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Stan Van Gundy

I actually think this guy is a good coach. He's been fairly successful with two teams now and has a career winning percentage of 64%. He's got playoff win % of 55% including this year when his star player missed the post season. Still, he had Glen Davis looking like a star in his place and he revived Hedo Turkoglu's career a few years ago.

The Clippers are reportedly shopping for a new coach under the table. I think Van Gundy could actually be a good fit. I think he could make Blake Griffin a superstar and really help Jordan offensively. Plus he would finally have a go to stud up top which he hasn't had since Dwyane Wade when he was 23.

What do you guys think?


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I can see why a star would

I can see why a star would run him out of town. He's definitely a winner, but the players run the league and I can see why a star may not wanna play for him. He just always seems so agitated and unfriendly. Then again, so does Pop, but he's 70 with 4 rings, so I'll cut him some slack.

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He's a good coach. He needs

He's a good coach. He needs a change of scenary. He kind of has a big ego and LA would be perfect for him. I think he could really help the Clippers and the LA media would love him.

I think SVG can get over leaving Disney World by relocating to Disneyland. SVG is a little bit Hollywood, but not too Hollywood -- perfect for the Clippers.

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Comparing pop' to svg...

Comparing pop' to svg... ouch.... that's hard !

pop' masters the game, van gundy undergoes the game...

pop' seems always angree cause he knows in every details what his players should do (and all their little mistakes), van gundy seems always angree cause he panics... 2 very different styles.

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Comparing POP and SVG is a

Comparing POP and SVG is a joke. I will admit sometimes POP will whine to the press but it is rare. SVG is always whining and saying stuff he should not. POP would keep things in house. Also I think POP has some influence with his Gm's and would not allow a stupid GM to screw up his team.

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A Devils advocate would say

A Devils advocate would say that Pop has been blessed by coaching a team that has been led by soft spoken stars in Tim Duncan and David Robinson for a long time. I would be curious to see how he wouldve handled a player undermining his authority and constantly making things about himself in Dwight Howard.

Anyways...SVG is a really good coach. He has coached around a GM that has tried and failed on alot of high profile type moves, and given out alot of big contracts that have hamstrung the team in terms of continuously adding young solid talent around their core players. Is he the most jolly fellow ever? No. Nobody is going to mistake him for Santa Claus, but his success speaks for itself.

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SVG is a great coach but not

SVG is a great coach but not an elite coach. He has the ability to get his team to play with purpose and energy/effort... but his style of coaching wears thin quickly. Players will put up with his abrasive tone untill they can't take it anymore... Its happened twice now. SVG reminds me of Larry Brown, but less crazy... which ain't saying much.

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SVG could maybe do a better

SVG could maybe do a better job at the Clippers than Vinny Del Negro but then again Coach Del Negro has only had CP3 for one season and probably deserves at least another year.

I've heard nothing that CP3 and Blake Griffin are unhappy under Vinny and bringing in SVG who has had a recent issue with his star player could well not be a good move.

If the Clippers did decide to look elsewhere then I wonder might they try to lure Phil Jackson back as he'd be going against his last team in the same Arena and if he wanted a challenge then that would be one hell of a one. But I think this would be unlikely given his relationship with a high ranking Lakers Executive and would he want the grind of a long NBA season again in his mid to late 60's.

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SVG could maybe do a better

SVG could maybe do a better job at the Clippers than Vinny Del Negro but then again Coach Del Negro has only had CP3 for one season and probably deserves at least another year.

I've heard nothing that CP3 and Blake Griffin are unhappy under Vinny and bringing in SVG who has had a recent issue with his star player could well not be a good move.

If the Clippers did decide to look elsewhere then I wonder might they try to lure Phil Jackson back as he'd be going against his last team in the same Arena and if he wanted a challenge then that would be one hell of a one. But I think this would be unlikely given his relationship with a high ranking Lakers Executive and would he want the grind of a long NBA season again in his mid to late 60's.

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Stan Van Gundy

Stan Van Gundy is definitely a very good coach, but he comes across as a WHINER and a guy who can't control his emotions. Confirming the Dwight Howard rumors to reporters was an example of that. A competent coach should NEVER do something like that. Part of S.Van Gundy's behavior may be due to how he got SCREWED out of a ring in Miami. Pat Riley did him worse than Orlando. He made the NBA Finals in Orlando and got worse each year after that so there was some justification in getting rid of him

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sheltwon

you hit it on the head. SVG didnt get fired because he is not a good coach, but because of his mouth. he has never been the one to hold his tongue, but some things you gotta know you are asking for it. you just cant speak out publicly about private conversations that took place with upper management. you cant place all the blame on Otis Smith either, he has someone to report to that approves or disapproves of his decisions. everyone has to take blame for the ultimate dismantling of a team that is not that far removed from the NBA Finals.

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