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Pat Forde encouraging Billy D to come back to college

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by bogator, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. bogator

    bogator GC Legend

    Apr 3, 2007
    Fort Myers
    Lists some of the same job openings that have been mentioned before. Includes Arizona, because of their impending NCAA troubles and the fact that job might be opening up soon. (Figured I’d mention that for some unknown reason )
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  2. GatorLurker

    GatorLurker VIP Member

    Apr 8, 2007
  3. g8rvet

    g8rvet Premium Member

    Feb 2, 2011
    I agree that Billy D is good for college basketball, but I would honestly be very shocked if that happened. No offense to SOS, but BD is my favorite Gator coach of all time. Not just due to winning.
  4. proudgator1973

    proudgator1973 Premium Member

    I think the real test of Billy D's coaching will be what he is able to do with the slew of first round draft picks that are going to come his way in the next couple of years. I just hope OKC gives him time.

    Does anyone have a good read on whether Billy is happy in OKC? I don't just mean with the organization but with the community.
  5. tampajack1

    tampajack1 Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    I agree. This is Billy’s opportunity to actually coach, instead of sitting back and watching Westbrook try to make plays.
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  6. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    s. e. florida
    Could be a good opportunity for BD to perhaps list some of his issues with recruiting, as he saw it. What needs to change for him to return to college ball.
  7. antny

    antny GC Hall of Fame

    May 28, 2007
    Honest question. How much difference does a coach make in the NBA? Outside of say Larry Brown and maybe a couple others, how many coaches have been team builders? Phil Jackson won with Jordan and then with shaq/Kobe.

    In the NFL guys like Marty schottenheimer and now Andy Reid have won in multiple places. Bill parcells was another. There are others as well.

    College is littered with program builders but as far as the NBA goes is it more a talent issue than anything?

    Just asking people's opinions
  8. GATOR_4Life

    GATOR_4Life All American

    Aug 16, 2010
    Marietta, Ga
    Team building is the GMs job in the NBA. Coaching at that level is about putting your stars in a position to make plays and managing egos of your second tier players.
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  9. MadduxFanII

    MadduxFanII GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 10, 2007
    I'm not a huge NBA guy, but I interact on another site with a bunch of people who are. They talk about this question a lot. The rough consensus seems to be that there are a small handful of top-notch coaches who genuinely move the needle, a smaller handful of awful coaches who hurt you and then a great mass of guys in the middle who don't really affect things very much.
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  10. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Pop is a great coach.
    What Clifford did in Orlando this season was impressive.
    Steve Kerr won with stars that Mark Jackson lost with.
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  11. antny

    antny GC Hall of Fame

    May 28, 2007
    As far as Steve Kerr goes I get it, especially coming from a Phil Jackson discipline but at the same time players mature over time. Did Jordan make Phil Jackson or did Phil Jackson maximize Jordan's potential? I want to say Jordan credits Phil a lot for what it's worth
  12. tc7

    tc7 Junior

    May 5, 2015
    I think Billy's return to college is imminent. Just wait till arizona opens up or unc or duke
  13. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Yeah, It is the age old chicken and egg. I think the Bulls probably win 3 or 4 regardless, but Phil helped them win 6
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