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  • Arsenalist
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    We don't need figureheads, we need actual coaches. I'll pass.

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  • white men can't jump
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    Anyone who can help Kwame Brown to better results deserves a job. Maybe not as a main assistant for defense, but the 3rd or 4th assistant to work with bigs and learn the ins and outs of both head/assistant coaching from other guys. I'll endorse this move even more if the new coach doesn't keep Alvin on his staff. I'm sure he'll keep his other position either way.

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  • MangoKid
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    I'd let his back get some healing before I'd consider bringing him in as a coach. Then again, I'm sure in his lawsuit, he's gonna want to stay away from basketball for awhile, at least until the case settles - whether it be out of court or not.

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  • tucas
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    Doubtful it will happen

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  • Joey
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    I personally think that's all this is. Allows him to claim Real Damages due to the Beat down.
    But nonetheless, if he is replaced in Charlotte due to his posturing, then that leaves him looking for a job.

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  • MyMomLovesMe
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    Oakley said Saturday that two slipped disks from the incident led to a painful sciatic nerve condition that forced him to miss the Bobcats' final 13 games. He's still having trouble walking.
    I really hope this is just posturing for the court case, otherwise welcome to junkdom.

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  • Apollo
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    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    They did pretty good the 47 win season. They were 9th in defensive rating and 16th in OppPPG so above average and average.

    I definitely wouldn't want him as a head coach. But a player development coach for big men, absolutely. Not only was he tough but he wasn't a gifted athlete. He did his work with positioning and bball IQ. Look at the impact he had with Kwame Brown this year. From my recollection of when Silas was hired, Oak became Kwame's personal handler.
    It was up and down. Sam was always forced to work with new people due to all the change and he had mixed results when combating it; some good and some bad.

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  • ceez
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    Tyrus Thomas, too.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Apollo wrote: View Post
    Sam Mitchell was very physical and very tough when he played, it's why he stuck in the league. Look at how his teams did on defense.
    They did pretty good the 47 win season. They were 9th in defensive rating and 16th in OppPPG so above average and average.

    I definitely wouldn't want him as a head coach. But a player development coach for big men, absolutely. Not only was he tough but he wasn't a gifted athlete. He did his work with positioning and bball IQ. Look at the impact he had with Kwame Brown this year. From my recollection of when Silas was hired, Oak became Kwame's personal handler.

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  • Apollo
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    I didn't say there would be a problem. What I'm saying is let's not just assume he would be a good coach because he was a good player. It doesn't sound like he'll be good for anything for a while but I would be open minded to him coming in and working with the guys.

    Apollo wrote: View Post
    I think he would certainly be a good consultant as a part time big man coach.

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  • Joey
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    Apollo wrote: View Post
    Sam Mitchell was very physical and very tough when he played, it's why he stuck in the league. Look at how his teams did on defense.
    Yes but Oakley wouldn't be the Head Coach, like Sam Mitchell ... he'd be one of many Assistant Coaches helping out with Player Development.

    Not sure what the problem with that would be. You can still bring in your 'Tom Thibedeau' for Defense if you like, but Oak would be good to have around the Young Big Guys. Thats all we are saying.
    I can't see how it would be a bad thing, which is what it seems like you are implying it would be.

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  • Apollo
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    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I'd be all for it despite lack of experience. A big part of defense is physical and mental toughness - Oak would help with both. He played with Bulls versus Pistons bad boys and was a big part of the New York intimidation in the Riley years.
    Sam Mitchell was very physical and very tough when he played, it's why he stuck in the league. Look at how his teams did on defense.

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  • Joey
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    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I'd be all for it despite lack of experience. A big part of defense is physical and mental toughness - Oak would help with both.
    This is exactly what I thought he'd be PERFECT for. Oakley is the epitomy of Physical and Mental toughness. Having him get on Amir and Ed, game in and game out would do wonders for them as Defensive Bigs.

    I remember he got on Vince that year during the playoffs .. the NEXT game, Vince went off for 50.
    When Oakley tells you to step it up, you damn well better do it. haha

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  • ceez
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    Yeah I'd love to have oak on the bench to help the bigs, expecially Ed.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    I'd be all for it despite lack of experience. A big part of defense is physical and mental toughness - Oak would help with both. He played with Bulls versus Pistons bad boys and was a big part of the New York intimidation in the Riley years.
    Last edited by mcHAPPY; Sat Jun 4, 2011, 07:27 PM.

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