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Not far is debatable. As I said before history says if you lose 4-1 or 4-0 in finals, you almost never win later. Ergo, not that close.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Down to Dunk: The candidates
vets as generally the worst or narrowest skill guys in rotation is the worst application of vets.
the specific vets, not vets conceptually.
Simplified presentation but not actually actively disregarding. fwiw, I dont think they would have won title in 2013, 14 or 15 without injuries.
Theory: Thunder have been too young to close deal and win title.
Evidence: Last 30 yrs of NBA.
Observed Thunder action: Lets get even younger! At SG, C, bench.
after mid to late 20s one way players did not win title? When do they try two way players? post KD?
1 day, 5 hours ago on State of the City: OKC waits for its new coach
You have Russ, KD, Ibaka... how do you finish the starting lineup? With 23-24 year old one way players? #whatwha?
He is enough for now
Two other Thunder era draft re-writes I hadn't noticed before: Whiteside for Pleiss and maybe Parsons for Reggie Jackson.
Really young teams used to win NBA titles. https://www.bsports.com/iotd/stats-insight-of-the-day-oldest-and-youngest-nba-championship-teams
But not for last three decades. Attn: Sam P.
I don't have starting lineups.
see lower part of season summary at BR http://www.basketball-reference.com/leagues/NBA_2015.html?mobile_long=false
1 day, 6 hours ago on Down to Dunk: The candidates
Yes, at avg age of 29.9. Spurs next, followed by Clips, Griz and Bulls. A majority of the real contenders.
tl; dr for 1, 3 even 5 big tough paragraphs folks are not worth being stifled by.
1 day, 10 hours ago on State of the City: OKC waits for its new coach
He probably should be on the long list. Cavs dont have to let him interview but probably would after playoffs if it is still open.
1 day, 11 hours ago on State of the City: OKC waits for its new coach
Odds of Ettore and Russ having a smooth relationship? Low. Good results? Probably but better or worse than past I dunno.
Unless you are a euro-phile. Is Presti?
Donovan's wife Christine was a champion equestrian. Didn't like Huntington WV when Donovan coached there. Grew up in a NY suburb. Apparently loves order. Does she have a veto and will she use it?
is it a dequan cook jersey?
1 day, 12 hours ago on State of the City: OKC waits for its new coach
Either Presti meets with Donovan and / or his agent next week or the odds of it happening go down a good deal. Every day the odds go down, I'm guessing.
BR has the data. His Real Madrid teams were fine / above avg on 3ptas and ftas. Mixed record on fg%.
1 day, 23 hours ago on Down To Dunk: Changes
With Messina's emphasis on post offense, did his teams lag from 3 pt land or do alright in secondary role? Did his teams drive & get good fta rate?
2 days ago on Down To Dunk: Changes
Might have thought Troy blocked path to more than #3 or 4 FO guy.
Bigger money in head coaching might have swayed him to pursue that. And wanting to stay in the gym.
I think they were perhaps surprised he left but probably on good enough terms.
Could Gentry / Presti talk Adams into returning? Probably not but maybe.
Messina's Spurs connection would touch home.
I think I heard Dunn is returning to school.
If Presti went Messina-Vanterpool and already has 2 former Donovan assistants, he'd have title-winner, former Thunder mgr and some Donovan flavor. Triple play.
who is that fired dpoy list guy?
Backed out of 5yr 27.5 mil deal 7-9 yrs ago. Surely he will ask for more than $40 mil. Is cost a factor in the decision?
Hoiberg heart surgery probably takes him out of it.
Donovan has 4 kids. At least one in college, one either in college or a high school sr and 2 in middle school / elem. It wouldn't be quite as bad to move now compared to some in hs and super attached to friends there.
Not getting Gentry to asst.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Down To Dunk: Changes
Messina HC, Vanterpool asst might be interesting way to play it.
yeah. have to wonder how much Presti did beforehand to know who he can get. He denies such talk but...
Vanterpool having front office experience with Thunder and assisting under Messina and Stotts and having a long euro player career is a pretty good resume.
But I am not really a joint history guy.
You could argue on the numbers for Brooks over Karl.
It would look good if whoever replaces Brooks has a title. Top 2, Gentry might in 60 days.
If 3-4 turn it down they might go Kalmian or Keefe.
If these top 2 turn them down, that will look bad. Messina probably needs a Spurs future HC guarantee to turn it down, if he doesn't already have it.
IMO it should be zero for both.
The coach search list order might be:
Thibs is a wildcard but I am going to guess he serves out his contract.
Haven't heard Skiles mentioned. I am not saying he should be the guy but I'd consider him.
Messina is from Sicily. Based on his full name I believe Presti's roots are Sicilian as well. Would Bennett make Messina's euro roots and wide notoriety across the continent be a factor in the selection to promote the team and the city? Might be a plus if it is close.
Could be great for Kanter.
2 days, 6 hours ago on Down To Dunk: Changes
Thanks. Yeah basic. Might produce more corner 3s if run with that in mind.
It seems like it is Donovan's, if he and his family agree and if they offer enough money. If makes a big deal about personnel decisions, he'll be bypassed.
yeah I heard. fighting with mgt more an issue than just not winning as much as expected.