to it citing a horrible looking offense.


    Elgin went on to shoot below 39% in the playoffs. As a result the Lakers were a team that could have accomplished a higher level of play if the coach had properly utilized his talent and built a different identity. It cost Butch the respect of his players and his job, the immediate action upon replacing Butch was to once again prioritize Wilt Chamberlain.


    You will never top that level of ignorance in the coaching ranks but feel free to try.
    Last edited by Chronz; 10-27-2012 at 04:44 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    6,267
    Still mad at Brooks for not trying more zone against Miami last year. Dallas had so much success with it.
    POOP

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    2,817
    Mike Brown, every game.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    There
    Posts
    8,267
    SVG playing Jameer in 09.


    Quote Originally Posted by rhymeratic View Post
    Shoot I'd even put up Glen Rice and Mitch Richmond in their prime at or slightly better than James. Even Glenn Robinson who is a forgotten beast.


    Quote Originally Posted by LoveMeOrHateMe View Post
    Kobe GOAT LOL
    ^Finally got one.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    West Covina CA
    Posts
    18,951
    I think it will be Del Negro this season.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    C Florida
    Posts
    7,045
    Laker fans lovee Mike Browny

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    6 minutes away from United Center
    Posts
    42,808
    Scott Brooks, Vinny Del Negro... Imagine if we had Thibs in that C's series

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    29,994
    Scott Brooks.

    Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and Colin Kaepernick walk into a bar... To watch Russell Wilson win the Super Bowl.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Brampton, Ontario
    Posts
    29,044
    Sam Mitchell.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    696
    thibs for tearing rose's acl

    edit: probably the only mistake he's ever made
    @mvbisecco
    follow me on twitter and i'll follow you
    SMOKE WEED ERR DAY

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    LA
    Posts
    45,589
    Quote Originally Posted by TO Rapz View Post
    Sam Mitchell.
    What did he do ?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    There
    Posts
    8,267
    Quote Originally Posted by Chronz View Post
    What did he do ?
    Lol allow a player to go off for 81 points?


    Quote Originally Posted by rhymeratic View Post
    Shoot I'd even put up Glen Rice and Mitch Richmond in their prime at or slightly better than James. Even Glenn Robinson who is a forgotten beast.


    Quote Originally Posted by LoveMeOrHateMe View Post
    Kobe GOAT LOL
    ^Finally got one.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    14,212
    Larry Drew in that final huddle during last season's elimination game in Boston.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    18,481
    Not a coach but **** your Robet Horry

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    11,674
    Quote Originally Posted by b@llhog24 View Post
    Lol allow a player to go off for 81 points?
    It was interesting hearing Jalen Rose talk about it. That game was pretty close most of the way, and Rose suggested that Mitchell refused to make any adjustments.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •