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Hopefully Tiago will come back like gangbusters. He is superior on pick and roll offense and he is superior on low post defense. He is improving in other areas too. He is not flashy and many don't understand that he provides so much that does not show up on the stats sheet. Coach Pop knows, teammates, and opponents, definitely know. It is a good opportunity right now for Bangers and others to get good learning minutes. Go Spurs !!!
5 days, 21 hours ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/splitter-upset-and-stressed-over-recent-calf-injury.html
We have Livio, Bertans, Murphy, J-Mike Green, and other potential free agent prospects. For his sake I do hope he matures in every way as a person and player. There is always hope.
1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/watch-ryan-richards-kills-it-on-the-court.html
Yea both those guys are almost ripe for the picking. Hanga has a fat contract at present to buy out I heard.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-adam-hanga-latest-game-highlights-are-awesome.html
Spurs need to limit turnovers. Baynes will get a shot at Dwight. We need some kind of D on Harden. Let's just focus on basics. It will be tough without Tiago and Marco it appears. Kawhi will get it going. We need him. Bobo is out of shape and needs to get back killer instinct, and Manu is looking a little more capable. Go Spurs !!!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/5-things-to-watch-spurs-vs-rockets-3.html
Yea Cory could of but other players missed some shots on at least 2 of his good passes. He did a solid job. Is he a splashy and explosive type player like Mills ? Nope. Is he improving ? I believe so. Go Spurs !!!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/about-a-win-spurs-94-hawks-92.html
To let someone go for Lorbek ? Aside from injuries there is no real chance at all for him to become a S.A. Spur this year or otherwise. I do wish him well. He's a tough "Euro" power forward. He does everything ok including shooting with some range.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-erazem-lorbek-hoping-to-join-the-spurs.html
It is an awesome trailer and the NBA Special on the Spurs will be fantastic it seems like too ! I'm glad there was no "interviewer" involved at least on this trailer. Let them talk. Maybe later on there will be interviewers on some of the other segments. It sends a much needed message to America and not just too the sports world. TRUE SUCCESS is about exercising humility, sacrifice, communication, hard work, patience, discipline, respect, foresight and planning, and cooperation among many other virtues. Church, families, politicians, schools, communities, and work places may we also continue to learn and put these into practice as well.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-spurs-in-focus-for-champions-revealed-nba-tv-special-show.html
Haha... that trailer is funny. I'm glad Kawhi is getting recognition of course. That is not his personality to hang and do chin-ups on rim after dunks and stuff like that. That is not the Spurs way at all. They even gave Pop a little more hair. The Heat looking befuddled is over done too. Haha. Chase for Seis ! Go Spurs !
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/video-nba-2k15-official-kawhi-leonard-finals-mvp-trailer-is-incredible.html
I hope Davis learns and sticks with Austin Spurs. He is very intense for defense and rebounding. On offense he is need of much development. Nasty disposition to his game it appears, which is needed for our team in the future.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/josh-davis-on-the-spurs-you-can-tell-everybody-just-wants-to-win.html
Haha oh well. I too wanted to see much more of J-Mike Green and Cotton. Cotton is a perfect candidate for Austin Spurs team. He needs seasoning badly......no salt to his game yet. J. Green has been my sleeper to make roster. He has bigger upside and versatility than some other bench bigs we have. We shall see. Pop may just surprise all of us, but what do I know. Go Spurs !!! Chase for Seis !!!
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/suns-too-hot-for-spurs-in-phoenix.html
Now all of a sudden people automatically think that the Spurs backup point guard position has to be a "gunner" like Patty Mills ? NOPE. Cory has skills and demeanor that Pop truly appreciates. Cory tries to be a complete point guard. Directing offense, penetrating, defending, and he even rebounds pretty well for a pg. He hasn't shot consistently well percentage wise on his jumpers that is true. He was quoted that this summer summer he did work alot on his shooting. He actually does see the floor very well. He is an NBA level talent. He needs to show that he is not just a back-up pg, but that he can really become a productive and yes more "attacking" player when his number is called. Pop doesn't handout free cupcakes. Cory has earned this opportunity to compete again with Patty. Can he develop and grow ? YES. Baynes is still developing too. Daye is sure trying to develop other parts of his game too. Avery Johnson improved his game gradually over many years and by the time he was a veteran, he did have a decent outside jumper. Go Cory ! Get healed Patty ! Go Baynes ! Go Daye ! They all can rise and contribute more. We need it. Go Spurs !!!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/cory-joseph-needs-to-be-aggressive-this-season.html
Work him out certainly ! I still hope J-Mike Green sticks with team.
3 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://projectspurs.com/2014-articles/report-spurs-invite-hakim-warrick-for-workout.html
True Kawhi's demeanor on and off the court does look disinterested. He does not get very expressive facially, verbally, emotionally, or even physically as with fist pumps or such. The only thing he lacks is experience and belief that "He is one bad man !" I'd say he defers rather than becomes disinterested. He does need to continue to work on finishing in the lane, but that comes with confidence and more experience, and again when he believes that he is the "Man". Literally that is still not the case. TP, and sometimes Manu, and then TD, but Pop needs to facilitate more of the idea that Kawhi is the Man on more occasions, and that is already developing as we all can see. I only see it as a developmental issue, both team and individual player wise. Bowen just may be right about him leading us to another title. GO SPURS !!!
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Bruce Bowen credits the return of Kawhi Leonard for Spurs' current winning streak
How about record versus teams above .500 and playoff type contender teams ? I know we got better there by beating the Clips and Portland. The Heat game tomorrow will be a good test. Sometimes against aggressive defensive teams, if they know a player is not a triple threat (dribble, pass, shoot), they will cheat over into the passing lanes and tip passes away or force players to dribble and penetrate. We had such problems with Heat on that last year. Now we have Boris, who is more aggressive to drive in, Marco, Patty, Kawhi, Danny is a little better, and even Cory is penetrating more aggressively. That coupled with a somewhat better Tiago, Ayers, and even Baynes to rebound and defend basket, we could have better chances to beat Heat tomorrow. Hopefully we will continue to build off of that and get more mentally tough for home stretch and playoff run all the way. I saw too many "scared faces" against Heat last year in finals. Fear paralyzes, nullifies skill, and makes one make indecisive negative plays. Patty has no fear, and Kawhi knows he is a tiger now. Big three are healthy, getting some rest and are gearing up. Man I'm excited ! GO SPURS !!
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Inside the victory: Spurs 122, Cavaliers 101
Folks are getting a bit too hyped about a guy who won't get that many minutes anyway. Let's be honest. Kawhi will play hard long minutes. We proved that Boris can guard Lebron at times to give Kawhi a breather. Let's not exaggerate the need here. A Meta W. P. could be a toughness factor if rejuvenated for a run at a title. He still has a few tricks up his sleeve if he can get focused. That I do believe. Don't know what kind of shape he is in physically and mentally We can also use the spot to snag and develop another young project type. Devin Ebanks ? Fells from the Toros ?
9 months ago on Granger passing on Spurs is blessing in disguise
Hopefully we sign Granger and Daye all the more is relegated to project status. That is my hope. I believe we have a real chance with Granger. We will know by Saturday either way. Daye has come to the right place. Pop is the "Down and out Whisperer". Daye will be given all the support and guidance to see if he can turn out to be anything of a real contributor. I had hoped for Earl Clark, but he and Shannon Brown signed with Knicks. We shall see. Go Spurs !
9 months ago on Daye to work in limited time
More definitively a foul was Ray Allen whacking Ginobli across the arm as GInobli drove at the end. Free throws for Ginobli. Before that. LeBron drove and Danny came from behind and contested layup attempt. Lebron pushed off with left forearm sending Danny to the floor. FOUL on Lebron. The controversy was about who it went off of out of bounds? Easily LeBron, which they got correct. Hey showed game on NBA-tv last night. I could barely stand to watch it. Time to move on..... NEW season !! GO SPURS !!!
1 year, 2 months ago on NBA refs refute Rick Barry's claim Ray Allen traveled in NBA Finals
Right up there list... Bill Russell ? Chamberlain ? All these guys are modern players. But it is a super list. As individuals real good argument. As actual team players and complimenting teammates maybe not as much. TD is easily in the mix. No worries.
1 year, 2 months ago on Kevin Durant’s All-Time Team Lacks Tim Duncan
Hollis Thompson can compete well and provide minimal minutes, since Kawhi won't sit for very long periods of time anyway. Can we vote on this ? The power of social media... YES. WE WANT HOLLIS !!! PATFO will just have to fold under our pressure..... errr or not.
1 year, 2 months ago on Report: Spurs worked out forward Damien Wilkins
I hope Patty can have more impact this coming season. CoJo already has Pop's favor with his defense, passing, and offense management style that he already has shown a little during last year's season and playoffs. Patty is more of a gunner. Shoot first and ask questions later type at this point. No doubt he did great in international play for his country, but he had the keys and the steering wheel to their bus. He will not have that kind of opportunity with Spurs in my opinion with that style. In any case, I hope they both develop, but it is obvious PATFO are looking for a veteran point guard to backup TP who can drive into the lane and create. I do think Nando may not soon be around and this may give more opportunity for others too including Patty..
1 year, 2 months ago on Mendez-Valdez: Spurs’ Joseph could be on way to breakout season in San Antonio
We can only hope. Europe had no offers or interest in him at all? I'm not saying they needed to, but offensively at least he could help some team in a better league at this point it seems. He can still develop. A stretch 5 somebody called him in summer. I put on some weight alright and knew how to use it offensively in one game he was given opportunity to play in. I had hoped him to be a 4 type who can stretch floor and cover some ground too defensively. He needs interior focus.... more rebounding, defense, closing the lane, and shot blocking. He seems to want to roam too much on defense and doesn't seem to desire rebounding too much from my small window perspective thus far. I used the word "seem" a lot. He has a long way to go if he wants to make the Spurs roster. Another 2 years maybe? "Ryan we are pulling for you. Get to work and ask Spurs for all the help and direction they can give you."
1 year, 2 months ago on Ryan Richards sign with yet another team
CoJo has made strides certainly. He showed flashes at Texas, but they had another guard who dominated the ball. If he would have stayed another two years at Texas Spurs would have had no shot at drafting him in my opinion. He would've gone much higher. Anyway, he has a never give up style on offense, but mainly on defense. even if he gets broken down or passed by an opposing driving guard, he stays in the play and doesn't get deflated. He hustles and plays with heart. We are so used to seeing TP's speed, but CoJo is showing he too can drive and maneuver into the lane. I like his progress this summer no doubt, though I am not too surprised. He has TP as an excellent mentor and example. Now he can just visit Austin instead of having to go for work.
1 year, 2 months ago on Spurs' Cory Joseph battled self-doubt
Yea looks real good ! High socks will probably come back if it hasn't already. It gives good calf muscle support too. As a kid I got to see Iceman light up Cavs for 36 at the old hemisphere arena.
1 year, 2 months ago on Classic black and white photo of 'The Iceman' gets colorized
Yea even less minutes is good idea. I hope he can accept playing off ball and drill 3 pointers like at a 44 % clip. I hope he can continue to admirably put his pride aside and be more of just a mentor for Bellineli and others. He can be a Robert Horry type minimal minutes, but clutch and effective plays. Maybe swimming and boxing for Manu like TD for stamina and flexibility. Manu is a legend and can't accept last years fall out against Miami. I hope he makes a contribution next season to help us get a ring.
1 year, 3 months ago on Ginobili begins training in Argentina
He is interesting as a player alright and still developing his game. If he can guard on the perimeter at least some and stretch his jumper to the deep corners, he will really get more minutes. Bonner's minutes and some of Diaw's too I suppose. "Shimmies and Shakes" ?? Hmmmm well maybe we need some more of that at the controlled level where Patty M. keeps his towel antics !
1 year, 3 months ago on Pendergraph: Energy, hustle and a high IQ
Certainly Avery Johnson could be a great asset.
1 year, 3 months ago on Jim Boylen: Coach Pop's new top man
Its a good situation for Thomas. He has a lot to learn and grow in. Spurs can help him and instruct him on his game and skills in any case from afar as they have and are doing with others at present. I am glad Spurs were not put into that corner with Thomas.
1 year, 3 months ago on Report: Deshaun Thomas agrees to play in France, not Spain
Is that Boris in the Pic #13 ??? He looks like he has dropped some pounds ! Better and more effective season for Boris for the Spurs next year ?? Don't visit those French pastry shops my friend ! They are as caloric as Mexican food in San Antonio ! Go Spurs !!
1 year, 3 months ago on Diaw powers Team France to exhibition win over Finland
@Spursfan66 @Boo-J True true ! I was hoping for Euroleague or something. I believe he has Spurs instructions to work on his game and body as all our players away from the states have. If he can stick there and avg 17 boards and 27 pts and 5 blks, I'd say he developed, but even then he has developed since we got him initially. Spurs keep in touch I'm sure to guide and instruct albeit from afar. I wanted the Toros for him to keep him close. Folks get so miffed about the kid. Interesting.
1 year, 3 months ago on Report: Richards to play basketball in Dubai next season
Spooky and soulless ? Heavy art words that are beyond my reach ! It does make him look mean and like a machine. "The Brazilian Terminator" If he plays like that next season we will hoist a banner !
1 year, 3 months ago on This is one awesome drawing of Spurs' Tiago Splitter
He's a Curry isn't he ? No relation to Eddie I don't believe. Keep him somehow. He deserves a year or two for investigation. Not exactly sold on Nando's role right now.
1 year, 3 months ago on Report: Duke's Seth Curry invited to Spurs training camp
Yea this kid sounds like a Spurs kind of guy. He will merit time on floor if he can rebound and play good defense. His mid range jumper should would help too. Spurs FO are so good at getting these types who have kind of fallen through the cracks for whatever reason and able to give them hope for a new beginning to their careers. He sounds like a keeper. He just needed a place and a role. Hopefully he can carve out a role and be effective for Spurs !
1 year, 3 months ago on Pendergraph been 'dreaming' of playing the Spurs
Objectively the Spurs should be the best fit for him because he won't be rushed to assume a big role too soon and he certainly can learn from the best in TD. He appears to be making a real show out of all of this and that style is completely Miami. Though I hope I am wrong I say he chooses Heat. I wish You Mr. Oden all the best.
1 year, 3 months ago on Report: Oden to make decision this weekend
He's so very young and Pop and Spurs FO lose nothing in letting him experience another year to learn and grow. No hurry. He can come back next summer and we can see what he has then. Next year some Spur's bigs will be off the books to resign or let go entirely. It could work. Many good NBA players needed some seasoning for a few years along the way before they landed in a good NBA uniform and situation. Let Ryan simmer.
I'd rather Spurs receive Jordan Hamilton for Neal. Nuggets are getting the best of that deal if Mosgov is it. Too many bigs already and with Oden coming on board too! -- (out on a not too far limb prediction). Spurs interestingly still have a few more moves left to decide on after Neal's release.
1 year, 4 months ago on Spurs interested in Timofey Mozgov?
I have to agree with your assessment of Baynes. He already has play off game experience this past season as Splitter was hobbling and Baynes did really pretty good on Dwight Howard. He had weak side help and team defense helping as LA couldn't shoot from outside, so Spurs were able to sag in and help Baynes on Howard. Nevertheless he showed good footwork, timing, strength and contesting with his long arms against the best big in the game. Not a bad calling card so far for Baynes. He needs to learn nuances, but that comes from being on the court. I think his pic and roll needs work. He can pic well, but doesn't have the feel yet for rolling effectively to the bucket for a possible feed and finish like Tiago, who is superior in that regard. I know he can give a few minutes a game to make us more formidable on the boards and not giving up so many easy inside drives and buckets. How many minutes? Ask Pop during season. Good and fair article.
1 year, 4 months ago on Video: Breaking down Aron Baynes' performance at Summer League
He does need some physical development and a greater appreciation of defense for sure. He has too much offense, but is more like a 4. He needs to develop some 3 game offensively and defensively, which will be his biggest hurdle at least in making the Spurs final roster. That is highly unlikely this year in my opinion. I do hope we retain his rights somehow. Again he is too much of a good raw prospect to let go totally.
1 year, 4 months ago on Deshaun Thomas' focus is making the NBA
Manu and Bonner yup ! Sounds good to me too !
1 year, 4 months ago on How about Asik in black and silver?
Baynes is developing nicely and it is a good contrast to exploit most of the younger bigs that are more like 4's and stretch fours nowadays like Bosh, which is fine, but he can exploit them inside old school style. It takes a man to be disciplined enough to stay down low and bang and produce. Young tall and even heavy guys want to dribble and lead the break and swoop in for dunks on fast breaks. Here again that is fine, but Baynes can be effective to counter that style of player that seems to be increasing Smith, Nerens, and others.
1 year, 4 months ago on Spurs' Aron Baynes doing work on defense at Summer League
Cory was penetrating and that is what we wanted to see. Stronger and more confident. Nando was pretty good. I liked Baynes he was very rugged and not forcing shots too much. Thomas looked quite comfortable scoring and he needs to work on his defense and his body to chase 3's instead of fours. Richards looked thicker and confident. His shot will fall if he calms down some. Thompson was interesting. I wanna see Pitman.
1 year, 4 months ago on Summer League: Joseph lead Spurs over Bobcats
We are all just getting excited that's all ! Udoka has his directions to carry out. It's Pop's agenda remember? Main guys will have their time to expand on their games. D. Thomas will have his hands full trying to keep up with athletic 3's. Interested to see Richards? Sure. He has some athleticism and length. Alongside Baynes at the 4, let's see if Ryan can play weakside offense and weakside defense. If he does show some workable stuff, he might earn 15th spot depending how things shake out. I believe Nando has the most to gain here running at the 2, then Baynes, then Richards imo. I think Cory will give way to Denmon after first 2 games maybe to see if he has some game. .
1 year, 4 months ago on Joseph, De Colo, & Baynes to have increased opportunities at Summer League
@jojo707 @Boo-J Yea I can see that. I think Nano is caught in the shuffle now. Bonner has got good value that's for sure. We may need to go new route on that one and carry young guys at 13th, 14th, and 15th spots. Would still like a quick penetrating guard.... Veteran cheap quick guy ....Aaron Brooks maybe? I dunno
1 year, 4 months ago on Grading the Pendegraph signing
I don't believe Spurs are through. We have too many guards. Oden is more of a reach at this point than Richards, but with hard work this summer, positive attitude, and good production, RR could earn 15th spot and do what Baynes did this past season going back and forth from D-league. It can be a humbling experience when you are getting your butt kicked, but it makes you decide if you are willing to do what it takes to make it or not. He does have some tools and ability that could translate to NBA. J-Mike Green from Toros is interesting as backup to KL. Anyone agree?
The young man shows some good attitude and has a practical outlook. He knows he has a lot of work and development ahead of him before he can think of even coming over to NBA. He is in a good situation with Asvel it sounds like. Go Livio ! Go Spurs !!
1 year, 4 months ago on Jean-Charles on being drafted by Spurs and his goals
Interesting article. Thanks. 1. Belinelli appears to be a better bang for the buck in Spurs situation at present moving forward with Ginobli's declining ability to drive and finish consistently. I could not have said that before. I really like Neal. Ginobli served Neal very well before when Manu could create and kick to him. We wish Neal all the best far away from our division and conference. Would hate to see Neal with a close rival. Belinelli wanted to be a Spur, which is great. He will have less burden to create on the floor out of necessity. His efficiency will increase shooting wise and his skills to create will serve us on the second unit immensely. Certainly a triple threat type of player unlike Gary for the most part, but Gary was developing even in that area. We wish you all the best Gary far far away.
2. For Ginobli to continue to be effective for the Spurs, he, in his own mind, must step back and relinquish his role as a main creator and increase his role as mentor and 3 point shooter. For Pop this is already a process that has been started and Manu's minutes must also decrease for the team's success and also for his own personal health and longevity for a long up-coming season. It's good that he will take the summer off If I understood correctly. Maybe he can take Tiago an drink chocolate protein mootopia milk and lift weights with the coyote and become the Spurs version of "Burly men". Just messin there! More on Tiago in a minute. Ginobli is a local favorite no doubt, but certainly Argentinian through and through wanting to play for his country most every summer. This did wear on him over the years. Hope we can get a ring with his more diminished, but more effective role. He was significantly overpaid. I thought 2 year for 8 or 9 or 10 tops would still have kept the deal "dignified" for his legacy and bank account.
3. I have been a fan of Tiago from way back, and my thoughts are biased and less bottom line business. Most of what I have projected of him has come to pass. I felt he would take next step and contribute more as he most certainly did this past season. Without him we definitely do not go to the finals or maybe even western finals. You can read those stats on your own. I believe he has a superior basketball mind, and has decidedly adapted himself on the court as a "complimentary player" alongside TD. He is definitely one of the absolute best at pic and roll offense. His low post defense is also way up there. For the most part he "complimented" very well. Goin again on my bias, hope, and decent track record of his progress and development, I project he will be directed and accept and assume a more assertive role down low on offense and a greater focus on rebounding. I felt if he was more able on the hi-lo against Heaters we would have another banner hoisted. He needs strength, confidence, and skill to have pinned smaller Heat defenders down low receive ball from TD or Parker and with a decided and quick turn into the lane quickly shoot a high release hook from point blank range. Instead Heaters cheated off of him and wouldn't come in to help against him, as they quickly learned that he wouldn't shoot, but only quickly pass the ball out and often get his pass stolen. I project he will work on this all summer and indeed rise to the occasion to be a "go to guy" at times as he proved to a lesser degree and much lesser spotlight in some games during the season. At this stage in his career, I still believe he can still take it to the next level. He, as I mentioned earlier will not play for Brazil team this summer and play hubby and daddy,work on his game in the gym, with Chip, Chad, and also in the weight room with Manu, Coyote, and mootopia protein milk...... chocolate flavor will be optional. GO SPURS !!!
1 year, 4 months ago on Grading the Spurs' early offseason moves
Kobe come play for Spurs if you want more titles with old guys ! Would you accept 2 years for about 6 million and a ring or two ?? Just pick up the phone and call ..... Pop just might answer. He's in the office right now with FO looking at Korver and others as possibilities. Texas ya know ?? No state income tax and no smog too !! Ohhh btw you are not first fiddle here, but you'll be in the front row for sure ok? Kobe Bryant signs with SPURS, "I just want some more rings !"
1 year, 4 months ago on Kobe Bryant: Spurs getting close to title No. 5 hurt me
This year is not too likely at all, but next year hopefully. J-Mike Green of Toros is ahead of him developmentally, but who knows. You just never know in this rapid fire basketball business. He does have a feel for the game at his young age!
1 year, 4 months ago on Jean-Charles could be 1-2 years away from joining Spurs
Its not a big deal. Let Oden come over for peanuts. We wouldn't let it be a distraction. He can't really ask for too much $$ at all in his condition. Let him be evaluated and put on a program towards the end of the bench and rehab and work-out, and practice, and learn from POP and TD. Spurs aren't in the Health Spa business, but it could turn up as a good thing one day. Not now, but some day. We let young guys hang around for a year or two to see if they got game right? Let Oden do the same. No biggie ! Go Spurs !!!
1 year, 4 months ago on Stein: Spurs, Heat in lead for Greg Oden
Oh I'm sure Spurs FO have and are inquiring at the very least about these players. Going after them at this point is a no I agree. Howard wants direction and discipline. He would love to work for Pop. Pop let him it have in the All Star game with some choice words because he was screwing around. Howard liked it I'm sure. Would he be too much $$ wise ?. Other two, though intriguing, are not to my liking. I'd rather go after Big Al Jefferson. Go Spurs !!
1 year, 5 months ago on San Antonio needs "Big" help
I think Avery would be great to bring in and be groomed as the next head coach. He can still learn a great deal from Pop as his 1st Assistant. Boylen is somebody the like and that is fantastic. Indiana had a super run last year and he has lots of experience too. Swinging for the fences tonight !! Go Spurs !!!
1 year, 5 months ago on Spurs set to hire Jim Boylen as assistant coach