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John Beilein hired as Coach

Grade the coaching hire

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    Votes: 13 13.0%
  • A

    Votes: 51 51.0%
  • B

    Votes: 30 30.0%
  • C

    Votes: 4 4.0%
  • D

    Votes: 0 0.0%
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he blabbers a bit in his interviews
 

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Sometimes I struggle to understand what he’s talking about
It's pretty interesting to see the way our last 3 coaches have acted to the media. Blatt tried to have fun with them, bristled sometimes at their questions and the media ended up hating him and trying to humble him at every turn. They continuously said he was out of his depth without saying why they thought that.

Lue was a former player and seemed to hold them at arm's length. He took the tact that they were going to distort and ruin what he said, so he gave them as little as possible. Played dumb constantly. Apparently far off from his "real"personality as he was supposed to be an easy going fun players coach. Strange the way he was not nearly as forthcoming as Blatt with the media, yet they protected him at every turn. He made tactical errors in the playoffs that the media wouldn't touch while we heard that Blatt tried to call an errant timeout during the Bulls series endlessly. He started Jeff green over TT at center against Indiana, and wasn't able to get the offense going or put Kevin in a good position that entire series.

Beilein is folksy, and is a teacher first and foremost, so he will answer any question you ask him. He wants to explain to you why Delly needs to be with KPJ off the bench. Lue would never give up his starter because he thought any mention of anything they were doing could give the other team a tactical advantage. Seems like Beilien might veer into over-explaining at times. Beilein is also very emotional. He admits he sometimes doesn't sleep after losses, and sometimes gets too pumped to sleep after wins. After that 2nd pre-season game against the Celtics he looked tired and dejected and depressed. He wears his heart on his sleeve a bit. You can tell by the way he talks about them that he loves Darius and he is dissapointed in Collin for instance.
 

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The stuff he says...

I'm worried about his style of coaching around NBA players. The smoke signals are there for this to be a Blatt style breakdown.

Edit: To be clear, I think Beilein is maybe the best X's and O's coach they have had since Fratello or Wilkins but he's got a very stickler attitude to him that won't be popular around ego driven NBA players. (Even if they need to hear it.)
 

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The stuff he says...

I'm worried about his style of coaching around NBA players. The smoke signals are there for this to be a Blatt style breakdown.

Edit: To be clear, I think Beilein is maybe the best X's and O's coach they have had since Fratello or Wilkins but he's got a very stickler attitude to him that won't be popular around ego driven NBA players. (Even if they need to hear it.)
JC said they have to be five minutes early and no untucked shirts etc. He calls out the vets so he shows he isn't showing favoritism etc.

Yeah he has to be careful. Must be hard to to have one of your players making 5x what you are.
 

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Never liked the hire. I think it was a mistake and won't end well. But I'm about as far from an expert on such things as you can get. Hope I'm wrong and he does well but I'm not sure it matters all that much. This rebuild is going to take time - almost certainly more time than a 66, going on 67, year-old head coach has left in the tank. Hell, he's 25 days older than me!
 

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I really have no idea what to expect. I'm terrified that he's only a system coach, that the players are giving lip service, that he's not read for the NBA, etc. At the same time, I'm excited to see how he helps our players develop and I love how Garland has looked during the preseason.
 

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I really have no idea what to expect. I'm terrified that he's only a system coach, that the players are giving lip service, that he's not read for the NBA, etc. At the same time, I'm excited to see how he helps our players develop and I love how Garland has looked during the preseason.
I'm worried he will try to play too many guys because how many vets we have and the front office will want him to give the young guys consistent playing time. Like Clarkson playing SF as part of a 3 guard lineup was a disaster last year but it seems like that is part of the plan early in the season. I think other NBA coaches would sit Delly and wait till trades or injuries to give him playing time.

We will see tomorrow how he manages his rotations.
 

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Never liked the hire. I think it was a mistake and won't end well. But I'm about as far from an expert on such things as you can get. Hope I'm wrong and he does well but I'm not sure it matters all that much. This rebuild is going to take time - almost certainly more time than a 66, going on 67, year-old head coach has left in the tank. Hell, he's 25 days older than me!
I actually think this is the point. In my mind, it's been the plan all along for Beilein to get 3-5 seasons to get the ship righted, then give way to Bickerstaff/Lang/Gottlieb/other younger assistant who would then take the team to the top. I don't think there's ever been a scenario in which Beilein is the coach of the team at the parade.

Coaches just don't last in the NBA (or in any pro sport). After a few years, your team is going to tune you out. That's especially true for a rebuilding team; no NBA team has gone from the lottery to the title under the same coach. Typically, it takes one coach to get the team to a certain level, then another coach comes in and takes them over the top. Every Riley has a Westhead preceding him; every Zen Master, a Doug Collins (or Del Harris/Rambis).

The Cavs-Beilein pairing works for both sides. Beilein gets to scratch that NBA itch and gets paid well to do it. The Cavs get a guy who can instill a new culture and mindset throughout the organization ... and then be long gone by the time the team is playing in June.
 

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Anybody that has followed Beilein"s pressers during training camp understands just how valuable he can be to this franchise. He was brought here to develop young players into NBA players with a high basketball IQ. There are 3 key rookies on the team this year. They should be joined by probably 2 more significant rookies next season. That, combined with additional cap space from expiring contracts will give great flexibility.
Beilein is 66 and should be here for about 4 seasons. No, he won't be here for the next parade. Hell, there probably will never be another parade in my lifetime. But by the time Beilein leaves, the Cavs should be one of the top teams in the NBA.
 

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Beilein is folksy, and is a teacher first and foremost, so he will answer any question you ask him.
He reminds me a bit of Charlie Manuel, who I thought was a good manager.
 

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