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#31 4Corners

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:57 PM

I think the Ben Gordon situation sealed his fate. Also Mike Dunlap did not have a clue on what a rotation was. I swear every game it was like inny minny miny mo on who was starting.


The 10 choke jobs they pulled this year is what sealed his fate. Didn't they blow a big double digit lead a couple times this year?

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

Just found this in the ESPN article:

Defensively, the Bobcats allowed 102.6 points per game, the second-most in the league, and they were the NBA's worst shooting team at 42.5 percent.


This doesn't exactly speak well for Dunlap's "coaching abilities."

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:16 PM

The 10 choke jobs they pulled this year is what sealed his fate. Didn't they blow a big double digit lead a couple times this year?



Felt like they lost games in the 4th all the damn time.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

Why hire the guy in the first place? Getting sick of these new HC every single season. MJ and Cho better do their fuggn homework in finding the next HC!

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

I am not saying that Dunlap was a good coach but I do think he did a good job of developing our younger players. The idea I got going into this past season was that wins and losses were not as important as developing our talent and building a team that can compete in the long term. With this firing it feels like that all just went out the window and we are going to go back to a win now mentality. If that was the goal we should have kept the team with Wallace and Jackson together a few more years.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:38 PM

Not surprised that he's gone. But now that he has they have to get he next hire right, because we need more than another stop gap head coach, we need a guy that can develop the players and help push them on to become a lot more competitive.

I wonder how quick they'll make an appointment.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:01 PM

Sooooo I disagree with almost everyone in this thread- I dont think NBA head coaches are particularly important.

Unless you have a great head coach like Popovich or Phil, it just doesnt make a difference. This is the reason NBA coaches move around so much- players get tired of a guys style or the team wants to look like they are doing something, so you fire the coach and hire another guy without losing much of anything

As long as the team hires someone mostly competent I'll be happy.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

Good. Dunlap was horrible. The players didn't respect him at all, nor should they have... Dude had the wackest rotations I've ever seen in my entire life. No rhyme or reason, just dumb.

Excited to see who we get, and hope it's not another dud who has never been a HC in the NBA or D1.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:11 PM

Sooooo I disagree with almost everyone in this thread- I dont think NBA head coaches are particularly important.

Unless you have a great head coach like Popovich or Phil, it just doesnt make a difference. This is the reason NBA coaches move around so much- players get tired of a guys style or the team wants to look like they are doing something, so you fire the coach and hire another guy without losing much of anything

As long as the team hires someone mostly competent I'll be happy.

I would put Thibs up there in that category as well.

Ideally, I would like a hard-nosed, gritty coach in the Thibs/Popovich mold that the players trust and respect.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:20 PM


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Bobcats job a lot more attractive now - $21 mill cap space, top 5 pick. More coaches interested this year than last, sources say


Dunlap definitely blew a few games that we should have easily won. And I still don't know why he refused to play MKG when we were obviously better with MKG out there. Oh well, I knew he was a stopgap but I thought it'd be a 2 year assignment instead of 1 year. He did his job and it's really not fair to him, but hopefully we'll find our coach for the future now. Sounds like the job is already garnering way more attention than it did last year. I think Cho knows what he's doing and it sounds like the players didn't like him at all.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

i wish him the best of luck. i liked the guy and really wanted him to succeed here. oh well. hopefully we do have a serious candidate lined up and not another sam vincent. :\

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:26 PM

I think from the outside looking in he deserved another year. But if he truly alienated the locker room and if they thought it would prevent them from getting FAs then I can't get too upset.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:32 PM

I thought Dunlap was pretty good, helped the young guys a lot, improved the offense and lost a lot of games. Considering he was known as a hard-ass and had no NBA experience to demand respect, I'm not surprised the players didnt like him though

If he doesnt coach in the NBA again he will have quite a unique resume- 1 season, 26% W, led the only team in NBA history to triple its win total

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:56 PM

If they hire Ewing or another of Jordan's buddies then I am done with this team....

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:22 PM

IS Paul Silas Still available?


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