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Ok can anyone tell me who the hell Quinn Snyder is? Im assuming the fact I've never heard of him is because he sucks...

  • Quinn Snyder played PG at Duke and was a asst. under Coach K.
  • Very smart guy, graduated w/ double major from duke, received JD from Duke law school, and a MBA from Duke business school. Considered a pick and roll guru and has published articles on the evolution of the pick and roll. Would be a offensive minded coach.
  • First head coaching job was with mizou. Did a very good job, but resigned because a handful of minor NCAA violations.
  • got back into coaching in the d-league w/ austin torros(2007-2010) Won championships with them.  
  • Develope coach with 76ers, Asst. coach under Lakers. Went to Moscow w/ other asst. coach that took head job.
  • Suns, 76ers, and Bobcats are giving him extensive looks

He would be a good hire. Was the frontrunner last year until Dunlap cockblocked him for the job.

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I wouldn't be totally upset with Synder I suppose. I would definitely love a PnR offense with Kemba running the show. Only problem is that we don't have a great PnR big to pair with Kemba. I'd like to think that Biz can develop into that, and if not then hopefully Noel if we do draft him. 

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Snyder also had affairs and was rumored he liked to party(with coke). Which is one of the reasons he took a short break from coaching. If the guy held his poo togather he would have been a bigger name than he is now.

 

I would be happpy with him or gentry

http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2013/1/19/3894446/alvin-gentry-fired-steve-nash-phoenix-suns

 

Link above is Steve Nash defending Gentry for being fired. Nash and author make good points. New GM for Suns did a bad job bringing in talent. Also once the new regime came in there was no extension for his contract. Gentry was sort of in limbo. In fact its kinda similiar to what happened here to John Fox.

 

I think it would be real cool if Gentry ran a offense for Kemba like the Suns did for Nash. Im not a coach so I dont know if that would be easy to translate here or if he would have to tailer more to the guys here.

 

 

 

 

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Just no to Quin Snyder; but please for the love of God give me Gentry.

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Kelvins Sampson had his interview with the Cats today. Steve Clifford is next in line and will get his interview sometime next week.

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I'm just not feeling many, if any, of these names out there.

 

Gentry is okay, but he just seems like a stop-gap.  Everyone else seems like eventual wash outs.

 

Is it me, or is the coaching pool for the NBA extremely diluted and shallow nowadays.

 

F*ck, call Don Nelson out of retirement.

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I'm just not feeling many, if any, of these names out there.

 

Gentry is okay, but he just seems like a stop-gap.  Everyone else seems like eventual wash outs.

 

Is it me, or is the coaching pool for the NBA extremely diluted and shallow nowadays.

 

F*ck, call Don Nelson out of retirement.

You're not alone in that. Whoever we hire will probably be fired in 2-3 years, which is considered a dynasty in bobcat franchise history.

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You're not alone in that. Whoever we hire will probably be fired in 2-3 years, which is considered a dynasty in bobcat franchise history.

 

Sadly, 2 to 3 years would be a MAJOR improvement.

 

I really don't know what to think about all of this. Part of me would like a coach whose been successful previously like Sloan but there are no guarantees. Winning in basketball like most sports comes down to having a solid general manager, drafting the right players, signing the right guys in free agency, etc. I am questioning our front office more and more and wondering if anybody we hire is going to matter, because the right pieces aren't there to create a winner.

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  • Quinn Snyder played PG at Duke and was a asst. under Coach K.
  • Very smart guy, graduated w/ double major from duke, received JD from Duke law school, and a MBA from Duke business school. Considered a pick and roll guru and has published articles on the evolution of the pick and roll. Would be a offensive minded coach.
  • First head coaching job was with mizou. Did a very good job, but resigned because a handful of minor NCAA violations.
  • got back into coaching in the d-league w/ austin torros(2007-2010) Won championships with them.  
  • Develope coach with 76ers, Asst. coach under Lakers. Went to Moscow w/ other asst. coach that took head job.
  • Suns, 76ers, and Bobcats are giving him extensive looks
He would be a good hire. Was the frontrunner last year until Dunlap cockblocked him for the job.

You forgot to add "disgraced college coach" to that list.

He got Mizzou in big time trouble that they've only recently recovered from.

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Sampson fits the "disgraced college coach" description as well.

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Sampson fits the "disgraced college coach" description as well.

 

Maybe even more so than Snider. Look how long it took Indiana to recover from that mess he left up there. And Indiana is one of the premiere college basketball programs in the country. Certainly top 5. No offense to any Missouri fans but no one is going to confuse Mizzou basketball with Hoosier basketball. 

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