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Bobcats hire Mike Dunlap as HC

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LMAO......

Cause everyone knows Phil Jackson, Jerry Sloan, Larry Bird, & Jeff Van Gundy were beating down Michael Jordan's office door to coach the freaking BOBCATS.

If they hired him it means they felt he was the best candidate. If they draft Barnes then they feel he is the BPA.

Yeah, keeping believing that :rolleyes:

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This is as bad as when the Knicks hired Whoopi Goldberg as coach.

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Great hire to people with a clue. Guys like Andy Katz are congratulating the Bobcats on Twitter for making a smart hire.

He's a genius as a coach, and other coaches come to his coaching training (see videos below). That's what a young team needs.

Morons always want FLASH, FLAIR, AND A BIG NAME as usual, as if that's always what's needed.

The Bobcats will play pressure defense next year now. Hopefully that doesn't mean they draft Gilchrist.

They will also probably play an uptempo offensive style, based on what I've seen.

This guy could end up being the next Scott Brooks or Greg Popovich for all any of us know. Of course neither would've ever been anything without the players they had, though, just like Phil Jackson wouldn't have been.

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He better be a magician.

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The NBA is not the Big East and we weren't looking for an interim/assistant. We needed a HEAD COACH. And if they hadn't had experience as one, they should've at least had a good amount of experience on the pro level. He doesn't.

But, hey... At least MJ gets to save a few more dollars while we continue to suck.

Anyone who thought MJ would actually invest in the brand should take this into consideration as well. Dude is not looking to spend anymore money than he has to.

Look at how he "redesigned" the logo... That's MJ's version of "turning the page." He keeps the same exact logo and just went into photoshop and uses the paint bucket tool and changes the colors. I'll admit, the less orange the better, but still... It's cheap.

I hope many of us are wrong about this hire, but a career college assistant becoming an NBA head coach probably has never happened before, and if it did, I'm willing to bet the results weren't very good.

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The NBA is not the Big East and we weren't looking for an interim/assistant. We needed a HEAD COACH. And if they hadn't had experience as one, they should've at least had a good amount of experience on the pro level. He doesn't.

Actually he's been a head coach. Granted, it was at the Division II level, where he won 2 National Championships: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/18/2145937/st-johns-assistant-mike-dunlap.html

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The NBA is not the Big East and we weren't looking for an interim/assistant. We needed a HEAD COACH. And if they hadn't had experience as one, they should've at least had a good amount of experience on the pro level. He doesn't.

But, hey... At least MJ gets to save a few more dollars while we continue to suck.

Anyone who thought MJ would actually invest in the brand should take this into consideration as well. Dude is not looking to spend anymore money than he has to.

Look at how he "redesigned" the logo... That's MJ's version of "turning the page." He keeps the same exact logo and just went into photoshop and uses the paint bucket tool and changes the colors. I'll admit, the less orange the better, but still... It's cheap.

I hope many of us are wrong about this hire, but a career college assistant becoming a head coach probably has never happened before, and if it did, I'm willing to bet the results weren't very good.

This could be true. It also could be true that out of everyone they interviewed they believed in his plan for the team the most. If we play at the same speed as Denver did it will be to our eventual benefit with guys like Maggette, Hendo, Walker, Biyombo, and whatever rookie. We already have 4 probable starters that thrive in a more up tempo style. Kemba Walker will be much improved just by revving up the tempo alone.

. Run, run, run. Makes and misses... run!! I hope that is the plan.

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Cho's plan to keep us in the lottery

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Great, an Xs and Os coach who vets won't respect. Good job, Bobs!

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This could be true. It also could be true that out of everyone they interviewed they believed in his plan for the team the most. If we play at the same speed as Denver did it will be to our eventual benefit with guys like Maggette, Hendo, Walker, Biyombo, and whatever rookie. We already have 4 probable starters that thrive in a more up tempo style. Kemba Walker will be much improved just by revving up the tempo alone.

. Run, run, run. Makes and misses... run!! I hope that is the plan.

Well, from what I've read about his strategy for us, I'd love it... But, this really does stink of MJ being cheap again. I read another national writer compared Dunlap to Thibs. I just don't know man. If that's accurate, we just hit the lotto. If it's not, we just hired another Sam Vincent.

I just have a hard time believing he's the next Thibs when there were already guys on the NBA level as assistants that have been called "the next Thibs." Again, I hope he's right and what I've read about his approach is exciting, but this isn't the NCAA.

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Cho's plan to keep us in the lottery

This. Cho knows

Coach and team grow together.

They didn't have to pay a big name so maybe they can put the money they saved into buying the Hugo the Hornet costume from Tom Benson. Without something big happening with this franchise turning a profit will be tough.

So far this draft lottery and coaching hire has done nothing to charge up the fan base. Half priced tickets anybody?

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This will help him out some, sources say that Tim Grgurich may join Dunlap's staff.

Here's a bit about Grgurich.

http://www.nba.com/coachfile/tim_grgurich/index.html

Longtime NBA veteran and highly respected assistant coach Tim Grgurich begins his second season with the Nuggets. Grgurich (GUR-gur-ich) brings 15 years of NBA experience to the Nuggets bench, including nine with Head Coach George Karl.

Before joining the Nuggets, Grgurich served as an assistant in Portland (2004-05; ’98-01), Phoenix (’02-04), Milwaukee (’01-02) and Seattle (’91-98).

Karl and Grgurich have a long history of success together. Including last season, Grgurich has been on Karl’s staff for five division titles and the pair made a trip to the NBA Finals together with Seattle in 1996.

The Trail Blazers also won a division crown with Grgurich on staff in ’98-99 and reached the Western Conference Finals twice.

Grgurich spent 12 years as an assistant coach under Jerry Tarkanian at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, preparing emerging NBA standouts such as Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon, Greg Anthony, Armen Gilliam and Sidney Green. The Runnin’ Rebels won the 1990 NCAA Championship and made three Final Four appearances while he was part of the program.

His coaching career began at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, where he also was a three-year letterman in both basketball and baseball. He began as an assistant and guided the freshman team to a 99-33 mark before assuming head coaching duties in 1975. Over five seasons, Pitt was 71-70 and made one trip to the NIT. As a player, he helped the Panthers to an NCAA and NIT tournament bid.

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