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#661 ArabicMamba

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Posted February 08, 2019 - 06:09 PM

Luke is good . I like him and people forget he won a championship WITH Kobe and was coached under Phil Jackson!

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE?

 

MARK [expletive]ING JACKSON????

 

There is no one on the market right now and it is okay.


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Posted February 08, 2019 - 06:27 PM

Luke is a below average coach but there's no one better out there currently

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Posted February 09, 2019 - 09:20 AM

Just wait until off season to fire him and get a new coach. 


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Posted February 10, 2019 - 09:57 AM

Who?

 

Just wait until off season to fire him and get a new coach. 



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Posted February 10, 2019 - 10:37 AM

This is my assessment of Luke thus far.

 

Any coach whom has the job of integrating the greatest player in basketball in Lebron James into an overwhelmingly young and developing roster will have a difficult time.

This team has ridden numerous waves this season. 

 

- Started off rocky in terms of both health and the Rockets brawl.

- Eventually began to find a rhythm and chemistry across the roster.

- Towards the end of 2018, this team was looking like it established it's identity.  Both the starters and bench unit knew their role.

- Christmas day game vs. the Warriors was a turning point for both the best and worst.  (1) It showed that the team could compete with the best, (2) It was when the injury plague began.

 

Luke's been placed in an extremely difficult position that very few coaches would have been able to succeed in.

The only real thing that I question with Luke are

- Late game decisions in terms of play-calling and communication.

- Poor rotations and minute management (this has always been a flaw of his since the start of his tenure)

- And a questionable offense in terms of players not being optimized and playing out of their true roles and position (in part is a result of numerous injuries and forced roster changes).

 

With that being said.  Some fans simply have ridiculous expectations.  

The style of play in which Luke emphasizes is ball movement, selflessness, and creating for the next guy.  Although you'd think Lebron would make that easier considering he's one of, if not the best play makers in the game is false.

Lebron is glued to the ball (and rightfully so).  I'm sure Bron prefers that most plays be made through him.  Unfortunately Luke's offense doesn't exactly mesh with that type of style.

 

I'm not saying it's either Luke or Bron's fault.  Bottom-line is there needs to be some type of compromise between the two.


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Posted February 10, 2019 - 10:58 AM

On nba Twitter never saw a coach who fans truly appreciate. Stevens and Popovich included

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Posted February 10, 2019 - 03:28 PM

The issue isn’t the coach it’s we are short of quality players just watched 76’er game lack of aggression and no treys!

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Posted February 10, 2019 - 06:33 PM

Good for nothing. FO needs to Ned Stark this SOB


Bye for now

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Posted February 10, 2019 - 10:23 PM

Wouldn’t they technically have the first opportunity to fire him constantly? They don’t owe him anything and they don’t need a reason, I personally don’t think they will find anyone better because I have zero faith in the front office other than being gifted LeBron they have done a pretty bad job, culminating in negotiating against themself in public with a team that had zero intention of doing anything other than making them look thirsty.

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Posted February 12, 2019 - 03:10 PM

If we lose to the Hawks would you fire him then🧐

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Posted February 12, 2019 - 03:42 PM

If we lose to the Hawks would you fire him then

 

Bye for now.


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Posted February 12, 2019 - 03:45 PM

Bye for now.


Bye for now.
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Posted February 12, 2019 - 03:50 PM

Is he gone now
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Posted February 12, 2019 - 04:53 PM

If we lose to the Hawks would you fire him then


 
Bye for now.



Bye for now.


Bye for now.



For Luke... it’s bye for good!


Bye for now
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Posted February 12, 2019 - 05:39 PM

Bye for now.

 

Bye for now.

 

Bye for now

 

 

for now


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Posted February 12, 2019 - 07:11 PM

There is no point in letting him finish this season. I think we have seen pretty much what he is capable of, and it is not cutting it.


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Posted February 12, 2019 - 07:16 PM

There is no point in letting him finish this season. I think we have seen pretty much what he is capable of, and it is not cutting it.



K Magic time to go red wedding on this coaching staff.


Bye for now

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Posted February 12, 2019 - 07:20 PM

Is he gone yet?

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Posted February 12, 2019 - 09:31 PM

Is he gone yet?

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Posted February 12, 2019 - 09:32 PM

K Magic time to go red wedding on this coaching staff.


Bye for now

hope they fire everyone even the medical staff.
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