Matt Barnes stops by the Grantland offices to chat with Chris Ryan about who controls the music in the Clippers’ locker room, about the Clippers’ chemistry, and what it’s like to play with Jamal Crawford.
Add Byron Scott to the list of available coaches for possible VDN replacement next year
Dude don’t get my hopes up like that Clips4. Byron Scott CP3′s favorite coach, that’s gotten a team to the finals(New Jersey Nets), that’s from L A, and that knows how to coach.
Byron Scott once had an incident where he was supposed to study some game tape, and his assistants set the tape at a point where they could tell if he ever watched it, and afterward they found that he didn’t.
Jerry Sloan never watched tape while in Utah
Jerry Sloan ran a system. He didnt plan each and every game. He just put focus on key players. He was very consistent like that. The guys knew at all times what was required of them. He only missed the playoffs twice despite running the same system for 22 years.
Ask Greg Ostertag how many times he got yanked for deviating from that plan. Ask Andrei Kirilenko how Sloan would react if he didnt play hard. Sloan made AK47 cry. Hell, ask Deron Williams what Sloan would do if a play got altered. Thats part of the reason why he’s in Brooklyn right now.
Sloan was a demanding coach. But if you did your job, you played. And the team won. Thats why Byron Russell and Hornacek even had careers in the NBA. Theyd have never played the minutes they did on other squads. Sloan was all about blue collar work ethic. You play hard, you get minutes. You act like a retard (Deshawn Stevenson) you got benched.
There was actually static between CP3 and Scott after getting blown out of the playoffs in 2009. And static between J-Kidd and Scott which led to him being fired from the Nets.
Most people say Kidd led NJ to the Finals with Vince Carter.
Scott has alienated players in each stop of his journey leading to his firing. He is not the coach we want.
cp3 hates byron…no way he stays if he’s brought on…
Not sure about that. When Scott was fired in New Orleans, CP3 spoke out saying how much he loved having him as a coach. The two have a great relationship. Byron Scott is roughly an average coach of all the active coaches this year. He’s an upgrade over VDN but that’s not saying much when most of the coaches in the NBA are better than VDN.
Players say nice things when talking to reporters. They might have to work with that coach later in their careers.
But all the reports are saying he alienated the entire team which is why he got fired.
Hmm…. You might be right. CP3 looked distraught when the news came down Byron Scott got fired in New Orleans. But did CP3 contribute to Scott’s ousting in NOLA? It seems that CP3 doesn’t want to be known as a coach killer and he doesn’t have that reputation.
In regards to Byron Scott, the only way that happens is if we lose in the first, and I would even say second round. But for now we have VDN, so let’s get on our horses and win the championship! Haters gonna hate!
This dude is kinda scary IMO. What he is saying in regard to being a family? Sounds like gang speak mentality. I love Tupak too. Because of his Talent not his message. Relax a little and enjoy the ride Barnes We love the intensity. But chill dude. Like I think this guy would seriously harm you if you pissed him off. Maybe against ZBo it might come in handy. LOL..
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