Thursday, December 27, 2007

Confused, Stubborn and Stupid Is No Way To Coach A Team, Son

What Matt said.

But also: How did that even happen? Pax has made it abundantly clear through the media that one of the main reasons for firing Skiles was his rotations/lack of minutes for the young uns. And yet: 4 minutes for Ty. 4 minutes for Noah. 7 minutes for Griff. The mind reels.

It seems to me there are three possibilities here: 1) Pax did not make it abundantly clear to Myers what changes he wants to see on the court 2) Pax did but Myers is too stubborn and/or loyal to his veterans to make those changes 3) Pax did but Myers is too stupid to understand what he wants.

I don't know much about Myers, but I kinda hope it's the third one. That way, you could see his position with the Bulls as a sort of patronage job, a sop to a "loyal" employee. At least that would be rational. The second suggests a (perhaps unconscious) refusal to do what needs to be done; the first suggests an organization in total disarray. But are there other possibilities I'm missing?


Blogger Hot Shit College Student said...

There's the possibility no one (including Paxson) wanted to rock the boat in the first post-Skiles game. Myers wasn't going to be the interim coach anyway, and Paxson didn't want the players to expect a certain amount of minutes just cuz Skiles wasn't around to teach lessons and send messages.

9:33 AM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

Ah...the "stability" argument. Sounds familiar.

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah I love how everyone on blogabull wants to blame the coach as if someone from the outside would make these players better. The truth is these guys suck and nobody can couch them. Don't be stupied all your ilfe.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:33 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

anon, you forgot to correct 'stupied' and 'ilfe'.

I think it's just as stupid to simplify the teams problems into only terms of player or coach. Clearly there's work to be done on both ends.

12:47 PM  
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10:44 PM  

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