Originally Posted by sammdogg
me too. DUMPleavy, time for cassell aka the new avery
avery was an assistant under don nelson for a few years before actually taking a head coaching gig.
nobody should ever be given a head coaching job without having at least a couple of years experience as an assistant. it's absolutely boneheaded. and its a proven recipe for failure. even for college head coaches. there's a reason they never pan out. its because the game is different and they never spent any time learning it before jumping right in.
playing in the NBA doesnt prepare you to coach in it, and coaching in college doesnt prepare you to coach in it. you have to be an assistant first and LEARN. thats just it. period. IMO.