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    Default The more I think about it, we have to sign Bill Laimbeer

    This guy has been to the wars in the NBA. I'm sure he has seen just about everything there is to see on the court. He's young enough, fresh enough to be able to communicate with todays player. I'm sure he had a hand in AR's recent play no matter how short the stint was with him teaching this kid. We want bigs, we need someone that understands paint play, this is the guy. IMHO we cant go wrong here.

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    He would be better than Mark Jackson, at least he's been an asst and a head coach of a women's team but there are a lot of ex-head coaches looking for a job that are more qualified.

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    If he preaches defense then i wouldn't mind.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    He would be better than Mark Jackson, at least he's been an asst and a head coach of a women's team but there are a lot of ex-head coaches looking for a job that are more qualified.
    His first asst would be Rick Mahorn. Honestly, how could we not build a tough defensive minded team with those two guys on board? How could we not exploit the paint area? I'm telling you now the team that hires Laimbeer will be good for years to come. Especially if there is some talent there...

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    He's been trying to get a job in the NBA for the longest but no one's hired him. There has to be a reason for this. Maybe his offensive/defensive schemes just aren't that intricate or overly impressive? There's not a tougher or nastier ex-NBA player out there but as a coach maybe he's just not all that? Just wondering, I really don't have much of a clue as to what kind of head coach he would make just figure other teams would have been interested in him by now if he showed the ability.

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    Originally Posted by STAT1
    He's been trying to get a job in the NBA for the longest but no one's hired him. There has to be a reason for this. Maybe his offensive/defensive schemes just aren't that intricate or overly impressive? There's not a tougher or nastier ex-NBA player out there but as a coach maybe he's just not all that? Just wondering, I really don't have much of a clue as to what kind of head coach he would make just figure other teams would have been interested in him by now if he showed the ability.
    Yea, maybe there is something. I gotta do some research...

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    It seems to be he made a lot of enemies as a player (this coming form Chuck Daly). Other than that they say he's smart as a whip. I'm looking for more...

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    Nothing out there derogatory that I can find. Other than what I posted. Heck Isiah wasnt the most well liked person in the NBA and he got a couple of chances. Thinking about it neither was Doc Rivers or Danny Ainge. Give the man a shot...

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    Bump De Bump De Bump...

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    What does he bring that Mike Woodson does not?

    No thanks, bad enought our owner is in love with Isiah Thomas, do we really need a coach advocating for him?

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    Originally Posted by New New York
    What does he bring that Mike Woodson does not?

    No thanks, bad enought our owner is in love with Isiah Thomas, do we really need a coach advocating for him?
    Championship pedigree...

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    Originally Posted by New New York
    What does he bring that Mike Woodson does not?

    No thanks, bad enought our owner is in love with Isiah Thomas, do we really need a coach advocating for him?
    He was also team mate with Kelly tripucka and Kelly tripucka is alright in my book lol. Anyhow how can you hate a guy who nicknames a bad attitude player Crackhead..... Imagine what he would of called Eddy Curry

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    Basically he's won championships, was able to keep a team productive whilw his star player had a hissy fit, he preaches defense, and he helped kevin love develop inti the stretch four he is right now.

    More than that the knicks need a coach to be a leader of the team. All the stars the Knicks have now aren't leader material mentally besides chandler and that is mostly defensive. Stat tries but he defers to Melo to much. Bill Laimbeer could be a leader and just allow the players to play.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Hey we all hate the bulls too. Thats always a plus

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] plus this article explains why he is a championship caliber coach

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] final link but a good article nonetheless explaining how he is the complete opposite of D'antoni. By preaching all the stuff we fans feel the knicks need.Also did I mention when he was a WNBA GM he use to rob other team in trades for better players? Because as crazy as it sounds he was competant enough to do that and like outsmarting his competition. Oxymoron there outsmarting competutio and knicks but hey why not.....

    So look I cant see how anyone canread these articles and not put laimbeer over Phil Jackson who we have no guarantee will he coming back. In my mind its either Phil or Bill or another few years wasted.
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    Originally Posted by New New York
    What does he bring that Mike Woodson does not?
    He gets MDA and his family of bad coaches out of NY. That's enough imo.

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    well literally the roosters came home to roost. The knicks have dug themselves into a ditch yet again.... but there are steps they can do to get out of it.

    Step 1. move get a new coach and spend the rest of this season working on a system that promotes chemistry.

    Step 2. cry silently in our cars as we listen on the radio how the pick we should of got went to the Rockets.

    Step 3. Knicks Management "Don't Get Desperate!!!!" make smart moves in the off season and find some decent roleplayers for a reasonable price. Do not spend your last Full MLE before going into the luxury on an aging PG. If baron shows he can play decently just find him a cheap back up. That said start looking at players who can play multiple positions. Depth is an issue so a sixth man who can log heavy minutes at a few spots is key. Hahn said the Nuggets would want Wilson Chandler back so that is a long shot but hey there are other decent SG/SF's out there.

    Step 4. Hire Bill Laimbeer and have him teach the knicks scrub roleplayers to at least have the balls to foul someone..... HARD. The knicks should invest into some goons who at the very least can play defense to let their finesse players breathe. Shump, Jorts, and Chandler are moves in the right direction. Find one more player like them and the knicks can harass anyone. Also I know the league isn't as physical but look at the Celtics and their bag of trick... You can still get away with a lot if the league knows that is how you play.

    Step 5. The most important one as well. Don't make any stupid trades.....

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    I agree with this thread, Laimbeer actually knows how to win as a coach and player, 2 time champ as a player 3 time wnba champ as a coach. A defensive coach, not just defensive minded. And hopefully he will bring that same attitude he had as a player to the team as a coach, because this time has no balls the way they play. attitude is everything.

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