revgen wrote:No offense to Coach K, but the guy is 66 years old (2 years younger than Phil), and he's never coached an NBA game in his life. Sure, he's coached Team USA, but that's not the same as coaching an NBA team that's not chock full of superstars.
oh I know that lol......
age is a number that isn't even correct, biological age is not the same as calendar age, if you really want to get down to the nuts and bolts but I do understand the concern in that regard.... The guy still has a lot of energy for his "age" but of course this is would be a pipe dream anyway.
My real point was that you need a strong personality that can counter act the ridiculous nature of our FO now..... LA has lost some of it's luster IMO as a destiny for high profile FAs....... I really do believe the late Dr.Buss had some influence in that regard for other players to believe in...... not sure that is true anymore. I don't think the majority of the names that have been brought up, outside of guys the likes of Pop (age 64, 2 years younger than coach K by the way ;)....) which is an even bigger pipe dream than my suggestion lol, does that even if they are fine coaches in their own regard....... IMO our FO is now a serious handicap rather than a strength in the recruitment process and that scares me for the future right now....even with cap space or high draft picks
As far as not coaching in the NBA...... I think that is over-hype...... it's more important to have the personality that can garner respect from players than the x's and o's themselves...... the x's and o's is the easy part when dealing with the professionals.....more about personalities and how you galvanize than pure strategy IMO...... Jackson for instance was not the strongest x's and o's guy.....he had a staff to help him with that part ;)