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Head Coaching Vacancies

Who would you hire for the open NBA jobs:

Charlotte I would hire Ettorre Messina

NY I would hire David Blatt

Orlando I would hire Jerry Stackhouse

Phoenix I would hire Mike Budenholzer


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Those are good picks. I

Those are good picks. I actually think Budenholzer would be a better fit in Charlotte, though. For Phoenix, I think they should take a look at Toronto assistant Nick Nurse. Phoenix ranked dead last in offensive efficiency this year. Nurse, to me, is mostly responsible for how well the Raptors have improved on offense.I think he could be great for the offensive development of their young talent.

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Stackhouse or Kokoskov - Bucks

I would love Stackhouse or Igor Kokoskov for the Bucks, as it's pretty clear the Bucks need a coaching overhaul (Kidd/Prunty regime isn't working).

Anyone else have any thoughts regarding the Bucks' future head coach?

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Until Bucks officially say

Until Bucks officially say job is open after playoffs I won't speculate on who they would hire. Same with Memphis, not in playoffs, but Bickerstaff is only an interim but until they say job is open won't speculate.

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Who would you then have the

Who would you then have the Hawks hiring if Bud leaves?

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If he leaves once I see who

If he leaves once I see who they are saying the candidates for the job are I would then make a pick.

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CSKA coach to NY... David B

CSKA coach to NY... David B to Milwaukee...

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Phoenix - Mike Budenholzer.

Phoenix - Mike Budenholzer. He's done a great job developing not so great talent into contributors. Him working with the amount of lottery talent Phoenix has could turn things around for them quickly. He's from Arizona and the Hawks don't want to keep paying him a coach/GM salary ($7m/yr) when he's no longer the top decision maker and they're about to enter a rebuild.

Milwaukee - Dave Fizdale. This next hire is going to be an extremely important factor as to how much longer Giannis sticks around. His time with the LeBron Miami teams is a good blueprint for the way Milwaukee should be using their size and athleticism on both sides of the floor. He built great relationships with everyone who's played for him (except Marc Gasol) and after how they've handled Jabari in his time there, they need to make sure the same thing doesn't happen with Giannis.

New York - Mark Jackson. Back to relationships. KP is going into his 4th year and if they don't get it right with him, he's a guy I could easily see taking the qualifying offer and picking his own destination in 2020. Plenty of teams would gladly max him even after the ACL injury. Although Jackson's X's and O's have been questioned, they're not close enough

Memphis - I have no idea what this team is doing. They really need to get rid of the whole front office and start over from scratch.

Orlando - They'll probably go with an assistant that has ties to Hammond or Weltman's old teams. Nick Nurse, Adrian Griffin, or Igor Kokoskov.

Charlotte - Jerry Stackhouse. NC ties all over that organization and they don't try to hide it. I can definitely see Stack being the next hire.

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I like all those picks for coaches.

The Suns one is my favourite though.

I didn't see Bud being available when all the jobs became availabe, but it's clear he is probably wearing his welcome out a little in ATL due to losing top position.

But I would like to see him just focusing on coaching as a suns team that could be interesting with good ball movement which would be fun to watch.. The only question is this though: Can he improve their bad defense as even Earl watson had them as a top 9 offense.

The only one I am 50/50 on is the Orlando one though as I don't know any of those coaches maybe the one from Dallas that was coaching Denver for a bit Melvin Hunt could also maybe make sense?

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Clifford to NY or Milwaukee

Clifford to NY or Milwaukee for me.

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Joe Prunty has done a decent

Joe Prunty has done a decent job with the Bucks and has a very good Assistant Coach resume so I could see him getting the Bucks job full time.

Mike Budenholzer would probably be as likely to stay with the Hawks than go to another rebuilding team like Phoenix IMO.

David Blatt will come up for a lot of roles.

Stackhouse played with MJ at Washington so could be a Charlotte candidate if MJ decides he wants to pick the new guy. Pat Ewing spent time there as a Assistant so might be linked to yet another job.

If a Coach did move out of a rebuilding job to go to a team looking to contend might Rick Carlisle fancy a change from Dallas. He has given them 10 seasons and with a long term rebuild underway might his Championship winning experience be better on a contender or in a big market say NY whilst Dallas hire a young fresh coach who can afford to have a couple more transitional seasons.

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Interesting take:

Bucks i'm a little meh about that choice because they are probably on the clock with G.A a little now they need to go with a coach that will get them over the top..As the current one had them sputtering into the playoffs rather than doing what the roster should be. I could see them going after a Jeff Van G or a Big name coach that has been to at least the finals or ECF/WCF.

Mike Bud-Has interviewed for the Suns(apparently) so its kind of a hard call, Phoenix has more overall accumulated talent that maybe needs that last polish to help it start reaching its potential. As it seems he is quite good at that side of things. The difference though is more so this: Suns Booker,Jackson,T.J,A top 5 pick(most likely top 3) and other young pieces vs Dennis S,Bazemore,the Sf that is starting to look alright and maybe a top 5 pick also...The deciding factor for ATL also might be they want a coach that can handle a couple years of tanking/be good at some player development ala a brett brown kind of mould..He also lost his top role so it could be a muatual split really.

Hornets-That does seem like a typical Jordan thing to do...Hire a known vs the right choice..See Booker,Winslow vs Frank K(boy do I bet they wish they had that pick back lol) to what I mean.

Rick C will probably only leave when either Cuban leaves or he retires which either happens first. He seems like he wants his career to be with one team ala Pop mould + I don't think he wants to do 2 years somewhere then be fired when they under perform..

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Rick Carlisle would be a good coach for any team in win now mode, but he settled in Dallas (the city) very well and his family and daughter are there, he is one of the highest paid coaches in a team that fully support him.
Basketball wise I think he should move on, few years ago people were calling him 2nd best coach in the league after Pep, now many forget about him.But there is just more in this than basketball

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I agree Rick is a top coach

I agree Rick is a top coach and if they get lucky in the lottery then Dallas could be back in contention fairly soon. They also have cap space so must be viewed as a decent FA destination for a good player or two especially with a proven coach and a solid Front Office.

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