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Does D-Will really have the power?

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Does D-Will really have the power?

First Sloan now Avery, I promise Deron has a big ego.


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I hope not, he is one of the

I hope not, he is one of the problems why the nets aren't doing good, he is shooting career lows and has been very inconsistent this season. He already admitted to being a system guy which doesn't exactly scream superstar which the Nets think they have in him. He has underwhelmed alot since coming to the nets.

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Sadly, this the league we

Sadly, this the league we live in. The players screw up, it's the coaches fault. Ask Paul Westphaul.

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Deron Williams is probably

Deron Williams is probably the most arrogant athlete I've ever met. Not a cool dude. While Chris Paul is the complete opposite.

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Paul and Willaims are the

Paul and Willaims are the Yin-Yang of point guards.

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lol

Derons at it again. I actually never thought Avery was that good of a coach. His voice gets old, and its obvious too. Deron is at fault here though, he is not a leader and is overrated. His J has gone south and he is more of a scoring PG, so if he is struggling there he is not as good.

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I think Deron just wants to

I think Deron just wants to win, seriously. I love his game, but as great as he is, he hasnt won anything

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Derons at it again. I actually never thought Avery was that good of a coach. His voice gets old, and its obvious too. Deron is at fault here though, he is not a leader and is overrated. His J has gone south and he is more of a scoring PG, so if he is struggling there he is not as good.

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Decision was in the works for a month. ownership felt the team played poorly even in wins."

Avery was already on probation. Word is that the decision came down from ownership.
Avery's just not an NBA caliber coach. He tries to micromanage, yet he doesn't call or draw up good plays. He's supposedly a defensive-minded coach, but he doesn't coach defense well. And he reportedly has a grating, taskmaster personality without the direction to back it up.

Blame Deron all you want, but Avery sealed his own fate.

Also, yes, Deron has had a poor season to date, but he's also playing with a banged up wrist on his shooting hand and he's playing with bone spurs in his ankle that require surgery. He should probably take a couple of weeks off, but they can't afford him being out for too long.

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Honestly, I don't think this

Honestly, I don't think this is on Deron. He just doesn't look right first off. You can tell he is hurt. Watching the Christmas game he was constantly grasping his right wrist and he just isn't as explosive as he should be. He is hurt and you can see it.

I think Avery just isn't that great of a coach. Their offense is strictly iso. ISO Deron, Iso JJ, post up with Lopez. It is all 1 on 1 and they usually don't have shooters on the floor. I think Avery is stubborn and maybe all coaches are but there needed to be a change in Brooklyn. You don't want to have a really bad team like the Miami Marlins did. Brooklyn needs to have some success tho year to get a stable following.

Any rumors on who the candidates are to replace Avery?

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Stan Van Gundy would be a

Stan Van Gundy would be a decent pick up

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rumors? i have no clue,

rumors? i have no clue, suggestion, give me Nate McMillan. good defensive and team approach. gets the players respect and gives it to them as well. will continue to follow the defensive identity of the team, while building a more sound offensive system to run other than iso.

but something about Prokhorov makes me wonder if he will try to buy Phill Jackson into coaching his guys. the triangle isnt really the best fit for Deron though. he's a splashy move though which seems to be the owner's thing. will generate a lot of buzz and attention to the team. and even though their main man isnt a fit, i do see Lopez and Joe Johnson meshing well with the triangle.

Flip Saunders might be the least popular guy in my shortlist, but its not like he'll be tasked on molding young immature talent like he had in washington. as far as running an offensive system, i still like how he was able to make the most out of the players he had in his disposal in Minny. if they do sign him, i hope they also sign Derek Fisher to be a veteran role model and locker room leader.

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Tough to kick Johnson out

Tough to kick Johnson out after the November hot start to the Nets. But I've never been impressed with him as a coach. I hate his lineups. His solution to any adversity in a game is to go small and often to go "old". He's riding Joe Johnson like the guy can both be a focal point on offense and play 40 minutes a night. Stackhouse is playing nearly 20 minutes a night!?!?!? Wallace is an awesome player, but when your center is Brook (I can't rebound) Lopez, you can't go small at both your forward positions. That is just basic basketball stuff. Blatche has been very good. Yes he makes mistakes from time to time. But he should be playing more than 21 minutes per game, especially considering Lopez was out for a bunch of games. Teletovic has been bad, but you don't go from being a 20 point scorer to being useless the next season. Find a way to use him. Get him garbage time minutes at the very least.

None of these coaching errors are as big a problem as the shooting percentages of Deron and Joe. But these coaching errors are also easier to fix than Deron's jumper (Joe will fix his own jumper and he seems have done so judging by the last few weeks, I'm not worried about him).

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It's unfair to blame Deron

It's unfair to blame Deron Williams, but he's an easy target since he made the comment to the media not too long ago. I found it funny that he basically said he missed Jerry Sloan's system, but he ran Sloan out of Utah.

I knew Williams was a d*ck head when he threw the ball at Gordon Hayward during a game at Utah. He doesn't seem to have that Chris Paul or Steve Nash appeal where players just can't wait to play with him. I think he has poor leadership skills.

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I agree with everybody who

I agree with everybody who don't think that Avery is a good coach, but even more important I never thought he was a good fit for that organization and the direction they wanted to head in.

Seriously Avery wants to play too slow of a pace and I never understand how a slow paced offense was going to suit all that offensive power they brought in, it made zero sense. Why would you not want to run more with Deron?

I don't know who hired him, but another thing to worry about if you;re a Nets fan is the fact that Billy King is your GM and he might be the worse GM I have ever saw. He completely ruined Iverson's legacy by bringing in over the hill players and overpaying them. He's doing the same thing Jers--err--Brooklyn.

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I'm not surprised at all to

I'm not surprised at all to hear that Deron Williams is an arrogant athlete. I took an instant disliking to him when I first saw him on the court, there was just something about the way he carried himself that put me off. Whenever I've watched him since then he's only reinforced this impression; in the Olympics for example, he was trying to be unnecessarily flashy and attempting ridiculous moves, trying to assert himself as belonging with the NBA's elite, it's a classic arrogant/insecure combination.

I think this has been a humbling year for Williams, he's a little bit slower due to nagging injuries, but he can't accept it and he is forcing difficult shots off the dribble, and shooting without any confidence when he's open; how many times have we seen him attempt some spectacular move and get blocked because everyone knows what he's going to do? I mean, Blake Griffin of all people just caught his shot attempt, that's how obvious his move was.

I said for years that Williams wasn't in the same stratosphere as Paul as far as the best PG debate, and had him below Rondo for the last few years too, because he benefited from Sloan's great system more than anything, and doesn't possess either great vision or quickness that elite PGs have.

To have my initial impression validated by a credible source like Aran Smith feels good. But really, this guy shrinks in the big moments, but has too big an ego to accept it. No matter who the Nets bring in, Williams is going to prevent them winning a championship so long as he's considered the alpha dog on the team.

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Is there proof Deron Williams

Is there proof Deron Williams was responsible for the firing in any way?

I don't think we should judge him until there is concrete proof.

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