Messina HC...Watson first assistant?No nonsense mentors...proven
skills...will actually prepare a team...Naw...Makes too
What, Earl wants a job after he retires?The Jazz do need a hero
coach, and it probably will not be a rookie coach. The Jazz passed
on expressing interest to Kerr and for an unknown reason they did not contact
Stan Van Gundy.There is coach Karl who won coach of the year 2 years
ago and he is not working..perhaps a call in that direction Dennis would benefit
the young players the Jazz have. You are used to firing coaches and you can
fire him in a couple of years once the players are ready for playoffs again.The caliber of play in the playoffs has been sensational this season and
it shows the Jazz need desperate improvement...it will take a great coach.The great coach the Jazz need to hire has missed the combine where he
could have talked to the potential players. The great coach the Jazz need to
hire is going to miss having any input in the Jazz draft.The GM told
the coach who to play last season and the results were.......Have
the GM hire the coach then get out of the way...that is his job
I wouldn't mind having Earl Watson as a coach, especially if Jerry Sloan
continues as a possible mentor in the background. Hayward has already
enthusiastically endorsed Earl, so I think the players would support him. Young
players and young coach growing into the game together could be interesting. I
guess we'll see. I just hope the Jazz people don't wait too long to
find somebody before all are taken. I'm looking forward to seeing how this
all plays out. I'm getting more anxious than eager, however,as the time
flies closer to the draft without a coach yet.
I don't think either one fits the bill. Stockton is definitely from
another era and once hired couldn't be fired although he might fool me and
that would be great.
Watson's friendship and countless conversations with John Wooden going back
a ways is a plus. I have been impressed with Watson's demeanor for quite
some time. He bounced around the league and has played for and developed ties
with many quality coaches. I am a huge Stockton fan, but only playing for Sloan
in a outdated system is concerning. John is super bright but I don't know
if he desires to be a coach all that much either. Watson has been expressing
interest in coaching for many years.
Nice thought.......Let's get serious, Steve Kerr was just signed by Golden
state. We need a Hero!
Nice guy, good defense, good passer couldn't shoot a lick especially from 3
I would rather have someone like Watson than John Stockton, nothing against
stock, the NBA has changed a lot since JS played. It's a different game
now. When JS played it was let the other team shoot the 3, and play inside out.
Now it's defend the 3 at all cost. And hit the 3 as often as you can.
Watson would be a grate hire.