Lawrence Frank didn't jump from film boy to HC. He was an assistant at Marquette, Tennessee, the Grizzlies, and the Nets before being promoted to HC. That's a LOT of experience.
Name one coach who jumped straight to NBA Head Coach without ANY coaching experience whatsoever.
Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale...Name one coach who jumped straight to NBA Head Coach without ANY coaching experience whatsoever.
But when someone uses their opinion of his commentary as some sort of reason for why he won't be a good coach, before he eveb starts, I call them for what they are...
Using your logic, how can YOU be offended by being called a hater when the comment had nothing to do with you, unless you are a hater
Which by your above statement you are. I accpet your opinion, the fact that he is part of the team commentating in the finals says the people that matter feel different.
And for both of you, IF you are not haters, a simple congrats would do...
But I guess that's too hard.
Stop clinging to ur race like a hick with a noose to his bible.
Clumsy ass race baiter. Yo ass get eaten alive in the hood or the boardroom.
Same reason ppl dont want Laimbeer...who actually still has more proven know-how n experience than Jax. He doesn't have enough, either. Happy for both if they both get the jobs, but no ty plz for my Knicks.
Jax got the ****ing job anyways, . Wha? Did be get it bc he black? You fool....
Evolve n grow some iq points, chief.
Is it this comment that you're soooo inflamed about?
How does that make me a hater?
Also refer to the bolded above. As a successful black man, trust me, I have the least amount of hateration for any other black man, or any person for that matter, who gets an opportunity, as long as it's deserved.
I've actually been wanting him to get this chance for a long time, but I think it's alright for people to wonder if he's really ready. He has never been an assistant on a staff. It's natural that there are questions re: how he'll do. I wish him the best, but there's no way he's going to be as prepared for the position as someone like JVG or even MDA was. He has zero coaching experience in any league.
That said, I wish him the best and I think his basketball acumen is top notch.
One thing's for sure.. He's going to learn a heck of a lot.
Not sure where the race thing came from, I think Jim advanced that part, and I didn't even understand that.
But whatever, I'm from the school of sometimes its better to say nothing if you dont have a good thing to say.
Also the fact that he was choosen for the finals which is as a team with JVG and Breen (spelling) says the concensus feels different. Don't like his commentating fine, but to base his coaching on that is absurd.
Not even going to wait and see. Crazy.
People with a lot less credentials have gotten a chance, he deserves it.
Front office experience doesn't quite translate to the HC job as well as assistant coaching, though, so Bird is a solid example of how a player could be a solid coach without experience.
1 out of 3 sure doesn't seem like great odds, though. It's a crap shoot, and I really don't have enough faith in Mark Jackson to pass over ANY decent coach with experience.
Jackson has zero coaching experience. None. Zilch.
He played the game at a high level as a floor general that's it.
That said, I think for much of his career he was like another coach on the floor. He has that kind of headiness for the game of basketball on the court and when you hear his thoughts, but to say there are people w alot less credentials that have gotten oppos and use that as an example of why he should get a chance when he has no experience as a coach on any level is a bit of stretch.
He deserves this chance because he is a leader and because of his high basketball acumen, which he's shown on the court and as a commentator - only. You're willing to admit this is the case right?
If so, then why r you mad?
p.s. I'm from the school of - this is a forum... we spit our opinions.. people comment.. it's a good thing.. no need to get all hemoroidal over another posters opinion.
Last edited by ronoranina; Jun 08, 2011 at 13:54.
Supposed Knick fans hating when one of their own ascends. For no good reason.
Yet still support Italian league 'Antoni? Word?
Notice how MJ'S commentary seems contrary to 'Antoni's approach?
Willing to support an unorthodox schmuck, but unwilling to wait and see before judging?
Sounds fair to you?
Judging coaching ability by using commentary style and ability?
How bout' that?
I'm not angry, and you're not dumb so cut the rhetoric and figure out the obvious.
I think it's stupid and irresponsible to hire a coach with zero head coaching OR assistant coaching experience at ANY level. That's why I'm glad he's not our coach and fully expect him to fail in Golden State.
If I thought he were a good coach, I'd support NY hiring him. But I don't, so I don't.
"Hate," he says.
As a Knicks fan from childhood, I see no reason to be loyal to Mark Jackson.
Someone buy dis wigget a muzzle.
Coach D'antoni little experience? Years as pro point guard, euro coaching, NBA coaching, Olympic coaching. Sit down, son, every time you post it sounds like a queef more than coming from some chief.
How much experience do you need? How bout an OUNCE of NBA coaching bfore u hand dem the keys to new york basketball. Wha? But it's coo cuz he be black? Whachu even saying, why you defending this dude like you want his balls in yo mouth. Oh. Pause.
DAMN fool like you reason wise n strong black men, like myself, get some stereotyped **** as being weak n clinging to color before all other.
But what you did was point to Mark Jackson and say "they don't like him cuz he's black!"
Surely, you can see how that fails to meet the burden of proof required by your accusation.
(edit - nice straw man argument, though. I actually agree that the Rooney Rule was a good thing, but we're not talking about that. We're talking about whether we do or don't think Mark Jackson will be a good coach.)
I don't see why that's so hard to understand.
Love him or hate him, D'Antoni got his current contract based on merit, not because he's white.
But, please...feel free to rant on with minimal facts or logic.
Last edited by Marek; Jun 08, 2011 at 19:27.
Careful Marek -
Last time I stated that I prefer hiring coaches with experience, it was construed by SOME people who shall remain nameless as supporting a rehiring of Isiah Thomas.
I know what you are saying, too bad nobody else does.